1st August 1998

Pathfinder Tours
The Ribble Nibble

Locos Used 37040 & 37293
Stock Used 3119+3107+3148+1667+4998+5005+4915+4939+4956+17015+4959+4938

Route : 1Z27 throughout

Loco(s) Route
37040 + 37293

Swindon - Chippenham - Bath Spa - Bristol Parkway - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Aston - Bescot Stadium - Walsall - Rugeley North Jn - Colwich - Stone Jn - Stoke on Trent - Kidsgrove - Alsager - Crewe

37293 (1) Crewe - Sandbach - Northwich West Jn - Oakleigh Sidings
37040 (2) Oakleigh Sidings - Hartford CLC Jn - Hartford LNW Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western - Preston Goods Loop - Kirkham North Jn - Burn Naze
37293 (1) Burn Naze - Kirkham North Jn - Preston Up Goods - Wigan North Western - Springs Branch Jn - St Helens Central - St Helens Branch
37040 (2) St Helens Branch - St Helens Central - Ince Moss Jn - Bamfurlong Jn - Haydock Branch Jn - Haydock Branch
37293 (1) Haydock Branch - Haydock Branch Jn - Springs Branch Jn - Wigan North Western
37293 + 37040

Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay- Crewe - Stafford - Wolverhampton Goods Lines - Dudley Port Birmingham New Street - Bordesley Jn - Bromsgrove - Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham Spa - Bristol Parkway - Bath Spa - Chippenham Swindon

Notes :
(1) 37040 on rear.
(2) 37293 on rear.

Source : Janet Cottrell (joined/left the train at Birmingham New Street)

Timings (Booked and Actual)
(From Alan Sheppard, Janet Cottrell & Alan Vickers)

M.C

Location

Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00
Swindon 05.45d ?   23.31 ? 222.52
5.64
Wootton Bassett Jn 05/52 ?   23/25 ? 216.68
16.53
Chippenham 06.00a ~ 06.02d ?   23.14 ~ 23.16 ? 205.79
27.32
Bathampton Jn 06/14 ?   23/04 ? 195.20
29.48
Bath Spa 06.17a ~ 06.20d ?   22.59 ~ 23.01 ? 193.04
40.27
North Somerset Jn 06/34 ?   22/48 ? 182.25
40.50
Dr Days Jn 06/36 ?   22/46 ? 182.02
45.66
Bristol Parkway 06.44a ~ 06.47d ??.?? ~ 06.47   22.34 ~ 22.36 22.37 ~ ??.?? 176.66
50.36
Westerleigh Jn 06/53 ?   22/28 22/32 172.16
71.74
Standish Jn 07/13 07/12   22/10 22/12 150.58
78.04
Gloucester Yard Jn 07/18 ?   22/05 ? 144.48
84.34
Cheltenham Spa 07.26a ~ 07.30d 07.25 ~ 07.30   21.55 ~ 21.57 21.57 ~ 22.00 138.18
102.32
Abbotswood Jn 07/48 ?   21/39 21/43 120.20
106.19
Worcester Shrub Hill 07.56a ~ 08.00d 07.56 ~ 08.00   21.27 ~ 21.29 21.35 ~ 21.37 116.33
111.78
Droitwich Spa 08/07 08/08   21/19 21/26 110.54
116.13
Stoke Works Jn 08/23 08/15   21/06 21/06 106.39
118.26
Bromsgrove 08/26 08/18   21/04 ? 104.26
121.69
Barnt Green 08/31 ?   20/57 ? 100.63
126.77
Kings Norton 08/42 08/29   20/49 20/53 95.55
129.11
Selly Oak 08/48 ?  
-
Bordesley Jn   20/35 ? 90.40
132.42
Birmingham New Street 08.55a ~ 08.57d 08.40 ~ 08.57   20.25 ~ 20.29 20.22 ~ 20.37 88.43

 

M.C

Location

Booked Actual
135.18
Aston 09/03 ?
137.40
Perry Barr North Jn 09/07 ?
141.77
Bescot Stadium 09/11 09/18
143.51
Walsall 09/15 09/24
153.33
Hednesford 09/33 09/42
159.10
Rugeley North Jn 09/41 09/52
161.59
Colwich 09/46 09/56
173.40
Stone Jn 09/55 10/07
180.40
Stoke-on-Trent 10/05 10/14
186.71
Kidsgrove 10/13 10/23
189.30
Alsager 10/16 10/26
195.43
0.00
Crewe [P5] 10L31a ~ 10L55d 10.37 ~ 10.55
4.62
Sandbach North Jn 11/11 11/10
8.30
Middlewich 11/26 11/20
13.49
Northwich West Jn 11/42 11/36
14.41
Hartford East Jn 11/44 11/39
15.35
0.00
Oakleigh Sidings (Line 5) 11.52 ~ 12.02 11.44 ~ 12.00
0.69
Hartford West Jn 12/14 12/04
1.68
Hartford C.L.C. Jn 12/16 12/08
2.53
Hartford L.N.W. Jn 12/32 12.09a ~ 12.21d
7.13
Weaver Jn SB 12/36 12/29
12.22
Acton Grange Jn 12/40 12/33
14.09
Warrington Bank Quay 12/41 12/34
17.45
Winwick Jn 12/47 ?
24.40
Springs Branch Jn 12/55 ?
25.69
Wigan North Western 12/56 12/45
35.43
Euxton Jn 13/05 12/55
40.79
Preston Goods Lines (P7*) 13c13a ~ 13c14d 13.09 ~ 13.18
49.27
Kirkham North Jn 13/26 13/32
55.30
Poulton-le-Fylde 13*33a ~ 13*35d 13.43 ~ 13.44
57.61
0.00
Burn Naze 14.13a ~ 14.41d 14.07 ~ 14.10
2.31
Poulton-le-Fylde 15*11a ~ 15*13d 14.41 ~ 15.15
8.43
Kirkham North Jn 15/21 15/25
16.71
Preston (Break) Up Goods 15.34a ~ 15.53d** 15.40 ~ 15.59
22.27
Euxton Jn 16/01 16/09
32.01
Wigan North Western [P4] 16/15 16.21 ~ 16.22
33.30
Springs Branch Jn 16/16 16/25
40.60
St. Helens Central 16.28 OP 16.30 16.39 ~ 16.42
41.71
0.00
St. Helens Branch 16.42 ~ 16.52 16.57 ~ 17.00
1.11
St. Helens Central 17*04a ~ 17*07d 17.13 ~ 17.14
8.41
Ince Moss Jn 17/21 17/29
9.21
Bamfurlong Jn 17/24 17/33
11.22
Haydock Branch Jn 17/27 17/36
12.50#
0.00
Haydock Branch 17.38a ~ 17.48d 17.42 ~ 17.45
1.28#
Haydock Branch Jn 17/58 17/52
4.07#
Springs Branch Jn 18/04 18/03
5.33#
0.00
Wigan North Western [P6] 18L22a ~ 18L42d 18.07 ~ 18.42
1.29
Springs Branch Jn 18/45 ?
8.24
Winwick Jn 18/51 18/54
11.60
Warrington Bank Quay 18/54 18/57
13.47
Acton Grange Jn 18/56 18/58
19.49
Weaver Jn Signal Box 19/02 19/02
28.30
Winsford Signal Box 19/08 19/08
35.71
Crewe [P6] 19.22a ~ 19.26d 19.18 ~ 19.25
43.77
Madeley 19/37 ?
54.79
Norton Bridge 19/47 19/43
60.28
Stafford 19/53 19/47
74.05
Bushbury Jn 20/05 19/58
75.59
Wolverhampton Goods Line 20/08 20/06
81.19
Dudley Port 20/15 20/14
84.64
Galton Jn 20/19 20/17
86.42
Soho South Jn 20/21 20/18

Notes :
* - Booked "Preston Goods Lines" but instead of doing the expected 'Down Goods', we travelled along 'Goods Loop' (next line from Plat.6).
** - Booked a break at Preston (15.34 ~ 15.53) but was re-timed to depart at 16.05 due to late running, however, we did not call at a platform, instead travelling via 'Up Goods'.
# - Mileage of (12m 50ch) at Haydock Branch should be 11m 69ch, with the mileage for Haydock Branch Jn of (1m 28ch) being 0m 47ch and the mileages for Springs Branch Jn (4m 07ch) now corrected to 3m 26ch and Wigan North Western (5m 33ch) now corrected to 4m 52ch.
The mileage (9m 21ch) at Bamfurlong Jn would appear to be Bamfurlong Sidings Jn.
(other mileages not checked)


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