6th November 2010

Pathfinder Tours
The West Lothian Pioneer

Loco Used 55022 'Royal Scots Grey'

Route :
1Z47 : Crewe to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z49 : Edinburgh Waverley to Crewe

Loco Route
55022 Crewe - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport - Slade Lane Jn - Manchester Piccadilly - Deansgate - Ordsall Lane Jn - Salford Crescent - Bolton - Lostock Jn - Chorley - Euxton Jn - (via WCML) - Gretna Jn - Annan - Dumfries - New Cumnock - Mauchline Jn - Annbank Jn - Newton-on-Ayr - Prestwick Town - Barassie Jn - Irvine - Dalry - Lochwinnoch - Elderslie - Paisley Gilmour Street - Arkleston Jn - Shields Jn - High Street Jn - Bellgrove - Shettleston - Coatbridge Sunnyside - Airdrie - Drumgelloch - Bathgate - Newbridge Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
55022 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Slateford Jn - Midcalder Jn - Carstairs East Jn - Carstairs South Jn - (via WCML) - Carlisle - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Jon Condell comments: The tour started late from Crewe due to the late arrival on depot of the train-crew and was then further delayed awaiting a platform at Crewe. National Rail Control were concerned about the Deltic slipping to a stop on Shap bank so the train was looped at Grayrigg whilst all potentially delayed service trains were let pass. In the event the summit at Shap was passed at 53 mph. The train arrived and departed Carlisle approx 80 minutes late. The photo-stop at Dumfries was abandoned and by Newton Jn the delay had been reduced to approx 60 minutes which was maintained until Edinburgh. The crew change actually took place at Johnstone rather than Newton on Ayr. The Spitfire railtour was passed at Bellgrove rather than en-route between Airdrie & Bathgate. The return from Edinburgh to Carlisle ran to time.

Sources : Nick Bartlett & Jon Condell (joined/left the tour at Carlisle)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Jon Condell)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe 06.08d 22.02a
Sydney Bridge Jn 06/10 21/59
Sandbach 06/13 21/55
Alderley Edge 06/23 21/41
Wilmslow 06/28 21/40
Cheadle Hulme 03/28 21/36
Adswood Road Jn 06/30 21/34
Stockport 06.32a ~ 06.35d 21.31a ~ 21.33d
Heaton Norris Jn 06/37 21/29
Slade Lane Jn 06/39 21/26
Ardwick Jn 06/43 21/24
Manchester Piccadilly 06.45a ~ 06.47d 21.21a ~ 21.23d
Manchester Oxford Road 06/49 21/19
Deansgate 06/50 21/18
Castlefield Jn 06/54 21/16
Ordsall Lane Jn 06/54 21/16
Salford Crescent 06/56 21/15
Bolton 07.07a ~ 07.09d 20.58a ~ 21.00d
Lostock Jn 07/14 20/54
Blackrod 07/18 20/50
Chorley 07/23 20/45
Euxton Jn 07/26 20/41
Preston 07.31a ~ 07.33d 20.34a ~ 20.36d
Lancaster 07.52a ~ 07.54d 20.08a ~ 20.10d
Morecambe South Jn 07/57 20/04
Carnforth UPL - 19.48 ~ 19.55
Carnforth North Jn 08/00 19/46
Oxenholme Lake District 08/10 19/36
Tebay 08/24 19/28
Penrith North Lakes 08/41 19/12
Carlisle 08.55a ~ 08.57d 18.46a ~ 18.55d
Gretna Jn 08/06 18/36

 

Location Booked
Gretna Green 09/08
Annan 09/15
Dumfries 09p29a ~ 09p40d
Holywood 09/45
Kirkconnel 10/11
New Cumnock 10/19
Auchinleck 10/29
Mauchline SB 10.36 ~ 10.38
Annbank Jn 10/53
Newton Jn 11.02 ~ 11.04
Newton-on-Ayr 11c05 ~ 11c07
Prestwick Town 11/09
Barassie Jn 11/15
Irvine 11/20
Kilwinning 11/23
Dalry 11/27
Lochwinnoch 11/34
Elderslie 11/43
Paisley Gilmour Street 11/46
Arkleston Jn 11/47
Shields Jn 11/55
High Street Jn 12/08
Bellgrove 12/09
Shettleston 12/17
Coatbridge Sunnyside 12/27
Airdrie 12/34
Drumgelloch 12/37
Bathgate 13/09
Uphall 13/14
Newbridge Jn 13/18
Haymarket West Jn 13/23
Haymarket Central Jn 13/26
Haymarket 13/28
Princes Street Gardens 13/30
Edinburgh Waverley 13.33a ~ 17.08d
Princes Street Gardens 17/09
Haymarket 17/12
Slateford 17/15
Midcalder Jn 17/27
Torphin 17/32
Auchengray 17/38
Carstairs East Jn 17/41
Carstairs South Jn 17/43
Abington 17/56
Beattock Summit 18/04
Beattock 18/13
Lockerbie 18/23


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