5th December 2013

Pathfinder Tours
The Tyne-Tees Streak

Locos Used 67006 'Royal Sovereign' & steam: 4464 'Bittern'
Stock Used 35469+3119+3066+1691+3097+3069+1832+5292+4927+5341

Route : 
1Z19 : Bristol Temple Meads to Newcastle
1Z64 : Newcastle to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco Route
67006 Bristol Temple Meads - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Cam & Dursley - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Lifford East Jn - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth HL - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Chesterfield - Tapton Jn - Barrow Hill North Jn - Beighton Jn - Masborough Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Thrybergh Jn - Mexborough - Hexthorpe Jn - Doncaster - Shaftholme Jn - Temple Hirst Jn - Hambleton North Jn - Colton Jn - York
4464 York - Darlington - Durham - Newcastle
4464 Newcastle - Durham - Darlington - York
67006 York - Colton Jn - Church Fenton - Milford Jn - Ferrybridge North Jn - Moorthorpe - Swinton - Aldwarke Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Tour postponed from 19/07/13, then again from 30/08/13, due to the risk of lineside fires in hot weather. 
(2) This was the second of three special trains to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of 4468 'Mallard' breaking the World Steam Speed Record. Special dispensation was given for 4464 'Bittern' to exceed the normal 75 mph speed restriction.
(3) Due to high winds, the outward leg from York to Newcastle was subject to a 'blanket speed restriction' of 50mph for safety reasons. On the return leg, it is reported in 'Steam Railway' magazine that 4464 covered the 80 miles 09 chains from Newcastle to York in 66 minutes and 19 seconds and achieved 93 mph.

Source : Glyn Thomas (on the tour throughout) & Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 05.33d [P7] [UF] 05.35   23.45a [P10] 23.41
Bristol East Jn 05/35 [ML] 05/37   23/43 [DF] 23/38
Dr Days Jn 05/36 05/37   23/42 [ML] 23/34
Narroways Hill Jn 05/38 05/39   23/39 23/30
Filton Abbey Wood 05/42 [P2] 05/43   23/36 [P1] 23/21
Bristol Parkway 05.47a ~ 05.50d [P3] 05.46 ~ 05.50   23.16a ~ 23.32d [P4] 23.13 ~ 23.18
Westerleigh Jn 05/55 05/55   23/11 23/05
Yate 05/57 05/58   23/09 23/03
Charfield 06/03 06/02   23/03 22/57
Cam & Dursley 06.10a ~ 06.15d [P1] 06.09 ~ 06.14   22.52a ~ 22.55d [P2] 22.47 ~ 22.51
Standish Jn 06/22 06/20   22/47 22/41
Gloucester Yard Jn 06/27 06/26   22/41 22/34
Barnwood Jn 06/32 06/26   22/40 22/26
Cheltenham Spa 06.39a ~ 06.43d [P2] 06.34 ~ 06.43   22.31a ~ 22.34d [P1] 22.16 ~ 22.20
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 06/51 [P1] 06/50   22/22 [P2] 22/10
Abbotswood Jn 06/59 06/58   22/11 22/00
Stoke Works Jn 07/08 07/08   22/01 21/52
Bromsgrove 07/12 07/09   21/59 21/51
Barnt Green  07.20a ~ 07.23d 07.15 ~ ?   21.51a ~ 21.54d ? ~ 21.43
Longbridge 07/27 [FL] 07/27   21/48 21/39
Kings Norton 07/31 07/33   21/41 [FL] 21/32
Lifford East Jn 07/33 07/35   21/33 21/30
Bordesley Jn 07/39 07/47   21/25 21/22
St Andrews Jn 07/42 07/54   21/23 21/21
Landor Street Jn 07/46 07/58   21/21 21/19
Water Orton 07/52 08/09   21/15 [ML] 21/13
Kingsbury Jn 07/55 08/11   21/12 21/09
Tamworth HL 08.01a ~ 08.03d 08.16 ~ 08.20   21.03a ~ 21.06d 21.00 ~ 21.03
Wichnor Jn 08/11 08/27   20/55 20/54
Burton-on-Trent 08/15 [P1] 08/31   20/49 [P2] 20/49
Clay Mills Jn 08/17 08/33   20/42 20/46
North Stafford Jn 08/20 08/36   20/39 20/44
Stenson Jn 08/21 08/36   20/39 20/43
Derby 08.32a ~ 08.35d [P1] 08.42 ~ 08.45   20.20a ~ 20.31d [P6] 20.28 ~ 20.35
Ambergate Jn 08/46 08/57   20/11 20/18
Clay Cross North Jn 08/55 09/07   20/02 20/10
Chesterfield South Jn 08/57 [DBH] 09/10   20/00 20/07
Chesterfield 08/58 [P3] 09/11   19/59 [P2] 20/05
Tapton Jn 08/58 09/11   19/59 [UM] 20/03
Barrow Hill North Jn 09/01 ?   19/56 ?
Beighton Jn 09/07 09/19   19/48 19/48
Treeton Jn 09/10 ?   19/42 ?
Masborough Jn 09/14 09/31   19/37 ?
Aldwarke Jn 09/19 09/35   19/31 19/38
Thrybergh Jn 09/25 ?   - -
Mexborough 09/39 ?   - -
Hexthorpe Jn 09/45 09/45   - -
Doncaster 09/51 [P8] 09/49   - -
Shaftholme Jn 09/54 09/54   - -
Temple Hirst Jn 10/01 10/12   - -
Hambleton North Jn 10/05 10/17   - -
Swinton - -   19/28 19/36
Moorthorpe - -   19/15 19/28
Ferrybridge North Jn - -   19/02 19/12
Milford Jn - -   18/57 18/55
Church Fenton - -   18/47 [P1] 18/49
Colton Jn 10/11 10/24   18/39 18/41
York 10L18a ~ 11L02d [P11] ??L?? ~ 11L57 [P10]   17L51a ~ 18L31d [P11] ??L?? ~ 18L35
Skelton Jn 11/05 [DF] 12/02   17/48 17/49
Tollerton 11/12 [DF] 12/13   17/43 [UF] 17/43
Thirsk 11/22 [DF] 12/28   17/33 [UF] 17/35
Northallerton 11/28 12/44   17/28 [UF] 17/30
Darlington 11/41 [DM] 13/12   17/19 [UM] 17/20
Ferryhill South Jn 11/55 13/26   17/10 17/11
Tursdale Jn 11/59 13/30   17/07 17/09
Durham 12/05 [DM] 13/40   17/01 [P1] 17/03
Birtley Jn 12/14 13/50   16/49 16/55
Low Fell Jn 12/16 ?   16/47 ?
King Edward Bridge South Jn 12/19 13/56   16/46 16/49
Newcastle 12.22a [P2] 13.59 [P2]   16.44d [P2] 16.47 [P3]


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