18th February 1984

Staffordshire Railtours
The Dore Mat

Locos Used 13001, 40024, 40033, 81014 & 85032
Stock Used booked for load 11

Route : 1Z10 throughout

Loco Route
85032 Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe
40024 Crewe - Sandbach (1) - Middlewich - Northwich - Knutsford - Altrincham - Sale - Cornbrook Jn - Manchester Oxford Road - Manchester Piccadilly - Ardwick - Ashburys - (1) Guide Bridge - Stalybridge - Diggle - Huddersfield - Healey Mills - Barnsley - Sheffield
40033 Sheffield - Shepcote Lane Jn
13001 Shepcote Lane Jn (NW Arrival Line) - Tinsley East (East Departure Line) (3)
40033 Tinsley East (East Departure Line) - Treeton North Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Aldwarke Jn - Mexborough - Doncaster
40033 Doncaster - Mexborough - Aldwarke Jn - Chesterfield - Trowell Jn - Radford Jn - Lenton South Jn - Trent - Spondon - Derby
40033 Derby - Ambergate Jn - Matlock (4)
40033 Matlock - Ambergate Jn - Derby
40033 Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Dore South Jn - Grindleford - Edale - Chinley - New Mills South Jn - Northenden Jn - Skelton Jn - Deansgate Jn - Altrincham - Knutsford - Northwich - Middlewich - Sandbach - Crewe
81014 Crewe - Madeley - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) Route originally uploaded as via Stockport to Guide Bridge.
(2) Steve Clark comments : The loco change at Sheffield utilised 40033 which was removed from the returning Cleethorpes - Manchester vans. 40024 took over the van train. Only problem was that 33s boiler water supply had not been topped up at Cleethorpes as they were unaware it was to be used on a passenger service. Well before we got back to Crewe the heating had packed up and this was the only occasion I can remember being glad to have a 40 removed from my train.
(3) Booked loco change point was Treeton North Jn. Extent of haulage by 13001 was 1m 20ch, which took it to just beyond Tinsley PSB where 40033 took over again.
(4) Adrian Nicholls comments: despite de-training passengers at Matlock the train did continue into the old goods sidings beyond the station to run round with a fair proportion of frozen passengers still onboard. Others picked up the rare track by joining before it was hauled back out into the station.

Sources : Steve Clark (on the train throughout) & Adrian Nicholls (joined/left the train at Crewe)


40024 at Huddersfield (Photo: Martin Barnsdall)


13001 passing Tinsley depot, as seen from the rear of the train (photo: Ian Jordan)


40033 after arrival into Matlock (photo: Ian Jordan)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Adrian Nicholls)

Location Booked (Actual) Booked (Actual)
Birmingham New Street 08.00d 22.01d
Soho South Jn 08/05 21/56
Galton Jn 08/07 21/52
Dudley Port 08/10 21/49
Wolverhampton 08.17a ~ 08.19d 21.41a ~ 21.42d
Stafford 08.36a ~ 08.37d 21.22a ~ 21.23d
Norton Bridge 08/43 21/16
Madeley 08/52 21/08
Crewe 09L05a ~ 09L16d 20L50a ~ 21L00d
Sydney Bridge 09/18 20/47
Sandbach 09/28 20/34
Middlewich 09/34 20/28
Northwich South Jn 09/43 (09/51) 20/20
Northwich 09.45a ~ 09.50d (09.55) 20.16a ~ 20.18d
Knutsford 09/59 (10/06) 20/09
Altrincham 10.10a ~ 10.15d (10.15) 19.58a ~ 20.00d

 

Location Booked (Actual)
Sale 10/20 (10/18)
Cornbrook Jn 10/27 (10/27)
Manchester Oxford Road 10*29 ~ 10*33 (10.36)
Manchester Piccadilly 10.35a ~ 10.37d (10.38 ~ 10.41)
Ardwick 10/40
Ashburys 10/42 (10/44)
Guide Bridge 10/57
Stalybridge 11.09 ~ 11.10
Greenfield 11/18
Diggle 11/21 (11/18)
Huddersfield 11/35
Mirfield 11c40 ~ 11c42
Barnsley 12/12
Sheffield 12.33 ~ 12.47
Shepcote Lane 13L02 ~ 13L12
Treeton North Jn 13L37 ~ 13L47
Aldwarke Jn 13/55
Doncaster 14.14 ~ 14.26
Aldwarke Jn 14/48
Chesterfield 15/20
Morton 15/27
Trowell Jn 15/40
Radford Jn 15/51
Lenton South Jn 16/01
Trent 16/09
Spondon 16/20
Derby 16/24
Ambergate 16t37 ~ 16t39
Matlock 16.49 ~ 17.19
Ambergate 17t30 ~ 17t32
Derby 17L47 ~ 18L02
Ambergate Jn 18/14
Clay Cross South Jn 18/27
Chesterfield 18/31
Totley Tunnel East Jn 18/44
Grindleford 18/49
Edale 19/01
Chinley North Jn 19/10
Chinley 19/12
New Mills South Jn 19/16
Cheadle Jn 19/36
Northenden Jn 19/44
Skelton Jn 19/49
Deansgate Jn 19/55

Timings continue in first table.

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