29th November 2014

Pathfinder Tours
The Festive Portsmouth Explorer

Locos Used 37218 & 37688 'Kingmoor TMD'
Stock Used 5961+6024+5955+1212+3340+3386+80042+3344+3345+17105

Route :
1Z36 : Stafford via Portsmouth Harbour to Eastleigh
1Z38 : Eastleigh via Portsmouth Harbour to Stafford

Traction Route
37218 (1) Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Tame Bridge Parkway - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Smethwick Jn - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Tunnel Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Stonehouse - Stroud - Kemble - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading West Jn - Oxford Road Jn - Southcote Jn - Bramley - Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh - Botley - Fareham - Cosham - Fratton - Portsmouth & Southsea - Portsmouth Harbour
37688 (2) Portsmouth Harbour - Portsmouth & Southsea - Fratton - Cosham - Fareham - Botley - Eastleigh
37218 (1) Eastleigh - Botley - Fareham - Cosham - Fratton - Portsmouth & Southsea - Portsmouth Harbour
37688 (2) Portsmouth Harbour - (reverse of outward route) - Stafford

Notes: 
(1) 37688 on rear. 
(2) 37218 on rear. 
(3) Off tour option; visit to the 'Victorian Festival of Christmas' at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 
(4) It is reported that the outward leg was delayed by a points failure at Swindon, and the return leg was delayed due to a passenger being taken ill at Swindon.


37218 at Eastleigh after returning from Portsmouth (photo: Joe Loughlin)

Source : Joe Loughlin (on the tour from Portsmouth Harbour to Eastleigh and return)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Stafford 07.02d [P4] 07.02 22.24a [P6] 23.41
Trent Valley Jn 07/03 07/04 22/22 23/39
Bushbury Jn 07/18 07/21 22/06 23/27
Portobello Jn 07/23 07/26 21/56 23/24
Darlaston Jn 07/26 07/29 21/53 23/20
Bescot Stadium 07/27 07/30 21/51 23/18
Tame Bridge Parkway 07.30a ~ 07.33d 07.32 ~ 07.34 21.45a ~ 21.48d 23.13 ~ 23.14
Perry Barr North Jn 07/38 07/40 21/40 23/06
Perry Barr West Jn 07/40 07/41 21/39 23/05
Soho East Jn 07.46 ~ 07.51 ? ~ 07.53 21/35 23/01
Soho North Jn 07/54 07/55 21/34 22/59
Galton Jn 07/56 07/59 21/31 22/57
Smethwick Jn 07/57 08/00 21/29 22/56
Rowley Regis 08/01 08/05 21/20 22/52
Stourbridge Junction 08.10a ~ 08.12d [P3] 08.13 ~ 08.16 21.05a ~ 21.09d [P2] 22.37 ~ 22.37
Blakedown 08/17 08/21 20/59 22/32
Kidderminster 08.22a ~ 08.25d [P2] 08.24 ~ 08.26 20.50a ~ 20.54d [P1] 22.24 ~ 22.26
Hartlebury 08/31 08/31 20/45 22/20
Droitwich Spa 08/36 08/38 20/39 22/14
Tunnel Jn 08/43 08/45 20/34 22/08
Worcester Shrub Hill 08.45a ~ 08.53d [P2] 08.47 ~ 08.53 20.29a ~ 20.32d [P1] 21.58 ~ 22.06
Norton Jn 08/58 ? 20/24 21/52
Abbotswood Jn 08/59 09/03 20/21 21/49
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 09/09 [P2] 09/15 20/11 [P1] 21/41
Cheltenham Spa 09.16a ~ 09.18d [P1] 09.22 ~ 09.25 20.02a ~ 20.04d [P2] 21.29 ~ 21.33
Barnwood Jn 09/24 09/32 19/55 21/22
Gloucester New Yard - - 19*47 ~ 19*54 ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/25 09/33 19/44 21/22
Standish Jn 09/32 09/42 19/38 21/15
Stonehouse 09.36a ~ 09.38d [P1] 09.46 ~ 09.47 19.28a ~ 19.31d [P2] ?
Stroud 09.44a ~ 09.46d [P1] 09.51 ~ 09.56 19.19a ~ 19.22d [P2] 21.00 ~ ?
St Mary's LC 09/52 10/01 19/14 20/54
Kemble 10/03 [P1] 10/16 19/04 [P2] 20/45
Loco Yard Jn 10/15 11/22 18/53 20/33
Swindon 10/21 [P3] 11/23 18/51 [P3] 20/17
Uffington 10/31 11/36 18/42 19/51
Challow 10/33 11/37 18/40 19/49
Wantage Road 10/35 11/40 18/37 19/46
Foxhall Jn 10/41 [RL] 11/47 ? ?
Didcot Parkway 10/44 [P4] 11/49 18/32 [P1] 19/41
Didcot East Jn 10/45 [UR] 11/49 ? ?
Reading West Jn 11/04 12/08 18.11 ~ 18.18 [DM] 19/25?
Oxford Road Jn 11/06 12/10 18/08 19/21
Southcote Jn 11/07 12/11 18/06 19/17
Bramley 11/16 12/21 17/58 19/09
Basingstoke 11/22 [P2] [DF] 12/29 17/51 [US] [P4] 19/02 [P4]
Worting Jn 11/29 12/33 17/46 [US] 18/58
Winchester 11/44 [P2] 12/51 17/35 [P1] 18/42
Shawford 11/49 [DS] 12/56 17/32 18/38
Eastleigh 11.55 ~ 12.01 [P3] 13.03 ~ 13.04 17/27 [P2] [UF] 18/32
Eastleigh South Jn 12/03 ? 17/26 ?
Botley 12/13 13/14 17/19 18/23
Fareham North Jn 12/20 ? 17/13 ?
Fareham Sig.E822 - - 17*10 ~ 17*12 ?
Fareham 12/21 [P3] 13/23 [P3] 17/07 [P1] 18/15
Cosham 12/31 13/33 16/56 18/03
Cosham Jn 12/33 13/35 16/55 18/02
Portcreek Jn 12/34 13/36 16/53 18/00
Fratton East Jn 12/39 [DM] 13/41 ? ?
Fratton 12/40 [P3] 13/42 16/47 [P1] 17/51
Portsmouth & Southsea 12/44 [P2] 13/45 16.40a ~ 16.44d [P1] [UM] 17.43 ~ 17.46
Portsmouth Harbour 12.47a ~ 13.03d [P3] 13.48 ~ 14.04 16.18a ~ 16.37d [P5] 17.19 ~ 17.37
Portsmouth & Southsea 13/06 [P1] [UDL] 14/08 16.07a ~ 16.12d [P2] 17.14 ~ 17.15
Fratton 13*10 ~ 13*27 [P2] 14/12 16/02 [P3] 17/11
Fratton East Jn 13/28 14/14 16/02 [DM] ?
Portcreek Jn 13/31 14/17 15/58 ?
Cosham Jn 13/32 14/19 15/53 ?
Cosham 13/33 14/20 15/52 ?
Fareham 13/43 [P1] 14/32 [P1] 15/45 [P3] ?
Fareham North Jn 13/44 ? 15/44 ?
Botley 13/49 14/43 15/38 ?
Eastleigh South Jn 13/56 ? 15/33 ?
Eastleigh 13.59a [P3] 15.01 15.31d [P3] ?


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