26th March 2007

Past Time Rail
(The Devon & Cornwall Branch Week - Day 2)

Locos Used 37410 'Aluminium 100' & steam: 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier'
Stock Used 35517+4986+4998+1813+5008+4949+35469

Route:
'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

Loco(s) Route
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 283) (4)
45407 (1) Pontsmill Viaduct (mp 283) - Goonbarrow - Newquay
37410 (2) Newquay - Goonbarrow - Par - Lostwithiel - Liskeard - Saltash - Plymouth

Notes :
(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 283 (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)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Plymouth 13.42d 13.42   20.48a 20.39
St Budeaux Ferry Road East Jn 13/50 13/50   20/43 20/33
Saltash 13/54 13/53   20/39 20/29
St Germans 14/01 14/00   20/21 20/23
Liskeard 14/14 14/13   20/12 20/12
St Pinnick 14/22 14/20   20/05 20/04
Largin 14/23 14/21   20/04 20/02
Lostwithiel 14/32 14/31   19/50 19/49
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 ~ 19.31
St Blazey 15.03 ~ 15.10 14.53 ~ 14.55  
Par Harbour Branch (NR Limit) ? 14.59 ~ 15.13  
St Blazey SB 15.38 ~ 15.43 15.16 ~ 15.46  
Sig. SB2 Middleway ? 15.50 ~ 15.53  
Par 15L49a ~ 16L00d 15.57 ~ 16.04  
St Blazey SB 16.05 ~ 16.07 16/08  
mp283 (approx Pontsmill Viaduct) ? 16L17 ~ 16L41  
Goonbarrow 16.22 ~ 16.24 16.55 ~ 16.56   19.00 ~ 19.02 18.59 ~ 18.59
Newquay 17.09a 17.40   18.15d 18.18


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