26th April 1992

Pathfinder Tours
The Lancastrian Mini Excursions

Locos Used 20057, 20154, 31134, 31159, 37298, 37891, 47303, 47375, 56091, 60046 & 60077

Train 1 : 1T41

Loco Route
47375 Crewe Warrington Bank Quay Earlestown Eccles Manchester Victoria

Train 2 :
1T42 : 11.12
Manchester Victoria to Blackburn
1T42 : 12.22 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria

Loco(s) Route
37891 + 37298 Manchester Victoria - Bolton - Darwen - Blackburn
56091 Blackburn - Darwen - Bolton - Manchester Victoria

Train 3 : 1T43

Loco(s) Route (1)
20154 + 20057 Manchester Victoria - Bolton - Chorley - Preston - Lancaster - Morecambe
60046 Morecambe - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Victoria

Train 4 : 1T44

Loco(s) Route
31134 + 31159 (2) Manchester Victoria - Bolton - Wigan Wallgate - Southport
60077 Southport - Wigan Wallgate - Bolton - Manchester Victoria

Train 5 : 1T45

Loco Route
47303 Manchester Victoria - Warrington - Crewe

Notes:
(1) The outward route was originally reported as: "Manchester Victoria - (via Wigan freight curve) - Morecambe" however route as now listed is understood to be correct. Confirmation is still however required of the return routing (Pete Drury questions by the actual timings he has if it may have been).
(2) Paul Griffin recorded that 31159 was not powering, this is confirmed by Steve Clark & David Bellamy.

Sources : Andrew Wilson & Jonathan Wilcox (on 1T42 throughout),
Richard Rooker & Paul Griffin (on train 1 throughout)

Photo Review


56091 passes Entwistle on the Blackburn to Bolton line.
(photo: Simon Holmes courtesy of Phantasrail Galleries)


20154 & 20057 at Morecambe (photo: Richard Rooker)


60046 at Manchester Vic with the 15.15 to Morecambe (photo: Richard Rooker)


60046 at Morecambe (photo: Craig Sullivan)


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

1T41

Location Booked Actual
Crewe 10.00d 10.00
Winsford 10/09 10/09
Warrington Bank Quay 10.21a ~ 10.22d 10.27 ~ 10.28
Earlestown 10/29 10/36
Eccles 10/41 10/51
Manchester Victoria 10.54a 10.59

1T42

Location Booked Actual
Manchester Victoria 11.12d 11.16
Agecroft Jn 11/18 11/20
Bolton 11/29 11/34
Hall i 'th'Wood 11/43 11/38
Entwistle 11/55 11/52
Blackburn 12.02a ~ 12.22d 12.07 ~ 12.24
Darwen 12/30 12/31
Bromley Cross 12/40 ?
Bolton 12/48 12/47
Agecroft Jn 12/57 12/55
Manchester Victoria 13.05a 13.12

1T43

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Manchester Victoria 13.28d 13.46   16.45 16.39
Agecroft Jn 13/34 13/55   16/39 16/28
Bolton 13/42 14/05   16/30 16/19
Lostock Jn 13/47 14/10   16/26 ?
Chorley 13/55 14/19   16/18 ?
Preston 14.09a ~ 14.20d 14.29 ~ 14.33   16.06a ~ 16.08d ?
Lancaster 14/40 14/54   15/29 15/34
Morecambe South Jn 14/42 14/56   15/24 15/31
Morecambe 14.50a 15.05   15.15d 15.24

1T44

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Manchester Victoria 17.00d 17.07   19.20a 19.16
Agecroft Jn 17/06 17/16   19/12 ?
Bolton 17/14 17/26   19/03 18/58
Lostock Jn 17/19 17/32   18/52 18/53
Crow Nest Jn 17/24 17/36   18/45 ?
Wigan Wallgate 17/30 17/41   18/40 18.41 ~ 18.45
Burcough Bridge 17/41 17/53   18/29 18/29
Meols Cop 17/48 18/01   18/21 18/21
Southport 17.57a 18.05   18.15d 18.17

1T45

Location Booked Actual
Manchester Victoria 19.50d 19.50
Eccles 19/58 19/58
Earlestown 20/11 20/11
Warrington Bank Quay 20.19a ~ 20.24d 20.18 ~ 20.21
Winsford 20/40 20/36
Crewe 20.52a 20.43


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