29th December 1990

Pathfinder Tours
The Tripe Train

 

Locos used 20010, 20082, 47543, 47549 & 47715
Stock Used 5044+4938+5040+4909+4869+5030+4999+1845+17100+5038+5042+4959

Route : 1Z43 throughout

 
Loco(s) Route
47715 Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
47715 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Charfield - Standish Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Cosford - Shrewsbury (through line) - Nantwich - Gresty Lane No. 1
47543 Gresty Lane No. 1 - (via Down Manchester Independent) - Sydney Bridge Jn - Sandbach - Northwich West Jn - Mouldsworth - West Cheshire Jn - Hooton - Rock Ferry South Jn - (via Mersey Docks and Harbour Board line) - Birkenhead North - Bidston - Wrexham General
47543 Wrexham General - Chester - Acton Grange Jn - Walton Old Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Earlestown - Lowton Jn - Golborne Jn - Bamfurlong Junction - (via dive-under) - Springs Branch Jn
20010 + 20082 Springs Branch Jn - Bickershaw Colliery
47543 Bickershaw Colliery - Springs Branch Jn - Wigan Stn Jn - Wigan Wallgate - Southport
47543 Southport - Wigan Wallgate - Springs Branch Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Longbridge - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Stoke Works Jn - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads
47549 Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Swindon

Source : Paul Griffin (joined/left at Birmingham), Mark Sutton & Derek Thompson

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Derek Thompson)

 

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Swindon 05.15d 23.13a 41.30
5.64 Wootton Bassett Jn 05/22 23/07 35.19
16.53 Chippenham 05.30a ~ 05.32d 22.55a ~ 22.57d 24.30
27.32 Bathampton Jn 05/41 22/45 13.51
29.48 Bath Spa 05.45a ~ 05.47d 22.39a ~ 22.41d 11.35
40.23 North Somerset Jn 05/59 ? ?
41.03
0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 06L05a ~ 06L23d 22L10a ~ 22L27d 0.00
200.30
1.43 Stapleton Road 06/27 22/07 198.67
4.43 Filton Jn 06/31 ? ?
5.62 Bristol Parkway 06.35a ~ 06.37d 22.00a ~ 22.02d 194.48
10.32 Westerleigh Jn 06/43 21/54 189.78
18.45 Charfield 06/50 21/47 181.65
31.70 Standish Jn 06/59 21/28 168.40
38.00 Gloucester Yard Jn 07/04 21/33 162.30
44.30 Cheltenham Spa 07.11a ~ 07.13d 21.24a ~ 21.26d 156.00
51.41 Ashchurch 07/21 21/18 148.69
62.28 Abbotswood Jn 07/28 21/09 138.02
- Worcester Shrub Hill - 21.02a ~ 21.04d 134.15
- Droitwich Spa - 20/56 128.36
73.45 Stoke Works Jn 07/37 20/50 124.21
75.58 Bromsgrove 07.40a ~ 07.42d 20/46 122.08
79.21 Barnt Green 07/48 20/43 118.45
84.29 Kings Norton 07/57 20/33 113.37
? Camp Hill 08/02 - -
- Selly Oak - 20/31 111.23
89.70 St Andrews Jn 08/05 - -
91.41 Birmingham New Street 08.11a ~ 08.14d 20.25a ~ 20.27d 107.72
- Aston - 20/21 105.16
- Perry Barr North Jn - 20/18 102.74
- Bescot Stadium - 20/14 98.37
- Darlaston Jn - 20/13 97.19
- Portobello Jn - 20/09 94.20
93.42 Soho South Jn 08/19 - -
98.65 Dudley Port 08/25 - -
104.25 Wolverhampton 08.36a ~ 08.38d 20.03a ~ 20.05d 92.36

 

M.C Location Booked
113.28 Cosford 08/48
123.60 Wellington 09/00
134.05 Shrewsbury 09c11 ~ 09c12
136.13 Harlescott Crossing 09/16
153.07 Whitchurch 09/31
162.23 Nantwich 09/40
166.09 Gresty Lane No.1 09c49 ~ 09c51
167.49 Sydney Bridge Jn 09/59
171.23 Sandbach 10/05
175.03 Middlewich 10/16
180.22 Northwich West Jn 10/31
182.35 Hartford CL Jn 10/34
187.28 Delamere 10/42
190.31 Mouldsworth 10/45
194.22 West Cheshire Jn 10/57
196.30 Stanlow & Thornton 11/01
202.30 Hooton 11c12 ~ 11c17
208.06 Rock Ferry South Jn 11/30
208.48 Green Lane 11/32
209.62 Canning Street SB 11/40
212.05 Birkenhead North 12/11
212.23 Bidston East 12/13
212.58 Bidston 12c15 ~ 12c17
226.50 Dee Marsh Jn 12/36
232.60 Penyffordd 12/45
? Wrexham Exchange 12/55
239.52 Wrexham General 12p57a ~ 13p36d
249.76 Saltney Jn 13/48
251.67 Chester 13c52 ~ 13c54
254.40 Mickle Trafford Jn 13/59
259.17 Helsby 14/03
262.68 Frodsham Jn 14/09
268.02 Acton Grange Jn 14/14
269.06 Walton Old Jn 14/15
269.74 Warrington Bank Quay 14/18
273.21 Winwick Jn 14/22
274.66 Earlestown 14/29
275.58 Newton-le-Willows 14/32
276.43 Lowton Jn 14/34
276.70 Golborne Jn 14/39
280.60 Bamfurlong Jn 14/43
281.55 Springs Branch Jn 14L48 ~ 15L05
284.31
0.00
Bickershaw 15.35 ~ 15.45
2.76 Springs Branch Jn 16L15 ~ 16L25
4.11 Wigan Station Jn 16/27
4.39 Wigan Wallgate 16/29
14.16 Burscough Bridge 16/40
20.49 Meols Cop 16/47
21.62
0.00
Southport 16.53a ~ 18.10d
7.13 Meols Cop 18/15
7.46 Burscough Bridge 18/24
17.23 Wigan Wallgate 18/35
17.51 Wigan Station Jn 18/37
18.66 Springs Branch Jn 18/44
25.01 Winwick Jn 18/50
28.37 Warrington Bank Quay 18/53
30.24 Acton Grange Jn 18/55
36.26 Weaver Jn 19/00
45.07 Winsford 19/06
52.48 Crewe 19c15 ~ 19c17
60.54 Madeley 19/29
71.56 Norton Bridge 19/39
77.05 Stafford 19/44
90.62 Bushbury Jn 19/55

Timings continue in first table.

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