12th February 2005

Pathfinder Tours
The Costwold-Severn Caper

Locos Used 47316 & 47828
Stock Used 12129+12124+12070+12052+10235+10231+11029+11033+11066+17173

Route:
1Z56 : Wolverhampton to Newport
1Z57 : Newport to Wolverhampton

Locos Route
47316 + 47828 Wolverhampton - Sandwell & Dudley - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Bordesley Jn - Longbridge - Bromsgrove - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Yate - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads (1)
47316 (2) Bristol Temple Meads - Clifton Down - Avonmouth - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
47316 + 47828 Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Gloucester - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster - Rowley Regis - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton

Notes :
(1) 47828 was named "Joe Strummer" whilst at Bristol Temple Meads.
(2) 47828 on rear.


The 47's open up through Longbridge (photo: Jonathan Wilcox)

Sources : various including Jonathan Wilcox & Richard Rooker

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual
Wolverhampton 10.48d 10.50
Dudley Port 10/55 10/58
Galton Jn 10/58 11/01
Soho South Jn 11/00 11/02
Birmingham New Street 11.04a ~ 11.06d 11.07 ~ 11.17
Proof House Jn 11/08 11/20
St Andrews Jn 11/12 11/24
Bordesley Jn 11/16 11/25
Kings Norton 11/25 11/30
Longbridge 11/30 11/36
Barnt Green 11/34 11/38
Bromsgrove 11/42 11/41
Stoke Works Jn 11/44 11/47
Droitwich Spa 11/50 11/57
Worcester Shrub Hill 12.00a ~ 12.08d 12.05 ~ 12.08
Abbotswood Jn 12/16 12/14
Ashchurch 12/23 12/23
Cheltenham Spa 12.30a ~ 12.33d 12.29 ~ 12.32
Barnwood Jn 12/40 12/37
Standish Jn 12/47 12/43
Charfield 12/59 12/52
Yate 13/06 12/55
Westerleigh Jn 13/09 12/59
Bristol Parkway 13/15 13/03
Filton Abbey Wood 13/16 13/05
Stapleton Road 13/21 13/10
Dr Days Jn 13/22 13/12
Bristol Temple Meads 13.33a ~ 14.14d 13.31 ~ 14.14
Dr Days Jn 14/16 14/16
Stapleton Road 14/18 14/17
Clifton Down 14.26a ~ 14.44d 14.26 ~ 14.43
Avonmouth 15.00a ~ 15.02d 14.57 ~ 14.59
Patchway 15/21 15/20
Pilning 15/25 15/22
Severn Tunnel Junction 15/31 15/30
Newport 15.45a ~ 16.03d 15.42 ~ 16.11
Severn Tunnel Junction 16/13 16/22
Chepstow 16/20 16/29
Lydney 16/28 16/35
Awre Jn 16/33 16/41
Gloucester 16/49 16/53
Barnwood Jn 16/52 16/55
Cheltenham Spa 16.58a ~ 17.00d 17.01 ~ 17.05
Ashchurch 17/08 17/14
Abbotswood Jn 17/16 17/21
Worcester Shrub Hill 17.23a ~ 17.26d 17.37 ~ 17.43
Droitwich Spa 17/42 17/51
Hartlebury 17/48 ?
Kidderminster 17/53 18/00
Stourbridge Junction 17/59 18/07
Rowley Regis 18/14 18/16
Smethwick West Jn 18/19 18/28
Galton Jn 18/28 18/29
Soho South Jn 18/30 18/31
Birmingham New Street 18.34a ~ 18.43d 18.35 ~ 18.40
Proof House Jn 18/46 18/42
Aston 18/51 18/49
Perry Barr North Jn 18/55 18/52
Bescot Stadium 19/00 18/57
Darlaston Jn 19/02 18/59
Portobello Jn 19/05 19/05
Wolverhampton 19.12a 19.13


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