23rd November 2002

Pathfinder Tours
The Shap Streaker

Locos Used 47840 'North Star', 90037 & Steam: 60009 'Union of South Africa'

Route: (1)
1Z50 : Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
1Z51 : Carlisle to Birmingham New Street

Loco Route
90037 Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe
60009 Crewe - (via WCML) - Carlisle
60009 Carlisle - (via WCML) - Preston (2)
47840 Preston - (via WCML)  - Warrington Bank Quay - (3) - Acton Grange Jn - (via WCML) - Crewe
90037 Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street

Notes:
(1) Reporting codes were given as from/to Birmingham New Street whereas the train actually started/finished at Birmingham International.
(2) 60009 was replaced owing to problems keeping a good fire going.
(3) Was train routed via Walton Old Jn as booked or did it go mainline?

Sources : Steve Robinson & Gordon Jakes (on from Stafford on outward to Preston on return)

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Jakes)


60009 waits to leave Crewe.


60009 goes to be watered at Preston.


60009 on arrival into Carlisle.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Jakes)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Birmingham International 05.45d ?   22.46a ?
8.18 Birmingham New Street 06.00a ~ 06.03d ?   22.27a ~ 22.30d ?
10.19

Soho South Jn

06/08 ?   22/23 ?
11.77 Galton Jn 06/10 ?   22/21 ?
13.46 Sandwell & Dudley 06.12a ~ 06.15d ?   22.15a ~ 22.16d ?
15.42 Dudley Port 06/19 ?   22/12 ?
21.02 Wolverhampton 06.28a ~ 06.30d ?   22.04a ~ 22.05d ?
22.56 Bushbury Jn 06/35 ?   21/59 ?
36.33 Stafford 06.46a ~ 06.52d ??.?? ~ 06.52   21.35a ~ 21.46d ?
41.62 Norton Bridge 06/59 ?   21/29 ?
52.64 Madeley 07/08 ?   21/19 ?
60.70
0.00
Crewe 07L23a ~ 07L50d 07.21 ~ 08.20 [P12]   20L51a ~ 21L10d ?
8.66 Winsford SB 08/05 08/40   20/38 ?
17.22 Weaver Jn SB 08/13 08/48   20/31 ?
22.24 Acton Grange Jn 08/19 08/52   20/22 ?
- Walton Old Jn   20/18 ?
24.11 Warrington Bank Quay 08/21 08/54   20/13 ?
27.47 Winwick Jn 08/28 08/58   20/02 ?
34.42 Springs Branch Jn 08/36 ?   19/54 ?
35.71 Wigan North Western 08/38 09/10   19/52 ?
43.42 Balshaw Lane 08/46 ?   19/44 ?
45.45 Euxton Jn 08/53 09/23   19/42 ?
51.01 Preston 09w05a ~ 09w46d 09.35 ~ 10.33   19w00a ~ 19w32d [P5] 19L20 ~ ??L??
55.59 Barton & Broughton Loop 10*00 ~ 10*16 10.47 ~ 10.49  
71.79 Lancaster 10/38 11/08   18/32 18/58
78.07 Carnforth North Jn 10/44 11/14   18/24 18/52
91.07 Oxenholme 10/56 11/31   17w22a ~ 18w05d 18.05 ~ 18.33 [UGL]
98.20 Grayrigg Loop 11*05 ~ 11*22 11.48 ~ 12.08  
104.20 Tebay 11/33 11/33   17/06 ?
123.19 Penrith 11w58a ~ 12w38d 12.45 ~ 13.02   16/44 ?
141.08 Carlisle 12.58a 13.25 [P3]   16.16d 16.25


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