17th June 2017

Pathfinder Tours
The Welsh Central Liner

Loco Used D9009 'Alycidon'
Stock Used 5366+4998+4991+1813+21272+3147+3119+1671+3097+3098

Route : 
1Z52 : Burton-on-Trent to Shrewsbury
1Z54 : Shrewsbury to Burton-on-Trent

Loco Route
D9009 Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth HL - Kingsbury Jn - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Lifford East Jn - Kings Norton - Northfield - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester - Lydney - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Port Talbot Parkway - Court Sart Jn - Dynevor Jn - Felin Fran - Hendy Jn - Pontarddulais - Pantyffynnon - Llandeilo - Llandovery - Sugar Loaf - Llanwrtyd Wells - Llandrindod Wells - Knighton - Craven Arms - Sutton Bridge Jn - English Bridge Jn - Shrewsbury
D9009 Shrewsbury - Wellington - Telford Central - 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
D9009 Gloucester - Barnwood Jn - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Northfield - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street (2) - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth HL - Burton-on-Trent

Notes : 
(1) D9009 'Alycidon' replaced unavailable D1015 'Western Champion'.
(2) Nigel Benning comments: Originally the return leg from Shrewsbury was advertised as being south along the Marches line though Ludlow, Hereford and Abergavenny, but engineering work would not permit this and a new route advertised. Departure from Burton-on-Trent was delayed whilst 5366 was shunted onto the stock at the Nemesis depot. The train failed to stop at Northfield to set down passengers on the return journey. Instead we stopped at Kings Norton, but as there is no usable platform on the planned route via Bordesley Jn. we diverted via Birmingham New Street (non-stop). Having missed 40 minutes of pathing stops due to this diversion, we were 25 minutes early at Landor Street Jn. However, we were held prior to Water Orton, but arrived back at Burton-on-Trent 8 minutes early.


D9009 'Alycidon' on arrival at Shrewsbury (photo: Nigel Benning)

Source : Nigel Benning (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Benning & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Burton-on-Trent 05.18d [P2] 05.49   23.40a [P1] 23.32 81.10
5.35 Wichnor Jn 05/26 05/54   23/34 23/26 75.55
12.71 Tamworth HL 05.37a ~ 05.40d [P4] 06.01 ~ 06.03   23.24a ~ 23.27d [P3] 23.18 ~ 23.19 68.19
18.52 Kingsbury Jn 05/47 06/08   23/18 23/07 62.38
22.46 Water Orton 05*52 ~ 05*55 [ML] 06/12   23/15 23/04 58.44
? Washwood Heath West Jn 06/03 [GL] 06/16   23/09 ? ?
28.54 Landor Street Jn 06c07 ~ 06c09 06.17 ~ 06.18   23/08 [ML] 22/43 52.36
- Proof House Jn - -   DIV ? ?
- Birmingham New Street - -   DIV ? ?
- Selly Oak - -   DIV ? ?
29.10 St Andrews Jn 06/12 06/20   23/06 DIV 52.00
29.36 Bordesley Jn 06/13 06/21   22*35 ~ 23*05 DIV 51.54
34.03 Lifford East Jn 06*19 ~ 06*29 06.28 ~ 06.30   22*15 ~ 22*25 DIV 47.07
34.51 Kings Norton 06/31 [SL] 06/32   22/12 22.23 ~ 22.25 46.39
36.04 Northfield 06.34a ~ 06.36d 06.36 ~ 06.37   22.04a ~ 22.09d 22/11 45.06
? Longbridge 06/38 06/39   22/02 [SL] 22/08 ?
39.59 Barnt Green 06/41 [P2] 06/44   21/59 [P1] [ML] 22/04 41.31
43.22 Bromsgrove 06.47a ~ 06.55d [P3] 06.49 ~ 06.55   21.26a ~ 21.51d [P1] 21.39 ~ 21.56 37.58
45.35 Stoke Works Jn 06/57 06/59   21/21 21/34 35.55
49.50 Droitwich Spa 07/05 07/05   - - -
? Tunnel Jn 07/13 07/11   - - -
55.18 Worcester Shrub Hill 07.15a ~ 07.27d [P2] 07.13 ~ 07.27   - - -
58.34 Norton Jn 07*35 ~ 07*58 07.33 ~ 07.39   - - -
59.16 Abbotswood Jn 08/00 07.43 ~ 08.00   21/12 21/25 24.38
69.72 Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 08/07 [P2] 08/10   21/04 [P1] 21/18 13.62
77.14 Cheltenham Spa 08.16a ~ 08.19d [P1] 08.16 ~ 08.20   20/57 [P2] 21/12 6.40
82.57 Barnwood Jn 08/25 08/27   20/50 21/06 0.77
? Horton Road Jn 08/26 08/29   20/49 21/04 ?
83.54 Gloucester 08.28a ~ 08.31d [P4] 08.31 ~ 08.35   20.28a ~ 20.48d [P4] 20.37 ~ 21.02 0.00
102.57

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
97.72 Awre 08/45 08/50
103.07 Lydney 08/50 08/57
111.03 Chepstow 08.59a ~ 09.01d [P1] 09.06 ~ 09.07
118.31 Severn Tunnel Junction 09/11 [P1] [DR] 09.15
125.53 Llanwern West Jn 09/22 09/25
? Maindee West Jn 09/26 09/28
128.20 Newport 09*28 ~ 09*40 [P1] 09.31 ~ 09.40
? Ebbw Jn 09/43 [DR] 09/44
133.30 Marshfield 09/50 09/47
? Long Dyke Jn 09/58 [E] ?
140.00 Cardiff Central 10c00 ~ 10c05 [P3] [D] 09.59 ~ 10.05
? Leckwith North Jn 10/08 ?
151.10 Pontyclun 10/18 10/18
160.15 Bridgend 10/26 [P1] 10/25
164.36 Stormy 10/30 ?
168.34 Margam Moors Jn 10/33 ?
172.29 Port Talbot Parkway 10*38 ~ 10*41 10.37 ~ 10.38
176.28 Court Sart Jn 10/48 10/45
177.37 Dynevor Jn 10/49 10/47
180.44 Felin Fran 10/54 ?
? Grovesend Colliery Loop 11/07 ?
188.70 Hendy Jn 11/08 ?
? Pontarddulais 11/09 ?
194.24 Pantyffynnon 11t20 ~ 11t22 11.20 ~ 11.22
? Ammanford 11/27 ?
202.23 Llandeilo 11t53 ~ 11t55 11.48 ~ 11.59
213.40 Llandovery 12t35 ~ 12t38 12.26 ~ 12.29
? Sugar Loaf 12/57 ?
224.67 Llanwrtyd Wells 13t04 ~ 13t07 12.53 ~ 12.56
240.77 Llandrindod Wells 13c37 ~ 13c40 13.22 ~ 13.41
241.34 Llandrindod LC 13t42 ~ 13t44 13.43 ~ 13.44
260.47 Knighton 14t30 ~ 15t00 14.20 ~ 14.59
273.05 Craven Arms 15t27 ~ 15t30 [P1] 15/22
277.53 Marsh Brook LC 15/38 15/30
286.57 Dorrington SB 15/47 15/38
292.14 Sutton Bridge Jn 15/53 15/43
? English Bridge Jn 15/55 ?
292.78
0.00
Shrewsbury 15.57a [P4] ~ 17.25d [P7] 15.46 ~ 17.25
? Abbey Foregate Jn 17/26 ?
10.19 Wellington 17/38 [UM] 17/38
? Telford Central 17/44 17/41
15.27 Madeley Jn 17/46 17/43
20.57 Cosford 17/52 17/47
? Stafford Road Jn 18/01 17/55
? Wolverhampton North Jn 18/02 17/59
29.54 Wolverhampton 18/05 [P3] 18/03
? Portobello Jn 18/09 18/07
34.43 Darlaston Jn 18*13 ~ 18*19 18/11
35.61 Bescot Stadium 18c26 ~ 18c28 18.22 ~ 18.24
? Tame Bridge Parkway 18/30 ?
40.18 Perry Barr North Jn 18/34 18/33
? Perry Barr West Jn 18/36 18/34
? Soho East Jn 18/44 18/45
42.68 Soho North Jn 18/48 18/48
44.14 Galton Jn 18/49 18/52
? Smethwick Jn 18/50 18/53
47.20 Rowley Regis 18*55 ~ 19*03 19/06
52.47 Stourbridge Junction 19/13 [P3] 19/15
56.09 Blakedown 19/20 19/19
59.17 Kidderminster 19/26 [P2] 19/23
62.75 Hartlebury 19/31 19/26
68.53 Droitwich Spa 19/37 19/38
? Tunnel Jn 19/44 19/45
74.21 Worcester Shrub Hill 19.47a ~ 19.50d [P2] 19.47 ~ 19.50
77.37 Norton Jn 19/59 19/57
? Abbotswood Jn 20/00 20/02
88.75 Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 20/08 [P2] 20/13
96.17 Cheltenham Spa 20.16a ~ 20.19d [P1] 20.20 ~ 20.25
101.60 Barnwood Jn 20/25 20/32
? Horton Road Jn 20/26 20/34

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S Workings

5Z?? : (D9009) : Wetmore Sidings (Nemesis Rail) to Burton-on-Trent
5Z?? : (D9009) : Burton-on-Trent to Wetmore Sidings (Nemesis Rail)

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
Wetmore Sidings 04.50d   00.02a
Wetmore Jn 04.59 ~ 05.05   23.52 ~ 23.57
Burton-on-Trent 05.11a [P2]   23.47d [P1]

5Z?? : (D9009) : Shrewsbury - Coton Hill - Shrewsbury

Location Booked
Shrewsbury 16.04d [P4]
Coton Hill T.C. 16.09a ~ 16.58d
Shrewsbury 17.03a [P7]


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