5th March 1994

Pathfinder Tours
The Hampshire Hog

Locos Used 37375, 37405, 37425, 47297 & 47580
Stock Used 4959+5005+5023+17170+4842+4939+5007+4998

Route : 1Z36 throughout

Loco(s) Route
37405 (1) Manchester Piccadilly - Slade Lane Jn - Stockport - Wilmslow - Sandbach - Crewe
37425 (2) Crewe - Tamworth - Nuneaton - Bedworth - Coventry - Leamington - Banbury - Oxford - (via Foxhall Curve) - Swindon - Chippenham - Westbury - Salisbury - Romsey - (8) - Eastleigh Signal E32
47297 Eastleigh Signal E32 - Eastleigh - Southampton Western Docks
37375 (3) Southampton Western Docks - Eastleigh
47297 (4) Eastleigh - Southampton Eastern Docks
37375 (3) Southampton Eastern Docks - Eastleigh
37425 (5) Eastleigh - Havant - Guildford - Alton
37425 (6) Alton - Woking - West Ruislip - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Banbury - Leamington Spa
47580 (7) Leamington Spa - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Crewe
37405 Crewe - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Heald Green - Slade Lane Jn - Manchester Piccadilly

Notes :

This tour was scheduled to be worked by a single Class 37/4 throughout, with a second 37 to top/tail the Southampton Docks branches.
The tour was also supposed to have a break at Alton for the Mid Hants Diesel Gala, but due to the train running so late, the train had less than 40 minutes at Alton, so there wasn't even time for a quick spin. Pathfinder organised a re-run to the Mid-Hants only on October 1st, with a special fare of 10 for those who travelled on the original tour.

(1) 37405 removed at Crewe due to ETH not operating.
(2) 37425 replaced by 47297 due to snowploughs being too low to operate over third rail.
(3) 47297 on rear.
(4) 37375 on rear.
(5) Snowploughs moved to a higher position!
(6) 37425 failed at Leamington Spa.
(7) 47580 towing 37425 dead.
(8) Booked via Redbridge to Southampton but believed re-routed (confirmation someone please?) to Eastleigh to allow replacement of 37425 by 47297 because of the snowplough issue.
(9) Booked set-down at South Ruislip was missed out, stop taken at West Ruislip instead.

Sources : David Russell (on the train throughout), Dave Burbridge & Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Manchester Piccadilly 04.26d   23.49a 243.30
2.25 Slade Lane Jn 04/30   23/46 241.05
5.15 Heaton Norris Jn 04/34  
5.70 Stockport 04/36  
8.11 Cheadle Hulme 04/40  
- Heald Green   23/40 234.78
12.06 Wilmslow 04.43a ~ 04.45d   23.32a ~ 23.34d 231.53
26.21 Sandbach 04/58   23/20 217.38
30.71 Crewe 05.08a ~ 05.09d   23.08a ~ 23.10d 212.68
38.77 Madeley Jn 05/19   22/54 204.62
49.79 Norton Bridge 05/29   22/42 193.60
55.28 Stafford 05.35a ~ 05.36d   22.34a ~ 22.36d 188.31
61.63 Colwich Jn 05/41  
? Armitage Jn 05/46  
72.48 Lichfield TV 05/50  
78.59 Tamworth LL 05.58a ~ 06.00d  
91.61 Nuneaton 06.13a ~ 06.15d  
95.21 Bedworth 06/21  
- Bushbury Jn   22/19 174.54
- Portobello Jn   22/14 172.06
- Bescot Stadium   22/08 167.69
- Perry Barr North Jn   22/02 163.32
- Aston   21/57 161.10
- Stechford   21/51 158.17
- Birmingham International   21/44 153.64
101.76 Coventry 06.33a ~ 06.35d   21.28a ~ 21.30d 143.08
106.02 Kenilworth 06/42   21/21 138.28
111.30 Leamington Spa 06.50a ~ 06.52d   21.11a ~ 21.13d 133.54
122.59 Fenny Compton 07/04   21/00 122.25
131.39 Banbury 07.15a ~ 07.19d   20.47a ~ 20.49d 113.45
136.43 Aynho Jn 07/25   20/37 108.41

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
142.34 Heyford 07/31 ?
151.23 Wolvercot Jn 07/37 ?
154.14 Oxford 07/43 ?
163.61 Didcot North Jn 07/52 ?
164.36 Foxhall Jn 07*54a ~ 08*00d ?
177.19 Uffington 08/13 ?
188.03 Swindon 08.23a ~ 08.25d ?
193.67 Wotton Bassett Jn 08/32 ?
204.56 Chippenham 08c40a ~ 08c42d ?
206.70 Thingley Jn 08/47 ?
215.20 Bradford Jn 08/58 ?
219.79 Hawkeridge Jn 09/05 ?
220.44 Westbury 09c06a ~ 09c11d ?
225.17 Warminster 09/19 ?
243.13 Wilton Jn 09/37 ?
245.07 Salisbury 09c40a ~ 09c41d ?
246.14 Tunnel Jn 09/44 ?
254.05 Dean 09/54 ?
261.48 Romsey 10/01 ?
267.01 Redbridge 1008 DIV
? Eastleigh Sig E32 DIV ?
268.72
0.00
Southampton 10L12a ~ 10L22d ?
0.55 Millbrook Dock Entrance 10*24a ~ 10*25d ?
2.66
0.00
Western Dock (berth 105) 10.40a ~ 11.02d ?
2.11 Millbrook Dock Exit 11*17a ~ 11*18d ?
2.66 Southampton 11*22a ~ 11*23d ?
3.70 Northam Jn 11/25 ?
4.75 St Denys 11/27 ?
8.50
0.00
Eastleigh 11.34a ~ 11.42d ?
3.55 St Denys 11/47 ?
4.60 Northam Jn 11*49a ~ 11*50d ?
5.47 Canute Road AOCL (ABP) 12*00a ~ 12*01d ?
6.36
0.00
Eastern Dock (berth 38) 12p21a ~ 12p31d ?
0.69 Canute Road AOCL (ABP) 12*51a ~ 12*52d ?
1.56 Northam Jn 13L02a ~ 13L08d ?
2.61 St Denys 13/10 ?
15.28 Fareham 13/28 ?
21.43 Cosham 13/36 ?
22.16 Farlington Jn 13/39 ?
25.13 Havant 13c43a ~ 13c44d ?
36.57 Petersfield 14/01 ?
48.49 Haslemere 14/13 ?
60.06 Shalford Jn 14/24 ?
61.21 Guildford 14c27a ~ 14c28d ?
67.28 Ash 14/37 ?
68.11 Aldershot South Jn 14/38 ?
68.53 Aldershot North Jn 14/40 ?
70.13 Aldershot 14/43 ?
73.19 Farnham 14*48a ~ 14*49d ?
81.79
0.00
Alton 15.03a ~ 17.23d ??.?? ~ 17.35
8.60 Farnham 17*35a ~ 17*36d ?
11.66 Aldershot 17/41 18/02
13.26 Aldershot North Jn 17/43 ?
14.28 Ash Vale 17/45 18/06
17.27 Pirbright Jn 17/49 ?
18.67 Brookwood 17/51 ?
22.39 Woking 17c55a ~ 17c56d 18.17 ~ 18.19
26.43 Byfleet Jn 18/02 18.26a ~ 18.30d
27.34 Addlestone Jn 18/04 ?
32.25 Virginia Water 18/11 18/38
36.38 Staines 18/16 ?
42.05 Feltham Jn 18/27 ?
43.03 Hounslow 18/29 ?
46.42 Old Kew Jn 18/36 19.10a ~ 19.12d
47.04 Kew East Jn 18/39 19/15
51.47 Neasden Jn 18*49a ~ 18*50d 19.35 ~ 19.37
58.30 South Ruislip 19.05a ~ 19.06d 19/51
60.11 West Ruislip 19/09 19.55a ~ 19.58d
63.41 Gerrards Cross 19/15 ?
72.52 High Wycombe 19*28a ~ 19*50d ?
80.73 Princes Risborough 20*01a ~ 20*09d ?
99.39 Bicester North 20/28 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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