9th October 2004

Pathfinder Tours
The Alton Observer

Locos Used 50031, 50049 & 60001
Stock Used 5955+5932+5934+6104+6163+1212+3325+3386+3345+9509

Route:
1Z50 : Sheffield to London Victoria
1Z80 : London Victoria to Alresford
1Z90 : Alresford to Sheffield

Loco(s) Route
50031 + 50049 Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Chesterfield - Clay Cross South Jn - Ambergate Jn - Derby - Spondon - Trent South Jn - Loughborough - Leicester - Kettering - Bedford - Bedford St Johns - Bletchley - (via WCML) - Willesden West London Jn - Kensington Olympia - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria
60001 (1) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction (2) - Barnes - Richmond - Staines - Virginia Water - Chertsey - (2) Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Ash Vale- Alton - Alresford (4)
50031 + 50049 (5) Alresford - Alton - Ash Vale - Woking
50031 + 50049 Woking - Addlestone Jn - Staines - Hounslow - Brentford - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Brent Curve Jn - (via MML) - Bedford - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield

Notes :
(1) 50031 + 50049 on rear.
(2) Booked route was Clapham Junction - Streatham North Jn - Streatham South Jn - Wimbledon - Byfleet & New Haw.
(3) Due to late running the train was retimed to depart 1 hour later for the return journey.
(4) There were two options at Alresford:
1. a coach trip to Winchester or
2. a return trip on the Mid Hants where 2 trains were operating:
(a) 92212 hauling stock comprising 3738+34907+4600+1105+4910 &
(b) 3 car DMU (55003, 51363, 51405).
(5) 60001 on rear.


60001 waits to leave Victoria (photo: Kevin Law)


The 50's pause at Derby on the return leg (photo: Ralf Edge)

Sources : various including Andrew Watts, Kevin Law, Martyn Brailsford & John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(booked courtesy of Pathfinder Tours, actuals from Martyn Brailsford)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Sheffield 05.55d ?   22.10a 23.21 222.46
3.70 Dore Station Jn 06/03 ?   22/04 23/15 318.56
12.20 Chesterfield 06.13a ~ 06.15d 06.43 ~ 06.44   21.54a ~ 21.56d 23.05 ~ 23.06 210.26
16.30 Clay Cross South Jn 06/20 06/49   21/50 23/00 206.16
26.38 Ambergate Jn 06/28 06/57   21/41 22/52 196.08
36.31 Derby 06.38a ~ 06.40d 07.07 ~ 07.12   21.25a ~ 21.30d 22.39 ~ 22.42 186.15
39.01 Spondon 06/45 07/24   21/20 22/33 183.45
45.10 Sheet Stores Jn 06/50 07/30   21/13 22/28 177.36
45.52 Trent South Jn 06/51 07/30   21/12 22/27 176.74
53.22 Loughborough 06.57a ~ 06.58d 07.38 ~ 07.39   21.02a ~ 21.04d 22.20 ~ 22.20 169.24
57.69 Sileby Jn 07/03 07/43   20/57 ? 164.57
60.70 Syston South Jn 07/05 07/45   20/50 22/12 161.56
65.61 Leicester 07.12a ~ 07.14d 07.51 ~ 07.53   20.36a ~ 20.40d 22.06 ~ 22.08 156.65
68.77 Wigston North Jn 07/20 07/57   20/32 22/01 153.49
81.74 Market Harborough 07/30 08/08   20/19 21/51 140.52
92.67 Kettering 07.41a ~ 07.43d 08.18 ~ 08.19   20.07a ~ 20.09d 21.40 ~ 21.41 129.59
99.57 Wellingborough 07/52 08/26   20/00 21/31 122.69
108.16 Sharbrook Jn 07/57 08/32   19/53 ? 114.30
115.03 Bedford 08.08a ~ 08.10d 08.39 ~ 08.40   19.44a ~ 19.46d 21.16 ~ 21.19 107.43

    

M.C/ Location Booked Actual
115.63 Bedford St Johns 08/14 08/43
121.64 Millbrook 08/24 08/57
125.06 Ridgmont 08/32 09/03
127.55 Woburn Sands 08/40 09/09
131.70 Bletchley 08/53 09/50
140.20 Ledburn Jn 08/59 09/58
146.63 Tring 09/05 10/07
? Bourne End 09/10 10/18
161.01 Watford Junction 09/20 10/24
167.06 Harrow & Wealdstone 09/28 10/28
170.32 Wembley Central 09/32 10/36
173.13 Willesden West London Jn 09/43 10/52
173.79 North Pole Jn 09/51 10/53
175.67 Kensington Olympia 09/54 10.57a ~ 11.00d
178.50 Latchmere Jn 10/00 11/06
179.35 Longhedge Jn 10/03 11/08
179.65 Stewarts Lane Jn 10/14 11/10
181.21
0.00
London Victoria 10L21a ~ 10L59d 11.16 ~ 11.59
1.36 Stewarts Lane Jn 11/05 12/04
1.66 Longhedge Jn 11/08 12.06a ~ 12.11d
2.73 Clapham Junction 11/15 12/22
4.68 Balham 11/18 DIV
6.30 Streatham North Jn 11/22 DIV
6.59 Streatham South Jn 11/24 DIV
9.64 Wimbledon 11/32 DIV
12.27 New Malden 11/40 DIV
14.48 Surbiton 11/42 DIV
15.72 Hampton Court Jn 11/43 DIV
? Putney DIV 12/26
? Barnes DIV 12/29
? Richmond DIV 12/34
? Twickenham DIV 12/38
? Feltham Jn DIV 12/44
? Staines DIV 12/49
? Virginia Water DIV 12/57
? Chertsey DIV 13/03
? Addlestone Jn DIV 13/07
22.77 Byfleet & New Haw 11/51 13/09
26.72 Woking 11/59 13/14
32.13 Pirbright Jn 12/05 13/19
35.03 Ash Vale 12/10 13/24
37.45 Aldershot 12/16 13/33
40.51 Farnham 12/21 13/40
44.42 Bentley 12x27a ~ 12x37d 13/46
49.31 Alton 12*46a ~ 12*48d 13.53 ~ 13.55
53.66 Medstead & Four Marks 12/56 14/09
56.52 Ropley 13/04 14/22
59.42
0.00
Alresford 13.10a ~ 16.00d 14.27 ~ 17.00
2.70 Ropley 16/06 17/07
5.56 Medstead & Four Marks 16x13a ~ 16x15d 17/15
10.11 Alton 16*27a ~ 16*37d 17.34 ~ 17.36
15.00 Bentley 16x46a ~ 16x50d 17/43
18.71 Farnham 16/57 17.49a ~ 17.53d
21.77 Aldershot 17/05 17/58
24.39 Ash Vale 17/09 18/02
27.29 Pirbright Jn 17/14 18/06
32.50 Woking 17c24a ~ 17c25d 18.14 ~ 18.28
36.45 Byfleet & New Haw 17/31 18/34
37.45 Addlestone Jn 17/33 18/38
42.36 Virginia Water 17/40 19/01
46.49 Staines 17/47 19/13
52.16 Feltham Jn 17/54 19/24
53.14 Hounslow 18/02 19/26
56.02 Brentford 18/08 19/32
57.15 Kew East Jn 18/11 19/35
57.75 South Acton Jn 18*14a ~ 18*19d 19/41
59.61 Acton Wells Jn 18/25 19/46
62.58 Dudding Hill Jn 18/34 19/57
63.62 Brent Curve Jn 18/36 20.01a ~ 20.02d
64.57 Hendon 18/42 20/07
77.49 St Albans 19/05 20/35
87.77 Luton 19/21 20.50a ~ 20.52d
98.02 Flitwick 19/32 21/04

Timings continue in first table.

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