13th January 2018

Pathfinder Tours
The Severn Aggregator

Locos Used 60001 & 66230
Stock Used 35469+3098+3149+3121+3147+1651+1832+4927+4959+4998

Route :
1Z18 : Banbury to Westerleigh Murco
1Z19 : Westerleigh Murco to Sharpness Docks
1Z20 : Sharpness Docks to Banbury

Loco(s) Route
66230 Banbury - Fenny Compton - Leamington Spa - Dorridge - Tyseley - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill - Jewellery Quarter - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Rowley Regis [DGL] - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa [UGL] - Worcester Shrub Hill - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester (3) - Gloucester
60001 (1) Gloucester - Parcels Line - Horton Road Jn - Haresfield [DGL] - Standish Jn - Charfield [DGL] - Yate South Jn - Westerleigh Yard [to the points on Line YD1]
66230 (2) Westerleigh Yard - Yate South Jn - Yate Middle Jn [Incoming Line at start of Tytherington Branch]
60001 (1) Yate Middle Jn - Bristol Parkway [UPL] - Pilning [DGL] - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Park Jn - Machen Quarry [End of Line]
66230 (2) Machen Quarry - Park Jn - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Lydney [UGL] - Gloucester - Standish Jn - Berkeley Road Jn - Sharpness [Loop]
60001 (1) Sharpness - Berkeley Road Jn - Standish Jn - (4) - Gloucester
66230 Gloucester - (5) [UGL] - Cheltenham Spa - Cheltenham High Street [UGL] - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - (reverse of outward route) - Leamington Spa - Fenny Compton [UGL] - Banbury

(1) 66230 on rear.
(2) 60001 on rear.
(3) Gloucester Down Goods Loop not covered. Signal at Barnwood Jn indicated that route was set for Down Main & driver didn't stop to question route.
(4) Haresfield Up Goods Loop not covered as it is, (& has been for a while) shut.
(5) Delay leaving Gloucester due to a stand off between Pathfinder & Signaller, as Signaller did not have access to e-Mail so didn't know about Goods Line Authority instructions in the Special Traffic Notice. After phone calls with Network Rail at Milton Keynes, a hard copy of the paperwork was delivered by Station Manager to Signalbox & route eventually agreed to.

Source : Alan Sheppard (joined & left at Dorridge)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Banbury 06.38d [P1] [DCV] ?
 
22.02a [P3] ?
105.35
?
Reservoir Jn 06/40 ?
 
22/00 [UCV] ?
?
8.60
Fenny Compton 06/49 ?
 
21*43 ~ 21*51 [UGL] ?
95.55
19.71
Leamington Spa 06.59a ~ 07.02d [P2] ?
 
21.25a ~ 21.28d [P3] ?
85.44
25.78
Hatton 07/12 [P2] ?
 
21/13 [P1] ?
79.37
32.59
Dorridge 07.20a ~ 07.23d [P2] [ML] 07.18a ~ 07.23d [P2]
 
21.04a ~ 21.06d [P1] 21.29a ~ 21.31d [P1]
72.56
 ?
Bentley Heath Crossing 07/25 07/25
 
21/03 [ML]  ?
?
39.69
Tyseley 07/34 [P2] [FL] 07/31
 
20/54 [P1] 21/19
65.46
40.43
Small Heath South Jn 07/35 [SH] 07/32
 
20/53 [FL]  ?
64.72
42.50
Birmingham Moor Street 07/39 [P2] 07/37 [P2]
 
20/50 [P1] [SH] 21/15 [P1]
62.65
43.15
Birmingham Snow Hill 07.42a ~ 07.46d [P2] 07.41a ~ 07.47d [P2]
 
20.42a ~ 20.47d [P3] 21.12a ~ 21.13d [P3]
62.20
43.68
Jewellery Quarter 07/50 [P1] 07/48
 
20/38 [P2] 21/09
61.47
 ?
Smethwick Galton Bridge H.L. 07/53 [P1] 07/53
 
20/34 [P2] 21/05
?
47.16
Smethwick Jn 07/54 07/53
 
20/33 21/04
58.19
49.70
Rowley Regis Down Goods 08*00 ~ 08*12 [DGL] 08.01 ~ 08.12 [DGL]   - - -
49.78
Rowley Regis 08/13 08/14 [P2]
 
20/30 20/59 [P1]
55.37
55.25
Stourbridge Junction 08.23a ~ 08.26d [P3] 08.27a ~ 08.28d [P3]
 
20.17a ~ 20.20d [P2] 20.47a ~ 20.49d [P2]
50.10
 ?
Blakedown 08/32 08/33 [P1]
 
20/12 20/42 [P2]
 ?
58.67
Kidderminster 08.36a ~ 08.39d [P2] 08.37a ~ 08.39d [P2]
 
20.05a ~ 20.07d [P1] 20.36a ~ 20.38d [P1]
43.40
65.53
Hartlebury 08/45 08/45   19/59 20/31
39.62
71.02
Droitwich Up Goods Loop 08*53 ~ 08*54 [UGL] 08/53 [UGL]   - - -
71.31
Droitwich Spa 08/55 08/54 [P1]   19/54 20/24 [P2]
33.04
?
Droitwich Sig.68 08/59 08/57   - - -
?
Tunnel Jn 09/03 09.02 ~ 09.07   19/49 20/18
?
76.79
Worcester Shrub Hill 09.08a ~ 09.16d [P2] 09.09a ~ 09.16d [P2]
 
19.45a ~ 19.47d [P1] 20.13a ~ 20.16d [P1]
28.36
80.15
Norton Jn 09/21 09/21
 
19/40 20/05
25.20
80.77
Abbotswood Jn 09/23 09/23
 
19/36 20/03
24.38
91.53
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 09/34 [P2] 09/33 [P2]
 
19/25 [P1] 19/53 [P1]
13.62
-
Cheltenham High Street Loop - -   19*09 ~ 19*17 [UGL] 19.45 ~ 19.46 [UGL]
7.34
98.75
Cheltenham Spa 09.42a ~ 09.45d [P1] 09.41a ~ 09.45d [P1]
 
19.03a ~ 19.06d [P2] 19.39a ~ 19.42d [P2]
6.40
104.38
Barnwood Jn 09/52 [DGL] (3) 09/52 [DM]   18.54 ~ 18.54 19/30
0.77
105.12
Horton Road Jn 09/54 09.53 ~ 09.57   18/52 [UGL] 19/28 [UGL]
0.23
105.35
Gloucester 09.56a [P4] 10.00a [P]   18.49d [P4] 19.26d [P4]
0.00

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00
Gloucester 10.16d [P4] 10.21d [P4]
0.16
Gloucester Sig.423 10*18 ~ 10*20 10/22 [Parcels Line]
0.23
Horton Road Jn 10/21 10/23
1.01
Gloucester Yard Jn 10/22 10/27
5.43
Haresfield Loop 10*29 ~ 10*37 [DGL] 10.35 ~ 10.38 [DGL]
7.12
Standish Jn 10/42 10/40
20.15
Charfield 10/56 [DM] 10.57 ~ 11.05 [DGL]
27.03
Yate 11/05 [P2] 11/17 [P2]
29.71
0.00
Westerleigh Murco 11.15 ~ 11.25 11.34 ~ 11.40 [YD1]
2.39
Yate Sig.6568 11.35 ~ 11.40 11.55 ~ 12.03
2.68
Yate 11/42 [P1] 12.06 ~ 12.07 [P1]
3.13
0.00
Yate Middle Jn 11.45 ~ 12.21 12.09 ~ 12.17
(Tytherington "Incoming Line")
0.25
Yate 12/24 [P1] 12/20 [P1]
1.71
Westerleigh Jn 12/27 12.26 ~ 12.31
6.41
Bristol Parkway 12*34 ~ 12*39 [UPL] 12.40 ~ 12.41 [UPL]
7.63
Patchway 12/43 [P2] 12/46 [P2]
11.29
Pilning 12/48 [DGL] 12/50 [DGL]
?
Severn Tunnel East 12/50 12/53
 ?
Severn Tunnel West 12/55 12/59
18.25
Severn Tunnel Junction 12/59 [P3] [RL] 12/59 [P3] [DR]
25.48
Llanwern West Jn 13/10 [RL] 13/11 [DR]
27.39
Maindee East Jn 13/15 [ML] 13/14 [DR-DM]
 ?
Maindee West Jn 13/16 [ML] 13/15 [DM]
28.15
Newport 13/18 [P3] [UML] 13/17 [P3] [DM-No.1 UM]
28.78
Gaer Jn 13/20 13/19
29.69
Park Jn 13t23 ~ 13t25 13.22 ~ 13.23
35.61
0.00
Machen Quarry 13.50 ~ 14.00 13.48 ~ 13.59 [EoL]
5.72
Park Jn 14t25 ~ 14t27 14.23 ~ 14.28
6.63
Gaer Jn 14/31 [ML] 14/33 [No.1 UM]
7.46
Newport 14c34 ~ 14c36 [P4] [ML] 14.36 ~ 14.39 [P4] [UM]
?
Maindee West Jn 14/38 [ML] 14/42 [UM]
8.22
Maindee East Jn 14/39 [RL] 14/42 [UM-UR]
10.13
Llanwern West Jn 14/42 [RL] 14/45 [UR]
17.35
Severn Tunnel Junction 14/57 [P2] [UR-UM @ mp149] 15/01 [P2]
24.63
Chepstow 15/05 [P2] 15/09 [P2]
32.59
Lydney 15/14 [P2] 15/19 [P2]
33.06
Lydney Up Goods Loop 15.16 ~ 15.16 [UGL] 15/21 [UGL]
37.74
Awre 15/24 15/28
52.12
Gloucester 15t41 ~ 15t43 [P4] 15.44 ~ 15.46 [P4]
52.35
Horton Road Jn 15/44 15/48
53.13
Gloucester Yard Jn 15/45 15/50
59.24
Standish Jn 15/51 15/57
67.25
Berkeley Rd Jn 16/01 16/07
71.38
0.00
Sharpness Docks 16.20 ~ 16.30 16.27 ~ 16.38 [Loop]
1.69
Berkeley Station (65mins Water Tanking) 16.48 ~ 17.27
4.13
Berkeley Rd Jn 18/00 17.40 ~ 17.56
12.14
Standish Jn 18/10 18/09
13.63
Haresfield Loop 18.13 ~ 18.14 [UGL] 18/11 [UM]
18.25
Gloucester Yard Jn 18/22 18/17
19.03
Horton Road Jn 18/28 18.19 ~ 18.27
19.26
Gloucester 18.30a [P4] 18.32a [P4]

Timings continue in first table.
Mileages taken from Tour Brochure.

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