9th April 2016

Pathfinder Tours
The Deltic Borderer

Locos Used D9009 'Alycidon' & 67015
Stock Used 17105+3278+3345+80042+3333+3325+3386+3340+3304+1203+6054+6024

Route : 
1Z54 : Derby to Tweedbank
1Z55 : Tweedbank to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z56 : Edinburgh Waverley to Derby

Loco(s) Route
67015 Derby - Spondon - Sheet Stores Jn - Trent East Jn - Toton Centre - Langley Mill - Alfreton - Chesterfield - Dore - Sheffield - Swinton - Moorthorpe - Pontefract Baghill - Ferrybridge North Jn - Milford Jn - Church Fenton - York
D9009 (1) York - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Gorgie Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Niddrie South Jn - Newcraighall - Gorebridge - Stow - Galashiels - Tweedbank
67015 (2) Tweedbank - Galashiels - Stow - Gorebridge - Newcraighall - Niddrie South Jn - Portobello Jn - Craigentinny Jn - Edinburgh Waverley
D9009 (1) Edinburgh Waverley - Portobello Jn - Niddrie South Jn - Millerhill Yard - Monktonhall Jn - Prestonpans - (via ECML) - York
67015 York - (reverse of outward route) - Derby

Notes : 
(1) 67015 on rear.
(2) D9009 on rear.
(3) This was reported as the first visit of a Deltic to Tweedbank since 1969.

Source : Nigel Benning (on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


67015 at York on the outward leg (photo: Nigel Benning)


D9009 'Alycidon' on arrival at Tweedbank (photo: Nigel Benning)


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

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Derby 04.55d [P1] 04.55   00.32a [P6] 00.36 300.20
2.50 Spondon 05/00 05/01   00/26 00/30 297.50
8.59 Sheet Stores Jn 05/06 05/08   00/20 00/22 291.41
9.22 Trent East Jn 05/08 [ML] 05/10   00/18 00/19 290.78
? Toton Jn 05/10 [DM] 05/12   00/16 [UM] 00/17 ?
11.17 Toton Centre 05/11 05/13   00/15 00/17 289.03
14.42 Trowell Jn 05/16 05/16   00/11 00/13 285.58
19.21 Langley Mill 05/20 05/20   00/06 00/10 280.79
22.51 Ironville Jn 05/23 05/23   00/03 [ML] 00/06 277.49
25.40 Alfreton 05.27a ~ 05.29d 05.26 ~ 05.29   23.55a ~ 23.58d 00.01 ~ 00.03 274.60
31.64 Clay Cross North Jn 05/38 [EL] 05/36   23/46 [EL] 23/49 268.36
? Chesterfield South Jn 05/40 05/38   23/44 23/46 ?
35.53 Chesterfield 05.42a ~ 05.45d [P3] 05.42 ~ 05.46 [P1]   23.39a ~ 23.42d [P2] 23.42 ~ 23.44 264.47
? Tapton Jn 05/48 05/46   23/38 23/40 ?
44.05 Dore Station Jn 05/57 05/56   23/29 23/32 256.15
47.73 Sheffield 06.02a ~ 06.13d [P2] 06.04 ~ 06.16   23.15a ~ 23.23d [P6] 23.25 ~ 23.26 252.27
? Nunnery Main Line Jn 06/15 06/17   23/13 23/21 ?
51.05 Wincobank Jn 06/18 06/21   23/09 23/18 249.15
52.76 Holmes Jn 06/20 06/22   23/07 23/16 247.24
56.08 Aldwarke Jn 06/23 06/26   23/04 23/13 244.12
58.24 Swinton 06.28a ~ 06.32d 06.29 ~ 06.32   22.58a ~ 23.01d 23.08 ~ 23.11 241.76
66.00 Moorthorpe 06/40 [P2] 06/41   22/46 [P1] 23/00 234.20
? Pontefract Baghill 06/47 06/48   22/36 22/53 ?
75.02 Ferrybridge North Jn 06/50 06/50   22/33 22/50 225.18
79.27 Milford Jn 06/59 06/57   22/26 22/43 220.73
83.40 Church Fenton 07.08a ~ 07.11d [P2] [NNL] 07.07 ~ 07.11   22.15a ~ 22.17d [P1] 22.36 ~ 22.38 216.60
88.57 Colton Jn 07/20 07/17   22/08 [NNL] 22/27 211.43
94.18 York 07L28a ~ 08L02d [P10] 07.26 ~ 08.02 [P10]   21L32a ~ 22L01d [P10] 21.36 ~ 22.21 206.02
? Skelton Jn 08/05 [DS] 08/07   21/29 21/31 ?
103.67 Tollerton Jn 08/14 [DS] 08/17   21/22 [UF] 21/23 196.33
116.34 Thirsk 08/24 [DS] 08/29   21/13 [UF] 21/16 183.66
? Longlands Jn 08/32 ?   21/08 ? ?
124.14 Northallerton 08/34 08/38   21/07 [UF] 21/11 176.06
138.28 Darlington 08/46 [DM] 08/50   20/57 [UM] 21/00 161.72
150.35 Ferryhill South Jn 08/56 09/00   20/47 20/46 149.65
? Tursdale Jn 08/58 09/02   20/45 20/44 ?
160.31 Durham 09/04 [DM] 09/08   20/39 [P1] 20/39 139.69
169.39 Birtley Jn 09/13 09/13   20/30 20/30 130.61
? King Edward Bridge South Jn 09/16 09/17   20/26 20/25 ?
174.26 Newcastle 09.19a ~ 09.22d [P2] 09.20 ~ 09.23 [P2]   20.21a ~ 20.24d [P3] 20.13 ~ 20.24 [P3] 125.74
176.11 Heaton South Jn 09/27 09/27   20/18 20/09 124.09
190.76 Morpeth 09/42 [P2] 09/43   20/03 [P1] 19/56 109.24
191.56 Morpeth North Jn 09*44 ~ 09*59 [DGL] 09.45 ~ 09.59   20/03 ? ?
209.15 Alnmouth 10/15 [P2] 10/16   19/50 [P1] 19/43 91.05
225.67 Belford LC 10/28 10/27   19/37 19/31 74.33
241.26 Berwick-upon-Tweed 10/41 [P2] 10/38   19/25 [P1] 19/21 58.74
251.49 Reston 10/50 ?   19/15 ? 48.51
257.49 Grantshouse 10/56 10/52   19/10 19/07 42.51
267.43 Oxwellmains 11/04 11/00   18/59 19/00 32.57
269.58 Dunbar 11/09 11.05 ~ 11.08   18/57 18/58 30.42
281.03 Drem 11/19 11/24   18/49 18/51 19.17
- Prestonpans Up Loop - -   18*35 ~ 18*40 [UPL] 18.38 ~ 18.41 11.29
289.23 Prestonpans 11/25 ?   18/33 18/37 10.77
292.65 Monktonhall Jn 11/31 11/33   18/26 18/29 7.35
- Millerhill Yard - -   18*19 ~ 18*19 18.19 ~ 18.21 5.51
- Niddrie South Jn - -   18/11 18/14 4.46
295.33 Portobello Jn 11/36 11/38   18/07 18/11 3.30
? Craigentinny Jn 11/38 ?   18/05 ? ?
? Abbeyhill Jn 11/39 [SL] ?   18/04 ? ?
298.63 Edinburgh Waverley 11.41a ~ 12.00d [P11] 11.44 ~ 12.00 [P11]   15.32a [P20] ~ 18.02d [P9] 15.35 [P20]~ 18.02 [P8] 0.00
35.34
? Princes Street Gardens 12/02 [DS] 12/01   - - -
300.02 Haymarket 12/05 [P4] 12/07 [P4]   - - -
300.49 Haymarket Central Jn 12/07 12/09   - - -
? Gorgie Jn 12/08 ?   - - -
301.55 Craiglockhart Jn 12/10 12/12   - - -
306.68 Niddrie West Jn 12/22 12/22   - - -
- Abbeyhill Jn - -   15*27 ~ 15*29 [NL] ? 34.53
- Craigentinny Jn - -   15/25 ? ?
- Portobello Jn - -   15/23 15/26 32.04
307.46 Niddrie South Jn 12/24 12/24   15/19 ? 30.68
307.54 Newcraighall 12/25 ?   15/18 15/22 30.60
307.63 Newcraighall South Jn 12/26 ?   15/17 15/21 30.51
310.11 King's Gate Jn 12*32 ~ 12*41 12.30 ~ 12.47   15/12 15/18 28.23
? Newtongrange 12/46 ?   15/09 ? ?
314.73 Gorebridge 12/50 12/56   15/07 15/13 23.41
315.28 Fushiebridge Jn 12/51 12/57   15/06 15/12 23.06
319.13 Tynehead Jn 12/59 13/02   15/00 15/08 19.21
328.75 Galabank Jn 13/16 13/21   14/45 14/50 9.39
? Stow 13/17 ?   14/43 ? ?
332.71 Bowland Jn 13/25 13/28   14/35 14/42 5.43
336.25 Galashiels 13/30 13/32   14/30 ? 2.09
338.34 Tweedbank 13.35a [P2] 13.38 [P2]   14.25d [P2] 14.33 [P2] 0.00


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