16th - 18th May 1997

A1A Charters/Pathfinder
The Pirates of Penzance

Locos Used 31201, 31306, 31407, 31450, 31466, 37375 & 37674

Route : 1Z63 throughout

Date Loco(s) Route
16/05-17/05 31450 + 37375 Preston - Bolton - Manchester Piccadilly - Stoke-on-Trent - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Bescot - Aston - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Bromsgrove - Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham Spa - Standish Jn - Stroud - Swindon
17/05 31407 + 31466 Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads
17/05 31407 + 31466 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Westbury - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Plymouth - Par - Penzance
17/05 37674 (1) Penzance - St Erth - St Ives
17/05 31407 + 31466 (2) St Ives - St Erth - Penzance
17/05 31407 + 37674 (3) Penzance to Par
17/05 31407 + 37674 Par - Plymouth - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Bromsgrove - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street
17/05-18/05 31201 + 31306 Birmingham New Street - Aston - Bescot - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Stoke-on-Trent - Manchester Piccadilly - Salford Crescent - Atherton - Wigan North Western - Preston

Notes :
(1) 31407 + 31466 on rear.
(2) 37674 on rear.
(3) plus 31466 dead in tow (had failed to restart due to flat batteries after going for fuel at Penzance).


37674 emerges from the sea mist at Carbis Bay (photo: Roger Geach)

Sources : Richard Hughes, Clive Barlow & David Bellamy

Timings (Booked Only)
(From David Bellamy

Location

Booked (out)   Booked (Actual) (rtn)
Preston 21.53d   23.52a (03.00a)
Euxton Jn 22/01   ?
Lostock Jn 22/19   ? (DIV)
Bolton 22/24   ? (DIV)
Wigan North Western -   DIV (pass)
Atherton -   DIV (pass)
Salford Crescent 22/44   23/15
Ordsall Lane Jn 22/46   23/14
Deansgate 22/48   23/12
Manchester Piccadilly 22/53   23/09
Slade Lane Jn 22/58   23/05
Heaton Norris Jn 23/01   23/02
Stockport 23.04a ~ 23.09d   22.58a ~ 23.00d
Cheadle Hulme 23/13   22/55
Macclesfield 23/25   22/45
Congleton 23/35   22/37
Kidsgrove 23/41   22/32
Stoke-on-Trent 23.48a ~ 00.08d   22.20a ~ 22.22d
Stone 00/17   22/09
Norton Bridge 00/24   22/02
Stafford 00.31a ~ 00.33d   21.52a ~ 21.54d
Bushbury Jn 00/55   ?
Portobello Jn 00/58   DIV (pass)
Darlaston Jn 01/02   DIV (pass)
Bescot 01/04   DIV (pass)
Perry Barr North Jn 01/10   DIV (pass)
Aston 01/14   DIV (pass)
Proof House Jn 01/18   DIV (pass)
Wolverhampton -   (?) DIV
Birmingham New Street 01.20a ~ 01.22d   20L39a ~ 21L08d
Selly Oak 01/29   20/30
Kings Norton 01/32   20/23
Barnt Green 01/40   20/16
Bromsgrove 01/43   20/11
Stoke Works Jn 01/45   20/08
Droitwich Spa 01/51   20/03
Worcester Shrub Hill 01.57a ~ 01.59d   19.53a ~ 19.55d
Norton Jn 02/03   19/47
Abbotswood Jn 02/05   19/45
Ashchurch 02/13   19/37
Cheltenham Spa 02.20a ~ 02.23d   19.27a ~ 19.29d
Barnwood Jn 02/29   19/20
Gloucester Yard Jn 02/30   19/12
Standish Jn 02/36   19/05
Stroud 02/41  
Kemble 02/54  
Swindon 03L08a ~ 03L31d  
Wootton Bassett Jn 03/36  
Hullavington 03/45  
Charfield   18/56
Yate   18/50
Westerleigh Jn 03/57   18/48
Bristol Parkway 04.03a ~ 04.05d   18.40a ~ 18.42d
Filton Jn 04/07   18/38
Dr. Days Jn 04/13   18/33
Bristol Temple Meads 04L15a ~ 04L30d   18.26a ~ 18.31d
North Somerset Jn 04/32  
Bath Spa 04/42  
Bathampton Jn 04/47  
Bradford Jn 04/58  
Westbury 05/07  
Fairwood Jn 05/09  
Clink Road Jn 05/12  
Blatchbridge Jn 05/14  
Castle Cary 05/24  
Parson Street   18/15
Worle Jn   18/11
Uphill Jn   18/09
Bridgwater   17/56
Cogload Jn 05/42   17/51
Taunton 05.47a ~ 06.08d   17.43a ~ 17.45d
Tiverton Parkway 06/24   17/31
Cowley Bridge Jn 06/38   17/17
Exeter St. Davids 06.41a ~ 06.44d   17.08a ~ 17.15d
Dawlish Warren 06/54   16/53
Newton Abbot 07/07   16/37
Totnes 07/19   16/23
Ivybridge 07/33   16/09
Plymouth 07.46a ~ 07.48d   15.47a ~ 15.55d
St. Budeaux Jn 07/53   15/42
Saltash 07/56   15/38
St. Germans 08/02   15/31
Liskeard 08/08   15/22
Largin 08/18   15/15
Lostwithiel 08/26   15/06
Par 08/31   14L48a ~ 15L00d
St. Austell 08/36   14/40
Burngullow Jn 08/43   14/37
Probus 08/50   14/29
Truro 08/59   14/22
Camborne 09/13   14/07
St. Erth 09/20   13/58
Penzance 09L30a ~ 10L33d   11L22a ~ 13L50d
St. Erth 10/43   11/13
St. Ives 10.56a   10.59d


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