21st April 2014

Pathfinder Tours
The Heart of Wales Meanderer

Locos Used 37611 & 37612
Stock Used 4949+4991+4998+1813+3112+3122+3100+1671+3098+3147+21272+6310

Route :
1Z49 : Eastleigh to Llandrindod Wells
1Z50 : Llandrindod Wells to Eastleigh (2)

Locos Route
37612 + 37611 Eastleigh - Chandlers Ford - Romsey - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bradford-on-Avon - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Yate - Gloucester Yard Jn - Gloucester - Lydney - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Port Talbot Parkway - Court Sart Jn - Dynevor Jn - Felin Fran - Hendy Jn - Pantyffynnon - Llandovery - Llandrindod Wells - Knighton - Craven Arms - Sutton Bridge Jn - English Bridge Jn - Abbey Foregate Jn - Wellington - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Eastleigh

Notes: 
(1) The outward route was originally advertised via the Severn Tunnel and the return leg via Craven Arms, Hereford, Abergavenny and the Severn Tunnel. Due to this rerouting passengers for Newport were transferred by bus from Bristol Parkway, rather than Cwmbran.
(2) The return headcode was shown as 1Z46 in tour brochure.
(3) Out and back positioning trains (1Z48 & 1Z51 respectively) were run between Whitchurch and Eastleigh, details for these workings are provided below the tour timings.


37612 & 37611 on arrival at Llandrindod Wells (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : Nick Bartlett (on the tour throughout) & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Eastleigh 07.07d [P2] 07.05 [P2] 23.53a [P2] 23.36 [P2] 261.14
0.05 Eastleigh East Jn 07.09 ~ 07.12 07.08 ~ 07.10 23/51 23/30 261.09
? Chandlers Ford 07/16 07/14 23/47 23/28 ?
? Romsey Sig.E822 - - ? 23.19 ~ 23.22 ?
7.22 Romsey 07.25a ~ 07.28d [P2] 07.19 ~ 07.28 [P2] 23.17a ~ 23.38d [P1] 23.16 ~ 23.17 [P1] 253.72
14.65 Dean 07/37 07/36 23/09 23/09 246.29
22.60 Tunnel Jn 07/46 07/44 22/59 22/59 238.34
23.67 Salisbury 07.53a ~ 07.55d [P4] 07.48 ~ 07.56 [P4] 22.53a ~ 22.56d [P2] 22.49 ~ 22.55 [P4] 237.27
25.53 Wilton Jn 07/58 07/59 22/47 22/45 235.41
28.74 Wishford 08/02 08/03 22/40 22/41 232.20
33.45 Wylye LC 08/06 08/07 22/36 22/37 227.49
38.14 Upton Lovell 08/10 08/11 22/32 22/33 223.00
43.49 Warminster 08.16a ~ 08.18d 08.16 ~ 08.19 22.23a ~ 22.26d 22.26 ~ 22.27 217.45
48.22 Westbury 08.24a ~ 08.26d [P3] 08.26 ~ 08.28 [P3] 22.14a ~ 22.17d [P1] 22.16 ~ 22.18 [P1] 212.72
52.25 Trowbridge 08.32a ~ 08.34d 08.34 ~ 08.37 22.04a ~ 22.07d 22.05 ~ 22.08 208.69
53.46 Bradford Jn 08/36 08/39 22/02 22/02 207.48
55.49 Bradford-on-Avon 08.39a ~ 08.41d 08.43 ~ 08.44 21.55a ~ 21.58d 21.56 ~ 21.59 205.45
62.58 Bathampton Jn 08/50 08/53 21/47 21/47 198.36
65.04 Bath Spa 08.53a ~ 08.55d [P1] 08.56 ~ 09.00 [P1] 21.41a ~ 21.43d [P2] 21.40 ~ 21.44 [P2] 196.10
75.59 North Somerset Jn 09/07 09/12 21/29 21/28 185.35
76.06 Dr Day's Jn 09/09 09/14 21/27 21/25 185.08
77.34 Narroways Hill Jn 09/12 09/16 21/24 21/23 183.60
79.61 Filton Abbey Wood 09.21a ~ 09.24d [P2] 09C20 ~ 09C23 [P2] 21.16a ~ 21.19d [P1] 21.16 ~ 21.19 [P1] 181.33
81.20 Bristol Parkway 09/25 [P3] 09/25 [P3] 21.10a ~ 21.12d [P2] 21.08 ~ 21.12 [P3] 179.74
85.70 Westerleigh Jn 09/30 09/30 21/05 21/00 175.24
87.36 Yate 09/32 09/32 21/01 20/57 173.58
94.24 Charfield 09/38 09/37 20/56 20/51 166.70
107.27 Standish Jn 09/49 09/49 20/46 20/40 153.67
113.38 Gloucester Yard Jn 09/56 09/56 20/40 20/32 147.56

 

M.C

Location Booked Actual
114.16 Horton Road Jn 09/58 09/57
114.39 Gloucester 10/00 [UM] 09/58 [P1/2]
128.57 Awre 10/13 10/11
133.72 Lydney 10/18 10/16
141.68 Chepstow 10/26 10/24
149.16 Severn Tunnel Junction 10/33 [P1] [DM] 10/31 [P1] [DM]
156.38 Llanwern West Jn 10/39 10/37 [DM]
158.51 Maindee West Jn 10/42 10/40 [DM]
159.95 Newport 10.44a ~ 10.52d [P2] 10.43 ~ 10.52 [P2] [DM]
160.42 Ebbw Jn 10/55 10/54 [DM]
164.15 Marshfield 11/01 10/58 [DM]
170.65 Cardiff Central 11/08 [DM] 11/05 [DM]
181.75 Pontyclun 11/19 11/16
191.00 Bridgend 11/26 [P1] 11/24 [P1]
195.21 Stormy 11/30 11/28
199.19 Margam Moors Jn 11/33 11/31
203.14 Port Talbot Parkway 11/38 11/34
207.13 Court Sart Jn 11/42 11/40
208.22 Dynevor Jn 11/44 11/42
211.29 Felin Fran 11/49 11/47
218.38 Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn 12/03 12/00
219.55 Hendy Jn 12.07 ~ 12.26 12.02 ~ 12.23
? Pontarddulais 12/28 12/27
225.09 Pantyffynnon 12t37 ~ 12t38 12t34 ~ 12t35
? Ammanford 12/42 12.38 ~ 12.39
233.08 Llandeilo 13t00 ~ 13t01 12t54 ~ 12t58 [P2]
244.25 Llandovery 13t30 ~ 13t31 13t24 ~ 13t30 [P2]
? Sugar Loaf Summit 13/48 13/49
255.52 Llanwrtyd Wells 13t54 ~ 13t55 13t55 ~ 13t57 [P1]
271.62
0.00
Llandrindod Wells 14.30a ~ 16.46d 14t24 ~ 16t46 [P2]
0.37 Llandrindod LC 16.48 ~ 16.49 16.48 ~ 16.49
19.50 Knighton 17t25 ~ 17t28 17t21 ~ 17t23 [P2]
32.08 Craven Arms 17.55 ~ 17.57 [P1] 17.53 ~ 17.55 [P1]
36.56 Marshbrook LC 18/05 18/03
45.60 Dorrington SB 18/14 18/11
51.17 Sutton Bridge Jn 18/20 18/17
51.57 English Bridge Jn 18/21 18.19 ~ 18.20
52.04 Abbey Foregate Jn 18/23 18C21 ~ 18C22
61.70 Wellington 18/34 [UM] 18/34 [UM]
66.78 Madeley Jn 18/41 18/39
72.28 Cosford 18/46 18/44
80.15 Oxley Stafford Road Jn 18/53 18/52
80.68 Wolverhampton North Jn 18/59 18/53
81.25 Wolverhampton 19/03 [P3] 18.56 ~ 19.00 [P2]
86.71 Dudley Port 19/10 19/08
90.36 Galton Jn 19/14 19/11
92.18 Soho South Jn 19/17 19/13
94.15 Birmingham New Street 19/25 [P2] 19/18 [P1]
94.72 Proof House Jn 19/27 19/21
95.66 St Andrews Jn 19/30 19/25
96.12 Bordesley Jn 19/32 19/26
100.59 Lifford East Jn 19/37 19/33
101.27 Kings Norton 19/38 19/34 [P4] [DS]
103.60 Longbridge 19/44 19/40 [P2]
105.02 Cofton Jn 19*49 ~ 19*59 [DGL] 19/44 [DGL]
106.35 Barnt Green 20/03 19/47 [P2]
109.78 Bromsgrove 20/07 19/53
112.11 Stoke Works Jn 20/09 19/54
123.28 Abbotswood Jn 20/17 20/11
134.04 Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 20/25 [P2] 20/20 [P2] 
141.26 Cheltenham Spa 20/33 [P1] 20/26 [P1]
146.69 Barnwood Jn 20/39 20/31

Timings continue in first table

Associated E.C.S. 'Tour Positioning' Moves

20/04/14 : 1Z48 : (37612 + 37611 with 47810 DIT) : Whitchurch to Eastleigh 
22/04/14 : 1Z51 : (37612 + 37611) : Eastleigh to Whitchurch

Notes: 
(1) These 'Positioning Moves' moves were also available for public use.
(2) 1Z51 conveyed two additional Mk II air-con coaches on the rear (6054+5952).


1Z51 passing through Westbury, led by 37612 (photo: Guy Vincent)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Whitchurch 10.57d 10.57 19.20a 19.20
Prees 11/03 ? 19/14 ?
Wem 11/06 11/05 19/11 19/11
Harlescott LC 11/14 ? 19/03 ?
Shrewsbury 11.19a ~ 11.21d 11.17 ~ 11.21 18.56a ~ 18.58d 18.54 ~ 18.57
English Bridge Jn 11/22 ? 18/53 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/25 11/25 18.31 ~ 18.51 18.30 ~ 18.50
Dorrington SB 11/32 ? 18/21 18/21
Marsh Brook LC 11/41 11/41 18/12 18/13
Craven Arms 11.47a ~ 11.49d 11.47 ~ 11.50 18.02a ~ 18.04d 18.06 ~ 18.08
Bromfield SB 11/54 11/55 17/56 17/59
Ludlow 11/56 ? 17/54 ?
Woofferton 12/00 12/01 17/50 17/52
Leominster 12/05 12/06 17/44 17/46
Morton-on-Lugg 12/12 12/15 17/36 17/38
Shelwick Jn 12/17 12/20 17/32 17/33
Hereford 12/20 12/23 17.10 ~ 17.29 17.14 ~ 17.29
Tram Inn  12/29 12/31 17/00 17/02
Pontrilas 12/34 ? 16/55 16/56
Abergavenny 12/45 12/49 16/44 16/44
Little Mill Jn 12/52 ? 16/37 ?
Cwmbran 12/57 12/59 16/31 16/19
Maindee North Jn 13/05 13/08 16/23 16/10
Newport - - 15.50a ~ 16.20d DIV?
Maindee East Jn 13/10 ? 15/47 ?
Llanwern West Jn 13/13 13/14 15/45 15/52
Severn Tunnel Junction 13/20 13/31 15/33 15/45
Severn Tunnel West 13/22 13/35 15/32 15/43
Severn Tunnel East 13/27 13/39 15/27 15/39
Pilning 13/28 13/41 15/26 15/38
Patchway 13/33 13/45 15/23 15/35
Filton Abbey Wood 13.39a ~ 13.41d 13.48 ~ 13.50 15.18a ~ 15.20d 15.30 ~ 15.32
Narroways Hill Jn 13/46 13/53 15/14 15/26
Dr Days Jn 13/47 13/55 15/11 15/22
North Somerset Jn 13/49 13/58 15/09 15/20
Bath Spa 14/01 14/09 14/52 15/07
Bathampton Jn 14/04 14/13 14/49 15/01
Bradford Jn 14/14 14/23 14/37 14/46
Westbury 14/28 14/31 14/30 14/40
Warminster 14/34 14/39 14/18 14/33
Upton Lovell 14/39 14/44 14/12 14/26
Wylye LC 14/46 14/48 14/08 14/20
Wishford 14/50 14/51 14/04 14/13
Wilton Jn 14/54 14/56 14/00 14/05
Salisbury 14/57 15/00 13/56 14/02
Tunnel Jn 15/00 15/03 13/49 13/59
Dean 15/10 15/13 13/39 13/44
Romsey 15/17 15/20 13/32 13/34
Chandlers Ford 15/30 15/26 13/24 13/29
Eastleigh East Jn 15/34 ? 13.18 ~ 13.20 ?
Eastleigh 15.36a 15.35 13.16d 13.22


Associated E.C.S.

20/04/14 : 5Z48 : (37612 + 37611 with 47810 DIT) : Crewe H.S. to Whitchurch 
22/04/14 : 5Z52 : (37612 + 37611) : Whitchurch to Crewe H.S. 

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
Crewe H.S. 10.23d 19.51a
Gresty Lane 10/28 19/46
Nantwich 10/34 19/40
Whitchurch 10.51a 19.30d


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