16th September 2017

Pathfinder Tours
The Torbay & Dart Explorer

Locos Used 50007 'Hercules', 50049 'Defiance' & 66129
Stock Used 5950+5985+6051+6054+1200+3333+3345+3386+3397+80042+3390+35469

Route :
1Z50 : Burton-on-Trent to Kingswear
1Z52 : Kingswear to Burton-on-Trent

Loco(s) Route
66129 Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth HL - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill
50007 + 50049 Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Dr Day's Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - Yatton - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear
50049 + 50007 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Cogload Jn - Castle Cary - Blatchbridge Jn - Clink Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bradford Jn - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Worcester Shrub Hill
66129 Worcester Shrub Hill - (reverse of outward route) - Water Orton - Coleshill Parkway - Whitacre Jn - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth HL - Burton-on-Trent

Notes : 
(1) Tour postponed from 08/07/17.


50007+50049 passing Dawlish with the outward leg (photo: Mark V. Pike)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Burton-on-Trent 06.13d [P2] 06.13   23.41a [P1] 23.43
Elford 06*25 ~ 06*31 [DGL] 06.27 ~ 06.28   23/30 ?
Tamworth HL 06.36a ~ 06.38d [P4] 06.34 ~ 06.38   23.23a ~ 23.25d [P3] 23.26 ~ 23.30
Kingsbury Jn 06/45 06/44   23/16 23/16
Whitacre Jn - -   22/57 23/01
Coleshill Parkway - -   22/54 [P2] 22/59
Water Orton 06/49 06/49   22/51 22/56
Landor Street Jn 07/05 07/06   22/45 22/48
Proof House Jn 07/08 07/09   22/43 22/46
Birmingham New Street 07.11a ~ 07.19d [P6] 07.12 ~ 07.19   22.38a ~ 22.41d [P9] 22.38 ~ 22.43
Selly Oak 07/27 07/28   22/29 22/27
Kings Norton 07/32 07/31   22/25 22/20
Longbridge 07/36 07/34   22/19 22/14
Barnt Green 07/39 07/36   22/12 22/11
Bromsgrove 07.44a ~ 07.52d [P3] 07.41 ~ 08.13   22.00a ~ 22.03d [P2] 22.00 ~ 22.01
Stoke Works Jn 07/56 08/19   21/56 21/56
Droitwich Spa 08.03a ~ 08.05d 08.27 ~ 08.29   21.46a ~ 21.49d 21.46 ~ 21.49
Tunnel Jn 08/18 08/38   21/38 21/38
Worcester Shrub Hill 08L20a ~ 08L44d [P2] 08L39 ~ 09L10   21L16a ~ 21L36d [P1] 21L17 ~ 21L37
Norton Jn 08/49 09/15   21/08 21/05
Abbotswood Jn 08/50 09/17   21/07 21/03
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 08/57 [P2] 09/27   20/40 [P1] 20/43
Cheltenham Spa 09.04a ~ 09.06d [P1] 09.33 ~ 09.36 [P1]   20.30a ~ 20.33d [P2] 20.33 ~ 20.36 [P2]
Barnwood Jn 09/12 09/41   20/21 20/27
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/13 09/42   20/20 20/26
Standish Jn 09/19 09/47   20/14 20/21
Charfield 09/29 09/55   20/03 20/11
Yate 09/34 10/00   19/57 20/06
Westerleigh Jn 09/36 10/03   19/55 20/04
Bristol Parkway 09.42a ~ 09.45d [P2] 10.09 ~ 10.13   19.48a ~ 19.50d [P4] 19.51 ~ 19.56
Filton Abbey Wood 09/48 [P1] 10/15 [P1]   19/43 [P2] 19/46
Narroways Hill Jn 09/52 10/18   19/40 19/41
Dr Day's Jn 09/54 10/19   19/38 19/38
Bristol East Jn 09/56 10/21   - -
Bristol Temple Meads 09.58a ~ 10.13d [P12] 10.22 ~ 10.29   - -
Bristol West Jn 10/14 10/30   - -
Parson Street 10/16 10/33   - -
Yatton 10/25 10/41   - -
Worle Jn 10/30 10/44   - -
Uphill Jn 10/32 10/46   - -
Bridgwater 10/46 10/54   - -
North Somerset Jn - -   19/36 19/31
Bath Spa - -   19/13 [P1] 19/12
Bathampton Jn - -   19/09 19/07
Bradford Jn - -   18/53 18/55
Trowbridge - -   18/51 [P1] 18/53
Westbury - -   18.35 ~ 18.43 [P1] 18.45 ~ 18.47 [P1]
Fairwood Jn - -   18/30 18/41
Clink Road Jn - -   18/27 18/37
Blatchbridge Jn - -   18/25 18/36
East Somerset Jn - -   18/21 18/33
Castle Cary - -   18/13 [P1] 18/27
Somerton GF - -   18/06 18/19
Athelney LC - -   18/00 18/14
Cogload Jn 10/53 10/58   17/58 18/11
Taunton 10/58 [P3] 11/01   17/55 [P4] 18/07 [P4]
Norton Fitzwarren 10/59 11/02   17/53 17/59
Whiteball 11/06 11/08   17/47 17/44
Tiverton Parkway 11/09 [P1] 11/10   17/44 [P2] 17/41
Tiverton Loop 11/11 11/11   17/42 17/40
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/20 11/21   17/30 17/30
Exeter St Davids 11/24 [P4] 11/26   17/28 [P5] 17/28
Dawlish Warren 11/33 [DT] 11/37   17/19 [UT] 17/18
Dawlish 11/35 11/39   17/15 17/17
Teignmouth 11/38 11/42   17/12 17/13
Newton Abbot 11/45 [P2] 11/48   17/07 [P3] 17/08
Newton Abbot West Jn 11/46 11/49   17/06 17/07
Paignton 12.02a ~ 12.04d [P1] 12.03 ~ 12.10 [P1]   16.44a ~ 16.47d [P2] 16.47 ~ 16.51 [P2]
Paignton GF 12.06 ~ 12.09 ?   16/42 ?
Kingswear 12.34a ?   16.15d ?


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