17th April 2010

Pathfinder Tours
Yorkshire Dalesman

Locos Used 66154 & 70003
Stock Used 5350+4998+5040+4902+4927+1863+3140+3112+3122+1692+3107+3098+6310

Route :
1Z66 : Swindon to Leeds
1Z69 : Leeds to Leeds
1Z70 : Leeds to Swindon

Loco(s) Route
66154 Swindon - Stroud - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe
70003 (2) Crewe - (via WCML) - Carnforth - Clapham - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Keighley - Shipley - Leeds - Cross Gates - Gascoigne Wood Jn - Hambleton West Jn - Hambleton East Jn - Selby West Jn - Selby Canal Jn - Temple Hirst Jn - Joan Croft Jn - Applehurst Jn - Hatfield & Stainforth
70003 (2) Hatfield & Stainforth - (reverse of outward route) (3) - Leeds
66154 Leeds - (reverse of outward route) - Swindon

Notes :
(1) First use of a Freightliner class 70 on a passenger service. The section from Leeds to Hatfield & Stainforth and back to Leeds was available as a 'mini-tour' option.
(2) Plus 66154 dead-in-tow.
(3) Booked route was: Hatfield & Stainforth - Applehurst Jn - Skellow Jn - Adwick Jn - South Kirkby Jn - Hare Park Jn - Wakefield Westgate - Holbeck Jn - Whitehall Jn - Leeds. Original advertised route for the 'mini tour' from Leeds was an anticlockwise circuit of the Harrogate Loop.


70003, with 66154 dead-in-tow, about to depart Crewe (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : Nick Bartlett, Neil Green & Alan Yearsley

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & Paul Green)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Swindon 04.54d 04.55 [P3]   22.37a ? [P1] 142.09
? Swindon Loco Yard 04/56 ?   22/35 ? ?
13.56 Kemble 05.08a ~ 05.11d ?   22.20a ~ 22.23d ? 128.33
? St Mary's LC 05/22 ?   22/08 ? ?
24.70 Stroud 05.28a ~ 05.31d ?   21.59a ~ 22.02d ? 117.19
? Stonehouse 05/35 ?   21/54 ? ?
? Standish Jn 05/37 ?   21/52 ? ?
? Gloucester Yard Jn 05/43 ?   21/46 ? ?
? Barnwood Jn 05/44 ?   21/45 ? ?
42.11 Cheltenham Spa 05.50a ~ 05.53d ? [P2]   21.37a ~ 21.40d ? [P1] 99.78
? Ashchurch 06/02 ?   21/28 ? ?
? Abbotswood Jn 06/11 ?   21/21 ? ?
? Stoke Works Jn 06/24 ?   21/13 ? ?
? Bromsgrove 06/26 ?   21/11 ? ?
77.02 Barnt Green 06.33a ~ 06.36d ?   21.03a ~ 21.06d ? 65.07
? Longbridge 06/40 ? [UM]   21/00 ? ?
? Kings Norton 06/44 ?   20/57 ? ?
? Selly Oak 06/47 ?   20/48 ? ?
87.55 Birmingham New Street 06.56a ~ 07.09d ? [P8]   20.31a ~ 20.38d ? [P11] 54.34
? Proof House Jn 07/11 ?   20/28 ? ?
? Aston 07/15 ? [P1]   20/24 ? [P2] ?
? Perry Barr North Jn 07/19 ?   20/20 ? ?
? Bescot Stadium 07/24 ? [P2]   20/16 ? [P1] ?
? Darlaston Jn 07/25 ?   20/15 ? ?
? Portobello Jn 07/28 ?   20/12 ? ?
? Bushbury Jn 07/32 ?   20/07 ? ?
? Stafford Trent Valley Jn 07/45 ?   19/55 ? ?
117.52 Stafford 07.47a ~ 07.50d ? [P5] [DS]   19.50a ~ 19.53d [US] ? [P4] 24.37
? Norton Bridge 07/56 ?   19/45 ? ?
? Madeley 08/05 ?   19/35 ? ?
? Basford Hall Jn 08/11 ?   19/30 ? ?
142.09
0.00
Crewe 08L15a ~ 08L36d ? [P12]   18L55a ~ 19L26d ? [P12] [US] 0.00
142.19
? Crewe Coal Yard 08/38 ? [DF]   18/52 ? [UF] ?
? Winsford 08/44 ?   18/44 ? ?
? Hartford Jn 08/49 ?   18/40 ? ?
? Acton Bridge 08/51 ?   18/37 ? ?
? Weaver Jn 08/54 ?   18/35 ? ?
? Acton Grange Jn 08/57 ?   18/30 ? ?
? Warrington Bank Quay 08/59 ? [P3]   18/28 ? ?
? Dallam Jn 09/00 ?   18/27 ? ?
? Winwick Jn 09/02 ?   18/25 ? ?
? Springs Branch Jn 09/08 ?   18/15 ? ?
? Wigan South Jn 09/09 ?   18/15 ? ?
? Wigan North Western 09/09 ? [P5]   18/14 ? [P4] ?
? Balshaw Lane 09/17 ?   18/07 ? ?
? Euxton Jn 09/19 ?   18/00 ? ?
? Preston 09/24 [DF] ? [P3]   17*46 ~ 17*51 ? [P6] [US] 91.18
? Lancaster 09/44 ? [DM]   17/26 ? [UM] ?
? Morecambe South Jn 09/45 ?   17/24 ? ?
? Carnforth North Jn 09/50 ?   17/19 ? ?
? Carnforth 09/51 ? [P2]   17/18 ? [P1] ?
? Settle Jn 10/50 ?   16/44 ? ?
? Hellifield 10/55 ?   16/39 ? ?
116.04 Skipton 11.08 ~ 11.11 ?   16.24 ~ 16.27 ? 26.15
125.09 Keighley 11.22 ~ 11.25 ? [P1]   16.10 ~ 16.13 ? [P2] 17.00
? Shipley 11/33 ?   16/02 ? ?
? Dockfield Jn 11/34 ?   16/01 ? ?
? Apperley Jn 11/38 ?   15/57 ? ?
? Armley Jn 11/45 ?   15/51 ? ?
? Whitehall Jn 11/47 ?   15/49 ? ?
142.19
0.00
Leeds 11.49a ~ 12.01d ?   14.15a ~ 15.48d ? 0.00
32.35

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
? Neville Hill West Jn 12/03 ?
? Cross Gates 12/07 ?
? Micklefield 12/12 ?
? Gascoigne Wood Jn 12/17 ?
? Hambleton West Jn 12/19 ?
? Hambleton East Jn 12/20 ?
? Selby West Jn 12/24 ?
? Selby Canal Jn 12/26 ?
? Temple Hirst Jn 12/32 ?
? Joan Croft Jn 12/42 ?
? Applehurst Jn 12/44 ?
38.19
0.00
Hatfield & Stainforth 12.50a ~ 13.19d ?
? Applehurst Jn 13/25 ?
? Skellow Jn 13/31 DIV
? Adwick Jn 13/33 DIV
? South Kirkby Jn 13/41 DIV
? Hare Park Jn 13/47 DIV
? Wakefield Westgate 13/52 DIV
? Holbeck Jn 14/12 DIV
? Whitehall Jn 14/13 DIV
? Leeds West Jn 14/14 DIV

Timings continue in first table.

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