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    Early 2001 47 hauled trains, 29/01/01 to 06/04/01


Photo Copyright: Duncan Jennings
Introduction - The Hatfield crash on 17th October 2000 had a massive affect on railway services all over the country as speed restrictions - often at just 20mph - popped up all over the railway network. The existing long distance timetables became unworkable, emergency timetables operating dependant on how severe the speed restrictions were. From 25th October 2000 the WCML was closed completely for three days north of Carlisle to allow Railtrack to check the state of the track after the extent of 'gauge corner cracking' became clear.
During the period up to Christmas, 1M32 terminated at Preston, 1S54, 1S76, 1S93, 1V50, 1O40, 1O16 all ran via Warrington - non stop between Crewe and Preston - rather than through Manchester, though there was no time saving because of all of the 20/40mph speed restrictions - I recorded at least one journey from Crewe to Preston taking 90 minutes for the 51 mile journey!
Things settled down after Christmas and Virgin published a 'special timetable' from 29th January until 6th April 2001, though it does seem to have extended a further two weeks and finished on Friday 20/04/01.

Trains - Listed on this page are all the workings which were booked to be class 47 hauled during this period, in alphabetical order according to their train reporting number.
Virgin announced at the time that on certain dates trains west of Taunton would be replaced by buses, though no specific dates were given - sometimes 1V50 would form 1E61 at Taunton. 1V45 could have formed 1M40 at Taunton with an 18 minute turn around, 1V35 could have worked 1M56 with a three hour turn around!

early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1E33 1210 Bristol Temple Meads-Newcastle (arr 1715).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1E61 1555 Plymouth-Leeds (arr 2217).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1G82 0643 Manchester Piccadilly-Birmingham New Street (arr 0826).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1H25 0800 Birmingham New Street-Manchester Piccadilly (arr 0943).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1H30 1657 Birmingham New Street-Manchester Piccadilly (arr 1842).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M01 0640 Poole-Liverpool (arr 1229).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M02 0600 Paddington-Manchester Piccadilly (arr 1015).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M14 1418 Bournemouth-Manchester Piccadilly (arr 1927).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M20 0903 Paddington-Manchester Piccadilly (arr 1322).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M32 1440 Portsmouth & Southsea-Blackpool North (arr 2028) - mostly class 158 operated during this period.
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M35 2205 Birmingham New Street-Derby (arr 2250).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M40 1150 Plymouth-Birmingham New Street (arr 1543) - train to Crewe (arr 1653).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M50 1418 Brighton-Manchester Piccadilly (arr 2023).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M56 0848 Penzance-Manchester Piccadilly (arr 1616).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M76 0450 Reading-Crewe (arr 0801).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1M81 1818 Bournemouth-Birmingham New Street (arr 2150) - train to Manchester Piccadilly (arr 2340).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1M99 0605 Sheffield-BNS (arr 0736).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1N11 0647 Preston-Blackpool North (arr 0714) - mostly class 158 operated during this period.
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1O09 0817 Manchester Piccadilly-Bournemouth (arr 13xx).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1O14 1510 Liverpool-Poole (arr 2053).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1O16 1528 Preston-Poole (arr 2153) - train from Glasgow at 1230.
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1O30 0717 Manchester Piccadilly-Brighton (arr 1307).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1O40 1333 Preston-Brighton via WCML (arr 2023) - train from Edinburgh at 1040.
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1O71 0735 Blackpool North-Portsmouth & Southsea (arr 1319) - mostly class 158 operated during this period.
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1S48 0715 Bristol Temple Meads-Birmingham New Street (arr 0845) - train to Edinburgh (arr 1333).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1S54 0550 Bournemouth-Preston via Manchester Piccadilly (arr 1203) - train to Glasgow Central (arr 1503).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1S76 0920 Brighton-Preston via WCML (arr 1608) - train to Edinburgh (arr 1856).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1S87 1418 Paddington-Birmingham New Street (arr 1640) - train to Glasgow Central (arr 2132).
early 2001
Mon-Fri northbound
1S93 1535 Bristol Temple Meads-Preston via Manchester (arr 1949) - train to Edinburgh (arr 2247).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1V35 0605 Derby-Plymouth (arr 1105).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1V39 0640 York-Bristol Temple Meads (arr 1107).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1V45 0955 Crewe-Plymouth (arr 1454) - train did start at Crewe using stock from 1M76.
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1V48 1117 Manchester Piccadilly-Bristol Temple Meads (arr 1443).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1V50 1133 Preston-Penzance via Manchester (arr 1945) - train from Glasgow Central at 0840.
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1V67 1840 Newcastle-Bristol Temple Meads (arr 2358).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1V93 0917 Manchester Piccadilly-Paddington (arr 1340).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1V97 1710 Manchester Piccadilly-Paddington (arr 2136).
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1V98 2006 Birmingham New Street-Paddington (arr 2235) - train from Crewe at 1848.
early 2001
Mon-Fri southbound
1V99 1915 Manchester Piccadilly-Paddington (arr 2335).

1st published by sulzerpower.com 09/11/10 and is a copyright of THE CLASS 47 LIST 2000-2010, see index page for full copyright details.

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