26th January 2013

Pathfinder Tours
The Buffer Puffer 10.0

Locos Used 20308, 20312 & 37409 'Lord Hinton'
Stock Used 4949+4998+5366+1842+3110+3068+17056

Route : 
1Z20 : Crewe to London Liverpool Street
1Z21 : London Liverpool Street to Chingford
1Z22 : Chingford to London Liverpool Street
1Z23 : London Liverpool Street to Enfield Town
1Z24 : Enfield Town to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
20308 + 20312 (1) Crewe - Madeley Jn - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Tame Bridge Parkway - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Bicester North - Princes Risborough - High Wycombe - West Ruislip - Greenford West Jn - Greenford South Jn - Drayton Green - Ealing Broadway - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Mitre Bridge Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Clapham Junction - Balham - Streatham North Jn - Streatham South Jn - Wimbledon - St Helier - Sutton - West Croydon - Gloucester Road Jn - Norwood Junction - Bromley Jn - Crystal Palace - West Norwood - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill - Brixton - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Gospel Oak - Camden Road Jn - Canonbury Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Reading Lane Jn - Bethnal Green - London Liverpool Street
37409 (2) London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - Hackney Downs - Clapton Jn - Walthamstow Central - Chingford
20312 (1) Chingford - Walthamstow Central - Clapton Jn - Hackney Downs - Bethnal Green - London Liverpool Street
37409 (3) London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - Bow Jn - Carpenters Road South Jn - Channelsea Jn - High Meads Jn - Temple Meads East Jn - Coppermill North Jn - Tottenham South Jn - South Tottenham - Seven Sisters - Enfield Town
20308 + 20312 (1) Enfield Town - Seven Sisters - South Tottenham - Tottenham South Jn - Coppermill North Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - High Meads Jn - Channelsea Jn - Stratford - Temple Mills East Jn - Ruckholt Road Jn - Temple Mills Loop
37409 (3) Temple Mills Loop - Temple Mills East Jn - High Meads Jn - Lea Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Canonbury Jn - Highbury Vale Jn - Finsbury Park - Hornsey Down Reversing Siding
20308 + 20312 (1) Hornsey Down Reversing Siding - Finsbury Park - Holloway South Jn - Copenhagen Jn - York Way North Jn - Camden Road Jn - Gospel Oak - Kensal Green Jn - Harlesden Jn - Wembley Central - Watford Junction - Milton Keynes Central - Weedon - Rugby - Coventry - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes : 
(1) 37409 on rear.
(2) 20312 on rear.
(3) 20312 & 20308 on rear.
(4) John Clifford comments: When this tour was first advertised the route was as shown to Kensington Olympia, then Clapham Junction - Richmond - Teddington - Wimbledon - Tooting - Streatham North Jn - Balham - Clapham Junction - Pouparts Jn - Factory Jn - Herne Hill - Streatham - Haydons Road - Wimbledon - St Helier - Sutton and then as shown to Liverpool Street. There was no trip to Chingford and back. On the return the route was as shown except that it went via Northampton rather than via Weedon. The second version was what the final version did except that on the return the route after Camden Road Jn the route was to be Camden Jn - Willesden West London Jn - Wembley Central and as shown.  
The final version was, of course, what we did. On the day there was a points problem meaning that the train could not get from the Up Relief line at Acton Main Line onto the Poplar line so we were taken from Acton Main Line to Ealing Broadway by the 08.42 Paddington - Reading (unit no. 165102) which made an extra stop at Acton Main Line. Thanks to First Great Western for their help. As will be seen the tour ran via the Goods Lines to reach Acton Wells Jn.


Passing through Clapham Junction on the outward leg (photo: Mark Herriott)

Sources : John Clifford (on the tour from Ealing Broadway to Watford Junction),
Mark Herriott & Stuart Hicks

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & Mark Herriott)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Crewe 05.05d [P6] [US] 05.10
? Basford Hall Jn 05/12 05/13
8.06 Madeley Jn 05/17 [US] 05/21
19.08 Norton Bridge 05/27 [US] 05/30
24.37 Stafford 05.33a ~ 05.36d [P4] 05.37 ~ 05.39
? Trent Valley Jn 05/37 05/40
38.14 Bushbury Jn 05/53 05/54
40.62 Portobello Jn 05/55 05/58
43.61 Darlaston Jn 05/57 06/00
44.79 Bescot Stadium 05/58 06/02
45.78 Tame Bridge Parkway 06.00a ~ 06.03d 06.03 ~ 06.05
49.36 Perry Barr North Jn 06/08 06/10
51.58 Aston 06/12 [P2] 06/13
54.51 Stechford 06/18 06/18
59.04 Birmingham International 06.24a ~ 06.26 [P4] 06.24 ~ 06.27
69.60 Coventry 06.38a ~ 06.41d [P2] 06.39 ~ 06.42 [P2]
? Gibbet Hill Jn 06/42 06/46
74.69 Kenilworth 06/47 06/48
? Milverton Jn 06/52 06/53
79.32 Leamington Spa 06/54 [UM] 06/56
90.61 Fenny Compton 07/06 07/08
99.41 Banbury 07/14 [P3] 07/16
104.45 Aynho Jn 07/21 07/21
113.47 Bicester North 07/33 [P2] 07/33
126.38 Haddenham & Thame Parkway 07/47 [P2] 07/43
132.23 Princes Risborough 07.54a ~ 08.02 [P2] 07.51 ~ 08.00
135.46 Saunderton 08/06 08/06
140.44 High Wycombe 08/13 [P3] 08/10
149.55 Gerrards Cross 08/23 [P2] 08/19
155.05 West Ruislip 08/29 [TL] 08/25
? Ruislip Gardens Jn 08/30 [DM] ?
156.66 South Ruislip 08/34 08/28
159.38 Greenford West Jn 08/39 ?
159.69 Greenford South Jn 08/41 ?
? Drayton Green 08/48 ?
161.78 West Ealing 08/50 [UR] 08/50
? Ealing Broadway ? 08.?? ~ 08.58 [P4] [UR]
163.39 Acton West 08/54 [UR] 09/01 [UGL]
164.18 Acton Main Line 08.56a ~ 08.58 [UR] 09/02 [UGL] [UPL]
164.70 Acton Wells Jn 09/01 09/06
165.40 Willesden SW Sidings 09.04 ~ 09.20 [REV] 09.09 ~ 09.17 [USW] [REV]
166.20 Mitre Bridge Jn 09/24 09.20 ~ 09.21
166.57 North Pole Jn 09/25 09/24
168.45 Kensington Olympia 09/30 [P3] 09/31 [P3]
? Latchmere Jn 09/38 09/39
171.62 Clapham Junction 09.41 ~ 09.47 [P17] [DS] 09.42 ~ 09.47 [P17] [DS]
173.57 Balham 09/52 [P1] 09/53 [P1]
175.19 Streatham North Jn 09/54 09/56
175.48 Streatham South Jn 09/56 09/58
178.53 Wimbledon 10/01 [P9] 10/03 [P9]
181.21 St Helier 10/06 10/09 [P2]
? West Sutton 10/09 [P2] 10/12 [P2]
184.20 Sutton 10/12 [P1] 10/15 [P1]
185.72 Wallington 10/16 [P1] 10/18
188.42 West Croydon 10/20 [P3] 10/25 [P3]
? Gloucester Road Jn 10/21 10/27
190.22 Norwood Junction 10/25 [P1] 10/31 [P1]
190.75 Bromley Jn 10/28 10/33
191.61 Crystal Palace 10/31 [P1] 10/35 [P1]
? West Norwood 10/36 [P1] 10/39 [P1]
193.59 West Norwood Jn 10/36 10/39 [P1]
194.13 Tulse Hill 10/38 [P3] 10/41 [P3]
195.19 Herne Hill 10/42 [P1] 10/45 [P1]
196.01 Brixton 10/43 10/47 [P1]
196.28 Shepherds Lane 10/44 [AL] 10/47 [AL]
? Voltaire Road Jn 10/44 10/49
197.23 Factory Jn 10/45 10/50
197.62 Longhedge Jn 10/51 10/52
198.47 Latchmere Jn 10/54 10/53
201.30 Kensington Olympia 11.00 ~ 11.07 [P2] 11.00 ~ 11.06 [P2]
203.18 North Pole Jn 11/13 11/10
203.55 Mitre Bridge Jn 11/14 11/12
204.29 Willesden Junction HL 11/19 [P4] 11/19 [P4]
204.51 Kensal Green Jn 11/21 11/20
208.58 Gospel Oak 11/36 [P2] 11/34 [P2]
209.69 Camden Road Jn 11/39 11/39
210.14 Camden Road East Jn 11/42 [REV] 11/41 [REV]
? Westbourne Park Jn 11/54 11.43 ~ 11.49
211.67 Canonbury Jn 11/57 11/52
213.33 Navarino Road Jn 12/01 11/56
213.57 Reading Lane Jn 12/03 [SL] 11.57 ~ 12.03 [SL]
215.22 Bethnal Green 12/10 [ML] 12/10 [P1] [ML]
216.00
0.00
London Liverpool Street 12L14a ~ 12L40d [P8] [ML] 12.14 ~ 12.40 [P8] [SL]
1.10 Bethnal Green 12/43 [FL] 12/43 [P2] [FL]
2.78 Hackney Downs 12/47 [P2] 12/48 [P2]
4.38 Clapton Jn 12/50 12/50
6.16 Walthamstow Central 12/54 [P2] 12/52 [P2]
10.33
0.00
Chingford 13.03a ~ 13.16d [P3] 13.01 ~ 13.16 [P3]
4.17 Walthamstow Central 13/28 [P1] 13/23 [P1]
5.75 Clapton Jn 13/32 13/26
7.35 Hackney Downs 13/36 [P3] [SL] 13/33 [P3] [SL]
9.23 Bethnal Green 13/43 [SL] 13/39 [P2] [SL]
10.33
0.00
London Liverpool Street 13L48a ~ 14L47d [P8] [ML] 13.47 ~ 14.47 [P8] [ML]
1.10 Bethnal Green 14/50 [ML] 14/50 [ML]
2.69 Bow Jn 14/52 [BL] 14/53 [BL]
3.50 Carpenters Road South Jn 14/55 14/55
4.01 Channelsea Jn 15/00 14.56 ~ 14.57
4.16 High Meads Jn 15/01 14/59
4.60 Temple Meads East Jn 15/08 15.01 ~ 15.06
7.28 Coppermill North Jn 15/15 15/13
7.75 Tottenham South Jn 15/17 15/15
8.41 South Tottenham 15/28 [P1] 15/27 [P1]
8.62 Seven Sisters 15/29 [P2] 15/28 [P2]
12.34 Bury Street Jn 15/36 15/34
13.69
0.00
Enfield Town 15.40a ~ 15.45d [P1] 15.41 ~ 15.46 [P1]
1.35 Bury Street Jn 15/51 15/49
5.07 Seven Sisters 15/58 [P1] 15/54 [P1]
5.28 South Tottenham 15/59 [P2] 15/56 [P2]
5.74 Tottenham South Jn 16/10 15/59
6.41 Coppermill North Jn 16/13 16/00
9.09 Temple Mills East Jn 16/18 16/07
9.53 High Meads Jn 16/20 16.08 ~ 16.16
9.68 Channelsea Jn 16/21 16/18
10.31 Stratford 16/24 [P12] 16/20 [P12]
10.73 Temple Meads East Jn 16/26 16/22
11.45 Ruckholt Road Jn 16/30 16.24 ~ 16.24
12.05?
0.00
Temple Mills Loop 16.35 ~ 16.50 16.26 ~ 16.49
1.12 Temple Meads East Jn 17/05 16/52
1.56 High Meads Jn 17/09 16.54 ~ 16.58
1.60 Lea Jn 17/11 16/59
3.68 Navarino Road Jn 17/18 17/06
5.34 Canonbury Jn 17/21 17.11 ~ 17.13
6.03 Highbury Vale Jn 17/21 17/16
6.63 Finsbury Park 17/27 [SL2] 17/18 [DGL] [SL2]
8.23?
0.00
Hornsey Down Reversing Siding 17.32 ~ 17.47 17.26 ~ 17.28 [Sdg 2]
0.49 Harringay West 17/51 [GL] 17/32 [GL]
1.40 Finsbury Park 17/54 17/34 [GL]
2.37 Holloway South Jn 18/07 [SL] 17/37 [SL]
3.17 Copenhagen Jn 18/11 17/40
? York Way North Jn 18/12 17/41
3.68 Camden Road Central Jn 18/18 17/42
4.14 Camden Road Jn 18/20 17/43
5.25 Gospel Oak 18/25 [P1] 17/46 [P1]
9.32 Kensal Green Jn 18/39 18/03
10.32 Harlesden Jn 18/44 [SL] 18.07 ~ 18.22 [SL]
12.44 Wembley Central 18/49 [P5] 18/43 [P6] [DS]
15.70 Harrow & Wealdstone 18/52 [P5] [DS] 18/49 [P5] [DS]
21.75 Watford Junction 18.59a ~ 19.02d [P8] [DS] 18.59 ~ 19.01 [P8] [DS]
? Bourne End Jn 19/12 [DS] 19/11
36.13 Tring 19/21 [P3] [DS] 19/20
41.75 Ledburn Jn 19/26 [DS] 19/25
51.14 Bletchley 19/33 [P3] [DS] 19/33
54.25 Milton Keynes Central 19/36 [P3] [DS] 19/36
61.07 Hanslope Jn 19/42 [DF] 19/49
74.16 Weedon 19/55 20/02
? Hillmorton Jn 20/06 20/14
87.00 Rugby 20.08a ~ 20.23d [P2] [DF] 20.17 ~ 20.19
? Trent Valley Jn 20/24 20/21
98.39 Coventry 20.35a ~ 20.38d [P3] 20.42 ~ 20.44
109.15 Birmingham International 20.51a ~ 20.54d [P2] 20.58 ~ 21.00
113.55 Stechford 21/02 21/08
116.41 Aston 21/08 21/14
118.63 Perry Barr North Jn 21/13 21/17
122.21 Tame Bridge Parkway 21.18a ~ 21.21d 21.23 ~ 21.25
123.20 Bescot Stadium 21/22 21/27
124.38 Darlaston Jn 21/23 21/29
127.37 Portobello Jn 21/27 21/32
130.05 Bushbury Jn 21/32 21/37
? Trent Valley Jn 21/50 [DS] 21/50
143.62 Stafford 21.52a ~ 21.55d [P3] [DF] 21.53 ~ 21.55
149.11 Norton Bridge 22/00 [DF] 22/01
160.13 Madeley Jn 22/10 [DF] 22/11
? Basford Hall Jn 22/16 22/18
168.19 Crewe 22.20a [P11] 22.23


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

0Z20? : (20308 + 20312 + 37409?) : Crewe Wagon Shop to Crewe Sidings
0Z24? : (20308 + 20312 + 37409?) : Crewe Sidings to Crewe Wagon Shop

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe Wagon Shop 03.01d 23.58a
Gresty Lane Western Sidings 03.04 ~ 03.09 23.50 ~ 23.55
Gresty Lane 03.12 ~ 03.15 23.44 ~ 23.47
Gresty Lane Sig. GL37 - 23.40 ~ 23.41 [GL]
Crewe Sidings 03.20a 23.39d

5Z20? : (20308 + 20312 with 37409 on rear?) : Crewe Sidings to Gresty Lane Up Loop
5Z20? : (37409 with 20312 + 20308 on rear?) : Gresty Lane Up Loop to Crewe
5Z24? : (37409 with 20312 + 20308 on rear?) : Crewe to Gresty Lane Up Loop
5Z24? : (20308 + 20312 with 37409 on rear?) : Gresty Lane Up Loop to Crewe Sidings

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe Sidings 04.10d 23.19a
Gresty Lane Sig. GL37 04.11 ~ 04.12 [GL] -
Gresty Lane 04/15 23/17
Gresty Lane Up Loop 04.19 ~ 04.34 22.58 ~ 23.13
Gresty Lane 04/38 22/54
Crewe 04.42a [P6] 22.51d


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