21st February 1976

Locomotive Club of Great Britain
The Cheshire Wanderer Railtour

DMU Used 50926+51561+56345+51176

Route : 1L03 throughout

DMU Route
as listed Wrexham Exchange - Wrexham Central
as listed Wrexham Central - Wrexham Exchange - Penyfford - Dee Marsh Jn - Heswall - Bidston Dee Jn - Bidston East Jn - Birkenhead North
as listed Birkenhead North - Bidston East Jn - Seacombe Jn - New Brighton
as listed New Brighton - Seacombe Jn - Bidston - West Kirby
as listed West Kirby - Bidston East Jn - Birkenhead North
as listed Birkenhead North - Bidston East Jn - Bidston Dee Jn - Heswall - Dee Marsh Jn - Penyfford - Wrexham Exchange - Wrexham North - Wrexham General
as listed Wrexham General - Rossett - Chester No.6 - Chester No.5 - Hooton - Rock Ferry
as listed Rock Ferry - Hooton - Helsby
as listed Helsby - Mickle Trafford Jn - Chester

Notes :
(1) The tour participants utilised a block booking on a Merrymaker Excursion (picked up at Wolverhampton and dropped at Wrexham General on the outward then at Chester on the return, back as far as Wolverhampton) to get them to/from this tour.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Kevin Driscoll, John Broderick & Alan Osborn

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

Note: Alan Osborn recorded all actual times 2 minutes LATER than those shown below thus confirmation is required if all the times need to be altered to read 2 minutes later? Those provided by Alan Osborn to fill in gaps have been uploaded as 2 minutes earlier than he supplied to keep in line with those already uploaded.

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Wrexham Exchange 12.45d 12.43
0.49 Wrexham Central 12.48a ~ 12.52d 12.45 ~ 12.50
1.18 Wrexham Exchange 12/55 12/52
5.26 Caergwrle 13/03 13/00
7.73 Penyfford 13/07 13/04
14.07 Dee Marsh Jn 13/18 13/15
21.77 Heswall 13/31 13/26
27.76 Bidston Dee Jn 13/42 13/38
28.34 Bidston East Jn 13/43 13/39
28.76 Birkenhead North 13.45a ~ 13.50d 13.40 ~ 13.48
29.38 Bidston East Jn 13/52 13/50
29.74 Seacombe Jn 13/53 13/51
32.04 New Brighton 13.59a ~ 14.15d 13.58 ~ 14.06
34.14 Seacombe Jn 14/21 14/21
34.57 Bidston 14/28 14/25
40.29 West Kirby 14.40a ~ 14.55d 14.38 ~ 14.54
46.36 Bidston East Jn 15/11 15/07
46.78 Birkenhead North (1) 15.13a ~ 15.17d 15.09 ~ 15.16
47.40 Bidston East Jn 15/19 15/17
47.78 Bidston Dee Jn 15/20 15/18
53.76 Heswall 15/31 15/29
56.43 Neston 15p36a ~ 15p46d 15.33 ~ 15.45
61.66 Dee Marsh Jn 15/55 15/53
68.00 Penyfford 16/04 16/06
70.47 Caergwrle 16/08 16/09
74.55 Wrexham Exchange SB 16/15 16/17
74.62 Wrexham North 16/17 16/17
74.77 Wrexham General 16.23a ~ 16.27d 16.18 ~ 16.21
79.50 Rossett 16/33 16/29
86.51 Chester No.6 16/47 16/38
86.71 Chester No.5 16/52 16/39
94.63 Hooton 17/04 16.56a ~ 16.58d
100.10 Rock Ferry (2) 17.12a ~ 17.20d 17.07 ~ 17.21
105.37 Hooton 17/28 17/32
114.47 Helsby 17.40a ~ 17.44d 17.52 ~ 17.55
119.24 Mickle Trafford Jn 17/50 17/57
122.01 Chester 17.56a 18.02

Notes :
(1) Optional set-down for travel to James Street, at own expense.
(2) Optional pick-up from above excursion.

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