19th May 2007

Pathfinder Tours
The Snowdonian

Locos Used 37406 'The Saltire Society' & 37410 'Aluminium 100'
Stock Used 21272+3122+3112+1699(1)+3140+3107+3098+1863+5009+4927+5350

Route:
1Z37 : Cardiff Central to Pwllheli
1Z38 : Pwllheli to Cardiff Central

Loco(s) Route
37406 + 37410 Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Cam & Dursley - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Bordesley Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Wolverhampton - Telford Central - Wellington - Abbey Foregate Curve - Sutton Bridge Jn - Welshpool - Talerddig - Machynlleth
37410 Machynlleth - Dovey Junction - Tywyn - Fairbourne - Barmouth - Minffordd - Porthmadog - Pwllheli
37410 Pwllheli - (reverse of outward route) - Machynlleth
37406 + 37410 Machynlleth - (reverse of outward route) - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester - Lydney - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Cardiff Central

Notes :
(1) Steve Kemp (who worked the buffet) suggests this was 1692 - certainly he says it was marked inside the vehicle as 1692. Colin Ward has however confirmed the identity of the buffet as 1699.


37410 prepares to run round the tour stock at Pwllheli (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : David Ross, John Clifford & Colin Ward

Timings (Booked Only)
(from
David Ross)

Location

Booked (out)

 

Booked (rtn)

Cardiff Central

06.00d

  00.30a
Marshfield 06/09   00/18
Newport 06.14a ~ 06.16d   00.05a ~ 00.08d
Severn Tunnel Junction 06/27   23/55
Severn Tunnel Jn East 06/28  
Pilning 06/34  
Patchway 06/38  
Bristol Parkway 06.40a ~ 06.42d  
Westerleigh Jn 06/47  
Yate 06/50  
Charfield 06/56  
Cam & Dursley 07.04a ~ 07.07d  
Standish Jn 07/15  
Gloucester Yard Jn 07/20  
Chepstow   23/46
Lydney   23/38
Awre   23/33
Gloucester   23.13a ~ 23.18d
Horton Road Jn   23/11
Barnwood Jn 07/21   23/10
Cheltenham Spa 07.27a ~ 07.29d   23.01a ~ 23.04d
Ashchurch 07/37   22/55
Abbotswood Jn 07/45   22/46
Stoke Works Jn 07/54   22/36
Bromsgrove 07/56   22/34
Barnt Green 08.01a ~ 08.04d   22.26a ~ 22.28d
Longbridge 08/08   22/21
Kings Norton 08/14   22/18
Bordesley Jn 08/25   22/12
St. Andrew's Jn 08/26   22/11
Proof House Jn 08/29   22/08
Birmingham New Street 08.31a ~ 08.41d   22.00a ~ 22.06d
Soho South Jn 08/46   21/56
Galton Jn 08/48   21/54
Dudley Port 08/55   21/50
Wolverhampton 09.03a ~ 09.06d   21.41a ~ 21.43d
Wolverhampton North Jn 09/08   21/39
Oxley SB 09/10   21/35
Cosford 09/18   21/26
Madeley Jn 09/28   21/20
Wellington 09/38   21/13
Abbey Foregate Jn 09/51   21/02
Sutton Bridge Jn 09.58 ~ 09.59   20.54 ~ 20.56
Welshpool 10.19 ~ 10.20   20.32 ~ 20.34
Newtown 10*40 ~ 10*48   20*06 ~ 20*12
Caersws 10/55   19/58
Talerddig 11.04 ~ 11.05   19.47 ~ 19.48
Machynlleth 11L25 ~ 11L50   19L03 ~ 19L25
Dovey Junction 11.56 ~ 11.58   18*46 ~ 18*58
Aberdovey 12/10   18/34
Tywyn 12.17 ~ 12.18   18.28 ~ 18.29
Llwyngwril 12/26   18/18
Fairbourne 12/34   18/10
Barmouth 12*40 ~ 12*55   17*50 ~ 18*00
Llanaber 12.59 ~ 13.00   17.42 ~ 17.43
Harlech 13.18 ~ 13.19   17.22 ~ 17.23
Talsarnau 13/27   17/12
Penrhyndeudraeth 13/35   17/02
Minffordd 13.39a ~ 13.45d   16.52a ~ 16.56d
Porthmadog 13.50a ~ 13.56d   16.35a ~ 16.45d
Penychain 14.08 ~ 14.09   16.21 ~ 16.22
Pwllheli 14.15a   16.15d


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