3rd August 1996

Pathfinder Tours
Cumbrian Mountain Express

Did this train run? Details taken from pre-tour advertising.

Loco(s) Advertised diesel &  steam: 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used ???

Route :

Loco(s) Route
diesel Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon -Stroud - Standish Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - (via Spetchley) - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Birmingham New Street - ??? - Crewe
60009 Crewe - ??? - Carlisle
diesel Carlisle - ??? - Crewe - (?reverse of outward route?) - Reading

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required, assuming it ran.

Source : Gareth Kelly

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from Gareth Kelly)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Reading 06.10d 22.55a
Didcot Parkway 06.30d 22.35a
Swindon 06.55d 22.10a
Kemble 07.13d 21.52a
Stroud 07.32d 21.32a
Stonehouse 07.40d 21.24a
Cheltenham Spa 07.55d 21.08a
Barnt Green 08.35d 20.35a
Birmingham New Street 09.00d 20.12a
Crewe ??L??a ~ 10L35d 19.00a
Carlislre ??.??a ??.??d

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