Trip Workings - Chester District
from 4th October 1976

Part I (Chester and the North Wales Coast)

Taken from the BR Trip diagrams booklet, these are the freight trip workings servicing Chester and the North Wales coast line. Although each diagram specifies a locomotive type, classes 24, 25 or 40 could appear on any of the non-08 workings; even Trip 47 which specified a Dual-Braked loco was regularly worked by a VB only Class 24. It should be noted that although included in these workings, the Class 08 duty at Bangor (Trip 50) finished in October 1976; the journey to Bangor at 3am on a Monday morning at a steady 15mph must have been a joy for the crew.

Trip 5 (SX) Class 08 Air Braked Dieselfromto Head-codeNotes

Holyhead Freightliner Maintenance Shunt

06:00 MO
10:30 MSX
17:30 MO
19:30 MSX
 

Works Freightliner wagons to and from maintenance pit, shunting out cripples and reforming wagon sets as required


Trip 6 Class 08 Air Braked Dieselfromto Head-codeNotes

Holyhead Mixed Shunt

06:45 SuX
21:10 Dly
07:30 SUN
20:35 SuX
04:00 Dly
14:00 SUN
 

Works to orders on Passenger, Freight and Freightliners maintenance movement


Trip 11 Class 08 DieselArr / (From)Dep / (to) Head-codeNotes

Chester HS

 0530 MO0T11

LD

Mold Jcn

06:00 MO
15:00 FSX
15:00 FO
12:30 MO
12:30 MSX
03:30 SO
 

Shunt

Mold Jcn

 03:30 SO0Z00

LD

Chester HS

04:40 SO  

 


Trip 26 (SX) Class 25 Dieselarrdep Head-codeNotes

Chester HS

 07:30 MO0T26

LD

Mold Jcn

 08:158T26

Loco off 02:15 from Healey Mills MSX

Chester

08:30  

Trip traffic to NCL, Chester West FD, Diesel Depot and Brook Lane

Chester HS

09:30  

 


Trip 28 (SX) Class 25 Dieselarrdep Head-codeNotes

Bangor

 07:25 MSX0T28

LD Loco off 03:45 Chester-Bangor Parcels

Penmaenmawr

07:40 MSX  

 

Llandudno Jcn HS

 07:20 MO0T28

LD

Penmaenmawr

07:30 MO  

 

Penmaenmawr

Shunt08:20 

Works DCE stone trains or works as required by DCE until

Llandudno Jcn

14:5515:050K53

LD

Bangor

15:30  

Loco works 17:55 Bangor - Crewe parcels


Trip 29 (SX) Class 25 Dieselarrdep Head-codeNotes

Chester DD

 11:45 SX0T29

 

Mold Jcn

12:0012:259T29

 

Talacre

13:0614:07  

 

CEGB Sidings

14:3915:13 

 

Mold Jcn

15:3016:25 

 

Chester No 5

16:4016:50 

Reverse

Chester Wagon Shops

16:5517:05 

LD

Chester Middle Yard

17:1017:408T29

 

Mold Jcn

17:55 0Z00

LD

Chester HS

18:20  

 


Trip 30 (SX) Class 25 Dieselarrdep Head-codeNotes

Chester HS

 06:35 MO9T30

 

Mold Jcn

06:50 MO07:107T30

Loco of 02:28 from Bescot MSX

Sandycroft

07:1507:22 

 

Holywell Jcn

pass07:40 

 

Rhyl

pass07:58 

 

Llandudno Jcn

08:2108:23 

Crew change

Bangor

08:48  

 

Bangor

 09:359T30

 

Gaerwen

09:5210:22 

 

Valley

10:5711:37 

Shunt.

Holyhead

11:4912:097T30

 

Valley

12:2012:40 

Only calls when required to attach flask

Bangor

pass13:15 

 

Penmaenmawr

13:3014:108T30

Stops to attach

Llandudno Jcn

14:2515:10 

 

Sandycroft

16:2516:45 

Stops when required

Mold Jcn

16:54  

 


Trip 36 (SX) Class 25 Dieselarrdep Head-codeNotes

Chester HS

 07:000T36

LD

Wagon Shops

07:1007:339T36

 

Chester No 6

07:3507:40 

Reverse

Mold Jcn

07:5008:157T36

 

Rhyl

08:5509:25 

 

Colwyn Bay

09:4410:29 

 

Llandudno Jcn

10:37  

 

Llandudno Jcn

 12:400Z00

LD

Chester DD

13:45  

 


Trip 37 (MWFO) Class 25 Dieselarrdep Head-codeNotes

Chester DD

 07:45 0T37

LD

Chester No 6

pass07:48 8T37

 

Mold Jcn

08:00 08:20  

Slow Line

Connahs Quay

08:34 09:22  

 

Holywell Jcn

09:41 10:52  

 

Mostyn

11:03 11:45  

 

Holywell Jcn

11:56 12:14  

 

Dentiths Sidings

12:36 13:02  

 

Mold Jcn

13:17 13:27  

LD

Chester No 6

pass13:37  

 

Chester DD

13:42   

 


Trip 37 (TThO) Class 25 Dieselarrdep Head-codeNotes

Chester DD

08:3015:30  

For use by DCE as required


Trip 46 (SX) Class 25 Dual-Braked Dieselarrdep Head-codeNotes

Llandudno Jcn HS

 04:10 

 

Llandudno Jcn

04:2004:437T46

 

Bangor

05:08  

Shunt

Bangor

 06:09 

 

Gaerwen

06:2206:32 

Reversing / token

Amlwch Town

07:1807:45 

Token

Assoc Octel Sdgs

07:5808:30 

 

Amlwch Town

08:4308:45 

Token

Gaerwen

09:3009:35 

Token

Bangor

pass09:49 

 

Llandudno Jcn

10:08  

Shunt

Llandudno Jcn

 11:35 

 

Bangor

12:00  

Shunt

Bangor

 12:508T46

 

Gaerwen

13:0713:27 

Detach up direction traffic

Gaerwen 1 mp

13:3013:34 

Pin down brakes

Gaerwen 2 mp

13:3913:42 

Release brakes

Amlwch 15 mp

14:1414:18 

Pin down brakes

Amlwch Town

14:2714:29 

Token

Amlwch Octel Sdgs

14:4415:097T46

 

Amlwch Town

15:2215:24 

Token

Gaerwen

16:09  

Shunt

Gaerwen

 16:53 

 

Bangor

pass17:05 

 

Llandudno Jcn

17:2618:10 

 

Mold Jcn

19:15  

Works 19:40 to Ellesmere Port


Trip 47 (SX) Class 40 Dieselarrdep Head-codeNotes

Llandudno Jcn HS

 06:35 0T47

LD

Llandudno Jcn

06:40  

 

Llandudno Jcn

 07:038T47

To work to DCE requirements when not required at Blaenau Ffestiniog or Trawsfynydd

Llanrwst

07:3007:37 

 

Blaenau Ffestiniog

08:2309:30 

When not required to run to Trawsfynydd returns to Llandudno Jcn at 10:24

Trawsfynydd

10:0810:52 

 

Blaenau Ffestiniog

11:3013:04 

 

Llanrwst

 13:39 

Token

Llandudno Jcn

14:04  

 

Llandudno Jcn

 14:460Z00

 

Llandudno Jcn HS

14:55  

 


Trip 50 Class 08 Dieselarrdep Head-codeNotes

Llandudno Jcn CS

 03:07 MO0T50

LD

Bangor

04:07 MO  

 

Bangor Shunt Mixed

05:45 MO19:40 MO 

 

Bangor Shunt Mixed

05:15 MSX21:10 MSX 

 

Bangor Shunt Mixed

05:15 SO09:27 SO 

 

Bangor

 09:27 SO0Z00

LD

Llandudno Jcn

10:23 SO  

 


Trip 92 Class 08 Dieselfromto Head-codeNotes

Chester Passenger Station and Freight Depots Mixed Shunt

23:31 SUN
15:45 SX
03:13 SUN
13:30 MO
13:30 MX
05:15 SUN
 

Shunt passenger, also freight as required, including the following at the approximate times shown:
DCE and DS&TE Sdgs and Chester Wagon Shops
 05:30 to 07:30 MX
Chester Wagon Shops
 12:00 to 13:00 SX
Shunt and trip from Chester West, Diesel Depot and NCL to Middle Yard
 15:45 to 17:00 SX