12th March 1988

Pathfinder Tours
The Pennine Forty Farewell

Locos Used 40122, 47332, 47575, 50001 'Dreadnought', 50029 'Renown' & 85008
Stock Used 5354+5386+5494+17058+1644+13488+5444+5360+5264+6609

Route : 1Z36 throughout

Loco(s) Route
50001

Taunton - Cogload Jn - Uphill Jn - Weston-super-Mare - Worle Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Twyford - Slough - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Canal Wharf - Willesden No.7 - Willesden No.38 signal

50001

Willesden No.38 signal - London Euston

40122 (1) London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton, Trent Valley) - Colwich (2) - Stafford - Norton Bridge - (2) Stone - Wedgwood - Stoke-on-Trent
47332 (3) (1) Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Macclesfield - Stockport
40122 (1) Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton - Ashton Moss North Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Brewery Sidings Jn - Rochdale - Hall Royd Jn - Hebden Bridge - Mirfield - Wakefield Kirkgate - Altofts Jn - Methley Jn - Whitehall Jn - Dewsbury - Huddersfield - Stalybridge - Ashton Moss North Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Manchester Victoria - Eccles - Earlestown - (4) - Winwick Jn - (via WCML) - Crewe
85008 Crewe - (via WCML) - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
47575 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Stoke Works Jn - (via Spetchley|) - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester
50029 Gloucester - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Taunton

Notes :
(1) Plus 97252, providing power for the coaching stock only.
(2) Booked route was direct between Colwich and Stone.
(3) Plus 40122 dead-in-tow.
(4) Booked route was via Liverpool Lime Street (reverse & loco change). Missing out this part of the route was made to regain lost time and to beat an engineering block south of Birmingham later that evening.
(5) Steve Clark comments : This was one of 40122's worst days as she was not only in grey undercoat but also in a bit of a state mechanically. Having staggered down the WCML we were forced to suffer 47332 when this was added to the front at Stoke. With the train seemingly days behind time the run into Liverpool Lime Street was abandoned and the train was turned back in the Manchester / Stockport area but at least we lost the duff as a result. At one point the train consisted of the blue 47, 40122 in grey, ETHEL 97252 in Inter City and the NSE coaching stock - all very colourful!!!
(5) John Cassey comments: To access the tour in the morning the tour ticket was valid on the Cheltenham to Swindon service train which was worked by Class 108 set B931 (53599+59130+53617).

Sources : Steve Clark (joined Euston/left Crewe), Harry Harper (joined at Euston),
John Cassey (joined the train at Swindon/left at Cheltenham Spa),
Kevin Gaylard, Chris Collins  & David Ingham

Photo Review


50001 at Swindon in the morning (photo: John Cassey)


Passing 40122 & 97252 at Queens Park on the way to Euston (photo: 'Bista')


47332 on arrival at Stockport (photo: John Cassey)


40122 & 97252 passing Rochdale Signal Box (photo: David Ingham)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cassey)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Taunton 06.12d ?   22.50a ? 84.68
5.03 Cogload Jn 06/17 ?   22/46 ? 79.65
11.45 Bridgwater 06/22 ?   22/41 ? 73.23
25.08 Uphill Jn 08/33 ?   22/31 ? 59.60
26.60 Weston-super-Mare 06.36a ~ 06.39d ?   22.20a ~ 22.28d ? 58.08
29.02 Worle Jn 06/42 ?   22/17 ? 55.66
45.67 Bristol Temple Meads 06.58a ~ 07.01d ?   21.57a ~ 22.00d ? 39.01
47.30 Stapleton Road 07/04 ?   21/54 ? 37.38
50.30 Filton Jn 07/08 ?   21/51 ? 34.38
51.49 Bristol Parkway 07.10a ~ 07.12d ?   21.47a ~ 21.49d ? 33.19
56.19 Westerleigh Jn 07/17 ?   21/41 ? 28.49

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
80.24 Wootton Bassett Jn 07/38 ?
86.08 Swindon 07.44a ~ 07.54d ??.?? ~ 07.55
99.45 Challow 08/07 08/05
110.21 Didcot Parkway 08/15 08/12
127.33 Reading 08.31a ~ 08.34d 08.27 ~ 08.35
132.30 Twyford 08/40 08/40
140.12 Maidenhead 08/47 08/46
145.75 Slough 08/51 08/53
155.25 Southall 08/57 09/02
158.55 Ealing Broadway 09/05 09/08
160.10 Acton main Line 09c07 ~ 09c09 09.10 ~ 09.13
161.22 Acton Wells Jn 09/14 09/16
161.22 Acton Canal Wharf 09/19 09/19
161.62 Willesden No.7 09/18 09/25
162.22 Wilsden sig.38 09.20 ~ 09.57 09.257 ~ 09.49
162.57 Wilelsden Junction 10/03 09.56 ~ 10.04
168.42
0.00
Euston 10L13a ~ 10L34d 10.14 ~ 10.38
5.23 Willesden WL Jn 10/42 10/59
17.35 Watford Junction 10/53 11/05
31.53 Tring 11/11 11/22
46.46 Bletchley 11/25 11/38
56.47 Hanslope Jn 11/33 11/55
65.68 Northampton 11/42 12/02
75.37 Long Buckby 11/53 12/18
84.67 Rugby 12/02 12/29
99.37 Nuneaton 12/14 12/45
112.39 Tamworth LL 12/25 12/56
118.50 Lichfield TV 12/30 13.03 ~ 13.15
123.58 Armitage Jn 12/34 13/21
129.31 Colwich 12/41 13/26
141.04 Stone 12/54 13/54
147.56 Stoke Jn 13/02 14/03
148.12 Stoke-on-Trent 13/03 14L05 ~ 14L15
149.28 Etruria 13/06 14/20
154.43 Kidsgrove 13/13 14/25
168.09 Macclesfield 13/28 14/37
177.65 Cheadle Hulme 13/41 14/46
179.41 Edgeley Jn 13/43 14/50
180.06 Stockport 13c45 ~ 13c46 14L51 ~ 15L15
180.61 Heaton Norris Jn 13/48 15/17
184.71 Denton Jn 13/55 15/26
187.52 Ashton Moss South Jn 13/59 15/31
188.12 Ashton Moss North Jn 14/01 15/32
192.03 Philips Park No.1 14/07 15/38
192.27 Brewery Sidings 14/10 15/40
192.69 Thorpes Bridge Jn 14/14 15/41
199.21 Castleton East Jn 14/23 15/52
201.04 Rochdale 14/25 15/55
210.29 Hall Royd Jn 14/35 16/09
214.24 Hebden Bridge 14p41a ~ 15p00d 16/15
219.70 Milner Royd Jn 15/08 16/24
228.17 Heaton Lodge Jn 15/17 16/35
230.43 Thornhill LNW Jn 15/20 16/38
236.06 Horbury Jn 15/25 16/43
238.30 Wakefield Kirkgate 15/30 16/47
240.79 Goose Hill Jn 15/36 16/54
242.23 Altofts Jn 15/39 16/57
? Leeds sig.871 15c54 ~ 15c56 17/16
251.62 Holbeck Jn 16/00 17/17
256.19 Morley 16/06 17/22
260.64 Dewsbury 16/12 17/27
262.27 Thornhill LNW Jn 16/14 17/30
263.10 Heaton Lodge Jn 16/17 17/34
267.24 Huddersfield 16/24 17/41
274.30 Marsden 16/35 17/54
278.25 Diggle Jn 16/40 18/00
285.32 Stalybridge 16/48 18/08
286.51 Ashton-under-Lyne 16/51 18/16
287.43 Ashton Moss North Jn 16/52 18/16
291.34 Philips Park No.1 17/00 18/21
291.54 Miles Platting 17/01 18/22
293.04 Manchester Victoria 17c05 ~ 17c07 18.25 ~ 18.28
293.42 Deal Street 17/09 18/31
296.75 Eccles 17/15 18/36
302.00 Astley 17/21 18/40
309.76 Earlestown 17/29 18/53
312.64 St Helens Junction 17/32 DIV
319.04 Huyton 17/39 DIV
322.56 Bootle Branch Jn 17/46 DIV
323.23 Edge Hill 17/47 DIV
324.54
0.00
Liverpool Lime Street 17L52a ~ 18L10d DIV
1.31 Edge Hill 18/15 DIV
2.32 Wavertree Jn 18/17 DIV
6.60 Speke Jn 18/20 DIV
10.50 Ditton 18/23 DIV
14.29 Halton Jn 18/28 DIV
18.32 Weaver Jn 18/32 19/11
28.11 Winsford 18/37 19/21
34.74 Crewe Coal Yard 18/47 19/29
35.52 Crewe 18/51 19L32 ~ 19L55
43.58 Madeley 18/59 20/03
54.52 Norton Bridge 19/07 20/10
60.01 Stafford 19/12 20/16
73.58 Bushbury Jn 19/25 20/29
76.26 Portobello Jn 19/28 20/31
80.43 Bescot 19/32 20/37
85.00 Perry Barr North Jn 19/36 20/42
87.22 Aston 19/43 20/46
89.22 Proof House Jn 19/48 20/53
89.78
0.00
Birmingham New Street 19L50a ~ 20L01d 20.56 ~ 21.10
0.54 Proof House Jn 20/03 21/15
1.51 St Andrews Jn 20/06 21/19
1.77 Bordesley Jn 20/07 21/20
? Camp Hill 20/09 21/24
7.12 Kings Norton Jn 20/21 21/27
10.53 Barnt Green 20/27 21/34
14.16 Bromsgrove 20/30 21/37
16.29 Stoke Works Jn 20/31 21/38
27.46 Abbotswood Jn 20/39 21/45
45.44 Cheltenham Spa 20.52a ~ 20.54d 22.03 ~ ??.??
52.04
0.00
Gloucester 21L04a ~ 21L17d ?
1.01 Gloucester Yard Jn 21/19 ?
7.11 Standish Jn 21/25 ?
20.36 Charfield 21/34 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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