18th September 1993

Pathfinder Tours
The Cumbrian Mountain Express V

Locos Used 47578, 47833 'Captain Peter Manisty RN' & steam: 46229 'Duchess of Hamilton'

Route :

Loco Route
47833 Swindon - Bath - Cheltenham - Kidderminster - Bescot - Stafford - Crewe - Stockport - Stalybridge - Marsden - Wakefield Kirkgate - Wortley Jn - Bradford Forster Square
46229 Bradford Forster Square - Skipton - Hellifield
47833 Hellifield - Ribblehead - Appleby - Carlisle (rev) - Penrith - Wigan - Crewe
47578 Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Swindon

Notes :
(1) Duncan Jennings comments: According to the tour booklet we were booked an engine change at Crewe but I can't see any reason why, either way on the day it didn't happen.
(2) Duncan Jennings comments: 46229 was supposed to do the full S&C northbound run but failed at milepost 228, around 3 miles from Hellifield. If memory serves the reason given at the time was a failure of the white metal bearings but what that actually means I couldn't say. 47833 was dispatched to rescue us, taking us into Hellifiled where 46229 was dumped, and then continuing with the booked itinerary. On the return 47833 had used more fuel than predicted when diagrammed (light engine Crewe - Carlisle v. light engine to Hellifield then loaded train to Carlisle) and 47578 was substituted at Crewe so we didn't run out of fuel.

Source : Duncan Jennings (joined/left at Cheltenham)

Photo Review


47833 on arrival at Bradford Forster Square (photo: Duncan Jennings)


46229 waiting to take over at Bradford Forster Square (photo: Duncan Jennings)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Duncan Jennings)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
0.00 Swindon 06.03d 00.21a
5.64 Wootton Basset Jct 06/10 00/15
16.53 Chippenham 06.18a ~ 06.20d 00.03a ~ 00.05d
27.32 Bathampton Jct 06/29 23/52
29.48 Bath Spa 06.32a ~ 06.34d 23.46a ~ 23.48d
40.23 North Somerset Jct 06/44 23/35
40.46 Dr. Days Jct 06/46 23/33
44.43 Filton Jct 06/51 23/29
45.62 Bristol Parkway 06.53a ~ 06.55d 23.25a ~ 23.27d
50.32 Westerleigh Jct 07/00 23/19
58.45 Charfield 07/08 23/12
71.70 Standish Jct 07/17 23/02
78.00 Gloucester Yard Jct 07/22 22/57
84.30 Cheltenham Spa 07.29a ~ 07.31d 22.48a ~ 22.50d
91.41 Ashchurch 07/38 22/42
102.28 Abbotswood Jct 07/55 22/35
106.15 Worcester Shrub Hill 08.01a ~ 08.03d 22.27a ~ 22.29d
111.74 Droitwich Spa 08/11 22/18
117.56 Hartlebury 08/17 22/11
121.30 Kidderminster 08.23a ~ 08.25d 22.02a ~ 22.04d
128.09 Stourbridge Junction 08/34 21/48
136.33 Galton Jct 08/49 21/28
138.11 Soho South Jct 08/51 21/26
140.12 Birmingham New Street 08.55a ~ 08.57d 21.17a ~ 21.21d
140.68 Proof House Jct 08/59 21/15
142.68 Aston 09/04 21/10
145.10 Perry Barr North Jct 09/10 21/05
149.47 Bescot Stadium 09/18 20/59
153.34 Portobello Jct 09/26 20/54
156.02 Bushbury Jct 09/37 20/49
169.59 Stafford 09/49 20/33
175.08 Norton Bridge 09/56 20/30
186.10 Madely Jct 10/05 20/20
194.16 Crewe 10L16 ~ 10L31 20.07a ~ 20.09d

 

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Crewe 10.31d
4.50 Sandbach 10/41
18.65 Wilmslow 10/57
22.60 Cheadle Hulme 11/01
25.01 Stockport 11c05 ~ 11c11
29.66 Denton Jct 11/20
30.53 Guide Bridge 11/24
32.76 Stalybridge 11/32
40.03 Diggle Jct 11/42
43.78 Marsden 11/46
51.04 Huddersfield 11/53
54.22 Heaton Lodge Jct 11/58
56.75 Mirfield East Jct 12/00
57.41 Thornhill L.N.W. Jct 12/01
63.04 Horbury Jct 12/11
65.31 Wakefield Kirkgate 12/19
69.24 Altofts Jct 12/27
70.61 Methley Jct 12/32
78.44 Engine Shed Junction 12c42 ~ 12c52
78.76 Whitehall Jct 12/56
79.41 Wortley Jct 12/58
85.21 Apperley Jct 13/05
88.67 Guiseley Jct 13/08
92.00
0.00
Bradford Forster Square 13L15 ~ 13L45
2.65 Shipley 13/53
9.00 Keighley 14/05
18.15 Skipton 14c23 ~ 14c24
28.09 Hellifield 14/41
31.34 Settle Jct 14/46
44.14 Ribblehead 15/01
46.19 Blea Moor Tunnel South 15/04
53.49 Garsdale 15w16 ~ 15w31
63.34 Kirkby Stephen 15/48
74.16 Appleby 16w03 ~ 16w33
85.17 Langwathby 16/47
89.44 Lazonby & Kirkoswald 16/53
95.10 Armathwaite 17/01
104.06 Petteril Bridge Jct 17/20
104.78
0.00
Carlisle 17L31 ~ 17L54
17.69 Penrith 18/12
36.68 Tebay 18/28
50.01 Oxenholme 18/38
63.01 Carnforth North Jct 18/46
68.09 Lancaster 18/51
90.07 Preston 19/13
95.43 Euxton Jct 19/20
105.17 Wigan North Western 19.30a ~ 19.32d
106.46 Springs Branch Jct 19/35
113.41 Winwick Jct 19/40
116.77 Warrington Bank Quay 19/43
118.64 Acton Grange Jct 19/45
123.68 Weaver Jct 19/50
133.47 Winsford 19/57
140.08 Crewe 20.07a

Timings continue in first table.

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