17th May 2008

Compass Tours
The Devonian

Locos Used 47805 'Talisman' & 47815 'Great Western'
Stock Used 3386+3345+1683+3304+3344+3340+3244+1250+5952+5987+5997+5961+9507

Route:
1Z57 : Preston to Paignton
1Z58 : Paignton to Preston

Loco(s) Route
47805 (1) Preston - Bolton - Deansgate - Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Wilmslow - Sandbach - Crewe - Stafford - Bescot Stadium - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Kings Norton - Ashchurch - Yate - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Torquay - Paignton
47815 + 47805 Paignton - (reverse of outward route) - Preston

Notes :
(1) 47805 worked all the way to Paignton with 47815 'in tow' due problems with the multiple working (except for three miles after leaving Bristol when 47815 also powered).
(2) This was Compass Tours' first tour with Premier Dining.

Sources : Compass Tours & Robert Sturgess

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Compass Tours & Robert Sturgess)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Preston 05.45d 05.56   23.42a 23.59
Ribble Jn ? ?   23/40 ?
Euxton Jn 05/51 ?   23/35 ?
Chorley 05.56a ~ 05.58d 06.09 ~ 06.11   23.26a ~ 23.28d 23.45 ~ 23.49
Horwich Parkway 06.06a ~ 06.08d 06.10 ~ 06.15   23.15a ~ 23.17d 23.32 ~ 23.35
Lostock Jn 06/11 ?   23/12 ?
Bolton 06.15a ~ 06.07d 06.31 ~ 06.35   23.05a ~ 23.08d 23.25 ~ 23.27
Salford Crescent 06/27 06/44   22/55 23/08
Ordsall Lane Jn 06/32 ?   22/47 ?
Castlefield Jn 06/34 ?   22/46 ?
Deansgate 06/35 06/47   22/45 23/06
Manchester Oxford Road 06/36 06/48   22/44 23/05
Manchester Piccadilly 06.40a ~ 06.42d 06.50 ~ 06.52   22.40a ~ 22.43d 23.00 ~ 23.04
Ardwick Jn 06/44 ?   22/37 ?
Slade Lane Jn 06/46 ?   22/35 ?
Heaton Norris North Jn 06/49 ?   22/30 ?
Stockport 06.51a ~ 06.53d 07.03 ~ 07.05   22.26a ~ 22.29d 22.43 ~ 22.46
Edgeley Jn No.1 06/55 ?   22/24 ?
Adswood Road Jn 06/56 ?   22/19 ?
Cheadle Hulme 06/57 ?   22/19 ?
Wilmslow 07/00 07/15   22/14 ?
Alderley Edge 07/02 ?   22/12 ?
Sandbach 07/11 ?   22/04 ?
Sydney Bridge Jn 07/17 ?   22/00 ?
Crewe 07.20a ~ 07.23d 07.32 ~ 07.36   21.56a ~ 21.58d 22.08 ~ 22.13
Basford Hall Jn 07/27 ?   21/52 ?
Madeley 07/32 ?   21/48 ?
Norton Bridge 07/42 08/01   21/40 ?
Stafford No.5 07/59 ?   21/37  
Stafford 08.00a ~ 08.02d 08.09 ~ 08.11   21.34a ~ 21.36d 21.38 ~ 21.43
Stafford No.4 08/03 ?   21/33 ?
Bushbury Jn 08/14 ?   21/22 ?
Portobello Jn 08/18 ?   21/19 ?
Darlaston Jn 08/22 ?   21/16 ?
Bescot Stadium 08/25 08/40   21/15 21/13
Perry Barr North Jn 08/33 ?   21/11 ?
Perry Barr West Jn 08/34 ?   21/10 ?
Soho East Jn 08/38 ?   21/07 ?
Soho South Jn 08/43 08/55   21/06 21/02
Birmingham New Street 08/48 09/00   20.54a ~ 21.01d 20.52 ~ 20.55
Proof House Jn 08/51 ?   20/51 ?
Grand Jn 08/52 ?   20/50 ?
St Andrews Jn 08/54 ?   20/48 ?
Bordesley Jn 08/55 ?   20/47 ?
Lifford East Jn 09/01 ?   20/42 ?
Kings Norton 09/03 09/16   20/40 20/35
Longbridge 09/09 ?   20/33 ?
Barnt Green 09/13 09/25   20/31 20/31
Bromsgrove 09/16 ?   20/27 ?
Stoke Works Jn 09/17 ?   20/25 ?
Abbotswood Jn 09/24 ?   20/17 ?
Ashchurch 09/32 ?   20/09 ?
Cheltenham Spa 09/37 ?   20/01 ?
Barnwood Jn 09/42 ?   19/56 ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/43 ?   19/54 ?
Standish Jn 09/47 ?   19/50 ?
Charfield 09/56 ?   19/40 ?
Yate 10/02 ?   19/35 ?
Westerleigh Jn 10/06 ?   19/32 ?
Bristol Parkway 10/12 10/24   19/26 19/26
Filton Abbey Wood 10/13 ?   19/24 ?
Stapleton Road 10/18 ?   19/21 ?
Dr Days Jn 10/19 ?   19/18 ?
Bristol East Jn 10/26 ?   19/17 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 10*28a ~ 10*48d 10.35 ~ 10.58   19c14a ~ 19c16d 19.10 ~ 19.16
Bristol West Jn 10/49 ?   19/13 ?
Parson Street ? ?   19/11 ?
Worle Jn 11/03 ?   18/48 ?
Uphill Jn 11/05 ?   18/45 ?
Bridgwater 11/14 ?   18/36 ?
Cogload Jn 11/20 ?   18/32 ?
Taunton 11/23 11/41   18/29 18/26
Tiverton Parkway 11/34 ?   18/18 ?
Tiverton Loops 11/36 ?   18/16 ?
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/48 ?   18/06 ?
Exeter St Davids 11*50a ~ 12*02d 12.09 ~ 12.16   18.01a ~ 18.04d 17.58 ~ 18.03
Dawlish Warren 12/12 12/27   17/48 17/45
Newton Abbot 12/29 ?   17/37 ?
Torquay 12.44a ~ 12.47d 12.44 ~ 12.53   17.23a ~ 17.26d 17.23 ~ 17.26
Paignton 12.51a 12.58   17.19d 17.19


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