21st October 1995

Waterman Railways / Pathfinder Tours
The Cornubian

Locos Used 47519 (D1102), 47746 & steam: 70000 'Britannia'
Stock Used 12 mark 1's (TSO+TSO+TSO+RMB+BCK+FO+FO+FO+PFO+RBR+PFO+PFO)

Route :

Loco(s) Route
47519 Wolverhampton Portobello Jn Bescot Perry Barr North Jn Aston Proof House Jn Birmingham New Street Soho South Jn Galton Jn Stourbridge Junction Kidderminster Droitwich Spa Worcester Shrub Hill Abbotswood Jn Ashchurch Cheltenham Barnwood Jn Gloucester Yard Jn Standish Jn Yate Westerleigh Jn Bristol Parkway Filton Jn Stapleton Road Dr Days Jn Bristol Temple Meads Worle Jn Uphill Jn Bridgwater Taunton Exeter St Davids Newton Abbot Totnes Plymouth Liskeard Par Penzance
70000 + 47519 Penzance (reverse of outward route) Exeter St Davids
70000 Exeter St Davids (reverse of outward route) Bristol Temple Meads
47746 Bristol Temple Meads (reverse of outward route) Wolverhampton

Source : Gordon Jakes (on the train throughout)

Tour Review
(from Gordon Jakes)

The day was somewhat disappointing because the steam section of the route between Penzance and Bristol was advertised as being double headed by 7802 and 70000. In the event 7802 failed and 47519 was substituted because of the length of the train. We were advised that the original plan had been for 47519 to pilot 70000 but after representations, Railtrack agreed to 70000 leading and working the train with the diesel assisting only as and when required and obviously on the Devon banks. I cannot comment on the amount of assistance given by the diesel but despite a late departure from Penzance, to some extent caused by the late arrival of the down train, arrival in Exeter was only six minutes late. It has to be said that this was probably due to conservative timings rather than spectacular train performance. The section from Exeter to Bristol was more interesting with 70000 in sole charge and despite a four minute late departure from Exeter, Bristol was reached some six minutes early a very solid performance to end the day.

There were few photo opportunities for those of us who traveled on the train because the water stops were well patrolled by BT police and Railtrack personnel.


Views of 47519 & 70000 at Penzance (photos: Gordon Jakes)

Gordon Jakes

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Jakes)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Wolverhampton 05.00d ?   22.38a 23.01 115.48
1.64 Portobello Jn 05/04 ?   22/34 ? 113.64
6.01 Bescot 05/08 ?   22/27 ? 109.47
12.60 Aston 05/17 ?   22/20 ? 102.68
15.36 Birmingham New Street 05.23a ~ 05.25d ?   22.05a ~ 22.12d 22.34 ~ 22.37 100.12
20.15 Galton Jn 05/33 ?   22/00 ? 96.33
27.39 Stourbridge Junction 05/46 ?   21/48 22/15 88.09
34.18 Kidderminster 05.55a ~ 05.56d ?   21.37a ~ 21.38d 22.00 ~ 22.06 81.30
43.54 Droitwich Spa 06/09 ?   21/26 21/26 71.74
49.33 Worcester Shrub Hill 06.17a ~ 06.19d ?   21.17a ~ 21.19d 21.31 ~ 21.33 66.15
53.20 Abbotswood Jn 06/23 ?   21/11 ? 62.28
64.07 Ashchurch 06/35 ?   21/03 ? 51.41
71.18 Cheltenham Spa 06.41a ~ 06.44d ??.?? ~ 06.46   20.52a ~ 20.55d 21.06 ~ 21.09 44.30
77.48 Gloucester Yard Jn 06/51 ?   20/45 ? 38.00
83.58 Standish Jn 06/57 ?   20/38 ? 31.70
97.03 Charfield 07/07 ?   20/27 ? 18.45
105.16 Westerleigh Jn 07/15 ?   20/20 ? 10.32
109.66 Bristol Parkway 07.21a ~ 07.23d ??.?? ~ 07.31   20.13a ~ 20.15d 20.26 ~ 20.28 5.62
115.02 Dr Days Jn 07/31 ?   20/06 ? 0.46
115.48 Bristol Temple Meads 07.33a ~ 07.40d 07.42 ~ 07.45   19L43a ~ 20L04d 19.37 ~ 20.17 0.00
207.11
132.33 Worle Jn 08/00 ?   19/21 ? 190.26
148.69 Bridgwater 08/13 ?   19/00 18/56 173.70
155.31 Cogload Jn 08/18 ?   18/50 ? 167.28
160.34 Taunton 08.23a ~ 08.25d 08.22 ~ 08.25   18.41a ~ 18.43d 18.40 ~ 18.42 162.25
174.48 Tiverton Parkway 08/41 ?   18/22 18/23 148.11
189.74 Cowley Bridge Jn 08/54 ?   18/04 ? 132.65
191.14 Exeter St Davids 08.56a ~ 08.59d ??.?? ~ 09.00   17L10a ~ 18L00d 17.16 ~ 18.04 131.45
201.56 Dawlish Warren 09/09 09/11   16/56 17/03 121.03
211.28 Newton Abbot 09/19 09/22   16/44 16/51 111.31
220.05 Totnes 09/31 09/35   16/31 16/40 102.54
232.41 Ivybridge 09/44 09/51   16/19 16/23 90.18
236.32 Hemerdon 09/50 ?   16/13 ? 86.27
241.57 Lipson Jn 09/55 ?   15/59 ? 81.02
243.17 Plymouth 09c57 ~ 10c00 10.04 ~ 10.06   15w15a ~ 15w55d 15.10 ~ 15.55 79.42
246.09 St Budeaux Jn 10/05 ?   15/07 ? 76.50
247.35 Saltash 10/08 10/15   15/03 15/00 75.24
252.33 St Germans 10/14 10/21   14/54 ? 70.26
260.75 Liskeard 10/23 10/32   14/43 ? 61.64
266.10 Largin 10/29 ?   14/35 ? 56.49
273.43 Lostwithiel 10/37 10/47   14/23 14/27 49.16
277.78 Par 10/42 10/53   13w33a ~ 14w13d ??.?? ~ 14.17 44.61
282.35 St Austell 10/47 11/02   13/26 13/41 40.24
284.65 Burngullow Jn 10/49 ?   13/23 ? 37.74
291.38 Probus 10/56 ?   13/12 ? 31.27
296.66 Truro 11/03 11/17   13/03 13/23 25.73
297.34 Penwithers Jn 11/04 ?   13/02 ? 16.62
309.49 Camborne 11/15 11/33   12/45 13/08 13.10
316.76 St Erth 11/22 11/41   12/32 ? 5.63
322.59 Penzance 11L32a 11.50   12L19d 12.48 0.00


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