17th September 2011

Pathfinder Tours
Buffer Puffer 9.0

Locos Used 37229, 37510 & 66232
Stock Used 17105+5322+3107+3146+3144+1842+4927+4959+5276

Route :
1Z74 : Crewe to London Fenchurch Street
1Z75 : London Fenchurch Street to London Bridge
1Z76 : London Bridge to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
37510 + 37229 Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Northampton) - Berkhampstead (2)
66232 + 37510 + 37229 Berkhampstead - (via WCML) - Wembley Central - Sudbury Jn - Wembley Yard EFOC
37229 (3) Wembley Yard EFOC - Harlesden Jn - Kensal Green HL Jn - Gospel Oak Jn - Camden Road West Jn - Copenhagen Jn - Holloway Jn - Finsbury Park North Jn - Ferme Park South Jn - Hornsey EMU Down Reversing Siding No.2
37510 (4) Hornsey EMU Down Reversing Siding No.2 - Harringay - Finsbury Park South Jn - Highbury Vale Jn - Canonbury West Jn - Dalston Kingsland - Navarino Road Jn - Lea Jn - Channelsea South Jn - Stratford - Forest gate Jn - Woodgrange Park Jn - Barking Station Jn - Barking
37229 (3) Barking - East Ham Depot - West Ham - Gas Factory Jn - London Fenchurch Street
37510 (4) London Fenchurch Street - Gas Factory Jn - Bow Jn - Carpenters Road Jn - High Meads Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - Copper Mill Jn - Tottenham South Jn - South Tottenham - Harringay Park Jn - Upper Holloway - Junction Road Jn - Carlton Road Jn - West Hampstead Thameslink - Cricklewood Curve Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Neasden Jn - Acton Canal Wharf Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Kew East Jn - Old Kew Jn - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Ascot - Ash Vale - Aldershot North Jn - Aldershot
37229 (3) Aldershot - Aldershot North Jn - Ash Vale - Pirbright Jn - Woking - Weybridge - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Streatham South Jn - Streatham - Tulse Hill - Peckham Rye - South Bermondsey Jn - Spa Road Jn - London Bridge
37510 (4) London Bridge - Spa Road Jn - Bricklayers Arms Jn - New Cross Gate - Sydenham - Norwood Junction (5) - East Croydon
37229 (3) East Croydon - Cottage Jn - (5) Selhurst - Streatham Common - Balham - Clapham Junction - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden WL Jn - Wembley Yard EFOC - Wembley Central - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) A significant number of changes were made to the advertised routing in the lead-up to the running of this tour. As advertised in mid-August the routing was; Crewe - Stafford - Bushbury - Bescot - Aston - Stechford - Coventry - Rugby - Watford Junction - Wembley Yard - Primrose Hill - Camden Road - Kings Cross Incline - Holloway Down Goods - Hornsey Down Reversing Siding (reverse) - Ferme Park Flyover - Finsbury Park - Canonbury West Jn - Stratford - Barking (reverse) - Tilbury Line Junction East - East Ham c2c Depot - Gas Factory Up Loop - Fenchurch Street (reverse) - Gas Factory Jn - Bow Jn - Stratford - Temple Mills East Jn - Orient Way c2c Sdgs (reverse) - Temple Mills East Jn - Stratford - High Meads Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - South Tottenham - Upper Holloway Reception Line - Carlton Road Jn - Cricklewood Curve Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Old Kew Jn - Hounslow - Staines Down Goods Loop - Ascot - Bagshot - Frimley - Aldershot (reverse) - Guildford - Gomshall - Redhill - East Croydon - Norwood Junction (reverse) - Selhurst Depot Departure Rd - Selhurst Jn - Balham - Up Brighton Fast - Clapham Junction - Brighton Reversible - Victoria (reverse) - Clapham Junction - Balham - Streatham North Jn - Reversible Fast Spur - Streatham South Jn - Sutton - Wimbledon - East Putney Line (if available) - Point Pleasant Jn - Clapham Junction - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden Relief Lines - Wembley Yard - Watford Junction - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Aston - Bescot - Bushbury - Stafford - Crewe.
(2) 37510 suffered a blown-in windscreen at Northchurch. After a protracted stop at Berkhamsted 66232 was added to pilot the train.
(3) 37510 on rear.
(4) 37229 on rear.
(5) John Cowlishaw comments: Selhurst depot was omitted at the very last minute; the reason being announced as 'there was no one there to take us onto the depot'!!


37510 & 37229 at Berkhamsted, awaiting rescue (photos: John Cowlishaw)

Sources : John Cowlishaw & John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cowlishaw & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 05.05d [P6] [SL] 05.12 [P11]   23.30a [P12] 23.38 [P12]
Basford Hall Jn 05/08 05/19   23/25 23/34
Madeley 05/15 [SL] ?   23/17 [SL] ?
Norton Bridge 05/27 [SL] 05/35   23/04 [SL] 23/18
Stafford 05.33a ~ 05.35d [P4] [SL] 05.42 ~ 05.44   22.55a ~ 22.57d [P5] [SL] 23.08 ~ 23.10
Trent Valley Jn 05/36 ?   22/54 [SL] ?
Bushbury Jn 05/47 05/58   22/44 22/55
Portobello Jn 05/52 06/02   22/41 22/50
Bescot Stadium 05/56 06/08   22/37 22.43 ~ 22.44
Perry Barr North Jn 06/01 06/12   22/32 22/37
Aston 06/05 06/15   22/28 22/33
Stechford 06.11 ~ 06.25 06/21   22/22 22/27
Birmingham International 06.33a ~ 06.49d [P1] 06.29 ~ 06.51   22.15a ~ 22.17d [P3] 22.18 ~ 22.20
Coventry 07.04a ~ 07.06d [P3] 07.08 ~ 07.10   22.01a ~ 22.03d [P3] 22.01 ~ 22.03
Trent Valley Jn 07/16 ?   21/51 ?
Rugby 07/17 [P5] [UNL] 07/20   21/49 [DFL] 21/44
Hillmorton Jn 07/19 ?   21/47 ?
Long Buckby 07/33 07/28   21/37 21/34
Mill Lane Jn ? ?   21/19 ?
Northampton North Jn ? ?   21/10 [UDS] ?
Northampton 07/44 [P3] 07/43   21/08 [P1] 21/18
Hanslope Jn 07/56 [SL] 07/53   20/57 [SL] 21/08
Milton Keynes Central 08/02 [P2] [SL] 07/58   20/50 [P3] [SL] 21/01
Bletchley 08/06 [P4] [SL] 08/01   20/44 [P3] [SL] 20/58
Ledburn Jn 08/16 [SL] ?   20/34 [SL] ?
Tring 08/22 [P5] [SL] ?   20/27 [P3] [SL] ?
MP 21 ??/?? 08.19 ~ 08.24   ? ?
Berkhamsted ??/?? 08.26 ~ 09.51   ? 20/41
Bourne End Jn 08/29 [SL] 09/56   20/20 [SL] ?
Watford Junction 08.38a ~ 08.41d [P9] [SL] 10.04 ~ 10.06 [P9] [SL]   20.07a ~ 20.11d [P8] [SL] 20.25 ~ 20.28 [P8] [SL]
Harrow & Wealdstone 08/48 [SL] 10/12   20/01 20/14 [P5] [SL]
Wembley Central 08/52 10/16   19/58 20/09 [P5] [SL]
Wembley Yard EFOC 08.57 ~ 09.20 10.21 ~ 11.03 [N Dep I.1]   19.31 ~ 19.53 20.03 ~ 20.06 [D Rec]
Wembley DS Jn 09/26 [HLG] 11/07 [HLG]   19/26 19.58 ~ 20.01

 

Location Booked Actual
Harlesden Jn 09/30 11/10
Kensal Green HL Jn 09/33 11/17
Gospel Oak 09/45 [P2] 11/25 [P2]
Camden Road West Jn 09/49 11/29
Copenhagen Jn 09/53 [SL] 11/33 [SL]
Holloway Jn 09/55 [GL] 11/35 [GL]
Finsbury Park North Jn 09/59 11/38 [GL] [DS2]
Hornsey EMU 10.02 ~ 10.14 [DRS2] 11.44 ~ 11.50 [R.Sdg.2]
Harringay 10/17 [GL] 11/55 [GL]
Finsbury Park South Jn 10/21 11/57
Highbury Vale Jn 10/23 11/59
Canonbury West Jn 10/28 12/00
Navarino Road Jn 10/32 (12/03)
Lea Jn 10/38 12/10
Channelsea South Jn 10/40 12/10
Stratford 10.46 ~ 10.49 [P10A] [ML] 12.12 ~ 12.13 [P10A] [ML]
Forest Gate Jn 10/55 [ML] 12/17 [ML]
Woodgrange Park Jn 10/57 12/23
Barking Station Jn 11/10 12/24
Barking 11.14 ~ 11.19 [P7] 12.35 ~ 12.40 [P7]
East Ham Depot 11.21 ~ 11.30 [Balloon Road] 12.49 ~ 12.58 [18 Road]
West Ham 11/36 13/04
Gas Factory Jn 11/38 13/07
Gas Factory Jn 11.39 ~ 11.41 [UL] 13.08 ~ 13.13 [UL]
Christian Street Jn 11/44 [SL] 13/21 [SL]
Fenchurch Street 11.48a ~ 12.18d [P4] 13.24 ~ 13.50 [P4]
Christian Street Jn 12/21 13/53
Gas Factory Jn 12/26 14/02
Bow Jn 12/29 14/03 [UTM]
Stratford 12/37 [P12] DIV
Temple Mills East Jn 12/42 DIV
Ruckholt Road Jn 12/44 DIV
Orient Way Reception Road 12.45 ~ 12.55 DIV
Ruckholt Road Jn 12/56 DIV
Temple Mills East Jn 12/58 DIV
Stratford 13/05 [P11] DIV
Carpenters Road South Jn - 14/06
Channelsea Jn 13/10 14.07 ~ 14.11
High Meads Jn 13/11 14/13
Temple Mills East Jn 13/13 14/16
Copper Mill Jn 13/25 14/24
Tottenham South Jn 13/26 14/26
South Tottenham 13/29 14/29
Harringay Park Jn 13/33 14.34 ~ 14.39
Upper Holloway 13.37 ~ 13.41 [Up T&H] 14.36 ~ 14.39
[Up T&H not traversed]
Junction Road Jn 13/43 14/43
Carlton Road Jn 13/47 [FL] 14/46 [FL]
West Hampstead Thameslink 13/50 14/51 [FL]
Cricklewood Curve Jn 13/52 14/55
Dudding Hill Jn 13/56 14/58
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 14/02 15/07
Acton Wells Jn 14/03 15.08 ~ 15.12
Acton Central 14.05 ~ 14.07 15.17 ~ 15.22
South Acton Jn 14/10 15/24
Kew East Jn 14/12 15/25
Brentford 14/17 15/33 [P2]
Hounslow 14/21 15/38 [P2]
Feltham Jn 14/23 15/40
Feltham 14/25 15/43
Staines 14.31 ~ 14.41 [DGL] 15/51
[DGL not traversed]
Staines 14/43 15/52 [P2]
Virginia Water 14/50 [P2] 16/01 [P2]
Ascot 15/03 [P2] 16/10 [P2]
Frimley Jn 15/21 16/24
Ash Vale 15/26 16/29 [P2]
Aldershot North Jn 15/28 16/31
Aldershot 15.34 ~ 15.44 [P3] 16.34 ~ 16.54 [P3]
Aldershot North Jn 15/47 16/57
Ash Vale 15/52 16/59 [P1]
Pirbright Jn 15/59 17/03 [SL]
Brookwood ? [UT] 17/05 [FL]
Woking 16/06 [P1] [SL] 17/11 [P2] [FL]
Byfleet & New Haw 16/14 17/14 [FL]
Weybridge 16/17 17/15 [FL]
Hampton Court Jn 16/23 17/20 [FL]
Surbiton 16/25 17/21 [P2] [FL]
New Malden 16/28 [US] 17/24 [P1] [FL]
Wimbledon 16.33 ~ 16.40 17/36 [P9]
Streatham 16/58 17/43 [P1]
Tulse Hill 17/01 17/49 [P3]
Peckham Rye 17/12 17/58 [P2]
South Bermonsdey Jn 17/17 18/04
Spa Road Jn 17/18 18/06
London Bridge 17.25a ~ 17.54d [P10] [FL] 18.10 ~ 18.45 [P9]
Spa Road Jn 17/57 18/47
Blue Anchor 17/58 18/48 [FL]
Bricklayers Arms Jn 17/59 18/49 [FL]
New Cross Gate 18/00 18/50 [P3] [FL]
Sydenham Hill 18/05 18/55 [FL]
Norwood Junction 18/10 [P4] 18.59 ~ 19.00 [P4] [SL]
Windmill Bridge Jn DIV 19/03 [SL]
East Croydon DIV 19.05 ~ 19.11 [P5] [SL]
Windmill Bridge Jn DIV 19/13 [SL]
Selhurst 18/43 19/14 [P2] [SL]
Streatham Common 18/50 19/20 [P2] [SL]
Balham 18/59 19/24 [P2] [SL]
Clapham Junction 19/03 [P16] 19.30 ~ 19.31 [P16]
Latchmere Jn 19/07 19/33
Kensington Olympia 19.14 ~ 19.17 [DML] 19.40 ~ 19.41 [P2]
Mitre Bridge Jn 19/21 19/46
West London Jn 19/23 [DR] 19/49 [DR]
Willesden No.7 19/25 19.52 ~ 19.54

Timings continue in first table.

Timings for route via East Putney (but then revised to the routing above)

Location Booked
...as shown above until;
Weybridge 16/20
Hampton Court Jn 16/27
Surbiton 16/29 [P1] [SL]
New Malden 16/34 [P1]
Wimbledon 16/40 [P5]
Wimbledon Park 16/44
East Putney 16/50
Wandsworth Town 16/54 [FL]
Clapham Junction 16/58
Longhedge Jn 17/02
Factory Jn 17/05 [AL]
Voltaire Road Jn 17/06
Denmark Hill 17/10
Crofton Road Jn 17/11
then as shown above...


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