8th March 2014

Pathfinder Tours
The Mid-Norfolk Navigator

Locos Used 37218, 37402 'Stephen Middlemore' & 37409 'Lord Hinton'
Stock Used load 10

Route :
1Z36 : Crewe - Dereham U.K.F. - Hoe (Hall Road)
1Z39 : Hoe (Hall Road) - Dereham U.K.F. - Crewe (3)

Loco(s) Route
37402 + 37409 (1) Crewe - Nantwich - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Telford Central - Codsall - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Galton Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Coleshill Parkway - Nuneaton - Hinckley - Leicester - Syston South Jn - Syston East Jn - Melton Mowbray - Oakham - Peterborough - March - Ely North Jn - Ely - Ely Dock Jn - Ely Sig. CA259
37218 (2) Ely Sig. CA259 - Ely Dock Jn - Ely - Ely North Jn - Brandon - Thetford - Wymondham
37402 + 37409 (1) Wymondham - Wymondham Abbey - Dereham - Hoe (Hall Road)
37218 (2) Hoe (Hall Road) - Dereham - Wymondham Abbey - Wymondham
37402 + 37409 (1) Wymondham - Thetford - Brandon - Ely North Jn - Ely West Jn - March - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 37218 on rear. 
(2) 37409 + 37402 on rear. 
(3) The return headcode was shown as 1Z55 in tour brochure.


37218 leading through Brandon 'making a right racket' (photo: Chris Baines)

Source : Keith Gardiner (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Keith Gardiner)

M.C Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Crewe 06.16d   22.26a 241.21
0.53 Gresty Lane 06/18   22/24 240.48
4.34 Nantwich 06/22   22/18 236.67
8.68 Wrenbury 06/27   22/14 232.33
18.56 Prees 06/36   22/06 222.45
21.77 Wem 06/39   22/03 219.24
30.49 Harlescott LC 06/49   21/54 210.52
32.60 Shrewsbury 06.54a ~ 06.58d   21.46a ~ 21.49d 208.41
42.79 Wellington 07.12a ~ 07.17d   21.29a ~ 21.32d 198.22
46.66 Telford Central 07.25a ~ 07.30d   21.20a ~ 21.22d 194.35
48.07 Madeley Jn 07/33   21/18 193.14
53.37 Cosford 07/39   21/13 187.64
57.65 Codsall 07.45a ~ 07.50d   21.06a ~ 21.08d 183.36
61.77 Wolverhampton North Jn 07/59   21/00 179.24
62.34 Wolverhampton 08.02a ~ 08.05d   20.57a ~ 20.59d 178.67
68.00 Dudley Port 08/12   - -
71.45 Galton Jn 08/17   - -
- Portobello Jn -   20/43 176.77
- Darlaston Jn -   20/39 173.78
- Bescot Stadium -   20/38 172.60
- Perry Barr North Jn -   20/33 168.23
- Perry Barr West Jn -   20/32 167.74
- Soho East Jn -   20/27 165.65
73.27 Soho South Jn 08/19   20/25 165.28
75.24 Birmingham New Street 08.23a ~ 08.25d   20.13a ~ 20.20d 163.31
76.01 Proof House Jn 08/27   20/10 162.54
76.69 Landor Street Jn 08/29   20/06 161.66
82.75 Water Orton 08/37   20/00 155.60
84.39 Coleshill Parkway 08/40   19/51 154.16
85.60 Whitacre Jn 08/42   19/48 152.75
95.40 Abbey Jn 08/55   19/37 143.15
96.25 Nuneaton 08.58a ~ 09.12d   19.31a ~ 19.33d 142.30
100.41 Hinckley 09/18   19/25 138.14
106.45 Croft 09/23   19/19 132.10
111.72 Wigston North Jn 09/29   19/13 126.63
115.03 Leicester 09/35   19/09 123.52
119.68 Syston South Jn 09/45   19/03 118.67
120.18 Syston East Jn 09/46   19/01 118.37
126.13 Frisby-on-the-Wreake 09/52   18/42 112.42
130.00 Melton Mowbray 09/56   18/39 108.55
136.07 Whissendine LC 10/01   18/34 102.48
138.35 Ashwell LC 10/03   18/31 100.20
140.17 Langham Jn 10/05   18/29 98.38
141.41 Oakham 10/06   18/28 97.14
144.77 Manton Jn 10/10   18/25 93.58
149.09 Luffenham 10/13   18/21 89.46
151.57 Ketton SB 10/15   18/18 86.78
157.72 Uffington 10/22   18/12 80.63
161.68 Helpston Jn 10/26   18/07 76.67
167.15 Peterborough 10/31   18/01 71.40
173.25 Whittlesea 10/40   17/51 65.30
182.09 March 10/49   17/42 56.46
196.22 Ely North Jn 11/05   - -
197.55 Ely 11/09   - -
198.06 Ely Dock Jn 11/11   - -
198.16
0.00
Ely Sig. CA259 11.13 ~ 11.28   - -
0.10 Ely Dock Jn 11/30   - -
0.41 Ely 11.32 ~ 11.36   - -
1.74 Ely North Jn 11/39   17/28 42.09
16.43 Brandon 11/57   17/09 27.40
23.61 Thetford 12/04   16.58a ~ 17.00d 20.22
38.30 Attleborough 12/19   16/45 5.53
44.03
0.00
Wymondham 12.27a ~ 12.42d   16.23a ~ 16.38d 0.00
13.61
0.62 Wymondham Abbey 12.50 ~ 12.53   15.51 ~ 15.53 12.79
11.31 Dereham 13.28a ~ 13.30d   14.12a ~ 15.15d 2.30
13.61 Hoe (Hall Road) 13.45a   13.55d 0.00


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