4th July 2015

Pathfinder Tours
The Torbay & Dart Explorer

Locos Used D9009 'Alycidon' & 66089
Stock Used 3097+3098+1671+3100+3121+3147+21272+1813+4998+4949+4959+4991

Route : 
1Z29 : Derby to Kingswear
1Z30 : Kingswear to Derby

Loco Route
D9009 Derby - Spondon - Trent South Jn - East Midlands Parkway - Loughborough - Syston South Jn - Leicester - Hinckley - Nuneaton - Whitacre Jn - Coleshill Parkway - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Longbridge - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Dr Day's Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - Yatton - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear
D9009 Kingswear - Paignton - Newton Abbot - Dawlish - Exeter St Davids - Tiverton Parkway - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Castle Cary - Blatchbridge Jn - Frome - Clink Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bradford Jn - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Kings Norton - Lifford East Jn - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn
66089 Landor Street Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Derby

Notes : 
(1) Nigel Benning comments: It was planned before the day that D9009 would come off the train at Landor Street. This was believed to be due to drivers hours and the need for the loco to get to Bescot for subsequent movement to London in time for a tour the following Tuesday. The only issues on the day was that one power unit shut down occasionally, believed to be due to a faulty high temperature probe. The stop in the platform at Frome on the way back was to allow this power unit to be restarted and I believe this explains the stop at Taunton on the outward trip. I also believe the extended stop at Cheltenham Spa on the return was because the train had to pull forward to allow a wheelchair passenger in the rear coach to alight.


D9009 passing through Bradford-on-Avon on the return (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Nigel Benning (on the tour throughout) & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Benning & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Derby 06.45d [P4] 06.47   00.21a [P4] 00.27
Spondon 06/50 06/52   00/16 00/18
Sheet Stores Jn 06/55 06/58   00/11 00/10
Trent South Jn 06/56 06/58   00/10 00/09
East Midlands Parkway 06.58a ~ 07.01d [P4] [US] 07.01 ~ 07.03   00.04a ~ 00.07d [P1] 00.06 ~ 00.07
Loughborough 07.11a ~ 07.14d [P3] 07.13 ~ 07.15   23.52a ~ 23.55d [P1] 23.54 ~ 23.56
Sileby Jn 07/21 07/22   23/47 23/48
Syston South Jn 07/25 07/28   23/44 23/45
Leicester 07.33a ~ 07.55d [P4] 07.37 ~ 07.58   23.26a ~ 23.37d [P1] 23.14 ~ 23.40
Wigston North Jn 08/01 08/06   23/20 23/03
Croft 08/07 08/11   23/10 22/56
Hinckley 08/13 08/16   23/03 22/51
Nuneaton 08.19a ~ 08.22d [P6] 08.22 ~ 08.24   22.47a ~ 22.53d [P7] 22.42 ~ 22.44
Abbey Jn 08/26 08/26   22/44 22/39
Whitacre Jn 08/37 08/40   22/32 22/28
Coleshill Parkway 08.40a ~ 08.43d [P1] 08.43 ~ 08.45   22.26a ~ 22.28d [P2] 22.24 ~ 22.26
Water Orton 08/46 [ML] 08/49   22/24 22/20
Landor Street Jn 08/53 08/59   21L41 ~ 22L16 21L40 ~ 22L10
Proof House Jn 08/54 09/02   - -
Birmingham New Street 08.57a ~ 09.00d [P6] 09.08 ~ 09.12   - -
Selly Oak 09/07 09/19   - -
St Andrews Jn - -   21/36 21/38
Bordesley Jn - -   21/33 21/34
Lifford East Jn - -   21/25 21/28
Kings Norton 09/09 [DF] 09/22   21/23 21/27
Longbridge 09/12 09/24   21/18 21/23
Barnt Green 09/15 09/27   21.11a ~ 21.14d 21.17 ~ 21.19
Bromsgrove 09/18 09/30   21/04 21/12
Stoke Works Jn 09/19 09/32   20/59 21/10
Abbotswood Jn 09/26 09/41   20/49 21/02
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 09/35 [P2] 09/49   20/41 [P1] 20/55
Cheltenham Spa 09.43a ~ 09.46d [P1] 09.56 ~ 10.00   20.30a ~ 20.33d [P2] 20.38 ~ 20.47
Barnwood Jn 09/52 10/09   20/22 20.22 ~ 20.24
Gloucester Sig.G156 09.53 ~ 10.01 10.14 ~ 10.15   - -
Gloucester Yard Jn 10/02 ?   20/20 20/20
Standish Jn 10/08 10/23   20/13 20/15
Cam & Dursley 10/12 10/27   20/08 20/11
Charfield 10/18 10/32   20/02 20/05
Yate 10/24 10/38   19/56 20/00
Westerleigh Jn 10/26 10/40   19/54 19/58
Bristol Parkway 10/42 [P2] 10/45   19.46a ~ 19.48d [P3] 19.48 ~ 19.50
Filton Abbey Wood 10/47 [P1] 10/46   19/43 ?
Narroways Hill Jn 10/50 10/50   19/40 ?
Dr Day's Jn 10/53 [RL] 10/52   19/36 19/38
Bristol East Jn 10/54 [DM] 10/53   - -
Bristol Temple Meads 10.55a ~ 11.13d [P3] 10.55 ~ 11.14   - -
Bristol West Jn 11/15 11/15   - -
Parson Street 11/18 [P1] 11/18   - -
Yatton 11/28 [P1] 11/27   - -
Worle Jn 11/32 11/30   - -
Uphill Jn 11.36 ~ 11.44 11.33 ~ 11.43   - -
Bridgwater 11/59 11/56   - -
North Somerset Jn - -   19.30 ~ 19.35 19.33 ~ 19.34
Bath Spa - -   19/11 [P1] 19/20
Bathampton Jn - -   19/09 19/17
Bradford Jn - -   18/52 19/05
Trowbridge - -   18/50 19/03
Hawkeridge Jn - -   18/44 18/59
Westbury - -   18.36 ~ 18.42 [P3] 18.54 ~ 18.57
Fairwood Jn - -   18/32 18/51
Clink Road Jn - -   18/29 18/46
Frome - -   18/28 18.42 ~ 18.43
Blatchbridge Jn - -   18/26 18/39
East Somerset Jn - -   18/22 18/33
Castle Cary - -   18/15 [P1] 18/23
Somerton GF - -   18/06 18/13
Athelney LC - -   18/00 18/05
Cogload Jn 12/04 12/01   17/57 18/03
Taunton 12/08 [P2] 12.05 ~ 12.06   17/54 [P4] 17/57
Norton Fitzwarren 12/09 12/09   17/53 17/54
Whiteball 12/16 12/17   17/46 17/48
Tiverton Parkway 12/18 [P1] 12/20   17/43 [P2] 17/45
Tiverton Loop 12/20 12/22   17/42 17/44
Cowley Bridge Jn 12/29 12/31   17/29 17/33
Exeter St Davids 12/31 [P4] 12/34   17/26 [P5] 17/33
Dawlish Warren 12/40 12/43   17/17 17/17
Dawlish 12/43 12/45   17/15 17/15
Teignmouth 12/48 12/47   17/12 17/08
Newton Abbot 12/56 [P2] 12/55   17/06 [P3] 17/02
Newton Abbot West Jn 12/57 12/57   17/06 17/01
Paignton 13.17a ~ 13.33d [P1] 13.16 ~ 13.26   16.44a ~ 16.46d [P2] 16.46 ~ 16.49
Paignton GF 13.35 ~ 13.37 13/27   16.39 ~ 16.41 16.42 ~ 16.44
Kingswear 14.02a 13.47   16.15d 16.17


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