21st October 2006

Pathfinder Tours
Sandblower

Locos Used 57012, 60034, 66066, 66068 & 92003
Stock Used 6310+21272+3149+3119+3097+1842+5322+5276+5040+4927+5350+5376

Route:
1Z27 : Bristol Temple Meads to Ely
1Z28 : Ely to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco(s) Route
66068 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Slough - Ealing Broadway - Acton Up Goods
60034 Acton Up Goods - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Carlton Road Jn - Harringay Curve - Potters Bar - Hitchin - Royston - Red Cross Lane - (via Down Slow) - Cambridge South Jn - Cambridge (Down Goods) - (via Up & Down Goods to 56m 10ch) - Ely
60034 (1) Ely - Downham Market - Kings Lynn Jn
57012 (2) Kings Lynn Jn - Middleton Towers
60034 (1) Middleton Towers - Kings Lynn Jn - (via RR Loop) - Kings Lynn Yard (EoL at 97m 2ch)
57012 (2) Kings Lynn Yard - (via RR Loop) - Kings Lynn Jn - Downham Market - Ely (Up Freight Loop)
57012 Ely (Up Freight Loop) - Soham - Bury St Edmunds - Stowmarket - Ipswich (Down/Up Goods)
92003 Ipswich (Down/Up Goods) - Ipswich Station (centre road) - Manningtree - Colchester - Kelvedon (cross UM to DM) - Witham (DPL & P4, cross back to UM) - Shenfield - Stratford - Lea Jn - Dalston Jn - (via Down NL No.1) - Camden Road East Jn - Kensal Rise - via Down City Line - Harlesden Jn - (via Up & Down HL, South Departure Line) - Wembley EUFOC (Rec/Dep No.1)
66066 Wembley EUFOC - (via South Arrival) - Wembley Yard South Jn - (via Down Willesden Relief, Willesden No.7) - Acton Canal Wharf Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Ealing Broadway - (reverse of outward route) - Didcot Parkway - Wantage Road - (via Down Relief) - Challow - Swindon - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) 57012 on rear.
(2) 60034 on rear.


60034 at Ely (photo: Tony Fielding)

Source : Alan Sheppard (joined/left the train at Didcot Parkway)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard, Alan Vickers & Mark Baines)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 06.40d 06.41   23.30a 23.34 116.37
? Bristol East Jn 06/41 ?   23/29 ? ?
? North Somerset Jn 06/42 06/43  
11.35 Bath Spa 06.53a ~ 06.55d 06.56 ~ 06.58  
? Bathampton Jn 06/58 07/02  
? Thingley Jn 07/07 07/09  
24.30 Chippenham 07.10a ~ 07.12d 07.13 ~ 07.15  
- Dr Days Jn   23/27 23/31 ?
- Stapleton Road   23/26 23/28 ?
- Filton Abbey Wood   23/21 23/27 ?
- Bristol Parkway   23/19 23/25 ?
- Westerleigh Jn   23/13 23/20 ?
- Hullavington   22/59 23/09 ?
? Wootton Bassett Jn 07/29 07/29   22/50 22/59 ?
41.03 Swindon 07.35a ~ 07.46d 07.34 ~ 07.46   22.30a ~ 22.43d 22.39 ~ 22.52 76.16
? Uffington 07/57 07/55   22/19 22/28 ?
? Challow 07/59 07/57   22/17 22.20a ~ 22.25d ?
? Wantage Road 08/02 ?   22/13 ? ?
? Foxhall Jn 08/09 ?   ?? ? ?
65.16 Didcot Parkway 08.11a ~ 08.13d 08.10 ~ 08.17 [P4]   22.03a ~ 22.05d 22.06 ~ 22.09 [P1] 52.03
? Didcot East Jn 08/15 08/19   ?? 22/03 ?
? Reading West Jn 08/36 08/33   21/48 22/50 ?
82.28 Reading 08.38a ~ 08.41d 08.35 ~ 08.42 [P9]   21.43a ~ 21.45d 21.46 ~ 21.48 [P4] 34.71
? Twyford 08/47 08/48   21/37 21/40 ?
? Maidenhead 08/54 08/53   21/30 21/34 ?
? Slough 09/01 08/58   21/25 21/30 ?
? Dolphin Jn ?? 08/59   21/23 21/28 [DR - DM] ?
? Airport Jn 09/10 09/10   21/15 21/20 ?
? Southall 09/13 09/12   21/12 21/17 ?
? West Ealing 09/17 09/16   ?? 21/11 ?
112.50 Ealing Broadway 09.19a ~ 09.21d 09.18 ~ 09.22   21.06a ~ 21.08d 21.07 ~ 21.09 4.49
? Acton West 09/23 09/24   21/04 21/05 ?
114.05
0.00
Acton Up Goods 09L27 ~ 09L52 09.26 ~ 09.50  
- Acton Main Line   21/00 21/02 ?
? Acton Wells Jn 09/55 09/53   20/59 20.56a ~ 20.59d ?
? Acton Canal Wharf Jn 09/57 09/55   20/57 20/55 ?

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
? Dudding Hill Jn 10/03 10/01
? Cricklewood Curve Jn 10/06 10.05a ~ 10.08d
? West Hampstead North Jn 10/12 10/14
? West Hampstead Thameslink 10/13 10/15
? Carlton Road Jn 10/16 10/20
? Junction Road Jn 10/19 10/24
? Upper Holloway 10/20 10/25
? Harringay Park Jn 10/23 10/29
? Harringay West Jn 10/24 10/31
? Alexandra Palace 10/29 10/36
? Potters Bar 10/42 10/44
? Welwyn Garden City 10/55 10/53
? Digswell Jn 10/56 10/55
? Woolmer Green Jn 10/59 10/57
? Stevenage 11/03 11/01
? Hitchin 11/10 11/09
? Letchworth Garden City 11/14 11/13
? Royston 11/26 11/24
? Shepreth Branch Jn 11/44 11/36
? Cambridge 11/49 11.44a ~ 11.51d
? Coldham Lane Jn 11/51 11/54
? Ely Reception 12/07 DIV
79.35 Ely 12L11a ~ 13L08d 12.10 ~ 13.08
? Ely North Jn 13/11 13/12
? Littleport 13/22 13/18
? Downham Market 13/33 13/31
? Watlington 13/38 13/36
105.55
0.00
Kings Lynn Jn 13.49 ~ 14.04 13.43 ~ 13.55d
2.69
0.00
Middleton Towers 14.24 ~ 14.39 14.10 ~ 14.22
2.69
0.00
Kings Lynn Yard 14.59 ~ 15.21 14.36 ~ 14.45
? Kings Lynn Jn ??/?? 14.48a ~ 14.59d
? Watlington 15/31 15/10
? Downham Market 15/36 15/20
? Littleport 15/47 15/30
? Ely North Jn 15/55 15/37
26.20 Ely 15.59a ~ 16.38d 15.42 ~ 16.36
? Ely Dock Jn 16/40 16/38
? Soham 16/48 16/45
? Chippenham Jn 16/56 16/52
? Kennett 16/59 16/56
? Bury St. Edmunds 17/11 17/11
? Haughley Jn 17/30 17.28a ~ 17.30d
? Stowmarket 17/33 17/35
? Ipswich East Suffolk Jn 17/51 17/47
76.33
0.00
Ipswich Yard Reception 17L55 ~ 18L15 17.47 ~ 18.14
? Ipswich 18/20 18/15
? Ipswich, Halifax Jn 18/22 18/19
? Manningtree 18/32 18/28
? Colchester 18/42 18/36
? Marks Tey 18/47 18/41
? Witham 18/55 18/51
? Chelmsford 19/03 19/00
? Shenfield 19/14 19/11 [P2]
? Gidea Park 19/20 19/17 [P1]
? Ilford 19/26 19/22 [P1]
? Forest Gate Jn 19/28 19/24
65.24 Stratford 19.30a ~ 19.32d 19.29 ~ 19.33 [P10]
? Channelsea Jns 19/36 19/35
? Dalston Jn 19/45 19/42
? Camden Road East Jn 19/51 19/49
? Camden Road 19/53 19/50
? Gospel Oak 19/57 19/54
? Kensal Green Jn 20/05 20.02a ~ 20.07d
? Harlesden Jn 20/10 20/14
? Brent Through Sidings 20/15 DIV
? Sudbury Jn 20/20 20.21a ~ 20.22d
79.40
0.00
Wembley Yard 20L25 ~ 20L45 20.27 ~ 20.41
? Wembley Yard South Jn 20/51 20/50
? Willesden No.7 SB 20/53 20/52

Timings continue in first table.
Mileages taken from tour brochure - intermediate mileages not given in the brochure.

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