26th March 2007
Past Time Rail
(The Devon & Cornwall Branch Week - Day 2)
|Locos Used||37410 'Aluminium 100' & steam: 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier'|
'The Harbour Master'
1Z20 : Plymouth to St Blazey Signal Box
1Z21 : St Blazey Signal Box - St Blazey
1Z22 : St Blazey to Par (via Par Harbour)
'The Atlantic Coast Flyer'
1Z23 : Par to Newquay
1Z24 : Newquay to Plymouth
|45407 (1)||Plymouth - Saltash - Liskeard - Lostwithiel - Par - St Blazey SB|
|37410 (2)||St Blazey SB - St Blazey - Par Harbour (3)|
|45407 (1)||Par Harbour - St Blazey - St Blazey SB - Sig.SB2 Middleway (onto single track)|
|37410 (2)||Sig.SB2 Middleway - St Blazey SB - Par|
|45407||Par - St Blazey SB - Pontsmill Viaduct(mp 283½) (4)|
|45407 (1)||Pontsmill Viaduct (mp 283½) - Goonbarrow - Newquay|
|37410 (2)||Newquay - Goonbarrow - Par - Lostwithiel - Liskeard - Saltash - Plymouth|
(1) 37410 on rear.
(2) 45407 on rear.
(3) Train stopped at the Network Rail stop board which meant the diesel at the front just went under the GWR main line.
(4) Due to a 10mph TSR on leaving Par, 45407 stalled at mp 283½ (Pontsmill Viaduct) & didn't attempt to restart. 37410, which was booked to follow the train to Newquay, coupled to the rear and both locos were needed for the restart. From there to Newquay, the Class 37 was noted only working on one further occasion.
(5) Train ran with various tour names, as listed in the breakdown of headcodes. Originally planned to run in October 2006, this was day two of five days of tours under the banner "The Cornish & Devon Branch Week" and using multiple tour names over the period. Tickets were sold for individual named trains, for a whole day or for the complete five days (£225).
45407 passes along by the canal at St Blazey (photo: Roger Geach)
Sources : various including Neil Edwards (on the train throughout)
& John Clifford
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Neil Edwards & John Clifford)
|St Budeaux Ferry Road East Jn||13/50||13/50||20/43||20/33|
|Par||14.44a ~ 14.49d||14.42 ~ 14.46||19.38a ~ 19.41d||19.34 ~ 19.39|
|St Blazey SB||14.54 ~ 15.00||14.50 ~ 14.52||19*19 ~ 19*32||19.31 ~ 19.31½|
|St Blazey||15.03 ~ 15.10||14.53 ~ 14.55|
|Par Harbour Branch (NR Limit)||?||14.59½ ~ 15.13|
|St Blazey SB||15.38 ~ 15.43||15.16½ ~ 15.46|
|Sig. SB2 Middleway||?||15.50 ~ 15.53|
|Par||15L49a ~ 16L00d||15.57½ ~ 16.04|
|St Blazey SB||16.05 ~ 16.07||16/08|
|mp283½ (approx Pontsmill Viaduct)||?||16L17 ~ 16L41|
|Goonbarrow||16.22 ~ 16.24||16.55½ ~ 16.56½||19.00 ~ 19.02||18.59 ~ 18.59½|
Back to "The Railtour Files"