11th March 2000

Pathfinder Tours
The Medway Medicaster

Locos Used 37602, 37604 & 56103
Stock Used 4902+????

Route :
1Z41 : Crewe to London Victoria
1Z81 : London Victoria to London Victoria
1Z42 : London Victoria to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
56103 Crewe - Chester - Wrexham General - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Maindee East Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Twyford - Slough - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden West London Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria
37602 + 37604 London Victoria - Factory Jn - Denmark Hill - Lewisham - Blackheath - Barnehurst - Crayford Creek Jn - Dartford - Strood - Maidstone West - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Redhill - Purley - East Croydon - Selhurst - Clapham Junction - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria
56103 London Victoria - Stewarts Lane Jn - Clapham Junction - Richmond - Staines - Virginia Water - Wokingham - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Days Jn - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe


Dawn breaks and 56103 pauses at Swindon (photo: John Cowlishaw)

Sources : Richard Hughes (on the train throughout) & John Cowlishaw

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cowlishaw)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Crewe 03.49d ?   23.37d ? 305.23
21.10 Chester 04.11a ~ 04.14d ?   23.09a ~ 23.13d ? 284.13
33.25 Wrexham General 04.32a ~ 04.35d 04.27 ~ 04.36   22.32a ~ 22.46d 22.27 ~ ??.?? 271.78
45.41 Gobowen 04.57a ~ 05.00d 04.51 ~ 04.59   22.12a ~ 22.15d 22.06 ~ 22.10 259.62
63.45 Shrewsbury 05.22a ~ 05.25d 05.19 ~ 05.25   21.47a ~ 21.50d 21.45 ~ 21.47 241.58
64.29 Church Stretton 05.44a ~ 05.45d 05.42 ~ 05.46   21.28a ~ 21.30d 21.28 ~ 21.29 229.08
83.38 Craven Arms 05.55a ~ 05.56d 05.55 ~ 05.56   21.17a ~ 21.19d 21.17 ~ 21.19 221.65
91.03 Ludlow 06.05a ~ 06.07d 06.06 ~ 06.08   21.05a ~ 21.07d 21.00 ~ 21.03 214.20
101.77 Leominster 06.19a ~ 06.21d 06.20 ~ 06.22   20.50a ~ 20.52d 20.47 ~ 20.50 203.26
114.44 Hereford 06.36a ~ 06.39d 06.35 ~ 06.42   20.33a ~ 20.35d 20.26 ~ 20.32 190.59
138.55 Abergavenny 07.05a ~ 07.07d 07.05 ~ 07.08   20.04a ~ 20.06d 20.00 ~ 20.02 166.48
147.79 Pontypool 07.18a ~ 07.20d 07.17 ~ 07.20   19.51a ~ 19.53d 19.49 ~ 19.50 157.24
158.45 Maindee East Jn 07/3 07/35   19/37 ? 146.58
167.58 Severn Tunnel Junction 07/42 07/43   19/24 19/25 137.45
178.20 Patchway 07/53 07/54   19/14 ? 127.03

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
179.42 Bristol Parkway 07/57 07/58
184.12 Westerleigh Jn 08/04 08/01
208.17 Wootton Bassett Jn 08/25 ?
214.01 Swindon 08.32a ~ 08.35d 08.27 ~ ??.??
? Challow 08/49 ?
238.14 Didcot Parkway 09/07 ?
255.26 Reading 09/23 ?
260.23 Twyford 09/30 ?
267.05 Maidenhead 09/38 ?
272.68 Slough 09/50 ?
282.18 Southall 09/59 ?
287.03 Acton Main Line 10/08 ?
287.55 Acton Wells Jn 10/11 ?
289.40 Mitre Bridge Jn 10/17 ?
291.65 Kensington Olympia 10/22 ?
298.48 Latchmere Jn 10/30 ?
295.33 Longhedge Jn 10/32 ?
296.34 Stewarts Lane Jn 10/35 ?
297.17
0.00
London Victoria 10.43a ~ 12.02d ?
1.36 Stewarts Lane Jn 12/07 ?
1.61 Factory Jn 12/08 ?
2.05 Voltaire Road Jn 12/09 ?
2.37 Denmark Hill 12/13 ?
3.02 Crofton Road Jn 12/14 ?
4.12 Nunhead 12/16 ?
5.78 Lewisham 12/20 ?
6.69 Blackheath 12/23 ?
13.65 Barnehurst 12/32 ?
15.30 Crayford Creek Jn 12/35 ?
16.49 Dartford Jn 12/37 ?
16.76 Dartford 12/45 ?
23.59 Gravesend 12/54 ?
30.75 Strood 13/03 ?
42.20 Maidstone West 13/21 ?
52.16 Paddock Wood 13/40 ?
? Tonbridge sig. AD164 13*47 ~ 14*09 ?
57.39 Tonbridge 14/11 ?
71.42 Godstone 14/27 ?
? Redhill sig. T502 14*34 ~ 14*53 ?
77.15 Redhill 14/55 ?
83.51 Stoats Nest Jn 15/04 ?
84.42 Purley 15/05 ?
87.43 East Croydon 15/08 ?
88.02 Windmill Bridge Jn 15/09 ?
88.52 Selhurst 15/10 ?
93.31 Balham 15/14 ?
95.26 Clapham Junction 15/16 ?
95.79 Pouparts Jn 15/18 ?
96.33 Longhedge Jn 15/20 ?
96.63 Stewarts Lane Jn 15/23 ?
98.19
0.00
LondonVictoria 15.29a ~ 16.05d ?
1.36 Stewarts Lane Jn 16/13 ?
1.66 Longhedge Jn 16/17 ?
2.74 Clapham Junction 16/20 ?
6.07 barnes 16/27 ?
8.57 Richmond 16/30 ?
10.22 Twickenham 16/33 ?
12.35 Staines 16/42 ?
22.15 Virginia Water 16/49 ?
27.79 Ascot 16/56 ?
35.51 Wokingham 17/13 ?
42.36 Reading 17/29 ?
? Didcot Parkway 17/48 ?
? Challow 17*59 ~ 18*02 ?
83.61 Swindon 18.19a ~ 18.22d ??.?? ~ 18.26
89.45 Wootton Bassett Jn 18/29 18/33
100.34 Chippenham 18/38 18/42
113.29 Bath Spa 18/51 ?
124.08 North Somerset Jn 19/04 ?
124.31 Dr Days Jn 19/06 19/04

Timings continue in first table.

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