27th June 2009

Pathfinder Tours
The Cornish Explorer

Locos Used 37401, 40145 & 66188
Stock Used 5341+5276+5322+1813+3149+3120+1671+3119+3068+17015

Route :
1Z37 : Portsmouth Harbour to Penzance
1Z38 : Penzance to Portsmouth Harbour

Loco(s) Route
37401 (2) Portsmouth Harbour - Fratton - Cosham - Fareham - St Denys - Northam Jn - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Romsey - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury
40145 Westbury - Fairwood Jn - (via Frome avoiding line) - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth - Saltash - Lostwithiel - Par - Truro - Penzance
40145 Penzance - (reverse of outward route) - Westbury
66188 (4) Westbury - (reverse of outward route) - Portsmouth Harbour

Notes :
(1) Originally advertised for haulage by 2x DB Schenker class 37's throughout, 40145 was substituted a couple of days before the tour, however was unable to work the train throughout due Network Rail not allowing the loco to run between Portcreek Jn and Portsmouth.
(2) 66188 on rear.
(3) Delay on outward leg between Taunton and Exeter was reported as being due to dragging brakes. On the return leg the train was delayed on the approach to Exeter due to the police being called to a "large fight" on the tracks at Exeter St Thomas!
(4) 37401 on rear.

Sources : various including Mike Hunt, Ian Loveday & Kevin Darnley

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mike Hunt)

Location Booked Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual
Portsmouth Harbour 05.47d [P4] 05.46   00.03a [P5] 00.48 ~ 00.51
Portsmouth & Southsea 05.50a ~ 05.52d [P1] [UML] 05.49 ~ 05.52   23.58a ~ 00.00d [P2] 00.44 ~ 00.45
Fratton 05.55a ~ 05.57d [P1] 05.55 ~ 05.57   23/51 [DML] 00/41
Portcreek Jn 06/01 06/02   23/48 00/38
Cosham Jn 06/03 ?   23/46 ?
Cosham 06.04a ~ 06.06d 06.05 ~ 06.08   23.44a ~ 23.45d 00.34 ~ 00.35
Fareham 06.15a ~ 06.17d [P1] 06.18 ~ 06.22   23.33a ~ 23.34d [P3] 00.23 ~ 00.24
St Denys 06/35 [FL] 06/44   23/12 00/05
Northam Jn 06/42 ?   23/04 [SL] ?
Southampton Central 06.45a ~ 06.47d [P3] [FL] 06.48 ~ 06.51   22.59a ~ 23.02d [P3] 23.57 ~ 00.00
Redbridge 06/51 06/57   22/56 [SL] 23/52
Romsey 06.59a ~ 07.01d 07.06 ~ 07.08   22.43a ~ 22.45d 23.39 ~ 23.40
Dean 07/09 07/18   22/34 23/31
Tunnel Jn 07/20 ?   22/24 ?
Salisbury 07.23a ~ 07.36d [P4] 07.32 ~ 07.42   22.20a ~ 22.22d [P4] 23.15 ~ 23.18
Wilton Jn 07/40 07/46   22/16 23/08
Warmimster 08.00a ~ 08.02d 08.07 ~ 08.12   21.56a ~ 21.58d 22.44 ~ 22.51
Westbury 08L12a ~ 08L30d [P1] 08.20 ~ 08.35   21L34a ~ 21L48d [P1] 22.05 ~ 22.36
Fairwood Jn 08/33 08/39   21/31 22/02
Clink Road Jn 08/36 08/42   21/29 21/57
Blatchbridge Jn 08/37 08/45   21/27 21/54
East Somerset Jn 08/41 08/49   21/24 21/48
Castle Cary 08/48 08/56   21/17 21/34
Somerton GF 08/56 ?   21/08 21/26
Athelney Crossing 09/03 09/11   21/01 21/20
Cogload Jn 09/07 09/14   20/58 21/18
Taunton 09/11 [P3] 09/21   20/54 [P4] 21/14
Norton Fitzwarren 09/12 09/24   20/52 21/13
Whiteball 09/20 09/41   20/44 21/08
Tiverton Parkway 09/23 [P1] 09/45   20/41 21/03
Tiverton Loop 09/25 09/46   20/40 21/02
Cowley Bridge Jn 09/37 09/59   20/28 20/50
Exeter St Davids 09/39 [P4] 10.04 ~ 10.28   ??*?? ~ 20*26 [P5] 20/48
Dawlish Warren 09*50 ~ 10*09 [P1] 10/40   20/12 20/16
Dawlish 10/11 10/42   20/10 20/15
Teignmouth 10/14 10/44   20/07 20/12
Newton Abbot 10/25 [P2] 10/50   20/01 [P3] 20/07
Newton Abbot West Jn 10/25 ?   20/01 ?
Dainton Tunnel 10/36 10/55   19/57 20/03
Totnes 10/42 11/01   19/49 19/56
Aish Emergency Crossover 10/50 11/13   19/40 19/49
Ivybridge 10/55 11/17   19/36 19/45
Hemerdon 11/00 11/22   19/30 19/38
Lipson Jn 11/05 11/27   19/23 19/27
Plymouth 11.09a ~ 11.30d [P8] 11.30 ~ 11.34   19.03a ~ 19.20d [P8] 19.04 ~ 19.24
St Budeaux Jn 11/35 ?   18/58 ?
Saltash 11/38 11/44   18/54 18/55
St Germans 11/50 11/50   18/43 18/47
Liskeard 11/59 12/01   18/33 18/38
St Pinnock Viaduct East 12/08 ?   18/28 ?
Largin 12/10 ?   18/27 ?
Lostwithiel 12/17 12/17   18/19 18/22
Par 12.23a ~ 12.25d 12.23 ~ 12.26   18.11a ~ 18.13d 18.14 ~ 18.15
Burngullow Jn 12/34 ?   18/02 ?
Probus 12/41 12/49   17/54 ?
Truro 12.54a ~ 12.56d 12.56 ~ 12.58   17.45a ~ 17.47d 17.48 ~ 17.51
Penwithers Jn 12/58 12/59   ? ?
Baldhu 13/01 ?   ? ?
Camborne 13/11 13/17   17/29 17/32
St Erth 13/19 13/26   17/20 17/21
Long Rock 13/26 ?   17/16 ?
Penzance 13.30a [P2] 13.34   17.13d [P2] 17.13


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