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The header photo above is a slice of wwatfam's photo on flickr.com of Flying Scotsman passing Beeston Castle on its trip from Crewe to Holyhead and back with the the Emerald Isle Explorer on 15th June 2016. © wwatfam.

Anatomy of a Charter Trip

 
The proposed track access and stock/loco movements to accomplish the intended charter trip.

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Tuesday 14 June 2016

Steam-hauled by Class A3 locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman

Stock: 1 VB vehicle (POB only; 35 tonnes)

Timed to a maximum speed of 60 mph

Operated by West Coast Railways

5ZxxYORK N.R.M. – CREWE HERITAGE CENTRETO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
York N.R.M.11:40
York L.I.P. (Fuelling Point)11RM50Reverse Movement11RM55Reverse Movement
York   912CCrew Change0112C19Crew Change
York Holgate Sidings12*21Pathing Stop (until clear to proceed)12*50(3)
Colton Jn  LSL12/58
Church Fenton   313/06
Milford Jn13/15
Castleford13/24
Altofts Jn13/32
Wakefield Kirkgate   2   SLSlow Line13C39Crew Change13C41Crew Change
Horbury Jn13/48
Horbury Up Goods Loop13*5014*02
Mirfield East Jn   SLSlow Line14/10
Heaton Lodge Jn14/15
Huddersfield   114/20
Marsden   314*3414*51
Diggle Jn14/58
Greenfield15/02
Stalybridge15/08
Guide Bridge15/14
Denton Jn15/17
Denton15W20Water Replenishment Point (Steam Engine)15W37Water Replenishment Point (Steam Engine)
Denton Station Jn15/39
Ash Bridge Jn15/42
Heaton Norris Jn   SLSlow Line15*4515*53
Stockport   1   SLSlow Line15/56
Edgeley No.1 Jn   SLSlow Line15/58
Adswood Road Jn15*5916*09
Cheadle Hulme   216/11
Wilmslow   416*1816*23
Alderley Edge16/27
Sandbach   1   FLFast Line16/40
Crewe Sydney Bridge Jn16/48
CreweUDLUp/Down Line or Loop16RM55Reverse Movement17RM05Reverse Movement
Crewe Heritage Centre G.F.17OP15Operational Move/Manoeuvre17OP20Operational Move/Manoeuvre
Crewe Heritage Centre17:30

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Diesel-hauled by Class 47/57 locomotive

Stock: 10 AB vehicles (350 tonnes)

Timed to a maximum speed of 95 mph

Operated by West Coast Railways

5ZxxSOUTHALL W.C.R. – LONDON EUSTONWO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
Southall W.C.R.06:10
Southall   GL Goods Line06RM20Reverse Movement06RM34Reverse Movement
Southall East Jn   RL 06/35
West Ealing   RL 06/35[2]
Acton West   GL Goods Line06/41
Acton Main Line06*4506*59
Acton Wells Jn07/04
Willesden S.W.S.07*0707*31
Willesden West London Jn   SL Slow Line07/34
Kilburn Up & Down Goods Loop   SL Slow Line07*3708*00
Camden Jn    B Track B into London Euston08/04
Camden South Jn    D Track D into London Euston08/05
London Euston08:08

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Electric locomotive Class 86 Les Ross/Peter Pan.

After arrival of 5Zxx, to attach to country end.

Operated by West Coast Railways

0ZxxWILLESDEN T.M.D - LONDON EUSTONWO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
Willesden T.M.D.   SL Slow Line08:45
Willesden West London Jn   SL Slow Line08/49
Camden Jn    B Track 'B' into London Euston08/53
Camden South Jn    D 08/54
London Euston08:57

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Diesel locomotive

Attaches to rear of 1Zxx at Crewe (assists with shunting at Holyhead)

Operated by West Coast Railways

0ZxxCARNFORTH STEAMTOWN – CREWEWO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
Carnforth Steamtown08:40
Carnforth H.S.08RM45Reverse Movement08RM55Reverse Movement
Carnforth DFG Down Furness Goods Line08/58
Carnforth North Jn09/01
Morecambe South Jn09/06
Lancaster  UF Up Fast09/09
Garstang & Catteral09/19
Preston RES Rail Express (Parcel) Siding   SL Slow Line09*3210*13
Farington Curve Jn   SL Slow Line10/18
Euxton Jn   SL Slow Line10/20
Balshaw Lane Jn   FL Fast Line10/26
Wigan North Western   4   FL Fast Line10/35
Wigan South Jn   FL Fast Line10/36
Springs Branch Jn   FL Fast Line10/37
Golborne Jn   FL Fast Line10/43
Winwick Jn   FL Fast Line10/46
Dallam Jn   FL Fast Line10/54
Warrington Bank Quay   2   FL Fast Line10/55
Acton Grange Jn   FL Fast Line10/58
Weaver Jn   FL Fast Line11/03(3)
Acton Bridge   SL Slow Line11/05
Hartford Jn   FL Fast Line11/13
Winsford   SL Slow Line11/19
Crewe Coal Yard   SL Slow Line11/25
Crewe UDL Up/Down Line or Loop11:28

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Hauled by Class 86
   AC Electric locomotive Les Ross

Euston to Crewe:
   Stock: 10 vehicles (350 tonnes)

Timed to a maximum speed of 100 mph

At Crewe detach AC electric locomotive,
   attach steam + POB

Operated by West Coast Railways

Steam-hauled by Class A3
   locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman

Crewe to Holyhead:
    Stock 10 vehicles plus POB (385 tonnes total)

Timed to a maximum speed of 75 mph

Operated by West Coast Railways

1ZxxLONDON EUSTON – HOLYHEAD WO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
London Euston09:15
Camden South Jn09/18
Camden Jn09/18½
Willesden West Londn Jn09/22
Wembley Central09/24
Harrow & Wealdstone09/26
Watford Junction09:3109:34
Bourne End Jn (Herts)09/44
Tring09/52
Ledburn Jn09/59
Bletchley10/05
Milton Keynes Central10:1010:12
Hanslope Jn10/20
Northampton 10:2910:31
Long Buckby10/41
Daventry North Jn10/46
Hillmorton Jn10/49
Rugby10:4810:52
Rugby Trent Valley Jn10/54
Brinklow11/00
Attleborough Jn11/06
Nuneaton11/08
Amington Junction11/17
Lichfield Trent Valley11:2411:33
Lichfield North Jn (Ll)11/34
Rugeley North Jn11/40[1]
Colwich   FL Fast Line15/3111/44
Milford & Brocton   SL Slow Line11/47
Stafford Trent Valley Jn   SL Slow Line11/53
Stafford   5   SL Slow Line11/55
Searchlight Jn12/01
Madeley (Staffs)   SL Slow Line12/09[1]
Crewe Basford Hall Jn   SL Slow Line12/16
Crewe   1212L2013L00
Crewe Steel Works13/05[1]
Beeston Castle & T.S.B.13/16
Chester   4DMLDown Main Line13:2913:40
Chester South Jn13/41
Saltney Jn13/44
Rockcliffe Hall13/54
Holywell Jn14/04
Rhyl  DM Down Main14/17
Colwyn Bay14/26
Llandudno Junction [2]   114W41Water Replenishment Point (Steam Engine)15W20Water Replenishment Point (Steam Engine)
Penmanmawr15/31[2]
Bangor   215:4715:50
Menai Bridge15/57
Llanfair PG15/59
Gaerwyn16/03[3]
Valley16/22
Holyhead [3]   116:29

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Steam-hauled by Class A3 locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman

Stock: Diesel locomotive

On arrival at Crewe await arrival of charter

Operated by West Coast Railways

5ZxxCREWE HERITAGE CENTRE – CREWE WO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
Crewe Heritage Centre11:35
Crewe Heritage Centre G.F.11OP42Operational Move/Manoeuvre11OP45Operational Move/Manoeuvre
Crewe UDL Up/Down Line or Loop11:50

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Steam Class A3 locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman

Turn move. 45 mph

Operated by West Coast Railways

0ZxxHOLYHEAD - HOLYHEADWO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
Holyhead16:42
Valley16OP49Operational Move/Manoeuvre17OP16Operational Move/Manoeuvre
Holyhead17:23

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Steam-hauled by Class A3
    locomotive 60103

Holyhead to Crewe:
    Stock: 10 vehicles plus POB
   (385 tonnes total)

Timed to a maximum speed of 75 mph except
    where the relevant restrictions apply

At Crewe detach steam loco + POB
   (fwd to Crewe H.C.), attach Class 86

Operated by West Coast Railways

Hauled by Class 86
    AC Electric locomotive 86259 Les Ross

Crewe to London Euston:
    Stock: 10 vehicles (350 tonnes)


Timed to a maximum speed of 100 mph


 

 

Operated by West Coast Railways

1ZxxHOLYHEAD – LONDON EUSTONWO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
Holyhead   117:38
Valley17/46
Gaerwyn18/05
Llanfair PG18/09
Menai Bridge18/11
Bangor   118:1818:21
Penmanmawr18/37
Llandudno Junction [1]   118W48Water Replenishment Point (Steam Engine)19W00Water Replenishment Point (Steam Engine)
Colwyn Bay19/15
Rhyl  UM Up Main19/24
Holywell Jn19/37
Rockcliffe Hall19/47
Saltney Jn19/57
Chester South Jn  UML Up Main Line19/59
Chester   420:0020:06
Beeston Castle&T.S.B.20/18
Crewe Steel Works 20/28
Crewe    12    SL Slow Line 20L32 21L00
Crewe Basford Hall Jn    FL Fast Line 21/04
Madeley (Staffs)    FL Fast Line 21/09
Norton Bridge    FL Fast Line 21/16
Stafford   UF Up Fast    FL Fast Line 21/19½
Colwich   FL Fast Line21/25
Rugeley North Jn   FL Fast Line21/28½
Lichfield North Jn   FL Fast Line21/33
Amington Jn   FL Fast Line21/38
Nuneaton   FL Fast Line21/48[1]
Rugby Trent Valley Jn  USL Up Slow Line21/59
Rugby  UNL Up Northampton Line22:0122:04
Hillmorton Jn22/06
Daventry North Jn22/08
Long Buckby22/13
Northampton22:2322:26[2]
Hanslope Jn   SL Slow Line22/37
Milton Keynes Central   SL Slow Line22:4522:47
Bletchley   SL Slow Line22/52
Ledburn Jn   SL Slow Line23/03[4]
Tring   SL Slow Line23/08
Bourne End Jn (Herts)   SL Slow Line23/13
Watford Junction   SL Slow Line23/20
Harrow & Wealdstone   SL Slow Line23/25
Wembley Central   SL Slow Line23/27[1]
Willesden West Londn Jn   SL Slow Line23/31
Camden Jn23/34½
Camden South Jn23/35
LondonEuston23:38

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Steam-hauled by Class A3 locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman

Stock: Diesel locomotive

On arrival at Crewe await arrival of charter

Operated by West Coast Railways

5ZxxCREWE – CREWE HERITAGE CENTREWO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
Crewe UDL Up/Down Line or Loop21:26
Crewe Heritage Centre G.F.21OP30Operational Move/Manoeuvre21OP32Operational Move/Manoeuvre
Crewe Heritage Centre21:40

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Diesel locomotive

Operated by West Coast Railways

0ZxxCREWE – CARNFORTH STEAMTOWNWO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
Crewe   SL Slow Line21:45
Crewe Coal Yard   SL Slow Line21/47
Winsford   FL Fast Line21/59
Hartford Jn   FL Fast Line22/04
Acton Bridge   FL Fast Line22/06
Weaver Jn   FL Fast Line22/09
Acton Grange Jn   OL 22/17½
Walton Old Jn   OL 22/20
Warrington Bank Quay   FL Fast Line22/24
Dallam Junction   FL Fast Line22/25
Winwick Jn   FL Fast Line22/31
Golborne Jn   FL Fast Line22/33
Bamfurlong Jn   SL Slow Line22/38
Springs Branch Jn   FL Fast Line22/52
Wigan South Jn   FL Fast Line22/53
Wigan North Western   5   FL Fast Line22*5422*58
Balshaw Lane   SL Slow Line23/06
Euxton Jn   SL Slow Line23/10
Farington Curve Jn   SL Slow Line23/14
Preston RES Rail Express (Parcel) Siding23*1823*34
Garstang & Catterall23/45
Lancaster23/59
Morecambe South Jn00/02
Carnforth North Jn00/05
Carnforth DFG Down Furness Goods Line00/08
Carnforth H.S.00RM10Reverse Movement00RM20Reverse Movement
Carnforth Steamtown00:30

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Diesel-hauled by Class 47/57 locomotive

AC Electric loco marshalled at rear

Stock: 10 AB vehicles (350 tonnes)

At Acton Lane Reception Class 86 loco to be detached

Operated by West Coast Railways

5ZxxLONDON EUSTON – SOUTHALL W.C.RWO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
London Euston   23:56
Camden South Jn23/59
Camden Junction   SLSlow Line23/59½
Willesden West London Jn   SLSlow Line00/04
Harlesden Jn00/07
Willesden Railnet Reception00/10
Wembley Yard South Jn00RM14Reverse Movement00RM24Reverse Movement
Willesden No. 700/28
Acton Lane Reception00AE3000AE50
Mitre Bridge JnREV00RM55Reverse Movement01RM05Reverse Movement
Willesden S.W.S.01/10
Acton Wells Jn01/15
Acton Main Line   GLGoods Line01/19
Acton West   MLMain Line01/23
Southall East Jn   GLGoods Line01/30
Southall01RM31Reverse Movement01RM40Reverse Movement
Southall W.C.R.01:50

Thursday 16 June 2016

Class 86 locomotive 86259 Les Ross

Operated by West Coast Railways

0ZxxACTON LANE RECEPTION – WILLESDEN T.M.DThO
LocationPfmLineArrDep
Acton Lane Reception00:55
Willesden No. 700/59
Wembley Yard South Jn01RM03Reverse Movement01RM10Reverse Movement
Willesden Railnet Reception01/14
Harlesden Jn01/18
Willesden T.M.D.01:20