10th September 2005

Pathfinder Tours
The Crewe Crusader

Locos Used 33103 & 33202
Stock Used 21272+3122+3112+3107+3098+1863+5322+5341+5276+5366+5365+5376

Route:
1Z48 : Salisbury to Crewe (via Chester)
1Z49 : Crewe to Salisbury

Locos Route
33103 + 33202 (1) Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Days Jn - Stapleton Road - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - St Andrews Jn (2) - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - (2) Darlaston Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley -Crewe - Chester
33103 + 33202 Chester - Crewe
33103 + 33202 Crewe - Chester - Saltney Jn - Wrexham General - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Telford Central - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Salisbury

Notes :
(1) Departure from Salisbury was delayed by 33103 which had failed on the inward stock working, but was reported repaired prior to departure. 
(2) Booked route was St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Park Lane Jn - Rycroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Darlaston Jn but was diverted due to vandalism in the Water Orton area.


The 33's are seen at the bottom of Gresford Bank (photo: John Cowlishaw)

Sources : various including Janet Cottrell

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Salisbury 06.27d [P3] 07.33   23.22a [P2] 23.28
Wilton Jn 06/30 ?   23/18 23/23
Warminster 06/47 07/51   22/58 23/08
Westbury 06.54a ~ 06.56d [P1] 07.57 ~ 08.00   22.49a ~ 22.52d [P1] 22.57 ~ 23.00
Trowbridge 07.03a ~ 07.05d ??.?? ~ 08.08   22.40a ~ 22.43d ?
Bradford Jn 07/08 08/09   22/37 22/47
Bathampton Jn 07/19 08/23   22/27 22/38
Bath Spa 07.22a ~ 07.24d 08.30 ~ 08.33   22.21a ~ 22.24d 22.31 ~ 22.33
Dr Days Jn 07/35 08/53   22/06 22/18
Stapleton Road 07/37 08/55   22/04 22/13
Filton Abbey Wood ? 09/00   ? 22/05
Bristol Parkway 07.48a ~ 07.50d 09.05 ~ 09.08   21.57a ~ 21.59d 22.00 ~ 22.03
Westerleigh Jn 07/55 09/14   21/51 21/55
Yate 07/58 09/17   21/49 21/51
Charfield 08/04 09/23   21/41 21/47
Standish Jn 08/15 09/32   21/26 21/37
Barnwood Jn 08/21 09/50   21/19 21/31
Cheltenham Spa 08.28a ~ 08.33d 10.00 ~ 10.03   21.11a ~ 21.13d 21.22 ~ 21.26
Ashchurch 08/46 10/11   21/02 21/16
Abbotswood Jn 08/56 10/23   20/53 21/06
Worcester Shrub Hill 09.07a ~ 09.09d [P1] 10.31 ~ 10.34   20.45a ~ 20.47d [P2] 20.57 ~ 21.00
Droitwich Spa 09/16 10/53   2/36 20/49

 

Location Booked Actual
Stoke Works Jn 09/25 11/03
Bromsgrove 09/28 11/08
Barnt Green 09/34 [ML] 11/15
Longbridge 09/37 [SL] 11/20
Kings Norton 09/41 11/25
Bordesley Jn 09/46 11/31
St Andrews Jn 09/47 11/33
Landor Street Jn 09/49 [ML] DIV
Castle Bromwich Jn 09/56 DIV
Park Lane Jn 09/58 DIV
Ryecroft Jn 10/20 DIV
Walsall 10/22 [SL] DIV
Pleck Jn 10/24 DIV
Birmingham New Street DIV 11/41
Perry Barr North Jn DIV 11/52
Darlaston Jn 10/28 12/02
Portobello Jn 10/31 12/05
Bushbury Jn 10/34 12/09
Stafford No.4 10/49 [SL] ?
Stafford 10/49 12/21
Norton Bridge 10/58 12/25
Madeley 11/10 12/34
Basford Hall Jn 11/17 12/39
Crewe 11.20a ~ 11.22d [P11] 12.42 ~ 12.49
Beeston Castle & T SB 11/33 ?
Chester 11.46a ~ 12.02d [P3] 13.16 ~ 13.43
Beeston Castle & T SB 12/15 13/57
Crewe [P11] 12.30a ~ 17.12d [P12] 14.08 ~ 17.59
Beeston Castle & T SB 17/27 ?
Chester 17.42a ~ 17.45d [P3] [DML] 18.18 ~ 18.22
Saltney Jn 17/48 18/26
Wrexham General 18/02 [P1] 18/37
Gobowen 18/23 18/52
Shrewsbury 18/40 [P7] 19/13
Wellington 18/58 19/26
Telford Central 19/04 19/31
Cosford 19/12 19/37
Oxley SB 19/23 ?
Wolverhampton North Jn 19/26 19/45
Wolverhampton 19/28 [P4] 19/48
Portobello Jn 19/40 19/53
Darlaston Jn 19/43 19/56
Bescot Stadium 19/44 19/57
Perry Barr North Jn 19/49 20/04
Perry Barr West Jn 19/50 20/05
Soho East Jn 19/54 20/09
Soho North Jn 19/55 20/10
Galton Jn 19/57 20/15
Smethwick Jn 19/58 20/16
Rowley Regis 20/02 20/20
Stourbridge Junction 20/10 20/29
Kidderminster 20/18 20/38
Hartlebury 20/22 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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