25th April 1992

Pathfinder Tours
The Lancastrian Mini Excursions

Locos Used
(Lancastrians)
at least 20016, 20081, 31113, 31565, 37298, 37414, 37419, 37679, 56106, 58009, 60056 & 60095
Locos Used
(substitutions)
at least 20059, 20168, 26001, 26040, 37418, 37706, 37891 & 60095

A mix of specials and loco-hauled substitutions on Regional Railways service trains normally DMU-formed.
Trains 1T35 to 1T40 are the specials, the remainder are the loco-hauled substitutions.

The Lancastrian Mini Excursions

Train 1 : 1T35

Loco Route
37298 Crewe Warrington Bank Quay Earlestown Eccles Manchester Victoria

Train 2 : 1T36

Loco Route
60095 Manchester Victoria - Salford Crescent - Walkden - Crow Nest Jn - Wigan Wallgate - Burscough Bridge - Meols Cop - Southport
58009 Southport - Meols Cop - Burscough Bridge - Wigan Wallgate - Crow Nest Jn - Bolton - Agecroft Jn - Manchester Victoria

Train 3 : 1T37

Loco(s) Route
31565 + 31113 Manchester Victoria - Eccles - Earlstown - Huyton - Liverpool Lime Street
56106 Liverpool Lime Street - Huyton - Earlstown - Eccles - Manchester Victoria

Train 4 : 1T38

Loco(s) Route
37419 Manchester Victoria - Salford Crescent - Walkden - Crow Nest Jn - Wigan North Western - Preston - Kirkham North Jn - Poulton le Fylde - Blackpool North
37419 Blackpool North - Poulton le Fylde - Kirkham North Jn - Preston
60056 + 37419 (1) Preston - Chorley - Lostock Jn - Bolton - Agecroft Jn - Manchester Victoria

Train 5 : 1T39

Locos Route
37414 + 37679 Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Hollinwood - Oldham Mumps - Rochdale - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria

Train 6 : 1T40

Locos Route
20016 + 20081 Manchester Victoria - Patricroft - Earlstown - Warrington Bank Quay - Winsford - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Kevin Driscoll comments: "Train 4 was 60056 from Preston, with the 37 shut down, as far as I am aware". Confirmation someone please?

Regional Railways
(North West Specials)

Headcode Loco(s) Train & Route
2C45 26001 + 26040 (2) 08.52d Manchester Victoria - Bolton (2)
2C45 26001 Bolton - Preston (2)
? 37418 10.25d Preston - Barrow-in-Furness
? 37418 ??.??d Lancaster - Barrow-in-Furness
2C49 37706 10.48d  Manchester Victoria - Preston 11.30a - Barrow-in-Furness
2C47 20168+20059 12.48d  Manchester Victoria - Bolton - 13.14d Chorley - Preston - 13.52a Lancaster - Barrow-in-Furness
2C45 60095 14.48d Manchester Victoria - 15.36d  Preston - 16.56a Barrow-in-Furness
1N99 37891 (1) 17.14d Manchester Victoria - Bolton - Blackpool North

 

Headcode Loco(s) Train & Route
? 37418 10.25d Preston - Barrow-in-Furness
? 37418 12.08d Barrow-in-Furness - Lancaster
2J90 37706 13.10d Barrow-in-Furness - Manchester Victoria
2N42 20168+20059 15.32d Barrow-in-Furness - Preston
2J90 31134 12.51d Preston - Chorley 13.03a - Manchester Victoria
? 37706 ??? - 14.15d Lancaster - Preston 14.38a - ???
? 60095 17.34d Barrow-in-Furness - 19.43a Manchester Victoria
2F36 20059+20168 17.15d Preston - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) 37298 piloted the 17.14d Manchester Victoria to Blackpool train from Bolton.
(2) 26001 failed before Bolton and was removed from the train at Bolton. This train was booked to work to Barrow-in-Furness but terminated at Preston due to the failure of 26001.

Sources : Simon Bennett, Andrew Wilson,  Richard Rooker, Paul Griffin, Craig Sullivan & Adrian Bullock

Photo Review


58009 at Southport on the 11.40 to Manchester Victoria (photo: Richard Rooker)


26040 at Preston on the 12.48 from Manchester (photo: Craig Sullivan)


37418 at Lancaster (photo: Craig Sullivan)


20059 + 20168 at Barrow (photo: Craig Sullivan)


60095 at Preston on what is believed to have been the 15.36 service to
Barrow-in-Furness (photo: Pete Drury)


60056 + 37419 at Manchester Vic after arrival on the 17.20 ex Blackpool
(photo: Richard Rooker)


56106 at Manchester Victoria on arrival back with 1T37 (photo: Richard Rooker)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Bellamy & Pete Drury)

1T35

Location Booked
Crewe 09.05d
Winsford 09/15
Warrington Bank Quay 09/26
Earlestown 09/34
Eccles 09/49
Manchester Victoria 10.02a

1T36

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Manchester Victoria 10.30d 12.37a
Salford Crescent 10/35 -
Agecroft Jn - 12/30
Bolton - 12/21
Walkden 10/44 -
Crow Nest Jn 10/51 12/13
Wigan Wallgate 10/57 12/08
Burscough Bridge 11/08 11/54
Meols Cop 11/15 11/46
Southport 11.23a 11.40d

1T37

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Manchester Victoria 12.57d 14.37a
Eccles 13/04 14/24
Earlestown 13/17 14/12
Huyton 13/26 14/03
Liverpool Lime Street 13.35a 13.53d

1T38

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Manchester Victoria 15.02d 18.34a
Salford Crescent 15/06 -
Agecroft Jn - 18/27
Bolton - 18/18
Lostock Jn - 18/12
Chorley - 18/01
Walkden 15/15 -
Crow Nest Jn 15/22 -
Wigan North Western 15/27 -
Preston 15c40 ~ 15c42 17c44 ~ 17c51
Kirkham North Jn 15/53 17/32
Poulton-le-Fylde 16/00 17/25
Blackpool North 16.09a 17.20d

1T39

Location Booked
Manchester Victoria 18.56d
Miles Platting 19/00
Hollingwood 19/07
Oldham Mumps 19/14
Rochdale 19/27
Miles Platting 19/40
Manchester Victoria 19.43

1T40

Location Booked
Manchester Victoria 20.05d
Patricroft 20/12
Earlestown 20/30
Warrington Bank Quay 20/41
Winsford 20/57
Crewe 21.08a


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