14th April 2007

Pathfinder Tours
Principality Freighter

Locos Used 37410, 37422 & 60038
Stock Used 5376+4902+5040+4927+5009+1863+3098+3112+3122+21272+6310

Route:
1Z37 : Birmingham International to Onllwyn
1Z74 : Onllwyn to Birmingham International

Loco(s) Route
37422 + 37410 Birmingham International - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Wantage Road - (via Down Relief) - Challow - Swindon - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
37422 + 37410 (1) Newport - Cardiff Central - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Port Talbot Parkway - Neath - Landore Jn - Swansea Loop West Jn - Llandeilo Jn - Llanelli
60038 (2) Llanelli - (via Genwen Goods Loop) - Morlais Jn - Felin Fran - Jersey Marine Jn North - Jersey Marine Jn South - Burrows Sidings (Down Recp. No.1)
37422 + 37410 (1) Burrows Sidings (Down Recp. No.1) - Jersey Marine Jn South - Neath & Brecon Jn - Onllwyn
60038 (2) Onllwyn - Neath & Brecon Jn
37422 + 37410 (1) Neath & Brecon Jn - Cwmgwrach
60038 (2) Cwmgwrach - Neath & Brecon Jn - Jersey Marine Jn South
37422 + 37410 (1) Jersey Marine Jn South - Dynevor Jn - Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Leckwith Loop North Jn - Leckwith Loop South Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Radyr Branch Jn - Cardiff Central - Newport - East Usk Jn - Uskmouth (Fifoots)
60038 (2) Uskmouth (Fifoots) - East Usk Jn - Newport
37422 + 37410 Newport - (reverse of outward route) (3) - Birmingham International

Notes :
(1) 60038 on rear.
(2) 37422+37410 on rear.
(3) Train booked to travel via Up Relief & Bishton Flyover between Newport & Severn Tunnel Junction, but ran Main Line.


37422 & 37410 at Newport (photo: Simon Cresswell)

Sources : Ken Reynolds (on the train throughout), Andrew Phillips & Stuart Buffery

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ken Reynolds, Stuart Buffery & Alan Vickers)

M.C
Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Birmingham International 06.19d 06.19   22.12a 21.35
152.75
10.56
Coventry 06.31a ~ 06.34d 06.36 ~ 06.37   21.58a ~ 21.59d 21.19 ~ 21.22
142.19
-
Coventry Park Jn 06/36 ?   21/53 ?
-
-
Kenilworth 06/42 ?   21/41 ?
-
-
Milverton 06/48 ?   21/36 ?
-
-
Leamington Spa 06/53 06/52   21/25 20/43
-
-
Fenny Compton 07/05 ?   21/12 ?
-
40.19
Banbury 07.15a ~ 07.19d 07.12 ~ 07.19   20.43a ~ 20.59d 20.21 ~ 20.23
112.56
-
Aynho Jn 07/24 ?   20/35 ?
-
-
Heyford 07/30 07/29   20/25 ?
-
-
Wolvercot Jn 07/39 07/37   20/16 ?
-
62.74
Oxford 07.42a ~ 07.45d 07.42 ~ 07.45   20.09a ~ 20.12d 19.56 ~ 19.58
90.01
-
Kennington Jn 07/48 ?   20/06 ?
-
-
Didcot North Jn 07/58 07/55   19/55 19/43
-
-
Foxhall Jn 08/00 07/57   19*51 ~ 19*52 19.34 ~ 19.35
79.60
-
Wantage Road 08/10 ?   19/44 ?
-
83.40
Challow 08*14 ~ 08*33 08.10 ~ 08.36   19/35 19/19
-
-
Uffington 08/36 08/40   19/32 ?
-
96.63
Swindon 08.45a ~ 08.47d 08.51 ~ 08.55   19.20a ~ 19.22d 19.01 ~ 19.09
56.12
-
Wootton Bassett Jn 08/53 09/01   19/10 18/54
-
-
Hullavington 09/01 ?   18/56 ?
-
-
Westerleigh Jn 09/10 09/20   18/39 18/36
-
131.22
Bristol Parkway 09.15a ~ 09.17d 09.28 ~ 09.39   18.32a ~ 18.34d 18.27 ~ 18.31
21.53
-
Patchway 09/19 09/42   18/29 18/24

-

-
Pilning 09/22 09/45   18/26 18/20

-

-
Severn Tunnel West 09/28 ?   18/20 ?

-

-
Severn Tunnel Junction 09/29 09/51   18/19 18/14

-

152.75
Newport 09L42a ~ 10L07d 10.03 ~ 10.19   17L43a ~ 18L03d 17.49 ~ 18.04

0.00
4.55

 

M.C
Location Booked Actual
-
Marshfield 10/16 ?
-
Cardiff Central 10/26 10/36
-
Leckwith Loop North Jn 10/30 ?
-
Pontyclun 10/42 ?
-
Bridgend 10/52 11/03
-
Margam Moors Jn 11/01 ?
-
Port Talbot Parkway 11/05 11.16 ~ 11.22
-
Neath 11/11 11/29
-
Landore Jn 11/19 11/44
-
Swansea Loop West Jn 11/20 ?
-
Cockett West 11/25 11/51
-
Duffryn West 11/30 ?
-
Llandeilo Jn 11/31 11/59
219.45
0.00
Llanelli 11.36a ~ 11.44d 11.59 ~ 12.03
-
Llandeilo Jn 11/47 12/10
-
Morlais Jn 11/52 12/18
-
Felin Fran 12/12 ?
-
Jersey Marine Jn North 12/16 12/35
-
Jersey Marine Jn South 12/20 12/38

19.71
0.00

Swansea Burrows Sidings 12.28 ~ 12.36 12.46 ~ 12.57
-
Jersey Marine Jn South 12/45 13/06
5.49
Neath & Brecon Jn 12*52 ~ 12*57 13.16 ~ 13.18
15.58
0.00
Onllwyn (NR limit) 13.23 ~ 13.33 13.39 ~ 13.43

10.09
0.00

Neath & Brecon Jn 14.02 ~ 14.10 14.10 ~ 14.19
8.03
0.00
Cwmgwrach (NR limit) 14.45 ~ 14.53 14.45 ~ 14.50
8.03
Neath & Brecon Jn 15*33 ~ 15*35 15.15 ~ 15.16
11.05
0.00
Jersey Marine Jn South 15.45 ~ 15.53 15.26 ~ 15.30
-
Dynevor Jn 15/56 15.39
-
Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn 15/59 15.41 ~ 15.45
6.18
Port Talbot Parkway 16*03 ~ 16*04 15.54 ~ 15.58
-
Margam Moors Jn 16/09 16/02
-
Bridgend 16/19 16/10
-
Pontyclun 16/28 16/18
-
Leckwith Loop North Jn 16/36 16/29
-
Ninian Park 16/40 16/31
-
Penarth Curve North Jn 16/42 ?
-
Radyr Branch Jn 16/43 16/35
-
Cardiff Central 16/45 16/36
-
Marshfield 16/56 ?
-
Newport 17/05 16/54
-
East Usk Jn 17/09 17/13
55.08
0.00
Uskmouth (Fifoots) (NR limit) 17.21 ~ 17.26 17.21 ~ 17.27
-
East Usk Jn 17/38 17/42

Timings continue in first table.

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