10th November 2007

Pathfinder Tours
Silverlink Swansong No.
2

Locos Used 08874 'Catherine', 37410 'Aluminium 100' & 50049 'Defiance'
Stock Used 21272+3112+3098+1842+5009+4927+5040+5350

Route:
1Z46 : London Euston to Tring
1Z47 : Tring to Barking
1Z48 : Barking to Bletchley TMD
1Z49 : Bletchley TMD to Northampton Kings Heath EM Depot
1Z50 : Northampton Kings Heath EM Depot to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
50049 (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 Up Carriage Line (throughout) Harlesden Jn Up City Line Kensal Green Jn Gospel Oak Camden Road Stratford Forest Gate Jn Barking
50049 (1) Barking Leyton Midland Road Gospel Oak Willesden Junction High Level Mitre Bridge Jn - Kensington Olympia - Clapham Junction (4)
37410 (2) Clapham Junction Kensington Olympia Down Willesden Relief Watford Junction Bletchley station Bletchley TM Depot (No.1 DMU Road)
08874 (3) Bletchley TM Depot Bletchley station
37410 (2) Bletchley station Ridgmont Bedford
50049 (1) Bedford Ridgmont Swanbourne Siding (buffer stops)
37410 (2) Swanbourne Siding Denbigh Hall South Jn Northampton Kings Heath EM Depot
50049 (1) Kings Heath EM Depot Northampton Bletchley Watford Junction (via Kilburn Up/Down Loop) London Euston

Notes :
(1)
37410 on rear.
(2) 50049 on rear.
(3) Plus 50049 with 37410 on rear.
(4) Originally planned to use [P2] at Clapham Junction, but changed to [P3] as the 'maintained section' of [P2] is only 6 coaches.

Sources : Pathfinder Tours, LASERman & Alan Sheppard

Photo Review


50049, now on the rear, at Tring (photo: Alan Sheppard)


37410 at Clapham Junction (photo: Alan Sheppard)


At the stops, Bletchley depot - a different track to the previous week too.
(photo: Alan Sheppard)


08874 leads 50049 at Bletchley station (photo: Alan Sheppard)


50049 at Swanbourne Sidings in almost pitch-black lighting (photo: Roj Fraser)


50049 in the sidings at Kings Heath, Northampton (photo: Roj Fraser)


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

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 London Euston 08.21d [P18] 08.21 [P11]
- Euston Backing Out Roads 08/26 [Line X] 08.25 ~ 08.27 [BOR1] [X]
- Camden South Jn 08/30 [Line C] 08/29 [C]
1.54 Camden Jn 08/31 [SL] 08/30
- Kensal Green Jn ? 08/35
5.15 Willesden T.M.D. 08*36 ~ 09*01 08.43 ~ 09.01
5.36 Willesden Junction Low Level 09/03 [Line DC] 09/03
- Stonebridge Park 09/07 09/07
8.09 Wembley Central (DC) 09/10 09/09
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone (DC) 09/18 09/18
16.67 Watford High Street 09/29 09/29
17.58 Watford Junction 09.38a ~ 09.41d [P6] 09.38 ~ 09.41
25.64 Bourne End Jn 09/53 [SL] 09.51 ~ 09.54 [DF-DS]
31.76
0.00
Tring 10p04 ~ 10p14 [P4] 10.07 ~ 10.14
6.10 Bourne End Jn 10/21 10/20
14.18 Watford Junction 10/29 [P9] 10/30
20.22 Harrow & Wealdstone 10/35 10/36
23.43 Wembley Central 10/38 [P6] 10/40
24.41 Wembley IC Depot (Up Carriage) 10/48 [CL] 10.46 ~ 10.51
25.47 Harlesden Jn 11/01 10/59
26.47 Kensal Green Jn 11/09 11.03 ~ 11.04
30.54 Gospel Oak 11/22 11/21
31.65 Camden Road Jn 11/25 11/25
- Camden Road East Jn 11/27 [Line 2] 11/26 [Line 1]
34.53 Dalston Jn 11/35 11/34
- Channelsea Jn 11/43 11/45
38.14 Stratford 11/46 [P10A] [ML] 11/46
- Maryland 11/47 [EL] 11/47 [DM-DE]
39.74 Forest Gate Jn 11/50 11/51
- Woodgrange Park Jn 11/59 11.52 ~ 11.57 [P2]
41.77
0.00
Barking 12p03 ~ 12p16 [P7] 12.03 ~ 12.15
1.42 Woodgrange Park 12/19 12/18
7.62 South Tottenham 12/39 12/38
9.36 Harringay Park Jn 12/46 12/43
- Upper Holloway 12/49 12/45
11.09 Junction Road Jn 12/51 12/47
11.64 Gospel Oak 12/54 12.50 ~ 12.52
11.69 Kensal Green Jn 13/12 13.05 ~ 13.10
12.11 Willesden Junction High Level 13/14 13.13 ~ 13.14
12.63 Mitre Bridge Jn 13/17 13/17
13.20 North Pole Jn 13/19 13/18
15.08 Kensington Olympia 13/24 [P3] 13/21
17.71 Latchmere Jn 13/41 13/28
- Ludgate Jn ? 13.29 ~ 13.31
18.25
0.00
Clapham Junction 13.43 ~ 13.49 [P3] 13p33 ~ 13p48
0.34 Latchmere Jn 13/51 13/51
3.17 Kensington Olympia 13/57 [DML] 13/57
- North Pole Jn 14/02 14/01
5.42 Mitre Bridge Jn 14/03 14/02
5.71 Willesden West London Jn 14/04 [Line DR] 14/03
6.45 Willesden No.7 14/07 14/06
- Wembley Yard South Jn 14/09 14/09
7.53 Sudbury Jn 14/10 [SL] 14/10 [DS]
- Wembley Central Jn ? 14/13 [US]
8.43 Wembley Central 14/17 14/14 [P6]
- North Wembley Jn ? 14/18 [DS]
11.64 Harrow & Wealdstone 14/21 14/23
17.68 Watford Junction 14c28 ~ 14c30 [P8] 14.33 ~ 14.34
25.74 Bourne End Jn 14/42 14/45
32.06 Tring 14/51 14/52
37.71 Ledburn Jn 14/57 14/58
- Sig. BY11 ? 15.08 ~ 15.12
46.10 Bletchley 15c06 ~ 15c08 [P5] 15.14 ~ 15.15
46.50
0.00
Bletchley TMD 15L13 ~ 15L50 [DMU Road 1] 15.28 ~ 15.44 [DMU Road 1]
0.40
0.00
Bletchley 15p55 ~ 16p18 [P5] 15.59 ~ 16.17
- Fenny Stratford 16/22 16/20
4.15 Woburn Sands 16/32 16/28
6.64 Ridgmont 16/41 16/34
10.06 Millbrook 16/50 16/39
- Bedford St. Johns 17/04 16/55
- Sig. WH473 ? 16.57 ~ 17.01
16.67
0.00
Bedford 17.13 ~ 17.17 [P1] 17.04 ~ 17.17
- Bedford St. Johns 17/20 17/20
6.61 Millbrook 17/38 17/30
10.03 Ridgmont 17/47 17/36
12.52 Woburn Sands 17/55 17/41
- Fenny Stratford 18/04 17/48
16.47 Bletchley Summit of Flyover Jn 18/10 17/52
17.79
0.00
Swanbourne Siding (buffer stops) 18.14 ~ 18.24 18.02 ~ 18.07
1.32 Bletchley Summit of Flyover Jn 18/29 18/17
2.35 Denbigh Hall South Jn 18/37 [SL] 18.20 ~ 18.22
4.48 Milton Keynes Central 18/41 [P3] 18/28
11.30 Hanslope Jn 18/49 18/35
20.51 Northampton 18/58 [P2] 18.45 ~ 18.50 [P2]
- Northampton North Jn 19/01 18/51
21.63
0.00
Northampton Kings Heath EMD 19.06a ~ 19.00 ~ 19.06
[EMU Arrival Road] [Headshunt]
- Northampton Kings Heath EMD ~ 19.53d 19.11 ~ 19.34 [No.11 Road]
- Northampton North Jn 19/58 19/35
1.12 Northampton 20c01 ~ 20c03 [P1] 19.38 ~ 19.52 [P2]
10.33 Hanslope Jn 20/14 [SL] 20/02
17.15 Milton Keynes Central 20/20 [P4] 20.09a ~ 20.10d [P2]
20.26 Bletchley 20/24 [P4] 20/17 [US-UF]
29.45 Ledburn Jn 20/33 [FL] 20/27
35.30 Tring 20/42 [P2] 20/31
41.40 Bourne End Jn 20/48 [SL] 20/38 [UF-US]
49.45 Watford Junction 21.03a ~ 21.05d [P9] 20.55 ~ 20.57
- Watford South Jn ? 20/57
55.50 Harrow & Wealdstone 21/10 21/04
58.76 Wembley Central 21/17 21/07
59.66 Sudbury Jn - 21/08 [US]
61.03 Harlesden Jn - 21/09 [US]
61.57 Willesden West London Jn 21/20 21/11
63.71 Kilburn Up & Down Goods Loop 21*24 ~ 21*29 21.17 ~ 21.19
65.26 Camden Jn 21/34 [Line B] 21/23
- Camden South Jn 21/34 21/24
68.00 London Euston 21.38a [P11] 21.27 [P8]

Mileages taken from tour booklet.

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