2nd May 1993

Pathfinder Tours
The Severn Slaps & Saucy Sapper

Locos Used 20066, 20138, 31106, 31154, 37019 & 37218
DMU's Used T404 (51853+59735+59604+53919) + T412 (51860+59591+59446+53116)
Stock Used stock from HRT 'Worcester Sorcerer';
17165+5027+4999+4977+4869+4916+4842+4915+5873+5007+4909+17169

A series of mini-tours coinciding with the Worcester Rail-Day:

Route : "The Severn Slaps"

Train Headcode Loco(s) Stock Route
1 1Z21 20138 + 20066 DMU's as listed 09.50d Birmingham New Street - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Worcester Shrub Hill
2 1Z21 20138 + 20066 DMU's as listed 10.31d Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester
2 1Z21 20066 + 20138 DMU's as listed Gloucester - Worcester Shrub Hill
3 1Z21 20066 + 20138 DMU's as listed 12.13d Worcester Shrub Hill - Ledbury - Hereford
3 1Z21 20138 + 20066 DMU's as listed 13.30d Hereford - Worcester Shrub Hill
6 1Z21 20066 + 20138 DMU's as listed 15.18d Worcester Shrub Hill - Ledbury - Hereford
6 1Z21 20138 + 20066 DMU's as listed Hereford - Worcester Shrub Hill
7 1Z21 20138 + 20066 DMU's as listed 17.58d Worcester Shrub Hill - Bromsgrove - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street

Route : "The Saucy Slapper"

Train Headcode Locos Stock Route
4 1T50 37019 + 37218 (1) from HRT railtour 13.05d Worcester Shrub Hill - Honeybourne - Long Marston
4 1T50 31106 + 31154 (2) from HRT railtour Long Marston - Worcester Shrub Hill
5 1T51 37019 + 37218 (1) from HRT railtour 15.18d Worcester Shrub Hill - Honeybourne - Long Marston
5 1T51 31106 + 31154 (2) from HRT railtour Long Marston - Worcester Shrub Hill

Notes :
(1) 31106 + 31154 on rear.
(2)
37019 + 37218 on rear.

Sources : Steve Marshall (Globe Video), Alan Sheppard
& Ian Saunders (travelled on trains 3 & 5)

Photo Review


20066 & 20138, plus DMU, at Hereford (photo: Mark Sawyer)


Another shot of the 20's, plus DMU, at Hereford (photo: Nick Blyth)


31154 & 31106 at Worcester (photo: Nick Blyth)


From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked, Some Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

Trains 1 (out) & 7 (rtn) :

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Birmingham New Street 09.50d 18.42a 26.23
0.54 Proof House Jn 09/52 - -
1.51 St Andrews Jn 09/55 - -
1.77 Bordesley Jn 09/57 - -
? Camp Hill 09/58 - -
- Selly Oak - 18/33 22.72
7.12 Kings Norton 10/04 18/25 20.58
12.20 Barnt Green 10/11 18/17 15.50
15.63 Bromsgrove 10/14 18/13 12.07
17.76 Stoke Works Jn 10/16 18/11 9.74
22.11 Droitwich Spa 10/22 18/05 5.59
27.23 Tunnel Jn 10/28 17/59 0.47
27.70 Worcester Shrub Hill 10.29a 17.58d 0.00

Train 2 :

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Worcester Shrub Hill 10.31d 12.06a (13.12 actual) 56.50
3.67 Abbotswood Jn 10/37 12/00 52.63
14.51 Ashchurch 10/46 11/47 41.76
21.65 Cheltenham Spa 10/54 11.35a ~ 11.37d 34.65
27.28 Barnwood Jn 11/01 11/27 29.22
28.25 Gloucester 11.05a 11.25d 28.25

Trains 3 & 6 :

M.C Location Booked (train 3) Booked (train 6)
0.00 Worcester Shrub Hill 12.13d (actual 13.34) 15.18d
0.61 Worcester Foregate Street 12/16 15/20
1.34 Henwick 12/18 15/22
9.62 Malvern Wells 12/26 15/34
15.55 Ledbury 12/42 15*45a ~ 15*52d
27.60 Shelwick Jn 12/55 16/05
29.37 Hereford 12.58a ~ 13.30d 16.10a ~ 17.00d
31.14 Shelwick Jn 13/33 17/05
43.19 Ledbury 13/46 17/18
47.58 Malvern Wells 13/54 17/26
57.40 Henwick 14/06 17/38
58.13 Worcester Foregate Street 14/08 17/40
58.74 Worcester Shrub Hill 14.11a 17.43a

Trains 4 & 5 :

M.C Location Booked (train 4) Actual (train 4)   Booked (train 5)
0.00 Worcester Shrub Hill 13.05d 14.03   15.18d
3.05 Norton Jn 13/09 14/08   15/22
13.35 Evesham SB 13t17a ~ 13t18d 14/22   15t30a ~ 15t31d
13.56 Evesham 13/19 14/23   15/32
18.52 Honeybourne 13.26a ~ 13.46d 14.30 ~ 14.31   15.39a ~ 15.59d
21.42
0.00
Long Marston 14.00a ~ 14.05d 14.41 ~ 14.46   16.13a ~ 16.18d
2.70 Honeybourne 14.19a ~ 14.35d 14.58 ~ 15.02   16.32a ~ 16.48d
7.66 Evesham 14/41 15.09a ~ 15.20d   16/54
8.07 Evesham SB 14t42a ~ 14t43d 15/21   16t55a ~ 16t56d
18.37 Norton Jn 14/53 15/32   17/06
21.42 Worcester Shrub Hill 14.57a 15.38   17.10a


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