30th December 1989

Pathfinder Tours
The Thames Haven Refiner

Locos Used 31402, 31451, 31462 & 31466
Stock Used 17052+4997+4981+4978+5004+4861+4965+4909+4948+17040

Route :

Locos Route
31462 + 31402 Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Ashchurch - Cheltenham Spa - Stroud - Swindon (1) - Foxhall Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Bicester - Claydon LNE Jn - Fenny Stratford - Bedford Midland
31402 + 31462 Bedford Midland - St Albans - Carlton Road Jn - Junction Road Jn - Barking - Rainham - Tilbury West Jn - Thames Haven
31462 + 31402 Thames Haven - Barking - Stratford - Lea Jn - Camden Road Jn - Gospel Oak Jn - Willesden No. 6 (?)
31451 + 31466 Willesden No. 6 (?) - Watford Junction - Milton Keynes Central - Northampton - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads
31451 + 31466 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon - Foxhall Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford

Notes :
(1) John Cassey comments: From my records it appears the train failed to stop at Swindon in the morning and was propelled back for mile after overshooting to make its pick up call.
(2) John Cassey further comments: Was originally requested to run on the DC lines between Willesden and Watford Junction but was refused the week before the tour ran.
(3) Route confirmation required prior to (outward) and post (return) Cheltenham Spa - above is booked route.


31402+31462 prior to departing Bedford (photo: John Cassey)

Sources : Duncan Jennings & John Cassey (both joined/left the train at Cheltenham Spa)
& LASERman (joined at Barking, left at Stratford)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from LASERman & John Cassey)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Wolverhampton 07.15d ?
1.64 Portobello Jn 07/19 ?
4.63 Darlaston Jn 07/25 ?
6.01 Bescot 07/25 ?
10.38 Perry Barr North Jn 07/29 ?
10.77 Perry Barr West Jn 07/30 ?
12.76 Soho East Jn 07/34 ?
13.29 Soho South Jn 07/36 ?
15.30 Birmingham New Street 07.39a ~ 07.44d ?
16.04 Proof House Jn 07/46 ?
17.01 St Andrews Jn 07/49 ?
17.27 Bordesley Jn 07/50 ?
22.42 Kings Norton 07/57 ?
27.50 Barnt Green 08/02 ?
31.13 Bromsgrove 08/05 ?
33.26 Stoke Works Jn 08/08 ?
37.41 Droitwich Spa 08/14 ?
42.53 Tunnel Jn 08/22 ?
43.20 Worcester Shrub Hill 08.23a ~ 08.25d ?
46.25 Norton Jn 08/30 ?
47.07 Abbotswood Jn 08/32 ?
57.74 Ashchurch 08/41 ?
65.05 Cheltenham Spa 08.47a ~ 08.49d ??.?? ~ 09.09
70.48 Barnwood Jn 08/56 09/18
71.35 Gloucester Yard Jn 08/57 09/19
77.45 Standish Jn 09/05 09/25
82.26 Stroud 09/13 09/35
93.40 Kemble 09/30 09/49
107.16 Swindon 09.41a ~ 09.43d 10.03 ~ 10.14
120.59 Challow 09/57 10/27
130.64 Foxhall Jn 10/05 10/35
131.38 Didcot North Jn 10/07 10/37
141.05 Oxford 10.20a ~ 10.23d 10.48 ~ 10.49
142.04 Oxford North Jn 10/26 10/52
152.64 Bicester Town 10/48 11/18
? Bicester London Road LC 10*50 ~ 10*57 11/19
159.41 Claydon LNE Jn 11/11 11/34
172.22 Bletchley, Flyover Summit 11c37 ~ 11c39 12.08 ~ 12.29
173.19 Fenny Stratford 11/43 12/32
178.66 Ridgmont 11/55 12/42
188.09 Bedford St Johns 12/09 13/00
188.69 Bedford Midland 12p12a ~ 12p30d 13.04 ~ 13.49
? Bedford South Jn 12/32 13/51
198.30 Flitwick 12/42 14/01
208.35 Luton 12/52 14/09
214.03 Harpenden Jn 12/58 14/13
218.63 St Albans 13/03 14/16
231.55 Hendon 13/13 14/24
234.54 West Hampstead Thameslink 13/18 14/28
236.41 Carlton Road Jn 13/21 14/33
237.18 Junction Road Jn ? 14/36
237.56 Upper Holloway ? 14/37
240.49 South Tottenham East Jn ? 14/44
243.78 Leyton Midland Road ? 14/50
246.55 Woodgrange Park Jn ? 14/55
248.27 Barking 13.54a ~ 13.56d 15.00 ~ 15.03 [P7]
253.39 Rainham ? ?
259.59 West Thurrock Jn ? ?
262.71 Tilbury West Jn ? 15/26
267.26 Thames Haven Jn ? 15/34
271.29 Thames Haven Exchange Sidings 14.45 ~ 15.25 15.44 ~ 16.07
275.32 Thames Haven Jn ? 16/16
279.43 Tilbury East Jn ? 16/24
282.79 West Thurrock Jn ? 16/30
286.41 Ockendon ? ?
289.52 Upminster ? 16/41
297.30 Barking ? 16.52 ~ 16.53 [P8]
299.02 Woodgrange Park Jn ? ?
299.33 Forest Gate Jn ? 16/59
302.13 Stratford 16.30a ~ 16.32d 17.03 ~ 17.05 [P9]
302.51 Carpenters Road North Jn ? ?
305.43 Dalston Kingsland ? ?
306.43 Canonbury West Jn ? ?
308.41 Camden Road Jn ? ?
309.57 Gospel Oak Jn ? ?
313.59 Kensal Green Jn 17/08 17/30
315.67
0.00
Willesden No.6 17L10 ~ 17L21 17.33 ~ 17.57
5.00 Harrow 17/28 18/08
11.05 Watford Junction 17.34a ~ 17.35d 18.16 ~ 18.17
25.23 Tring 17/45 18/37
40.16 Bletchley 17/56 18/47
50.17 Hanslope Jn 18/03 18/56
59.38 Northampton 18/12 19/06
69.09 Long Buckby 18/23 19/20
78.37 Rugby 18/32 19/30
89.76 Coventry 18/41 19/41
105.05 Stechford 19/01 19/55
108.16 Proof House Jn 19/07 20/00
108.70 Birmingham New Street 19.09a ~ 19.11d 20.03 ~ 20.17
112.21 Selly Oak 19/19 20/25
114.35 Kings Norton 19/24 (?) 20/29
119.43 Barnt Green 19/20 20/33
123.06 Bromsgrove 19/23 20/36
125.19 Stoke Works Jn 19/24 20/37
136.36 Abbotswood Jn 19/35 20/43
147.23 Ashchurch 19/42 20/52
154.34 Cheltenham Spa 19.48a ~ 19.50d 20.59 ~ ??.??
159.77 Barnwood Jn 19/56 ?
160.64 Gloucester Yard Jn 19/57 ?
166.74 Standish Jn 20/03 ?
180.19 Charfield 20/13 ?
188.32 Westerleigh Jn 20/21 ?
193.22 Bristol Parkway 20.27a ~ 20.29d ?
194.41 Filton Jn 20/31 ?
197.41 Stapleton Road 20/36 ?
198.38 Dr Days Jn 20/37 ?
199.04 Bristol Temple Meads 20.69a ~ 21.04d ?
199.64 North Somerset Jn 21/06 ?
210.39 Bath Spa 21.17a ~ 21.18d ?
212.55 Bathampton Jn 21/21 ?
223.54 Chippenham 21.30a ~ 21.32d ?
234.23 Wootton Bassett Jn 21/44 ?
240.07 Swindon 21.50a ~ 21.52d ?
253.50 Challow 22/04 ?
263.55 Foxhall Jn 22c11 ~ 22c13 ?
264.29 Didcot North Jn 22/15 ?
273.76 Oxford 22.28a ?


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