1st October 1994

Pathfinder Tours
The Hampshire Hog II

Locos Used 37420 & 47557
Stock Used 5037+4909+4939+17151+4925+5027+5042+????

Route : 1Z67 throughout

Loco Route
37420 Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Cheadle Hulme - Wilmslow - Sandbach - Crewe - (via WCML) - Nuneaton - Bedworth - Coventry - Leamingston Spa - Banbury - Aynho Jn - Bicester North - Princes Risborough - Gerrards Cross - South Ruislip - Greenford - (1) - Old Oak Common - Paddington
47557 Paddington - Ealing Broadway - Southall Yard
37420 Southall Yard - Ealing Broadway - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Kensington Olympia - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Kew Bridge - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Ascot - Frimley - Ash Vale - Alton (2)
37420 Alton - Aldeshot - Ash - Guildford
37420 Guildford - North Camp - Wokingham - Reading Spur Jn - Reading New Jn - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Piccadilly

Notes :
This tour was a re-run of 5th March 1994's "The Hampshire Hog" following many on-the-day problems, with a special fare of 10 for those who travelled on the original tour.
(1) Long waits on the GW&GC Joint as:
a) Hanwell West Curve had at the time been closed for some time despite being scheduled to re-open before the tour ran, and was still closed on the day and
b) The tour was re-routed to operate via Paddington (with RR) then as booked to Southall Yard. The guard did not sign Old Oak to Paddington!!
(2) 45132 was used on special working on Mid Hants Railway during the layover at Alton.

Source : Phil Pearson (joined/left train at Stockport)
Additional information : Steve Marshall/Steve Cassidy & Alan Sheppard


Timings (Booked & Actual)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Manchester Piccadilly 06.45d ??.??   22.28a ??.?? 228.08
2.25 Slade Lane Jn 06/50 ??/??   22/54 ??/?? 225.63
5.15 Heaton Norris Jn 06/53 ??/??   22/51 ??/?? 222.73
5.70 Stockport 06.55a ~ 07.00d ??.??   22.48a ~ 22.49d 00.01 ~ ??.?? 222.18
8.11 Cheadle Hulme 07/04 ??/??   22/45 23/58 219.77
12.06 Wilmslow 07/08 07/09   22/39 23/54 216.02
13.50 Alderley Edge 07/13 ??/??   22/37 ??/?? 214.38
26.21 Sandbach 07/23 07/25   22/26 23/39 201.67
29.75 Sydney Bridge Jn 07/29 07/32   22/21 ??/?? 198.13
30.71 Crewe 07.34a ~ 07.36d 07.40 ~ 07.42   22.16a ~ 22.18d 23.25 ~ 23.32 197.17
38.77 Madeley Jn 07/47 07/53   22/06 23/18 189.11
49.79 Norton Bridge 07/57 08/03   21/57 ??/?? 178.09
55.28 Stafford 08.01a ~ 08.03d 08.10 ~ 08.14   21.47a ~ 21.49d 22.58 ~ 23.00 172.60
61.63 Colwich Jn 08/10 08/22   21/41 ??/?? 166.25
67.42 Armitage Jn 08/15 08/29   21/37 22/45 160.46
72.48 Lichfield TV LL 08/19 ??/??   21/33 ??/?? 155.40
78.59 Tamworth LL 08.25a ~ 08.27d 08.50a ~ ??.??   21.23a ~ 21.25d 22.31 ~ 22.32 149.29
91.61 Nuneaton 08.47a ~ 08.52d ??.?? ~ 09.09d   21.03a ~ 21.05d 22.16 ~22.17 136.27
95.21 Bedworth 08/57 09/17   20/56 ??/?? 132.61
101.76 Coventry 09.06a ~ 09.08d 09.37 ~ 09.38   20.38a ~ 20.40d 21.55 ~ 21.57 126.12
102.52 Coventry Park Jn 09/10 ??/??   20/36 ??/?? 125.36
106.02 Kenilworth 09/15 ??/??   20/32 ??/?? 121.32
110.24 Milverton Jct 09/20 ??/??   20/25 ??/?? 117.64
111.30 Leamington Spa 09.26a ~ 09.28d 09.53 ~ 09.54   20.21a ~ 20.23d 21.39~ 21.40 11.58
122.59 Fenny Compton 09/38 10/08   20/10 21/28 105.29
131.39 Banbury 09.46a ~ 09.48d 10.17 ~ 10.18   20.02a ~ 20.03d 21.15 ~ 21.17 96.45
136.43 Aynho Jn 09/53 10/26   19/56 ??/?? 91.45

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
145.45 Bicester North 10/02 10.40a ~ 10.54d
158.36 Haddenham & Thame Parkway 10/15 11/05
164.11 Princess Risborough 10.22a OP 10.23d ??.?? ~ ??.??
172.32 High Wycombe 10/32 11/22
181.43 Gerrards Cross 10/43 11/32
186.73 West Ruislip 10/49 11.39a ~ 11.55d
188.54 South Ruislip 10/51 11/58
191.57 Greenford South Jct 10/58 DIV
193.15 Drayton Green 11/04 DIV
193.55 Hanwell 11/10 DIV
???.?? Old Oak Common DIV 13/13
???.?? Paddington DIV 13.21a

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
???.?? Paddington DIV 13.37d
???.?? Ealing Broadway DIV 13.45a ~ 13.46d
194.73 Southall 11/14 ??/??
195.19 Southall Yard 11.16a RR 13.50 L

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
195.19 Southall Yard 11.39d 14.11
195.49 Southall 11/41 ??/??
198.75 Ealing Broadway 11.46a CC 11.48d 14/20
200.30 Acton Main Line 11/51 14/24
201.02 Acton Wells Jn 11/57 14/27
202.67 Mitre Bridge Jn 12/01 14/31
203.24 North Pole Jn 12/01 14/31
205.12 Kensington Olympia 12/06 14/35
207.75 Latchmere Jn 12/11 14/41
208.29 Clapham Junction 12.17a CC 12.19d 14.42 ~ 14.43
211.42 Barnes 12/24 14/47
213.69 New Kew Jn 12/27 ??/??
217.75 Hounslow 12/32 ??/??
218.76 Feltham Jn 12/38 14/55
222.40 Staines 12/46 15/01
226.53 Virginia Water 12/58 15/08
232.37 Ascot 13/03 15/17
241.06 Frimley Jn 13*19a ~ 13*28d 15/30
244.23 Ash Vale 13/32 15/34
245.25 Aldershot North Jn 13/34 15/36
246.65 Aldershot 13/36 15/38
249.71 Farnham 13/42 15/42
254.60 Bentley 13/48 15/48
258.51 Alton 13.55a 15.54

Departure from Alton was changed from 17.46 to 18.15

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Alton 17.46d 18.31
4.69 Bentley 17*53a ~ 17*57d 18/39
8.60 Farnham 18/02 18/39
11.66 Aldershot 18/07 18.51a ~ 18.53d
13.26 Aldershot North Jn 18/10 18/59
13.68 Aldershot South Jn 18/11 19/02
14.51 Ash 18/12 19/05
20.58 Guildford (rev)(RR) 18.21a ~ 18.34d 19.17 ~ 19.38
26.65 Ash 18/42 19/48
29.48 North Camp 18/45 ??/??
33.25 Blackwater 18/49 19/54
39.55 Wokingham 18/55 20/01
43.48 Earley 19/00 20/05
45.43 Spur Jn 19/03 20/09
46.02 New Jn 19/07 20/10
46.40 Reading 19.09a CC 19.16d 20.11 ~ 20.13
63.28 Didcot East Jn 19/31 20/36
64.27 Didcot North Jn 19/32 20/37
73.74 Oxford 19/41 20/45
76.65 Wolvercot Jn 19/44 20/48
85.54 Heyford 19/51 21/04

Timings continue in first table.

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