8th July 2015

Pathfinder Tours
The Norfolk Explorer

Locos Used 37059, 37607 & 37612
Stock Used load 13

Route :
1Z40 : Bristol Parkway to Hoe
1Z41 : Hoe to Bristol Parkway

Loco(s) Route
37607 + 37612 Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Cam & Dursley - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Lifford East Jn - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Coleshill Parkway - Whitacre Jn - Nuneaton - Hinckley - Wigston North Jn - Leicester - Syston South Jn - Syston East Jn - Melton Mowbray - Oakham - Manton Jn - Stamford - Peterborough - March - Ely
37059 (1) Ely - Brandon - Thetford - Wymondham
37607 + 37612 (2) Wymondham - Thuxton - Yaxham - Dereham - Hoe
37059 (1) Hoe - Dereham - Yaxham - Thuxton - Wymondham
37607 + 37612 (2) Wymondham - Thetford - Brandon - Ely North Jn - Ely West Jn - March - Peterborough
37607 + 37612 Peterborough - (reverse of outward route) - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Parkway

Notes: 
(1) 37612 + 37607 on rear.
(2) 37059 on rear.
(3) This tour was originally advertised to be hauled by 2 x D.R.S. class 20s.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Parkway 06.12d [P4] 06.12   23.17a [P4] 23.15 [P3]
Westerleigh Jn 06/18 06/18   23/10 23/08
Yate 06/21 06/21   23/06 23/05
Cam & Dursley 06.34a ~ 06.38d [P1] 06.32 ~ 06.36   22.49a ~ 22.52d [P2] 22.50 ~ 22.53
Standish Jn 06/45 06/43   22/42 22/45
Gloucester Yard Jn 06/52 06/50   22/36 ? ~ 22.37
Barnwood Jn 06/53 06/51   22/31 22/17
Cheltenham Spa 07.00a ~ 07.03d [P2] 06.58 ~ 07.03   22.18a ~ 22.23d [P1] 22.06 ~ 22.10
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 07/12 [P1] 07/10   22/10 [P2] 21/58
Abbotswood Jn 07/21 07/18   22/00 21/49
Norton Jn 07/23 07/21   - -
Worcester Shrub Hill 07.40a ~ 07.44d [P1] 07.40 ~ 07.44   - -
Tunnel Jn 07/46 07/46   - -
Droitwich Spa 07.52a ~ 07.55d 07.53 ~ 07.55   - -
Stoke Works Jn 08/01 08/03   21/50 21/41
Bromsgrove 08/03 08/06   21.43a ~ 21.46d 21.35 ~ 21.39
Barnt Green 08.11a ~ 08.12d 08.12 ~ 08.13   21.33a ~ 21.35d ? ~ 21.17
Longbridge 08/17 08/19   21/27 21/24
Kings Norton 08/20 08/23   21/22 21/20
Lifford East Jn 08/22 08/24   21/20 21/18
Bordesley Jn 08/28 08/29   21/10 21/11
St Andrews Jn 08/29 08/36   21/09 21/10
Landor Street Jn 08/37 08/37   21/07 21/09
Water Orton 08/48 08/48   21/00 21/01
Coleshill Parkway 08.51a ~ 08.54d [P2] 08.50 ~ 08.52   20.51a ~ 20.54d [P1] 20.54 ~ 20.55
Whitacre Jn 08/58 08/54   20/48 20/52
Abbey Jn 09/11 09/05   20/35 20/35
Nuneaton 09.15a ~ 09.18d [P7] 09.07 ~ 09.17   20.28a ~ 20.31d [P6] 20.27 ~ 20.33
Hinckley 09/26 09/23   20/22 20/22
Croft 09/32 09/27   20/16 20/15
Wigston North Jn 09/38 09/33   20/09 20/09
Leicester 09/45 [UDS] 09/39   19.45 ~ 20.01 [UDS] 19.43 ~ 19.44
Syston South Jn 09/52 09/48   19/37 19/36
Syston East Jn 09/53 09/49   19/35 19/27
Frisby-on-the-Wreake 10/00 09/55   19/22 19/16
Melton Mowbray 10/04 09/58   19/18 19/11
Whissendine LC 10/11 10/04   19/11 19/05
Ashwell LC 10/14 ?   19/08 ?
Langham Jn 10/16 10/06   19/06 19/01
Oakham 10/18 10/08   19/04 18/59
Manton Jn 10/22 10/12   19/00 18/56
Luffenham 10/26 ?   18/55 ?
Ketton SB 10/29 10/17   18/52 18/50
Stamford 10/33 ?   18/47 ?
Uffington SB 10/36 10/23   18/44 18/43
Helpston Jn 10/40 10/27   18/39 18/37
Peterborough 10.47 ~ 10.49 [P5] 10.43 ~ 10.47   18.11 ~ 18.31 [GL] 18.09 ~ 18.30
Peterborough East Jn 10/52 ?   18/08 ?
Whittlesea 11/00 10/55   17/59 18/01
March 11.11 ~ 11.18 11.06 ~ 11.14   17.44 ~ 17.47 17.45 ~ 17.50
Ely West Jn 11/38 ?   17/29 ?
Ely North Jn 11/39 11/37   - -
Ely 11.43a ~ 11.46d [P1] 11.50 ~ ?   - -
Ely Reception Sdg 11.49 ~ 12.30 ?   - -
Ely 12.33a ~ 12.40d 12/36?   - -
Ely North Jn 12/45 12/46   17/26 17/24
Brandon 13/03 ?   17/05 ?
Thetford 13/11 13/14   16/58 17/03
Attleborough 13/26 13/29   16/44 16/50
Wymondham 13.34a ~ 13.45d 13.34 ~ 13.36?   16.26a ~ 16.36d ? ~ ?
Wymondham Abbey ? ?   ? ?
Thuxton ? ?   ? ?
Yaxham ? ?   ? ?
Dereham 14.30a ~ ?d ?   ?a ~ 15.40d ?
Hoe ?a ?   ?d ?d


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z?? : (37607 + 37612) : Crewe to Bristol Parkway

Location Booked
Crewe H.S. 02.34d
Gresty Lane 02.35 ~ 02.36
Nantwich 02/44
Whitchurch 02/54
Wem 03/02
Shrewsbury 03/14
English Bridge Jn 03/15
Sutton Bridge Jn 03/17
Dorrington 03/25
Marsh Brook LC 03/38
Craven Arms 03/43
Woofferton 03/55
Moreton-on-Lugg 04/11
Shelwick Jn 04/16
Hereford 04/18
Tram Inn 04/27
Abergavenny 04/47
Little Mill Jn 04/56
Pontypool & New Inn 04/58
Maindee North Jn 05/10
Maindee East Jn 05/13
Llanwern West Jn 05/15
Severn Tunnel Junction 05/23
Severn Tunnel West 05/25
Severn Tunnel East 05/30
Pilning 05/32
Patchway 05/38
Bristol Parkway 05.43a [P4]

5Z?? : (37607 + 37612) : Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked
Bristol Parkway 23.32d [P4]
Filton Abbey Wood 23/36
Narroways Hill Jn 23/40
Dr Day's Jn 23/42
Bristol East Jn 23/43
Bristol Temple Meads 23.45a


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