16th February 2008

Pathfinder Tours
The Irish Mail

Loco Used D1015 'Western Champion'
Stock Used 6310+21272+3122+1699+3112+3140+1863+5009+4927+5040+5350

Route:
1Z15 : Ealing Broadway to Holyhead
1Z51 : Holyhead to Ealing Broadway

Loco Route
D1015 Ealing Broadway - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Birmingham International - Birmingham New Street - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead
D1015 Holyhead - Bangor - Llandudno Junction - Rhyl - Chester - Frodsham - Acton Grange Jn - Walton Old Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Newton-le-Willows - Eccles - Manchester Victoria - Baguley Fold Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton Jn - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Macclesfield - Kidsgrove - Stoke-on-Trent - Stone - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Birmingham New Street - Birmingham International - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Slough - Ealing Broadway

Source : Pathfinder Tours & Alan Sheppard

Photo Review


D1015 and the BHX airport link at Birmingham International (photo: Alan Sheppard)


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

M.C
Location
Booked
Actual
 
Booked
Actual
M.C
0.00
Ealing Broadway
06.00d
?
 
00.11a
?
344.39
0.65
West Ealing
06/02
?
 
00/09
?
343.54
3.30
Southall
06/06
?
 
00/05
?
341.09
?
Airport Jn
06/08
?
 
00/01
?
?
12.60
Slough
06/22
?
 
23/47
?
331.59
18.43
Maidenhead
06/35
?
 
23/38
?
325.76
25.25
Twyford
06/41
?
 
23/30
?
319.14
30.22
Reading
06.51a ~ 06.55d
?
 
23.22a ~ 23.24d
?
314.17
47.10
Didcot East Jn
07/18
?
 
23/06
?
297.37
47.34
Didcot Parkway
07.19a ~ 07.21d
?
 
23.00a ~ 23.05d
?
297.05
48.18
Didcot North Jn
07/27
?
 
22/58
?
296.21
55.32
Kennington Jn
07/36
?
 
22/50
?
289.07
56.74
Hinksey North
07/39
?
 
?
?
287.45
57.50
Oxford D/UPL
07*42 ~ 08*00
?
 
57.65
Oxford
08.04a ~ 08.11d
?
 
22.44a ~ 22.46d
?
286.54
60.56
Wolvercot Jn
08/15
?
 
22/40
?
283.63
69.45
Heyford
08/22
?
 
22/33
?
274.74
75.36
Aynho Jn
08/27
?
 
22/27
?
269.04
80.40
Banbury
08.32a ~ 08.34d
?
 
22.19a ~ 22.21d
?
263.79
89.20
Fenny Compton
08/43
?
 
22/10
?
255.19
100.49
Leamington Spa
08.53a ~ 08.56d
?
 
21.56a ~ 21.58d
?
243.70
101.58
Milverton Jn
09/05
?
 
21/49
?
242.61
105.12
Kenilworth
09/13
?
 
21/43
?
239.27
?
Gibbet Hill Jn
09/15
?
 
21/41
?
?
110.21
Coventry
09/18
?
 
21.34a ~ 21.36d
?
234.18
120.77
Birmingham International
09.30a ~ 09.43d
09.35 ~ 09.44 [P1]
 
21.04a ~ 21.19d
?
223.42
125.30
Stechford
09/47
09/47
 
20/59
?
219.09
128.41
Proof House Jn
09/53
09/53
 
20/55
?
215.78
129.15
Birmingham New Street
09.56a ~ 10.05d
09.56 ~ 10.07 [P6]
 
20.49a ~ 20.52d
?
215.24
131.16
Soho South Jn
10/09
?
 
20/44
?
213.23
132.74
Galton Jn
10/11
?
 
20/43
?
211.45
136.39
Dudley Port
10/16
?
 
20/37
?
208.00
141.79
Wolverhampton
10/25
?
 
20/28
?
202.40
142.42
Wolverhampton North Jn
10/26
?
 
20/25
?
201.77
143.53
Bushbury Jn
10/36
?
 
20/12
?
200.66
?
Stafford No.4
10/50
?
 
20/00
?
?
157.30
Stafford
10.51a ~ 10.59d
?
 
19*37a ~ 19*59d
?
187.09
162.59
Norton Bridge
11/05
?
 
19/31
?
181.60
173.61
Madeley
11/14
?
 
180.03
Basford Hall Jn
11/21
?
 
181.67
Crewe
11.25a ~ 11.38d
?
 
183.28
Crewe Steel Works
11/47
?
 
192.47
Beeston Castle & T.S.B.
11/55
?
 
 -
Stone  
19/21
?
178.04
 -
Stoke Jn  
19/13
?
?
 -
Stoke-on-Trent  
19/12
?
169.76
 -
Kidsgrove  
19/04
?
163.45
 -
Congleton  
18/59
?
157.71
 -
Macclesfield  
18/51
?
149.79
 -
Cheadle Hulme  
18/41
?
140.23
 -
Adswood Road Jn  
18/39
?
139.28
 -
Edgeley Jn No.1  
18/38
?
138.38
 -
Stockport  
18/37
?
137.73
 -
Heaton Norris Jn  
18/34
?
137.18
 -
Ash Bridge Jn  
18/26
?
?
 -
Denton Jn  
18/21
?
133.05
 -
Ashton Moss North Jn  
18/15
?
129.64
 -
Baguley Fold Jn  
18/11
?
126.62
 -
Philips Park West Jn  
18/10
?
?
 -
Miles Platting  
18/10
?
125.53
 -
Manchester Victoria  
18/07
?
124.23
 -
Ordsall Lane Jn  
18/01
?
123.11
 -
Eccles  
17/54
?
120.32
 -
Astley  
17/49
?
115.27
 -
Newton-le-Willows  
17/40
?
108.33
 -
Earlestown  
17/36
?
107.41
 -
Winwick Jn  
17/31
?
105.76
 -
Dallam Jn  
17/27
?
103.58
 -
Warrington Bank Quay  
17/26
?
102.49
 -
Walton Old Jn  
17/24
?
101.61
 -
Acton Grange Jn  
17/22
?
100.57
 -
Runcorn East  
17/18
?
97.45
 -
Frodsham Jn  
17/16
?
95.43
 -
Helsby  
17/11
?
91.72
 -
Mickle Trafford  
17/05
?
87.15
202.77
Chester
12/06
?
 
16/58
?
84.42
203.35 Chester South Jn
12/07
?
 
16/56
?
84.04
204.68 Saltney Jn
12/09
?
 
16/54
?
82.51
212.61 Rockcliffe Hall
12/16
?
 
16/47
?
74.58
219.63 Holywell Jn
12/21
?
 
16/40
?
67.56
232.75 Rhyl
12p33a ~ 12p48d
?
 
16/30
?
54.64
243.32 Colwyn Bay
12/58
?
 
16/22
?
44.07
247.42 Llandudno Junction
13.03 ~ 13.05
?
 
16.14 ~ 16.16
?
39.77
252.50 Penmaenmawr
13/13
?
 
16/07
?
34.65
262.58 Bangor
13/21
?
 
15p42a ~ 15p57d
?
24.61
263.79 Menai Bridge
13/24
?
 
15/38
?
22.40
266.16 Llanfairpwll
13/27
?
 
15/36
?
21.23
268.76 Gaerwen
13/30
?
 
15/33
?
18.37
283.74 Valley
13/42
?
 
15/21
?
3.45
287.39 Holyhead
13.51a
?
 
15.15d
?
0.00


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