28th March 1981

British Rail
(Merrymaker Excursion - Edinburgh)

Locos Used at least 55018 'Ballymoss'

Route : 1Z12 (?throughout?)

Loco(s) Route
????? Stalybridge - Ashton-under-Lyne - Baguley Fold Jn - Miles Platting Jn - Manchester Victoria - Pendleton - Swinton - Atherton - Crow Nest Jn - Wigan North Western - (via WCML) - Carstairs
55018 Carstairs - Midcalder Jn - Edinburgh Waverley
????? Edinburgh Waverley - (?reverse of outward route?) - Carstairs
????? Carstairs - (?reverse of outward route?) - Stalybridge

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from advertised timings. Sheet seen by Webmaster had hand-written WCML routing between Wigan North Western & Carstairs, including 'Preston 08.50' but is unclear if this is a booked or actual time, nor if the train stopped or this was a passing time.

Sources : Chronicles of Napier & Nige Paine

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from Nige Paine)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Stalybridge 07.00d 22.34a
Ashton 07.05d 22.30a
Manchester Victoria 07.22d 22.17a
Pendleton 07.31d 22.04a
Swinton 07.38d 21.58a
Moorside 07.42d 21.54a
Walkden 07.48d 21.48a
Atherton 07.53d 21.43a
Daisy Hill 07.57d 21.39a
Edinburgh Waverley 11.42a 17.55d

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