15th September 1991

Pathfinder Tours
The Tamar Tart

Locos Used 37671, 37673, 47846, 56050, 56051, 58027 & 58041

Route : 1Z18 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47846 Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Macclesfield - Stoke - Colwich Jn - Nuneaton
47846 Nuneaton - Birmingham - Stourbridge Junction - Hartlebury - Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham - Bristol Temple Meads
56051 + 56050 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Weston-super-Mare - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot (2)
37671 + 37673 Newton Abbot - Paignton
37673 + 37671 Paignton - Newton Abbot
56051 + 56050 Newton Abbot - Plymouth
37673 + 37671 Plymouth - Plymouth Friary Freight Depot
56051 + 56050 Plymouth Friary Freight Depot - Laira Carriage Platform
58027 + 58041 (1) Laira Carriage Platform - Speedway Jn - Laira Jn - Totnes - Exeter - Taunton - Bristol - Cheltenham - Kings Norton - Camp Hill - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Stoke - Macclesfield - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly

Notes :
(1) Locos swapped with Hertfordshire Railtours tour which ran the same day.
(2) The class 56's returned to Plymouth with one coach from the tour.
(3) Kevin Driscoll comments: Though we were well late by the time the train reached Dawlish Warren, it stopped anyway for a Pathfinder steward to leap off and upload boxes of banana fritters - these had been pre-ordered from an adjacent vendor, for sale to train passengers!


58027 & 58041 at Plymouth Laira (photo: Simon Cresswell)

Sources : Steve Marshall (Globe Video), Roger Elliott, Ian Saunders, Steve Bates,
Paul Griffin (joined at Nuneaton, left at Birmingham New Street) & Derek Thompson

Timings (Booked & (Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll)

M.C
Location Booked (Actual)   Booked (Actual)

M.C

0.00
Manchester Piccadilly 04.40d   23.21a

306.44

2.25
Slade Lane Jn 04/44   23/17

304.19

5.15
Heaton Norris Jn 04/47   ?

?

5.70
Stockport 04.49a ~ 04.51d
(05.?? ~ 05.12)
  23.11a ~ 23.13d
(23.36 ~ 23.??)

300.54

6.12
Edgeley Jn 04/52   ?

?

8.11
Cheadle Hulme 04/54   23/07

298.33

17.67
Macclesfield 05.06a ~ 05.08d   22.54a ~ 22.56d

288.57

37.64
Stoke-on-Trent 05.43a ~ 05.55d   22.32a ~ 22.34d

268.60

44.64
Stone 05/55   22/22 261.52
56.45
Colwich Jn 06/06  
67.30
Lichfield Trent Valley 06/15  
73.41
Tamworth 06/19  
86.43
Nuneaton 06.31a ~ 06.46d  
87.28
Abbey Jn 06/49  
97.07
Whitacre Jn 07/01  
99.72
Water Orton 07/08  
105.78
Landor Street Jn 07/14  
- Norton Bridge   22/15 257.76
- Stafford   22.00a ~ 22.08d 252.47
- Bushbury Jn   21/46 238.70
- Portobello Jn   21/42 236.22
- Bescot   21/35 232.05
- Perry Barr North Jn   21/30 227.75
- Soho South Jn   21/24 225.04
107.43
Birmingham New Street 07.18a ~ 07.21d   21.15a ~ 21.18d 223.03
111.22
Galton Jn 07/29 -
119.46
Stourbridge Junction 07/41
126.25
Kidderminster 07/52
129.79
Hartlebury 07/57
135.61
Droitwich Spa 08/02
141.40
Worcester Shrub Hill 08*09a ~ 08*34d

-

St Andrews Jn - 21/09 221.32

-

Kings Norton - 21/02 215.71

-

Barnt Green - 20/53 210.63

-

Bromsgrove - 20/44 207.20

-

Stoke Works Jn - 20/42 205.70
145.27
Abbotswood Jn 08/40   20/33 193.70
163.25
Cheltenham Spa 08.55a ~ 08.57d   20.15a ~ 20.17d 176.12
168.68
Barnwood Jn 09/03   20/09 170.49
169.55
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/04   ? ?
175.65
Standish Jn 09/09   19/56 163.32
189.10
Charfield 09/19   19/42 150.07
197.23
Westerleigh Jn 09/27   19/34 141.74
201.73
Bristol Parkway 09.33a ~ 09.35d   19.26a ~ 19.28d 137.24
?
Filton Jn ?   19/25 136.05
206.12
Stapleton Road 09/40   19/20 133.05
?
Dr Days Jn ?   19/19 132.08
207.55
Bristol Temple Meads 09L43a ~ 10L08d   DIV (Pass) 131.37
215.62
Nailsea & Blackwell 10/17   DIV (Pass) ?
224.40
Worle Jn 10/29   DIV (Pass) 114.52
226.62
Weston-super-Mare 10/32 -
228.34
Uphill Jn 10/36   DIV (Pass) 111.59
241.77
Bridgwater 10/48   DIV (Pass)

98.16

- North Somerset Jn   19/15 (DIV) -
- Bath Spa   18/54 (DIV) -
- Bathampton Jn   18/49 (DIV) -
- Bradford Jn   18/36 (DIV) -
- Hawkeridge Jn   18/27 (DIV) -
- Westbury   18/25 (DIV) -
- Fairwood Jn   18/22 (DIV) -
- Castle Cary   18/06 (DIV) -
248.39
Cogload Jn 10/58   ? ?
253.42
Taunton 11/01   17/46 81.42
267.58
Tiverton Parkway 11/16   17/35 67.26
283.02
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/28   17/23 52.02
284.22
Exeter St Davids 11/29   17/21 50.62
295.67
Dawlish Warren 11/39   17*06 ~ 17*09 40.17
297.37
Dawlish ?   17/03 38.47
300.20
Teignmouth ?   16/58 35.64
305.35
Newton Abbot 11L48a ~ 12L03d   16/52 30.49

 

M.C Location Booked
310.42 Torre 12/11
311.29 Torquay 12/13
313.42 Paignton 12.19a ~ 12.34d
315.55 Torquay 12/38
316.42 Torre 12/40
321.49 Newton Abbot 12L48a ~ 13L03d
330.26 Totnes 13/17
351.75 Lipson Jn 13/43
353.35 Plymouth 13L48a ~ 13L51d
354.75 Lipson Jn 13/54
355.29 Mount Gould Jn 13/57
356.40 Plymouth Friary 14L04 ~ 14L09
357.44
0.00
Laira Carriage Platform 14L16 ~ 16L05
0.25
Speedway Jn 16/07
0.53
Laira Jn 16/11
5.45
Hemerdon 16/15
21.72
Totnes 16/36

Timings continue in first table.

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