14th September 2003

Pathfinder Tours
The Avon Branch Explorers

Run in association with the Western Daily Press & Bristol Evening Post.

Locos Used 47635 & steam : 76079
Stock Used 35517+5275+5309+4902+4963+5040+5009+1863+21271

Route:
1Z35 : Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach
1Z36 : Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z37 : Bristol Temple Meads to Portbury Dock
1Z38 : Portbury Dock to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z39 : Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach
1Z40 : Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z41 : Bristol Temple Meads to Portbury Dock
1Z42 : Portbury Dock to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco Route
47635 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Days Jn - Stapleton Road - Clifton Down - Avonmouth - St Andrews Road - Severn Beach
76079 (2) Severn Beach - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads
76079 Bristol Temple Meads - Parson Stret - Portbury AT
76079 Portbury AT - Parson Street - Bristol Temple Meads
76079 (2) Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Days Jn - Stapleton Road - Clifton Down - Avonmouth - St Andrews Road - Severn Beach
47635 (1) Severn Beach - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads
76079 Bristol Temple Meads - Parson Stret - Portbury AT
76079 Portbury AT - Parson Street - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) 76079 on rear.
(2) 47635 on rear.
(3) Confirmation of above detail is required for second trip.


76079 gets an inspection at Severn Beach on 1Z39 (photo: Gwen Harrison)

Sources : Terry Jackson (travelled on first trip), Chris Harley & Kevin Stroud

Timings (Booked Only)

  1Z35 1Z36/1Z37   1Z38/1Z39 1Z40/1Z41 1Z42
M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Booked (rtn)
9.01 Portbury Auto Terminal - 13.14a   13.34d 17.54a 18.14d
8.51 Portbury Dock Stop Board - 13.02a ~ 13.04d   13.44a ~ 13.46d 17.42a ~ 17.44d 18.24a ~ 18.26d
2.72 Ashton Jn - 12.46a ~ 12.48d   14.00a ~ 14.02d 17.26a ~ 17.28d not given
1.69 Parson Street - 12/42   14.05 17/22 not given
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 10.12d 12.04a ~ 12.35d   14.10a ~ 14.42d 16.28a ~ 17.28d not given
0.23 Bristol East Jn 10/14 12/01   14/44 16/25 -
0.46 Dr Days Jn 10/15 11/59   14/45 16/24 -
1.43 Stapleton Road 10/17 11/57   14/47 14/56 -
3.65 Clifton Down 10/25 11/47   14/56 16/14 -
8.75 Avonmouth 10/40 11/27   15/11 15/58 -
9.68 St Andrews Jn 10.42a ~ 10.43d 11.24a ~ 11.25d   15.13a ~ 15.14d 15.53a ~ 15.54d -
13.43 Severn Beach 10.55a 11.10d   15.28a 15.40d -


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