17th July 2004

Pathfinder Tours
The Industrial Invader

Tour postponed to 18/09/04 (quoted from Pathfinder Website) "due to due to the mandatory paperwork required by Network Rail and the H.S.E. for access to the freight line elements of the itinerary not being completed and submitted in time by E.W.S. The recent major staff changes within EWS are the root cause as 'eyes have been taken off the ball', resulting in deadlines being missed, despite prompts from ourselves. However, out of this hiatus has come sense and we now have an EWS account manager who understands the enthusiast market and is pro-active. Fingers crossed for the future !"

Planned route & locos:

Locos Route
2x Ian Riley class 37's assisted by 2x EWS class 37's as required in the Severnside/Somerset area Crewe - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Bescot Stadium - Aston - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester South Jn - Standish Jn - Berkeley Road Jn - Sharpness N.R. Limit (reverse) - Berkeley Road Jn - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Up & Down Goods (reverse) - Standish Jn - Stroud - Kemble - Swindon - Highworth N. R. Limit (reverse) - Swindon (pick up) - Chippenham - Melksham - Westbury Down Reception Line - Frome North Jn - Whatley Quarry 'End of Line' Hanson Infrastructure (reverse) - Frome North Jn - Westbury Up Reception Line - Bradford Jn - Bathhampton Jn - Bath Spa - Dr Days - Narrowways Jn - Clifton Down - Avonmouth - Hallen Marsh Jn - Stoke Gifford Jn - Bristol Parkway - Charfield - Cheltenham Spa - Lickey Incline - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Camp Hill - Birmingham New Street - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Crewe

Source : Pathfinder Tours

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