24th October 2009

Pathfinder Tours
Buffer-Puffer 8.0

Locos Used 31190 & 66844
Stock Used 5350+4927+5009+1863+3110+3107+35469

Route :
1Z58 : London Euston to Hornsey
1Z59 : Hornsey to London Liverpool Street
1Z60 : London Liverpool Street to Lea Interchange
1Z61 : Lea Interchange to London Waterloo
1Z62 : London Waterloo to Bromley North
1Z63 : Bromley North to London Bridge
1Z64 : London Bridge to Tonbridge
1Z65 : Tonbridge to London Victoria
1Z66 : London Victoria to Caterham
1Z67 : Caterham to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
31190 (1) London Euston - Willesden West London Jn - Acton Wells Jn - DBS Acton Yard Reception Lines (Up & Down Loop No.3)
66844 (2) DBS Acton Yard Reception Lines - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - West Hampstead Thameslink - Carlton Road Jn - Junction Road Jn - Harringay Curve - Hornsey Down Reversing Siding No.2
31190 (1) Hornsey Down Reversing Siding - Ferme Park Flyover - Finsbury Park - Kings Cross Incline - Camden Road - Kilburn Goods Loop
66844 (2) Kilburn Goods Loop - Camden Road - Reading Lane Jn London Liverpool Street
31190 (1) London Liverpool Street - Carpenters Road North Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - (3) - Coppermill Jn - South Tottenham - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction High Level - Kensington Olympia - West London Jn - London Waterloo
66844 (2) London Waterloo - Linford Street Flyover - Brixton - Tulse Hill - Streatham Common - Selhurst Depot Arrival Line - Norwood Junction - Crystal Palace - Balham - Clapham Junction - Latchmere Jn
31190 (1) Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Nunhead - Lewisham - Grove Park - Bromley North
66844 (2) Bromley North - Grove Park Parks Bridge Jn North Kent East Jn London Bridge
31190 (1) London Bridge - North Kent East Jn - Parks Bridge Jn - New Beckenham Jn - Bromley South - Swanley - Bat & Ball - Tonbridge
66844 (2) Tonbridge - (4) - Redhill - East Croydon - Norbury - Balham - Clapham Junction - London Victoria
31190 (1) London Victoria - Brixton - Tulse Hill - (5) West Norwood - Crystal Palace (5) - East Croydon - Purley - Caterham
66844 (2) Caterham - Purley - East Croydon - Norbury - Balham - Clapham Junction - Pouparts Jn - Battersea Reversible - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 66844 on rear.
(2) 31190 on rear.
(3) The planned visit to DBS Lea Interchange did not happen due to construction works taking place. It was noted by passengers that the line was blocked.
(4) The tour was booked to visit Tonbridge Marsh Yard South & Departure Line, but this was refused on the day due to "Railtrack taking out a T4 possession".
(5) Booked route - Tulse Hill - Streatham - Streatham Common - Selhurst - East Croydon.
(6) Matthew Cole comments: Tour was initially intended to run using 2x class 31s Only one was available at the time, so a class 66/8 was added as a replacement. It was also The tour was originally advertised to run: Finsbury Park - Canonbury West Jn - Dalston Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Reading Lane Jn and thence into London Liverpool Street. Owing to a possession which has taken place between Finsbury Park and Dalston Jn which involved some of the track being lifted and signalling altered or decommissioned, the tour was re-routed to run as shown.

Sources : Alan Sheppard & Matthew Cole (on the train throughout)

Photo Review


31190 & 66844 at Waterloo station (photos: Alan Sheppard)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Matthew Cole, Martyn Brailsford, LASERman & Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 London Euston 08.13d [P16] [Line E] 08.13 [P16] [E]
 ? Camden South Jn 08/16 08/16
 ? Camden Jn 08/17 [FL] 08/18
 ? Willesden West London Jn 08/21 08/24
 ? Willesden South West Sidings 08/22 08/25
 ? Acton Wells Jn 08/24 08/27
7.62
0.00
DBS Acton Traffic Centre 08.29 ~ 08.34 08.46 ~ 08.49
 ? Acton Wells Jn 08/39 08/54
 ? Acton Canal Wharf 08/41 08/56
 ? Dudding Hill Jn 08/47 09/02
 ? Cricklewood Curve Jn 08/50 [UHL] 09/05
 ? West Hampstead North Jn 08/57 [FL] 09.08 ~ 09.12
6.03 West Hampstead Thameslink 08.58a ~ 09.00d [P3] 09.14 ~ 09.16 [P3]
 ? Carlton Road Jn 09/04 09/21
 ? Junction Road Jn 09/07 09.24 ~ 09.30
 ? Upper Holloway 09/09 09.34 ~ 09.35
 ? Harringay Park Jn 09/13 09/38
 ? Harringay 09/15 09/40
11.17
0.00
Hornsey Down Reversing Siding 09.20 ~ 09.30 09.43 ~ 09.45 [US]
 ? Harringay 09/34 [SL] 09/49
 ? Finsbury Park 09/36 [P1] 09/50 [P1] [US]
 ? Holloway South Jn 09/38 09/52
 ? Copenhagen Jn 09/41 [NLI] 09/54
 ? Camden Road East Jn 09/47 09/56
 ? Camden Road 09/48 09/57
 ? Camden Jn 09/53 [SL] 10/01
6.65
0.00
Kilburn Up/Down Goods Loop 09.57 ~ 10.06 10.07 ~ 10.11
 ? Camden Jn 10/11 10/15
 ? Camden Road 10/22 10/20
 ? Camden Road East Jn 10/23 [Line 2] 10/20
 ? Dalston Jn 10/34 10/25
 ? Navarino Jn 10/38 10.27 ~ 10.28
 ? Reading Lane Jn 10/40 [S] 10.30 ~ 10.41 [UF]
 ? Bethnal Green 10/44 10.45 [Up Sub]
9.29
0.00
London Liverpool Street 10.48a ~ 11.05d [P6] [ML] 10p50 ~ 11p06 [P9] [DM]
 ? Bethnal Green Jn 11/08 11/09
 ? Bow Jn 11/10 [BL] 11/13 [DN Temple Mills]
 ? Carpenters Road South Jn 11/12 11/16
 ? Channelsea Jns 11/14 11/19
 ? Temple Mills East Jn 11/18 11/22
5.20 Lea Interchange 11.33 ~ 11.41 DIV
 ? Ruckhalt Road Jn - 11/24
 ? Temple Mills Loop DIV 11.28 ~ 11.44
 ? Temple Mills West Jn ? 11/44
 ? Coppermill Jn 11/54 11.48 ~ 11.55
 ? Tottenham South Jn 11/56 11/59
 ? South Tottenham East Jn ? 12.01 ~ 12.03
 ? South Tottenham 12/09 12/04
 ? Harringay Park Jn 12/15 12/13
 ? Upper Holloway 12/18 12/16
 ? Junction Road Jn 12/19 12/17
 ? Gospel Oak 12/24 12.20 ~ 12.23
 ? Kensal Green Jn 12/41 12/44
16.70 Willesden Junction High Level 12c42 ~ 12c44 12.45 [P5]
 ? Mitre Bridge Jn 12/52 12/48
 ? North Pole Jn 12/53 12/51
 ? Kensington Olympia 12/56 [P3] 12.57 ~ 12.57 [P3]
 ? Latchmere Jn 13/03 [URV] 13/06
 ? West London Jn 13/04 [RVL] 13/07 [WR]
 ? Nine Elms Jn 13/07 13/09 [WR]
26.15
0.00
London Waterloo 13.12a ~ 14.11d [P15] [RVL] 13.15 ~ 14.12 [P15] [WR]
 ? Nine Elms Jn 14/16 14/16
 ? Linford Street Jn 14/19 14/18
 ? Voltaire Road Jn 14/20 14/19
 ? Brixton 14/22 14/20
 ? Herne Hill 14/23 [P3] 14.22 ~ 14.27 [P3]
 ? Tulse Hill 14/26 [P4] 14/31 [P2]
 ? Streatham 14/31 14/34
 ? Streatham Common 14/34 [SL] 14/36
 ? Selhurst 14/42 [P1] 14.43 ~ 14.55 [P1]
11.27 Selhurst T&RSMD 14.49 ~ 14.50 14.58 / 15.19
 ? Norwood Junction 14/57 [P1] 15/22 [P1]
 ? Bromley Jn 15/01 15/23
 ? Crystal Palace 15/04 15/25 [P1]
 ? West Norwood 15/10 15/29 [P1]
 ? Streatham Hill 15/13 15/32 [P1]
 ? Balham 15/15 [SL] 15/38 [P2] [US]
 ? Clapham Junction 15/20 [P16] 15/44
20.01
0.00
Latchmere No2. Jn 15.22 ~ 15.28 15.47 ~ 15.47
 ? Longhedge Jn 15/31 15/51
 ? Factory Jn 15/32 [AL] 15/53
 ? Voltaire Road Jn 15/33 15/54
 ? Denmark Hill 15/37 15/58 [P2]
 ? Crofton Road Jn 15/38 16/00
 ? Nunhead 15/41 16/03 [P2]
 ? Lewisham 15/46 [P2] 16/12 [P2]
 ? Courthill Loop Jn South 15/48 [SL] 16/14
 ? Hither Green 15/50 16/15 [P4]
 ? Grove Park Jn ? 16.21 ~ 16.26
 ? Grove Park 15/59 [V] 16/28 [P1]
11.70
0.00
Bromley North 16.09a ~ 16.23d 16p34 ~ 16p40 [P1]
 ? Grove Park 16/29 [V] [SL] 16/44 [P1] [UF]
 ? Hither Green 16/31 16/47 [P3] [US]
 ? Parks Bridge Jn 16/33 16/50
 ? St Johns 16/34 16/51 [Line 3]
 ? New Cross 16/35 [P.B] 16/53 [P.A]
 ? North Kent East Jn 16/35 [Line 2] 16/56 [Line 3]
 ? Spa Road Jn 16/37 17/00
8.57
0.00
London Bridge 16.40a ~ 16.47d [P2] [Line 2] 17.02 ~ 17.05 [P4] [Line 4]
 ? Spa Road Jn 16/50 17/07 [DN Relief Line]
 ? North Kent East Jn 16/53 17/11 [DF]
 ? New Cross 16/54 [FL] 17/12 [DF]
 ? Tanners Hill Jn 16/55 17/13
 ? Parks Bridge Jn 16/57 [LW] 17/16
 ? New Beckenham 17/06 17/22 [P2]
 ? Beckenham Junction 17/08 17/25 [P3]
 ? Shortlands Jn 17/10 [FL] 17/28 [P2]
 ? Bickley Jn 17/13 17/31 [SL]
 ? St Mary Cray Jn 17/14 17/32
 ? Swanley 17/19 [P2] 17.38 ~ 17.39 [P2]
 ? Otford Jn 17/29 17.50 ~ 17.55
 ? Sevenoaks 17/33 [P3] 18/00 [P3]
33.63
0.00
Tonbridge 17.44a ~ 17.49d [P1] 18.11 ~ 18.24 [P2]
0.39 Tonbridge West Yard 17.52 ~ 17.54 DIV
 ? Godstone 18/09 18/49
 ? Redhill 18/24 [UML] 18/56 [Up Redhill]
 ? Stoats Nest Jn 18/33 [UF] 19/03 [UF]
 ? Purley 18/34 [P1] 19/04 [P1]
 ? East Croydon 18/37 [P1] 19/08 [P1] [UF]
 ? Windmill Bridge Jn 18/38 19/09
 ? Selhurst 18/39 [P4] 19/10 [UBF] [P4]
 ? Balham 18/44 19/14 [P4] [UBF]
 ? Clapham Junction 18/46 [P12] 19/17 [P12] [UBF]
 ? Battersea Pier Jn 18/50 [BRV] 19/19
40.44
0.00
London Victoria 18.52a ~ 18.58d [P19] [FL] 19.28 ~ 19.38 [P19]
 ? Battersea Pier Jn 19/00 [SL] 19/42 [Dn BF - Dn At]
 ? Battersea Park 19/01 [AL] 19/43 [P1]
 ? Factory Jn 19/02 19/45
 ? Voltaire Road Jn 19/03 19/45
 ? Shepherds Lane Jn 19/04 19.48 ~ 19.49
 ? Brixton 19/05 19/50
 ? Herne Hill 19/07 [P3] 19/53 [P3]
 ? Tulse Hill 19/11 [P2] 19/56 [P4]
 ? Streatham 19/14 [P1] DIV
 ? Streatham Common 19/21 [SL] DIV
 ? Selhurst 19/31 [P1] DIV
 ? West Norwood DIV 19/59
 ? Crystal Palace DIV 20/07 [P2]
 ? Bromley Jn DIV 20/10
 ? Norwood Junction DIV 20/12 [P6] [SL]
 ? Windmill Bridge Jn 19/32 20/15
 ? East Croydon 19/34 [P6] 20/16 [P6] [SL]
 ? South Croydon 19/36 [P5] 20/19 [P5]
 ? Purley 19/42 [P6] 20/27 [P6]
? sig. stop - 20.43 ~ 20.47
18.60
0.00
Caterham 19.51a ~ 20.01d 20p49 ~ 20p55 [P2]
 ? Purley 20/12 [P5] [SL] 21/05 [P5]
 ? South Croydon 20/17 21/08 [P3] [Up Slow]
 ? East Croydon 20/21 [P2] [FL] 21/11 [P2] [Fast Rev]
 ? Windmill Bridge Jn 20/22 21/12 [Up Vic F]
 ? Selhurst 20/23 [P4] 21/14 [P4]
 ? Balham 20/28 21/19 [P4]
 ? Clapham Junction 20/31 [P12] 21.23a ~ 21.24d [P12]
 ? Pouparts Jn 20/33 21/26
 ? Longhedge Jn 20/34 [RVL] 21/28 [Batt Rev]
 ? Stewarts Lane Jn 20/35 21/29 [Up Stew. Ln]
? Grosvenor Bridge Jn 20/37 [SL] 21/31 [Up Chat. Slow]
18.34 London Victoria 20.39a [P2] 21.34 [P2]


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