10th August 1975

British Rail
(Mystery Excursion)

Loco Used 47255
Stock Used 12x mark 2's

Route :

Loco Route
47255 Leeds - Morley - Thornhill LNW Jn - Greetland Jn - Hall Royd Jn - Copy Pit - Accrington - Blackburn - Lostock Hall Jn - Farington Jn - (via WCML) - Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Helsby - Chester - Saltney Jn - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction - Llandudno
47255 Llandudno - (reverse of outward route) - Acton Grange Jn - (via WCML) - Winwick Jn - Earlestown - Parkside West Jn (1) - Golborne Jn - Wigan South Jn - Wigan Station Jn - Wigan Wallgate (2)
47255 (3) Wigan Wallgate - Wigan Wallgate Jn (onto Liverpool line)
47255 (from Liverpool line) Wigan Wallgate Jn - Wigan Wallgate - Wigan Station Jn - Crow Nest Jn - Swinton - Manchester Victoria - Stalybridge - Huddersfield - Spen Valley Jn - Thornhill Jn - Dewsbury - Leeds

Notes :
(1) Ian Umpleby comments: Booked on the return leg via Chat Moss to Manchester Victoria but the train was stopped at Parkside West for 9mins then diverted via Wigan, presumably due to overrunning engineering work.
(2) Loco ran round at Wigan Wallgate prior to propelling the train onto the Liverpool line to reverse.
(3) Loco propelling.

Source : Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Ian Umpleby)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Leeds 09.30d 09.38   21.03a 21.52 140.08
4.52 Morley ? 09/46   ? 21/44 135.36
9.16 Dewsbury ? 09/51   ? 21/39 130.72
10.56 Thornhill LNW Jn ? 09/53   ? 21/36 129.32
13.48 Heaton Lodge Jn ? 09/56  
19.56 Greetland ? 10/02  
22.00 Sowerby Bridge ??.??a ~ ??.??d 10.11 ~ 10.15  
27.00 Hebden Bridge 10/17 10/21  
31.00 Hall Royd Jn 10/23 10/27  
35.24 Copy Pit 10/32 10/35  
40.36 Gannow Jn 10/45 10/42  
47.08 Accrington 10/53 11*01 ~ 11*04 [SL]  
? Whitkirk GF ? ? [ML]  
52.28 Blackburn 11c08 ~ 11c10 11.19 ~ 11.21  
54.20 Cherry Tree 11/14 11/24  
60.40 Bamber Bridge 11/20 11/31  
61.32 Lostock Hall Jn 11/21 11/37  
62.12 Farington Jn 11/26 11/40  
64.76 Euxton Jn      
74.48 Wigan North Western      
- Spen Valley Jn   ? 21/32 126.04
- Huddersfield   ? 21.15 ~ 21.27 122.68
- Marsden   ? 21/12 115.52
- Diggle Jn   20/16 21/07 112.04
- Greenfield   20/13 21/04 109.60
- Stalybridge   20/06 20/57 105.04
- Miles Platting   19/53 20/48 100.48
- Manchester Victoria   19c36 ~ 19c47 20.38 ~ 20.39 97.12
- Swinton   DIV 20/03 92.08
- Atherton   DIV 19/56 86.04
- Crow Nest Jn   DIV 19/51 82.32
- Wigan Wallgate   DIV 19/45 79.32
- Wigan Wallgate Jn   DIV ??.?? ~ ??.?? 79.12
- Wigan Wallgate   DIV 19.27 ~ 19.?? 78.72
80.44 Golborne Jn ? 12/14   DIV 19/14 72.60
- Astley   19/18 DIV -
- Parkside West Jn   ? 19/12 71.52
- Earlestown   19/07 18/59 70.40
82.72 Winwick Jn ? 12/15   19/00 18/55 69.04
86.28 Warrington Bank Quay ? 12c19 ~ 12c20   ? 18c50 ~ 18c51 65.48
87.40 Walton old Jn ? 12/23  
88.32 Acton Grange Jn ? 12/26   ? 18/46 63.48
97.28 Helsby ? 12/37   ? 18/35 54.32
101.48 Mickle Trafford Jn ? 12/46   ? 18/30 50.32
104.28 Chester ? 12/53   ? 18c23 ~ 18c25 47.52
106.16 Saltney Jn ? 12/58   ? 18/17 45.64
110.08 Sandycroft ? 13/07   ? 18/13 41.72
? Mold Jn ? ? [SL to ?]   ? ? ?
121.04 Holywell Jn ? 13/19   ? ? 30.76
134.24 Rhyl ? 13/35   ? 17/46 17.56
138.48 Abergele ? 13/40   ? 17/41 13.32
148.56 Llandudno Junction ? 13/53   ? 17/29 3.24
152.00 Llandudno ??.??a 14.01   17.20d 17.21 0.00


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