1st July 1989

Pathfinder Tours
The Yorkshire Ranger

Locos Used 31132, 31284, 31407, 31412, 47146, 47433 & 47517
Stock Used ??? including 35290

Route : 1Z27 throughout

Loco(s) Route
31407 + 31412 Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Thingley Jn - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Days Jn - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway
47517 Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - (via Spetchley) - Stoke Works Jn - Kings Norton (3) - Selly Oak - (3) Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth HL - Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn (4) - Derby (4)
31132 + 31284 (4) Derby - Ambergate Jn - (4) Clay Cross South Jn - Tapton Jn - Barrow Hill Jn - Foxlow Jn - Beighton Jn - Woodhouse Jn - Woodburn Jn - Wadsley Bridge
31132 + 31284 Wadsley Bridge - Woodburn Jn - Broughton Lane Jn - Tinsley South Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Mexborough - Hexthorpe Jn - Bentley Jn - Stainforth & Hatfield
31132 + 31284 Stainforth & Hatfield - Applehurst Jn - Skellow Jn - Adwick Jn - Hare Park Jn (5) - Wakefield Westgate - Outwood - Leeds (5)
47146 (5) Leeds - (5) Engine Shed Jn - Holbeck Jn - New Pudsey - Bradford Interchange
31284 + 31132 Bradford Interchange - Halifax - Sowerby Bridge - Hall Royd Jn - Summit Tunnel - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Brewery Sidings Jn - Ashton Branch Sidings Jn - Philips Park No.1 - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton Jn - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Edgeley Jn - Northenden Jn - Skelton Jn - Altrincham - Northwich - Middlewich - Sandbach - Crewe - (via WCML) - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street
47433 Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Reading

Notes :
(1) Melvin Teale comments : This tour was notable in that it covered the Sheffield Victoria line, but only as far as Wadsley Bridge and not as far as Deepcar & Stocksbridge, the extent of the line at the time.
(2) John Cassey comments: This train and the Border Fellsman of 15/04/89 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.
(3) Booked route was via Camp Hill (Kings Norton - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street).
(4) Booked route was; Stenson Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Trent East Jn - Beeston - Lenton South Jn - Lenton North Jn - Radford Jn - Trowell Jn - Pye Bridge Jn - Clay Cross South Jn.
(5) Booked route was; Hare Park Jn - Oakenshaw Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Altofts Jn - Methley Jn - Woodlesford - Engine Shed Jn - Leeds.

Sources : Melvin Teale, Chris Wall (joined/left the train at Bristol Parkway)
Paul Smith & John Cassey (joined/left the train at Cheltenham Spa)


Photo Review


47146 prior to departing from Leeds (photo: John Cassey)


31284 & 31132 waiting to leave Bradford (photo: John Cassey)


31284 & 31132 at Todmorden (photo: John Cassey)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cassey)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Reading 06.05d ?   23.10a ? 139.13
17.12 Didcot Parkway 06.20a ~ 06.22d ?   22.51a ~ 22.53d ? 152.01
41.25 Swindon 06.44a ~ 06.46d ?   22.29a ~ 22.31d ? 127.68
70.63 Bath Spa 07.11a ~ 07.13d ?   21.55a ~ 21.57d ? 98.30
? North Somerset Jn ? ?   21*40 ~ 21*45 ? 87.51
82.16 Lawrence Hill 07.28a ~ 07.30d ?   21.35a ~ 21.37d ? 86.77
87.01 Bristol, Parkway 07.37a ~ 07.39d ??L?? ~ ??L??   21.26a ~ 21.28d ? 82.12
91.51 Westerleigh Jn 07/45 ?   21/20 ? 77.42
113.09 Standish Jn 08/04 ?   21/02 ? 56.04
120.06 Gloucester Yard Jn 08*12 ~08*19 ?   ? ? ?
? Barnwood Jn ? ?   20/56 ? 49.07
125.49 Cheltenham Spa 08.28a ~ 08.30d 09.16 ~ 09.18   20.45a ~ 20.47d 21.01 ~ ??.?? 43.44
154.77 Bromsgrove 08/56 09/41   20/23 20/39 14.16
163.48 Kings Norton Jn 09/06 09/58   20/14 20/30 5.45
DIV Selly Oak DIV 10/04   20/10 20/26 3.31
168.63 Bordesley Jn 09/18 DIV  
170.60
0.00
Birmingham New Street 09L25a ~ 09L35d 10.13 ~ 10.19   19L54a ~ 20L04d 20.06 ~ 20.19 0.00
314.58

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
7.51 Water Orton 09/44 10/38
12.66 Kingsbury Jn 09/48 10/41
25.75 Wichnor Jn 09/58 10/54
37.55 Stenson Jn 10/08 11/04
50.50 Trent Jn 10/25 DIV
56.10 Lenton South Jn 10/32 DIV
57.36 Radford Jn 10/38 DIV
62.37 Trowell Jn 10/48 DIV
71.17 Pye Bridge Jn 11/26 DIV
DIV Derby DIV 11L10 ~ 11L26
84.32 Chesterfield 11/39 11/50
93.60 Beighton Jn 11/50 12/02
99.41 Woodburn Jn 11*59 ~ 12*01 12.15 ~ 12.15
103.34 Wadsley Bridge 12.16a ~ 12.30d 12.25 ~ 12.35
107.27 Woodburn Jn 12*42 ~ 12*44 12.43 ~ 12.44
108.65 Broughton Lane Jn 12/48 12/46
114.27 Aldwarke Jn 12/58 12/55
122.56 Hexthorpe Jn 13/09 13/06
126.00 Bentley Jn 13/15 13/10
131.36 Stanforth & Hatfield 13.22 ~ 13.40 13.23 ~ 13.53
135.12 Applehurst Jn 13/47 14/03
138.49 Adwick Jn 13/55 14/10
149.57 Hare Park Jn 14/07 14/21
152.68 Turners Lane Jn 14/15 DIV
156.10 Altofts Jn 14/21 DIV
165.62 Leeds Sig. L87 14c35 ~ 14c50 DIV
DIV Outwood DIV 14/29
DIV Leeds DIV 14L40 ~ 14L54
174.48 Bradford Interchange 15.12a ~ 15.46d 15.13 ~ 15.47
182.47 Halifax 15/58 15/59
191.19 Hebden Bridge 16/09 19/10
195.62 Todmorden ? 16p15a ~ 16p33d
212.54 Thorpes Bridge Jn 16/49 16/57
213.40 Philips Park No.1 16/54 17/01
217.71 Ashton Moss South Jn 17/02 17/10
224.77 Stockport 17c12 ~ 17c16 17.25 ~ 17.28
229.08 Northenden Jn 17/29 17/35
233.56 Altrincham 17c37 ~ 17c40 17.45 ~ 17.48
246.55 Norwich 18/02 18/12
255.60 Sandbach 18/30 18/37
260.30 Crewe 18c48 ~ 18c52 18.52 ~ 18.54
284.67 Stafford 19/17 19/20
298.44 Bushbury Jn 19/30 19/38
305.29 Bescot 19/37 19/45
309.66 Perry Barr North Jn 19/41 19/53
312.24 Soho East Jn 19/47 19/59

Timings continue in first table.

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