18th July 2015

Pathfinder Tours
The Lakes & Border Explorer

Loco Used 68004 'Rapid'
Stock Used 35469+3348+3397+80042+3356+3330+3384+1212+6158+5961+5921+5998+6042

Route :
1Z68 : Newport to Carlisle
1Z71 : Carlisle to Newport

Loco Route
68004 Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - Foxhall Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Bedworth - Nuneaton - (via WCML) - Carlisle
68004 Carlisle - (reverse of outward route) - Newport

Notes : 
(1) Off tour options: A visit to the Lakeside Railway & cruise on Lake Windermere, or a visit to Thelkeld Quarry & Mining Museum, or the Direct Rail Services Open Day at Kingmoor Depot.


68004 'Rapid' at the start of the tour, at Newport (photo: Joe Loughlin)

Source : Joe Loughlin (on the tour throughout) & Chris Bracey

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Chris Bracey & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Newport 05.42d [P3] [UM] 05.42 [P3]   00.12a [P3] 00.17 354.32
? Maindee West Jn 05/44 05/45   00/10 00/16 ?
2.47 Llanwern West Jn 05/45 05/48   00/08 00/13 351.65
9.70 Severn Tunnel Junction 05/52 [P4] 05/54   00/03 [P3] [DM] 00/07 344.42
? Severn Tunnel West 05/53 05/55   00/02 00/06 ?
? Severn Tunnel East 05/57 05/59   23/58 00/02 ?
16.66 Pilning 05/58 [P1] 06/00   23/57 [P2] 00/01 337.46
20.32 Patchway 06/03 [P1] 06/03   23/54 [P2] 23/58 334.00
21.54 Bristol Parkway 06.10a ~ 06.13d [P3] 06.05 ~ 06.13   23.49a ~ 23.51d [P2] 23.53 ~ 23.56 332.58
26.24 Westerleigh Jn 06/19 06/17   23/44 23/50 328.08
39.16 Hullavington 06/29 06/25   23/35 23/41 315.16
50.29 Wootton Bassett Jn 06/38 06/34   23/27 ? 304.03
56.13 Swindon 06.45a ~ 06.48d [P3] 06.44 ~ 06.48   23.17a ~ 23.19d [P4] ? 298.19
66.77 Uffington 06/59 06/57   23/06 ? 287.35
69.36 Challow 07/01 [UM] 06/58   23/04 ? 284.76
73.14 Wantage Road 07/04 07/01   23/01 [DM] ? 281.18
79.61 Foxhall Jn 07/10 07/06   22/54 ? 274.51
80.32 Didcot North Jn 07/13 07/12   22/53 ? 274.00
87.49 Kennington Jn 07/20 07/18   22/45 22/56 266.63
90.02 Oxford 07/27 07/26   22.39a ~ 22.41d [P1] 22.47 ~ 22.50 264.30
97.23 Wolvercote Jn 07/31 07/30   22/35 22/41 261.39
101.62 Heyford 07/38 [P2] 07/37   22/28 [P1] 22/35 252.50
107.53 Aynho Jn 07/43 07/42   22/22 22/30 246.59
112.57 Banbury 07.48a ~ 07.50d [P2] 07.46 ~ 07.51   22.14a ~ 22.16d [P3] 22.23 ~ 22.25 241.55
121.37 Fenny Compton 08*00 ~ 08*16 [DGL] 08.01 ~ 08.15 [DGL]   22/05 22/16 232.75
132.48 Leamington Spa 08.29a ~ 08.32d [P2] 08.29 ~ 08.32   21.51a ~ 21.53d [P3] 22.03 ~ 22.05 221.64
133.47 Milverton Jn 08/36 08/37   21/47 22/00 220.65
137.67 Kenilworth 08/43 08/43   21/43 21/50 216.45
139.47 Gibbet Hill Jn 08/45 08/44   21/41 21/39 214.65
142.26 Coventry 08.51a ~ 08.54d [P4] 08.49 ~ 08.55   21.33a ~ 21.36d [P2] ? ~ 21.35 212.12
? Coundon Road LC 08/59 08/58   21/25 ? ?
145.60 Three Spires Jn 09/02 09/01   21/21 ? 208.52
? Hawkesbury Lane 09/04 09/04   21/19 ? ?
148.69 Bedworth 09.09a ~ 09.12d 09.07 ~ 09.12   21.14a ~ 21.16d ? 205.43
? Chilvers Coton Jn 09/17 09/19   21/09 ? ?
152.35 Nuneaton 09.21a ~ 09.24d [P2] [DS] 09.21 ~ 09.24   21.04a ~ 21.07d [P2] 20.59 ~ ? 201.77
164.35 Amington Jn 09/36 [DS] 09/35   20/52 [UF] 20/48 189.77
172.15 Lichfield North Jn 09/42 [DS] 09/40   20/46 [UF] 20/43 182.17
179.64 Rugeley North Jn 09/48 [DS] 09/45   20/41 [UF] 20/38 174.48
182.33 Colwich 09/53 09/51   20/38 [UF] 20/36 171.79
188.68 Stafford 09/58 [DF] 09/58   20/32 [UF] 20/27 165.44
194.13 Norton Bridge 10/04 [DF] 10/02   20/26 [UF] 20/21 160.19
204.66 Madeley 10/13 [DF] 10/09   20/16 [UF] 20/11 149.46
211.41 Basford Hall Jn 10/18 10/14   20/12 20/04 142.71
213.25 Crewe 10c26a ~ 10c28d [P12] 10.18 ~ 10.28   19c56a ~ 20c04d [P6] 19.59 ~ 19.59 141.07
214.13 Crewe Coal Yard 10/31 [DS] 10/30   19/54 19/55 140.19
220.66 Winsford 10/42 [DF] 10/42   19/47 19/47 132.17
? Hartford Jn 10/47 10/47   19/43 19/40 ?
227.63 Acton Bridge 10/49 10/49   19/40 19/38 126.49
230.10 Weaver Jn 10/51 10/50   19/38 19/32 124.22
235.41 Acton Grange Jn 10/55 10/54   19/34 19/26 118.71
237.36 Warrington Bank Quay 10/58 [P3] 10/55   19/32 [P2] 19/25 116.76
238.12 Dallam Jn 10/59 10/56   19/31 ? 116.20
240.74 Winwick Jn 11/01 10/58   19/29 19/22 113.38
243.21 Golborne Jn 11/03 11/00   19/22 19/20 111.11
247.73 Springs Branch Jn 11/06 11/06   19/19 19/16 106.39
? Wigan South Jn 11/06 ?   19/18 ? ?
249.15 Wigan North Western 11/08 [P5] 11/08   19/18 [P4] 19/14 105.17
256.66 Balshaw Lane Jn 11/16 11/15   19/08 19/00 97.46
258.70 Euxton Jn 11/18 11/17   19/04 18/57 95.42
259.56 Farington Curve Jn 11/21 11/19   18/59 18/54 91.56
264.25 Preston 11/23 [P4] 11/22   18/56 [P2] [US] 18/52 90.07
273.53 Garstang & Catteral 11/32 11/30   18/47 18/44 80.59
285.23 Lancaster 11/41 [P3] 11/39   18/38 [UF] 18/37 69.09
287.15 Morecambe South Jn 11/42 11/40   18/36 18/34 67.17
291.31 Carnforth North Jn 11/45 11/44   18/33 18/32 63.01
304.34 Oxenholme Lake District 11.57a ~ 11.59d [P2] 11.55 ~ 11.59   18.21a ~ 18.23d [P1] 18.17 ~ 18.23 49.78
311.38 Grayrigg 12*08 ~ 12*37 [DGL] ?   18/15 ? 42.74
317.31 Tebay 12/46 12/54   18/10 18/06 37.01
322.76 Shap Summit 12/52 ?   17*55 ~ 18*04 [UGL] ? 31.36
336.43 Penrith North Lakes 13.07a ~ 13.10d [P2] 13.10 ~ 13.13   17.35a ~ 17.37d [P1] 17.39 ~ 17.41 17.69
354.32 Carlisle 13.27a [P1] 13.30   17.14d [P3] 17.22 0.00


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