24th January 2009

Pathfinder Tours
The Mersey Mancunian

Locos Used 66007 & 66596
Stock Used Booked for 13 coaches

Route:
1Z88 : Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly
1Z89 : Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Victoria
1Z90 : Manchester Victoria to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco(s) Route
66007 Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Days Jn - Stapleton Road - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Cam & Dursley - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Stone - Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Macclesfield - Cheadle Hulme - Edgeley Jn - Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Slade Lane Jn - Manchester Piccadilly
66596 (1) Manchester Piccadilly - Slade Lane Jn - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Edgeley Jn - Northenden Jn - Skelton Jn - Altrincham - Mobberley - Northwich - Hartford CLC Jn - Hartford LNW Jn - Acton Bridge - Weaver Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Walton Old Jn - Arpley Jn - Latchford Sidings
66007 (2) Latchford Sidings - Arpley Jn - Ditton East Jn - Speke Jn - Liverpool South Parkway - Wavertree Jn - Edge Hill SB - Edge Hill Down Wapping
66596 (1) Edge Hill Down Wapping - Edge Hill SB - Bootle Branch Jn - Edge Lane Jn - Bootle Jn - Regents Road LC
66007 (2) Regents Road LC - Bootle Jn - Edge Lane Jn - Olive Mount Jn - Huyton - St Helens Central - Ince Moss Jn - Bamfurlong Jn - Golborne Jn - Parkside Jn - Astley - Eccles - Ordsall Lane Jn - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Philips Park West Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton Jn - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Edgeley Jn - Cheadle Hulme - Wilmslow - Sandbach - Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford
66007 Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) 66007 on rear.
(2) 66596 on rear.

Sources : Nick Bartlett (on the tour from/to Cheltenham Spa) & LASERman

Photo Review


66007 on arrival into Manchester Piccadilly (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66596 waits to leave Manchester Piccadilly for Liverpool (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Nick Bartlett & LASERman)

M.C Location Booked (out) Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual M.C
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 07.04d [P3] [UDR]     23.11a [P3]   181.79
  Bristol East Jn 07/04 [RL]     23/09 [UDR]    
  Dr Days Jn 07/06     23/08 [RL]    
  Narroways Hill Jn 07/08     23/06    
  Filton Abbey Wood 07/11     23/02    
5.62 Bristol Parkway 07.14a ~ 07.16d [P3]     22.54a ~ 23.00d [P3]   176.17
  Westerleigh Jn 07/22     22/49    
  Yate 07/25     22/47    
  Charfield 07/31     22/41    
26.28 Cam & Dursley 07.38a ~ 07.40d     22.31a ~ 22.33d   155.51
  Standish Jn 07/47     22/24    
  Gloucester Yard Jn 07/53     22/20    
  Barnwood Jn 07/54     22/19    
44.30 Cheltenham Spa 08.02a ~ 08.04d [P2] [P2]   22.10a ~ 22.12d [P1] [P1] 137.49
  Ashchurch 08/12     22/01    
  Abbotswood Jn 08/20     21/52    
  Norton Jn 08/21     -    
  Worcester Shrub Hill 08/31 [P1] [P1]   -    
  Tunnel Jn 08/33     -    
  Droitwich Spa 08/38     -    
  Stoke Works Jn 08/43     21/41    
  Bromsgrove 08/46     21/39    
81.65 Barnt Green 08.52a ~ 08.54d [UM] [UM]   21.32a ~ 21.34d   102.58
  Longbridge 08/58 [FL]     21/26    
  Kings Norton 09/04 [P3]   21/17 [SL]    
  Lifford East Jn 09/06     -    
  Bordesley Jn 09/14     -    
  St Andrews Jn 09/14     -    
  Proof House Jn 09/19 [WL] [Dn Dby]   -    
  Selly Oak - -   21/13 [P2]  
94.05 Birmingham New Street 09.22a ~ 09.42d [P9] [P9]   20.48a ~ 21.02d [P11] [P9] 92.05
  Proof House Jn -     20/45 [DEL] [Dn Stour]  
  Aston -     20/37 [P2]  
  Perry Barr North Jn -     20/33    
  Bescot Stadium -     20/27    
  Darlaston Jn -     20/26    
  Portobello Jn -     20/24    
  Soho South Jn 09/47     -    
  Galton Jn 09/50     -    
  Dudley Port 09/57     -    
  Wolverhampton 10/05 [P1] [P1]   -    
  Wolverhampton North Jn 10/07     -    
  Bushbury Jn 10/09     20/19    
  Stafford TV Jn 10/20 [SL]     20/07    
122.20 Stafford 10*22 ~ 10*35 [P6] [P6] [DS]   19L47 ~ 20L05 [P6] [US] [P1] [US] 62.08

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
  Norton Bridge 10/42  
  Stone 10/51  
  Stoke Jn 11/00  
  Stoke-on-Trent 11/02 [P2] [P2]
  Kidsgrove 11/10  
  Congleton 11/17  
  Macclesfield 11/24 [P1]  
  Cheadle Hulme 11/41  
  Adswood Road Jn 11/42 [SL]  
  Edgeley Jn No.1 11/44  
  Stockport 11/47 [P4] [P3] [DF]
  Heaton Norris Jn 11x53 [FL]  
  Slade Lane Jn 11/56  
  Ardwick Jn 11/58  
176.17
0.00
Manchester Piccadilly 12L02a ~ 13L00d [P8] [UF] [DF] [P8] [UF]
  Ardwick Jn 13/02  
  Slade Lane Jn 13/04  
  Heaton Norris Jn 13/07  
  Stockport 13/09 [P2] [UF] [P2]
  Edgeley Jn No.2 13/10  
  Cheadle Village Jn 13/21  
  Sharston Jn 13/23  
  Northenden Jn 13/24  
  Deansgate Jn 13/30  
  Navigation Road 13/31  
  Altrincham 13/32 [P4]
  Hale 13/34  
  Mobberley 13/40  
  Plumley West SB 13/50  
  Northwich 13/56 [DM]
  Greenbank 13/59  
  Hartford CLC Jn 14/01  
31.73 Hartford LNW Jn 14*05 ~ 14*22 [FL] [DS]
  Acton Bridge 14/26  
  Weaver Jn 14/29  
  Acton Grange Jn 14/34 [OL] [DM-OL]
  Walton Old Jn 14/36  
  Arpley Jn 14/39  
44.06
0.00
Latchford Sidings 14.41 ~ 14.51 [Up Sdg]
  Arpley Jn 14/53  
  Fiddlers Ferry SB 15/01  
  Ditton East Jn 15/10 [SL] [DS]
  Speke Jn 15/19  
  Liverpool South Parkway 15/21 [P4] [P4]
  Wavertree Jn 15/26 [FL]  
  Edge Hill SB 15/27  
18.06
0.00
Edge Hill Down Wapping 15.32 ~ 15.40 [Dn Sdg]
  Edge Hill SB 15/42  
  Bootle Branch Jn 15/44  
  Edge Lane Jn 15/46  
  Bootle Jn 16/10  
6.28
0.00
Regents Road LC 16.16 ~ 16.31  
  Bootle Jn 16/34  
  Edge Lane Jn 16/47  
  Olive Mount Jn 16/49  
  Huyton 16/53  
  St Helens Central 17/09  
  Ince Moss Jn 17/20 [GL]  
  Bamfurlong Jn 17/24 [SL] [SL]
  Golborne Jn 17*31 ~ 17*39  
  Parkside Jn 17/43  
  Astley 17/49  
  Eccles 17/56  
  Ordsall Lane Jn 18/00  
  Deal Street 18/03 [SL]  
34.43
0.00
Manchester Victoria 18.05a ~ 18.09d [P3] [SL] [P3]
  Miles Platting 18/15  
  Philips Park West Jn 18/16  
  Baguley Fold Jn 18/17  
  Ashton Moss North Jn 18/21  
  Denton Jn 18/30  
  Denton Station Jn 18/32  
  Ash Bridge Jn 18/39  
  Heaton Norris Jn 18/41 [US]  
  Stockport 18/44 [P1] [UF] [P2]
  Edgeley Jn No.1 18/47  
  Adswood Road Jn 18/49  
  Cheadle Hulme 18/50 [P2]  
  Wilmslow 18/54 [P4]
  Alderley Edge 18/56  
  Sandbach 19/08 [FL]  
  Crewe Sydney Bridge 19/14  
37.51 Crewe 19.16a ~ 19.21d [P5] [US] [P5] [US]
  Basford Hall Jn 19/25  
  Madeley 19/30  
  Norton Bridge 19/40  

Timings continue in first table.
Mileages taken from Tour Brochure.

Back to "The Railtour Files"