Excursion Details

The Fiddlers 'Five'

28/10/2017

Image courtesy of Martin Loader.

Saturday 28th October, 2017

 

AFTER REQUESTS, A FURTHER ‘TRACK BASH’ TO NORTH-WEST ENGLAND, FEATURING GOODS LOOPS, AND FREIGHT ONLY LINES AND DESTINATIONS, PLUS A COLAS ‘GRID’.

 

With a wide choice of joining points from Westbury through to Stafford, this 'easy-to-get at' railtour has a varied itinerary, which includes a visit to the Pilkington Glass Works Siding at Ravenhead (St. Helens), a reversal near Edge Hill on the remains of the former branch to Waterloo, traversal of the power station loop at Fiddlers Ferry, reversals in three different freight sidings before and after Fiddlers Ferry, plus traversal of differing routes through Crewe Basford Hall Yards both out and back and a run through the Dallam Royal Mail platform.

 

After the last joining point at Stafford the proposed route is:

 
Searchlight Lane Jn – Basford Hall Jn – Down Independent (Down Slow requested) – Down Liverpool Independent – Crewe Coal Yard – Weaver Jn – Warrington Bank Quay – Earlestown East Curve– Golborne Jn – Down SlowBamfurlong Sidings JnInce Moss Jn – St. Helens Central – Down Goods Loop (reverse) – Ravenhead Works Siding (reverse) – Prescot – Huyton – Edge Hill Waterloo Sidings (reverse) – Huyton – Rainhill – Earlestown West Curve – Winwick Jn – Dallam Royal Mail TerminalWarrington Up Slow / Up Goods – Walton Old Jn – Canal Sidings (reverse) – Latchford Sidings (reverse) – Fiddlers Ferry Power Station LoopLatchford Sidings (reverse) - Weaver Jn – Crewe Coal Yard – Up Liverpool IndependentBasford Hall Up ArrivalUp Departure – Basford Hall Jn and thence main line back to Stafford.

 

To enable this excursion to run we appreciate the enthusiastic support of Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE), Pilkington Glass, Colas Rail and DB Cargo.

 

MOTIVE POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE A DB CARGO CLASS 66 THROUGHOUT WITH A COLAS CLASS 56 ASSISTING RAVENHEAD TO LATCHFORD SIDINGS VIA FIDDLERS FERRY.

 

 

Estimated Timings    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

Westbury 0600 2310
Bath Spa 0625 2245
Bristol Parkway 0655 2215
Cheltenham Spa 0740 2130
Bromsgrove
0810 2100
Birmingham New St. 0840 2030
Stafford 0930 1940

 

 

Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4  
Standard Class £98.00 £49.00
£372.00  

First Class

£139.00 £99.00 £536.00  

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats are available at a supplement of £28 per person in First Class.

 

BOOK ONLINE ...

 

Updated 13/07/17

 

Go back