3rd May 1997

Pathfinder Tours
The Crewe Cut

Locos Used 31407, 31466, 33051, 33116, 56075 & 60054
Stock Used 3115+3150+3148+4959+4999+4998+4956+4939+5005+4915+4938

Route : Train "A" (1Z81 throughout)

Locos Route
33116 + 33051 Eastleigh - Southampton Central - Romsey - Salisbury - Westbury - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Days Jn - Bristol Parkway - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Bromsgrove - Camp Hill - Landor Street Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Park Lane Jn - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Crewe
33051 + 33116 Crewe - Kidsgrove - Stoke-on-Trent - Colwich Jn - Rugeley - Cannock - Walsall - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Worcester Shrub Hill - (reverse of outward route) - Eastleigh

Route : Train "B" (1T71 throughout)

Loco(s) Route
33116 + 33051 Crewe - Chester - Hooton Sidings
60054 Hooton Sidings - Helsby - Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn - Runcorn - Liverpool Lime Street
56075 Liverpool Lime Street - Runcorn - Crewe - Stafford
31407 + 31466 Stafford Norton Bridge - Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Crewe

Sources : Richard Hughes (On train "B" throughout) & Kevin Stroud

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Benning, Alan Vickers & PRAR)

Train "A"

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Eastleigh 05.14d 05.14   23.31a 23.11 239.52
3.55 St Denys 05/20 ?   23/21 ? 235.77
5.64 Southampton Central 05/25 ?   23/16 23/02 233.68
8.35 Redbridge 05/29 ?   23/12 22/58 231.17
12.68 Romsey 05/36 05/33   23/05 22/51 226.64
20.31 Dean 05/46 05/40   22/55 ? 219.21
28.22 Tunnel Jn 05/56 05/48   22/45 ? 211.30
29.29 Salisbury 05.58a ~ 06.00d 05.53 ~ 06.00   22.40a ~ 22.42d 22.30 ~ 22.34 210.23
31.23 Wilton Jn 06/04 ?   22/36 ? 208.29
49.19 Warminster 06/23 06/23   22/14 ? 190.33
53.72 Westbury 06*30a ~ 06*38d 06.30 ~ 06.38   22.04a ~ 220.6d 22.00 ~22.03 185.60
57.75 Trowbridge 06.44a ~ 06.46d 06.44 ~ 06.46   21.55 ~ 21.57 21.52 ~ 21.54 181.57
59.16 Bradford Jn 06/48 ?   21/53 ? 180.36
68.38 Bathampton Jn 07/03 ?   21/38 ? 171.14
70.54 Bath Spa 07.06a ~ 07.08d 07.07 ~ 07.09   21.32a ~ 21.34d 21.33 ~ 21.36 168.78
81.33 North Somerset Jn 07/22 07/21   21/21 21/22 158.19
81.56 Dr Days Jn 07/28 07/25   21/19 21/16 157.76
82.53 Stapleton Road 07/29 ?   21/18 ? 156.79
85.53 Filton Jn 07/32 07/32   21/13 ? 153.79
86.72 Bristol Parkway 07.34a ~ 07.36d 07.34 ~ 07.37   21.09a ~ 21.11d 21.03 ~ 21.07 152.60
91.42 Westerleigh Jn 07/41 07/43   21/04 20/57 148.10
93.14 Yate 07/43 07/46   21/02 20/55 146.38
99.55 Charfield 07/49 ?   20/55 ? 139.77
113.00 Standish Jn 08/00 ?   20/45 20/40 126.52
119.10 Gloucester Yard Jn 08/07 08/10   20/39 20/34 120.42
119.77 Barnwood Jn 08*08a ~ 08*23d 08/11   20/38 20/33 119.55
125.40 Cheltenham Spa 08.31a ~ 08.34d 08.20 ~ 08.34   20.29a ~20.32d 20.22 ~ 20.27 114.12
132.51 Ashchurch 08/41 08/42   20/20 20/14 107.01
143.38 Abbotswood Jn 08/49 08/52   19*57a ~ 20*11d ? 96.14
144.20 Norton Jn 08/51 08/54   19/55 20/02 95.32
147.25 Worcester Shrub Hill 08*57a ~ 09*04d 08.59 ~ 09.05   19*44a ~ 19*51d 19.51 ~ 19.56 92.27
147.72 Tunnel Jn 09/06 ?   19/43 19/43 91.60
153.04 Droitwich Spa 09/12 09/13   19/38 19/43 86.48

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
157.19 Stoke Works Jn 09/17 ?
159.39 Bromsgrove 09/19 09/23
163.02 Barnt Green 09/23 09/29
165.57 Longbridge 09/25 09/32
168.10 Kings Norton 09/30 09/36
173.25 Bordesley Jn 09/36 09/45
173.51 St. Andrews Jn 09/37 09/47
174.09 Landor Street Jn 09/45 09/50
175.04 Washwood Heath No.1 09/50 ?
180.20 Castle Bromwich Jn 09/55 09/56
180.78 Park Lane Jn 09/56 09/58
192.47 Ryecroft Jn 10/23 10/23
193.09 Walsall 10/25 10/25
193.74 Pleck Jn 10/27 10/29
194.75 Darlaston Jn 10/28 10/31
197.74 Portobello Jn 10/32 10/35
200.42 Bushbury Jn 10/35 10/38
214.59 Stafford 10/46 10/52
219.48 Norton Bridge 10/51 10/58
230.50 Madeley Jn 11/00 11/06
236.72 Basford Hall Jn 11/08 11/11
238.56 Crewe 11.13a 11.23

Train "B"

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Crewe 11.35d 11.35
1.41 Steel Works Jn 11/38 ?
10.60 Beeston Castle 11/47 ?
21.10 Chester 11/59 11/58
29.45
0.00
Hooton Siding 12L11a ~ 12L39d 12.13 ~12.35
4.05 Ellesmere Port 12/44 12/43
9.22 Helsby 12/50 12/50
12.73 Frodsham Jn 12/55 12/56
14.47 Halton Jn 13/00 13/01
15.57 Runcorn 13/03 13/03
18.26 Ditton 13/05 13/05
23.01 Allerton 13/13 13/10
26.44 Wavertree Jn 13/16 ?
27.45 Edge Hill 13/18 13/18
28.76
0.00
Liverpool Lime Street 13L22a ~ 14L08d 13.22 ~14.08
1.31 Edge Hill 14/13 ?
2.32 Wavertree Jn 14/15 ?
5.55 Allerton 14/20 ?
10.50 Ditton 14/25 ?
13.19 Runcorn 14/28 14/26
19.30 Weaver Jn SB 14/34 ?
28.11 Winsford SB 14/42 14/38
35.52 Crewe 14/52 14/45
37.36 Basford Hall Jn 14/55 ?
43.58 Madeley Jn 15/00 ?
54.60 Norton Bridge 15/11 14/59
60.09
0.00
Stafford 15L17a ~ 15L38d 15.05 ~ 15.39
5.29 Norton Bridge 15/52 15/52
9.13 Stone Jn 15/59 15/54
15.57 Stoke Jn 16/07 16/04
16.13 Stoke-on-Trent 16/09 16/05
22.44 Kidsgrove 16/17 16/15
25.03 Alsager 16/20 16/19
27.41 Barthomley Jn 16/23 ?
31.16 Crewe 16.34a 16.34

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Crewe 17.11d 17.16
3.55 Barthomley Jn 17/17 ?
6.13 Alsager 17/20 17/27
8.52 Kidsgrove 17/24 17/31
15.03 Stoke-on-Trent 17/34 17/39
15.36 Stoke Jn 17/36 ?
22.03 Stone Jn 17/48 17/46
33.64 Colwich 17/59 17/55
36.33 Rugeley North Jn 18/03 17/59
42.10 Hednesford 18/14 18/10
51.22 Ryecroft Jn 18/26 18/24
51.72 Walsall 18/28 18/26
52.59 Pleck Jn 18/30 18/28
53.46 Bescot 18c32a ~ 18c34d 18.31 ~ 18.37
58.03 Perry Barr North Jn 18/42 18/43
58.42 Perry Barr West Jn 18/44 18/44
60.41 Soho East Jn 18/52 18.48a ~ 18.51d
60.63 Soho North Jn 18/54 18/53
62.09 Galton Jn 18/56 18/56
65.15 Rowley Regis 19/02 19/01
70.33 Stourbridge Junction 19/14 19.09a ~ 19.10d
77.12 Kidderminster 19c23a ~ 19c25d ??.?? ~ 19.29
80.66 Hartlebury 19/32 19/33

Train A timings continue in first table.

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