14th January 2017

Pathfinder Tours
The Mersey Weaver II

Locos Used 66056 & 66182
Stock Used 35469+3121+3147+3149+1651+1832+4991+4949+4959+4998

Route :
1Z25 : Westbury to Earlestown U&DL
1Z26 : Earlestown U&DL to Latchford Sidings
1Z27 : Latchford Sidings to Westbury

Loco(s) Route
66182 Westbury - Trowbridge - Bradford Jn - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Longbridge - Kings Norton - Lifford East Jn - Bordesley East Jn - St Andrews Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Searchlight Lane Jn - Madeley - Crewe
66182 (1) Crewe - Acton Bridge - Weaver Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Walton Old Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Winwick Jn - Earlestown [Up & Down Goods Loop]
66056 (2) Earlestown [Up & Down Goods Loop] - Winwick Jn - (3) - Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Runcorn East - Frodsham Jn - Helsby - Ince & Elton Sidings
66182 (1) Ince & Elton Sidings - Helsby - Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn - Runcorn - Ditton East Jn - Speke Jn - Garston Freightliner Terminal
66056 (2) Garston Freightliner Terminal - Speke Jn - Halewood [Jaguar Cars]
66182 (1) Halewood [Jaguar Cars] - Speke Jn - Liverpool South Parkway HL - Wavertree Jn - Edge Hill Intercity Depot - Edge Hill Down Wapping
66056 (2) Edge Hill Down Wapping - Edge Hill Intercity Depot - Wavertree Jn - Liverpool South Parkway HL - Ditton Reception Sidings - Ditton East Jn - Fiddlers Ferry SB - Arpley Jn - Latchford Sidings
66182 Latchford Sidings - Arpley Jn - Arpley Sidings - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Weaver Jn - Acton Bridge - Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - (reverse of outward route) - (4) - Westbury

Notes :
(1) 66056 on rear.

(2) 66182 on rear.

(3) Did not run via the advertised Warrington Royal Mail Terminal.
(4) The return leg ran direct from Stoke Works Jn to Abbotswood Jn.

Source : Martin Diamond (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Martin Diamond & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Westbury 05.57d [P3] 05.57 [P1]   23.19a [P1] 23.10 [P1] 200.54
? Trowbridge 06/05 [P1] 06/04   23/13 [P2] 23/03 ?
? Bradford Jn 06/07 06/05   23/11 22/59 ?
14.36 Bathampton Jn 06/20 06/16   23/00 22/46 186.18
16.62 Bath Spa 06.24a ~ 06.27d [P1] 06.20 ~ 06.27   22.50a ~ 22.54d [P2] 22.38 ~ 22.41 183.72
27.37 North Somerset Jn 06/39 06/39   22/34 22/27 173.17
27.64 Dr Day's Jn 06/41 06/40   22/29 22/22 172.70
? Narroways Hill Jn 06/43 06/44   22/26 22/19 ?
31.39 Filton Abbey Wood 06/47 [P2] 06/47   22/22 [P1] 22/15 169.15
32.78 Bristol Parkway 06.50a ~ 06.53d [P3] 06.50 ~ 06.53   22.16a ~ 22.19d [P2] 22.05 ~ 22.13 167.56
37.48 Westerleigh Jn 06/59 06/58   22/09 21/58 163.06
? Yate 07/02 [P1] 07/01   22/06 21/47 ?
46.02 Charfield 07/08 07/06   22/00 21/39 154.52
59.05 Standish Jn 07/19 07/17   21/49 21/24 141.49
60.54 Haresfield Loop 07*24 ~ 07*32 [UGL] [UGL]   21/48 ? ?
? Gloucester Yard Jn 07/40 07/37   21/44 21/17 ?
66.03 Barnwood Jn 07/41 07/39   21/43 21/14 134.51
71.46 Cheltenham Spa 07.48a ~ 07.51d [P2] 07.46 ~ 07.50   21.33a ~ 21.36d [P1] 21.06 ~ 21.09 129.08
78.68 Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 08/00 [P1] 07/57   21/25 [P2] 20/50 121.66
89.44 Abbotswood Jn 08/09 08/05   21/14 20/40 111.10
- Norton Jn - -   20/56 DIV 110.28
- Worcester Shrub Hill - -   20/52 [P2] DIV 107.12
- Tunnel Jn - -   20/49 DIV ?
- Droitwich Spa - -   20/42 DIV 101.44
100.61 Stoke Works Jn 08/18 08/16   20/36 20/32 97.29
102.74 Bromsgrove 08*21 ~ 08*27 08.21 ~ 08.26 [P1]   20/33 20/30 [P4] 95.16
106.37 Barnt Green 08/36 [ML] 08/33   20/30 [P2] 20/26 91.53
? Longbridge 08/39 [FL] 08/35   20/26 [P2] 20/20 ?
111.45 Kings Norton 08/43 08/43   20/15 [SL] 20/13 86.45
? Lifford East Jn 08/45 08/44   20/14 20/13 ?
116.60 Bordesley Jn 08/56 08/49   20/08 20/07 81.30
117.06 St Andrews Jn 08/57 08/50   20/07 20/06 81.04
? Proof House Jn 09/01 [DEL] 08/59   20/03 20/03 ?
118.57 Birmingham New Street 09.04a ~ 09.17d [P10] 09.02 ~ 09.18 [P10]   19.52a ~ 20.00a [P2] [WL] 19.54 ~ 20.00 [P2] 79.33
120.54 Soho South Jn 09/24 09/25   19/47 19/48 77.36
? Soho East Jn 09/26 09/26   19/46 19/40 ?
? Perry Barr West Jn 09/31 09/29   19/38 19/36 ?
123.39 Perry Barr North Jn 09/32 09/30   19/36 19/34 74.51
127.76 Bescot Stadium 09/38 09/36   19/29 19/27 70.14
? Darlaston Jn 09/39 09/37   19/28 19/26 ?
132.13 Portobello Jn 09/42 09/40   19/26 19/24 65.77
134.61 Bushbury Jn 10/01 10/00   19/21 19/19 63.29
? Trent Valley Jn 10/14 [DS] 10/13   19/08 19/07 ?
148.38 Stafford 10.16a ~ 10.19d [P5] [DS] 10.14 ~ 10.19 [P5]   19.05a ~ 19.07d [P4] [US] 19.03 ~ 19.06 [P4] 49.52
- Little Bridgeford Jn - -   19/01 18/57 ?
- Norton Bridge - -   19/00 [US] 18/54 44.27
153.50 Searchlight Lane Jn 10/25 10/24   - - -
164.20 Madeley 10/37 [DS] 10/33   18/50 [US] 18/45 33.54
? Basford Hall Jn 10/45 10/38   18/45 18/40 ?
172.59 Crewe 10L51a ~ 11L13d [P12] 10L43 ~ 11L13 [P12]   18.30a ~ 18.40d [P12]  18.15 ~ 18.36 [P12] 25.15

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
? Crewe Coal Yard 11/15 11/17
180.20 Winsford 11/22 [DF] 11/25
184.43 Hartford Jn 11/27 [DS] 11/29
187.17 Acton Bridge 11/29 [DS] 11/31
189.44 Weaver Jn 11/31 11/32
194.79 Acton Grange Jn 11/37 [OL] 11/40
196.09 Walton Old Jn 11/40 ?
196.77 Warrington Bank Quay 11/56 [DS] 12/02 [via 'The Hole'] 
? Dallam Jn 11/57 ?
200.35 Winwick Jn 12/01 12/06
? Earlestown 12/04 [P3] 12/09
202.14
0.00
Earlestown Loop 12.05 ~ 12.20 [U&DL] 12.14 ~ 12.16
? Earlestown 12/21 [P3] 12/17
1.59 Winwick Jn 12/24 [US] 12/20
3.68 Warrington Royal Mail Terminal 12.29 ~ 12.34 DIV
? Dallam Jn 12/36 [US] 12/25
5.17 Warrington Bank Quay 12/38 [UGL] [OL] 12/29 [UGL]
6.05 Walton Old Jn 12/41 ?
7.15 Acton Grange Jn 12/43 12/35
? Runcorn East 12/47 [P1] ?
12.24 Frodsham Jn 12/49 12/46
15.74 Helsby 12/54 [P3] 12/51
17.67
0.00
Ince & Elton Sidings 13.00 ~ 13.20 ?
1.70 Helsby 13/27 [P4] 13/25
5.40 Frodsham Jn 13/33 13/31
7.14 Halton Jn 13/38 ?
9.30 Runcorn 13/41 [P2] 13/42
10.57 Ditton East Jn 13/44 [SL] 13/46
15.05 Speke Jn 13/51 14/10?
16.05 Garston Church Road 13.56 ~ 14.00 14.15 ~ 14.19
16.33
0.00
Garston Freightliner Depot 14.20 ~ 15.05 14.39 ~ 15.05 [Track 6]
? Garston Church Road 15/08 ?
1.28 Speke Jn 15/13 [SL] 15/14
3.51
0.00
Halewood (Jaguar Cars) 15.18 ~ 15.38 ? [1UDR]
2.23 Speke Jn 15/42 15/31
3.05 Liverpool South Parkway HL 15/44 [P4] 15/33
6.08 Wavertree Jn 15/49 ?
6.65 Edge Hill Intercity Depot 15.55 ~ 15.55 15/45? [U&DT] [CSA]
7.64
0.00
Edge Hill Down Wapping 16.02 ~ 16.30  ? ~ 16.08
0.79 Edge Hill Intercity Depot 16.35 ~ 16.35 16/19?
1.56 Wavertree Jn 16/40 [SL] 16/26
4.59 Liverpool South Parkway 16/45 [P3] 16/29
? Ditton West Jn 16/54 ?
9.48 Ditton Reception Sidings 16.56 ~ 16.56 ?
9.69 Ditton East Jn 16/59 ?
13.78 Fiddlers Ferry SB 17/08 16/53
17.41 Arpley Jn 17/16 17/03
18.38
0.00
Latchford Sidings 17L18 ~ 17L43 17.05 ~ 17.17 [ML Siding]
0.77 Arpley Jn 17/45 17/21
1.33 Arpley Sidings 17.49 ~ 17.49 ?
1.65 Walton Old Jn 17/52 [OL] ?
2.79 Acton Grange Jn 17/54 [UF] 17/47
8.30 Weaver Jn 18/01 17/54
10.57 Acton Bridge 18/05 [US] 17/56
12.48 Hartford Jn 18*09 ~ 18*12 [UF] 17/57?
17.54 Winsford 18/18 18/02
? Crewe Coal Yard 18/27 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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