16th May 2009

Pathfinder Tours
The Cornish Parker

Locos Used 37401 & 37670
Stock Used 5955+6054+5961+6176+1250+3325+3345+3386+3344+3314+3340+1659+17105

Route :
1Z37 : Crewe to Parkandillack
1Z38 : Parkandillack to
Par
1Z74 : Par to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
37401 + 37670 Crewe - Stafford - Penkridge - Bushbury Jn - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Galton Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Standish Jn - Yate - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth - Saltash - Lostwithiel - Par - Burngullow Jn - Burngullow
37670 (3) Burngullow - Parkandillack
37401 (4) Parkandillack - Burngullow Jn - Par
37670 + 37401 Par - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1)
Timings were revised so that the train could convert from double-headed to ‘top and tail’ configuration at Burngullow.  Reversion to double-headed configuration was executed at St. Blazey whilst the stock was being serviced.
(2) Off train options included a visit to the Eden Project or the Bodmin & Wenford Railway.
(3) 37401 on rear.
(4) 37670 on rear.


37670 at Par after arrival from Parkandillack (photo: John Cowlishaw)

Sources : Mike Hunt, Mike Rowland & John Cowlishaw

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mike Hunt & John Cowlishaw)

Location Booked
(revised)
Actual   Booked
(revised)
Actual
Crewe 05.30d 05.29   23.18a 23.19
Basford Hall Jn 05/34 05/33   23/15 23/15
Madeley 05/43 05/39   23/05 23/10
Norton Bridge 05/52 05/48   22/55 23/01
Stafford 06.00a ~ 06.02d 05.55 ~ 06.01   22.46a ~ 22.48d 22.41 ~ 22.55
Stafford TV Jn 06/04 06/02   22/44 22/40
Penkridge 06.09a ~ 06.11d 06.09 ~ 06.11   22.33a ~ 22.35d 22.32 ~ 22.34
Bushbury Jn 06/21 06/20   22/25 22/25
Wolverhampton North Jn 06/23 06/21   22/23 22/23
Wolverhampton 06.25a ~ 06.30d 06.24 ~ 06.30   22.19a ~ 22.21d 22.20 ~ 22.22
Dudley Port 06/40 06/37   22/10 22/11
Galton Jn 06/44 06/42   22/06 22/08
Soho South Jn 06/46 06/44   22/04 22/06
Birmingham New Street 06.51a ~ 07.00d 06.48 ~ 06.59   21.55a ~ 22.00d 21.57 ~ 22.00
Proof House Jn 07/02 07/01   21/55 21/54
St Andrews Jn 07/05 07/05   21/49 21/49
Bordesley Jn 07/06 07/05   21/49 21/48
Lifford East Jn 07/19 07/14   21/44 21/43
Kings Norton 07/21 07/15   21/42 21/42
Longbridge 07/27 07/19   21/37 21/37
Barnt Green 07/30 07/22   21/35 21/35
Bromsgrove 07/33 07/25   21/31 21/29
Stoke Works Jn 07/35 07/26   21/29 21/26
Abbotswood Jn 07/46 07/35   21/18 21/16
Ashchurch 07/55 07/43   21/09 21/08
Cheltenham Spa 08.03a ~ 08.05d 07.50 ~ 08.01   20.59a ~ 21.01d 20.57 ~ 21.01
Barnwood Jn 08/11 08/07   20/52 20/50
Gloucester Yard Jn 08/12 ?   20/51 20/50
Standish Jn 08/17 08/19   20/45 20/44
Cam & Dursley 08.25a ~ 08.27d 08.25 ~ 08.28   20.36a ~ 20.38d 20.36 ~ 20.38˝
Charfield 08/36 08/36   20/29 20/29
Yate 08/42 08/39   20/23 20/23
Westerleigh Jn 08/45 08/43   20/20 20/20
Bristol Parkway 08.51a ~ 08.53d 08.48 ~ 08.52   20.12a ~ 20.14d 20.11 ~ 20.14
Filton Abbey Wood 08/56 08/54   20/06 20/03
Stapleton Road 08/57 ?   ? ?
Dr Days Jn 09/03 08/58   20/00 19/57
Bristol East Jn 09/04 ?   19/59 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 09.06a ~ 09.09d 09.01 ~ 09.12   19.51a ~ 19.58d 19.46 ~ 19.55
Parson Street ? ?   19/42 19/42
Yatton Loop / Yatton 09.25 ~ 09.32 09.29 ~ 09.34   19/27 ?
Worle Jn 09/43 09/40   (19/26) 19/23
Uphill Jn 09/46 09/42   (19/23) 19/21
Highbridge & Burnham 09/53 09/53   (19/14) 19/15
Bridgwater 09/59 09/59   19/10 (19/11) 19/10
Cogload Jn ? 10/07   (19/06) 19/04
Taunton 10/10 10.14 ~ 10.15   19/00 (19/02) 19/00
Tiverton Parkway 10/23 10/31   18/48 18/48
Tiverton Loop 10/24 10/33   18/47 18/47
Cowley Bridge Jn ? 10/43   18/33 18/36
Exeter St Davids 10/41 10/45   18/31 18/34
Dawlish Warren 10.53 ~ 11.03 10.57 ~ 10.58   18/21 (18/18) 18/22
Dawlish 11/06 11/01   18/20 (18/16) 18/21
Teignmouth 11/09 11/03   18/17 (18/12) 18/17
Newton Abbot 11/16 11/09   18/11 (18/05) 18/12
Totnes 11/31 11/19   18/00 (17/54) 18/01
Ivybridge 11/45 11/35   17/47 (17/41) 17/47
Hemerdon 11/51 11/40   (17/36) 17/40
Lipson Jn 11/57 11/45   (17/28) 17/33
Plymouth 12.00a ~ 12.02d 11.48 ~ 12.00   17.29a ~ 17.31d
17.23a ~ 17.25d)
17.26 ~ 17.30
St Budeaux Jn 12/07 12/06   (17/18) 17/21
Saltash 12/11 12/09   17/20 (17/14) 17/17
St Germans 12/17 12/15   (17/08) 17/11
Liskeard 12.28a ~ 12.30d 12.26 ~ 12.28   17.01a ~ 17.03d
(16.56a ~ 16.58d)
16.59 ~ 17.02
St Pinnock Viaduct East 12/36 ?   (16/49) ?
Largin 12/37 ?   (16/48) ?
Bodmin Parkway 12.42a ~ 12.44d 12.40 ~ 12.44   16.45a ~ 16.47d
(16.40a ~ 16.42d)
16.?? ~ 16.44
Lostwithiel 12/49 12/50   16/41 (16/36) 16/39
Par 12.56a ~ 13.01d 12.56 ~ 13.00   15.14a ~ 16.35d
(15.15a ~ 16.30d)
14.38 ~ 16.33
Burngullow Jn 13.15 ~ 13.17
(13.25 ~ 13.35)
13.21 ~ 13.21   14.59 ~ 15.01
(15.00 ~ 15.02)
?
Burngullow ECC 13.23 ~ 13.28
(13L41 ~ 13L46)
13.23 ~ 13.30   14.49 ~ 14.54
(14.50 ~ 14.55)
14.25 ~ 14.29
Parkandillack 13.58a (14.16a) 13.51   14.20d (14.21d) 14.01


Back to "The Railtour Files"