28th November 1987

Pathfinder Tours
The Norfolkman

Locos Used 37219 & 37428

Route : 1Z27 throughout

Loco Route
37428 06.10 Bristol Temple Meads - Cheltenham - Worcester Shrub Hill - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Leicester - Peterborough - March - Ely - Bury St Edmunnds - Stowmarket - Ipswich - Norwich
37219 Norwich - Brundhall - Reedham - Yarmouth
37219 14.48 Yarmouth - Acle - Brundhall - Norwich
37428 Norwich - Ipswich - Bury St Edmunds - Ely - March - Peterborough - Grantham - Nottingham - Burton on Trent - Tamworth - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Bromsgrove - Ashchurch - Cheltenham - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Andrew Crampton comments that Various off train options were available during the day:
(a) Time free to explore in Norwich.
(b) Visit to the North Norfolk Railway including coach transfer from Norwich to Sheringham, a return steam hauled journey on the railway and returning by coach to rejoin tour at Bury St Edmunds.
(c) Connect into Hertfordshire Railtours "Wymondham Willows" DMU railtour from Kings Cross - Wymondham - Dereham - North Elmham.  I chose this option.  We were supposed to leave the Pathfinder Tour at Stowmarket to connect into the Hertfordshire DMU, but due to late running we ended up joining our reserved two coach unit at Ipswich.  We then went: Ipswich - Norwich - Wymondham - Dereham - North Elmham - Dereham.  We then joined a coach which took us to Bury St Edmunds to connect back into the Pathfinder Tour, which some of the Hertfordshire passengers also connected into.

Sources : Andrew Crampton (joined at Worcester Shrub Hill, left at Birmingham New Street)
John Simmonds (travelled on the train from Leicester to Peterborough only) & C37LG

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