1st December 2007

Pathfinder Tours
The Festive Yorkshireman

Locos Used 37410 & 37417
Stock Used ?????

Route:
1Z37 : Swindon to Leeds
1Z39 : Leeds to Swindon

Locos Route
37410 + 37417 Swindon - Hullavington - Bristol Parkway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee Curve - Pontypool & New Inn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Ludlow - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Whitchurch - Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western - Preston - Lancaster - Carnforth - Wennington - Hellifield - Skipton - Keighley - Shipley - Leeds
37417 + 37410 Leeds - (reverse of outward route) - Preston - Chorley - Bolton - Salford Central - Manchester Victoria (1)
[37417] + 37410 (2) Manchester Victoria - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton Jn - Stockport - Wilmslow - Sandbach - Crewe - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Ludlow - Hereford - Abergavenny - Pontypool & New Inn - Maindee North Jn - Newport (3)

Notes :
(1) 37417 failed - confirmation exactly where is required, possibly Salford Crescent. Nick Bartlett comments: We were in the platform at Salford Central for a long time, but then moved on to Manchester Victoria. Due to problems with the ETH? John Dawson adds: 417 lost power from Preston according to the relief driver who got on there. They managed to start 417 up again but it wouldn't take power and 417 was just ticking over all the way back to Newport with 410 providing power from the inside.
(2) 37410 (between 37417 & the stock) providing traction, being driven from 37417 leading (not powering).
(3) Booked route after Maindee North Jn was: Maindee East Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Swindon, however the train was diverted and terminated at Newport - passengers being returned home in buses.
(4) Reported running just over 2 hours late at Hereford - Nick Bartlett comments:
We arrived at Newport at 01.28 on Sunday morning, and coaches were sent from Birmingham (?) to take us to Bristol Parkway or Swindon (arrived 02.50).

Sources : various including Pathfinder Tours, Nick Bartlett & John Dawson

Photo Review


37410 & 37417 at Leeds on the outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Problems at Manchester Victoria with 37417 leading (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Pathfinder Tours &
Nick Bartlett)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Swindon 05.30d ?   00.14a CANC
341.68
5.64 Wootton Bassett Jn 05/36 ?   00/07 CANC
336.04
16.67 Hullavington 05/45 ?   23/58 CANC
325.01
29.69 Westerleigh Jn 05/57 ?   23/47 CANC
311.79
34.39 Bristol Parkway 06.03a ~ 06.05d ?   23.40a ~ 23.42d CANC
307.29
35.61 Patchway 06/08 ?   23/36 CANC
306.07
39.27 Pilning 06/11 ?   23/32 CANC
302.41
40.71 Severn Tunnel East 06/13 ?   23/30 CANC
300.77
45.13 Severn Tunnel West 06/18 ?   23/25 CANC
296.55
46.23 Severn Tunnel Junction 06.20a ~ 06.22d ?   23.22a ~ 23.24d CANC
295.45
55.36 Maindee East Jn 06/34 ?   23/09 CANC
286.32
- Newport - DIV 01.28a ?
55.68 Maindee North Jn 06/36 ?   23/07 ?
286.00
65.02 Pontypool 06.49a ~ 06.50d ?   22.53a ~ 22.55d ?
276.66
66.49 Little Mill Jn 06/53 ?   22/49 ?
275.19
74.26 Abergavenny 07.02a ~ 07.03d ?   22.38a ~ 22.40d ?
267.42
86.17 Pontrilas 07/19 ?   22/27 ?
255.51
91.74 Tram Inn 07/24 ?   22/22 ?
249.74
98.37 Hereford 07.32a ~ 07.34d ?   22.12a ~ 22.14d ?
243.31
100.04 Shelwick Jn 07/37 ?   22/10 ?
241.64
102.55 Moreton-on-Lugg 07/40 ?   22/05 ?
239.13
111.04 Leominster 07/49 ?   21/56 ?
230.64
117.38 Woofferton 07/54 ?   21/51 ?
224.30
121.78 Ludlow 08.01a ~ 08.02d ?   21.43a ~ 21.45d ?
219.70
124.20 Bromfield 08/07 ?   21/38 ?
217.48
129.43 Craven Arms 08.15a ~ 08.16d ?   21.31a ~ 21.33d ?
212.25
134.11 Marsh Brook LC 08/21 ?   21/26 ?
207.57
143.15 Dorrington 08/29 ?   21/17 ?
198.53
148.52 Sutton Bridge Jn 08/35 ?   21/09 ?
193.16
149.36 Shrewsbury 08.39a ~ 08.41d ?   21.02a ~ 21.04d ?
192.32
151.44 Harlescott X 08/46 ?   20/57 ?
190.24
160.16 Wem 08/57 ?   20/49 ?
181.52
163.34 Prees 09/00 ?   20/46 ?
178.34
173.11 Wrenbury 09/08 ?   20/36 ?
168.57
177.54 Nantwich 09/13 ?   20/31 ?
164.14
181.40 Crewe Gresty Lane 09/20 ?   20/26 ?
160.28
182.13 Crewe 09*23 ~ 09*28 ?   20c10 ~ 20c24 ?
159.55
182.71 Crewe Coal Yard 09/30 ?  
189.54 Winsford 09/37 ?  
190.79 Winsford SB 09/47 ?  
198.54 Weaver Jn 09/56 ?  
204.37 Acton Grange Jn 09/59 ?  
206.24 Warrington Bank Quay 10c02 ~ 10c04 ?  
207.33 Dallam Jn 10/07 ?  
209.60 Winwick Jn 10/09 ?  
216.55 Springs Branch Jn 10/15 ?  
218.04 Wigan North Western 10/17 ?  
225.55 Balshaw Lane 10/27 ?  
- Crewe Sydney Bridge Jn   20/07 ?
158.59
- Sandbach   20/01 ? 155.05
- Alderley Edge   19/48 ? 142.34
- Wilmslow   19/46 ? 140.70
- Cheadle Hulme   19/42 ? 136.75
- Stockport   19/38 ? 134.54
- Heaton Norris Jn   19/36 ? 133.79
- Denton Jn   19/28 ? 129.69
- Ashton Moss North Jn   19/13 ? 127.45
- Baguley Fold Jn   19/09 ? 124.43
- Philips Park West Jn   19/08 ? 123.54
- Miles Platting   19/07 ? 123.34
- Manchester Victoria   19/04 ? 122.04
- Deal Steet   19/02 ? 121.46
- Salford Crescent   18/59 ? 120.23
- Bolton   18/45 ? 111.34
- Lostock Jn   18/41 ? 108.45
- Chorley   18/27 ? 99.68
227.58 Euxton Jn 10/29 ?   18/22 ? 96.54
233.14 Preston 10/36 ?   18/16 ? 91.18
237.44 Barton & Broughton DPL 10*46 ~ 11*21 ?   - ? 86.68
254.12 Lancaster 11/40 ?   17/55 ? 70.20
256.04 Morecambe South Jn 11/43 ?   17/53 ? 68.28
260.20 Carnforth North Jn 11/46 ?   17/48 ? 64.12
260.32 Carnforth 11/48 ?   17/47 ? 64.00
284.78 Settle Jn 12/27 ?   17/12 ? 39.34
288.23 Hellifield 12/32 ?   17/09 ? 36.09
298.17 Skipton 12.51a ~ 12.54d ?   16.56a ~ 16.59d ? 26.15
307.32 Keighley 13.06a ~ 13.09d ?   16.39a ~ 16.42d ? 17.00
313.47 Shipley 13/19 ?   16/30 ? 10.65
317.39 Apperley Jn 13/24 ?   16/25 ? 6.73
323.64 Whitehall Jn 13/32 ?   16/16 ? 0.48
324.32 Leeds 13.35a ?   16.15d ? 0.00


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