20th September 2014

Pathfinder Tours
The Cornish Explorer

Locos Used 66080 & 66152 'Derek Holmes Railway Operator'
Stock Used 4927+5341+1832+21269+3068+3123+1691+3066+3097

Route :
1Z47 : Eastleigh via Parkandillack to Par
1Z48 : Par to Eastleigh

Loco(s) Route
66152 Eastleigh - Winchester - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Bramley - Southcote Jn - Oxford Road Jn - Reading West Jn - Tilehurst - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Chippenham - Melksham - Bradford Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth
66152 (1) Plymouth - Liskeard - Bodmin Parkway - Par - Burngullow - Parkandillack [end of line]
66080 (2) Parkandillack [end of line] - Burngullow - Par
66080 Par - Bodmin Parkway - Liskeard - Plymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Eastleigh

Notes :
(1) 66080 on rear.
(2) 66152 on rear.
(3) This tour was booked to be worked by D1015 'Western Champion' from/to Didcot Parkway, but this was unavailable due to an engine defect. A Class 67 was then to be substituted, however none was available, so the tour was worked as shown above. 
(4) Off tour options : Tamar River Cruise, visit to Looe, Bodmin & Wenford Railway (with 37142 in operation), or the Eden Project. 

Source : Nick Bartlett (on the tour from/to Westbury)

Photo Review


66152 at Plymouth on the outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66080 arrives at Par on the return leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


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

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Eastleigh 06.08d [P2] [US] 06.12   23.37a [P2] 23.40 278.36
? Shawford Jn 06/22 06/23   23/31 [DS] 23/32 ?
6.76 Winchester 06/26 [P1] 06/27   23/28 [P2] 23/30 271.40
? Wallers Ash 06/30 [UF] 06/32   23*18 ~ 23*22 [DPL] 23.16 ~ 23.23 265.50
23.14 Worting Jn 06/39 [UF] 06/40   23/05 23/04 255.22
25.54 Basingstoke 06.43a ~ 06.52d [UF] [P3] 06.46 ~ 06.52   22.57a ~ 23.00d [P2] [DF] 22.57 ~ 23.00 252.62
30.63 Bramley 06/59 06/58   22/48 22/50 247.53
39.42 Southcote Jn 07/07 07/05   22/40 22/43 238.74
40.37 Oxford Road Jn 07/09 07/08   22/38 22/41 237.79
40.78 Reading West Jn 07/15 [DR] 07/13   22/36 22/39 237.38
42.54 Tilehurst 07.18a ~ 07.21d 07.16 ~ 07.21   22.31a ~ 22.33d [UR] 22.34 ~ 22.35 235.62
56.68 Didcot East Jn 07/34 [RL] 07/33   22/10 [UM] 22/09 221.48
57.12 Didcot Parkway 07L36a ~ 07L56d [P3] 07.34 ~ 07.56   22L03a ~ 22L09d [P2] [UM] 22.05 ~ 22.08 221.24
64.24 Wantage Road 08/03 08/04   21*52 ~ 21*55 [UR] 21/57? 214.12
68.02 Challow 08/06 08/07   21/47 21/54 210.34
70.41 Uffington 08/08 08/09   21/45 21/53 207.75
81.25 Swindon 08.18a ~ 08.21d [P4] 08.19 ~ 08.21   21.32a ~ 21.34d [P3] 21.35 ~ 21.42 197.11
87.09 Wootton Bassett Jn 08/29 08/27   21/25 21/28 191.27
97.78 Chippenham 08.38a ~ 08.43d [P1] 08.37 ~ 08.42   21.11a ~ 21.13d [P2] 21.16 ~ 21.19 180.38
? Thingley East Jn 08/47 08/46   21/09 21/13 ?
100.12 Thingley Jn 08/48 08/47   21/08 21/12 178.24
? Melksham 08/53 ?   21/02 ? ?
108.42 Bradford Jn 08/58 08/57   20/57 21/00 169.74
109.63 Trowbridge 09.00a ~ 09.03d 09.00 ~ 09.04   20.52a ~ 20.54d 20.53 ~ 20.56 168.53
113.66 Westbury 09.10a ~ 09.20d [P2] 09.10 ~ 09.20 [P2]   20.44a ~ 20.46d [P3] 20.43 ~ 20.48 [P3] 164.50
115.20 Fairwood Jn 09/23 09/23   20/41 20/39 163.16
118.46 Clink Road Jn 09/27 09/27   20/38 20/35 159.70
120.39 Blatchbridge Jn 09/29 09/28   20/36 20/34 157.77
124.60 East Somerset Jn 09/32 09/31   20/32 20/31 153.56
133.32 Castle Cary 09/40 [P2] 09/39 [P2]   20/24 [P1] 20/24 [P1] 145.04
144.16 Somerton GF 09/47 09/48   20/17 20/15 134.20
153.04 Athelney LC 09/53 09/55   20/11 20/08 125.32
156.21 Cogload Jn 09/56 09/58   20/09 20/06 122.15
160.77 Taunton 10C01a ~ 10C04d [P2] 10.02 ~ 10.04 [P2]   19.55a ~ 20.03d [P5] 19.57 ~ 20.01 [P5] 117.39
162.65 Norton Fitzwarren 10/06 10/07   19/53 19/54 115.51
171.61 Whiteball 10/14 10/14   19/46 19/47 106.55
175.13 Tiverton Parkway 10/16 [P1] 10/17 [P1]   19/43 [P2] 19/44 [P2] 103.23
176.75 Tiverton Loop 10/17 10/19   19/42 19/42 101.41
190.37 Cowley Bridge Jn 10/28 10/29   19/29 19/31 87.79
191.57 Exeter St Davids 10/30 [P4] 10/31 [P4]   19/27 [P5] 19/29 [P5] 86.59
202.19 Dawlish Warren 10/41 10/41 [DT]   19/18 19/19 [UT] 76.17
203.72 Dawlish 10/42 10/42   19/17 19/17 74.44
206.55 Teignmouth 10/45 10/45   19/14 19/14 71.61
211.70 Newton Abbot 10/52 [P2] 10/53 [P2]   19/08 [P3] 19/09 [P3] 66.46
? Newton Abbot West Jn 10/53 10/54   19/08 19/09 ?
215.61 Dainton Tunnel 10/59 10/57   19/04 19/05 62.55
220.51 Totnes 11/06 11/03 [DT]   18/58 18/58 [UT] 57.65
228.22 Aish Crossover 11/17 11/14   18/50 18/50 50.14
232.12 Ivybridge 11/21 [P1] 11/18 [P1]   18/45 [P2] 18/43 [P2] 46.24
237.25 Hemerdon 11/27 11/23   18/41 18/38 41.11
241.52 Laira Jn 11/32 11/27   18/34 18/33 36.64
? Lipson Jn 11/33 11/28   18/33 18/32 ?
243.60
0.00
Plymouth 11L37a ~ 12L07d [P4] 11L31 ~ 12L05 [P4]    18C18a ~ 18C30d [P6] 18C15 ~ 18C29 [P6] 34.56
2.72 St Budeaux Jn 12/12 12/11   18/10 18/11 31.64
4.18 Saltash 12/16 [P1] 12/14 [P1]   18/06 [P2] 18/07 [P2] 30.38
9.20 St Germans 12/24 [P1] 12/20 [P1]   18/01 [P2] 17/59 [P2] 25.36
17.61 Liskeard 12.38a ~ 12.41d [P1] 12.30 ~ 12.36 [P1]   17.47a ~ 17.50d [P2] 17.44 ~ 17.49 [P2] 16.75
? St Pinnock 12/47 12/41   17/40 17/38 ?
22.78 Largin 12/48 12/43   17/39 17/37 11.58
26.73 Bodmin Parkway 12.54a ~ 12.57d 12.47 ~ 12.54 [P1]   17.30a ~ 17.33d 17.30 ~ 17.32 [P2] 7.63
30.26 Lostwithiel 13/02 [P2] 12/59 [P2]   17/26 [P1] 17/26 [P1] 4.30
34.56
0.00
Par 13.09a ~ 13.19d [P1] 13.04 ~ 13.11 [P1]   15.16a [P2] ~ 17.20d [P3] 14.44 [P2] ~ 17.20 [P3] 0.00
11.66
? St Austell 13/24 [P1] 13/17 [P1]   15/09 [P2] 14/38 [P2] ?
6.40 Burngullow Jn 13.27 ~ 13.28 13/20   15.04 ~ 15.05 14/35 5.26
6.54 Burngullow E.C.C. 13.34 ~ 13.39 13.24 ~ 13.28   14.54 ~ 14.59 14.31 ~ 14.32 5.12
11.66 Parkandillack 14.09a 13.51   14.24d 14.09 0.00


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z47 : (66152 with 66080 on rear) : Par to St Blazey
5Z48 : (66080) : St Blazey to Par

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Par 15.20d 17.05a
Par Sig.PR7 15.21 ~ 15.31 -
Par 15.32 ~ 15.33 -
St Blazey SB 15.36 ~ 15.41 16.57 ~ 17.02
St Blazey LIP 15.44a 16.54d


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