27th May 1995

Pathfinder Tours
Severn Tyne Express

Locos Used 46035 & 47765

Route : 1Z46 throughout

Loco(s) Route
46035 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Cheltenham Spa - Birmingham New Street - Nuneaton - Leicester - Toton Yard - Chesterfield - Barrow Hill - Rotherham - Doncaster - (via York station avoiding curve) - Stockton - Sunderland - Newcastle
46035 16.00 Newcastle - Durham - York - Pontefract - Sheffield - Chesterfield - Derby - Birmingham New Street (2)
47765 Birmingham New Street - Gloucester - Chepstow - Newport
47765 Newport - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) 47765 provided banking assistance between Bromsgrove and Lickey summit.
(2) Due to late running and an engineering possession south of Gloucester, 46035 was removed at Birmingham New Street and 47765 took over.
Richard Rooker comments : I had just finished my shift on Sheffield station as the return of this train rolled in an hour or so late, so a quick run over to platform 6 to see if it was stopping at Chesterfield and if so, how much? It was not booked to stop there, but the staff on train were very helpful and arranged for it to stop additionally at Chesterfield for me and two or three other bashers!

Sources : Richard Rooker (On train Sheffield - Chesterfield on the return),
Craig Sullivan (on from Bristol Temple Meads to Sheffield on the return),
Ewan Rodden & Richard Bolsover

Photo Review

D172 at Narroways, Bristol (photo: Carl Nattress)

Craig Sullivan caught this shot of D172 at Newcastle.

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