10th December 2005

Pathfinder Tours
The Holly & The Ivy

Locos Used 60055, 66052, 66157, 66702, 66952, 92019 & 92038
Stock Used 5376+5365+4902+5040+5009+1842+3098+3140+3148+21272+6310

Route :
1Z92 : Watford Junction to Lincoln Central
1Z93 : Lincoln Central to Watford Junction

Loco(s)

Route
92019 (1) Watford Junction - Milton Keynes - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Down & Up Goods Loop
66052 Bescot Down & Up Goods Loop - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Park Lane Jn - Water Orton - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth - Burton-on-Trent - Derby Up Goods West - Derby Down Goods - Chaddesden Yard (End of Line)
60055 (2) Chaddesden Yard - Derby Up Goods - Long Eaton - Trent East Jn - Toton Centre - Trowell Jn - Langley Mill - Pye Bridge Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Sheffield - Nunnery Main Line Jn - Woodburn Jn - Broughton Lane Jn - (3) Tinsley South Jn
66052 (4) Tinsley South Jn - Shepcote Lane East Jn - Tinsley Yard
66702 Tinsley Yard - Rotherham Central - Aldwarke Jn - Thrybergh Jn - Mexborough - Hexthorpe Jn - Bridge Jn - Decoy North Jn - Decoy South Jn - Bessacarr Jn - Gainsborough Lea Road - Lincoln Central
66952 Lincoln Central - Gainsborough Lea Road - Worksop - Shirebrook - Kirkby-in-Ashfield - Pye Bridge Jn - Langley Mill - Trowell Jn - Radford Jn - Lenton North Jn - Lenton South Jn - Attenborough Jn - Meadow Lane Jn - Toton Centre
66157 Toton Centre - Trent East Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Wichnor Jn - Lichfield Trent Valley - Four Oaks - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International
92038 (5) Birmingham International - (reverse of outward route) - Watford Junction

Notes :
(1) Plus 66052 dead-in-tow.
(2) 66052 on rear.
(3) Originally advertised to cover the
Broughton Lane Jn to Shepcote Lane East Jn curve but this was taken out of use prior to the tour running, necessitating a reversal at Tinsley South Jn.
(4) 60055 on rear.
(5) Plus 66157 dead-in-tow.


66702 departs with the stock away from Lincoln Central (photo: PRAR)

Sources : Alan Sheppard (joined/left the train at Coventry) & LASERman

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard & LASERman)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
M.C
0.00
Watford Junction 05.05d 05.05 [P6] [FL]   23.14a 22.57 [P9] 89.46
8.06
Bourne End Jn 05/14 05/13½ [SL]   23/04 ? 81.40
14.16
Tring 05/23 05/20½   22*34 ~ 22*57 22/34 [P5] 75.30
20.59
Ledburn Jn 05/31 ?   22/23 ? 68.67
29.09
Bletchley 05/40 05/33½   22/12 22/12 60.37
32.28
Milton Keynes Central 05.45a ~ 05.50d 05.38 ~ 05.50   22.04a ~ 22.09d 22.06 ~ 22.09 57.18
39.10
Hanslope Jn 05/56 05/57   21/53 21/51½ [SL] 50.36
48.31
Northampton 06/06 06/07 [P2]   21/39 21/36 [TL] 41.15
58.00
Long Buckby 06/16 06/17   21/30 21/25½ 31.46
66.18
Hillmorton Jn 06/31 ?   21/20 ? 23.28
67.31
Rugby 06.34a ~ 06.37d 06.31½ ~ 06.37 [P1]   21.15a ~ 21.17d 21.14 ~ 21.16 [P2] 22.15
68.09
Trent Valley Jn 06/40 ?   21/14 ? 21.37
78.70
Coventry 06.50a ~ 06.53d 06.51 ~ 06.52 [P3]   21.01a ~ 21.04d 20.58 ~ 21.00 [P2] 10.56
89.46
Birmingham International 07.05a ~ 07.08d 07.07a ~ 07.09d [P2]   20L27a ~ 20L47d 20.30 ~ 20.42 [P5] 0.00
54.14
93.79
Stechford 07/14 07/16   20/21 20.17a ~ 20.20d 49.61
96.72
Aston 07/24 07/23   20/13 20.08a ~ 20.10d 46.68

 

M.C

Location
Booked
Actual
99.14
Perry Barr North Jn 07/29 07/28
?
Newton Jn 07/34 07/36
103.24
0.00
Bescot Down / Up Goods 07L38 ~ 07L58 07.40 ~ 07.53
?
Bescot Jn 08/01 07/54½
1.14
Pleck Jn 08/03 07/58
2.01
Walsall 08/05 08/02
2.51
Ryecroft Jn 08/06 08/03
14.20
Park Lane Jn 08/28 08/23
?
Water Orton West Jn 08/33 08/25
15.50
Water Orton 08/34 08/26
19.45
Kingsbury Jn 08/39 08/29
25.26
Tamworth High Level 08/46 08/35
32.54
Wichnor Jn 08/55 08/41
38.17
Burton-on-Trent 09.02a ~ 09.03d 08.47 ~ 09.03
?
North Stafford Jn 09/09 09/09
44.34
Stenson Jn 09/10 09/09½
54.26
Derby L&NW Jn 09/14 09.15a ~ 09.15½d
55.21
Derby 09/17 09/20 [Down Goods]
55.35
Derby Station North Jn 09/19 09.21a ~ 09.25d
55.75
0.00
Chaddesden Yard
(New Ballast Stockpile)
09L23 ~ 09L51 09.35 ~ 09.52
0.40
Derby Station North Jn 09/55 10/00
0.54
Derby 09/56 10/01 [Up Goods]
3.24
Spondon 10/01 10/08
9.33
Sheet Stores Jn 10/07 10/15
9.76
Trent 10/09 10/18
?
Toton Jn 10/11 10.21a ~ 10.23d
11.71
Toton Centre 10/12 10/24
15.16
Trowell Jn 10/17 10/29
19.76
Langley Mill 10/23 10/33
23.76
Pye Bridge Jn 10/30 10/37
26.14
Alfreton 10/32 10/39
32.17
Clay Cross South Jn 10/40 10/45
36.27
Chesterfield 10/44 10/50
44.57
Dore Station Jn 10/53 10/59
48.47
Sheffield 11/00 11/05 [P2]
49.04
Nunnery Main Line Jn 11/04 11/07
50.01
Woodburn Jn 11/07 11/11
51.39
Broughton Lane Jn 11/11 11/14
52.23
0.00
Tinsley South Jn 11.14a ~ 11.17d 11.17 ~ 11.23
0.43 Shepcote Lane Jn 11/19 11/27
1.62
0.00
Tinsley Yard 11L23 ~ 11L43 11.36 ~ 12.09
1.19 Shepcote Lane Jn 11/46 12/17
1.62 Tinsley South Jn 11/50 12/20
4.20
Rotherham Central 11/54 12.24a ~ 12.27d
6.57
Aldwarke Jn 11/57 12.35a ~ 12.42d
7.33
Thrybergh Jn 11/58 12/45
9.64
Mexborough 12/04 12/50
14.69
Hexthorpe Jn 12/09 12/57
16.47
Bridge Jn 12/15 13/01
17.72
Doncaster Decoy North Jn 12/20 13/04
?
Doncaster Decoy South Jn 12/23 13/06
19.46
Bessacarr Jn 12/27 13/07
36.49
Gainsborough Trent Jn 12/48 13/27
37.29
Gainsborough Lea Road 12/50 13/29
52.09
West Holmes Jn 13/10 13/51
52.77
0.00
Lincoln Central 13L13a ~ 15L52d [P5] 13.55 ~ 16.01 [P6]
0.68
West Holmes Jn 15/55 16/04
15.48
Gainsborough Lea Road 16/19 16/25
16.28
Gainsborough Trent Jn 16/22 16/27
21.08
Clarborough Jn 16/35 16/33
25.08
Retford Low Level 16/44 16/37
32.62
Worksop 16/54 16/49
?
Shireoaks East Jn 16/56 16/52
34.17
Woodend Jn 16/58 16/54
42.26
Shirebrook East Jn 17/08 17/10
45.71
Mansfield Woodhouse 17/18 17/19
?
Kirkby-in-Ashfield 17/28 17/28
49.57
Kirkby Lane End Jn 17/29 17/28½
?
Pinxton 17/37 17/37
53.12
Sleights East Signal Box 17/38 17/38½
54.21
Pye Bridge Jn 17/41 17/42
58.21
Langley Mill 17/45 17/46
63.01
Trowell Jn 17/50 17.52a ~ 17.56d
?
Radford Jn 17/58 18/05
69.01
Lenton North Jn 18/02 18/08
69.28
Lenton South Jn 18/06 18/09
73.53
Attenborough Jn 18/14 18/17
74.35
Meadow Lane Jn 18/16 18/19
?
Toton Jn 18/18 18/22
75.54
0.00
Toton Centre 18L21 ~ 18L46 18.26 ~ 18.47
?
Toton Jn 18/49 18/50
1.75
Trent 18/51 18/53
2.38
Sheet Stores Jn 18/53 18/55
14.72
Stenson Jn 19/18 19/17
?
North Stafford Jn 19/19 19/18
21.09
Burton-on-Trent 19.25a ~ 19.27d 19.24 ~ 19.26
26.52
Wichnor Jn 19/33 19/34
27.66
Alrewas Signal Box 19/36 19/37
31.74
Lichfield Trent Valley High Level 19/41 19/42
33.16
Lichfield City 19/44 19/45
38.48
Blake Street 19/56 19/52
40.42
Four Oaks 19/59 19/54

Timings continue in first table.

Rob Fraser offers the following assessment of the distances travelled at various points in the day;

Mileages based on GPS readings taken between Burton on Trent and Mexborough (which reflect actual reversal points). For other sections between Bescot and Lincoln mileages are derived from Quail :

66052 49m 66ch Bescot UDGL - Chaddesden Sdgs
60065 52m 62ch Chaddesden Sdgs - Tinsley South Jn
66052 01m 48ch Tinsley South Jn - Tinsley Yard East Dep Line
66702 52m 46ch Tinsley Yard East Dep Line - Lincoln Central

Have assumed other mileages are correct in the itinerary (note that the itinerary shows a spurious extra six+ miles between Burton & Derby on the outward).

Actual reversal points were as follows - based on position of Coach A (5376):
127m 45ch Chaddesden Sdgs (Northerly most Siding, approx 6yds from Buffer stops – “New Ballast Stockpile”)
002m 34ch Tinsley South Jn (In rear of W205 Signal at Bridge WME/12)
160m 27ch Tinsley Yard East Departure Line (In rear of 413 GP Signal)

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