18th April 1998

Pathfinder Tours
The Euro-Spinner

Locos Used 47344, 73114, 86208, 86243, 86620, 90137 & 92029
Stock Used 4999+4938+5005+17015+4956+4939+4977+4998+3148+3107

Route :
1Z62 Crewe to Stansted Airport
1Z72 Stansted Airport to Crewe

Locos Route
86208 (1) Crewe - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Sandwell & Dudley - Birmingham New Street - Birmingham International [P5] - Coventry [P1] - Rugby [P2] - Northampton [UM] - Hanslope Jn (US to UF) - Milton Keynes Central - Bletchley - Watford Junction [P7] - Wembley North (UF to US) - Willesden No 34 Signal (No.1 Reception Line)
92029 (2) Willesden No 34 Signal - Mitre Bridge Junc - (cross to down) - Kensington Olympia [P2] - (cross to up) - Factory Jn - Shepherds Lane Jn (Dn Atlantic to Dn Chatham) - Brixton - Herne Hill - Beckenham Junction - Bickley Jn - St Mary Cray Junc - Swanley - Otford Jn - Ashford International
47344 (3) Ashford International Shunt Movement
73114 Ashford International - Headcorn - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Swanley - Bickley Jn - Beckenham Junction - Kent House [P1/UPL] - Herne Hill - Brixton - Shepherds Lane Jn (Up Chatham to Up Atlantic) - Longhedge Jn - Ludgate Jn - Clapham Junc - Barnes - Kew East Jn - South Acton Jn - Acton Canal Wharf Jn - Willesden No 41 Signal
86620 (4) Willesden No 41 Signal - Camden Junc - Dalston Junc - Lea Junc - High Meads Junc - Copper Mill Jn - Tottenham South Jn - Seven Sisters Jn - Bury Street Jn - Cheshunt - Harlow Town - Stansted Airport
90137 (5) Stansted Airport - Audley End - Cambridge
90137 (6) Cambridge - Audley End - Broxbourne - Tottenham Hale - Temple Mills East Jn - Stratford - Channelsea Jn - Camden Road Jn - Wembley North (DS to DF) - Watford Junction [P6] - Tring - Milton Keynes - Hanslope Jn (DF to DS) - Northampton [P3] (7)
86243 (8) Northampton [P3] - Rugby [DF] - Coventry [P3] - Birmingham International - Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Booked for a 86/4.
(2) 47344 coupled between the 92 and stock, dead-in-tow.
(3) Pathfinder allowed passengers to "scoop" the 47 by remaining on the stock for all of "two coach lengths" travel along the platform at Ashford, after the 92 had been removed from the stock. This was to allow the 73 to be attached at the rear.
(4) 90137 on rear from Wembley Yard.
(5) 86620 on rear.
(6) plus 86620 dead-in-tow.
(7) Originally scheduled to change locos in Wembley Yard.
(8) Booked for a 90/0.

Source : Gary Blyth (joined/left train at Birmingham International)
(additional information from Ian Jessop and Alan Sheppard)

Timings (Booked and Actual)
From Alan Sheppard

M.C

Location

Booked Actual Booked Actual M.C
0.00
Crewe 06.35d ? 00.05a ? 102.04
1.64
Basford Hall Jn 06/44 ? 00/02 ? 100.20
8.06
Madeley 06/50 ? 23/58 ? 93.78
19.08
Norton Bridge 07/00 ? 23/49 ? 82.76
24.37
Stafford 07.04a ~ 07.06d ? 23.39a ~ 23.41d ? 77.47
38.34
Bushbury Jn 07/22 ? 23/28 ? 63.70
39.45
Wolverhampton North Jn 07/24 ? 23/25 ? 62.59
40.08
Wolverhampton 07.26a ~ 07.28d ? 23.21a ~ 23.23d ? 62.16
45.48
Dudley Port 07/39 ? 23/14 ? 56.56
49.13
Galton Jn 07/44 ? 23/11 ? 53.11
50.71
Soho South Jn 07/47 ? 23/08 ? 51.33
52.72
Birmingham New Street 07*51a ~ 08*01d ? 23.00a ~ 23.03d ? 49.32
53.46
Proof House Jn 08/03 ? 22/58 ? 48.58
56.57
Stechford 08/07 ? 22/50 ? 45.47
61.10
Birmingham International 08.11a ~ 08.13d 08.10 ~ 08.13 22.40a ~ 22.44d ? 41.14
71.66
Coventry 08*24a ~ 08*32d 08.23 ~ 08.32 22.27a ~ 22.29d 22.52 ~ 22.54 30.38
83.25
Rugby 08c44a ~ 08c46d 08.44 ~ 08.48 22c12a ~ 22c14d 22/43 18.79
92.55
Long Buckby 08/57 ? 21/56 ? 9.49
102.24
Northampton 09/18 09.09 ~ 09.12 21L22a ~ 21L45d 21L56 ~ 22L20 0.00
149.56
111.45
Hanslope Jn 09/26 09/22 21/12 21/46 140.36
118.27
Milton Keynes Central 09/33 09/27 20/57 ? 133.53
121.46
Bletchley 09/37 09/29 20/54 ? 130.34
130.04
Ledburn Jn 09/43 ? ? ? ?
136.39
Tring 09/48 09/40 20/44 ? 115.41
150.57
Watford Junction 09.59a ~ 10.01d 09.51 ~ 10.05 20.26a ~ 20.28d 21.07 ~ 21.08 101.23
156.62
Harrow & Wealdstone 10/15 10/12 20/20 ? 95.18
160.08
Wembley Central 10/24 10.16 ~ 10.19 ? 20.54 ~ 20.56 91.72
162.78
0.00
Willesden No.34 Signal 10L39a ~ 11L24d 10L24 ~ 11L23 - - -
0.42
Willesden West London Jn 11/34 11/30 20/14 20/45 89.11

 

M.C
Location Booked Actual
0.71
Mitre Bridge Jn 11/35 11/32
3.16
Kensington Olympia [P2] 11/40 11/40
5.79
Latchmere Jn 11/45 11/46
7.23
Factory Jn 11/49 11/51
8.56
Brixton [P2] 11/52 11/55
9.38
Herne Hill 11/53 11/56
14.15
Beckenham Junction 11/58 12/01
15.19
Shortlands Jn 12/00 12/03
18.00
Bickley Jn 12/03 12/06
18.59
St. Mary Cray Jn 12/04 12/07
22.73
Swanley [P2] 12/11 12/12
30.15
Otford Jn 12/23 12/24
45.38
Maidstone East [reversible line] 12/40 12/40
64.59
0.00
Ashford Kent International [P6] 13L05a ~ 13L36d 13L00 ~ 13L40
10.69
Headcorn (P1/Up Loop) 13*48 ~ 13*55 13.53 ~ 13.55
21.34
Paddock Wood [UM] 14/07 14/05
26.57
Tonbridge [UF] 14/13 14.11 ~ 14.13
34.10
Sevenoaks 14/22 14/25
36.26
Otford Jn 14/26 14/30
43.47
Swanley 14/36 14/42
47.61
St. Mary Cray Jn 14/42 14/47
48.40
Bickley Jn 14/43 14/48
51.21
Shortlands Jn 14/46 14/53
52.25
Beckenham Junction 14/48 14/55
57.02
Herne Hill 14/53 15/02
57.64
Brixton [P1] 14/54 15/03
59.17
Factory Jn 15/01 15/05
60.41
Latchmere Jn 15/05 UH ???
?
Longhedge Jn - 15/07
?
Ludgate Jn - 15/09
60.75
Clapham Junction [P5] 15/10 15/10
64.08
Barnes [P3] 15/18 15/16
66.35
New Kew Jn 15/23 15.21 ~ 15.23
66.74
Kew East Jn 15/25 15/25
67.54
South Acton Jn 15/28 15/27
69.40
Acton Wells Jn 15/33 15/33
70.00
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 15/35 15.34 ~ 15.35
-
Willesden No.7 15/40 ?
70.35
0.00
Willesden No.41 Signal 15L42a ~ 16L07d 15L45 ~ 16L12
0.29
Willesden High Level Sidings 16/16 16/18
1.28
Willesden West London Jn 16/18 16/21
4.77
Camden Jn 16/26 16/26
5.67
Camden Road Jn 16/29 16/29
6.16
Camden Road East Jn 16/32 16/30
8.74
Dalston Jn 16/39 16/39
11.58
Lea Jn 16/44 16/45
11.72
High Meads Jn 16/46 16/46
12.36
Temple Mills East Jn 16/49 16.49 ~ 16.50
15.04
Copper Mill Jn 16/53 16/56
15.51
Tottenham South Jn 16/55 16/57
16.13
South Tottenham East Jn 16/58 17/00
16.34
Seven Sisters Jn 17/05 17.01 ~ 17.05
19.71
Bury Street Jn 17/14 17/13
25.09
Cheshunt 17/24 17/23
28.25
Broxbourne [P3] 17/30 17/28
33.67
Harlow Town 17/35 17/34
41.35
Bishops Stortford 17/43 17/41
44.36
Stansted Mountfitchet 17/45 17/44
47.75
0.00
Stansted Airport [P3] 17L50a ~ 18L03d 17L48 ~ 18L05
3.10
Stansted North Jn 18/07 18/10
4.25
Elsenham 18/10 18/12
10.35
Audley End 18/15 ?
21.63
Shepreth Branch Jn 18/24 18/25
24.32
Cambridge [P1] 18.29a RR 18.49d 18.30 ~ 18.58
27.01
Shepreth Branch Jn 18/53 ?
38.29
Audley End 19/02 ?
44.39
Elsenham 19/07 19/15
49.57
Bishops Stortford 19/12 19/19
57.25
Harlow Town 19/18 ?
62.67
Broxbourne 19/22 19/31
66.03
Cheshunt 19/25 19/33
69.23
Brimsdown 19/27 19/36
74.04
Tottenham Hale [P1] 19/33 19.41 ~ 19.42
75.10
Copper Mill Jn 19/35 19/45
77.58
Temple Mills East Jn 19/40 19/50
78.20
Stratford [P11] 19.44a ~ 19.45d 19.52 ~ 20.15
78.62
Channelsea Jn 19/49 20/18
81.60
Dalston Jn 19/58 20/25
84.23
Camden Road East Jn 20/04 20/35
84.52
Camden Road Jn 20/07 20/36
85.42
Camden Jn 20/11 20/41

Timing sheet had train going via Latchmere Jn on route from Factory Jn to Clapham Junction, this has been corrected (to Longhedge Jn & Ludgate Jn) in the 'Actuals' shown above.

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