30th October 1993

Pathfinder Tours
The Merseyman

Locos Used 50007, 50033 & 56096
Stock Used 4986+5005+5037+5023+17165+17151+4956+4925+4949+5027

Route : 1Z44 throughout

Locos Route
50033 + 50007 Bristol Temple Meads - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Bromsgrove - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Tamworth HL - Burton-on-Trent - Derby - Dore Curve - Hope Valley - Hazel Grove - Stockport
50033 + 50007 (1) Stockport - Piccadilly - Eccles Headshunt
56096 (2) Eccles Headshunt - Weaste
50033 + 50007 (1) Weaste - Eccles Headshunt
56096 (2) Eccles Headshunt - Ordsall Lane Jn
50033 + 50007 (1) Ordsall Lane Jn - NLW - Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Helsby - Chester [centre road]
56096 (2) Chester - Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn - Runcorn - Folly Lane (3)
50033 + 50007 (1) Folly Lane - Runcorn
56096 (2) Runcorn - Edge Hill
50033 + 50007 (1) Edge Hill - Seaforth Docks
56096 (2) Seaforth Docks - Edge Hill
50033 + 50007 (1) Edge Hill - Weaver - Crewe
50033 + 50007 Crewe - Bushbury - Aston - Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1)
56096 on rear.
(2) 50033 + 50007 on rear.
(3) To BR limit, not ICI Sidings as advertised.

Sources : Jonathan Wilcox (on the train throughout) & Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard & Ian Umpleby)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 06.35d 21.09a 177.47
0.46 Dr Days Jn 06/38 21/07 177.01
4.43 Filton Jn 06/45 21/02 173.04
5.62 Bristol Parkway 06.47a ~ 06.49d 20.58a ~ 21.00d 171.65
10.32 Westerleigh Jn 06/55 20/52 167.15
18.45 Charfield 07/03 20/44 159.02
31.70 Standish Jn 07/13 20/34 145.57
38.00 Gloucester Yard Jn 07/19 20/28 139.47
38.67 Barnwood Jn 07/20 20/26 138.60
44.30 Cheltenham Spa 07.26a ~ 07.28d 20.17a ~ 20.19d 133.17
51.41 Ashchurch 07/36 20/07 126.06
62.28 Abbotswood Jn 07/46 19*52a ~ 19*57d 115.19
66.15 Worcester Shrub Hill 07.54a ~ 08.04d 19.44a ~ 19.46d 111.32
71.74 Droitwich Spa 08/15 19/37 107.17
76.09 Stoke Works Jn 08/21 19/32 105.04
78.22 Bromsgrove 08/23 19/31 102.71
81.65 Barnt Green 08/27 19/27 99.28
86.73 Kings Norton 08/32 19/22 94.20
89.07 Selly Oak 08/38 19/19 92.06
92.38 Birmingham New Street 08.47a ~ 08.50d 19.09a ~ 19.11d 88.55

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
94.03 Landor Street Jn 08/54 ?
100.09 Water Orton 09/00 ?
104.04 Kingsbury Jn 09/03 ?
109.65 Tamworth HL 09/09 ?
117.13 Wichnor Jn 09/15 ?
122.56 Burton-on-Trent 09/19 ?
128.73 Stenson Jn 09/25 ?
133.57 Derby 09.31a ~ 09.33d ?
143.50 Ambergate Jn 09/44 ?
153.58 Clay Cross South Jn 09/53 ?
157.68 Chesterfield 09/56 ?
165.41 Dore South Jn 10/02 ?
166.68 Totley Tunnel East 10/04 ?
170.38 Grindleford 10/09 ?
176.68 Earles Sidings 10/14 ?
180.71 Edale 10/19 ?
185.48 Chinley North Jn 10/24 ?
189.21 New Mills South Jn 10/28 ?
194.50 Hazel Grove HL Jn 10/35 ?
197.77 Stockport 10L45a ~ 10L58d 11.00 ~ 11.19
198.52 Heaton Norris Jn 10/59 11/21
201.42 Slade Lane Jn 11/02 11/24
203.67 Manchester Piccadilly 11/09 11.28a ~ 11.29d
204.30 Manchester Oxford Road 11/13 11/31
205.30 Ordsall Lane Jn 11/17 11/33
208.09 Eccles 11/21 11/39
208.37
0.00
Eccles station headshunt 11.26a ~ 11.31d 11.43 ~ 11.49
0.69
0.00
Weaste Jn 11.41a ~ 11.56d 12.01 ~ 12.06
0.69
0.00
Eccles station headshunt 12.15a ~ 12.20d 12.19 ~ 12.20
0.28 Eccles 12/25 ?
4.07
0.00
Ordsall Lane Jn 12.38a ~ 12.46d 12.39 ~ 12.45
3.59 Eccles 12/51 12/49
8.64 Astley 12/55 12/55
15.58 Newton-le-Willows 13/02 13/02
16.59 Earlestown South Jn 13/06 13/05
18.06 Winwick Jn 13/13 13/07
21.42 Warrington Bank Quay 13c17a ~ 13c19d 13.11 ~ 13.20
23.29 Acton Grange Jn 13/23 13/25
28.43 Frodsham Jn 13/29 13/32
32.14 Helsby 13/33 13/36
36.71 Mickle Trafford Jn 13/43 13/41
39.44
0.00
Chester U&DM 13.49a ~ 13.57d 13.46 ~ 13.51
2.53 Mickle Trafford Jn 14/03 13/58
7.30 Helsby 14/07 14/03
11.01 Frodsham Jn 14/12 14/09
12.55 Halton Jn 14/18 14/14
13.62 Runcorn Jn 14/21 14.18a ~ 14.18d
14.52
0.00
Folly Lane (BR limit) 14.31a ~ 14.41d 14.26 ~ 14.46
0.70
0.00
Runcorn Jn 14.51a ~ 14.56d 14.54 ~ 14.56
2.52 Ditton 15/00 15/00
7.47 Allerton 15/17 15/05
10.70 Wavertree Jn 15/21 15/10
11.71
0.00
Edge Hill 15.26a ~ 15.34d 15.19 ~ 15.34
0.47 Bootle Branch Jn 15/36 15/36
5.38 Bootle Jn 15/51 15/55
6.07 Regents Road LC 15/54 15/57
7.46
0.00
Seaforth Container Terminal 16.13a ~ 16.23d 16.16 ~ 16.22
1.39 Regents Road LC 16/42 16/37
2.08 Bootle Jn 16/44 16/38
6.79 Bootle Branch Jn 16/59 16.57a ~ 17.02d
7.46
0.00
Edge Hill 17.01a ~ 17.06d 17.08 ~ 17.14
1.01 Wavertree Jn 17/12 ?
4.24 Allerton 17/17 ?
9.19 Ditton 17/24 ?
11.68 Runcorn 17/27 ?
17.79 Weaver Jn 17/33 ?
26.60 Winsford 17/40 ?
34.21 Crewe 17L50a ~ 18L00d 17.49 ~ 18.00
42.27 Madeley Jn 18/11 ?
53.29 Norton Bridge 18/21 ?
58.58 Stafford 18.25a ~ 18.27d ?
72.35 Bushbury Jn 18/42 ?
75.03 Portobello Jn 18/47 ?
79.20 Bescot Stadium 18/54 ?
83.57 Perry Barr North Jn 18/58 ?
85.79 Aston 19/03 ?
87.79 Proof House Jn 19/07 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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