2nd November 1996

Pathfinder Tours
The Blackpool Illuminator

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

Loco(s) Used ?????
Stock Used ???

Route :

Loco(s) Route
diesel Cardiff Central- Newport - Severn Tunnel Jn - Pilning - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster - ??? - Leyland - Preston - Kirkham & Wesham - Poulton-le-Fylde - Blackpool North
diesel Blackpool North - (?reverse of outward route?) - Kidderminster - (reverse of outward route) - Cardiff Central

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required, assuming it ran. Off train option on offer was;
a) road coach from Leyland to East Lancashire Railway (steam and diesels booked to run) (extra fare).

Source : Gareth Kelly

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from Gareth Kelly)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Cardiff Central 08.40d 00.37a
Newport 08.54d 00.23a
Bristol Parkway 09.21d 23.55a
Cheltenham Spa 10.15d 23.13a
Worcester Shrub Hill 10.43d 22.49a
Kidderminster 11.01d 22.29a
Leyland ??.??a ~ ??.??d ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Preston ? ?
Blackpool North ??.??a ??.??d

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