14th April 2018

Rail Express / Pathfinder Tours / GB Railfreight
The Cumbrian Hoovers

Locos Used 50007 'Hercules' & 50049 'Defiant'
Stock Used 6024+6054+5961+6051+6067+1200+3333+3345+3386+1657+3397+3390+17105

Route :
1Z50 : Birmingham International to Carlisle
1Z52 : Carlisle to Birmingham International

Locos Route
50049 + 50007 Birmingham International - Birmingham New Street - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Stafford - (via WCML) - Crewe - Farington Jn - Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle
50007 + 50049 Carlisle - Currock Jn - Maryport - Workington - Whitehaven - Sellafield - Millom - Park South Jn - Barrow-in-Furness - Dalton Jn - Ulverston - Grange-over-Sands - Carnforth - (via WCML) - Farington Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham International

Notes :
(1) This was a fund raising special train for the 'Railway Children' charity.


50007+50049 waiting to leave Carlisle, on the return leg (photo: Al Wallace)

Source : Al Wallace (on the tour)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham International 06.01d [P2] 06.01 [P2] 21.09a [P5] 21.15 [P5]
Stechford 06/08 06/07 21/04 21/07
Proof House Jn 06/12 [WL] 06/12 21/00 21/01
Birmingham New Street 06.15a ~ 06.19d [P6] 06.16 ~ 06.21 20.52a ~ 20.57d [P1] 20.54 ~ 20.58
Soho South Jn 06/24 06/27 20/48 20/49
Galton Jn 06/26 06/28 20/46 20/47
Dudley Port 06/32 06/32 20/41 20/44
Wolverhampton 06.41a ~ 06.43d [P1] 06.43 ~ 06.47 20.26a ~ 20.34d [P4] 20.32 ~ 20.36
Wolverhampton North Jn 06/44 06/49 20/23 20/30
Bushbury Jn 06/45 06/50 20/21 20/28
Trent Valley Jn 06/55 [DS] 07/00 20/08 20/17
Stafford South Jn 06/56 [DF] 07/01 20/08 ?
Stafford 06.57a ~ 06.59d [P3] [DF] 07.02 ~ 07.04 20.05a ~ 20.07d [P4] 20.10 ~ 20.11
Norton Bridge 07/06 [DF] 07/10 19/58 [US] 19/55
Madeley 07/15 [DF] 07/18 19/48 [US] 19/48
Basford Hall Jn 07/20 07/22 19/43 19/42
Crewe 07.24a ~ 07.38d [P11] 07.28 ~ 07.38 [P11] 19.33a ~ 19.36d [P1] [US] 19.35 ~ 19.39
Crewe Coal Yard 07/42 07/41 19/27 19/16
Winsford 07/47 07/49 19/20 19/08
Hartford Jn 07/52 07/55 19/16 19/04
Acton Bridge 07/55 07/58 19/14 19/03
Weaver Jn 07/57 07/59 19/12 19/02
Acton Grange Jn 08/00 08/03 19/00 18/57
Warrington Bank Quay 08.02a ~ 08.04d [P3] 08.05 ~ 08.07 18.53a ~ 18.55d [P2] 18.53 ~ 18.55
Dallam Jn 08/07 08/08 18/52 18/51
Winwick Jn 08/09 08/11 18/50 18/49
Golborne Jn 08/11 08/13 18/48 18/47
Springs Branch Jn 08/14 08/17 18/44 18/43
Wigan South Jn 08/15 08/18 18/44 18/42
Wigan North Western 08.16a ~ 08.18d [P5] 08.19 ~ 08.21 [P5] 18.40a ~ 18.42d [P4] 18.38 ~ 18.41
Balshaw Lane Jn 08/28 [DS] 08/29 18/32 18/30
Euxton Jn 08/30 08/30   1830 18/29
Farington Jn 08/37 08/36   18/27 18/26

 

Location Booked Actual
Lostock Hall Jn 08/47 08/43
Blackburn 08/59 [P2] 08/53
Daisyfield Jn 09/01 08/55
Langho 09/09 [P2] ?
Clitheroe 09/18 [P2] 09/12
Horrocksford Jn 09/26 ?
Hellifield 09.54a ~ 10.19d 09.30 ~ 10.19
Settle Jn 10/24 10/24
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 10/33 [P2] ?
Ribblehead 10/40 [P2] 10/39
Blea Moor 10/43 10/41
Garsdale 10/54 [P1] 10/52
Ais Gill Summit 10/57 ?
Mallerstang 11/00 ?
Kirkby Stephen 11/04 [P2] 11/04
Ormside 11/12 ?
Appleby 11/14 11/14
Kirkby Thore SB 11/21 11/18
Culgaith SB 11.24 11/22
Lazonby & Kirkoswald 11/33 ?
Low House SB 11/40 11/39
Howe & Co Sidings 11/44 11/42
Petteril Bridge Jn 11/54 11/53
London Road Jn 11/56 11/54
Carlisle 12.00a [P3] ~ 14.05d [P3] 11.56 [P3] ~ 14.13 [P3]
Currock Jn 14/09 14/17
Wigton 14/21 14/31
Maryport 14/43 14/55
Workington 14.55 ~ 15.07 15/04?
Parton North Jn 15/18 ?
Parton 15/22 ?
Whitehaven 15.26 ~ 15.27 15.29 ~ 15.31
St Bees 15t35 ~ 15t36 15.38 ~ 15.39
Sellafield 15t49 ~ 15t50 15/50?
Drigg 15/56 15/55
Ravenglass 15/58 ?
Bootle 16/04 16/05
Millom 16/14 16/15
Foxfield 16/21 ?
Askam 16/29 16/31
Park South Jn 16/34 16/35
Barrow-in-Furness 16.43a ~ 16.58d [P2] 16.47 ~ 17.00
Dalton Jn 17/06 ?
Ulverston 17/14 17/21
Grange-over-Sands 17/26 [P1] ?
Arnside 17/30 17/37
Carnforth 17/46 [P2] 17/46 [P1]
Carnforth North Jn 17/47 17/47
Morecambe South Jn 17/52 17/52
Lancaster 17/54 [UF] 17/54
Garstang & Catteral 18/04 18/02
Preston 18.15a ~ 18.23d [P6] [UF] 18.15 ~ 18.22
Ribble Jn 1824 18/23

Timings continue in first table.

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