6th - 7th May 2002

Pathfinder Tours
Penzance Castles

Locos Used 431, 449 & Steam : 5051 (1)
Stock Used set CP01

Route:
1Z50 : Crewe to Penzance
1Z51 : Penzance to Crewe

Date Loco(s) Route
06/05 431 + 449 Crewe - Stafford - Birmingham New Street - Barnt Green - Cheltenham Spa - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads (2)
06/05 431 Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Plymouth - Penzance
06/05 5051 + 431 Penzance - Par - Plymouth - Exeter St Davids (3)
06/05 5051 Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads
06/05-07/05 431 + 449 Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Train was booked to have used GWR Castle's 5029 + 5051 but 5029 ran a hot-box en-route from Penzance to St Blazey on Sunday 5th May (after working the Saturday 'Penzance Castles' from Taunton to Penzance).
(2) 449 failed at Bristol. It went to St Philips Marsh for attention.
(3) 431 ran ahead with the support coach.
(4) Gordon Jakes comments: Passengers were able to detrain at Par on the downward run where a bus connection was provided for a visit to the Eden Project. The return journey was plagued by problems I assume the delay at Penzance was due to the unplanned shunting movements which were necessary to release 431 and once the path was lost the mandatory one hours delay was invoked! The other serious delay on the return journey was at Bristol I cannot recall the reason for this but it does not seem likely that the loss of the booked train path could have been the problem given the time of night and the onwards motive power. It was a long day!

Sources : Dave Seaton & Gordon Jakes (joined/left the train at Stafford)

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Jakes unless otherwise stated)


431 & 5051 wait to leave Penzance.


5051+431 passing Burngullow (photo: Roger Geach)


5051 - off the train and being serviced at Par.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Jakes)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Crewe 05.05d ?   Timings not

provided

by Railtrack

?
1.64 Basford Hall Jn Timings not

provided

by Railtrack

?   ?
8.06 Madeley ?   ?
19.08 Norton Bridge ?   ?
24.37 Stafford ??.?? ~ 05.51   02.03 ~ ??.??
38.14 Bushbury Jn ?   ?
40.62 Portobello Jn ?   ?
43.61 Darlaston Jn ?   ?
44.79 Bescot Stadium ?   ?
49.36 Perry Barr North Jn ?   ?
51.58 Aston ?   ?
53.58 Proof House Jn ?   ?
54.34 Birmingham New Street 06.13 ~ 06.13   01.35 ~ 01.40
57.65 Selly Oak ?   ?
59.79 Kings Norton 06/28   ?
62.32 Longbridge ?   ?
65.07 Barnt Green 06.37a ~ 06.40d 06.35 ~ 06.40   00.16a ~ 00.19d 01.17 ~ 01.19
68.50 Bromsgrove 06/45 ?   00/09 ?
70.63 Stoke Works Jn 06/47 ?   00/07 ?
82.00 Abbotswood Jn 06/55 06/55   23/57 ?
92.67 Ashchurch 07/03 07/03   23/49 00/53
99.78 Cheltenham Spa 07.12a ~ 07.15d 07.10 ~ 07.15   23.36a ~ 23.40d 00.43 ~ 00.46
105.41 Barnwood Jn 07/23 ?   23/30 ?
106.28 Gloucester Yard Jn 07/24 ?   23/29 ?
112.38 Standish Jn 07/31 ?   23/23 ?
125.63 Charfield 07/43 ?   23/11 ?
132.24 Yate 07/50 ?   23/05 ?
133.76 Westerleigh Jn 07/53 07/49   23/02 ?
138.46 Bristol Parkway 08.00a ~ 08.02d 07.55 ~ 08.04   22.53a ~ 22.56d 23.58 ~ 00.01
139.65 Filton Jn 08/16 ?   22/50 ?
142.65 Stapleton Road 08/21 ?   22/46 ?
143.62 Dr Days Jn 08/27 08/13   22/45 ?
144.28 Bristol Temple Meads 08.28a ~ 08.33d 08.15 ~ 08.33   22L05a ~ 22L42d 22.13 ~ 23.47
146.17 Parson Street ? ?   22/04 ?
157.07 Yatton Loop 08*47 ~ 09*04 08.55 ~ 09.04  
161.13 Worle Jn 09/11 09/10   21/46 22/24
164.06 Uphill Jn 09/18 09/18   21/43 ?
171.27 Highbridge & Burnham 09/25 ?   21/36 22/12
177.49 Bridgwater 09/32 ?   21/30 22/05
184.11 Cogload Jn 09/38 ?   21/23 ?
189.14 Taunton 09.43a ~ 09.56d 09.46 ~ 09.58   21.06a ~ 21.14d 21.40 ~ 21.51
203.28 Tiverton Parkway 10/13 10/15   20/48 21/22
218.54 Cowley Bridge Jn 10/27 10/27   20/32 ?
219.74 Exeter St Davids 10.29a ~ 10.32d 10.31 ~ 10.35   19w22a ~ 20w29d 20.05 ~ 20.59
230.36 Dawlish Warren 10/44 ?   19/16 ?
240.08 Newton Abbot 11/00 10/59   18/49 19/44
248.65 Totnes 11/13 11/09   18/37 19/32
260.29 Ivybridge 11/30 11/24   18/23 ?
265.12 Hemerdon 11/36 ?   18/18 19/18
270.37 Lipson Jn 11/41 ?   18/09 ?
271.77 Plymouth 11*43 ~ 11*46 11.37 ~ 11.40   17w23a ~ 18w04d 18.29 ~ 19.00
274.69 St Budeaux Jn 11/52 ?   17/12 ?
276.15 Saltash 11/56 11/50   16*58 ~ 17*07 ?
281.13 St Germans 12/02 ?   16/49 18/13
289.55 Liskeard 12/12 12/07   16/39 18/00
294.26 St Pinnock Viaduct East 12/19 ?   16/31 17/51
294.70 Largin 12/20 ?   16/30 ?
302.23 Lostwithiel 12/28 12/22   16/20 ?
306.58 Par 12.35a ~ 12.38d 12.30 ~ 12.33   15w12a ~ 16w10d 16.22 ~ 17.26
311.18 St Austell ? ?   ? ?
313.45 Burngullow Jn 12/48 ?   15/00 ?
320.18 Probus 12/50 ?   14/50 ?
325.46 Truro 13/03 12/57   14/43 15/50
338.29 Camborne 13/13 13/14   14/25 15/32
345.56 St Erth 13/21 13/22   14/13 ?
350.01 Long Rock 13/28 ?   14/07 ?
351.39 Penzance 13L32a 13.32   14L02d 15.00


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