4th June 2005

Pathfinder Tours
The Whistling Slater

Loco Used 40145
Stock Used 21272+3148+3140+3107+1863+5322+5276+5366+5292+5365

Route:
1Z51 : Bristol Temple Meads to Blaenau Ffestiniog
1Z52 : Blaenau Ffestiniog to Holyhead
1Z53 : Holyhead to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco Route
40145 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Telford Central - Shrewsbury - Nantwich - Crewe - Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB - Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction
40145 Llandudno Junction - Llanwrst - Betws-y-Coed - Blaenau Ffestiniog
40145 Blaenau Ffestiniog - (reverse of outward route) - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Valley - Holyhead
40145 Holyhead - (reverse of outward route) - Llandudno Junction - Rhyl - Chester - Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB - Crewe - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Also ran as "The North Wales Explorer" for passengers who left the train at Blaenau Ffestiniog for a run on the Ffestiniog Railway then a coach trip to Bangor where they rejoined the train as it headed homewards.


40145 at Crewe on the outward leg (photo: Gary Thornton)

Source : Gary Thornton (joined/left the train at Birmingham New Street)

Tour Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gary Thornton)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 05.36d [P4] ?   22.16a ? 249.65
0.46 Dr Days Jn [RL] 05/39 ?   22/14 ? 249.19
1.43 Stapleton Road 05/41 ?   22/12 ? 248.22
4.23 Filton Abbey Wood 05/44 ?   22/09 ? 245.42
5.62 Bristol Parkway 05.47a ~ 05.50d ?   22.00a ~ 22.03d ? 244.03
10.32 Westerleigh Jn 05/56 ?   21/53 ? 239.33
12.04 Yate 05/58 ?   21/50 ? 237.61
18.45 Charfield 06/04 ?   21/43 ? 231.20
31.70 Standish Jn 06/15 ?   2/31 ? 217.75
38.00 Gloucester Yard Jn 06/20 ?   21*15a ~ 21*23d ? 211.65
38.67 Barnwood Jn 06/21 ?   21/13 ? 210.78
44.30 Cheltenham Spa 06.27a ~ 06.29d ?   21.04a ~ 21.06d ? 205.35
51.41 Ashchurch 06/37 ?   20/56 ? 198.24
62.28 Abbotswood Jn 06/45 ?   20/49 ? 187.37
73.45 Stoke Works Jn 06/54 ?   20/41 ? 176.20
75.58 Bromsgrove 06/56 ?   20/39 ? 174.07
79.21 Barnt Green 07/04 [ML] ?   20/33 ? 170.44
81.76 Longbridge 07/15 ?   20/28 ? 167.69
84.29 Kings Norton 07/21 ?   20/25 ? 165.36
89.44 Bordesley Jn 07/32 ?   20/16 ? 160.21
89.70 St Andrews Jn 07/33 ?   20/15 ? 159.75
90.67 Proof House Jn 07/37 [DEL] ?   20/12 ? 158.78
91.41 Birmingham New Street 07.40a ~ 07.51d ??.?? ~ 07.51   19.59a ~ 20.09d 20.25 ~ 20.28 158.24
93.42 Soho South Jn 07/57 07/57   19/55 20/17 156.23

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
93.75 Soho East Jn 08/06 07/58
95.74 Perry Barr West Jn 08/16 08/02
96.33 Perry Barr North Jn 08/17 08/02
100.70 Bescot Stadium 08/24 08/08
102.08 Darlaston Jn 08/25 08/09
105.07 Portobello Jn 08/28 08/15
106.71 Wolverhampton 08.33a ~ 08.35d [P1] 08.27 ~ 08.35 [P1]
107.34 Wolverhampton North Jn 08/37 08/37
115.74 Cosford 08/45 08/45
121.31 Madeley Jn 08/58 08/51
122.45 Telford Central 08/59 08/51
126.26 Wellington 09/02 08/55
136.51 Shrewsbury 09/14 [P4] 09/07 [P4]
138.59 Harlescott Crossing 09/22 09/11
147.31 Wem 09/36 09/20
150.49 Prees 09/39 09/23
155.53 Whitchurch 09/47 09/28
160.26 Wrenbury 09/55 09/34
164.69 Nantwich 10/05 09/38
168.55 Crewe Gresty Lane 10/10 09/44
169.28 Crewe 10.13a ~ 10.26d [P11] 09.53 ~ 10.26 [P11]
170.69 Crewe Steel Works SB 10/29 10/29
180.08 Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 10/38 10/38
190.38 Chester 10/48 [UDM] 10/48 [UDM]
192.29 Saltney Jn [DML] 10/51 10/50
200.79 Rockliffe Hall 10/58 ?
207.24 Holywell Jn 11/04 11/04
220.36 Rhyl 11/15 11/16
230.73 Colwyn Bay 11/24 11/26
235.03
0.00
Llandudno Junction 11.29a ~ 11.49d [P3] 11.30 ~ 11.51 [P3]
5.12 Tal-y-Cafn 11/58 12/00
11.17 North Llanwrst 12*08a ~ 12*21d 12.13 ~ 12.36
27.42
0.00
Blaenau Ffestiniog 12.56a ~ 13.26d 13.19 ~ 13.41
16.25 North Llanwrst 13*59a ~ 14*05d 14.19 ~ 14.19
22.30 Tal-y-Cafn 14/15 14/30
27.42 Llandudno Junction 14*25a ~ 14*41d [P4] 14.38 ~ 14.38 [P4]
32.50 Penmaenmawr 14/49 14/50
42.58 Bangor 14/58 15/03
44.49 Menai Bridge 15/01 15/06
46.16 Llanfairpwll 15/04 15/07
49.02 Gaerwen 15/16 15.11 ~ 15.18
63.74 Valley 15/29 15/32
67.39
0.00
Holyhead 15.38a ~ 16.54d [P3] 15.41 ~ 17.05
[P3a] [P4d]
3.45 Valley 17/00 17/12
18.37 Gaerwen 17/13 17/24
21.23 Llanfairpwll 17/16 17/26
22.70 Menai Bridge 17/18 17/28
24.61 Bangor 17.22a ~ 17.25d 17.32 ~ 17.34
34.69 Penmaenmawr 17/35 17/44
39.77 Llandudno Junction 17/42 [P3] 17/50 [P3]
44.07 Colwyn Bay 17/46 17/54
54.44 Rhyl 17/55 18/03
67.56 Hollywell Jn 18/10 18/15
74.01 Rockliffe Hall 18/16 18/20
82.51 Saltney Jn 18/24 [UFL] 18/30
84.42 Chester 18/27 18/31
94.72 Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 18/38 18/45
104.11 Crewe Steel Works SB 18/46 18/51
105.52 Crewe 18.50a ~ 18.56d [P11] 18.59 ~ 19.05 [P6]
107.36 Basford Hall Jn [SL] 19/02 [SL] ?
113.58 Madeley 19/07 19/15
124.60 Norton Bridge 19/17 19/24
130.09 Stafford 19/21 19/38
143.66 Bushbury Jn 19/33 19/51
144.77 Wolverhampton North Jn 19/35 19/52
145.40 Wolverhampton 19.39a ~ 19.41d [P3] 19.55 ~ 19.56 [P4]
151.00 Dudley Port 19/48 20/05
154.45 Galton Jn 19/53 20/13

Timings continue in first table.

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