19th October 2002

Pathfinder Tours
The Yns Mons Express

Locos Used 47749 & steam: 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland'
Stock Used (1) 3143+99125+4951+4994+1981+99680+99318+4940+4984+5032

Route:
1Z29 : Cardiff Central to Holyhead
1Z49 : Holyhead to Cardiff Central

Loco Route
47749 Cardiff Central Newport Severn Tunnel Junction Pilning Bristol Parkway Westerleigh Jn Charfield Standish Jn Barnwood Jn Cheltenham Spa Abbotswood Jn Worcester Shrub Hill Droitwich Spa Stoke Works Jn Barnt Green Kings Norton Selly Oak Birmingham New Street Proof House Jn Aston Bescot Stadium Bushbury Jn - Stafford Norton Bridge Madeley Crewe
6233 Crewe Chester Rhyl Llandudno Junction Bangor - Holyhead
6233 Holyhead (reverse of outward route) Crewe
47749 Crewe (reverse of outward route) Stoke Works Jn Abbotswood Jn Cheltenham Spa Barnwood Jn Gloucester Chepstow Severn Tunnel Junction Newport Cardiff Central

Notes:
(1) Plus support coach (identity required) whilst 6233 was on the train.

Source : Gordon Jakes (on train from Birmingham New Street, outward, to Stafford, return)

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Jakes)


6233 plus support coach at Crewe.


Llandudno Junction, on the way to Holyhead.


6233 returns to Holyead after turning on the triangle at Valley.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Jakes)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Cardiff Central 05.40d ?   23.37a ? 162.64
6.50 Marshfield 05/48 ?   23/26 ? 156.14
11.60 Newport 05.55a ~ 05.58d ?   23.08a ~ 23.20d ? 151.04
21.49 Severn Tunnel Junction 06/08 ?   22/59 ? 141.15
22.59 Severn Tunnel West 06/09 ?  
28.45 Pilning 06/14 ?  
32.11 Patchway 06/19 ?  
33.33 Bristol Parkway 06.30a ~ 06.32d ?  
38.03 Westerleigh Jn 06/38 ?  
39.55 Yate 06/40 ?  
46.16 Charfield 06/46 ?  
59.41 Standish Jn 06/57 ?  
65.51 Gloucester Yard Jn 07/03 ?  
- Chepstow   22/52 ? 133.67
- Lydney   22/44 ? 125.71
- Awre   22/39 ? 120.56
- Gloucester   22/26 ? 106.38
- Horton Road Jn   22/25 ? 106.15
66.38 Barnwood Jn 07/11 ?   22/24 ? 105.41
72.01 Cheltenham Spa 07.21a ~ 07.24d ?   22.15a ~ 22.17d ? 99.78
79.12 Ashchurch 07/32 ?   22/08 ? 92.67
89.79 Abbotswood Jn 07/40 ?   22/00 ? 82.00
90.61 Norton Jn 07/42 ?  
93.66 Worcester Shrub Hill 07/48 ?  
94.33 Tunnel Jn 07/49 ?  
99.45 Droitwich Spa 08/03 ?  
103.60 Stoke Works Jn 08/08 ?   21/52 ? 70.63
105.73 Bromsgrove 08/10 ?   21/50 ? 68.50
109.36 Barnt Green 08.17a ~ 08.20d ?   21.42a ~ 21.45d ? 65.07
112.11 Longbridge 08/28 ?   21/37 ? 62.32
114.44 Kings Norton 08/31 ?   21/34 ? 59.79
116.58 Selly Oak 08/34 ?   21/29 ? 57.65
120.09 Birmingham New Street 08.47a ~ 08.51d ??.?? ~ 08.56   21.08a ~ 21.20d ? 54.34
120.65 Proof House Jn 08/53 ?   21/05 ? 53.58
122.65 Aston 08/57 09/07   21/02 ? 51.58
125.07 Perry Barr North Jn 09/01 ?   20/57 ? 49.36
129.44 Bescot Stadium 09/08 09/15   20/53 ? 44.79
130.62 Darlaston Jn 09/09 ?   20/52 ? 43.61
133.61 Portobello Jn 09/12 ?   20/47 ? 40.62
136.29 Bushbury Jn 09/24 ?   20/43 ? 38.14
150.06 Stafford 09.36a ~ 09.39d 09.39 ~ 09.41   20.27a ~ 20.30d 20.20 ~ ??.?? 24.37
155.35 Norton Bridge 09/46 09/47   20/22 ? 19.08
166.37 Madeley 09/55 ?   20/12 ? 8.06
172.59 Basford Hall Jn 10/02 ?   20/07 ? 1.64
174.43
0.00
Crewe [P12] 10L10a ~ 10L40d 10.04 ~ 10.41   19L39a ~ 20L01d 19.05 ~ 19.54 0.00
105.52
1.41 Crewe Steel Works 10/47 ?   19/23 ? 104.11
10.60 Beeston Castle & T. SB 10/57 ?   ? ? 94.72
21.10 Chester 11p13a ~ 11p27d ??/??   19.04 ~ 19.07 18/34 84.42
23.01 Saltney Jn 11/30 ?   19/00 ? 82.61
31.51 Rockliffe Hall 11/42 ?   18/49 ? 74.01
37.76 Holywell Jn 11/50 ?   18/40 ? 67.56
51.08 Rhyl 12/04 11/37   18/23 ? 54.64
61.45 Colwyn Bay 12/16 11/46   18/11 ? 44.07
65.55 Llandudno Junction 12w22a ~ 12w54d 11.51 ~ 12.47   17w19a ~ 18w05d 17.10 ~ 17.49 39.77
70.63 Penmaenmawr 13/02 ?   17/09 ? 34.65
80.11 Bangor 13/13 ?   16.54a ~16.56d 16.48 ~ 16.51 24.61
82.62 Menai Bridge 13/17 ?   16/48 16/42 22.70
84.29 Llanfairpwyll 13/19 ?   16/44 ? 21.23
87.15 Gaerwen 13/23 13/18   16/41 ? 18.37
102.07 Valley 13/38 ?   16/23 ? 3.45
105.52 Holyhead 13w50a 13.40   16w15d 16.16 0.00


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