30th September - 3rd October 2016

Pathfinder Tours
The Autumn West Highlander

Locos Used 37601 'Class 37-Fifty' & 37612
Stock Used 4998+3120+1651+3123+3066+3149+3147+1671+3121+3098+35469

Route : 
1Z50 : Paignton to Carlisle
1Z51 : Carlisle to Fort William
1Z?? : Fort William to Mallaig
1Z?? : Mallaig to Arisaig
1Z?? : Arisaig to Mallaig
1Z?? : Mallaig to Fort William
1Z?? : Fort William to Oban
1Z?? : Oban to Fort William
1Z59 : Fort William to Carlisle
1Z60 : Carlisle to Exeter St Davids

Date Loco(s) Route
30/09 37612+37601 Paignton - Newton Abbot - Dawlish - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Bridgwater - Uphill Jn - Weston-super-Mare - Worle Jn - Yatton - Bristol Temple Meads - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Cam & Dursley - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Smethwick Jn - Galton Jn - Soho North Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Cosford - Madeley Jn - Wellington - Abbey Foregate Jn - Shrewsbury - Wem - Nantwich - Crewe - (via WCML) - Motherwell - Mossend North Jn - Whifflet - Coatbridge Central - Gartsherrie South Jn - Gartcosh Jn - Springburn - Cowlairs West Jn - Cowlairs North Jn - Maryhill - Westerton - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central - Dalreoch - Craigendoran Jn - Helensburgh Upper - Garelochhead - Arrochar & Tarbet - Ardlui - Crianlarich - Upper Tyndrum - Bridge of Orchy - Rannoch - Corrour - Tulloch - Spean Bridge - Fort William
01/10 37612 (1) Fort William - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig
01/10 37601 (2) Mallaig - Arisaig
01/10 37612 (1) Arisaig - Mallaig
01/10 37601 (2) Mallaig - Arisaig - Glenfinnan - Fort William
02/10 37601+37612 Fort William - Spean Bridge - Tulloch - Corrour - Rannoch - Bridge of Orchy - Upper Tyndrum - Crianlarich
02/10 37601 (2) Crianlarich - Tyndrum Lower - Dalmally - Taynuilt - Connel Ferry - Oban
02/10 37612 (1) Oban - (reverse of outward route) - Crianlarich
02/10 37601 (2) Crianlarich - (reverse of outward route) - Fort William
03/10 37601+37612 Fort William - Spean Bridge - Tulloch - Corrour - Rannoch - (5) Bridge of Orchy - Upper Tyndrum - Crianlarich - Ardlui - Arrochar & Tarbet - Garelochhead - Helensburgh Upper - Craigendoran Jn - Dalreoch - Dumbarton Central - Dalmuir - Westerton - Maryhill - Cowlairs North Jn - Cowlairs West Jn - Springburn - Gartcosh Jn - Gartsherrie South Jn - Coatbridge Central - (6) - Kilmarnock? - Dumfries? - Carlisle - (via WCML) - Crewe - Nantwich - Wem -  Shrewsbury - Abbey Foregate Jn - Wellington - Madeley Jn - Cosford - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Smethwick Jn - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Cam & Dursley - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Temple Meads - Yatton - Worle Jn - Weston-super-Mare - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids (6)

Notes :
(1) 37601 on rear.
(2) 37612 on rear.
(3) Off tour options on 1st October; 'Road to the Isles' coach tour or a cruise of Loch Shiel on M.V. 'Sileas'.
(4) Off tour option on 2nd October; visit to Isle of Mull or Isle of Iona.
(5)  It is reported that the tour was heavily delayed by an engineers train blocking the line at Bridge of Orchy. It was then diverted via Dumfries, due to a signalling fault near Carstairs.
(6) Confirmation of route taken between Coatbridge Central and Exeter St Davids required - above is from booked timings.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Day 1: 30th September

Location Booked Actual
Paignton 04.30d [P2] 04.30
Newton Abbot West Jn 04/44 04/40
Newton Abbot 04/45 [P3] 04/41
Teignmouth 04/51 04/48
Dawlish 04/54 04/51
Dawlish Warren 04/56 [UT] 04/52
Exeter St Davids 05.07a ~ 05.12d [P5] 05.02 ~ 05.12
Cowley Bridge Jn 05/14 05/15
Tiverton Loop 05/27 05/26
Tiverton Parkway 05/28 [P2] 05/27
Whiteball 05/31 05/31
Norton Fitzwarren 05/38 05/36
Taunton 05.41a ~ 05.44d [P5] 05.38 ~ 05.44
Cogload Jn 05/50 05/49
Bridgwater 05/55 [P2] 05/54
Uphill Jn 06/05 06/04
Weston-super-Mare 06.09a ~ 06.12d [P1] 06.07 ~ 06.13
Worle Jn 06/15 06/17
Yatton 06/20 [P2] 06/21
Parson Street 06/29 [P2] 06/29
Bristol West Jn 06/31 06/31
Bristol Temple Meads 06.33a ~ 06.36d [P5] 06.33 ~ 06.39
Bristol East Jn 06/37 06/40
Dr Day's Jn 06/38 06/41
Narroways Hill Jn 06/40 06/44
Filton Abbey Wood 06/44 [P2] 06/47
Bristol Parkway 06.47a ~ 06.50d [P3] 06.59 ~ 07.02
Westerleigh Jn 06/56 07/08
Yate 06/58 07/10
Charfield 07/04 07/14
Cam & Dursley 07/15 07/20
Standish Jn 07/23 07/24
Gloucester Yard Jn 07/38 07/38
Barnwood Jn 07/39 07/39
Cheltenham Spa 07.45a ~ 07.47d [P2] 07.46 ~ 07.50
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 07/55 [P1] 07/57
Abbotswood Jn 08/05 08/04
Norton Jn 08/11 08/09
Worcester Shrub Hill 08.17a ~ 08.19d [P1] 08.17 ~ 08.20
Tunnel Jn 08/21 08/21
Droitwich Spa 08/26 08/27
Hartlebury 08/32 08/33
Kidderminster 08.37a ~ 08.40d [P1] 08.36 ~ 08.40
Blakedown 08/45 08/44
Stourbridge Junction 08/49 [P2] 08/49
Rowley Regis 09/00 09/03
Smethwick Jn 09/17 09/17
Galton Jn 09/18 09/18
Soho North Jn 09/21 09/21
Soho East Jn 09/22 09/23
Perry Barr West Jn 09/27 09/27
Perry Barr North Jn 09/28 09/28
Bescot Stadium 09/33 09/35
Darlaston Jn 09/34 09/36
Portobello Jn 09/38 09/40
Wolverhampton 09.57a ~ 10.00d [P1] 09.56 ~ 09.59
Wolverhampton North Jn 10/02 10/00
Stafford Road Jn 10/03 10/02
Cosford 10/10 10/09
Madeley Jn 10/15 10/14
Telford Central 10/16 10/15
Wellington 10/20 10/20
Abbey Foregate Jn 10/37 ?
Shrewsbury 10.38a ~ 10.40d [P4] 10.36 ~ 10.40
Harlescott LC 10/45 ?
Wem 10/54 10/52
Prees 10/57 ?
Whitchurch 11/01 ?
Nantwich 11/09 11/09
Crewe Gresty Lane 11/16 11/13
Crewe 11.18a ~ 11.26d [P12] 11.16 ~ 11.27
Crewe Coal Yard 11/28 11/29
Winsford 11/34 11/35
Hartford Jn 11/39 11/38
Acton Bridge 11/41 11/40
Weaver Jn 11/43 11/41
Acton Grange Jn 11/46 11/46
Warrington Bank Quay 11/47 [P3] 11/48
Dallam Jn 11/48 11/49
Winwick Jn 11/50 11/50
Golborne Jn 11/52 11/53
Springs Branch Jn 11/56 11/57
Wigan South Jn 11/57 ?
Wigan North Western 11/57 [P5] 11/58
Balshaw Lane Jn 12/04 12/05
Euxton Jn 12/06 12/07
Preston 12/11 [P3] 12/12
Garstang & Catteral 12/20 12/35?
Lancaster 12/29 12/47
Morecambe South Jn 12/31 12/48
Carnforth North Jn 12/34 12/52
Oxenholme Lake District 12/46 [P2] 13/01
Grayrigg 12/54 ?
Tebay 13/00 13/23
Shap Summit 13/07 ?
Penrith South Jn 13/20 ?
Penrith North Lakes 13*23 ~ 14*00 [P3] 13.44 ~ 14.09
Carlisle 14.19a ~ 16.21d [P3] 14.27 ~ 16.21
Gretna Jn 16/30 16/29
Lockerbie 16/46 [P1] 16/42
Beattock 16/58 [DM] 16/52
Beattock Summit 17*13 ~ 17*20 [DPL] 17.02 ~ 17.07
Abington 17/30 17/14
Carstairs South Jn 17/43 17/27
Carstairs 17/44 [DM] 17/36
Lanark Jn 17/47 17/47
Law Jn 17/54 17/53
Shieldmuir 17/57 ?
Motherwell 18/01 [P2] 18/01
Mossend South Jn 18/07 18/06
Mossend North Jn 18/08 18/07
Whifflet South Jn 18/13 18/10
Whifflet 18.14 ~ 18.17 [P2] 18.10 ~ 18.12
Coatbridge Central 18/19 18/14
Gartsherrie South Jn 18/21 18/15
Gartcosh Jn 18/24 18/18
Springburn 18/35 [P1] 18/34
Cowlairs West Jn 18.38 ~ 18.41 ? ~ 18.38
Cowlairs North Jn 18/42 ?
Maryhill 18/46 ?
Westerton 19/01 19/02
Dalmuir 19/14 [P1] 19/14
Dumbarton Central 19/24 [P2] 19/24
Dalreoch 19/25 [P2] 19/25
Craigendoran Jn 19/34 19/34
Helensburgh Upper 19.39 ~ 19.42 ?
Garelochhead 19.54 ~ 19.56 19.54 ~ 19.56
Glen Douglas 20.12 ~ 20.16 ?
Arrochar & Tarbet 20.26 ~ 20.28 ?
Ardlui 20/42 ?
Crianlarich 21.02 ~ 21.05 21.02 ~ 21.05
Upper Tyndrum 21.17 ~ 21.20 ?
Bridge of Orchy 21.34 ~ 21.36 ?
Rannoch 22.05 ~ 22.07 22.05 ~ 22.07
Corrour 22/24 ?
Tulloch 22.43 ~ 22.45 ?
Spean Bridge 23.05 ~ 23.07 ?
Fort William Jn 23/20 ?
Fort William 23.33a [P1] 23.12

Day 2: 1st October

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Fort William 13.25d [P2] 13.25 [P2]   21.15a [P2] 21.15
Fort William Jn 13/28 ?   21/12 ?
Banavie 13/32 ?   21/08 ?
Loch Eil Outward Bound 13.44 ~ 13.46 ?   20.53 ~ 20.55 ?
Glenfinnan 14.05 ~ 14.07 14.06 ~ 14.08   20.13 ~ 20.16 20.13 ~ 20.16
Arisaig 14.42 ~ 14.45 ?   19.28 ~ 19.30 ?
Morar 15/00 ?   19.14 ~ 19.15 ?
Mallaig 15.09a ~ ??.??d 15.07a ~ ??.??d   ??.??a ~ 19.06d ??.??a ~ 19.06
Morar ? ?   ? ?
Arisaig ??.??a ??.??   ??.??d ??.??

Day 3: 2nd October

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Fort William 09.27d [P1] 09.27   21.40a [P2] 21.22
Fort William Jn 09/30 ?   21/28 ?
Spean Bridge 09.45 ~ 09.47 ?   21.13 ~ 21.15 ?
Tulloch 10.07 ~ 10.09 ?   20.52 ~ 20.54 ?
Corrour 10/31 ?   20/30 ?
Rannoch 10.43 ~ 10.58 10.43 ~ 10.58   20.00 ~ 20.15 19.55 ~ 20.15
Bridge of Orchy 11.23 ~ 11.25 ?   19.29 ~ 19.31 ?
Upper Tyndrum 11.45 ~ 11.48 ?   19.10 ~ 19.13 ?
Crianlarich 12.01a ~ 12.26d [P1] 12.01 ~ 12.26   18.28a ~ 18.58d [P1] 18.28 ~ 18.58
Tyndrum Lower 12.35 ~ 12.36 ?   18.18 ~ 18.19 ?
Dalmally 12.56 ~ 13.00 ?   17.50 ~ 17.52 ?
Taynuilt 13.17 ~ 13.19 13.22 ~ 13.23   17.28 ~ 17.30 17.28 ~ 17.30
Connel Ferry 13.36 ~ 13.38 ?   17/07 ?
Oban 14.09a [P2] 14.09   16.48d [P1] 16.48

Day 4: 3rd October

Location Booked Actual
Fort William 08.25d [P2] 14.48
Fort William Jn 08/28 ?
Spean Bridge 08.43 ~ 08.45 ?
Tulloch 09.05 ~ 09.19 ?
Corrour 09/41 ?
Rannoch 09.53 ~ 09.55 16.17 ~ 16.18
Bridge of Orchy 10.20 ~ 10.46 ?
Upper Tyndrum 11.06 ~ 11.09 ?
Crianlarich 11.22 ~ 11.24 17.18 ~ 17.18
Ardlui 11/43 ?
Arrochar & Tarbet 11.57 ~ 12.00 ?
Glen Douglas 12/13 ?
Garelochhead 12.26 ~ 12.28 18.35 ~ 18.36
Helensburgh Upper 12.41 ~ 12.43 ?
Craigendoran Jn 12/49 19/00
Dalreoch 12/58 [P1] 19/09
Dumbarton Central 13/01 [P1] 19/11
Dalmuir 13/20 [P2] 19/20
Westerton 13/34 19/30
Maryhill 13/37 ?
Cowlairs North Jn 13/40 ?
Cowlairs West Jn 13/41 19/37
Springburn 13/44 [P2] 19/39
Gartcosh Jn 13/55 19/51
Gartsherrie South Jn 13/58 19/57
Coatbridge Central 13/59 20/07
Whifflet 14/01 DIV
Whifflet South Jn 14/01 DIV
Mossend North Jn 14/05 DIV
Mossend East Jn 14/06 DIV
Holytown 14.08 ~ 14.11 DIV
Wishaw 14/16 DIV
Law Jn 14/21 DIV
Lanark Jn 14/29 DIV
Carstairs 14/32 [P2] DIV
Carstairs South Jn 14/32 DIV
Abington 14/46 DIV
Beattock Summit 14*56 ~ 15*03 [UPL] DIV
Beattock 15/12 [UM] DIV
Lockerbie 15*25 ~ 15*32 [UPL] DIV
Kilmarnock DIV ?
Dumfries DIV ?
Gretna Jn 15/50 22/49
Carlisle 16.00a ~ 16.35d [P3] 23.03 ~ 23.26?
Penrith North Lakes 16/55 ?
Shap Summit 17/21 ?
Tebay 17/29 ?
Grayrigg 17/33 ?
Oxenholme Lake District 17/39 ?
Carnforth North Jn 17/50 ?
Morecambe South Jn 18/03 ?
Lancaster 18/04 ?
Garstang & Catteral 18/14 ?
Preston 18.25a ~ 18.32d ?
Euxton Jn 18/38 ?
Balshaw Lane Jn 18/40 ?
Wigan North Western 18/46 ?
Wigan South Jn 18/47 ?
Springs Branch Jn 18/47 ?
Golborne Jn 18/51 ?
Winwick Jn 18/53 ?
Dallam Jn 18/55 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 18/56 ?
Acton Grange Jn 18/57 ?
Weaver Jn 19/12 ?
Acton Bridge 19/14 ?
Hartford Jn 19/17 ?
Winsford 19/21 ?
Crewe Coal Yard 19/28 ?
Crewe 19.30a ~ 19.35d ?
Crewe Gresty Lane 19/37 ?
Nantwich 19/42 ?
Whitchurch 19/51 ?
Prees 19/56 ?
Wem 19/59 ?
Harlescott LC 20/07 ?
Shrewsbury 20.17a ~ 20.19d ?
Abbey Foregate Jn 20/20 ?
Wellington 20/32 ?
Telford Central 20/37 ?
Madeley Jn 20/39 ?
Cosford 20/44 ?
Stafford Road Jn 20/52 ?
Wolverhampton North Jn 20/58 ?
Wolverhampton 21.00a ~ 21.03d ?
Portobello Jn 21/07 DIV?
Darlaston Jn 21/10 DIV?
Bescot Stadium 21/11 DIV?
Perry Barr North Jn 21/17 DIV?
Perry Barr West Jn 21/19 DIV?
Soho East Jn 21/23 DIV?
Soho North Jn 21/25 DIV?
Galton Jn 21/27 DIV?
Smethwick Jn 21/28 DIV?
Rowley Regis 21/32 DIV?
Stourbridge Junction 21/41 [P3] DIV?
Blakedown 21/45 DIV?
Kidderminster 21.50a ~ 21.52d [P2] DIV?
Hartlebury 21/57 DIV?
Droitwich Spa 22/02 ?
Tunnel Jn 22/10 ?
Worcester Shrub Hill 22.12a ~ 22.14d ?
Norton Jn 22/19 ?
Abbotswood Jn 22/21 ?
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 22/30 [P2] ?
Cheltenham Spa 22.39a ~ 22.42d [P1] ?
Barnwood Jn 22/48 ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 22/49 ?
Standish Jn 22/55 ?
Cam & Dursley 22/59 ?
Charfield 23/05 ?
Yate 23/12 ?
Westerleigh Jn 23*15 ~ 23*22 ?
Bristol Parkway 23.28a ~ 23.31d ?
Filton Abbey Wood 23/33 ?
Narroways Hill Jn 23/36 ?
Dr Day's Jn 23/38 ?
Bristol East Jn 23/39 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 23.41a ~ 23.45d 04.55? ~ ?
Bristol West Jn 23/46 ?
Parson Street 23/48 ?
Yatton 00/01 ?
Worle Jn 00/07 ?
Weston-super-Mare 00.11a ~ 00.15 ?
Uphill Jn 00/18 ?
Bridgwater 00/30 ?
Cogload Jn 00/36 ?
Taunton 00.41a ~ 00.44d ?
Norton Fitzwarren 00/46 ?
Whiteball 00/55 ?
Tiverton Parkway 00/57 [P1] ?
Tiverton Loop 00/59 ?
Cowley Bridge Jn 01/10 ?
Exeter St Davids 01.13a 06.26?


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