16th August 1981

Hertfordshire Railtours
The Pennine Lockwheeler

Great Rail Roundabouts Series No.9

Locos Used

47460, 85021 & 85038

Stock Used

35197+16162+16238+16186+1622+26002+26013+25724+25831+25753+35290

Route :

Locos Route
85021 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) (2) - Stafford
47460 Stafford - Crewe - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Stockport - Denton Jn - Crowthorn Jn Philips Park No 1 Thorpes Bridge Jn Castleton - Rochdale Sowerby Bridge - Heaton Lodge Jn - Dewsbury - Leeds (3)
47460 Leeds - Dewsbury - Bradley Jn - Springwood Jn - Stalybridge - Manchester Victoria - Eccles - Parkside East Jn - Winwick Jn - Warrington Bank Quay
85038 Warrington Bank Quay - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) LASERman comments: The routing of this one varied from the advance information about the tour which showed similar to that actually run with a later booking form indicating route via Bamber Bridge outbound. All booking forms and the ticket letter showed 2x Class 25 were booked to work the train for the Northern section (originally from Crewe) but when tickets issued this had been altered to Stafford, although on the day Class 47 provided, and the routing altered to via Stockport outbound.
(2) Booked route was via Northampton.
(3) Whilst in Leeds passengers could visit the Inland Waterways Association's Festival and Rally next to Leeds station.

Sources : various including David Manders & LASERman

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from LASERman)

Location

Booked

Actual

 

Booked

Actual

London Euston

08.40d

09.00

 

22.04a

21.58

Willesden Jn

08/47

09/09

 

21/57

21/50

Watford Junction

08.5?a ~ 08.58d

09.22 ~ 09.24

 

21.40a ~ 21.4?d

21.39 ~ 21.40

Tring

09/16

09/35

 

21/29

21/27

Bletchley

09/27

09/45

 

21/19

21/16

Hanslope Jn

09/36

09/51

 

21/08

21/09

Northampton

09/45

DIV

 

Long Buckby

09/54

DIV

 

Weedon

DIV

10/02

 

20/59

20/59

Rugby

10.0? ~ 10.10d

10.16 ~ 10.17

 

20.44a ~ 20.4?d

20.44 ~ 20.44

Nuneaton

10/21

10/39

 

20/32

20/31

Tamworth

10/40

10/54

 

20/23

20/21

Lichfield TV

10/44

10/59

 

20/19

20/17

Armitage

10/48

11/03

 

20/15

20/13

Rugeley

?

11.06 ~ 11.18

 

?

 

Colwich

10/52

11/30

 

20/11

20/09

Milford & Brocton

10/53

11/32

 

Whitehouse Jn

 

20/09

20/07

Stafford

11L23a ~ 11L32d

11.50 ~ 11.59

 

20.02a ~ 20.04

20.00 ~ 20.03

Norton Bridge

11/36

12/06

 

19/57

19/53

Madeley

11/47

12/15

 

19/47

19/46

Crewe

11.58a ~ 12.00d

12.27 ~ 12.30

 

19.37a ~ 19.39d

19.29 ~ 19.38

 

Location

Booked

Actual

Sandbach

12/07

12/38

Alderley Edge

12/20

12/50

Wilmslow

12/22

12/51

Cheadle Hulme

12/25

13/03

Edgeley Jn

12/27

13/06

Stockport

12/29

13.08 ~ 13.11

Heaton Norris Jn

12/31

13/14

Denton Jn

12/37

13/20

Crowthorn Jn

12/40

13/23

Philips Park No 1

12/51

13/31

Brewery Sidings

12/53

13/33

Thorpes Bridge Jn

12/55

13/35

Castleton East Jn

13/02

13/43

Rochdale

13/04

13/45

Todmorden

13/13

13/55

Hebden Bridge

13/19

14/00

Sowerby Bridge

13/26

14/05

Heaton Lodge Jn

13/40

14/15

Thornhill LNW Jn

13/45

14/17

Morley

13/56

14/25

Whitehall Jn

14/05

14/34

Leeds

14.09a ~ 17.00d

14.37 ~ 17.00

Whitehall Jn

17/03

17/03

Morley

17/11

17/11

Thornhill LNW Jn

17/22

17/18

Heaton Lodge Jn

17/27

17/21

Huddersfield

17/36

17/29

Marsden

17/51

17/44

Diggle Jn

17/58

17/50

Greenfield

18/00

17/53

Stalybridge

18/06

18/01

Ashton Moss North Jn

18/11

18/05

Miles Platting

18/19

18/11

Manchester Victoria

18/25

18.15 ~ 18.17

Deal Street

18/28

18/19

Barton Moss Jn

18/36

18/26

Astley

18/39

?

Winwick Jn

18/49

18/41

Warrington Bank Quay

18L57a ~ 19L12d

18.48 ~ 18.58

Acton Grange Jn

19/16

19/01

Weaver Jn

19/20

19/07

Winsford

19/25

19/20

Crewe Coal Yard

19/34

19/26

Timings continue in first table.

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