14th January 2012

Pathfinder Tours
Abercot Generator

Loco Used 66002 'Lafarge Quorn'
Stock Used 6310+35469+3110+3122+3147+1671+4949+4991+4959+5366

Route :
1Z52 : Bristol Parkway to Appleford Sidings
1Z55 : Appleford Sidings to Aberthaw Power Station
1Z56 : Aberthaw Power Station to Oxford

Loco Route
66002 Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - (1) - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Birmingham International - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Didcot Power Station Inner Coal Loop - Foxhall Jn - Didcot North Jn - Appleford Sidings
66002 Appleford Sidings - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Steventon - Challow - Highworth Jn - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Hullavington - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel - Newport - Marshfield - Cardiff Central - Cogan Jn (2) - Barry - Aberthaw Reception Sidings - Aberthaw Power Station Oil Loop - Aberthaw Reception Sidings - Barry - Cogan Jn - Cardiff Central - Marshfield - Newport - Severn Tunnel - Pilning - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Oxford

Notes :
(1) Booked to use Haresfield Loop to allow 1S37, 05:25 Plymouth - Edinburgh XC service, to overtake. This had been changed the night before as signallers were worried that the points would fail in the freezing conditions. On the day, the tour waited at Barnwood Jn on the 'Up Avoiding' while 1S37 crossed from Up Charfield to Down Charfield at Tuffley, ran 'wrong-line' along the bi-directional 'Down Avoiding', regaining the Up Main at Barnwood Jn.
(2) Cogan UGL was not traversed, presumably due to late running.

Sources : Stuart Smith (joined/left the train at Bristol Parkway), Nick Bartlett & Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett, Alan Sheppard, Stuart Smith & Martyn Brailsford)

M.C

Location

Booked

Actual

0.00

Bristol Parkway

07.22d

07.26 [P3]

4.50

Westerleigh Jn

07/28

07/35

6.18

Yate

07/31

07/38

12.63

Charfield

07/37

07/43

26.08

Standish Jn

07/48

07/53

27.61

Haresfield Loop

07*51 ~ 08*03 [UGL]

07/54 [Up Charfield]

32.18

Gloucester Yard Jn

08/09

08/00

33.08

Barnwood Jn

08/10

08.02 ~ 08.19

38.48

Cheltenham Spa

08.16a ~ 08.19d

08.27 ~ 08.29 [P2]

45.70

Ashchurch for Tewkesbury

08/28

08/36

56.46

Abbotswood Jn

08/37

08/43

67.66

Stoke Works Jn

08/46

08/54

69.76

Bromsgrove

08/48

08/56

73.39

Barnt Green

08.54a ~ 08.56d

09.00 ~ 09.02

76.14

Longbridge

09/00

09/06

78.47

Kings Norton

09/03

09/09

80.61

Selly Oak

09/07

09/14

84.12

Birmingham New Street

09.16a ~ 09.21d

09.24 ~ 09.30 [P6]

85.00

Proof House Jn

09/23

09/32

87.77

Stechford

09/27

09/35

92.30

Birmingham International

09.33a ~ 09.43d

09.41 ~ 09.46 [P5]

103.06

Coventry

09.54a ~ 09.57d

09.58 ~ 10.00 [P2]

105.44

Gibbet Hill Jn

09/59

10/04

107.66

Kenilworth

10/05

10/07

111.49

Milverton Jn

10/10

10/11

112.40

Leamington Spa

10/13

10/13 [UM]

123.69

Fenny Compton

10/25

10/24

132.49

Banbury

10/32

10/31

137.53

Aynho Jn

10/37

10/36

143.44

Heyford

10/42

10/41

152.33

Wolvercot Jn

10/50

10/49

155.24

Oxford

10.54a ~ 10.56d

10.53 ~ 10.56 [P1]

156.10

Oxford Up & Down Passenger Loop

10*59 ~ 11*20

10.58 ~ 11.12

157.57

Kennington Jn

11/23

11/16

164.71

Didcot North Jn

11/33

11/26

165.45

Foxhall Jn

11/34

11.28 ~ 11.34

166.41

Didcot Power Station

11.44 ~ 11.45

11/55
[via 2 Rec & Inner Coal Loop]

167.37

Foxhall Jn

11.55 ~ 11.57

12.30 ~ 12.36

168.11

Didcot North Jn

12/00

12/40

168.65

Appleford LC

12/03

12/44

169.40

Appleford Sidings

12.07 ~ 12.27

12.49 ~ 13.11 [No.2 Rubbish]

170.15

Appleford LC

12/31

13/16

170.69

Didcot North Jn

12/33

13/19

171.43

Foxhall Jn

12/35

13.22 ~ 13.26

173.07

Milton Jn

12/38

13/31 [DGL]

174.20

Steventon

12.41 ~ 12.45 [DGL]

13/33 [DGL]

178.10

Wantage Road

12/51

13/38 [DR]

181.68

Challow

12/54

13.45 ~ 13.46 [DR]

184.27

Uffington

12/56

13/50

194.11

Highworth Jn

13/07

13/59 [DGL]

194.18

Swindon East Loop

13*10 ~ 13*21

14/02 [DGL]

195.11

Swindon

13/23

14/03 [P4]

200.75

Wootton Bassett Jn

13/30

14/09

211.78

Hullavington

13.40 ~ 13.42 [DGL]

14/21 [DGL]

225.00

Westerleigh Jn

13/56

14/33

229.50

Bristol Parkway

14*01 ~ 14*14

14.40 ~ 14.44 [DGL]

230.56

Patchway

14/17

14/47

234.38

Pilning

14/20

14/50 [P2]

236.02

Severn Tunnel East

14/21

14/51

240.24

Severn Tunnel West

14/26

14/55

241.34

Severn Tunnel Junction

14/29

14/56 [P3]

248.56

Llanwern West Jn

14/40

15/02 [DM]

250.69

Maindee West Jn

14/42

15/05 [DM]

251.23

Newport

14.45 ~ 14.47

15.06 ~ 15.07 [P1]

252.33

Alexandra Dock Jn TC

14*56 ~ 15*02

15/13 [Up/Dn GL]

252.60

Ebbw Jn

15/04

15/14 [DR]

256.33

Marshfield

15/10

15/19 [DR]

263.03

Cardiff Central

15/19

15/35 [P7]

263.66

Penarth Curve South Jn

15/23

15/38

265.48

Cogan Jn

15/28

15/42 [Dn Barry]

269.29

Cadoxton

15/35

15/51

271.26

Barry

15/41

15/59

272.00

Barry / Porthkerry DGL

?

16.00 ~ 16.18 [DGL]

276.35

Aberthaw Reception Sidings

15.58 ~ 16.00

16.31 ~ 16.35 [No.3 Recp]

278.32

Aberthaw Power Station

16.15 ~ 16.29

16/55 [No.1 Oil Discharge]

280.29

Aberthaw Reception Sidings

16.44 ~ 16.46

17.11 ~ 17.18 [No.1 Recp]

285.38

Barry

16/56

17/27

287.35

Cadoxton

17/00

17/30

291.16

Cogan Jn

17.09 ~ 17.11 [UGL]

17/40 [Up Barry]

292.78

Penarth Curve South Jn

17/17

17/44

293.20

Cardiff Radyr Branch Jn

17/19

17/45 [Up Barry Relief]

293.61

Cardiff Central

17.22 ~ 17.26

17/49 [P4 - UR]

300.31

Marshfield

17/38

17/58

304.04

Ebbw Jn

17/42

18/03 [UR]

304.59

Gaer Jn

?

18/04 [UR] [DR]

305.41

Newport

17/45

18/07 [P1]

305.75

Maindee West Jn

17/46

18/08 [DR - UR]

308.08

Llanwern West Jn

17/49

18/11 [UR]

315.30

Severn Tunnel Junction

18/00

18/22 [P4]

316.40

Severn Tunnel West

18/01

18/23

320.62

Severn Tunnel East

18/08

18/29 [UGL]

322.26

Pilning

18.12 ~ 18.14 [UPL]

18/32 [UPL]

325.72

Patchway

18/18

18/37

327.14

Bristol Parkway

18.21a ~ 18.23d

18.40 ~ 18.44 [P3]

331.64

Westerleigh Jn

18/28

18/48

333.32

Yate

18/31

18/50

339.77

Charfield

18/37

18/56

353.22

Standish Jn

18/48

19/07

359.32

Gloucester Yard Jn

18/54

19/12

360.19

Barnwood Jn

18/55

19/13

365.62

Cheltenham Spa

19.02a ~ 19.04d

19.19 ~ 19.24 [P2]

373.04

Ashchurch for Tewkesbury

19/12

19/30

383.60

Abbotswood Jn

19/21

19/40

384.42

Norton Jn

19/23

19/43

387.47

Worcester Shrub Hill

19/29

19/50 [P1]

388.14

Tunnel Jn

19/30

19/51

393.36

Droitwich Spa

19/35

19/57

397.41

Stoke Works Jn

19/41

20/06

399.51

Bromsgrove

19/43

20/08

403.14

Barnt Green

19.49a ~ 19.52d

20.12 ~ 20.15

405.69

Longbridge

19/56

20/18 [UM]

408.22

Kings Norton

20/01

20/21

410.36

Selly Oak

20/06

20/23

413.67

Birmingham New Street

20.15a ~ 20.21d

20.32 ~ 20.34 [P7]

414.55

Proof House Jn

20/23

20/36

417.52

Stechford

20/28

20/41

422.05

Birmingham International

20.37a ~ 20.49d

20.47 ~ ??.?? [P5]

432.61

Coventry

21.04a ~ 21.06d

?

435.19

Gibbet Hill Jn

21/09

?

437.41

Kenilworth

21*15 ~ 21*20

?

441.23

Milverton Jn

21/26

?

442.15

Leamington Spa

21/28

?

453.44

Fenny Compton

21/40

?

462.24

Banbury

21/50

?

467.28

Aynho Jn

21/56

?

473.19

Heyford

22/01

?

482.08

Wolvercot Jn

22/08

?

483.75

Oxford North Jn

22*14 ~ 22*18

?

484.79

Oxford

22.22a

?


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