25th January 2014

Pathfinder Tours
Buffer Puffer 11.0

Locos Used 37405 & 37610 'T.S. (Ted) Cassady'
Stock Used

4946+4949+4998+1671+3122+21272

Route :
1Z60 : Crewe to London Blackfriars
1Z61 : London Blackfriars to London Cannon Street
1Z62 : London Cannon Street to Battersea Loop
1Z63 : Battersea Loop to Epsom Downs
1Z64 : Epsom Downs to Herne Hill
1Z65 : Herne Hill to Tattenham Corner
1Z66 : Tattenham Corner to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
37610 (1) Crewe - (via Trent Valley, Northampton & WCML) - Wembley Central - Harlesden Jn - Kensal Green Jn - Kensal Green Turnback Siding 
37405 (2) Kensal Green Turnback Siding - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Kew East Jn - New Kew Jn - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton Jn - Loughborough Jn - Southwark Bridge Jn - London Blackfriars
37610 (1) London Blackfriars - Southwark Bridge Jn - Loughborough Jn - Cambria Jn - Denmark Hill - Nunhead - Lewisham - Ladywell Jn - New Beckenham - Elmers End - Hayes
37405 (2) Hayes - Elmers End - New Beckenham - Ladywell Jn - Parks Bridge Jn - New Cross - London Bridge - London Cannon Street
37610 (1) London Cannon Street - London Bridge - New Cross - Lewisham - Ladywell Jn - New Beckenham - Beckenham Junction
37405 (2) Beckenham Junction - Bromley Jn - Crystal Palace - West Norwood - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill - Brixton - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Stewarts Lane
37610 (1) Stewarts Lane - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Denmark Hill - Peckham Rye - Old Kent Road Jn  - South Bermondsey Jn - London Bridge
37405 (2) London Bridge - South Bermondsey Jn - Old Kent Road Jn - Peckham Rye - Tulse Hill - Streatham - Streatham Common - Selhurst - Gloucester Road Jn - West Croydon - Sutton - Epsom Downs
37610 (1) Epsom Downs - Sutton - Mitcham Junction - Streatham South Jn - Streatham - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill
37405 (2) Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - West Norwood - Crystal Palace - Bromley Jn - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - Purley - Tattenham Corner
37610 (1) Tattenham Corner - Purley - East Croydon - Selhurst - Streatham North Jn - Balham - Clapham Junction - Pouparts Jn - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - Leigham Jn - Streatham Hill - Balham - Clapham Junction - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden WL Jn - Willesden No.7 Jn - Wembley Yard South Jn - Sudbury Jn - Wembley Central - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 37405 on rear. 
(2) 37610 on rear. 
(3)
The original advertised route was: Crewe - (via WCML) - Wembley Central - Sudbury Jn - Willesden Up & Down Goods - Up City Line - Kensal Green Turnback Siding (R) - Willesden Junction HL - South Acton - New Kew Jn - Clapham Junction - Factory Jn - Loughborough Jn - London Blackfriars (R) - Metropolitan Jn - London Cannon Street (R) - North Kent East Jn - Tanners Hill Flyover - Lewisham - New Beckenham - Hayes (R) - Lower Sydenham - Ladywell Loop - New Cross Spur - London Bridge (R) - Queens Road - North Dulwich - Tulse Hill - Leigham Jn - Balham - Clapham Junction - Pouparts Jn - Battersea Reversible - Battersea Loop (R) - Factory Jn - Brixton - Tulse Hill - Crystal Palace - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - Purley - Tattenham Corner (R) - Purley - East Croydon - Norwood Junction (R) - West Croydon - Sutton - Epsom Downs (R) - Sutton - Mitcham Junction - Streatham South to North Jn via Fast Spur - Balham - Clapham Junction - London Victoria (R) - Battersea Reversible - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - Mitre Bridge Jn - Down Willesden Relief - Sudbury Jn - Wembley Central & back to Crewe. 
(4) The letter from Pathfinder Tours stated: 'Confirmed Routing'; This is virtually as requested, except that some of it will appear in a different order. For clarity we will not be traversing Streatham South to North Jn direct, London Blackfriars to London Cannon Street direct via Metropolitan Jn (loco ban) or Norwood Junction to West Croydon direct. An early evening visit to London Victoria has been deleted otherwise the tour would not get back to Crewe. On the day the train did not visit Battersea Loop as the Network Rail person had not arrived to clip points. It was decided to continue with the tour with this part omitted to ensure that we ran otherwise to the booked schedule.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour from Wembley Central to Clapham Junction).

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 05.33d [P6] [US] ?   23.17a [P11] ?
Basford Hall Jn 05/39 ?   23/11 [DF] ?
Madeley 05/46 [US] ?   23/05 [DF] ?
Norton Bridge 05/56 [US] ?   22/53 [DF] ?
Stafford 06.02a ~ 06.10d [P4] [US] ?   22.38a ~ 22.44d [P?] [FL] ?
Colwich Jn 06/19 [US] ?   22/31 [DF] ?
Rugeley North Jn 06/23 [US] ?   22/23 [DS] ?
Lichfield North Jn 06/31 [US] ?   22/13 [DS] ?
Tamworth LL 06.38a ~ 06.42d ?   21.58a ~ 22.02d ?
Amington Jn 06/45 [US] ?   21/56 [DS] ?
Nuneaton 06/58 [P5] [US] ?   21/41 [P2] [DS] ?
Attleborough Jn ? ?   21/38 [DS] ?
Brinklow ? ?   21.22 ~ 21.30 [DS] ?
Trent Valley Jn 07/14 [US] ?   21/15 [DS] ?
Rugby 07.17a ~ 07.21d [P6] [US] ?   21.11a ~ 21.13 [P1] [DS] ?
Hillmorton Jn 07/25 ?   21/10 [DF] ?
Daventry North Jn 07/29 ?   - -
Long Buckby 07/36 ?   - -
Northampton 07/48 [P1] ?   - -
Weedon - -   21/00 ?
Hanslope Jn 07/59 [US] ?   20/48 [DF] ?
Milton Keynes Central 08.05a ~ 08.07d [P1] [US] ?   20.38a ~ 20.41d [P3] [DS] ?
Bletchley 08/11 [P4] [US] ?   20/33 [P3] [DS] ?
Ledburn Jn 08/18 [US] ?   20/25 [DS] ?
Tring 08/24 [P5] [US] ?   20/18 [P3] [DS] ?
Bourne End Jn 08/30 [US] ?   20/09 [DS] ?
Watford Junction 08/40 [P9] [US] ?   20/00 [P8] [DS] ?
Harrow & Wealdstone 08/46 [P6] [US] ?   19/54 [P5] [DS] ?
Wembley Central 08.52a ~ 08.55d 08.47 ~ 08.55 [P6] [US]   19/51 [P5] ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Harlesden Jn 09/05 09/03 [UCL]
Kensal Green Jn 09/10 09.05 ~ 09.08
Kensal Green Turnback Siding 09.12 ~ 09.19 09.12 ~ 09.18
Kensal Green Jn 09/20 09/19
Willesden Junction HL 09/22 [P5] 09.20 ~ 09.21 [P5]
Acton Wells Jn 09/25 09/24
South Acton Jn 09/31 09/27
Kew East Jn 09/33 09/29
New Kew Jn 09/35 09/31
Barnes 09/42 [P1] [US] 09/37 [P1] [US]
Clapham Junction 09.47a ~ 09.51d [P3] 09.46 ~ 09.51 [P3]
Longhedge Jn 10/00 09/55
Factory Jn 10/01 09/56 [AL]
Voltaire Road Jn 10/02 09/57
Shepherds Lane Jn 10/04 09.59 ~ 10.01 [DCM]
Brixton Jn 10/05 10/03
Loughborough Jn 10/08 [US] 10/06 [US]
Southwark Bridge Jn 10/14 10/14
Blackfriars Jn 10/16 10/16
London Blackfriars 10.19a ~ 10.26d [P3] [DS] 10.18 ~ 10.26 [P3]
Blackfriars Jn 10/28 10/28
Southwark Bridge Jn 10/29 10/30
Loughborough Jn 10/32 10/35
Cambria Jn 10/33 10/36
Denmark Hill 10/35 [P4] 10/37 [P4]
Crofton Road Jn 10/36 10/37
Nunhead 10/39 [P2] 10/40 [P2]
Lewisham Vale Jn 10/47 10/46
Lewisham 10/48 [P2] 10/47 [P2]
Ladywell Jn 10/50 10/49
New Beckenham 11/00 10/56 [P2]
Elmers End 11/06 11/02 [P3]
Hayes 11.14a ~ 11.27d [P1] 11.14 ~ 11.26 [P1]
Elmers End 11/36 11/33 [P2]
New Beckenham 11/40 11/36 [P1]
Ladywell Jn 11/52 [Ladywell Loop] 11.45 ~ 11.47 [Ladywell Loop]
Parks Bridge Jn 11/54 [UF] 11/48 [UF]
Tanners Hill Jn 11/55 11.50 ~ 11.55 [UF]
New Cross 11/56 [Line3] 11/58 [Line 3]
North Kent East Jn 11/56  11/59 [Line 3]
Spa Road Jn 11/59 12/01 [Line 3]
London Bridge 12/01 [P3] 12/03 [P3]
Borough Market Jn 12/02 12/04 [UCS]
London Cannon Street 12.05a ~ 12.43d [P2] 12.07 ~ 12.44 [P2] [DCS]
Borough Market Jn 12/46 12/47
London Bridge 12/47 [P1] [Line 1] 12.48 ~ 12.49 [P2] [Line 2]
Spa Road Jn 12/50 12/51 [Line 2]
North Kent East Jn 12/54 12/54 [Line 1]
New Cross 12/55 [C] [SL] 12/55 [C] [SL] 
St Johns 12/59 12/56 [P2]
Lewisham 12/59 [P2] 12/59 [P2]
Ladywell Jn 13/00 13/00
New Beckenham 13/06 13/06 [P2]
Beckenham Junction 13.10a ~ 13.16 [P4] 13.09 ~ 13.17 [P4]
Bromley Jn 13/22 13/22
Crystal Palace 13/24 [P1] 13/24 [P1]
West Norwood 13/29 [P1] 13/29 [P1]
West Norwood Jn 13/31 13/30
Tulse Hill 13/35 [P3] 13/33 [P3]
Herne Hill 13/40 [P2] 13.37 ~ 13.39 [P1]
Brixton 13/42 13/42 [P1]
Shepherds Lane Jn 13/43 [AL] 13/43 [AL]
Voltaire Road Jn 13/44 13/45
Factory Jn 13/45 13/46
Stewarts Lane 13/48 13.58a
Battersea Loop 13.51 ~ 14.04 CAN
Stewarts Lane 14/07 14.04d
Factory Jn 14/09 [AL] 14/07 [AL]
Voltaire Road Jn 14/10 14/09 [AL]
Denmark Hill 14/15 [P2] 14/15 [AL]
Crofton Road Jn 14/16 14.17 ~ 14.18
Peckham Rye 14/17 [P2] 14/20 [P2]
Old Kent Road Jn 14/22 14/22
South Bermondsey Jn 14/23 14/23
London Bridge 14.28a ~ 14.42d [P13] 14.29 ~ 14.42 [P13]
South Bermondsey Jn 14/46 14/47
Old Kent Road Jn 14/51 14.49 ~ 14.50
Peckham Rye 14/55 [P1] 14/54 [P1]
Tulse Hill 15/05 [P4] 15/03 [P4]
St reatham 15/09 [P1] 15/08 [P1]
Streatham Common 15/14 [P1] [DS] 15/13 [P1] [DS]
Selhurst 15/21 [P1] 15/23 [P1] [DS]
Gloucester Road Jn 15/22 15/25
West Croydon 15/27 [P4] 15/27 [P4]
Wallington 15/35 [P2] 15/34 [P2]
Sutton 15.43 ~ 15.45 [P4] 15/43 [P4]
Epsom Downs 15.54a ~ 15.59d 15.52 ~ 15.58
Sutton 16.06 ~ 16.11 [P3] 16.07 ~ 16.11 [P3]
Mitcham Junction 16/21 16/19 [P1]
Streatham South Jn 16/25 16/25
Streatham 16/27 [P2] 16/26 [P2]
Tulse Hill 16/31 [P1] 16/31 [P1]
Herne Hill 16.34 ~ 16.48 [P1] 16.35 ~ 16.48 [P1]
Tulse Hill 16/51 [P4] 16/57 [P4]
West Norwood Jn 16/53 16/59
West Norwood 16/53 [P2] 17/00 [P2]
Crystal Palace 16/57 [P2] 17/08 [P2]
Bromley Jn 17/00 17/09
Norwood Jn 17/03 [P6] [DS] 17/12 [P6] [DS]
Windmill Bridge Jn 17/14 [DS] 17/15 [DS]
East Croydon 17/16 [P6] 17/17 [P6] [DS]
South Croydon 17/18 [P5] 17/21 [P5] [DS]
Purley 17/25 [P6] 17/28 [P6]
Smitham 17/30 [P2] 17/34 [P2]
Tattenham Corner 17.47a ~ 18.01d [P3] 17.56 ~ 18.03 [P2]
Smitham 18/16 [P1] 18/18 [P1]
Purley 18/24 [P5] [US] 18/24 [P4] [US] 
South Croydon 18/30 18/29 [P3] [US]
East Croydon 18/33 [P4] 18/33 [P4] [FREV]
Windmill Bridge Jn 18/34 [US] 18/34 [UF]
Selhurst 18/38 [P4] [UF] 18/37 [P4] [UF]
Streatham North Jn 18/42 18/40 [UF]
Balham 18/44 [P4] 18/43 [P4] [UF]
Clapham Junction 18/48 [P12] [UF] 18/46 [P12] [UF]
Pouparts Jn 18/50 18/49
Longhedge Jn 18/52 18/52
Factory Jn 18/56 [REV] 18.54 ~ 18.55 [REV]
Voltaire Road Jn 18.57 ~ 19.04 18.58 ~ 19.01 [AL]
Shepherds Lane Jn ? 19.04 ~ 19.04 [DCM]
Brixton 19/06 19/07 [P2]
Herne Hill 19/08 [P3] 19/11 [P3]
Tulse Hill 19/13 [P2] 19/15 [P2]
Leigham Jn 19/15 19/16
Streatham Hill 19/17 [P1] 19/18 [P1]
Balham 19/20 [P2] [US] 19/20 [P2]
Clapham Junction 19.25a ~ 19.27d [P16] 19.26 ~ 19.28 [P16]
Latchmere Jn 19/29 ?
Kensington Olympia 19/35 [DM] ?
North Pole Jn 19/40 ?
Mitre Bridge Jn 19/41 ?
Willesden WL Jn 19/42 [DR] ?
Willesden No.7 Jn 19/45 ?
Wembley Yard South Jn 19/48 ?
Sudbury Jn 19/49 [DS] ?

Timings continue in first table.
 
Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

0Z60? : (37405 + 37610) : Crewe Gresty Bridge - Crewe H.S.
0Z66? : (37405 + 37610) : Crewe H.S. - Crewe Gresty Bridge

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe Gresty Bridge 03.05d 00.38a
Gresty Lane Western Sidings 03.08 ~ 03.11 00.33 ~ 00.36
Gresty Lane 03.14 ~ 03.17 00.27 ~ 00.30
Gresty Lane Sig.GL37 - 00.23 ~ 00.24
Crewe H.S. 03.21a 00.22d

5Z60 : (37610 with 37405 on rear) : Crewe H.S. to Gresty Green Up Loop
5Z60 : (37405 with 37610 on rear) : Gresty Green Up Loop to Crewe
5Z66 : (37405 with 37610 on rear) : Crewe to Gresty Green Up Loop
5Z66 : (37610 with 37405 on rear) : Gresty Green Up Loop to Crewe H.S.

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe H.S. 04.21d 00.04a
Gresty Lane Sig.GL37 04.22 ~ 04.24 -
Gresty Lane 04/27 00/01
Gresty Green Up Loop 04.31 ~ 05.02 23.42 ~ 23.57
Gresty Lane 05/07 23/38
Crewe 05.10a [P6] 23.35d [P11]


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