23rd November 1991

Pathfinder Tours
The Valiant Thunderer

Locos Used 37142, 47805, 47819, 50008, 50015 & 50033

Route : 1Z37 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47805 Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Cheadle Hulme - Sandbach - Crewe - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Bescot - Duddeston - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Barnt Green - (via direct route) - Cheltenham Spa - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads
50008 + 50015 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Westbury - Castle Cary - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Newton Abbot
50008 + 50015 + 37142 (2) Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth
50033 (3) Plymouth - Liskeard - Par - Newquay
50008 + 50015 (4) Newquay - Par - Liskeard - Plymouth
50008 + 50015 + 50033 Plymouth - Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads
47819 (5) Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol Parkway - Cheltenham Spa - (via direct route) - Barnt Green - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) -  Manchester Piccadilly

Notes :
(1)
Delayed journey to Plymouth due to re-marshalling 008 & 015 as 015 had a defective speedo.
(2) 37142 was added as a pilot from Newton Abbot to Plymouth due to 015 being the leading loco after the run-round at Newton Abbot.
(3) 50008 + 50015 on rear.
(4) 50033 on rear.
(5) Whilst at Paignton, 25185 worked a Paignton to Kingswear return train in conjunction with the railtour.

Source : Gary Blyth (joined/left train at Birmingham New Street)
Additional information from Ian Dobson (from timing sheet)
& Phil Wood (on the train throughout)

Timings (booked & some actual)
(provided by Ian Dobson)

M C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M C
0 00 Manchester Piccadilly 00.30d 00.32   23.12a - 176 09
5 70 Stockport 00.39a ~ 00.42d 00.43 ~ 00.46   23.02a ~ 23.03d - ~ - 170 19
8 11 Cheadle Hulme 00/45 -   22/58 - 167 68
12 06 Wilmslow 00/49 -   22/55 - 164 03
26 21 Sandbach 01/00 -   22/42 - 149 68
30 71 Crewe 01.09a ~ 01.11d 01.15 ~ 01.19   22.32a ~ 22.34d - ~ - 145 18
38 77 Madeley Jn 01/22 -   22/22 - 136 59
49 79 Norton Bridge 01/31 -   22/13 - 126 10
55 28 Stafford 01.36a ~ 01.38d 01.43 ~ 01.45   21*53a ~ 22*06d 22.36 ~ ???? 120 61
69 05 Bushbury Jn 01/55 -   21/41 - 104 07
70 59 Wolverhampton 01.58a ~ 02.00d 02.05 ~ 02.06   21.36a ~ 21.37d 22.17 ~ 22.18 105 30
72 43 Portobello Jn 02/05 -   21/31 - 103 46
76 60 Bescot Stadium 02/08 -   21/25 - 99 29
81 17 Perry Barr North Jn 02/14 -   21/19 - 94 72
83 39 Aston 02/17 -   21/16 - 92 50
86 15 Birmingham New Street 02.22a ~ 02.24d 02.30 ~ 02.36   21.08a ~ 21.10d 21.49 ~ 21.52 89 74
89 46 Selly Oak 02/32 -   21/1 21/43 86 43
91 60 Kings Norton 02/34 -   20/59 21/40 84 29
96 68 Barnt Green 02/40 -   20/51 21/35 79 21
102 44 Stoke Works Jn 02/44 -   20/40 - 73 45
113 61 Abbotswood Jn 02/52 -   20/31 - 62 28
131 59 Cheltenham Spa 03.06a ~ 03.08d 03.25 ~ 03.27   20.13a ~ 20.15d 20.58 ~ 21.01 44 30
138 09 Gloucester Yard Jn 03/15 -   20/05 - 38 00
144 19 Standish Jn 03/20 -   19/57 - 31 70
165 57 Westerleigh Jn 03/38 -   19/40 - 10 32
170 27 Bristol Parkway 03.44a ~ 03.46d 04.08 ~ 04.10   19.32a ~ 19.34d 20.15 ~ 20.17 5 62
174 46 Stapleton Road 03/51 -   19/26 - 1 43
176 00 Bristol Temple Meads 03L55a 04.19   19L23d 20.05 0 00

 

M C Location Booked Actual
0 00 Bristol Temple Meads 04L55d 04.54
0 60 North Somerset Jn 04/57 -
11 35 Bath Spa 05/12 05/09
13 51 Bathampton Jn 05/16 -
22 45 Bradford Jn 05/30 -
27 52 Hawkeridge Jn 05/39 -
28 17 Westbury 05/41 05/39
29 51 Fairwood Jn 05/43 -
32 73 Clink Road Jn 05/47 -
34 75 Blatchbridge Jn 05/49 -
39 05 East Somerset Jn 05/53 -
47 64 Castle Cary 06/02 -
70 24 Cogload Jn 06/24 -
75 27 Taunton 06/28 -
89 41 Tiverton Loop 06/45 -
104 67 Cowley Bridge Jn 06/59 -
106 07 Exeter St Davids 07c01a ~ 07c03d 07.06 ~ 07.07
116 49 Dawlish Warren 07/15 07/16
126 21 Newton Abbot 07/25 07/29
134
0
37
00
Paignton 07.39a ~ 10.30d 07.45 ~ 10.49
8
0
16
00
Newton Abbot 10.45a ~ 11.00d 11L03 ~ 11L28
- -- Dainton Tunnel 11/07 -
8 57 Totnes 11/13 -
21 13 Ivybridge 11/30 -
25 04 Hemerdon 11/36 -
30 29 Lipson Jn 11/43 -
31 69 Plymouth 11L45a ~ 12L10d 12.11 ~ 12.49
34 61 St Budeaux Jn 12/16 -
36 07 Saltash 12/19 -
41 05 St Germans 12/25 -
49 47 Liskeard 12/35 13/19
54 62 Largin S.B. 12/42 -
62 15 Lostwithiel 12/50 -
66 50 Par 12/55 -
67 00 St Blazey 12t57a ~ 13t01d - ~ -
72 24 Goonbarrow Jn 13t14a ~ 13t18d - ~ -
87
0
13
00
Newquay 13.50a ~ 14.20d 14.45 ~ 15.17
14 49 Goonbarrow Jn 14t53a ~ 14t57d 15/58
20 13 St Blazey 15t10a ~ 15t14d 16.16 ~ 16.20
20 43 Par 15/17 -
24 78 Lostwithiel 15/52 16/28
32 31 Largin S.B. 15/30 -
37 56 Liskeard 15/36 -
46 08 St Germans 15/45 -
51 06 Saltash 15/54 17/04
52 32 St Budeaux Jn 15/58 -
55 24 Plymouth 16L03a ~ 16L43d 17.14 ~ 17.42
56 64 Lipson Jn 16/46 -
62 09 Hemerdon 16/53 -
66 00 Ivybridge 16/58 -
78 36 Totnes 17/11 -
-- -- Dainton Tunnel 17/17 -
87 13 Newton Abbot 17/22 18/20
96 65 Dawlish Warren 17/33 -
107 27 Exeter St Davids 17/44 18/42
108 47 Cowley Bridge Jn 17/45 -
123 73 Tiverton Loop 17/59 -
138 07 Taunton 18/16 -
143 10 Cogload Jn 18/21 -
149 52 Bridgwater 18/28 -
155 74 Highbridge 18/34 -
163 15 Uphill Jn 18/41 -
166 08 Worle Jn 18/44 -
170 71 Yatton 18/49 -
182 73 Bristol Temple Meads 19L03a 19.42

Timings continue in first table.

Key;
a : arrival time
c : crew change
d : departure time
L : loco change
t : token stop
/ : passing time
* : operational stop

All distances, in miles and chains (M & C), are taken from the tour booklet. No attempt has been made to verify the mileages given.

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