14th May 1988

Pathfinder Tours
The Peak-N-Sea

Locos Used 45052, 45110 & 47450
Stock Used 18997+5112+TSO+5158+TSO+17089+13329+5080+TSO+TSO

Route : 1Z42 throughout

Loco Route
47450 Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
47450 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - yate - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - Kings Norton - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
45110 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Whitacre Jn - Abbey Jn - Midland Jn - Wigston South Jn - Leicester
45052 Leicester - (via MML) - Trent South Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn - Uttoxeter - Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Macclesfield - Edgeley Jn - Stockport
45052 Stockport - Edgeley Jn - Hazel Grove - Furness Vale - Buxton
45052 Buxton - (reverse of outward route) - Stockport - Slade Lane Jn - Manchester Piccadilly - Oxford Road - Deansgate - Ordsall Lane Jn - Salford Crescent - Agecroft Jn - Bolton - Chorley - Euxton Jn - Preston - Kirkham & Wesham - Poulton-le-Fylde - Blackpool North
45052 Blackpool North - (reverse of outward route) - Preston - (via WCML) - Acton Grange Jn - Runcorn East - Frodsham Jn - Helsby - Mickle Trafford - Chester - Saltney Jn - Ruabon - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Sutton Park - Park Lane Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
47450 Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads
47450 Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Swindon

Notes :
(1) Stock confirmation required; John Cassey comments: Those marked TSO were not recorded but as per the tour brochure train consist.
(2) John Cassey comments: The tour was booked a 45/0 from Birmingham New Street but the only serviceable loco was at Leicester. However Saltley managed to supply bonus 45110 to haul the tour to Leicester. This was the first passenger train to use the new Windsor Link at Salford, two days before it was opened for service trains. The name of this tour was a result of a competition run by Pathfinder on the 'Pennine Forty Farewell' tour with my suggestion of 'The Vale and Peak' not meeting the mark.

Sources : Duncan Jennings (joined at Cheltenham Spa/left at Bristol Parkway)
& John Cassey (joined/left the train at Cheltenham Spa)

Photo Review


47450 arriving into Cheltenham Spa in the morning (photo: John Cassey)


45110 at Leicester (photo: John Cassey)


45052 at Buxton (photo: John Cassey)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cassey)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Swindon 05.39d ?   23.51a ? 133.41
5.64 Wootton Bassett Jn 05/46 ?   23/42 ? 127.57
16.53 Chippenham 05/53 ?   23/34 ? 116.68
27.32 Bathampton Jn 06/04 ?   23/25 ? 106.09
29.48 Bath Spa 06.07a ~ 06.09d ?   23.19a ~ 23.21d ? 103.73
40.27 North Somerset Jn 06/22 ?   23/09 ? 93.18
41.03 Bristol Temple Meads 06.24a ~ 06.40d ?   22.49a ~ 23.07d ? 92.38
42.46 Stapleton Road 06/43 ?   22/45 ? 90.75
45.46 Filton Jn 06/47 ?   22/40 ? 87.75
46.65 Bristol Parkway 06.49a ~ 06.51d ?   22.32a ~ 22.34d ? 86.56
51.35 Westerleigh Jn 06/07 ?   22/26 ? 82.06
59.48 Charfield 07/04 ?   22/18 ? 73.73
71.14 Standish Jn 07/14 ?   22/08 ? 60.48
79.03 Gloucester Yard Jn 07/22 ?   21*59 ~ 22*02 ? 54.38
? Barnwood Jn ? ?   21/57 ? 53.51
85.33 Cheltenham Spa 07.28a ~ 07.30d 07.29 ~ 07.36   21.49a ~ 21.51d 21.47 ~ ??.?? 48.08
103.31 Abbotswood Jn 07/46 07/52   21/32 21/32 30.10
104.13 Norton Jn 07/47 07/53   ? ? ?
107.18 Worcester Shrub Hill 07.54a ~ 07.56d 07.58 ~ 08.16   21.23a ~ 21.25d 21.24 ~ 21.26 26.23
107.65 Tunnel Jn 07/57 08/18   21/22 21/23 25.56
112.77 Droitwich Spa 08/04 08/23   21/16 21/17 20.44
117.12 Stoke Works Jn 08/10 08/35   21/10 21/11 16.29
119.25 Bromsgrove 08/13 08/39   21/08 21/08 14.16
127.76 Kings Norton 08/29 08/50   20/58 21/01 5.45

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
? Camp Hill 08/34 08/58
133.11 Bordesley Jn 08/34 09/00
133.37 St Andrews Jn 08/35 09/02
134.34 Proof House Jn 08/38 09/04
135.08
0.00
Birmingham New Street 08L41a ~ 08L51d 09.06 ~ 09.19
0.54 Proof House Jn 08/53 09/21
1.45 Landor Street Jn 08/54 09/22
9.16 Water Orton 09/01 09/29
12.01 Whitacre Jn 09/05 09/33
21.60 Abbey Jn 09/18 09/49
23.32 Midland Jn 09/21 09/52
38.05 Wigston South Jn 09/40 10/06
41.21 Leicester 09.45a ~ 09.47d 10L11 ~ 10L22
46.12 Syston South Jn 09/54 10/29
53.60 Loughborough 10/00 10/35
61.30 Trent Jn 10/11 10/41
61.72 Sheet Stores Jn 10/11 10/41
74.26 Stenson Jn 10/30 11/17
74.70 North Staffs Jn 10/31 11/18
88.51 Uttoxeter 10/45 11/31
105.00 Stoke Jn 11/10 11/51
106.36 Stoke-on-Trent 11c12 ~ 11c14 11.53 ~ 11.55
107.52 Etruria 11/16 11/57
112.67 Kidsgrove 11/22 12/02
126.33 Macclesfield 11/34 12/13
136.09 Cheadle Hulme 11/46 12/22
137.65 Edgeley Jn 11/48 12/45
138.30 Stockport 11.50a ~ 12.05d 12.26 ~ 12.38
138.75 Edgeley Jn 12/06 12/40
141.15 Hazel Grove 12/10 12/49
147.57 Furness Vale 12/20 13/00
158.05 Buxton 12.37a ~ 13.45d 13.17 ~ 14.32
168.33 Furness Vale 14/00 14/48
174.75 Hazel Grove 14/08 14/56
177.15 Edgeley Jn 14/13 15/01
177.60 Stockport 14/15 15/02
178.35 Heaton Norris Jn 14/16 15/04
181.25 Slade Lane Jn 14/19 15/07
183.50 Manchester Piccadilly 14/22 15/11
184.13 Oxford Road 14/25 15/16
184.42 Deansgate 14/27 15/17
185.13 Ordsall Lane Jn 14/29 15/19
186.00 Salford Crescent 14/32 15/21
187.11 Agecroft Jn 14/36 15/24
194.29 Bolton 14/44 15/31
197.18 Lostock Jn 14/49 15/36
205.75 Chorley 14/57 15/44
209.09 Euxton Jn 15/00 15/47
214.45 Preston 15c08 ~ 15c10 15.53 ~ 15.54
214.78 Fylde Jn 15/11 15/56
222.73 Kirkham North Jn 15/21 16/04
228.76 Poulton-le-Fylde 15/27 16/11
232.14 Blackpool North 15.36a ~ 16.40d 16.17 ~ 16.48
235.32 Poulton-le-Fylde 16/45 16/54
241.35 Kirkham North Jn 16/52 17/01
248.69 Fylde Jn 17/02 17/10
249.22 Preston 17/04 17/12
254.58 Euxton Jn 17/11 17/19
256.61 Balshaw Lane Jn 17/13 17/21
264.32 Wigan North Western 17/20 17/27
265.61 Springs Branch Jn 17/21 17/28
272.56 Winwick Jn 17/26 17/33
276.12 Warrington Bank Quay 17/31 17/38
277.79 Acton Grange Jn 17/34 17/40
281.12 Runcorn East 17/3 17/43
284.30 Frodsham Jn 17/41 17/45
286.64 Helsby 17/46 17/50
291.41 Mickle Trafford 17/53 17/54
294.14 Chester 17c57 ~ 18c05 17.58 ~ 18.00
296.05 Saltney Jn 18/08 18/13
306.29 Wrexham General 18/21 18/27
311.20 Ruabon 18/28 18/32
315.41 Chirk 18/33 18/37
318.45 Gobowen 18p37a ~ 18p47d 18.42 ~ 18.55
336.49 Shrewsbury 19c07 ~ 19c09 19.18 ~ 19.19
346.74 Wellington 19/21 19/30
357.26 Cosford 19/31 19/40
366.29 Wolverhampton 19/43 19/49
368.13 Portobello Jn 19/47 19/54
371.12 Darlaston Jn 19/51 20/04
372.13 Pleck Jn 19/53 20/06
372.78 Walsall 19/55 20/08
373.40 Ryecroft Jn 19/57 20/09
385.09 Park Lane Jn 20/16 20/21
385.67 Castle Bromwich 20/19 20/23
390.33 Landor STreet Jn 20/29 20/35
391.10 Proof House Jn 20/31 20/36
391.78
0.00
Birmingham New Street 20L33a ~ 20L45d 20.39 ~ 20.53
3.31 Selly Oak 20/55 20/58

Timings continue in first table.

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