15th April 1989

Pathfinder Tours
The Border Fellsman

Locos Used 31405, 31446, 47556 & 47648

Route : 1Z36 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47648 Swindon - Wootton Basset Jn - Chippenham - Thingley Jn - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
47648 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Charfield - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Abbotswood Jn - (via Spetchley) - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street
31405 + 31446 Birmingham New Street - Aston - Bescot - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - (via WCML) - Warrington Bank Quay - Earlestown - Manchester Victoria - Cheetham Hill Jn - Thorpe Bridge Jn - Rochdale - Hebden Bridge - Heaton Lodge Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Whitehall Jn - Keighley - Skipton - Settle Jn - (via S & C) - Carlisle
31405 + 31446 Carlisle - (reverse of outward route) - Whitehall Jn (signal L871) - Turners Lane Jn - Moorthorpe - Rotherham Masboro' - Chesterfield - Derby - Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth - Birmingham New Street
47556 Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads
47556 Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol Parkway - Swindon

Notes:
(1) John Cassey comments: This train and The Yorkshire Ranger of 01/07/1989 were originally booked to be hauled by a Class 45/1, which I believe was 45128 after 45106 caught fire but 128 was never reinstated. Both were then booked for a pair of 31/4s.
(2) Route confirmation required (above taken from tour timing sheet).

Sources : Melvin Teale (joined/left the train at Swindon) & Solomon Riley

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Melvin Teale)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Swindon 04.45d
16.53 Chippenham 05.00a ~ 05.01d
29.48 Bath Spa 05.14a ~ 05.16d
41.03 Bristol Temple Meads 05.31a ~ 05.46d
42.46 Stapleton Road 05/49
46.65 Bristol Parkway 05.55a ~ 05.57d
51.35 Westerleigh Jn 06/03
72.73 Standish Jn 06/20
79.70 Barnwood Jn 06/30
85.33 Cheltenham Spa 06.35a ~ 06.37d
103.31 Abbotswood Jn 06/53
114.18 Stoke Works Jn 07/02
116.61 Bromsgrove 07/04
119.34 Blackwell 07/09
125.32 King's Norton 07/15
130.77
0.00
Birmingham New Street 07L28a ~ 07L44d
2.56 Aston 07/53
9.35 Bescot 08/00
13.52 Portobello Jn 08/04
16.20 Bushbury Jn 08/11
29.77 Stafford 08/23
54.34 Crewe 08/49
61.75 Winsford 08/59
78.45 Warrington Bank Quay 09c14 ~ 09c26
83.37 Earlestown 09/24
100.19 Manchester Victoria 09/45
101.12 Cheetham Hill Jn 09/49
102.54 Thorpe Bridge Jn 09/54
110.69 Rochdale 10/05
124.09 Hebden Bridge 10p20a ~ 10p30d
138.02 Heaton Lodge Jn 10/47
148.15 Wakefield Kirkgate 11c00 ~ 11c02
161.60 Whitehall Jn (sig. L871) 11c24 ~ 11c26
178.12 Keighley 11/52
187.27 Skipton 12c03 ~ 12c05
197.21 Hellifield 12/16
200.46 Settle Jn 12/20
215.31 Blea Moor 12/43
232.46 Kirkby Stephen 13/06
243.28 Appleby 13/33
274.10 Carlisle 14.16a ~ 15.52d
304.72 Appleby 16/30
315.54 Kirkby Stephen 16/43
332.69 Blea Moor 17/16
347.54 Settle Jn 17/39
350.74 Hellifield 17/43
360.73 Skipton 17c56 ~ 17c58
370.08 Keighley 18/13
386.72 Leeds (Sig L871) 18c36 ~ 18c38
399.34 Turners Lane Jn 18/57
408.53 Moorthorpe 19/16
421.53 Rotherham Masboro' 19/32
437.03 Chesterfield 20c02 ~ 20c04
461.14 Derby 20c35 ~ 20c38
472.15 Burton-on-Trent 20/52
485.06 Tamworth 21/05
503.03
0.00
Birmingham New Street 21.30a ~ 21.43d
5.45 King's Norton 21/54
45.44 Cheltenham Spa 22.27a ~ 22.29d
84.12 Bristol Parkway 23.08a ~ 23.10d
89.74 Bristol Temple Meads 23.21a ~ 23.36d
95.56 Bristol Parkway 23/45
130.15 Swindon 00.19a


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