25th - 26th May 1991

Pathfinder Tours
The Coal Scuttler

Locos Used 20013, 20124, 20131, 20138, 20141, 20175, 26002, 26007, 26038, 37245, 47818, 56015, 56018, 56021, 58048, 60032 & 60057

Route : 1Z36 throughout

Date Loco(s) Route
25/05 47818 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Charfield - Standish Jn - Barnwod Jn - Cheltenham Spa Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - KInsg Norton - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - (via WCML) - Warrington Bank Quay
25/05 20131 + 20175 Warrington Bank Quay - (via WCML) - Carlisle
25/05 26038 + 37245 Carlisle - Dumfries - Mauchline Jn - Newton Jn - Falkland Yard
25/05 20124 + 20138 (1) Falkland Yard - Newton Jn -Annbank Jn - Killoch Colliery
25/05 26002 + 26007 (2) Killoch Colliery - Annbank Jn - Newton Jn - Falkland Yard
25/05 20124 + 20138 (1) Falkland Yard - Ayr - Dalrymple Jn - Waterside
25/05 26002 + 26007 (2) Waterside - Dalrymple Jn - Ayr
25/05-26/05 26038 + 37245 Ayr - Barassie Jn - Kilmarnock - Dumfries - Carlisle
26/05 20013 + 20141 Carlisle (via WCL) - Preston
26/05 56018 Preston - Bolton - Manchester Victoria - Philips Park No. 1 - Ashburys - Romiley - Edale - Dore West Jn - Dore South Jn - Chesterfield - Derby
26/05 56018 (3) Derby - Little Eaton Jn - Denby Colliery
26/05 56015 (4) Denby Colliery - Little Eaton Jn -Derby - Leicester Jn - Birmingham Curve Jn - Coalville
26/05 58048 Shunt release manoeuvre at Coalville
26/05 60032 + 60057 (5) Coalville - Knighton South Jn - Wigston North Jn - Hinckley - Nuneaton
26/05 56021 Nuneaton - Coventry
26/05 56021 Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Abbotswood Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) 26002 + 26007 on rear.
(2) 20124 + 20138 on rear.
(3) 56015 on rear.
(4) 56018 on rear.
(5) Locos off a Hertfordshire Railtours train; Coalville departure 171 minutes late due to the severe congestion caused by several specials at a very constricted site.

Additional information provided by Jeremy Hinks;
At Warrington, 20117 + 20121 were waiting to take over, if I remember rightly they may even have backed onto the stock, but due to unknown fault they were failed before working (Roger Elliott comments : 20117/121 did come out the bay and onto the train but the wheelslip light was up every time one of the 20's took power (can't remember which one) but the loco wasn't slipping - this indicates a traction motor fault). 20131 + 20175 were provided instead (as shown) although 20131 shut down somewhere before Carlisle after leaking coolant.


60057 and 60032 gently pull forward with Pathfinder's stock so the train can
eventually travel home (photo : Ray Pettit)

Sources : Richard Hughes (joined at Warrington Bank Quay, left at 
Birmingham New Street), Gary Bavester & Derek Thompson

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Derek Thompson)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 06.12d 06.12d   16.19a 19.34
Bristol Parkway 06.23a ~ 06.25d 06.24 ~ 06.26   16.09a ~ 16.11d 19.30 ~ 19.33
Cheltenham Spa 07.01a ~ 07.03d 07.01 ~ 07.03   15.21a ~ 15.23d 18.53 ~ 18.57

 

Location Booked Actual
Barnt Green 07/38 07/39
Birmingham New Street 08.06a ~ 08.11d 08.00 ~ 08.15
Bushbury Jn 08/36 08/39
Stafford 08.48a ~ 08.50d 08.53 ~ 08.53
Crewe 09.23a ~ 09.25d 09.27 ~ 09.31
Weaver Jn 09/39 09/45
Warrington Bank Quay 09.45 ~ 09.56 09.52 ~ 10.46
Wigan North Western 10/10 11/01
Preston 10/28 11/22
Lancaster 10/49 11/44
Oxenholme 11/09 12/02
Penrith 11/41 12/42
Carlisle 12.01 ~ 12.13 13.00 ~ 13.18
Gretna Jn 12/25 13/28
Dumfries 12/57 14/05
Falkland SS 14.13 ~ 14.33 ?
Falkland SS 16.06 ~ 16.11 ?
Ayr 16.15 ~ 22.00 17.52 ~ 22.00
Kilmarnock 22/33 ?
Dumfries 23/25 ?
Gretna Jn 23/54 00/11
Carlisle 00.03 ~ 00.13 00.22 ~ 00.46
Penrith 00/35 01/14
Oxenholme 01/08 01/53
Lancaster 01/28 02/13
Preston 01.51 ~ 02.06 02.38 ~ 02.57
Bolton 02/32 03/17
Manchester Victoria 02.46 ~ 02.48 03.34 ~ 03.36
Totley Tunnel 03/51 04/46
Chesterfield 04/02 04/57
Clay Cross South Jn 04/06 ?
Derby 04.27a ~ 07.28d 09.04 ~ 09.06
Coalville 08.38 ~ 08.48 09.38 ~ ??.??
Nuneaton 13.04 ~ 13.19 16.09 ~ 16.25
Coventry 13.35 ~ 13.50 16.52 ~ 17.10
Stechford 14/03 ?
Birmingham New Street 14.10a ~ 14.14d 17.31 ~ 17.36
Stourbridge Junction 14/35 ?
Kidderminster 14/41 ?
Hartlebury 14/45 18/14
Worcester Shrub Hill 14.57a ~ 14.59d 18.28 ~ 18.30

Timings continue in first table.

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