10th October 2017

Pathfinder Tours
The Cambrian Coast Express

Locos Used 67030, 97303 & 97304 'John Tiley'
Stock Used (2) ? 3098+3097+1671+3119+3121+3147+21272+1813+4949+4946 ?

Route :
1Z36 : Bristol Temple Meads to Shrewsbury
1Z37 : Shrewsbury to Pwllheli
1Z39 : Pwllheli to Shrewsbury
1Z41 : Shrewsbury to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco(s) Route
67030 Bristol Temple Meads - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Cam & Dursley - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Aston - Tame Bridge Parkway - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Cosford - Telford Central - Wellington - Shrewsbury
97304 + 97303 Shrewsbury - Sutton Bridge Jn - Welshpool - Newtown - Machynlleth - Dovey Junction - Tywyn - Fairbourne - Barmouth - Harlech - Minffordd - Porthmadog - Criccieth - Pwllheli
97303 + 97304 Pwllheli - (reverse of outward route) - Shrewsbury
67030? Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) This tour marked the 150th anniversary of Barmouth Bridge.
(2) Consist confirmation required.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 05.00d [P9] 05.02   01.24a [P10] 01.52
Bristol East Jn 05/02 05/03   01/21 01/51
Dr Day's Jn 05/03 05/04   01/20 01/49
Narroways Hill Jn 05/05 05/06   01/19 01/48
Filton Abbey Wood 05/08 [P2] 05/08   01/16 [P1] 01/45
Bristol Parkway 05.13a ~ 05.16d [P4] 05.12 ~ 05.17 [P4]   01.11a ~ 01.14d [P2] 01.39 ~ 01.43
Westerleigh Jn 05/21 05/23   01/03 01/34
Yate 05/23 05/25   01/01 01/32
Cam & Dursley 05.37a ~ 05.40d [P1] 05.35 ~ 05.40   00.45a ~ 00.47d [P2] 01.17 ~ 01.21
Standish Jn 05/47 05/45   00/40 01/12
Gloucester Yard Jn 05/53 05/50   00/34 01/07
Barnwood Jn 05/54 05/51   00/33 01/07
Cheltenham Spa 06.00a ~ 06.02d [P2] 05.57 ~ 06.02   00.25a ~ 00.27d [P1] 00.58 ~ 01.01
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 06/10 [P1] 06/08   00/17 [P2] 00/51
Abbotswood Jn 06/21 06/19   00/09 00/44
Stoke Works Jn 06/31 06/29   00/01 00/36
Bromsgrove 06.34a ~ 06.48d [P1] 06.33 ~ 06.48   23.55a ~ 23.58d [P4] 00.31 ~ 00.34
Barnt Green 06/57 06/55   23/50 00/27
Longbridge 06/59 07/00   23/48 00/25
Kings Norton 07/02 07/03   23/42 00/22
Selly Oak 07/07 07/07   23/37 00/19
Birmingham New Street 07.18a ~ 07.23d [P7] 07.20 ~ 07.25   23.19a ~ 23.25d [P10] 00.09 ~ 00.12
Proof House Jn 07/25 07/29   23/16 00/06
Aston 07/29 [P1] 07/32   23/12 00/01
Perry Barr North Jn 07/34 07/35   23/08 23/55
Tame Bridge Parkway 07.39a ~ 07.42d 07.39 ~ 07.43   23.01a ~ 23.03d 23.49 ~ 23.51
Bescot Stadium 07/45 07/45   22/58 23/46
Darlaston Jn 07/46 07/47   22/57 23/39
Portobello Jn 07/49 07/51   22/54 23/36
Wolverhampton 07.56a ~ 07.59d [P1] 07.56 ~ 07.59   22.45a ~ 22.50d [P2] 23.25 ~ 23.31
Wolverhampton North Jn 08/00 08/00   22/42 23/23
Stafford Road Jn 08/01 08/02   22/40 23/21
Cosford 08/08 08/08   22/27 23/14
Madeley Jn 08/16 08/15   22/19 23/09
Telford Central 08.19a ~ 08.22d [P2] 08.19 ~ 08.23   22.14a ~ 22.17d [P1] 23.04 ~ 23.07
Wellington 08/28 08/30 [P2]   22/06 [UM] 23/00
Abbey Foregate Jn 08/39 ?   21/54 ?
Shrewsbury 08L40a [P4] ~ 10L13d [P4] 08.42 [P4] ~ 10.14 [P4]   21L17a [P4] ~ 21L53d [P4] 21.32 ~ 22.48
English Bridge Jn 10/14 ?   21/14 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 10/16 ? ~ 10.20   21/13 21/29
Welshpool 10/38 [P1] 10/42   20.31 ~ 20.52 [P1] 20.25 ~ 20.51
Newtown 10.59 ~ 11.02 [P2] 10/55   20.04 ~ 20.09 [P1] 20.07 ~ 20.11
Caersws 11/11 11/05   19/57 19/57
Talerddig 11/23 11/16   19/48 19/47
Machynlleth 11.44a ~ 12.02d [P1] 11.35 ~ 12.02   19.12a ~ 19.28d [P1] 19.12 ~ 19.28
Dovey Junction 12/08 [P1] 12/08   19/02 [P1] 18/58
Tywyn 12/28 12/28   18/35 18/36
Fairbourne 12/54 ?   18/08 ?
Barmouth 13.02a ~ 13.05d 13.02 ~ 13.05   17.52a ~ 18.00d 17.49 ~ 18.00
Llanaber 13.10 ~ 13.11 ?   17.48 ~ 17.49 ?
Harlech 13.31 ~ 13.32 13.30 ~ 13.31   17.27 ~ 17.28 17.21 ~ 17.23
Minffordd 13.51 ~ 13.54 ?   17.05 ~ 17.08 ?
Porthmadog 14.02 ~ 14.06 14.04 ~ 14.08   16.51 ~ 16.55 16.48 ~ 16.56
Criccieth 14/15 ?   16/41 ?
Penychain 14.24 ~ 14.25 ?   16.32 ~ 16.33 ?
Pwllheli 14.36a 14.48   16.24d 16.24


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