18th October 1975

Branch Line Society
North Western No.1

DMU's Used 50335+59123+50312+50328+59121+50310

Route : 1L06 throughout

DMU Route
as listed Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Basford Hall Jn - Basford Hall Sidings North - Sydney Bridge Jn - Sandbach - Middlewich - Northwich - Altrincham - Northenden Jn - Stockport - Levenshulme - Manchester Piccadilly - Castlefield Jn - Ordsall Lane Jn - Eccles - Newton-le-Willows - Earlestown - St Helens Junction - Huyton - Olive Mount Jn - Bootle Jn - Waterloo - Hall Road - Formby - Southport
as listed Southport - Meols Cop - Wigan Wallgate - Wigan Station Jn - Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Newton-le-Willows - Earlestown - St Helens Junction - St Helens Shaw Street - Bryn - Wigan North Western
as listed Wigan North Western - Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Parkside Jn - Eccles - Deal Street - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Philips Park No.1 - Ashburys - Gorton - Guide Bridge - Dinting (1)
as listed Dinting - Hadfield
as listed Hadfield - Dinting - Godley - Woodley - Cheadle Jn - Northenden Jn - Skelton Jn - Arpley Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Weaver Jn - Weaver Jn - Crewe Coal Yard - Salop Goods Jn - Gresty Lane - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Wolverhampton
as listed Wolverhampton - Stafford

Notes :
(1) For passengers wishing to use service trains to Glossop & back. Tour was originally to be routed to Glossop, but could not be pathed.

Sources : Trevor Cockram (on the train throughout) & Kevin Driscoll

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Kevin Driscoll, John Broderick & John Debens)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Stafford 09.40 09.45
22.73 Basford Hall Jn 10/14 [IL] 10/13
23.77 Sorting Sidings North 10/22 10.16 ~ 10.35
25.48 Sydney Bridge Jn 10/31 [SL] 10/42
29.39 Sandbach 10/38 10/53
33.19 Middlewich 10/45 11.07a ~ 11.08d
38.64 Northwich 10/55 11/23
44.45 Knutsford 11/05 11/32
51.28 Altrincham 11/13 11/41
52.18 Deansgate Jn 11/15 11/43
52.45 Skelton Jn 11/17 11/44
56.14 Northenden Jn 11/22 11/51
60.19 Stockport 11/30 [SL] 11.59a ~ 12.00d
61.02 Heaton Norris 11/33 12/02
66.09 Manchester Piccadilly 11.40a ~ 11.42d [P13] 12.07 ~ 12.08
66.48 Oxford Road 11/45 12/10
67.07 Castlefield Jn 11/47 12/12
67.37 Ordsall Lane Jn 11/54 12/14
83.33 Earlestown 12/15 12/36
92.33 Huyton 12/27 [SL] 12.55a ~ 12.56d
95.35 Olive Mount Jn 12/32 13/01
100.18 Bootle Jn 12/40 13.10a ~ 13.12d
104.75 Hall Road 12/49 13/24
115.09 Southport 13.04a ~ 13.40d 13.45 ~ 14.14
116.14 Meols Cop 13/45 14/18
132.14 Wigan Wallgate 14/05 14/36
? Wigan Station Jn 14/07 14.38a ~ 14.39d
138.62 Golborne Jn 14/15 14/47
140.23 Lowton Jn 14/17 14/48
140.48 Parkside 14/19 14/49
141.16 Earlestown 14/22 14/51
145.05 St Helens Junction 14/26 14/55
147.10 St Helens Shaw Street 14/36 15/01
155.68 Wigan North Western 14.53a ~ 14.57d 15.15 ~ 15.19
? Golborne Jn 15/05 15/27
162.27 Lowton Jn 15/07 15/28
162.63 Parkside Jn 15/12 15/30
177.22 Deal Street 15/30 15/47
177.54 Manchester Victoria 15c33a ~ 15c35d 15.48 ~ 15.50
179.03 Miles Platting 15/39 15/55
179.42 Philips Park No.1 15/48 15/56
181.50 Ashburys 15c55a ~ 15c57d 16/08
185.09 Guide Bridge 16/05 16.13a ~ 16.18d
188.39 Godley 16/12 16/24
192.03 Dinting 16.19a ~ 16.30d 16.30 ~ 16.34
193.70 Hadfield 16.35a ~ 17.05d 16.37 ~ ??.??
195.57 Dinting 17.10a ~ 17.15d 17.05 ~ 17.17
199.21 Godley 17/22 17/23
201.64 Woodley 17/28 17/28
206.32 Cheadle Jn 17/37 17/36
208.47 Northenden Jn 17/41 17/39
212.06 Skelton Jn 17/48 17/44
223.22 Arpley Jn 18c03a ~ 18c06d 18.01 ~ 18.05
225.32 Acton Grange Jn 18/11 18/10
231.21 Weaver Jn 18/19 18/17
? Coppenhall Jn 18/39 [SL] 18/35
246.53 Crewe Coal Yard 18/45 [IL] 18/34
247.53 Salop Goods Jn 18/52 18/37
248.10 Gresty Lane 18c54a ~ 18c56d 18.40 ~ 18.42
251.76 Nantwich 19.01a ~ 19.02d 18.49 ~ 18.52
261.10 Whitchurch 19/17 19/03
279.66 Shrewsbury 19.35a ~ 19.37d 19.25 ~ 19.26
291.32 Wellington 19/54 19/44
310.73 Wolverhampton 20.30a ~ 20.34d 20.33 ~ 20.36
326.14 Stafford 20.54a 20.54


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