7th October 2013

Pathfinder Tours
The Scenic Snowdonian / Chester Excursion

Locos Used 47501 'Craftsman', 47810 'Peter Bath MBE', 47818 & 47828
Stock Used 5292+4927+1832+3069+3068+1691+3066+3119+21269

Route :
1Z68 : Salisbury to Holyhead
1Z69 : Holyhead to Salisbury

Loco(s) Route
47828 (1) Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads (3)
47828 (2) Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Days Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Cam & Dursley - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Lifford East Jn - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Park Lane Jn - Sutton Park - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead
47810 + 47501 Holyhead - (reverse of outward route) - Dr Days Jn - North Somerset Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Salisbury

Notes: 
(1) 47818 on rear. 
(2) With failed 47818 dead in tow, due to 'low amps'. 
(3) The outward leg was delayed at Bath Spa, due to a brake controller defect on 47828. The tour was then diverted to Bristol Temple Meads, where 47828 ran round. 
At Holyhead 47818 + 47828 returned light engine to Crewe and 47501 + 47810 ran light from Crewe to work the return leg.
(4) Off tour option: visit to Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways, details required of times and locos used.

Sources : Andy Chilvers (on the tour throughout), Nick Bartlett
& Matthew Cole (joined/left the train at Westbury)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains & Matthew Cole)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Salisbury 04.17d [P4] 04.26 00.20a [P3] 00.19
Wilton Jn 04/20 04/30 00/17 00/15
Wishford 04/23 04/35 00/13 00/11
Wylye LC 04/27 04/39 00/09 00/07
Upton Lovell 04/32 04/43 00/04 00/04
Warminster 04/38 04/48 23/59 23/58
Westbury 04.45a ~ 04.50d [P3] 04.56 ~ 05.00 [P1] 23.49a ~ 23.53d [P1] 23.50 ~ 23.52 [P1]
Trowbridge 04.57a ~ 04.59d 05.07 ~ 05.10 23.38a ~ 23.41d 23.39 ~ 23.42
Bradford Jn 05/01 05/12 23/36 23/37
Bathampton Jn 05/10 05/24 23/26 23/27
Bath Spa 05.13a ~ 05.16d [P1] 05.28 ~ 05.42 23.19a ~ 23.22d [P2] 23.16 ~ 23.18
North Somerset Jn 05/29 05/53 23/07 23/06
Bristol Temple Meads DIV 05.56 ~ 06.21 [P11/12]  
Dr Days Jn 05/31 06/24 23/04 23/03
Narroways Hill Jn 05/34 06/29 23/00 23/01
Filton Abbey Wood 05/37 [P2] 06/35 22/57 22/57
Bristol Parkway 05.39a ~ 05.42d [P3] 06.38 ~ 06.40 [P3] 22.53a ~ 22.55d [P2] 22.52 ~ 22.55 [P2]
Westerleigh Jn 05/48 06/46 22/47 22/45
Yate 05/50 06/48 22/43 22/43
Charfield 05/56 06/52 22/38 22/38
Cam & Dursley 06.02a ~ 06.05d [P1] 06.58 ~ 07.01 22.30a ~ 22.32d [P2] 22.30 ~ 22.32
Standish Jn 06/09 07/08 22/25 22/24
Gloucester Yard Jn 06/16 07/15 22/20 22/19
Barnwood Jn 06/17 07.17 ~ 07.21 22/19 22/19
Cheltenham Spa 06.23a ~ 06.26d [P2] 07.30 ~ 07.33 22.11a ~ 22.13d [P1] 22.10 ~ 22.14
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 06/35 07/41 21/59 21/56
Abbotswood Jn 06/43 07/48 21/51 21/41
Stoke Works Jn 06/51 07/59 21/44 21/34
Bromsgrove 06/53 08/02 21/42 21/33
Barnt Green 06.58a ~ 07.01d [ML] 08.10 ~ 08.13 [FL] 21.32a ~ 21.34d 21.27 ~ 21.27
Longbridge 07/05 [FL] 08/17 [FL] 21.16 ~ 21.26 21.17 ~ 21.23 [FL]
Kings Norton 07/13 08/21 21/11 [SL] 21/11 [P4] [SL]
Lifford East Jn 07/14 08/22 21/09 22.58 ~ 21.10 [Sig. SY66]
Bordesley Jn 07/18 08/27 20/52 20/51
St Andrews Jn 07/19 08/28 20/51 20.38 ~ 20.49 [Sig. LL4771]
Landor Street Jn 07.22 ~ 07.28 08/29 [ML] 20/42 20/36
Castle Bromwich Jn 07/36 08/36 20/33 [ML] 20.18 ~ 20.30 [Sig. WR5416] [FL]
Park Lane Jn 07/39 08/38 20/27 20/15
Sutton Park 07/46 ? 20/19 ?
Ryecroft Jn 07/58 08/56 20/06 19/59
Walsall 08/01 [P2] [SL] 08/57 [P2] [SL] 20/04 [P1] 19/58
Pleck Jn 08/04 08/59 20/01 [SL] 19/56 [SL]
Darlaston Jn 08/07 09/01 19/58 19/54
Portobello Jn 08/11 09/06 19/54 19/51
Bushbury Jn 08.16 ~ 08.31 09.08 ~ 09.10 19/51 19/48
Trent Valley Jn 08/43 09/21 19/38 19/37
Stafford 08/44 [P5] [DS] 09/21 [P5] [DS] 19/37 [US] [P4] 19/36 [US] [P4]
Norton Bridge 08/50 [DS] 09/27 [DS] 19/32 [US] 19/30 [US]
Madeley Jn 08/59 [DS] 09/36 [DS] 19/23 [US] 19/21 [US]
Basford Hall Jn 09/05 09/41 [DS] 19/16 19/16
Crewe 09c12 ~ 09c13 [P12] 09.56 ~ 09.57 [P12] 19c08 ~ 19c12 [P12] [US] 19.05 ~ 19.13 [P12] [US]
Crewe Steel Works 09/16 10/00 19/04 19/02
Beeston Castle & Tarporley 09/25 10/13 18/57 18/55
Chester 09.36a ~ 09.39d [P3] [DML] 10.23 ~ 10.26 [P3] [DML] 18.45a ~ 18.46d [P4] 18.40 ~ 18.45 [P4]
Chester South Jn 09/40 ? 18/43 [UF] ?
Saltney Jn 09/42 10/31 18/41 18/37
Rockcliffe Hall SB 09/49 10/38 18/33 18/31
Holywell Jn 09/55 10/51 18/27 18/26
Rhyl 10/06 11/04 [DM] 18/17 18/17
Colwyn Bay 10/16 11/14 18/09 18/07
Llandudno Junction 10.22a ~ 10.24d [P3] 11.19 ~ 11.20 17.59a ~ 18.03d [P1] 17.57 ~ 18.03
Penmaenmawr 10/31 11/31 17/52 17/51
Bangor 10.42a ~ 10.44d [P2] 11.49 ~ 11.51 [P2] 17.38a ~ 17.42d [P1] 17.35 ~ 17.42 [P1]
Menai Bridge 10/47 11/51 17/33 17/31
Llanfairpwll 10/50 11/58 17/31 17/29
Gaerwen Jn 10/52 12/03 17/28 17/27
Valley 11/05 12/22 17/16 17/15
Holyhead 11.13a [P2] 12.27 [P1] 17.09d [P1] 17.09 [P1]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

06/10-07/10/13 : 0Z68 : Crewe Gresty Bridge (DRS) to Eastleigh TRSMD
08/10/13 : ?0Z69? : Eastleigh TRSMD to Crewe Gresty Bridge (DRS)

Location Booked
Crewe Gresty Bridge (DRS) 13.10d
Gresty Lane Western Sidings No.1 13.20 ~ 13.24
Crewe Gresty Lane 13.27 ~ 13.31
Crewe 13.34 ~ 13.39 [P6] [SL]
Basford Hall Jn 13/43 [FL]
Madeley 13/49 [FL]
Norton Bridge 14/00 [FL]
Stafford North Jn 14/06 [FL]
Stafford 14/07 [P4] [SL]
Stafford TV Jn 14/08
Bushbury Jn 14/20
Wolverhampton North Jn 14/24
Wolverhampton 14/26 [P2]
Watery Lane 14*35 ~ 14*42
Dudley Port 14/44
Galton Jn 14/48
Soho South Jn 14/50
Birmingham New Street 14*55 ~ 14*58 [P8]
Selly Oak 15/06
Kings Norton 15/10 [FL]
Longbridge 15/13
Barnt Green 15/16
Bromsgrove 15/21
Stoke Works Jn 15/23
Abbotswood Jn 15*34 ~ 15*42
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 15/51
Cheltenham Spa 15/59
Barnwood Jn 16/04
Gloucester Yard Jn 16/05
Standish Jn 16/11
Charfield 16/22
Yate 16/27
Westerleigh Jn 16/30
Bristol Parkway 16/34 [P2]
Filton Abbey Wood 16/36
Narroways Hill Jn 16/40
Dr Day's Jn 16/44 [ML]
Bristol East Jn 16/45 [UM]
Bristol Temple Meads 16*46 ~ 22*55 [DF]
Bristol East Jn 22/56
North Somerset Jn 22/57
Batrh Spa 23/08
Bathampton Jn 23/11
Bradford Jn 23/21
Westbury 23/28 [P1]
Warminster 23/42
Upton Lovell 23/49
Wylye AHB 23/56
Wishford 00/01
Wilton Jn 00/06
Salisbury 00*09 ~ 00*20 [P2]
Tunnel Jn 00/23
Dean 00/33
Romsey 00/42
Eastleigh East Jn 00/53
Eastleigh 00/54 [P2]
Eastleigh TRSMD 00.59a

07/10/13 : 5Z68 : (47828 with 47818 on rear) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to Salisbury
08/10/13 : 5Z69 : (47810 + 47501) : Salisbury to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh T&RSMD 03.00d 01.24a
Eastleigh South Jn - 01/12
Eastleigh 03.10 ~ 03.12 [P2] 01c08 ~ 01c10
Eastleigh East Jn 03/13 01/07
Romsey - 00*48 ~ 00*55 [Sig. E882]
Dean 03/35 00/39
Tunnel Jn 03/45 00/28
Salisbury 03.49a [P4] 00.25d [P3]

08/10/13 : ?0Z69? : Eastleigh TRSMD to Crewe Gresty Bridge (DRS)

Location Booked
Eastleigh TRSMD 15.30d
Eastleigh 15/36 [SL] [P2]
Shawford 16/03
Winchester 16/08 [P1]
Worting Jn 16/26 [SL]
Basingstoke 16c30 ~ 16c32 [P4]
Bramley 16/38
Southcote Jn 16/50
Oxford Road Jn 16/52
Reading West Jn 16*54 ~ 17*07 [RL]
Didcot East Jn 17/30
Didcot North Jn 17*32 ~ 17*?8
Kennington Jn 17/50
Oxford 17/54 [TL] [GL]
Oxford North Jn 17*56 ~ 18/12
Wolvercote Jn 18/15
Heyford 18/22
Aynho Jn 18/28
Banbury 18/32 [P2]
Fenny Compton 18/41
Leamington Spa 18/55 [DM]
Milverton Jn 18/57
Kenilworth 19*03 ~ 19*08
Gibbet Hill Jn 19/12
Coventry 19/16 [P3]
Coundon Road LC 19/18
Three Spires Jn 19/21
Hawkesbury Lane 19/247
Chilvers Coton Jn 19/30 [UB]
Nuneaton 19/32 [P2] [SL]
Amington Jn 19/43 [SL]
Lichfield North Jn 19/51 [SL]
Rugeley North Jn 19/58 [SL]
Colwich 20/03 [FL]
Milford & Brocton 20/05 [SL]
Stafford TV Jn 20/14
Stafford 20/15 [P5] [SL]
Norton Bridge 20/23 [SL]
Madeley 20/35 [SL]
Basford Hall Jn 20/43 [IL]
Basford S.S.N. 20/48
Crewe Gresty Lane 20.54 ~ 20.58
Gresty Lane Western Sidings No.1 21.01 ~ 21.05
Crewe Gresty Bridge (DRS) 21.15a


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