27th November 1976

R.C.T.S. (West Midlands Branch)
Reunion Rail Tour

DMUs Used (1) 50677+59255+50730 & 50720+59283+50670

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Leicester - Loughborough - Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn - Uttoxeter - Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Crewe - Sandbach
as listed Sandbach - Sydney Bridge - Salop Goods Jn (1) - Sorting Sidings North
as listed Sorting Sidings North - Salop Goods Jn - Crewe Coal Yard
as listed Crewe Coal Yard - Salop Goods Jn - Sorting Sidings North - Basford Hall SSM - Basford Hall Jn
as listed Basford Hall Jn - Basford Hall SSN - Sorting Sidings North - Salop Goods Jn - Crewe Steel Works - Beeston Castle & T. SB - Chester (station avoiding line) - Chester No.5
as listed Chester No.5 - Chester No.6
as listed Chester No.6 - Chester - Mickle Trafford - Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn - Runcorn
as listed Runcorn - Halton Jn - Weaver Jn - Acton Bridge - Hartford Jn - Hartford CL Jn - Northwich
as listed Northwich - Middlewich - Sandbach - Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Rycroft Jn - Park Lane - Water Orton West - Water Orton - Whitacre - Abbey Jn - (via Nuneaton avoiding line) - Midland Jn - Hinckley - Narborough - Leicester

Notes :
(1) Booked reversal point was
Salop Goods Jn.
(2) Was uploaded originally as 59233 but Alan Osborn queries this as he recorded 59283 which also "fits" being a Swindon-built Cross-Country vehicle like the power cars (59233 was a BRCW-built vehicle) - confirmation someone please?


From the tour brochure.

Sources : Paul Griffin, John Broderick & Alan Osborn (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Paul Griffin, John Broderick & Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual
Leicester 09.50d 09.50
Syston South 09/56 09/56
Loughborough 10/03 10/03
Trent 10/09 10/12
Sheet Stores Jn 10/10 10.13 ~ 10.14
Stenson Jn 10/27 10/31
North Stafford Jn 10/29 ?
Tutbury 10/35 10/39
Uttoxeter 10/43 10/46
Cresswell 10/56 10/57
Stoke Jn 11/06 11/06
Stoke-on-Trent 11.07a ~ 11.09d 11.07 ~ 11.11
Etruria 11/12 ?
Kidsgrove 11/19 11/20
Crewe 11.34a ~ 11.36d 11.30 ~ 11.36
Sandbach 11.44a ~ 11.48d (SL) 11.45 ~ 11.49
Sydney Bridge 11/55 (IL) 11/59
Salop Goods Jn 12.00a ?
Sorting Sidings North DIV 12.05a ~ 12.12d
Salop Goods Jn 12.05d 12/15
Coal Yard 12.10a ~ 12.22d 12.19 ~ 12.23
Basford Hall SSM 12/30 12/31
Basford Hall Jn 12.34a ~ 12.40d 12.37 ~ 12.40
Basford Hall SSN 12/43 12/49
Steel Works 12/51 12/55
Chester 13/11 13/21 (station avoiding line)
Chester No.5 13.14a ~ 13.18d 13.24 ~ 13.26
Chester No.6 13.23a ~ 13.27d 13.29 ~ 13.29
Chester 13.31a ~ 13.46d 13.33 ~ 13.35
Mickle Trafford 13/52 13/43
Helsby 13/57 13/51
Frodsham Jn 14/03 13/57
Halton Jn 14.15a ~ 14.20d 14.02 ~ 14.08
Runcorn 14.22a ~ 14.2?d 14.12 ~ 14.24
Halton Jn 14/30 14/27
Weaver Jn 14/40 14/32
Acton Bridge 14/14 (SL) 14/35
Hartford Jn 14/48 14/38
Hartford CLC Jn 14/50 14/40
Northwich 14.54a ~ 14.5?d 14.47 ~ 14.56
Middlewich 15.08a ~ 15.09d 15/08
Sandbach 15/16 15/15
Crewe 15.28a ~ 15.3?d (SL) 15.24 ~ 15.30
Madeley 15/41 15/43
Norton Bridge 15/51 15/52
Stafford 15/56 15/57
Bushbury Jn 16/10 16.11 ~ 16.14
Portobello Jn 16/17 16/19
Darlaston Jn 16/20 ?
Pleck Jn 16/22 ?
Walsall 16.24a ~ 16.2?d 16.27 ~ 16.29
Rycroft Jn 16/28 16/31
Park Lane Jn 16/48 ?
Water Orton West Jn 16/50 ?
Water Orton 16/52 16/51
Whitacre Jn 16/57 ?
Abbey Jn 17/12 17/09
Midland Jn 17/15 ?
Hinckley 17/20 17/16
Narborough 17/28 17/24
Wigston North Jn 17/34 17/29
Leicester 17.39a 17.34


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