28th March 1987

A4 Locomotive Society Limited
The Thames-Eden Express

Locos Used 47627, 85003, 85036, 86403 & steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
Stock Used [1] : load 11
[2] : load 12 (as [1] plus steam loco support coach)

Route : 1L07 throughout

Loco(s) Stock Route
85036 [1] London Euston - Willesden (1)
85003 + 85036 (1) [1] Willesden - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe - Sandbach - Stockport
47627 [1] Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton Jn - Ashton Moss South Jn - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria
4498 [2] Manchester Victoria - Windsor Bridge Jn - Bolton - Bromley Cross - Darwen - Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (3) (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle (3)
86403 [1] Carlisle - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 85036 failed.
(2) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings.
(3) Reversal point (and change from steam to electric) originally uploaded as Carnforth (was this in error, or was this an on-the-day diversion due to late running as a result of the failure of 85036 at Willesden in the morning?).

Sources : Roger Geach, Dave Lodwick & Ian McDonald

Photo Review


4498 at Clifton (junction) near Bolton (photo: Roger Geach)


A tour ticket, courtesy of Brian Halford.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian McDonald)

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0.0 Euston 08.00d 21.41a 299.1
5.4 Willesden Junction 08/07 21/33 293.7
17.4 Watford Junction 08.16a ~ 08.18d 21.18a ~ 21.19d 281.7
31.7 Tring 08/29 21/08 267.4
46.7 Bletchley 08/39 20/58 252.4
56.6 Hanslope Jn 08/45 20/44 242.5
82.6 Rugby 09/07 20/26 216.5
97.0 Nuneaton 09/18 20/16 202.1
116.3 Lichfield TV 09/30 20/03 182.8
133.5 Stafford 09/42 19/50 165.6
150.1 Madeley 09/54 19/39 149.0
158.1 Crewe 10.01a ~ 10.03d 19.24a ~ 19.30d 141.0

 

Miles Location Booked
162.8 Sandbach 10/10
183.0 Stockport 10L34 ~ 10L44
183.7 Heaton Norris Jn 10/46
188.1 Denton Jn 10/57
193.3 Ashton Moss South Jn 11/01
197.8 Miles Platting 11/08
199.2 Manchester Victoria 11L12 ~ 11L25
201.2 Windsor Bridge Jn 11/30
210.0 Bolton 11/45
212.7 Bromley Cross 11/57
219.5 Darwen 12/14
223.7 Blackburn 12c28 ~ 12c30
224.4 Daisyfield Jn 12/38
233.3 Clitheroe 12/58
246.2 Hellifield 13*28 ~ 13*36
247.5 Long Preston 13w40a ~ 13w55d
249.3 Settle Jn 13/59
264.3 Blea Moor 14/26
270.7 Garsdale 14w35a ~ 15w00d
272.8 Ais Gill 15/06
292.2 Appleby 15w40a ~ 16w15d
322.0 Petteril Bridge Jn 17/05
322.9
0.0
Carlisle 17L08a ~ 17L25d
19.2 Penrith 17/41
49.9 Oxenholme 18/05
62.8 Carnforth 18/14
69.1 Lancaster 18/18
90.1 Preston 18/38
105.2 Wigan North Western 18/53
116.9 Warrington Bank Quay 19/01
124.7 Weaver Jn 19/07

Timings continue in first table.

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