24th March 2018

Pathfinder Tours
The Heart of Wales Wanderer

Locos Used 37059 & 37069
Stock Used 4998+4949+1813+3110+3068+3097+1671+3149+3119+35469

Route :
1Z37 : Eastleigh to Shrewsbury
1Z38 : Shrewsbury to Eastleigh

Locos Route
37059 + 37069 Eastleigh - Winchester - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Bramley - Southcote Jn - Reading West - Oxford Road Jn - Reading West Jn - Goring & Streatley - Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Cosford - Wellington - Abbey Foregate Jn - Shrewsbury
37069 + 37059 Shrewsbury - English Bridge Jn - Sutton Bridge Jn - Craven Arms - Knighton - Llandrindod Wells - Llanwrtyd Wells - Sugar Loaf - Llandovery - Llandeilo - Pantyffynnon - Pontarddulais - Hendy Jn - Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn - Felin Fran - Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Longbridge - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Stechford - (reverse of outward route) - Eastleigh

Notes :
(1) This tour marked the 150th anniversary of the 'Heart of Wales' line.
(2) We were held at Craven Arms, waiting for a late running service train to clear the single line.


37069+37059 at Llandrindod Wells (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Source : Nick Bartlett (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Eastleigh 05.00d [P2] [UF] 05.13 [P2] [UF]   00.15a [P2] 00.22 [P3] 409.13
? Shawford / Shawford Jn 05/07 05/18   00/07 [DF] 00/13 [DS] ?
6.76 Winchester 05/11 [P1] 05/21 [P1]   00/05 [P2] 00/11 [P2] 402.17
? Wallers Ash Loop 05/18 05/25   00/01 00/06 ?
23.14 Worting Jn 05/30 [US] 05/33 [UF]   23/51 23/58 385.79
25.54 Basingstoke 05.35a ~ 05.45d [P3] 05.36 ~ 05.47 [P3]   23.44a ~ 23.46d [P1] [DS] 23.52 ~ 23.55 [P1] [DS] 383.39
30.63 Bramley 05/52 05/53   23/37 23/44 378.30
39.42 Southcote Jn 06/01 06.02 ~ 06.03   23/28 23/36 369.51
40.29 Reading West 06.04a ~ 06.07d 06.06 ~ 06.07   23.23a ~ 23.26d 23.33 ~ 23.34 368.64
? Oxford Road Jn 06/07 06/08   23/22 23/32 ?
40.78 Reading West Jn 06/09 [DR] 06/09 [DR]   23/21 [UR] 23/30 368.15
? Tilehurst East Jn 06/10 06/11   23/19 [UM-UR] 23/26 [UM-UR] ?
48.62 Goring & Streatley 06/17 [P3] [DR] 06/16 [P3] [DR]   23/11 [P2] [UM] 23/20 [P2] [UM] 360.31
? Didcot East Jn 06/29 [DR] 06.27 ~ 06.28   23/03 [UR-UM] 23/12 [UR-UM] ?
57.12 Didcot Parkway 06.30a ~ 06.34d [P3] 06.31 ~ 06.34 [P3]   23.00a ~ 23.02d [P4] 23.04 ~ 23.10 [P5] 352.09
57.73 Didcot North Jn 06/36 06/36   22/56 22/56 351.20
? Kennington Jn 06/45 06/43   22/45 22/48 ?
67.43 Oxford 06.51a ~ 06.53d [P4] 06.50 ~ 06.54 [P4]   22.40a ~ 22.42d [P3] 22.40 ~ 22.43 [P3] 341.50
70.34 Wolvercote Jn 06/57 06/58   22/34 22/31 338.59
79.23 Heyford 07/05 07/05   22/20 22/18 329.70
85.14 Aynho Jn 07/10 07/10   22/13 22/11 323.79
90.18 Banbury 07.18a ~ 07.20d [P2] 07.14 ~ 07.20 [P2]   21.50a ~ 22.05d [P1] 21.49 ~ 22.06 [P1] 318.75
? Reservoir Jn 07/22 07/22   21/48 21/47 ?
98.78 Fenny Compton 07/31 07/30   21/40 21/38 310.15
110.09 Leamington Spa 07.40a ~ 07.42d [P2] 07.39 ~ 07.42 [P2]   21.25a ~ 21.27d [P3] 21.26 ~ 21.28 [P3] 299.04
111.08 Milverton Jn 07/51 07/44   21/15 21.10 ~ 21.23 298.05
114.52 Kenilworth Jn 07/58 07/49   21*05 ~ 21*10 21/05 [Loop] 294.41
? Gibbet Hill Jn 08/00 07/51   21/01 21/00 ?
119.67 Coventry 08.06a ~ 08.08d [P3] 07.55 ~ 08.08 [P3]   20.51a ~ 20.56d [P2] 20.51 ~ 20.56 [P2] 289.32
130.37 Birmingham International 08.21a ~ 08.23d [P3] 08.18 ~ 08.23 [P3]   20.34a ~ 20.37d [P4] 20.32 ~ 20.38 [P4] 278.56
134.70 Stechford 08/30 08/29   20/26 20/25 274.23

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
137.67 Aston 08/38 [P1] 08/40 [P1]
140.09 Perry Barr North Jn 08/45 08/45
144.46 Bescot Stadium 08/54 08/52 [P2]
145.64 Darlaston Jn 08/56 08/54
148.63 Portobello Jn 08/59 08/57
150.53 Wolverhampton 09/08 [P2] 09/09 [P2]
151.10 Wolverhampton North Jn 09/11 09/11
? Stafford Road Jn 09/13 09/12
159.50 Cosford 09/21 09/19
165.00 Madeley Jn 09/27 09/24
? Telford Central 09/28 09/25
170.08 Wellington 09/32 [P2] 09/30 [P2]
? Abbey Foregate Jn 09/52 09.41 ~ 09.48
180.27
0.00
Shrewsbury 09.53a [P4] ~ 12.10d [P4] 09.49 [P4] ~ 12.10 [P4]
? English Bridge Jn 12/11 12/11
0.64 Sutton Bridge Jn 12/14 12/12
6.21 Dorrington SB 12/21 12/18
15.25 Marsh Brook LC 12/35 12/26
19.73 Craven Arms 12t45 ~ 12t46 12.31 ~ 12.58
32.31 Knighton 13t13 ~ 13t16 13.23 ~ 13.26
51.44 Llandrindod Crossing 13.58 ~ 13.59 13.58 ~ 13.59
52.01 Llandrindod Wells 14t01 ~ 14t26 14.02 ~ 14.26
68.11 Llanwrtyd Wells 15t01 ~ 15t04 14.51 ~ 15.17
? Sugar Loaf 15/10 15/24
79.38 Llandovery 15t29 ~ 15t32 15.38 ~ 15.40
90.55 Llandeilo 15t58 ~ 16t01 16.04 ~ 16.06
98.54 Pantyffynnon 16t19 ~ 16t20 16.24 ~ 16.25
? Pontarddulais 16/28 16/31
104.08 Hendy Jn 16/29 16/33
? Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn 16/31 16/35
112.34 Felin Fran 16/49 16/45
115.41 Dynevor Jn 16/54 16/50
117.14 Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn 16/59 16/53
120.49 Port Talbot Parkway 17/04 [P2] 16/57
? Margam Moors Jn 17/08 16/59
128.42 Stormy 17/13 17/03
132.63 Bridgend 17/17 [P2] 17/07 [P2]
141.68 Pontyclun 17/26 17/15
? Leckwith North Jn 17/37 [C] 17/25 [UM]
152.78 Cardiff Central 17/41 [P2] [B] 17/32 [C] [UM]
? Long Dyke Jn 17/43 [UM] 17/36 [UR]
159.48 Marshfield 17/50 [UM] 17/43 [UR]
? Ebbw Jn 17/53 [UM] 17/52 [UR-UM]
164.58 Newport 17c57 ~ 17c59 [P3] 17.55 ~ 17.58 [P3]
? Maindee West Jn 18/01 17/59 [UM]
167.25 Llanwern West Jn 18/03 18/01 [UM]
174.48 Severn Tunnel Junction 18/10 [P4] 18/08 [P4]
? Severn Tunnel West 18/11 18/12
? Severn Tunnel East 18/15 18/16
181.44 Pilning 18/17 [P1] 18/18 [P1]
185.10 Patchway 18/22 [P1] 18/21 [P1]
186.32 Bristol Parkway 18/24 [P3] 18/22 [P3]
191.02 Westerleigh Jn 18/28 18/27
? Yate 18/31 18/29
199.36 Charfield 18/37 18/34
212.39 Standish Jn 18/48 18/44
? Gloucester Yard Jn 18/55 18/49 [UA]
219.37 Barnwood Jn 18/56 18.50 ~ 18.52
225.00 Cheltenham Spa 19/03 [P2] 19.02 ~ 19.05 [P2]
225.74 Cheltenham [High Street Loop] 19*07 ~ 19*17 [UGL] 19.08 ~ 19.14 [UGL]
232.22 Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 19/26 [P1] 19/22 [P1]
242.78 Abbotswood Jn 19/35 19/30
254.15 Stoke Works Jn 19/46 19/38
256.28 Bromsgrove 19/48 [P2] 19/42 [P1]
259.71 Barnt Green 19/54 [P1] [ML] 19/50
? Longbridge 19/56 [FL] 19/52 [FL]
264.79 Kings Norton 20/01  20/00 [P1]
267.14 Selly Oak 20/07 20/07
270.38 Birmingham New Street 20/17 [P5] 20.17 ~ 20.19 [P6]
? Proof House Jn 20/20 20/21

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z?? : (37059 + 37069) : Shrewsbury to Coton Hill T.C.
5Z?? : (37069 + 37059) : Coton Hill T.C. to Shrewsbury

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Shrewsbury 10.05d [P4] 11.55a [P4]
Coton Hill T.C. 10.10a 11.50d


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