14th November 2009

Pathfinder Tours
The Boot & Hoot

Locos Used 31190 (1) & 66139
Stock Used 35469+3122+3107+1671+5009+4927+5040+4902+5350

Route :
1Z22 : Eastleigh to Donnington Freight Terminal
1Z23 : Donnington Freight Terminal to Eastleigh

Loco(s) Route
66139 Eastleigh - Winchester - Basingstoke - Southcote Jn - Oxford Road Jn - Reading West Jn - Didcot Parkway - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Banbury - Fenny Compton Loop
31190 Fenny Compton Loop - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Nuneaton - Lichfield TV - Stafford - Basford Hall Jn - Crewe Independent Lines - Gresty Lane Curve - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Donnington Freight Terminal
31190 Donnington Freight Terminal - Wellington - Shrewsbury - Ruabon - Wrexham General - Chester South Jn - Chester North Jn - Bache - Hooton Long Siding
66139 (2) Hooton Long Siding - Ellesmere Port - Helsby - Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn - Runcorn Jn - Folly Lane Branch (NR Limit)
31190 (3) Folly Lane - Runcorn - Weaver Jn - Crewe Station Up & Down Loop - Crewe South Yard - Up Independent Line - Basford Hall Jn - Stafford
66139 Stafford - Rugeley - Cannock - Walsall - Bescot - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - (reverse of outward route) - Eastleigh

Notes :
(1) Originally booked for 56311, but this was found to require a complete power unit change after inspection of an engine fault the week before the tour and Hanson Traction's other serviceable locomotive, (56312), was tied into a long distance diagram for Colas Rail. The possibility of hiring in 56303 from RVEL, thus releasing 312, was also ruled out, as 303 was already on hire to a 3rd party and so not available.
(2) 31190 on rear.
(3) 66139 on rear.


31190 pauses at Stafford in the morning (photo: Andrew Wilson)

Sources : Alan Sheppard & LASERman

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard, LASERman & Solomon Riley)

M.C

Location

Booked

Actual  

Booked

Actual M.C
0.00 Eastleigh 06.07d [P3] [DF] 06.07 [P2] [UF]   23.12d [P3] 23.17 [P3] 170.78
? Allbrook Jn 06/09 [UF] 06/10   ? ?  ?
 ? Shawford 06/13 06/13   23/07 [FL] 23/10  ?
 ? Winchester 06/17 [P1] 06/18   23/04 [P2] 23/00 ?
13.22 Wallers Ash Loops 06*25 ~ 06*38 06.28 ~ 06.38  
 ? Worting Jn 06/48 [SL] 06/49   22/50 22/45  ?
25.54 Basingstoke 06.51a ~ 06.53d [P4] 06.53 ~ 06.54   22.44a ~ 22.46d [P2] [FL] 22.39 ~ 22.40 [P2] 145.24
 ? Bramley 07/01 07/00   22/37 ?  ?
 ? Southcote Jn 07/10 07/09   22/28 22/20  ?
40.18 Reading West 07.12a ~ 07.15d 07.11 ~ 07.15   22.24a ~ 22.26d 22.17 ~ 22.18 130.60
 ? Oxford Road Jn 07/15 07/16   22/22 22/16  ?
 ? Reading West Jn 07/17 [RL] 07/17   22/20 22/15 ?
 ? Didcot East Jn 07/33 07/33   22/04 22/00 [RL]  ?
57.31 Didcot Parkway 07.34a ~ 07.37d [P3] 07.34 ~ 07.37   22.01a ~ 22.03d [P4] [RL] 21.57 ~ 21.59 [P4] 113.47
 ? Didcot North Jn 07/42 07/42   21/59 21/55  ?
 ? Kennington Jn 07/50 07/49   21/51 21/48  ?
 ? Hinksey North ? ?   21*35 ~ 21*48 [UPL] 21/47 104.02
67.62 Oxford 07.53a ~ 07.58d [P2] 07.53 ~ 07.58   21.29a ~ 21.32d [P1] 21.42 ~ 21.45 [P1] [ML] 103.06
 ? Wolvercot Jn 08/03 08/02   21/25 21/38  ?
 ? Heyford 08/11 ?   21/17 ?  ?
 ? Aynho Jn 08/17 08/14   21/11 21/26  ?
90.37 Banbury 08.26a ~ 08.28d [P2] 08.21 ~ 08.28   21.02a ~ 21.05d [P3] 21.19 ~ 21.20 80.41
99.17
0.00
Fenny Compton 08L39 ~ 09L12 08.40 ~ 09.30   20/53 21/09  ?
 ? Leamington Spa 09/24 [DM] 09/44   20/42 [UM] 20/58  ?
 ? Milverton Jn 09/35 09/48   20/40 20/57  ?
16.57 Kenilworth 09*40 ~ 09*46 09/53 [ML]   20*15 ~ 20*34 20/52 [ML] 55.04
 ? Gibbet Hill Jn 09/50 09/55   20/12 20/47 ?
20.63 Coventry 09.54a ~ 09.56d [P3] 10.01 ~ 10.03   20.04a ~ 20.07d [P2] 20.41 ~ 20.44 50.78
? Coundon Road 09/58 ?  
 ? Three Spires Jn 10/01 10/10  
 ? Hawkesbury Lane 10/04 10/12  
 ? Chilvers Coton Jn 10/10 [DB] 10/18  
 ? Nuneaton 10/12 [P1] [SL] 10/20  
 ? Amington Jn 10/23 10/32  
 ? Lichfield T.V. North Jn 10/29 10.43 ~ 10.44 [DF]  
 ? Birmingham International   19.35a ~ 19.51d [P5] 20.27 ~ 20.29 40.22
? Stechford   19/30 [P2] 20/19 ?
 ? Aston   19/25 [P2] 20/13  ?
 ? Perry Barr North Jn   19/15 20/10  ?
 ? Bescot Stadium   19/11 20/06  ?
 ? Pleck Jn   19/09 20/04  ?
? Walsall   18*55 ~ 19*06 [P2] [SL] 19.59 ~ 20.00 24.43
 ? Ryecroft Jn   18/52 19/56  ?
 ? Bloxwich   18/47 19/52  ?
 ? Hednesford   18/37 19/42  ?
? Hednesford No.1 SB   ? 19.34 ~ 19.41 ?
 ? Rugeley Town   18/29 19/23  ?
 ? Rugeley 'B' Power Stn Jn   18/28 19/22  ?
 ? Rugeley Trent Valley ? 10/53   18/26 19/19  ?
 ? Rugeley North Jn 10/35 10/54   18/25 [UDR] 19.16 ~ 19.18  ?
 ? Colwich Jn 10/38 [FL] 10/56   18/08 [SL] 19/14  ?
 ? Milford & Brocton 10/41 [SL] 10/58   ? 19/13  ?
 ? Whitehouse Jn ? 11/00   18/03 [FL] 19/12  ?
 ? Stafford Trent Valley Jn 10/46 11/04   17/58 19/07  ?
67.31 Stafford 10.47a ~ 10.49d [P5] 11.06 ~ 11.09 [P3]   17L32a ~ 17L57d [P6] 18.34 ~ 19.06 0.00
47.73
? Norton Bridge 10/55 11/17   17/27 18/26 ?
 ? Madeley 11/04 11/27   17/16 18/12  ?
 ? Basford Hall Jn 11/12 [IL] 11/34 [DFI]   17/09 [SL] 18/05  ?
 ? Basford Hall (S.S.M. SB) 11/17 11/40   (S.S.N. SB) 17/05 18/01  ?

 

M.C

Location

Booked

Actual

?

Gresty Lane

11/22

11/43
 ? Nantwich 11/27 11/48
 ? Wrenbury 11/32 11.56 ~ 11.59
 ? Prees 11/41 12/14
 ? Wem 11/44 12/17
 ? Harlescott X 11/52 12.27 ~ 12.28
 ? Shrewsbury 11c58 ~ 11c59 [P7] 12.36 ~ 12.38
 ? Wellington 12/13 [UML] 12/57
134.22 Donnington Jn 12.15 ~ 12.16 12/59
137.11
0.00
Donnington RFT 12.31 ~ 13.30 13.14 ~ 13.41
2.69 Donnington Jn 13.45 ~ 13.49 13/56
 ? Wellington 13/51 [DML] 13/57
 ? Shrewsbury 14c04 ~ 14c06 [P4] 14.11 ~ 14.11 [P3]
 ? Gobowen 14/27 14/33
 ? Wrexham General 14/40 [P2] 14/46 [P2]
 ? Saltney Jn 14/53 14/58
 ? Roodee Jn ? 15/00 [US]
 ? Chester South Jn 14/56 15/02
 ? Chester North Jn 14/58 15/04
63.75
0.00
Hooton Long Siding 15.08 ~ 15.18 15.25 ~ 15.39
 ? Ellesmere Port 15/23 [P1] 15/53
 ? Helsby 15/30 [P4] 16/07
 ? Frodsham Jn 15/37 16/13
 ? Halton Jn 15/41 16/22
15.74 Runcorn Jn 15.45 ~ 15.46 16.26 ~ 16.45
16.64
0.00
Folly Lane I.C.I. (NR Limit) 16.01 ~ 16.13 16.51 ~ 16.58
0.70 Runcorn Jn 16.29 ~ 16.30 17.02 ~ 17.09
? Weaver Jn 16/36 [FL] 17/21
 ? Acton Bridge 16/38 17/23
 ? Hartford Jn 16/40 17/25
 ? Winsford 16c44 ~ 16c45 17/29
 ? Crewe Coal Yard 16/54 17/40
 ? Crewe 16/55 [UDL] 17.44 ~ 17.52
 ? Crewe South Yard 17/00 17/57

Timings continue in first table.

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