7th May 2016

Pathfinder Tours
The Western Challenger

Loco Used D1015 'Western Champion' (2)
Stock Used 4959+4949+4946+4998+1813+3098+3120+3123+1671+3097+35469

Route :
1Z52 : London Paddington to Okehampton
1Z53 : Okehampton to London Waterloo

Loco Route
D1015 London Paddington - Acton Main Line - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - [Westbury avoiding line] - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - [Frome avoiding line] - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Teignmouth - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth
D1015 Plymouth - Totnes - Newton Abbot - Teignmouth - Dawlish - Exeter St Davids - Cowley Bridge Jn - Crediton - Okehampton - Meldon Quarry
D1015 Meldon Quarry - Okehampton - Crediton - Cowley Bridge Jn - Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central - Honiton - Axminster - Yeovil Junction - Sherborne - Gillingham - Tisbury - Salisbury - Andover - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Farnborough Main - Woking - Byfleet & New Haw - Weybridge - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) This tour marked the 50th anniversary of the 'Paddington to Penzance Non-Stop' special on 07/05/1966, with D1010 'Western Campaigner' & D823 'Hermes'.
(2) Running numbered / named as D1010 'Western Campaigner' / D1058 Western Nobleman' on either side. 
(3) Guy Vincent comments: D1015 carried headcode display boards in leading cab windows '1A17/1B03'. Although these descriptions did not apply to the original 1966 non- stop Paddington-Penzance run that this 2016 train was commemorating (that train ran as 1Z40).
(4) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings.


D1015 racing through Great Cheverell, on the outward leg of the tour
(photo: Stephen Moore)

Sources : Steve Thomas (on the tour) & Guy Vincent 

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
London Paddington 07.37d [P1] [P1]
Ladbroke Grove 07/40 [DM]  
Acton West 07/44 [DM]  
Southall 07/48 [DM]  
Heathrow Airport Jn 07/51 [DM]  
Slough 07/56 [P2] [DM]  
Maidenhead 08/01 [P1] [DM]  
Twyford 08/07 [P1]  
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/11 [DM]  
Reading 08/13 [P7] [WL]  
Oxford Road Jn 08/14  
Southcote Jn 08/16  
Newbury 08/30  
Bedwyn 08/42 [P1]  
Woodborough 08/53  
Lavington 08/59  
Heywood Road Jn 09/05  
Fairwood Jn 09/07  
Clink Road Jn 09/10  
Blatchbridge Jn 09/13  
East Somerset Jn 09/18  
Castle Cary 09/26 [P2] [P2]
Somerton GF 09/33  
Athelney LC 09/39  
Cogload Jn 09/42  
Taunton 09/46 [P3]  
Norton Fitzwarren 09/47  
Whiteball 09/55  
Tiverton Parkway 09/58 [P1]  
Tiverton Loop 09/59  
Cowley Bridge Jn 10/09  
Exeter St Davids 10/12 [P4]  
Dawlish Warren 10/22
Dawlish 10/24
Teignmouth 10/27
Newton Abbot 10/34 [P2]
Newton Abbot West Jn 10/34
Dainton Tunnel 10/39
Totnes 10/45
Aish Crossover 10/54
Ivybridge 10/59 [P1]
Hemerdon 11/04
Lipson Jn 11/09
Plymouth 11.13a ~ 12.35d [P7]
Lipson Jn 12/38
Hemerdon 12/47
Ivybridge 12/51 [P2]
Aish Crossover 12/56
Totnes 13/04
Dainton Tunnel 13/11
Newton Abbot West Jn 13/16
Newton Abbot 13/16 [P3]
Teignmouth 13/22
Dawlish 13/25
Dawlish Warren 13/28
Exeter St Davids 13.41a ~ 13.45d [P5]
Cowley Bridge Jn 13/48
Crediton 13t59 ~ 14t01
Okehampton 14.35a ~ ?d
Meldon Quarry ? ~ ?
Okehampton ?a ~ 16.50d
Crediton 17t22 ~ 17t24  
Cowley Bridge Jn 17/33  
Exeter St Davids 17.36a ~ 17.39d [P1]  
Exeter Central 17/42 [P3] [P3]
Exmouth Jn 17/44  
Pinhoe 17/51  
Honiton 18.06a ~ 18.17d [P2]  
Axminster West Jn 18/28  
Axminster 18/29 [P1]  
Axminster East Jn 18/31  
Chard Junction 18*36 ~ 18*59  
Crewkerne 19/08  
Yeovil Junction 19/16 [P1]  
Sherborne 19/22 [P1]  
Templecombe 19/29  
Gillingham 19/36 [P1]  
Tisbury Loop 19/44  
Wilton 19/53  
Wilton Jn 19/54  
Salisbury 20.01a ~ 20.14d [P2] [P4]
Tunnel Jn 20/17  
Andover 20/31 [P1]  
Worting Jn 20/46 [UF]  
Basingstoke 20.49a ~ 20.52d [P3] [UF]  
Farnborough Main 21/06  
Woking Jn 21/13  
Woking 21/14 [P2]  
Hampton Court Jn 21/23  
Surbiton 21/24 [P2] [UF]  
New Malden 21/26  
Wimbledon 21/29 [P6]  
Clapham Junction 21/33 [P8] [UMF]  
London Waterloo 21.43a [P19]  


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z52? : (66174) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to London Paddington

Location Booked
Eastleigh T&RSMD 05.03d
Eastleigh 05/13
Winchester 05/28
Worting Jn 05/43
Basingstoke 05/46
Bramley 05/53
Southcote Jn 06/02
Oxford Road Jn 06/06
Reading 06.08 ~ 06.17
Kennet Bridge Jn 06/19
Twyford 06/24
Maidenhead 06/29
Slough 06/34
Heathrow Airport Jn 06/41
Southall 06/43
West Ealing 06/45
Ealing Broadway 06.47 ~ 06.49
Acton Main Line 06/52
Ladbroke Grove 06/55
London Paddington 06.59a [P1]

5Z53? : (Cl.66?) : London Waterloo to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked
London Waterloo 22.22d [P19]
Clapham Junction 22/33
Wimbledon 22/39
Surbiton 22/47
Hampton Court Jn 22/52
Weybridge 22/58
Byfleet & New Haw 22/59
Woking 23/03
Farnborough Main 23/19
Basingstoke 23/38
Worting Jn 23/42
Winchester 23/57
Eastleigh 00.07 ~ 00.12
Eastleigh South Jn 00/15
Eastleigh T&RSMD 00.27a


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