10th - 12th August 1999

Pathfinder Tours
The Eclipse Venturer

Loco Used 66013
Stock Used 99125+99121+99371+99127+99723+99311+99722+99317+5035+5032+4960+99318+99328

Route :
1Z93 : Crewe to Plymouth
1Z47 : Plymouth to Crewe

Date(s) Loco Route
10/08-11/08 66013 Crewe - Chester - Wrexham General - Shrewsbury - Hereford - Maindee North Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Gloucester - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads - Weston-super-Mare - Bridgwater - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth
11/08-12/08 66013 Plymouth - Bridgwater - Bristol Temple Meads - (2) - Severn Tunnel Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Shrewsbury - Whitchurch - Crewe

Notes :
(1) One of many railtours run to allow people a chance to see the full solar eclipse that took place on this day (best viewed in Cornwall). Outward run was booked from Bristol to Taunton via Bath Spa and Westbury. Return run was diverted via Whitchurch due to a major track circuit failure somewhere between Shrewsbury and Chester.
(2) Was train routed via Gloucester or direct via Pilning (conflicting gen received)?

66013 pauses at Wrexham General on Aug 10th (photo: John Cowlishaw)

Sources : Stuart Smith (joined/left the train at Bristol Temple Meads),
Andy Hoskins (on train throughout), Peter Hall & Andy Barclay

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Mike Hunt/Rob Barnes)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe 21.00d ?
Plymouth 07.09a 16.41d

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