2nd January 1988

Pathfinder Tours
The Kent County Crusader

Locos Used 33008 'Eastleigh', 33209, 50034 'Furious' & 73138

Route :
1Z26 on Western Region
1Z08 on Southern Region

Loco(s) Route
50034 Taunton - Cogload Jn - Bridgwater - Uphill Jn - (via Weston-super-Mare avoiding line) - Worle Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Gloucester
50034 Gloucester - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Stroud - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Maidenhead - Twyford - Slough - Old Oak East Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria
33008 + 33209 London Victoria - Factory Jn - Brixton Jn - Cambria Jn - Nunhead - Lewisham - Hither Green - Crayford - Dartford - Gravesend - Rochester Bridge Jn - Gillingham - Sittingbourne - Herne Bay - Margate - Ramsgate - Deal - Buckland Jn - Dover Priory
33209 (1) Dover Priory - Folkestone East
33008 (2) Folkestone East - headshunt
33209 (2) headshunt - Folkestone Harbour
33008 (3) Folkestone Harbour - headshunt
33209 (1) headshunt - Folkestone East - Folkestone Central - Ashford
33209 + 33008 Ashford - Appledore - Rye - Hastings - Bopeep Jn - Hampden Park - Eastbourne
73138 (3) Eastbourne - Southerham Jn - Lewes - Brighton
33008 + 33209 Brighton - Keymer Jn - Haywards Heath - Gatwick Airport - Earlswood - Redhill
50034 Redhill - Reigate - Shalford Jn - Guildford - Ash - Blackwater - Wokingham - Earley - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Westerleigh Jn - (reverse of outward route) Worle Jn - Weston-super-Mare - Uphill Jn -(reverse of outward route) - Taunton

Notes :
(1) 33008 on rear.
(2) 33209 on rear.
(3) 33008 + 33209 on rear.
(4) Route confirmation required prior to Gloucester (outward) and post (return) Swindon. John Cassey comments: I joined the train at Gloucester and left at Swindon where the tour ticket was valid on the service train to Cheltenham which was worked by Class 108 DMU B965 set 53616 & 54209. The final routing of this tour was changed considerably from the originally advertised itinerary. On the day another pair of 33s were due to work between Folkestone East and Ashford via the Harbour line but due to lack of availability 008 and 209 worked the entire section.


33008 & 33209 at Brighton (photo: Steve Kemp)

Source : Duncan Jennings & John Cassey (both joined at Gloucester/left at Swindon)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cassey)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Taunton 06.32d ?   21.53a ? 173.50
5.03 Cogload Jn 06/37 ?   21/47 ? 168.47
11.45 Bridgwater 09/41 ?   21/42 ? 162.05
25.08 Uphill Jn 06/55 ?   21/32 ? 148.42
- Weston-super-Mare   21.27a ~ 21.29d ? 146.70
28.01 Worle Jn 06/57 ?   21/24 ? 144.48
44.66 Bristol Temple Meads 07.18a ~ 07.30d ?   21.03a ~ 21.05d ? 127.63
45.10 Bristol East Jn 07/31 ?   21/01 ? 127.39
45.32 Dr Days Jn 07/32 ?   21/00 ? 127.17
46.29 Stapleton Road 07/34 ?   20/59 ? 126.20
49.29 Filton Jn 07/40 ?   20/55 ? 122.01
55.18 Westerleigh Jn 07/50 ?   20/46 ? 117.31

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
56.41 Yate South Jn 07/52 ?
63.31 Charfield 07/57 ?
76.56 Standish Jn 08/06 ?
82.66 Gloucester Yard Jn 08/15 ?
83.67 Gloucester 08.17a ~ 08.30d ??.?? ~ 08.40
84.68 Gloucester Yard Jn 08/32 08/42
90.78 Standish Jn 08/38 08/49
95.59 Stroud 08.45a ~ 08.46d 08.54 ~ 08.56
106.73 Kemble 09x02 ~ 09x03 09/08
? :Loco Yard Jn 09/15 09/19
120.49 Swindon 09.17a ~ 09.27d 09.20 ~ 09.27
134.39 Challow 09/38 09/36
144.17 Foxhall Jn 09/45 09/47
144.59 Didcot Parkway 09.48a ~ 09.49d 09.49 ~ 09.50
161.29 Reading 10.05a ~ 10.07d 10.06 ~ 10.08
166.26 Twyford 10/13 10/14
173.08 Maidenhead 10/18 10/20
178.71 Slough 10/26 10/26
188.21 Southall 10/33 10/33
191.51 Ealing Broadway 10c36 ~ 10c38 10.37 ~ 10.39
195.13 North Pole Jn 10/44 10/45
197.01 Kensington Olympia 10.49a ~ 10.351d 10.50 ~ 10.52
199.64 Latchmere Jn 10/57 10/58
200.49 Longhedge Jn 10/59 11/01
200.79 Stewarts Lane Jn 11/02 11/05
202.35
0.00
London Victoria 11L09a ~ 11L29d 11.10 ~ 11.29
1.61 Factory Jn 11/33 11/33
3.08 Brixton Jn 11/36 11/35
3.70 Cambria Jn 11/38 11/37
5.77 Nunhead 11/41 11/40
7.63 Lewisham 11/46 11/45
8.00 Parks Bridge Jn 11/47 11/47
9.02 Hither Green 11/49 11/48
9.29 Lee Jn 11/51 11/49
17.11 Crayford 12/03 11/59
18.51 Dartford Jn 12/05 12/00
18.78 Dartford 12/06 12/02
25.61 Gravesend 12/16 12/14
29.05 Hoo Jn 12/25 12/18
33.20 Rochester Bridge Jn 12/26 12/24
36.14 Gillingham 12/32 12/30
44.78 Sittingbourne 12/40 12.47 ~ 12.52
62.77 Herne Bay 12/56 13/10
74.08 Margate 13/05 13/20
79.40 Ramsgate 13c13 ~ 13c14 13.31 ~ 13.32
87.67 Sandwich 13/25 13/46
91.77 Deal 13/29 13/50
96.26 Martin Mill 13/34 13/56
103.04 Buckland Jn 13/40 14/02
103.75 Dover Priory 13c42 ~ 13c43 14.05 ~ 14.14
110.22
0.00
Folkestone East 13.53 ~ 14.05 14.27 ~ 14.39
1.19 Folkestone Harbour Pierhead 14.10a ~ 14.30d 14.44 ~ 15.04
2.28 Folkestone East 14L35 ~ 14L50 15/13
3.34 Folkestone Central 14/53 15/16
17.18
0.00
Ashford 15L07a ~ 15L25d 15.35 ~ 16.23
8.41 Appledore 15/38 16/43
15.25 Rye 15/49 16/53
25.33 Ore 16/06 17/10
26.25 Hastings 16p09a ~ 16p22d 17.12 ~ 17.14
27.69 Bopeep Jn 16/2 717/18
37.58 Pevensey and Westham 16/42 17/40
39.64 Hampden Park 16/46 17/45
43.68
0.00
Eastbourne 16L49a ~ 17L00d 17.48 ~ 18.03
4.31 Polegate 17/06 18/10
14.59 Southerham Jn 17/17 18/21
15.76 Lewes 17/20 18/24
23.73
0.00
Brighton 17L32a ~ 17L55d 18.34 ~ 18.57
10.51 Keymer Jn 18/05 19/08
13.62 Haywards Heath 18/08 19/12
20.13 Balcombe Tunnel Jn 18/14 19/20
24.74 Gatwick Airport 18/18 19/22
29.71 Earlswood 18/22 19/27
30.62
0.00
Redhill 18L24a ~ 18L33d 19.30 ~ 19.38
1.67 Reigate 18/37 19/41
12.61 Gomshall 18/48 19/51
18.42 Shalford Jn 18/56 19/58
20.35 Guildford 18/58 20/00
26.42 Ash 19/07 20/08
29.25 North Camp 19/09 20/10
33.02 Blackwater 19/13 20/14
39.32 Wokingham 19/20 20/21
43.25 Earley 19/25 20/25
45.20 Spur Jn 19/29 20/27
45.59 New Jn 19/30 20/29
46.17 Reading 19.33a ~ 19.36d 20.30 ~ 20.33
63.29 Didcot Parkway 19.51a ~ 19.54d 20.50 ~ 20.51
63.74 Foxhall Jn 20/01 20/53
73.49 Challow 20/10 21/01
87.42 Swindon 20.20a ~ 20.22d 21.14 ~ ??.??
93.26 Wootton Bassett Jn 20/29 ?
104.29 Hullavington 20/37 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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