8th October 2005

Pathfinder Tours
The New Musical Express

Locos Used 47714 & 47813 'John Peel'
Stock Used ?????

Route:
1Z47 : Wolverhampton to Norwich
1Z48 : Norwich to Wolverhampton

Loco(s) Route
47813 + 47714 Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Galton Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Abbey Jn - Nuneaton - Hinckley - Leicester - Syston South Jn - Melton Mowbray - Peterborough - March - Ely North Jn - Ely - Chippenham Jn - Bury St Edmunds - Stowmarket - Ipswich
47813 (1) Ipswich - Stowmarket - Diss - Norwich
47813 + 47714 Norwich - Thetford - Ely North Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton

Notes :
(1) 47714 on rear.
(2) Train was booked for haulage by a class 87 between Ipswich & Norwich.
(3) On arrival at Bury-St-Edmunds, 47813 was named 'John Peel'.

Sources : Janet Cottrell & Mark Baines

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location

Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Wolverhampton 08.18d 08.17   21.48a 21.58
Dudley Port 08/24 08/25   21/41 21/49
Sandwell & Dudley 08.26a ~ 08.28d 08.27 ~ 08.29   21.35a ~ 21.38d 21.45 ~ 21.47
Galton Jn 08/30 08/31   21/33 21/43
Soho South Jn 08/31 08/33   21/31 21/41
Birmingham New Street 08.36a ~ 08.39d 08.40 ~ 08.42   21.23a ~ 21.26d 21.27 ~ 21.37
Proof House Jn 08/41 08/44   21/20 21/18
Landor Street Jn 08/43 08/46   21/18 21/16
Water Orton 08/50 08/53   21/13 21/06
Whitacre Jn 08/55 08/56   21/08 20/56
Abbey Jn 09/07 09/07   20/56 20/46
Nuneaton 09.10a ~ 09.13d 09.09 ~ 09.12   20.49a ~ 20.52d 20.43 ~ 20.44
Hinckley 09/20 09/18   20/40 20/39
Wigston North Jn 09/37 09/38   20/25 20/21
Leicester 09.44a ~ 09.46d 09.45 ~ 09.47   20.13a ~ 20.16d 20.04 ~ 20.13
Syston South Jn 09/52 09/55   20/06 19/55
Syston East Jn 09/53 09/56   20/05 19/54
Melton Mowbray 10/04 ?   19/53 ?
Manton Jn 10/18 10/18   19/40 19/30
Helpston Jn 10/37 10/35   19/21 19/13
Peterborough 10.48a ~ 10.50d 10.48 ~ 10.49   19.10a ~ 19.13d 19.01 ~ 19.07
March 11/09 11/05   18/45 18/45
Ely North Jn 11/25 11/18   18/25 18/25

 

Location

Booked Actual
Ely 11/28 11/21
Soham 11/36 11/26
Chippenham Jn 11/45 11/34
Bury St Edmunds 12.01a ~ 12.14d 11.46 ~ 12.14
Stowmarket 12/35 12/33
Ipswich 12L45a ~ 13L13d 12.44 ~ 13.15
Stowmarket 13/24 13/25
Diss 13.37a ~ 13.42d 13.38 ~ 13.40
Trowse Jn 14/09 13/57
Norwich 14.12a ~ 17.15d 14.04 ~ 17.15
Trowse Jn 17/18 17/18
Thetford 17.48a ~ 17.55d 17.48 ~ 17.54
Brandon 18/06 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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