1st October 2005

Pathfinder Tours
The Clwyd Borderer

Train cancelled due to lack of bookings and signalling problems at Gobowen & Bidston.

Planned route & locos:
1Z68 : Reading to Bidston to Wrexham General
1Z69 : Wrexham General to Reading

Loco(s) Route
2x EWS 37's doubleheaded Reading - Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Bescot - Bushbury Jn - Stafford
2x EWS 37's top-n-tail Stafford - Basford Hall Jn - Gresty Lane Curve - Nantwich - Wem - Shrewsbury (reverse) - Gobowen (reverse) - Gobowen South Run Round Loop (reverse) - Gobwen - Wrexham General - Shotton - Heswall - Bidston Up & Down Through Siding (reverse) - Heswall - Shotton - Wrexham General (reverse) - Saltney Jn - Chester Down & Up Goods - Helsby - Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn - Runcorn - Ditton Reception Sidings (reverse) - Fiddlers Ferry Signal Box - Latchford Sidings (reverse) - Walton old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Coal Yard Jn - Crewe Independent Lines - Basford Hall Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Stafford
2x EWS 37's doubleheaded Stafford - (reverse of outward route) - Reading

Sources : various including Chris Totty & Janet Cottrell

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Reading 06.26d [P8] [RL] 22.35a [P9]
Reading West Jn 06/29 22/33
Didcot East Jn 06/44 22/16
Didcot Parkway 06.45a ~ 06.47d [P3] 22.10a ~ 22.13d [P4]
Didcot North Jn 06/50 22/08
Kennington Jn 06/57 ?
Oxford 06.59a ~ 07.09d [DPL] 22/00 [UPL]
Wolvercot Jn 07/12 21/58
Heyford 07/24 21/50
Aynho Jn 07/30 21/43
Banbury 07.36a ~ 07.39d [P2] 21.33a ~ 21.36d
Fenny Compton 07/48 21/22
Leamington Spa 07/58 [DM] 21/10 [UM]
Milverton Jn 08/00 21/08
Kenilworth 08/06 21/01
Coventry Park Jn 08/12 20/55
Coventry 08.15a ~ 08.19d [P4] 20.49a ~ 20.52d [P2]
Birmingham International 08.29a ~ 08.36d [P1] 20.32a ~ 20.37d [P5]
Stechford 08/42 20/27
Aston 08/52 20/22
Perry Barr North Jn 08/57 20/16
Tame Bridge Parkway 09.00a ~ 09.02d 20.10a ~ 20.12d
Bescot Stadium 09/05 20/07
Darlaston Jn 09/06 20/03
Portobello Jn 09/09 20/00
Wolverhampton 09.14a ~ 09.24d [P3] 19/55 [P4]
Wolverhampton North Jn 09/26 19/52
Bushbury Jn 09/28 19/50
Stafford No.4 09/39 [SL] 19/39
Stafford 09.40a ~ 09.58d [P6] 19.14a ~ 19.36d [P1]
Stafford No.5 ? 19/13 [FL]
Norton Bridge 10/04 19/09
Madeley 10/13 18/59
Basford Hall Jn 10/20 [IL] 18/54 [SL]
Crewe Sorting Sidings North 10/26 18/50

 

Location Booked
Gresty Lane 10/31
Nantwich 10/35
Wrenbury 10/40
Prees 10/49
Wem 10/52
Harlescot Crossing 10/59
Shrewsbury 11.03a ~ 11.18d [P4]
Gobowen 11/40
Wrexham General 11/53 [P3]
Penyffordd 12/08
Dee Marsh Jn 12/22
Bidston 12/50
Bidston Sidings 12.52a ~ 13.00d
Bidston 13/02
Dee Marsh Jn 13/27
Penyffordd 13/52
Wrexham General [P2] 14.07a ~ 15.48d [P3]
Saltney Jn 16/04
Chester South Jn 16/06 [USL]
Chester 16/09 [UDG]
Mickle Trafford 16/15
Helsby 16/20
Frodsham Jn 16/27
Halton Jn 16/34
Runcorn 16/37
Ditton Jn 16/40
Ditton Yard 16.43a ~ 16.53d
Ditton Jn 16/56
Carterhouse Jn SB 17/01
Fiddlers Ferry SB 17/05
Arpley Jn 17/30
Latchford Sidings 17.32a ~ 17.42d
Arpley Jn 17/44
Walton Old Jn 17/48 [OL]
Acton Grange Jn 17/53 [FL]
Weaver Jn SB 18.02a ~ 18.21d
Winsford SB 18/29
Winsford 18/30 [SL]
Crewe Coal Yard 18/41 [IL]
Salop Goods Jn 18/46

Timings continue in first table.

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