29th July 2017

Pathfinder Tours
The Buffer Puffer 15.0

Locos Used 37059 & 37069
Stock Used 4927+4959+5366+1813+21269+3123+3120

Route :
1Z60 : London Euston to High Wycombe
1Z61 : High Wycombe to Redhill
1Z62 : Redhill to Rochester
1Z63 : Rochester to London Victoria
1Z64 : London Victoria to Caterham
1Z65 : Caterham to Eastleigh

Loco(s) Route
37059 (1) London Euston - Camden Jn - Willesden West London Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line
37069 (2) Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Canal Wharf - Neasden Jn - Wembley Stadium - South Ruislip - Gerrards Cross - High Wycombe
37059 (1) High Wycombe - Gerrards Cross - South Ruislip - Greenford West Jn - Greenford South Jn - Drayton Green - Hanwell Jn - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading
37069 (2) Reading - Earley - Wokingham - Farnborough North - North Camp - Ash - Guildford - Shalford - Gomshall - Reigate - Redhill
37059 (1) Redhill - Godstone - Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Maidstone West - Cuxton - Strood
37069 (2) Strood - Rochester
37059 (1) Rochester - Sole Street - Fawkham Jn - Swanley - St Mary Cray Jn - Chislehurst - Grove Park - Hither Green - Parks Bridge Jn - Lewisham - Nunhead - Denmark Hill - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria
37069 (2) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - St reatham - Wimbledon - Raynes Park - New Malden - Kingston - Teddington - Strawberry Hill - Twickenham - Richmond - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - West Norwood - Crystal Palace - Bromley Jn - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - Purley (3)
37059 (1) Purley - East Croydon - Selhurst - Streatham - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill - Brixton - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Ascot - Wokingham - Earley - Reading - Southcote Jn - Bramley - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Winchester - Eastleigh

Notes :
(1) 37069 on rear.

(2) 37059 on rear.

(3) John Clifford comments: This was the second of two tours on consecutive dates. Buffer Puffer 14.0 was largely an overnight one covering various branches in East Anglia finishing at London Euston in time for this one. The routing of this one was different from that originally advertised due to engineering work between Didcot and Oxford and in the Dartford area. The advertised route between High Wycombe and Reading was to be: High Wycombe - Bicester Chord - Oxford - Reading. After Strood the route was advertised to be: Strood - Dartford - Lee Spur - Bromley North (reverse) - Lewisham - Clapham Junction - Strawberry Hill - Wimbledon - Streatham - Clapham Junction London Victoria (reverse) - Crystal Palace - Caterham Branch (reverse) - Tulse Hill - Brixton - Clapham Junction - Eastleigh. Just how Streatham - Clapham Junction - London Victoria would have been achieved without a reversal somewhere is unclear. On the day the tour ran fairly close to time. It was discovered that the train was too long for the platform at Caterham, so the train reversed at Purley. I was on my way home by this time.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour from Euston to Clapham Junction)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
London Euston 08.13d [P17] [E] 08.13 [P17] [E]
Camden South Jn 08/16 08/17
Camden Jn 08/16 [DF] 08/18 [DF]
Willesden West London Jn 08/23 08/25
Willesden SW Sidings 08/24 08/27
Acton Wells Jn 08/26 08.30 ~ 08.30
Acton East Jn - 08.34 ~ 08.37
Acton Main Line 08.29 ~ 08.42 [GL] 08/38 [GL]
MP 4 - 08.41 ~ 08.47
Acton Main Line - 08/49
Acton Wells Jn 08/45 08/52
Acton Canal Wharf 08/47 08/53
Neasden Jn 08/56 08/58
Wembley Stadium 09/00 [P2] 09/04 [P2]
Northolt Park Jn 09/09 [FL] 09/09 [FL]
South Ruislip 09/12 09/10 [FL]
West Ruislip 09.14 ~ 09.32 [UPL] 09.15 ~ 09.32 [P4]
Gerrards Cross 09/42 [P1] 09/43 [P1]
High Wycombe 09.53a ~ 10.05d [P1] 09.56 ~ 10.10 [P1]
Gerrards Cross 10/16 [P2] 10/21 [P2]
West Ruislip 10.24 ~ 10.37 [TL] 10/27 [P4]
Ruislip Gardens Jn - 10.28 ~ 10.33 [DM]
South Ruislip 10/40 10.38 ~ 10.41 [P3]
Greenford West Jn 10/46 10.50 ~ 10.51
Greenford South Jn 10/48 10/53
South Greenford - 10.54 ~ 10.55
Drayton Green 10/55 11/00
Hanwell Jn - 11.03 ~ 11.05
Hanwell 10/57 [DR] 11/07 [P2] [DR]
Southall 11/00 [DR] 11/10 [P3] [DR]
Heathrow Airport Jn 11/05 [DR] 11/13 [DR]
Slough 11/15 [P4] [DR] 11/23 [P4] [DR]
Maidenhead 11/26 [P3] [DR] 11/35 [P3] [DR]
Twyford 11/35 [P3] 11/43 [P3] [DR]
Kennet Bridge Jn 11/41 [DR] 11/49 [DR]
Reading 11.43a ~ 11.44d [P12] 11.52 ~ 11.53 [P12]
Reading Sig.T1732 11.46 ~ 11.58 11.56 ~ 12.03
Reading 12.00a ~ 12.08d [P15] [UR] 12.07 ~ 12.09 [P15] [UR]
Reading Southern Jn 12/11 12/11
Reading Spur Jn 12/12 12/12
Earley 12/15 12/15
Wokingham 12/20 [P1] 12/20 [P1]
Blackwater 12/36 12/37 [P1]
Farnborough North 12/41 12/41 [P1]
North Camp 12/45 12/44 [P1]
Aldershot South Jn 12/47 12/46
Ash 12/49 12/49 [P1]
Guildford 12.59a ~ 13.14d [P8] 13.00 ~ 13.16 [P8]
Shalford Jn 13/17 13/20
Shalford 13/19 13/23 [P1]
Gomshall 13/27 13/33 [P1]
Reigate 13/40 13/44 [P1]
Guildford Line Jn - 13.48 ~ 13.50
Redhill 13.52a ~ 13.56d [P2] 13.53 ~ 14.00 [P2]
Godstone 14/04 14/07 [P2]
Tonbridge Sig.AD525 14.19 ~ 14.33 14.22 ~ 14.30
Tonbridge 14/34 [DF] 14/32 [DF]
Paddock Wood 14/43 [P2] 14.40 ~ 14.40 [P2]
Maidstone West 14/56 14/57 [UM]
Cuxton 15/13 15/11 [P1]
Strood 15.17a ~ 15.25d [P2] 15.16 ~ 15.25 [P2]
Rochester Bridge Jn 15/26 15/27
Rochester 15.27a ~ 15.39d [P3] 15.29 ~ 15.39 [P3]
Rochester Bridge Jn 15/41 15/41
Sole Street 15/50 15/51 [P1]
Fawkham Jn 15/56 15/56
Swanley 16/01 [P1] [UF] 16/00 [P3] [US]
St Mary Cray Jn 16/06 [CL] 16/05 [CL]
Chislehurst 16/07 [UF] 16/07 [P1] [UF]
Grove Park 16/10 [P2] [US] 16/10 [P2] [US]
Hither Green 16/13 [P3] 16/13 [P3] [US]
Parks Bridge Jn 16/15 16/16
Lewisham 16/17 [P1] 16/18 [P1]
Lewisham Vale Jn 16/18 16/19
Nunhead 16/24 [P1] 16/23 [P1]
Crofton Road Jn 16/28 [AL] 16/26 [AL]
Denmark Hill 16/30 [P1] 16/27 [P1] [AL]
Sig.VS110 - 16.32 ~ 16.34
Voltaire Road Jn 16/34 [RVL] 16.37 ~ 16.39 [RVL]
Factory Jn 16/35 16/41
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 16/37 [SL] 16/42 [SL]
London Victoria 16.43a ~ 17.45d [P2] [FL] 16.46 ~ 17.45 [P2] [FL]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/47 17/49
Stewarts Lane Jn 17/50 17/52
Factory Jn 17/56 [RVL] 17.54 ~ 17.57 [RVL]
Voltaire Road Jn 18/04 17.59 ~ 18.02 [DCM]
Brixton 18/05 18/07 [P2]
Herne Hill 18/06 [P3] 18/09 [P3]
Tulse Hill 18/10 [P2] 18/13 [P4]
Streatham 18/13 [P1] 18/17 [P1]
Streatham South Jn 18/16 18/18
Wimbledon East Jn - 18.25 ~ 18.29
Wimbledon 18/31 [P9] 18/31 [P9]
Wimbledon West Jn 18/33 [DS] 18/33 [DS]
Raynes Park 18/35 18/36 [P3] [DS]
New Malden 18/38 18/39 [P4]
Kingston 18/42 [P2] 18/47 [P2]
Teddington 18/45 18/51 [P1]
Shacklegate Jn 18/46 18/53
Strawberry Hill 18/48 [P2] 18/55 [P2]
Twickenham Jn 18/51 [SL] 18/57 [SL]
Twickenham 18/52 [P3] 18/58 [P3] [SL]
St Margarets 18/58 18/59 [P1]
Richmond 19/02 [P2] 19/02 [P2]
Barnes 19/13 [P1] [US] 19/08 [P1] [US]
Clapham Junction 19.19a ~ 19.22d [P3] 19.17 ~ 19.22 [P3]
Longhedge Jn 19/26 ?
Factory Jn 19/28 [RVL] ?
Voltaire Road Jn 19/34 ?
Brixton 19/36 ?
Herne Hill 19/37 [P3] ?
Tulse Hill 19/41 [P4] ?
West Norwood Jn 19/43 ?
West Norwood 19/43 [P2] ?
Crystal Palace 19/49 [P2] ?
Bromley Jn 19/51 ?
Norwood Junction 19/53 [P6] [DS] ?
Windmill Bridge Jn 19/55 [DS] ?
East Croydon 19/56 [P4] [RVS] ?
South Croydon 19.59 ~ 20.15 [P4] [DS] ?
Purley 20/19 [P6] ?
Caterham 20.32a ~ 20.43d [P2] [CANC]
Purley 20/56 [P4] [US] ?
South Croydon 21/01 [P3] [RVS] ?
East Croydon 21/03 [P4] [US] ?
Windmill Bridge Jn 21/04 [US] ?
Selhurst 21/09 [P2] ?
Streatham Common 21/13 [P2] ?
Streatham 21/15 [P2] ?
Tulse Hill 21/19 [P3] ?
Herne Hill 21.26 ~ 21.34 [P1] ?
Brixton 21/36 ?
Shepherds Lane Jn 21/37 [AL] ?
Voltaire Road Jn 21/38 ?
Factory Jn 21/38 ?
Longhedge Jn 21/40 ?
Clapham Junction 21.44a ~ 21.46d [P5] [FL] ?
Barnes 21/58 [P3] ?
Brentford 22/04 [P2] ?
Hounslow 22/15 [P2] ?
Feltham Jn 22/17 ?
Feltham 22/21 [P2] ?
Staines 22/30 [P2] ?
Virginia Water 22/38 [P2] ?
Ascot 22/49 [P2] ?
Wokingham 23/03 [P2] ?
Earley 23/11 ?
Reading Spur Jn 23/14 ?
Reading 23.17a ~ 23.20d [P7] [WL] ?
Oxford Road Jn 23/22 ?
Southcote Jn 23/24 ?
Bramley 23/33 ?
Basingstoke 23.41a ~ 23.43d [P2] [DF] ?
Worting Jn 23/47 ?
Wallers Ash Loop 23/56 ?
Winchester 00/01 [P2] ?
Shawford Jn 00/04 [DS] ?
Eastleigh 00.11a [P2] ?


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z?? : (37059 with 37069 on rear) : Eastleigh to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked
Eastleigh 00.15d [P2]
Eastleigh Arlington 00.20a


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