20th June 2015

Pathfinder Tours
The Heart of Wales Rambler

Locos Used 37607, 37608, 66162 & 66184
Stock Used 4998+1813+3149+3147+3121+3100+1671+3098+3097+21272

Route : 
1Z80 : Exeter St Davids to Shrewsbury
1Z82 : Shrewsbury to Exeter St Davids

Loco(s) Route
66162 Exeter St Davids - Tiverton Parkway - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Bridgwater - Highbridge & Burnham - Uphill Jn - Weston-super-Mare - Worle - Yatton - Nailsea & Blackwell - Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms - Sutton Bridge Jn - English Bridge Jn - Shrewsbury
37607 + 37608 Shrewsbury - English Bridge Jn - Sutton Bridge Jn - Craven Arms - Knighton - Llandrindod Wells - Llanwrtyd Wells - Sugar Loaf - Llandovery - Llandeilo - Pantyffynnon - Pontarddulais - Hendy Jn - Grovesend Colliery Jn - Felin Fran - Jersey Marine Jn - Dynevor Jn - Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Newport - Maindee East Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Filton Abbey Wood - Dr Day's Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
66184 Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Exeter St Davids

Notes : 
(1) This was Pathfinder Tours' 1000th railtour. 
(2) This tour was originally advertised to be hauled by a D.B.S. class 66 throughout.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Exeter St Davids 05.34d 05.34   21.25a 22.07
Cowley Bridge Jn 05/37 05/36   21/22 22/04
Tiverton Loop 05/49 05/48   21/11 21/53
Tiverton Parkway 05.52a ~ 05.55d 05.50 ~ 05.55   21.06a ~ 21.09d 21.49 ~ 21.51
Whiteball 05/59 06/00   21/02 21/45
Norton Fitzwarren 06/07 06/07   20/53 21/37
Taunton 06.12a ~ 06.15d 06.09 ~ 06.17   20.48a ~ 20.51d 21.31 ~ 21.35
Cogload Jn 06/21 06/22   20/42 21/26
Bridgwater 06.28a ~ 06.31d 06.28 ~ 06.31   20.30a ~ 20.33d 21.17 ~ 21.20
Highbridge & Burnham 06.39a ~ 06.41d 06.38 ~ 06.41   20.21a ~ 20.24d 21.08 ~ 21.11
Uphill Jn 06/49 06/52   20/13 20/59
Weston-super-Mare 06.52a ~ 06.54d 06.56 ~ 06.59   20.07a ~ 20.10d 20.51 ~ 20.53
Worle Jn 06/58 07/03   20/03 20/46
Worle 06.59a ~ 07.02d 07.04 ~ 07.05   20.00a ~ 20.02d 20.43 ~ 20.45
Yatton [Loop] 07*09 ~ 07*22 [UPL] 07.12 ~ 07.25   19*49 ~ 19*55 [DPL] ?
Yatton 07.25a ~ 07.27d 07.26 ~ 07.27   19.44a ~ 19.47d 20.36 ~ 20.37
Nailsea & Blackwell 07.33a ~ 07.35d 07.33 ~ 07.35   19.36a ~ 19.39d 20.28 ~ 20.31
Parson Street 07/42 07/43   19/29 20/22
Bristol West Jn 07/45 07/45   19/27 20/19
Bristol Temple Meads 07.47a ~ 08.07d 07.47 ~ 08.06   19.22a ~ 19.25d 19L24 ~ 20L19
Bristol East Jn 08/08 08/08   19/20 19/21
Dr Day's Jn 08/09 08/09   19/19 19/20
Narroways Hill Jn 08/13 08/12   19/16 19/17
Filton Abbey Wood 08/17 08/15   19/12 19/14
Patchway 08/20 08/17   19/10 19/12
Pilning 08/31 08/21   19/04 19/08
Severn Tunnel East 08/34 08/25   19/03 19/06
Severn Tunnel West 08/39 08/31   18/58 19/02
Severn Tunnel Junction 08/42 08/32   18/55 18/57
Llanwern West Jn 09/00 08/44   18/36 18/34
Maindee East Jn 09/10 ?   18/33 ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Maindee North Jn 09/14 09/10
Cwmbran 09/23 09/20
Pontypool & New Inn 09/27 ?
Little Mill Jn 09/29 09/27
Abergavenny 09/37 09/36
Pontrilas 09/51 09/48
Tram Inn 09/56 09/52
Hereford 10.07 ~ 10.09 10.02 ~ 10.04
Shelwick Jn 10/12 10/05
Morton-on-Lugg 10/15 10/07
Leominster 10/24 10/15
Woofferton 10/29 10/23
Bromfield 10/34 ?
Craven Arms 10/39 10/38
Marsh Brook LC 10/47 10/50
Dorrington SB 10/55 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/01 11/04
English Bridge Jn 11/03 11/06
Shrewsbury 11.05a ~ 12.37d 11L08 ~ 13L05
English Bridge Jn 12/38 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 12/40 13/07
Dorrington SB 12/47 13/14
Marsh Brook LC 12/57 13/22
Craven Arms 13t06 ~ 13t12 13.26 ~ 13.32
Knighton 13t38 ~ 13t40 13.54 ~ 13.57
Llandridnod LC 14/20 ?
Llandrindod Wells 14t23 ~ 14t25 14.37 ~ 14.51
Llanwrtyd Wells 15t00 ~ 15t02 15.19 ~ 15.21
Sugar Loaf 15/08 ?
Llandovery 15t25 ~ 15t27 15.46 ~ 15.48
Llandeilo 16/07 16/07
Ammanford 16/33 ?
Pantyffynnon 16t38 ~ 16t40 16.34 ~ 16.36
Pontarddulais 16/50 ?
Hendy Jn 16/52 ?
Grovesend Colliery Loop 16/53 ?
Felin Fran 17/11 16/57
Jersey Marine North Jn 17/15 ?
Dynevor Jn 17/16 17/01
Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn 17/17 17/10
Port Talbot Parkway 17.22 ~ 17.24 17/19?
Margam Moors Jn 17/29 17/23
Stormy 17/34 17/31
Bridgend 17/42 17/42
Pontyclun 17/56 17/59
Cardiff Central 18/09 18/12
Marshfield 18/20 18/23
Ebbw Jn 18/25 18/27
Newport 18.28 ~ 18.30 18/30 [UR]
Maindee West Jn 18/32 18/31


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