3rd November 2007

Pathfinder Tours
Silverlink Swansong No.1

Locos Used 08874 'Catherine', 37410 'Aluminium 100' & 37417 'Richard Trevithick'
Stock Used 5350+5040+4927+5009+1863+3112+3107+21272

Route:
1Z33 : London Euston to Tring
1Z34 : Tring to Barking
1Z35 : Barking to Bletchley TMD
1Z36 : Bletchley TMD to Northampton Kings Heath EM Depot
1Z37 : Northampton Kings Heath EM Depot to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
37417 (1) London Euston - Queens Park - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden T&RS Depot - d.c. Arrival / Departure line - d.c. lines - Watford Junction - Tring
37410 (2) Tring - Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Wembley Carriage Cleaning Shed No.3 Road - Wembley Up Carriage Line - Harlesden Jn - Up City Line - Kensal Green Jn - Gospel Oak - Camden Road - Stratford - Forest Gate Jn - Barking
37417 (1) Barking - Leyton Midland Road - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction High Level - South Acton - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - Down Willesden Relief - Watford Junction - Bletchley station - Bletchley TM Depot (No.2 DMU Road)
08874 (3) Bletchley TM Depot - Bletchley
37417 (1) Bletchley - Ridgmont - Bedford
37410 (2) Bedford - Ridgmont - Swanbourne Siding
37417 (1) Swanbourne Siding - Denbigh Hall South Jn - Northampton - Kings Heath EM Depot (Headshunt)
37410 (2) Kings Heath EM Depot (Headshunt) - Northampton - Bletchley - Watford Junction - (4) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 37410 on rear.
(2) 37417 on rear.
(3) Plus 37410 with 37417 on rear.
(4) Booked to traverse
the Kilburn Up/Down Loop, but didn't due to an emergency possession being taken of the Slow Lines. This resulted in the train crossing to the fast line at Hanslope Jn and staying on it.
(5) Matthew Cole comments:
Ha! Silverlink Trains Network covered in one trip and on the same day too... (give or take a few stations, sections of track or routes etc). Last time I covered Silverlinks' Network, it took me about four or five days to cover. Although I covered this tour and will be covering Silverlink Swansong No. 2 Tour on Saturday 10th November 2007, I have only one thing to say... "Goodbye Silverlink Trains".

Sources : Pathfinder Tours, LASERman & Alan Sheppard

Photo Review


37417 at Barking (photo: Alan Sheppard)


08874 prior to being put on the train at Bletchley (photo: Roj Fraser)


37417 at the stops of DMU Siding No.2, Bletchley depot (photo: Roj Fraser)


37410 in the evening sun at Bletchley depot (photo: Roj Fraser)


08874 added on top of 37410 at Bletchley depot (photo: Roj Fraser)


Rounding the curve into Bletchley station (photo: LASERman)


Back at Bletchley station (photo: Alan Sheppard)


End of the line at Swanbourne Siding (photo: Roj Fraser)


37410 on No.11 road at Kings Heath Depot, Northampton, alongside 350117.
(photo: Roj Fraser)


37410 pauses at Northampton station (photo: Andy Hoare)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Pathfinder Tours, LASERman & Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 London Euston 08.21d [P18] 08.22 [P11] [C]
? Euston Backing Out Roads No.2 08/26 [Line X] DIV
? Camden South Jn 08/30 [Line C] 08/24
1.54 Camden Jn 08/31 [SL] 08/25
? Kensal Green Jn ? 08.33 ~ 08.35
5.15 Willesden TMD 08*36 ~ 09*01 08.38 ~ 09.02
5.36 Willesden Junction Low Level 09/03 [Line DC] 09/05
? Stonebridge Park 09/07 09/09
8.09 Wembley Central (DC) 09/10 09/11
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone (DC) 09/18 09/18
16.67 Watford High Street 09/29 09/30
17.58 Watford Junction 09.38a ~ 09.41d [P6] 09.36 ~ 09.46
25.64 Bourne End Jn 09/54 [SL] 09/58
31.76
0.00
Tring 10.04 ~ 10.14 [P4] 10.09 ~ 10.16
6.10 Bourne End Jn 10/21 10/22
14.18 Watford Junction 10/29 [P9] 10/29
20.22 Harrow & Wealdstone 10/35 10/34
23.43 Wembley Central 10/38 [P6] 10/44
24.41 Wembley IC Depot (Up Carriage) 10/48 [CL] 10.53 ~ 10.58
25.47 Harlesden Jn 11/01 11/03
26.47 Kensal Green Jn 11/09 11.07 ~ 11.09
30.54 Gospel Oak 11/22 11/21
31.65 Camden Road Jn 11/25 11/24
? Camden Road East Jn 11/27 [Line 2] 11/27
34.53 Dalston Jn 11/35 11/33
? Channelsea Jn 11/43 11.43 ~ 11.43
38.14 Stratford 11/46 [P10A] [ML] 11/46
? Maryland 11/47 [EL] 11/48 [DM-UE]
39.74 Forest Gate Jn 11/50 11/51
? Woodgrange Park 11/59 11/53 [P1-Up-Down]
41.77
0.00
Barking 12.03 ~ 12.16 [P7] 12.01 ~ 12.14
1.42 Woodgrange Park 12/19 12/18
7.62 South Tottenham 12/39 12/36
9.36 Harringay Park Jn 12/46 12/44
? Upper Holloway 12/49 12/46
11.09 Junction Road Jn 12/51 12/48
11.64 Gospel Oak 12/54 12.51 ~ 12.56
11.69 Kensal Green Jn 13/12 13.10 ~ 13.14
12.11 Willesden Junction High Level 13/14 13/16
12.76 Acton Wells Jn 13/19 13/19
? South Acton 13/24 13/23
15.39 Kew East Jn 13/27 13/25
15.78 New Kew Jn 13/33 13.28 ~ 13.31
18.25 Barnes 13/39 [P1] [SL] 13/38
21.38 Clapham Junction 13/46 [P3] 13/47
21.72 Latchmere Jn 13/49 13/50
24.55 Kensington Olympia 13/55 [DML] 13/54
? North Pole Jn 14/01 13/57
27.00 Mitre Bridge Jn 14/02 13/58
27.29 Willesden West London Jn 14/03 [DR] 13/59 [DR]
28.03 Willesden No.7 14/07 14/02
? Wembley Yard South Jn 14/09 14.05 ~ 14.07
29.11
Sudbury Jn 14/10 [SL] 14/11 [DS]
? Wembley Central Jn ? 14/12 [US]
30.01 Wembley Central 14/17 14/12 [P6]
? North Wembley Jn ? 14/16 [DS]
33.22 Harrow & Wealdstone 14/21 14/20
39.26 Watford Junction 14c28 ~ 14c30 [P8] 14.29 ~ 14.31
47.32 Bourne End Jn 14/42 14/42
53.44 Tring 14/51 14/51
59.29 Ledburn Jn 14/57 14/56
? Sig. BY11 ? 15.04 ~ 15.09
68.48 Bletchley 15c06 ~ 15c08 [P5] 15.13 ~ 15.14
69.08
0.00
Bletchley TMD 15L13 ~ 15L50 [DMU Road 2] 15.27 ~ 15.47 [DMU Road 2]
0.40
0.00
Bletchley 15L55 ~ 16L18 [P5] 15.57 ~ 16.18
? Fenny Stratford 16/22 16/21
4.15 Woburn Sands 16/32 16/28
6.64 Ridgmont 16/41 16/32
10.06 Millbrook 16/50 16/37
? Bedford St Johns 17/04 16/46
? Sig. WH473 ? 16.48 ~ 17.11
16.67
0.00
Bedford 17.13 ~ 17.17 [P1] 17.14 ~ 17.18
? Bedford St Johns 17/20 17/21
6.61 Millbrook 17/38 17/30
10.03 Ridgmont 17/47 17/36
12.52 Woburn Sands 17/55 17/39
? Fenny Stratford 18/04 17/45
16.47 Bletchley Summit of Flyover Jn 18/10 17.50 ~ 17.57
17.79
0.00
Swanbourne Siding 18.14 ~ 18.24 18.09 ~ 18.15
1.32 Bletchley Summit of Flyover Jn 18/29 18/26
2.35 Denbigh Hall South Jn 18/37 [SL] 18/29
4.48 Milton Keynes Central 18/41 [P3] 18/36
11.30 Hanslope Jn 18/49 ?
20.51 Northampton 18/58 [P2] 18.56 ~ 18.59 [P3]
? Northampton North Jn 19/01 19/01
21.63
0.00
Northampton Kings Heath EMD 19.06a 19.13 ~ 19.20
 [EMU Arrival Road] [Headshunt]
? Northampton Kings Heath EMD 19.49d 19.24 ~ 19.44 [No.11 Road]
? Northampton North Jn 19/54 19/45
1.12 Northampton 19c57 ~ 19c59 [P2] 19.47 ~ 19.52 [P1]
10.33 Hanslope Jn 20/10 [SL] 20/05 [US-UF]
17.15 Milton Keynes Central 20/16 [P4] 20/11
20.26 Bletchley 20/20 [P4] 20.15 ~ 20.15 [P2]
29.45 Ledburn Jn 20/29 [FL] 20/25
35.30 Tring 20/39 [P5] 20/31 [P2]
41.40 Bourne End Jn 20/45 20/41
49.45 Watford Junction 20.57a ~ 21.00d [P7] 20.56 ~ 20.59
? Watford South Jn 21/02 [SL] 20/59 [FL]
55.50 Harrow & Wealdstone 21/08 [P6] 21/06 [P4]
58.76 Wembley Central 21/12 [P6] 21.08 [P4]
59.66 Sudbury Jn 21/14 DIV
61.03 Harlesden Jn 21/16 DIV
61.57 Willesden West London Jn 21/18 21/11
63.71 Kilburn Up & Down Goods Loop 21*23 ~ 21*28 DIV
65.26 Camden Jn 21/33 [Line B] 21/17 [Line A]
? Camden South Jn 21/34 21/18 [Line B]
68.00 London Euston 21.37a [P3] 21.21 [P8]

Mileages taken from tour booklet.

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