3rd January 2015

Pathfinder Tours
The Tugging Shedmaster

Locos Used 09106, 60071, 60092, 66230 (1), 67015 & 67016
Stock Used 17105+3345+3344+3325+3333+1671+6042+1212+5965+6158+6177+6176+5955

Route :
1Z73 : Stafford to Latchford Sidings
1Z74 : Latchford Sidings to Toton T.M.D.
1Z75 : Toton T.M.D. to Stafford

Loco(s) Route
67016 (1) Stafford - Tame Bridge Parkway - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Aston - Tame Bridge Parkway - Bescot Up & Down Through Siding - Darlaston Jn - Stafford Up & Down Goods - Basford Hall Jn - Down Independent - Gresty Lane Jn - Gresty Green
60092 (2) Gresty Green - Crewe - Crewe Electric Maintainence Depot (East Arrival Line - Through Line - West Arrival Line) - Calveley - Chester Down & Up Goods
67016 (3) Chester Down & Up Goods - Helsby - Acton Grange Jn - Arpley Jn - Latchford Sidings (6)
09106 + 60092 (2) Latchford Sidings - Arpley Jn - Walton Old Jn
60092 (2) Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Crewe - Stafford - Lichfield Chord - Wichnor Jn - Burton Up Goods Loop - Stenson Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Long Eaton Jn - Down Reception - South Loco Arrival Line - Toton Depot Fuel Road 1
67015 (4) Toton Depot - Fuel Road 1 - CW Line - Down Goods - Stapleford & Sandiacre (Mapperley Goods Branch)
60071 (5) Stapleford & Sandiacre - Toton Centre Jn - Up High Level Line - Trent South Jn - Up & Down Slow to Leicester South Jn - Wigston Curve - Nuneaton - Whitacre East Jn - Down Arley Goods Loop - Whitacre West Jn - Water Orton - Landor Street - Camp Hill - Lifford Curve - Birmingham New Street - Tame Bridge Parkway - Stafford

Notes: 
(1) Alan Sheppard comments: Problems with the generator coach at the start of the day meant that a class 67 had to be provided for the eth, & 67016 was found this duty, but was bolted on to the leading end of the stock so 66230 was left shut down on the rear. This rare loco was not used at all during the tour & was removed at Gresty Green, much to the dismay of the haulage community, it was not even used to take the stock round the curve to Crewe Station for the loco change to take place there. A small blip on an otherwise excellent tour.
(2) 67016 on rear.
(3) 60092 on rear.
(4) 60071 on rear.
(5) 67015 on rear.
(6) Alan Sheppard comments: The Special Traffic Notice for this tour had instructions for the train to traverse the Football Field Sidings, (alongside & at a lower level to Latchford Sidings), but an issue with the clamping of spring points meant that the usual Latchford Sidings were covered instead. Another small blip but only for those that knew of the instruction. The advertised reversing point was Latchford Sidings, so it's a 100% record in terms of track coverage.

Sources : Alan Sheppard (joined & left at Tame Bridge Parkway) & Stuart Hicks

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard & Realtime Trains)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Stafford 07.45d [P6][SL] 08.45d [P4]   22.09a [P6] 22.15a
102.50
?
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 07/46 08/47   22/06 [SL] 22/11
?
13.57
Bushbury Jn 08/04 09/01   21/49 21/57
88.73
16.25
Portobello Jn 08/13 09/06   21/46 21/53
86.25
?
Darlaston Jn 08/18 09/08   21/41 21/50
?
20.42
Bescot Stadium 08/22 [P1] 09/09   21/40 [P2] 21/48
82.08
21.41
Tame Bridge Parkway 08.25a ~ 08.28d [P1] 09.14a ~ 09.17d [P1]   21.35a ~ 21.38d [P2] 21.43a ~ 21.47d [P2]
81.09
24.79
Perry Barr North Jn 08/34 09/24   21/29 21/37
77.51

 

M.C

Location Booked Actual
?
Perry Barr West Jn 08/35 09/25
?
Soho East Jn 08/46 09/31
27.64
Soho South Jn 08/47 09/32
29.61
Birmingham New Street 08.52a ~ 08.59d [P3][WL] 09.38a ~ 09.45d [P4]
?
Proof House Jn 09/01 09/48 [Dn Vauxhall Chord]
32.33
Aston 09/08 [P1] 09/53
34.55
Perry Barr North Jn 09/15 09/56
?
Tame Bridge Parkway 09/21 [P2] 10/07
38.24
Newton Jn 09/22 10/08
39.11
Bescot T.M.D. 09/32 10.15 ~ 10.16
39.29
Bescot Jn 09/38 10/21
?
Darlaston Jn 09/40 10/23
43.29
Portobello Jn 09/43 10/27
45.77
Bushbury Jn 09/54 10/30
?
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 10/05 [SL] 10/44
59.54
Stafford 10*07 ~ 10*13 [UDG] 10/47 [UDG]
64.79
Norton Bridge 10/19 [SL] 10/54
75.52
Madeley 10/28 [SL] 11/03
82.77
Basford Hall Jn 10/36 [IL] 11/11
?
Basford Hall S.S.N. 10/41 [HS] 11.15 ~ 11.18
83.34
Crewe S.S.N. Sig.Box 10/42 11/20
83.71
Crewe Gresty Lane 10/44 11/21
84.38
0.00
Gresty Green Up Loop 10.48 ~ 11.09 11.24 ~ 12.02
0.47
Crewe Gresty Lane 11/13 12/04
1.20
Crewe 11p17a ~ 11p39d [P12] 12.08a ~ 12.19d [P12]
2.50
Crewe T.M.D. (E) 11.46 ~ 11.58 12.30 ~ 12.34
2.61
Crewe Steel Works 12/02 12/35
12.00
Beeston Castle & T. S.B. 12/14 12/48
22.31
0.00
Chester 12.27 ~ 12.42 [UDG] 13.04 ~ 13.18 [UDG]
?
Chester East Jn 12/43 13/19
2.60
Mickle Trafford 12/48 13.23
7.35
Helsby 12/53 [P2] 13/29 [P2]
11.05
Frodsham Jn 12/58 13/34
16.14
Acton Grange Jn (Sig.WN239) 13/04 [OL] 13.39 ~ 13.42
17.24
Walton Old Jn 13/08 13/45
18.12
Arpley Jn 13/12 13/51
19.09
0.00
Latchford Sidings 13.15 ~ 13.36 [FFS] 13.58 ~ 14.11 [ULS]
0.77
Arpley Jn 13/41 14.15 ~ 14.16
1.65
Walton Old Jn (Sig.WN221) 13.47 ~ 13.59 [OL] 14L23 ~ 14L24
2.75
Acton Grange Jn 14/03 [FL] 14/39
8.30
Weaver Jn 14/11 [FL] 14/46
?
Acton Bridge Jn 14/13 [P2][FL] 14/49 [P1][US]
12.48
Hartford Jn 14/15 [FL] 14/53
17.54
Winsford 14/20 [P1][FL] 15/01
?
Crewe Coal Yard 14/29 [FL] 15/10
25.15
Crewe 14/34 [UFL] 15/12 [DFL]-[US @ Crewe S]
?
Basford Hall Jn 14/39 [SL] 15/15
33.54
Madeley 14/46 [SL] 15/21
44.27
Norton Bridge 14/58 [SL] 15/33
?
Stafford No.5 15/05 15.40 ~ 15.44
49.52
Stafford 15c06 ~ 15c13 [P6][SL] 15.46 ~ 15.52 [P4]
?
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 15/14 [SL] 15/54 [US]
52.48
Whitehouse Jn 15/21 [FL] 16/01 [UM]
56.07
Colwich 15/29 [SL] 16/06 [US]
58.56
Rugeley North Jn 15/35 [SL] 16/09
66.25
Lichfield North Jn (LL) 15/42 [SL] 16/18
?
Lichfield Trent Valley LL 15/44 16/19
67.07
Lichfield Trent Valley HL Jn 15/46 16/19
?
Alrewas L.C. 15/53 16/26
72.27
Wichnor Jn 15/55 16/28
?
Burton Leicester Jn 16/01 [GL] 16/36 [UG]
77.62
Burton-on-Trent 16/03 [GL] 16/38 [UG]
79.75
Clay Mills Jn 16/12 16/46
?
North Stafford Jn 16/20 16/56
83.79
Stenson Jn 16/21 16/56
92.63
Castle Donington 16/33 17/08
96.33
Sheet Stores Jn 16/41 17/15
96.76
Trent East Jn 16/43 [ML] 17/17
?
Long Eaton Town L.C. 16/46 [GL] 17/19
99.07
Toton T.M.D. 16.58 ~ 17.58 17.38 ~ 18.38 [Fuel 1]
99.77
0.00
Stapleford & Sandiacre 18.01 ~ 18.21 [DGL] 18.48 ~ 18.52 [DGL]
1.06
Toton Centre 18/24 [HL] 18.56 ~ 18.57 [UES]
1.44
Toton Jn 18/25 [HL] 18/59 [UHL]
2.29
Meadow Lane Jn 18/27 [HL] 19/00
3.64
Trent South Jn 18/30 [SL] 19/03
11.34
Loughborough 18/40 [USL] 19/12
?
Sileby Jn 18/46 [SL] 19/17
19.08
Syston South Jn 18/50 [SL] 19.22 ~ 19.34
23.73
Leicester 19/10 [UDS] 19/45 [UDS]
?
Leicester South Jn 19/12 [FL] 19/47
25.35
Knighton Jn 19/15 [GL] 19/51 [UDG]
27.04
Wigston North Jn 19*19 ~ 19*30 19.56 ~ 20.00
?
Glen Parva Jn 19/32 20/02
32.31
Croft 19/39 20/08
38.35
Hinckley 19/45 [P2] 20/14
42.51
Nuneaton 19.52a ~ 19.54d [P6][A] 20.23a ~ 20.27d [P6]
43.36
Nuneaton Abbey Jn 19/58 20/30
?
Whitacre East Jn ? 20/43
53.11
Whitacre Down Arley Loop 20/13 [DGL] 20/44 [DGL]
53.16
Whitacre West Jn 20/15 20/44
54.37
Coleshill Parkway 20/17 20/47
56.01
Water Orton 20/20 [ML] 20/49
62.07
Landor Street Jn 20/27 20/59
62.45
St Andrews Jn 20/29 21/01
62.71
Bordesley Jn 20/30 21/02
67.38
Lifford East Jn 20/48 21/10
67.63
Lifford West Jn 20/52 21/12
69.33
Selly Oak 21/00 [P1] 21/15 [P1]
72.57
Birmingham New Street 21*08a ~ 21*16d [P6][WL] 21.23a ~ 21.27d [P8]
?
Proof House Jn 21/22 21/30
75.29
Aston 21/25 [P1] 21/34

Timings continue in first table.
Mileages are taken from the tour brochure.

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