19th November 2005

Pathfinder Tours
The Guild 'n' Docker

Locos Used 37416 & 60042 'The Hundred of Hoo'
Stock Used 21272+3107+3098+1863+5009+4902+5365+5376

Route:
1Z37 : Newport to Preston Dock
1Z38 : Preston Dock to Newport

Loco(s) Route
37416 Newport - Lydney - Gloucester - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Aston - Bescot - Stafford - Crewe
37416 (1) Crewe - Chester - Chester North Jn
60042 (2) Chester North Jn - Chester South Jn
37416 (1) Chester South Jn - Chester - Mickle Trafford Jn - Mouldsworth - Northwich Down & Up Goods
60042 (2) Northwich Down & Up Goods - Hartford Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Bamfurlong Jn - (via Down Low Level Goods) - Wigan North Western - Preston
37416 (1) Preston - Farington Curve Jn - Ormskirk
60042 (2) Ormskirk - Farington Curve Jn - Preston South Jn - Preston Dock
37416 (1) Preston Dock - Preston South Jn - Farington Curve Jn - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe
37416 Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bescot - Pery Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Birmingham New Street - Camp Hill - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Gloucester - Lydney - Newport

Notes :
(1) 60042 on rear.
(2) 37416 on rear.

Sources : various including Alan Sheppard, Mike McCabe, Janet Cottrell,
Nick Bartlett & Andrew Young

Photo Review


60042 on the rear of the train on arrival into Preston (photo: Nick Bartlett)


37416 at Rufford (photo: Stephen Harper)


Unusual view at Ormskirk - railtour meets service train (photo: Michael Hanley)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(From various including Alan Sheppard & Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Newport 05.55d [RL] 06.02   22.11a [P1] 22.18
Severn Tunnel Junction 06/12 06/16   21/58 [ML] 22/06
Chepstow 06/19 06/23   21/49 21/57
Lydney 06.27a ~ 06.29d 06.32 ~ 06.32   21.38a ~ 21.40d 21.46 ~ 21.47
Awre Jn 06/35 06/38   21/32 21/40
Gloucester 06.51a ~ 06.53d 06.52 ~ 06.55   21.16a ~ 21.18d 21.24 ~ 21.27
Horton Road Jn 06/54 ?   21/14 ?
Barnwood Jn 06/55 06/57   21/12 21/18
Cheltenham Spa 07.01a ~ 07.03d 07.04 ~ 07.07   21.02a ~21.04d 21.08 ~ 21.11
Ashchurch 07/11 07/14   20/56 20/59
Abbotswood Jn 07/19 07/22   20/49 20/49
Stoke Works Jn 07/30 07/32   20/41 20/41
Bromsgrove 07/33 07/36   20/39 20/39
Barnt Green 07.40a ~ 07.43d [ML] ??.?? ~ 07.46   20.32a ~ 20.34d 20.33 ~ 20.33
Longbridge 07/48 [SL] 07/52   20/29 20/29
Kings Norton 07/52 07/57   20/25 [FL] 20/25
Selly Oak 07/57 08/04    
Bordesley Jn   20/19 20/17
St. Andrews Jn   20/11 20/16
Proof House Jn   20/01 20/13
Birmingham New Street 08.09a ~ 08.15d [DEL] 08.16 ~ 08.19   19.51a ~ 19.58d [WL] 20.00 ~ 20.10
Proof House Jn 08/18 08/22    
Aston 08/21 08/30    
Soho South Jn   19/46 19/47
Soho East Jn   19/38 19/43
Perry Barr West Jn   19/34 19/39
Perry Barr North Jn 08/25 08/33   19/32 19/38
Bescot Stadium 08/32 08/40   19/25 19/32
Darlaston Jn 08/33 08/43   19/24 19/30
Portobello Jn 08/36 08/47   19/21 19/28
Bushbury Jn 08/39 08/50   19/16 19/24
Stafford No.4 08/49 [SL] ?   19/04 ?
Stafford 08.50a ~ 08.52d [P5] 09.04 ~ 09.06   19.01a ~ 19.03d [P4] 18.55 ~ 19.07
Stafford No.5 08/53 ?   ? ?
Norton Bridge 08/57 09/12   18/47 18/49
Madeley 09/06 09/22   18/36 18/40
Basford Hall Jn 09/13 09/28   18/30 18/32
Crewe 09L17a ~ 09L46d [P11] 09.33 ~ 09.50   18.03a ~ 18.24d [P12] [SL] 18.22 ~ 18.30

 

Location Booked Actual
Crewe Steelworks 09/57 ?
Beeston Castle 10/05 ?
Chester 10/20 [DTL] 10/16
Chester North Jn 10.32 ~ 10.37 ?
Chester South Jn 10.42 ~ 10.54 [UFL] ?
Chester 10.56 ~ 11.14 [P4] 10.48 ~ 11.14
Mickle Trafford Jn 11/20 ?
Mouldsworth 11/26 ?
Greenbank 11/38 11/39
Northwich Down & Up Goods 11.42 ~ 11.50 ?
Greenbank 11/54 11/55
Hartford CLC Jn 11/56 ?
Hartford LNW Jn 12/10 [FL] 12/04
Weaver Jn 12/14 12/10
Acton Grange Jn 12/18 12/15
Warrington Bank Quay 12c20 ~ 12c26 [P3] 12.23 ~ 12.28
Dallam Jn 12/29 ?
Winwick Jn 12/31 12/35
Earlestown 12/42 12/40
Newton-le-Willows 12/43 12/43
Golborne Jn 12/47 [SL] 12/45
Bamfurlong Jn 12/53 [GL] ?
Springs Branch No.2 Jn 12/58 12/56
Wigan South Jn 13/05 [FL] ?
Wigan North Western 13/06 [P5] 13/04
Balshaw Lane Jn 13/13 [SL] 13/14
Euxton Jn 13/23 13/17
Farington Curve Jn 13/36 13/20
Ribble Jn 13/38 [FL] ?
Preston 13.40a ~ 14.01d [P6] 13.25 ~ 14.02
Ribble Jn 14/02 [SL] ?
Farington Curve Jn 14/05 14/06
Rufford 14/16 14/29
Ormskirk 14.24 ~ 14.32 14.40 ~ 14.47
Rufford 14*40 ~ 14*42 14.55 ~ 14.59
Farington Curve Jn 14/54 [SL] 15/14
Skew Bridge Jn 14/55 [GL] ?
Ribble Jn 14/58 ?
Preston Dock 15.15a ~ 16.40d 16.08 ~ 17.09
Ribble Jn 16/50 [SL] ?
Farington Curve Jn 16/53 17/22
Euxton Jn 16/59 17/28
Balshaw Lane Jn 17/04 [FL] 17/32
Wigan North Western 17c14 ~ 17c16 [P4] 17.43 ~ 17.45
Wigan South Jn 17/18 ?
Springs Branch No.2 Jn 17/19 ?
Winwick Jn 17/26 17/53
Dallam Jn 17/28 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 17/29 [P2] 17/56
Acton Grange Jn 17/31 17/58
Weaver Jn 17/43 18/03
Winsford SB 17/50 18/11
Crewe Coal Yard Jn 18/01 ?

Timings continue in first table.

Train was originally booked (and timed) into Oakleigh Sidings, but this was changed just a couple of days before the day of running due to 'late interface issues between Network rail, EWS and Brunamond'. The train was therefore timed to traverse the Chester Triangle to keep the locos at the correct end of the train. The original timings appear below;

Location Booked
Crewe Steelworks 09/57
Beeston Castle 10/05
Chester 10L21 ~ 10L31
Mickle Trafford Jn 10/45
Mouldsworth 10/51
Greenbank 11/03
Oakleigh Sidings 11.15 ~ 11.25
Hartford East Jn 11/35
Northwich Down & Up Goods 11.40 ~ 11.50


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