22nd June 2013

Pathfinder Tours
The Loopy Doughnut

Locos Used 60019 'Port of Grimsby & Immingham' & 66148
Stock Used 3122+3112+3100+3121+3147+3110+21272+1671+1813+4998+4949+4959+4991

Route:
1Z80 : Bristol Temple Meads to Sheffield
1Z81 : Sheffield to Leeds
1Z82 : Leeds to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco(s) Route
66148 Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol Parkway - Charfield - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth High Level - Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Chesterfield - Tapton Jn - Barrow Hill North Jn - Beighton Jn - Woodhouse Jn - Woodburn Jn - Nunnery Main Line Jn - Sheffield
60019 (1) Sheffield - Woodburn Jn - Rotherham Central - Thybergh Jn - Kilnhurst Up Goods Loop - Mexborough - Cadeby Up Goods Loop - Hexthorpe Jn - Up Sheffield Goods - St James Jn (Goods) - St James Jn (Pass) - Doncaster Two Way Goods No. 2 - Shaftholme Jn - Knottingley East Curve - Kellingley Colliery Branch Jn (Sudforth Lane Down Sidings)
66148 (2) Kellingley Colliery Branch Jn (Sudforth Lane Down Sidings) - Knottingley Up Goods Loop - Ferrybridge North Jn - Ferrybridge (3)
60019 (1) Ferrybridge (3) - Pontefract East Jn - Pontefract West Jn - Castleford
66148 (2) Castleford - Wakefield Kirkgate Up Goods Loop - Through Line - Wakefield Westgate - Copley Hill Chord - Whitehall Jn - (4) Whitehall Spur - Engine Shed Jn - Holbeck Depot Jn (4)
60019 (1) Holbeck Depot Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Leeds - Neville Hill Sidings
66148 (2) Neville Hill Sidings - Hunslet East Branch (5)
60019 (1) Hunslet East Branch - Neville Hill - Micklefield - Gascoigne Wood Down Goods Loop - Hambleton West Jn - Hambleton South Jn - Doncaster Two Way Goods No.2 - Decoy North Jn - Doncaster R.M.T.
66148 Doncaster R.M.T. - Decoy North Jn - Bridge Jn - St. James Jns - Down Sheffield Goods - Hexthorpe Jn - Mexborough Jn - Thrybergh Jn - Aldwarke Jn - (6) Rotherham Masborough (6) - Meadowhall - Brightside Up & Down Goods - Sheffield - Dore - Tapton Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) 66148 on rear.
(2) 60019 on rear.
(3) Reversed on Down Pontefract rather than on the Site of Ferrybridge National Power Loco Depot / Wagon Works, (Undoubtedly the main highlight of the Tour).
(4) Booked to run along Line E direct to Leeds Station, but needed to turn the stock, (to swap leading loco), on the Engine Shed Triangle, as a Run-Round of the locos would not have been possible during the break at Neville Hill.
(5) Due to a change in ownership of the Site at the end of the Hunslet East branch, (not notified to Pathfinder until the afternoon before the Tour), the Tour reversed at the N.R. Limit of 0m 55ch instead of reaching the end of the branch as on previous occasions. (Therefore 46 chains need deducting from all mileages between Neville Hill West Jn & Doncaster RMT).
(6) Diverted from Rotherham Central to Rotherham Masborough due to lack of driver route knowledge.

Sources : Alan Sheppard & Paul Warburton


60019 on arrival at Leeds with 1Z81 (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66148 on the rear of the train at Leeds (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard & Nick Bartlett)

M.C
Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 05.41d [P3] [UDR] 05.42d [P3]   23.27a [P3] 23.24a [P3]
187.37
?
Bristol East Jn 05/42 [RL] 05/43   23/24 [UDR] 23/22
?
 ?
Dr Days Jn 05/43 ?   23/23 [RL] 23/21
 ?
 ?
Narroways Hill Jn 05/45 05/46   23/22 23/19
 ?
4.23
Filton Abbey Wood 05/48 [P2] 05/48   23/18 [P1] 23/17
183.14
5.62
Bristol Parkway 05.51a ~ 05.55d [P3] 05.51a ~ 05.55d [P3]   23.13a ~ 23.15d [P2] 23.11a ~ 23.15d [P2]
181.55
10.32
Westerleigh Jn 06/00 06/00   23/08 23/03
177.05
 ?
Yate 06/03 06/03   23/05 22/59
 ?
 ?
Charfield 06/09 06/08   22/59 22/53
 ?
31.70
Standish Jn 06/20 06/19   22/48 22/43
155.47
 ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 06/26 06/25   22/43 22/38
 ?
38.67
Barnwood Jn 06/30 06/27   22/42 22/37
148.50
44.30
Cheltenham Spa 06.37a ~ 06.39d [P2] 06.35a ~ 06.39d [P2]   22.34a ~ 22.36d [P1] 22.28a ~ 22.31d [P1]
143.07
51.41
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 06/47 [P1] 06/46 [P1]   22/26 [P2] 22/18 [P2]
135.76
62.28
Abbotswood Jn 06/56 06/56   22/17 22/09
125.09
73.45
Stoke Works Jn 07/05 07/06   22/08 22/00
113.72
75.58
Bromsgrove 07/07 07/08   22/06 21/58
111.59
79.21
Barnt Green 07.14a ~ 07.16d [ML] 07.13a ~ 07.17d [P1]   21.58a ~ 22.00d 21.51a ~ 21.53d [P2]
108.16
?
Longbridge 07/20 [FL] 07/20   21/52 21/48
?
84.29
Kings Norton 07/22 07/22   21/49 [FL] 21/45
103.08
86.43
Selly Oak 07/26 07/27   21/45 21/43
100.74
89.74
Birmingham New Street 07.34a ~ 07.36d [P8] [DEL] 07.38a ~ 07.42d   21.36a ~ 21.38d [P7] [WL] 21.31a ~ 21.35d [P9]
97.43
?
Proof House Jn 07/38 07/44   21/33 [WL] 21/28
?
91.39
Landor Street Jn 07/40 [ML] 07/46   21/31 21/25
95.78
97.45
Water Orton 07/46 07/53   21/25 [ML] 21/18
89.72
?
Kingsbury Jn 07/49 07/57   21/22 21/15
?
107.21
Tamworth High Level 07.55a ~ 07.57d [P3] 08.01a ~ 08.04d [P3]   21.14a ~ 21.16d [P4] 21.07a ~ 21.08 [P4]
80.16
114.49
Wichnor Jn 08/04 08/11   21/08 20/59
72.68
118.64
Branston Jn ? 08/15   20*54 ~ 21*03 [DGL] 20/54 [DGL]
68.53
?
Burton Leicester Jn ? 08/16   20/50 [GL] 20/49 [DM-DGL]
?
120.12
Burton-on-Trent 08.12a ~ 08.14d [P1] [ML] 08.17a ~ 08.20 [P1]   20.44a ~ 20.46d [P2] 20.45a ~ 20.47d [P2]
67.25
?
Clay Mills Jn 08/18 08/23   20/41 [ML] 20/42
?
?
North Stafford Jn 08/22 08/27   20/38 20/39
?
126.29
Stenson Jn 08/22 08/27   20/37 20/39
51.08
131.13
Derby 08.31a ~ 08.33d [P1] 08.36a ~ 08.38d [P1]   20.16a ~ 20.31d [P3] 20.16a ~ 20.32d [P3]
56.24
?
Broadholme 08/45 [DPV] 08/50 [DM-DPL]   ? 20/06 [UM]
?
141.06
Ambergate Jn 08*49 ~ 08*59 [DPL] 08.54 ~ 08.58 [DPL]   20/05 [UM] 20/05 [UM]
46.31
152.01
Clay Cross North Jn 09/10 [ML] 09/10   19/54 19/55
35.36
?
Chesterfield South Jn 09/12 09/11   19/52 [EL] 19/52
?
155.24
Chesterfield 09/14 [P1] 09/14   19.48a ~ 19.50d [P2] 19.48a ~ 19.49d [P2]
32.13
?
Tapton Jn 09/15 09/15   19/47 [ML] 19/46
?

 

M.C

Location Booked Actual
?
Barrow Hill North Jn 09/19 09/19
164.52
Beighton Jn 09/25 09/28
166.40
Woodhouse Jn 09/27 09/31
170.29
Woodburn Jn 09/33 09/38
171.26
Nunnery Main Line Jn 09/36 09/41
171.63
0.00
Sheffield 09.38a ~ 09.56d [P2] 09.45a ~ 10.12d [P2]
0.37
Nunnery Main Line Jn 09/58 10/14
1.34
Woodburn Jn 10/00 10/18
?
Broughton Lane Jn 10/03 10/20
3.56
Tinsley South Jn 10/04 10/22
?
Tinsley East Jn 10/05 10/23
6.14
Rotherham Central 10/09 [P2] 10/26 [P2]
8.54
Aldwarke Jn 10/16 10/32
9.47
Thrybergh Jn 10/17 10/33
10.24
Kilnhurst Up Goods Loop 10*22 ~ 10*26 [UGL] 10/38 [UGL]
11.78
Mexborough 10/29 10/42
14.67
Cadeby Up Goods Loop 10*36 ~ 10*36 [UGL] 10/49 [UGL]
16.79
Hexthorpe Jn 10/42 [GL] 10/56 [Up SG]
18.45
St James Jn 10/46 StJ Gds 11/01
StJ Pas 11/02
19.04
Doncaster 10*49 ~ 10*54 [DG] 11.04 ~ 11.05 [2WG2]
23.23
Shaftholme Jn 11/01 11/12
33.32
Knottingley South Jn 11/17 11/28
33.52
Knottingley East Jn 11/19 11.30 ~ 11.31
?
England Lane ? 11/34
?
Sudforth Lane S.B. 11/24 11/39
36.31
0.00
Kellingley Colliery Branch Jn 11.26 ~ 11.57 [Dn Through Loop] 11.42 ~ 11.56 [Arr Line]
?
Sudforth Lane S.B. 12/00 11/58
?
England Lane ? 12/07
2.59
Knottingley East Jn 12/11 [UGL] 12/08 [UGL]
3.11
Knottingley Sig.FE6402 12*14 ~ 12*22 12.09 ~ 12.19
?
Knottingley ? 12/21 [P1]
3.28
Knottingley West Jn 12/24 12/22
3.72
Ferrybridge North Jn 12*27 ~ 12*27 12/23
4.30
0.00
Ferrybridge 12.32 ~ 12.44
[NP Loco Depot / Wagon Works]
12.26 ~ 12.35
[Down Pontefract]
0.38
Ferrybridge North Jn 12/47 12/37
1.17
Pontefract East Jn 12/50 12.41 ~ 12.42
2.20
Pontefract Monkhill 12/53 [P1] 12/46 [P1]
?
Castleford West Jn (Sig.CD1022) ? 12.54 ~ 13.08
5.55
0.00
Castleford 13.07 ~ 13.12 [P1] 13.11 ~ 13.17 [E.of P1]
2.58
Altofts Jn 13/22 13/23
5.44
Wakefield Kirkgate Goods Loop 13*28 ~ 13*31 [UGL] 13/30 [UGL]
5.62
Wakefield Kirkgate 13/33 [TL] 13/32 [TL]
?
Westgate South Jn ? 13.34 ~ 13.41
6.38
Wakefield Westgate 13/38 [DM] 13/43 [DM/TL]
15.38
Copley Hill West Jn 13/53 [CHC] 13/59 [CHC]
?
Copley Hill East Jn [Line E / Dn Hudd] 13/59 [Line F / Up Hudd]
16.01
Whitehall Jn 13/55 [E] 14/00 [Whitehall Spur]
?
Whitehall SE Jn DIV 14.01 ~ 14.07
?
Engine Shed Jn (Sig.L3864) DIV 14.09 ~ 14.09 [Dn Mid]
?
Holbeck Depot Jn (G.Sig. L4491) DIV 14.11 ~ 14.13 [Up Mid]
?
Engine Shed Jn DIV 14/15
 ?
Leeds West Jn 13/56 [E] 14/17 [E]
16.43
0.00
Leeds 13.58a ~15.45d [P11] 14.19a [P9] ~ 15.46d [P11]
 ?
Marsh Lane Jn 15/48 [GL] 15/51 [DGL]
1.53
Neville Hill West Jn 15/53 15/52 [DGL-UGL]
1.63
0.00
Neville Hill Up Sidings 15.56 ~ 16.16 15.55 ~ 16.02 [Up Arr 1]
1.21
0.00
Hunslet East 16.24 ~ 16.44 16.?? ~ 16.19
[N.R. Limit 0m 55ch]
1.21
Neville Hill West Jn 16/53 16.22 ~ 16.46
 ?
Cross Gates 16/57 [P1] 16/53 [P1]
9.26
Micklefield 17/04 [P1] 17/04 [P1]
13.68
Gascoigne Wood Jn 17/09 17/12
14.25
Gascoigne Wood Down Loop 17*11 ~ 17*15 17/14 [DGL]
15.52
Hambleton West Jn 17/20 17.20 ~ 17.21
16.75
Hambleton South Jn 17/24 17/24
21.69
Temple Hirst Jn 17/28 17/29
30.69
Shaftholme Jn 17/36 17/38
35.08
Doncaster 17*42 ~ 17*46 [2WG] 17.47 ~ 17.48 [2WG2]
35.47
Bridge Jn 17/49 [WSL] 17/50 [Dn/Up WS1]
 ?
Decoy North Jn 17/52 17/54
37.24
0.00
Doncaster Royal Mail Terminal 17.55 ~ 18.15 [S] 17.57 ~ 18.15
 ?
Decoy North Jn 18/17 [WSL] 18/17 [Dn/Up WS2]
1.57
Bridge Jn 18/20 [GL] 18/20
 ?
St James Jn 18/22 18/20 [Dn SG]
?
Hexthorpe Goods Jn ? 18.26 ~ 18.31
3.19
Hexthorpe Jn 18/32 18/33
8.24
Mexborough 18/41 18/41
10.55
Thrybergh Jn 18/45 18/46
11.23
Aldwarke Jn 18/48 18/49
13.68
Rotherham Central 18/53 [P1] DIV
Div
Rotherham Masborough DIV 18.55 ~ 18.57
14.70
Holmes Jn 19/00 18/58
16.61
Wincobank Jn 19/05 19/05
17.21
Brightside Jn 19/06 [GL] 19/07 [UDG]
18.15
Mill Race Jn 19*12 ~ 19*19 [UDG] 19.11 ~ 19.18 [UDG]
19.36
Nunnery Main Line Jn 19/23 19/22
19.73
Sheffield 19.27a ~ 19.31d [P6] 19.28a ~ 19.31d [P6]
23.63
Dore Station Jn 19/38 19/39

Timings continue in first table.

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