20th July 1991

Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association
Central Walesman 2

Loco Used 47975
Stock Used Pilkington 'K' set

Route : 1Z16 throughout

Loco Route
47975 Warrington Central - Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Wilmslow - Crewe - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - (via Central Wales Line) - Hendy Jn - Morlais Jn - Court Sart Jn - Bridgend - Cardiff Central - Newport - Abergavenny - Hereford - Craven Arms - (reverse of outward route) - Warrington Central

Notes :
(1) Organiser originally uploaded as having been Cheshire Railtours. David Miller (committee member of the MCRUA) comments: Over the years we had become quite apprehensive about how our tours might be disrupted by the powers that be. On this occasion, engineering work was arranged at short notice at Altrincham in connection with Metrolink construction, and our train could not serve stations on the Mid Cheshire line (which was its raison d'Ítre). Fortunately, BR arranged a DMU from Altrincham to connect with the tour at Crewe, and things went as planned after that.


47975 at Cardiff with the return leg of the tour (photo: David Miller)

Sources : Martin Birchall & David Miller

Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Miller)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Warrington Central 07.51d 21.51a
Manchester Piccadilly ??.??a ~ 08.15d 21.28a ~ ??.??d
Stockport ??.??a ~ 08.28d 21.16a ~ ??.??d
Wilmslow ??.??a ~ 08.42d 21.05a ~ ??.??d
Crewe 09.07a ~ 09.20d 20.37a ~ 20.44d
Llandrindod Wells 11.40a ~ 13.16d -
Cardiff Central 16.16a 18.16d

connecting DMU;

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Altrincham 07.30d 22.42a
Knutsford ??.??a ~ 07.42d 22.27a ~ ??.??d
Northwich ??.??a ~ 07.51d 22.15a ~ ??.??d
Cuddington ??.??a ~ 08.00d 22.05a ~ ??.??d
Chester ??.??a ~ 08.25d 21.37a ~ ??.??d
Crewe 08.50a 21.12d


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