19th July 2014

Pathfinder Tours
The Caterpillar Cat

Locos Used 57008 & 57009
Stock Used 6137+6183+5965+5921+5964+1200+3426+3397+1683+3348+35469

Route : 
1Z86 : Eastleigh to Chester
1Z86 : Chester to Crewe
1Z88 : Crewe to Eastleigh

Loco(s) Route
57009 + 57008 Eastleigh - Chandlers Ford - Romsey - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Smethwick Jn - Galton Jn - Soho North Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Madeley - Crewe - Chester
57009 (3) Chester - Crewe
57009 + 57008 Crewe - Chester - Wrexham General - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Ludlow - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Maindee East Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Filton Abbey Wood - (reverse of outward route) - Eastleigh

Notes : 
(1) This railtour was advertised as the first to be hauled by a new Class 68. However the loco commissioning was not completed in time, so two D.R.S. Class 57s were substituted. 
(2) Off tour option; visit to the D.R.S. Crewe Depot Charity Open Day at Gresty Bridge. 
(3) 57008 on rear.


57009 & 57008 arrive at Eastleigh to start the day (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Source : Nigel Benning (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Benning, Nick Bartlett & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Eastleigh 07.07d [P2] 07.06 [P2]   22.52a [P2] 23.09 258.49
0.38 Eastleigh East Jn 07.10 ~ 07.20 07.09 ~ 07.18   22/49 22.57 ~ 23.07 258.11
? Chandlers Ford 07/23 07/22   22/46 22/54 ?
7.22 Romsey 07.31a ~ 07.33d [P2] 07.28 ~ 07.33 [P2]   22.37a ~ 22.40d [P1] 22.45 ~ 22.46 251.27
14.65 Dean 07/42 07/41   22/30 22/38 243.64
? Tunnel Jn 07/51 07/49   22/20 22/29 ?
23.67 Salisbury 07.54a ~ 07.57d [P4] 07.53 ~ 07.57 [P4]   22.14a ~ 22.17d [P2] 22.23 ~ 22.25 234.62
25.53 Wilton Jn 08/00 08/00   22/10 22/19 232.76
? Wishford 08/04 08/05   22/07 22/14 ?
? Wylye LC 08/08 08/09   22/03 22/11 ?
? Upton Lovell 08/12 08/13   21/58 22/07 ?
43.49 Warminster 08/16 08.19 ~ 08.21   21/53 22/02 215.00
48.22 Westbury 08.24a ~ 08.27d [P2] 08.31 ~ 08.33 [P2]   21.44a ~ 21.47d [P1] 21.53 ~ 21.55 210.27
52.25 Trowbridge 08.34a ~ 08.36d 08.40 ~ 08.41 [P1]   21.33a ~ 21.36d 21.41 ~ 21.45 206.24
? Bradford Jn 08/38 08/44   21/31 21/37 ?
62.58 Bathampton Jn 08/49 09/02   21/18 21/21 195.71
65.04 Bath Spa 08.52a ~ 08.54d [P1] 09.05 ~ 09.07 [P1]   21.11a ~ 21.14d [P2] 21.14 ~ 21.16 193.45
75.59 North Somerset Jn 09/06 09/19   20/58 20/57 182.70
? Feeder Bridge Jn ? ?   ? 20.37 ~ 20.55 ?
76.06 Dr Days Jn 09/08 09/21   20/56 20/35 182.43
? Narroways Hill Jn 09/11 09/25   20/55 20/33 ?
79.61 Filton Abbey Wood 09.15a ~ 09.18d [P2] 09.29 ~ 09.32 [P2]   20.48a ~ 20.51d [P1] 20.28 ~ 20.30 178.68

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
81.20 Bristol Parkway 09/21 [P3] 09/35
85.70 Westerleigh Jn 09/26 09/39
? Yate 09/28 09/42
94.24 Charfield 09/36 09/48
107.27 Standish Jn 09/48 09/59
? Gloucester Yard Jn 09/54 10/10
114.25 Barnwood Jn 09/57 10/11
119.68 Cheltenham Spa 10/05 [P2] 10/17
127.10 Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 10/11 [P1] 10/24
137.66 Abbotswood Jn 10/21 10/33
138.48 Norton Jn 10/23 10/36
141.53 Worcester Shrub Hill 10/34 [P1] 10/41
? Tunnel Jn 10/35 10/42
147.21 Droitwich Spa 10/40 10/48
? Hartlebury 10/45 10/54
156.57 Kidderminster 10/50 [P1] 10/59
? Blakedown 10/54 11/02
163.27 Stourbridge Junction 11/01 [P2] 11/06
168.78 Rowley Regis 11*16 ~ 11*22 [UGL] 11/17 [Up Stourbridge]
? Smethwick Jn 11/30 11.23 ~ 11.31
171.60 Galton Jn 11/31 11/32
173.06 Soho North Jn 11/33 11/35
? Soho East Jn 11/34 11/37
? Perry Barr West Jn 11/42 11/41
175.56 Perry Barr North Jn 11/43 11/42
180.13 Bescot Stadium 11/52 11/50
181.31 Darlaston Jn 11/53 11/52
184.30 Portobello Jn 11/56 11/55
186.78 Bushbury Jn 12/00 12.00 ~ 12.06
? Trent Valley Jn 12/15 12/19
200.55 Stafford 12/16 [P5] [DS] 12/20
206.00 Norton Bridge 12/20 [DS] 12/25
217.06 Madeley 12/29 [DS] 12/34
? Basford Hall Jn 12/35 12/39
225.12 Crewe 12.39a ~ 12.54d [P12] 12.45 ~ 12.58
? Crewe Steel Works 13/01 13/02
235.72 Beeston Castle & Tarporley 13/10 ?
246.23
0.00
Chester 13.21a ~ 13.41d [P3] 13.25 ~ 13.48
? Beeston Castle & Tarporley 13/52 14/01
? Crewe Steel Works 14/00 14/09
?
0.00
Crewe 14.04a ~ 16.40d [P12] 14.15 ~ 16.40
? Crewe Steel Works 16/43 16/43
10.60 Beeston Castle & Tarporley 16/51 ?
21.11 Chester 17.02a ~ 17.14d [P3] [DM] 17.04 ~ 17.14
? Chester South Jn 17/15 ?
23.09 Saltney Jn 17/18 17.18 ~ 17.19
33.25 Wrexham General 17/29 [P1] 17/33
45.41 Gobowen 17/42 17/47
63.45 Shrewsbury 18/12 [P4] 18/07
? English Bridge Jn 18/13 ?
? Sutton Bridge Jn  18/15 18/10
69.66 Dorrington SB 18/25 18/19
78.70 Marsh Brook SB 18/36 18.31 ~ 18.33
83.38 Craven Arms 18/40 [P2] 18/38
88.61 Bromfield SB 18/43 18/42
? Ludlow 18/45 ?
95.43 Woofferton 18/49 18/49
101.77 Leominster 18/54 18/53
? Moreton-on-Lugg 19/01 19/00
112.67 Shelwick Jn 19/06 19/01
114.44 Hereford 19.09 ~ 19.15 [P2] 19.05 ~ 19.06
121.17 Tram Inn 19/27 19/14
126.74 Pontrilas 19/35 ?
138.43 Abergavenny 19/52 19/28
146.35 Little Mill Jn 20/03 19/34
? Maindee North Jn 20/18 19.48 ~ 19.53
157.45 Maindee East Jn 20/20 [UM] 19/54
? Llanwern West Jn 20/23 19/59
166.59 Severn Tunnel Junction  20/32 [P4] 20/06
? Severn Tunnel West 20/33 20/08
? Severn Tunnel East 20/39 20/12
173.55 Pilning 20/40 [P1] 20/14
177.21 Patchway 20/44 [P1] 20.20 ~ 20.21

Timings continue in first table.

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