20th May 2017

Pathfinder Tours
The Settle & Carlisle Pioneer

Locos Used 68025 'Superb', 68027 & 88002 'Prometheus'
Stock Used 4998+4991+4959+4946+4927+1813+3147+3097+3098+1671+3066+3120+21269

Route :
1Z39 : Didcot Parkway to Appleby
1Z40 : Appleby to Didcot Parkway

Loco(s) Route
68027 Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Tame Bridge Parkway - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Madeley - Crewe
88002 + 68025 Crewe - (via WCML) - Upperby Jn - London Road Jn - Petteril Bridge Jn - Appleby - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Clitheroe - Blackburn - Farington Jn (2) - (via WCML) - Crewe
68027 Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Didcot Parkway

Notes :
(1) This tour was originally advertised to be hauled by double headed Class 88s from Crewe.
(2) 88002 changed over to electric power and 68025 shut down, approximately half a mile south of Farington Jn.

Source : Nick Bartlett & Martin Diamond (both on the tour throughout)


68027 arriving at Didcot Parkway to start the tour (photo: Nick Bartlett)


88002+68025 reversing into the sidings at Appleby (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Didcot Parkway 06.35d [P3] 06.35 [P3]   23.40a [P4] 23.31 [P4] 133.19
? Didcot North Jn 06/37 06.37   23/38 23/26 ?
? Kennington Jn 06/44 06/43   23/29 ? ?
10.31 Oxford 06/47 [DM] 06.49 ~ 06.51 [DM]   23/26 [UM] 23/20 [UM] 122.68
13.22 Wolvercote Jn 06/54 06/58   23/18 ? 119.77
? Heyford 07/03 [P2] 07/06   23/11 [P1] 23/11 ?
28.02 Aynho Jn 07/08 07/11   23/04 23/07 105.17
33.06 Banbury 07.15a ~ 07.18d [P2] 07.15 ~ 07.22 [P2]   22.55a ~ 22.58d [P3] 22.59 ~ 23.02 [P3] 100.13
? Reservoir Jn 07/20 07/23   22/53 [UCV] ? ?
41.66 Fenny Compton 07/27 07/29   22/47 ? 91.33
52.77 Leamington Spa 07.37a ~ 07.40d [P2] 07.39 ~ 07.41 [P2]   22.32a ~ 22.35d [P3] 22.34 ~ 22.40 [P3] 80.04
? Milverton Jn 07/43 07/43   22/28 22/31 ?
57.40 Kenilworth Jn 07/50 07/48   22*17 ~ 22*22 22.24 ~ 22.26 [Loop] 75.30
? Gibbet Hill Jn 07/52 07/50   22/13 22/18 ?
62.55 Coventry 07.57a ~ 08.06d [P4] 07.54 ~ ? [P4]   22.05a ~ 22.07d [P3] 22.11 ~ 22.14 [P3] 70.50
73.25 Birmingham International 08.17a ~ 08.22d [P1] 08.17 ~ 08.22 [P3]   21.49a ~ 21.51d [P4] 21.48 ~ ? [P4] 59.74
77.58 Stechford 08/29 08/28   21/43 21/40 55.41
80.55 Aston 08/38 [P1] 08/38 [P1]   21/37 [P2] 21/34 [P2] 52.48
? Perry Barr South Jn 08/44 08/44   21/34 21/31 ?
82.77 Perry Barr North Jn 08/45 08/45   21/33 21/30 50.26
86.35 Tame Bridge Parkway 08.51a ~ 08.53d  08.50 ~ 08.53 [P2]   21.26a ~ 21.28d 21.23 ~ ? [P1] 46.68
87.34 Bescot Stadium 08/56 08/55   21/23 21/20 45.69
? Darlaston Jn 08/58 08/57   21/13 21/10 ?
91.51 Portobello Jn 09/01 09/00   21/11 21/06 41.52
94.19 Bushbury Jn 09/04 09/04   21/06 21/02 38.14
? Trent Valley Jn 09/17 [DS] 09/14 [DS]   20/53 20/51 ?
107.76 Stafford 09.19a ~ 09.22d [P5] [DS] 09.16 ~ 09.21 [P5]   20.48a ~ 20.51d [P4] [US] 20.47 ~ 20.50 [P4] 24.37
113.08 Searchlight Lane Jn 09/28 [DS] 09/27 [DS]   - - -
- Norton Bridge - -   20/42 [US] 20/39 [US] ?
123.58 Madeley 09/36 [DS] ? [DS]   20/32 [US] 20/32 [US] 8.06
? Basford Hall Jn 09/44 09/38 [DS]   20/27 20/27 [US] ?
132.17
0.00
Crewe 09L51a ~ 10L19d [P12] 09.42 ~ 10.21 [P12]   20L05a ~ 20L23d [P12] [US] 19.54 ~ 20.23 [P12] 0.00
128.50
? Crewe Coal Yard 10/22 [DF] 10/23 [DF]   20/02 19/51 ?
6.71 Winsford 10/34 10/28   19/55 1944 [UF] 121.59
12.47 Hartford Jn 10/38 10/31   19*48 ~ 19*50 [UF] 19/40 116.03
? Acton Bridge 10/40 10/32   19/44 [US] 19/38 [UF] ?
16.65 Weaver Jn 10/42 10/34   19/42 19/35 111.65
22.16 Acton Grange Jn 10/45 10/37   19/37 19/31 106.34
24.11 Warrington Bank Quay 10/47 [P3] 10.40 ~ 10.41 [P3]   19/35 [P2] 19/30 [P2] 104.39
? Dallam Jn 10/48 10/42   19/34 19/30 ?
27.49 Winwick Jn 10/50 10/44   19/32 19/28 [UF] 101.01
29.76 Golborne Jn 10/52 10/46 [DF]   19/30 19/25 98.54
34.48 Springs Branch Jn 10/57 10/49 [DF]   19/26 19/22 94.02
? Wigan South Jn 10/57 10/50   19/25 19/22 ?
35.70 Wigan North Western 10/58 [P5] 10/51 [P5]   19/25 [P4] 19/21 [P4] 92.60
43.41 Balshaw Lane 11/03 10/56 [DF]   19/18 [UF] 19/15 85.09
45.45 Euxton Jn 11/04 10/57 [DF]   19/16 19/13 83.05
? Farington Jn ? 10/59 [DF]   19.06 ~ 19.11 [US] 19/07 [US] 80.31

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
51.00 Preston 11/10 [P3] 11/04 [P3]
60.28 Garstang & Catteral 11/20 11/11
71.78 Lancaster 11/30 [DM] 11/20 [DM]
73.70 Morecambe South Jn 11/31 11/22
78.06 Carnforth North Jn 11/34 11/29
91.09 Oxenholme Lake District 11/44 [P2] 11/45
? Grayrigg ? 11/54
104.06 Tebay 12/00 12/00
? Shap Summit ? 12/08
? Penrith South Jn 12/21 [DS] 12/22 [DS]
123.18 Penrith North Lakes 12.24a ~ 12.34d [P3] 12.26 ~ 12.34 [P3]
139.57 Upperby Bridge Jn 12/49 [GL] 12/49
140.17
0.00
Upperby Jn 12*54 ~ 13*06 [GL] 12.50 ~ 13.00 [DTGL]
0.34 London Road Jn 13/11 13/02
0.53 Petteril Bridge Jn 13/12 13/03
? How & Co Siding 13/19 13/09
8.10 Low House Crossing SB 13/23 13/12
15.15 Lazonby & Kirkoswald 13/31 13/20
23.10 Culgaith SB 13/39 13/28
25.63 Kirkby Thore SB 13/42 13/31
30.43
0.00
Appleby 13.50a ~ 16.45d [P1] 13.38 ~ 16.46 [P1]
? Ormside 16/49 ?
6.71 Crosby Garrett 16/55 16/55
10.55 Kirkby Stephen 16/59 [P1] 16/58
? Mallerstang 17/04 17/01
17.45 Ais Gill Summit 17/09 17/05
20.49 Garsdale 17/12 [P2] 17/08
28.63 Blea Moor 17/21 17/18
30.02 Ribblehead 17/24 [P1] 17/20
35.54 Helwith Bridge 17/30 17/28
42.58 Settle Jn 17/40 17/35?
46.02 Hellifield 17/45 [P1] 17/41
? Horrocksford Jn 18/16 18/13
59.50 Clitheroe 18/17 [P1] 18/14 [P1]
65.25 Langho 18/27 [P1] 18/32
69.67 Daisyfield Jn 18/38 18/41
70.34 Blackburn 18.40a ~ 18.50d [P4] 18.43 ~ 18.50 [P4]
79.34 Lostock Hall Jn 19/00 19/03

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z39? : (68027) : Eastleigh Arlington to Didcot Parkway
5Z40? : (68027) : Didcot Parkway to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh Arlington 05.08d   01.00a
Eastleigh 05/13   00/55
Winchester 05/20   00/47
Worting Jn 05/32   00/30
Basingstoke 05.35 ~ 05.46   00/26
Bramley 05/54   00/20
Southcote Jn 06/03   00/11
Oxford Road Jn 06/05   00/09
Reading West 06/07   00/07
Goring & Streatley 06/14   23/54
Didcot East Jn 06/22   23/47
Didcot Parkway 06.24a [P3]   23.45d [P4]


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