11th June 2016

Pathfinder Tours
The Purbeck & Bomo Explorer

Loco(s) Used 50007 'Hercules', 50050 'Fearless' & 66720
Stock Used 5998+6042+1203+5985+5950+3340+3345+3325+3304+80042+3390+35469

Route :
1Z50 : Derby to Swanage
1Z52 : Swanage to Derby

Loco(s) Route
66720 Derby - Spondon - Trent South Jn - East Midlands Parkway - Loughborough - Leicester - Hinckley - Nuneaton - Whitacre Jn - Coleshill Parkway - Water Orton - Washwood Heath West Jn - Saltley
50007 + 50050 Saltley - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Dorridge - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Reading West Jn - Oxford Road Jn - Southcote Jn - Bramley - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Laverstock North Jn - Laverstock South Jn - Dean - Romsey - Chandlers Ford - Eastleigh - St Denys - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Brockenhurst -  Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Worgret Jn - Corfe Castle - Swanage
50050 + 50007 Swanage - Corfe Castle - Worgret Jn - Wareham - Poole - Bournemouth - Brockenhurst - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Eastleigh - Winchester - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Bramley - Southcote Jn - Oxford Road Jn - Reading West Jn - Didcot Parkway - Oxford - (reverse of outward route) - Saltley - Washwood Heath West Jn
66720 Washwood Heath West Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Derby


50050+50007 passing Norden Gates on the Swanage Railway with the return
 leg of the tour (photo: Andrew P.M. Wright)

Sources : Claude Andrews & Nigel Benning

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Derby 04.48d [P6] 04.48   23.44a [P6] 23.51
Spondon 04/53 04/55   23/37 23/43
Sheet Stores Jn 04/58 05/01   23/32 23/37
Trent South Jn 04/59 [UF] 05/02   23/30 23/36
East Midlands Parkway 05.01a ~ 05.03d [P2] 05.03 ~ 05.06   23.25a ~ 23.27d [P1] 23.28 ~ 23.35
Loughborough 05.13a ~ 05.15d [P2] 05.13 ~ 05.16   23.14a ~ 23.16d [P1] 23.16 ~ 23.20
Sileby Jn 05/19 05/21   23/09 23/11
Syston South Jn 05/22 05/23   23/06 23/08
Leicester 05.28a ~ 05.31d [UF] [P3] 05.28 ~ 05.31   22.57a ~ 22.59d [P2] [DF] 22.59 ~ 23.03
Wigston North Jn 05/38 05/38   22/53 [DF] 22/52
Croft Jn 05/44 05/50   22/47 22/46
Hinckley 05/53 05/56   22/42 22/41
Nuneaton 06.01a ~ 06.03d [P6] 06.01 ~ 06.03   22.34a ~ 22.36d [P7] 22.31 ~ 22.35
Abbey Jn 06/07 06/05   22/30 22/29
Whitacre Jn 06/15 06/25   22/19 22/18
Coleshill Parkway 06.18a ~ 06.20d [P1] 06.28 ~ 06.30   22.14a ~ 22.16d [P2] 22.11 ~ 22.16
Water Orton 06/26 [ML] 06/36   22/11 22/07
Castle Bromwich Jn 06/27 ?   22/08 [UDS] 22/02
Washwood Heath West Jn 06/31 [UDG] 06/45   21L29 ~ 22L00 [UDG] 21.29 ~ 21.56
Saltley 06L39 ~ 07L12 [ML] 06.49 ~ ??.??   21/24 [UDT] ?
Landor Street Jn 07/15 07/23   21/22 21/28
St Andrews Jn 07/17 07/25   21/20 21/27
Bordesley Jn 07/18 [ML] 07/26   21/18 21/26
Small Heath South Jn 07/22 [FL] 07/30   21/14 21/23
Tyseley 07/23 [P1] 07/31   21/13 [P2] [FL] 21/22 [P2]
Solihull 07/27 [P1] 07/34   21/10 [P2] 21/18
Bentley Heath LC 07/30 07/37   21/08 21/14
Dorridge 07.33a ~ 07.36d [P1] 07.38 ~ 07.41   20.59a ~ 21.07d [P3] [UDP] 21.03 ~ 21.08
Hatton 07/43 07/48   20/48 20/53
Leamington Spa 07.50a ~ 07.52d [P3] 07.54 ~ 07.56 [P3]   20.37a ~ 20.40d [P2] 20.41 ~ 20.44
Fenny Compton 08*08 ~ 08*14 [UGL] 08/07?   20/24 20/31
Banbury 08.25a ~ 08.28d [P3] 08.15 ~ 08.28 [P3]   20.13a ~ 20.16d [P2] 20.12 ~ 20.21
Aynho Jn 08/34 08/34   20/06 20/05
Heyford 08/41 [P1] 08/40   19/56 [P2] 19/59
Wolvercote Jn 08/49 [SL] 08/44   19/47 19/48
Oxford North Jn 08/51 08/46   19/45 19/46
Oxford 08/53 [UT] 08/47 [UT]   19/43 [DT] 19/45
Kennington Jn 08/56 08/49   19/40 19/37
Didcot North Jn 09/06 08/54   19/32 19/30
Didcot Parkway - -   19/22 [P4] 19/23
Didcot East Jn 09/07 [UM] 08/55   19/21 [RL] 19/21
Goring & Streatley 09/13 09/01   19/13 [P3] 19/15
Tilehurst East Jn 09/19 [RL] ?   19/07 ?
Reading West Jn 09/21 09/10   19/06 [DR] 19/08
Oxford Road Jn 09/23 09/11   19/03 19/05
Southcote Jn 09/25 09/13   19/01 19/02
Bramley 09/34 09/21   18/53 18/50
Basingstoke 09/40 [P1] [DS] 09/28   18/46 [US] [P4] 18/44
Worting Jn 09/45 09/42   18/43 [US] 18/41
Andover 10/06 [P2] 10/07   - -
Laverstock North Jn 10/22 10/26 - -
Laverstock South Jn 10/24 10/29 - -
Dean 10/33 10/36 - -
Romsey 10/39 [P1] 10/46 - -
Chandlers Ford 10/48 10/52 - -
Eastleigh East Jn 10/51 ? - -
Winchester - - 18/29 [P1] 18/28
Shawford - - 18/24 18/22
Eastleigh 10/52 [DF] 10/55 [DF] 18/17 [UF] 18/19 [UF]
St Denys 10/58 [P2] 11/00 18/08 [P1] 18/15
Northam Jn 11/00 [DS] 11/01 18/05 [UF] 18/12
Southampton Central 11.05a ~ 11.06d [P3] [DF] 11.04 ~ 11.06 17.56a ~ 18.02d [US] [P3] 18.06 ~ 18.09 [P2]
Redbridge 11/09 11/10 17/53 18/01
Brockenhurst 11/22 [P3] 11/20 17/38 [P2] 17/50
Bournemouth 11.47a ~ 11.52d 11.46 ~ 11.53 17.08a ~ 17.10d [P2] 17.24 ~ 17.27
Branksome 11/56 [P2] 11/59 17/02 [P1] 17/17
Poole 12/03 [P2] 12/05 16/55 [P1] 17/11 [P1]
Wareham 12t15a ~ 12t20d [P2] 12.16 ~ 12.20 [P2] 16t41a ~ 16t43d [P1] 16.55 ~ 16.58 [P1]
Worgret Jn 12/24 ? 16/37 ?
Furzebrook 12/31 ? 16/29 ?
Norden Gates 12/38 ? 16/25 ?
Corfe Castle 12t42 ~ 12t45 ? 16t20 ~ 16t22 ?
Harmans Cross 12/52 ? 16/15 ?
Swanage 13.02a [P2] ? 16.05d [P2] ?


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