3rd December 2005

Pathfinder Tours
Lincoln Christmas Market

Locos Used 66058 & 67017
Stock Used 6158+5932+6104+1250+3244+3340+3304+3333+3314+1699+3325+3345+21272

Route:
1Z27 : Swindon to Lincoln Central
1Z28 : Lincoln Central to Swindon

Loco(s) Route
67017 Swindon - Stroud - Standish Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove (1) - Barnt Green - Bordesley Jn - Water Orton - Nuneaton - Hinckley - Leicester - Loughborough - Trent - Nottingham - Newark Castle - Boultham Jn - Lincoln Central
67017 Lincoln Central - (reverse of outward route) - Trent - (2) Sheet Stores Jn - North Stafford Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Wichnor Jn - Tamworth - Kingsbury Jn - (2) Water Orton - (reverse of outward route) - Swindon

Notes :
(1) Train was delayed owing to the Lickey banking engine not being available (reportedly because it had been sent back to Bescot early despite the fact this tour, run by EWS as the train operator, required banking). The train was eventually banked to the summit by 66058 which was sent out from Saltley but delayed at Kings Norton by the failure of 2N27 on the down slow.
(2) Train diverted due to a panel failure between Trent East Jn and Loughborough (occurred 17.15, cleared 23.30).


67017 arrives into Lincoln Central (photo: Richard Rooker)

Sources : Richard Rooker, Duncan Jennings, John Maguire & Selby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker & Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Swindon 06.50d 06.50   21.51a 22.49
Swindon F.P. 06/52 ?   21/49 ?
Kemble 07.02a ~ 07.04d 07.04 ~ 07.09   21.34a ~ 21.37d 21.23 ~ 21.34
St Marys LC 07/14 07/18   21/24 22/11
Stroud 07.19a ~ 07.21d 07.22 ~ 07.??   21.17a ~ 21.20d ? ~ ?
Stonehouse 07.25a ~ 07.27d ? ~ ?   21.10a ~ 21.13d ? ~ ?
Standish Jn 07/30 07/39   21/07 21/47
Gloucester Yard Jn 07/36 ?   20/56 ?
Barnwood Jn 07/38 07/46   20/54 21/40
Cheltenham Spa 07.44a ~ 07.47d 07.52 ~ 07.57   20.44a ~ 20.46d 21.29 ~ 21.34
Ashchurch For Tewkesbury 07/55 08/04   20/36 21/22
Abbotswood Jn 08/07 08/11   20/28 21/13
Norton Jn 08/12 ?   20/26 ?
Worcester Shrub Hill 08.28a ~ 08.32d 08.24 ~ 08.32   20.16a ~ 20.19d 21.05 ~ 21.07
Tunnel Jn 08/35 ?   20/12 ?
Droitwich Spa 08/43 08/47   20/06 20/57
Stoke Works Jn 08/48 08/52   20/00 20/50
Bromsgrove 08*51a ~ 09*01d 08*55 ~ 10*23   19/58 20/47
Barnet Green 09.09a ~ 09.17d 10.26a ~ 10.28d   19.51a ~ 19.53d 20.39 ~ 20.39
Longbridge 09/21 10/34   19/48 20/36
Kings Norton 09/24 10/39   19/45 20/32
Bordesley Jn 09/30 10/45   19/41 20/23
St Andrews Jn 09/31 10/47   19/40 ?
Landor Street Jn 09*34a ~ 09*36d 10*49 ~ 10*52   19*36a ~ 19*37d 20*18 ~ 20*20
Water Orton 09/44 11/02   19/26 20/12
Kingsbury Jn   ?DIV? 20/09
Wichnor Jn   ?DIV? 20/00
Whitacre Jn 09/48 11/05   19/19 ?DIV?
Abbey Jn 10/01 11/17   19/07 ?DIV?
Nuneaton 10/04 11/18   19/04 ?DIV?
Hinckley 10/10 11/32   18/59 ?DIV?
Wigston North Jn 10/24 11/33   18/47 ?DIV?
Leicester 10/31 11/40   18/42 ?DIV?
Syston South Jn 10/35 11/45   18/35 ?DIV?
Silbey Jn 10/38 11/47   18/32 ?DIV?
Loughborough 10/43 11/50   18/27 ?DIV?
Trent South Jn 10/49 11/56   18/19 ?DIV?
Trent East Jn 10/51 11/56   18/17 19/26
Mansfield Jn 10/56 12/02   18/08 19/18
Nottingham 10.58a ~ 10.59d 12.04 ~ 12.04   18.04a ~ 18.06d 19.11 ~ 19.15
Netherfield Jn 11/04 12/09   17/58 19/06
Newark Castle 11/18 12/27   17/34 18/49
Newark Flat Crossing 11/19 12/29   17/32 18/46
Newark Crossing East Jn 11/20 12/30   17/31 18/46
Boutham Jn 11/36 ?   17/14 ?
West Holmes Jn 11/37 ?   17/13 ?
Lincoln Central 11.40a 13.07   17.10d 18.22


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