24th - 26th June 2005

Pathfinder Tours
The Western Trident

Locos Used 37427 & D1015 'Western Champion'
Stock Used 21272+3131+3132+1699+3144+3100+3110+3148+1863+5322+5276+5292+5365

Route:
1Z65 : Euston to Exeter St Davids
1Z55 : Exeter St Davids to Llandrindod Wells
1Z56 : Llandrindod Wells to Exeter St Davids
1Z33 : Exeter St Davids to Victoria

Date Loco(s) Route
24/06 D1015 London Euston - Willesden West London Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Slough - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Castle Cary - Taunton - Exeter St Davids
25/06 D1015 Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Weston-super-Mare - Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot DS (1)
25/06 D1015 + 37427 Bescot DS - Wolverhampton - Telford Central - Abbey Foregate Jn - English Bridge Jn - Craven Arms - Llandrindod Wells - Pantyffynnon - Hendy Jn - Morlais East Jn - Jersey Marine North Jn - Court Sart Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Newport
25/06 D1015 Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Gloucester - Gloucester Yard Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Exeter St Davids
26/06 D1015 Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central - Honiton - Yeovil Junction - Salisbury - Andover - Basingstoke - Woking - Virginia Water - Staines - Feltham - Twickenham - Richmond - Barnes - Clapham Junction - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) D1015 suffered a defective turbocharger on the climb up The Lickey resulting in having to go to one-engine operation. 37427 was added as "insurance". Booked route from Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton had been "mainline" (i.e. via Soho South Jn, Dudley Port & Sandwell & Dudley).


A Wizzo at Euston - not exactly a common sight! (photo: Rob Fraser)


D1015 at Birmingham New Street (photo: Nick Wason)

Sources : various including Rob Fraser

Timings (Booked & Actual)

24/06

Location Booked Actual
Euston 14.58d 14.58
Camden South Jn 15/02 15/02
Camden Jn 15/03 15/02
Willesden West London Jn 15/07 15/08
Acton Wells Jn 15/18 15/14
Acton Main Line 15/20 ?
Acton West 15/23 15/22
Southall 15/29 15/26
Airport Jn 15/31 15/31
Slough 15/38 15/37
Maidenhead 15/45 15/42
Twyford 15/52 15/47
Reading 15.59a ~ 16.14d 15.53 ~ 15.59
Southcote Jn 16/18 16/03
Newbury 16.33a ~ 16.49d 16/29
Woodborough 17/14 17/00
Lavington 17/20 17/05
Heywood Road Jn 17/27 17/10
Fairwood Jn 17/33 17/12
Clink Road Jn 17/37 17/19
Blatchbridge Jn 17/44 ?
Castle Cary 17/57 17/56
Cogload Jn 18/16 18/28
Taunton 18/22 18/32
Tiverton Parkway 18/35 ?
Cowley Bridge Jn 18/48 ?
Exeter St Davids 18.51a 19.03

25/06

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Exeter St Davids 04.17d 04.17   20.36a 21.36
Tiverton Parkway 04.34a ~ 04.36d ?   20.16a ~ 20.18d ?
Taunton 04.51a ~ 04.53d 04.52 ~ 04.54   19.57a ~ 19.59d 20.59 ~ 21.02
Cogload Jn 04/59 04/59   19/50 20/54
Bridgwater 05/08 05.05 ~ 05.08   19.39a ~ 19.41d 20.44 ~ 20.47
Highbridge & Burnham 05/15 05/15   19/32 20/38
Uphill Jn 05/21 05/22   19/25 20/31
Weston-super-Mare 05.24a ~ 05.27d 05.25 ~ 05.28   19.15a ~ 19.22d 20.24 ~ 20.27
Worle Jn 05/31 05/31   19/11 20/20
Parson Street 05/45 05/44   ? ?
Bristol Temple Meads 05.48a ~ 05.53d 05.47 ~ 06.02   18.36a ~ 18.39d 19.53 ~ 19.57
Dr Days Jn 05/55 06/04   18/32 19/50
Stapleton Road 05/56 06/05   18/30 19/49
Filton Abbey Wood 06/00 06/09   18/25 19/47
Bristol Parkway 04.17d 04.17   18.20a ~ 18.23d 19.42 ~ 19.45
Westerleigh Jn 06/12 06/20   18/14 19/37
Yate 06/15 06/24   18/11 19/33
Charfield 06/21 06/30   18/04 19/29
Standish Jn 06/32 06/40   17/52 19/17

 

Location Booked Actual
Barnwood Jn 06/46 06/46
Cheltenham Spa 06.53a ~ 06.55d 06.52 ~ 07.00
Ashchurch 07/03 07/07
Abbotswood Jn 07/12 07/14
Stoke Works Jn 07/23 07/25
Bromsgrove 07/27 07/29
Barnt Green 07/33 07/37
Longbridge 07/34 07/41
Kings Norton 07/39 07/45
Bordesley Jn 07/45 07/53
St Andrews Jn 07/46 07/54
Proof House Jn 07/49 07/58
Birmingham New Street 07.52a ~ 08.11d 08.03 ~ 08.12
Soho South Jn 08/16 08/24
Galton Jn 08/19 DIV
Dudley Port 08/25 DIV
Perry Barr North Jn DIV 08/30
Bescot DS DIV 08.35a ~ 09.20d
Portobello Jn DIV 09/28
Wolverhampton ??/?? 09/35
Wolverhampton North Jn 08/36 09/37
Cosford 08/48 ?
Telford Central 08/58 09.53a ~ ??.??d
Wellington 09/04 09/56
Abbey Foregate Jn 09.18a ~ 09.20d ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 09/25 10/30
Dorrington 09/33 ?
Craven Arms 09.48a ~ 09.49d 11.09 ~ 11.09
Knighton 10.09a ~ 10.34d 11.30 ~ 11.31
Llandrindod LC 11.06a ~ 11.08d ?
LLandrindod Wells 11.10a ~ 11.55d 12.13 ~ 13.30
Garth 12/12 ?
Llanwrtyd 12.20a ~ 12.23d 14.00 ~ 14.02
Llandovery 12.43a ~ 12.58d 14.29 ~ 14.46
Pantyffynnon 13/31 ?
Port Talbot Parkway 14/20 16/09
Margam Moors Jn 14/23 ?
Bridgend 14/31 16/22
Pontyclun 14/45 16/32
Cardiff Central 15/00 16/53
Marshfield 15/07 17/02
Newport 15.14a ~ 16.54d 17.10 ~ 18.11
Severn Tunnel Junction 17/04 18/24
Chepstow 17/11 18/32
Lydney 17/19 18/39
Awre Jn 17/24 18/45
Gloucester 17.42a ~ 17.44d 18.59 ~ 17.07

(timings continue in 25/06 table above)

26/06

Location Booked Actual
Exeter St Davids 11.33d 11.34
Exeter Central 11/36 11/36
Exmouth Jn 11/39 11/39
Pinhoe 11/47 11/47
Honiton 12.02a ~ 12.24d 12.03 ~ 12.24
Chard Jn 12/40 12/42
Yeovil Junction 12/54 13/03
Templecombe 13/07 13/15
Gillingham 13/15 13/21
Wilton Jn 13/38 13/39
Salisbury 13.44a ~ 13.46d 13.45 ~ 13.49
Andover 14/05 14/09
Worting Jn 14/19 14/23
Basingstoke 14/21 14/26
Farnborough 14/33 ?
Woking Jn 14/41 14/44
Woking 14.42a ~ 14.42d 14.46 ~ 14.46
Virginia Water 15/04 15/04
Staines 15/13 15/13
Feltham 15/20 15/20
Twickenham 15/25 15/24
Richmond 15/29 15/28
Barnes 15/33 15/32
Clapham Junction 15/43 15/38
Victoria 15.58a 16.00


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