14th July 2018

Pathfinder Railtours
The Tees & Wear Explorer

Locos Used 47727 'Edinburgh Castle / Caisteal Dhun Eideann' & 47749 'City of Truro'
Stock Used 3345+3356+1657+3304+3364+3397+3390+1200+5998+9526

Route :
1Z84 : Gloucester to Sunderland
1Z85 : Sunderland to Gloucester

Loco(s) Route
47749 + 47727 Gloucester - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester T.C. - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Smethwick Jn - Galton Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth HL - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Chesterfield - Tapton Jn - Barrow Hill North Jn - Beighton Jn - Masborough Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Swinton - Moorthorpe - Pontefract Baghill - Ferrybridge North Jn - Milford Jn - Church Fenton - York - Thirsk - Longlands Jn - Northallerton East Jn - Yarm - Eaglescliffe - Stockton Cut Jn - Hartburn Jn - Hartlepool - Seaham - Sunderland
47727 (1) Sunderland - Brockley Whins - Pelaw Jn - Park Lane Jn - Greensfield Jn - King Edward Bridge East Jn - King Edward Bridge South Jn - Durham - Darlington - Northallerton - Thirsk - (reverse of outward route) - Tamworth HL - Kingsbury Jn - Whitacre Jn - Coleshill Parkway - Water Orton - (reverse of outward route) - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - (reverse of outward route) - Gloucester

Notes :
(1) 47749 on rear.
(2) Off tour options: Beamish Museum, Tees Valley Coach Tour, City of Durham, or view the Tall Ships at Sunderland.
(3) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings.


47749+47727 at Derby on the outward leg (photo: Paul Warburton)

Source : Paul Warburton

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Gloucester 05.35d [P1]     23.15a [P2]   277.02
? Horton Road Jn 05/36     23/12   ?
? Barnwood Jn 05/38     23/10   ?
6.40 Cheltenham Spa 05.45a ~ 05.48d [P2]     22.56a ~ 23.01d [P1] [P1] 270.42
13.62 Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 05/55 [P1]     22/48 [P2]   263.20
24.38 Abbotswood Jn 06/05     22/38   252.44
25.20 Norton Jn 06/07     22/37   251.62
28.08 Wylds Lane Jn 06/12     ?   ?
28.49 Worcester T.C. 06*16 ~ 06*34     -   -
- Worcester Shrub Hill -     22.27a ~ 22.32d [P2]   248.10
? Tunnel Jn 06/39     22/25   ?
34.04 Droitwich Spa 06.45a ~ 06.48d     22.13a ~ 22.17d   242.78
? Hartlebury 06/55     22/06   ?
43.40 Kidderminster 07.00a ~ 07.03d [P1]     21.56a ~ 22.00d [P2]   233.42
? Blakedown 07/08     21/51   ?
50.10 Stourbridge Junction 07.13a ~ 07.16d [P2]     21.41a ~ 21.45d [P3]   226.72
55.37 Rowley Regis 07/27     21/32   221.45
? Smethwick Jn 07/31     21/28   ?
58.43 Galton Jn 07/32     21/27   218.39
60.25 Soho South Jn 07/34     21/25   216.57
62.22 Birmingham New Street 07.39a ~ 07.42d [P1]     21.11a ~ 21.20d [P3]   214.60
? Proof House Jn 07/44     21/08   ?
63.65 Landor Street Jn 07/46 [ML]     21/05   213.17
? Castle Bromwich Jn 07/51 [UDS]     ?   ?
69.37 Water Orton West Jn 07*54 ~ 08*13     ?   ?
69.73 Water Orton 08/15     20/58 [ML]   207.09
- Coleshill Parkway - -   20/56   205.45
- Whitacre Jn - -   20/51   204.24
73.67 Kingsbury Jn 08/18     20/47   201.74
79.48 Tamworth HL 08.24a ~ 08.26d [P3]     20/41 [P4]   196.13
87.04 Wichnor Jn 08/33     20/35   188.57
92.39 Burton-on-Trent 08.38a ~ 08.40d [P1]     20/30 [P2]   183.22
? Clay Mills Jn 08/43     20/28   ?
? North Stafford Jn 08/47     20/25   ?
98.56 Stenson Jn 08/47     20/24   177.05
103.40 Derby 08C54 ~ 08C57 [P1] [P1]   20.15 ~ 20.17 [P3]   172.21
113.33 Ambergate Jn 09/11     20/02   162.28
123.62 Clay Cross North Jn 09/20     19/51   151.79
? Chesterfield South Jn 09/22     19/48   ?
127.51 Chesterfield 09/23 [P1]     19/46 [P2] [ML]   148.10
? Tapton Jn 09/24 [DBH]     19/45 [UBH]   ?
? Barrow Hill North Jn 09/28     19/39   ?
136.79 Beighton Jn 09/34     19/29   138.62
143.55 Masborough Jn 09/48     19/19   132.06
146.09 Aldwarke Jn 09/52     19/15   129.52
148.25 Swinton 09/54     19/13   127.36
156.01 Moorthorpe 10/03 [P2]     19/05 [P1]   119.60
? Pontefract Baghill ?     ?   ?
165.03 Ferrybridge North Jn 10/13     18/52   110.58
169.28 Milford Jn 10/22     18/45   106.33
173.41 Church Fenton 10/27 [P2]     18/38 [P1]   102.20
177.74 Colton South Jn 10*32 ~ 10*40 [NNL-LSL]     ?   ?
178.58 Colton Jn 10/41 [LSL]     18/31 [NNL]   97.03
184.19 York 10.47 ~ 10.56 [P11]     18.19 ~ 18.24 [P3]   91.42
? Skelton Jn 10/59 [DS]     18/16   ?
? Skelton Bridge Jn ?     ?   ?
193.68 Tollerton Jn 11/08 [DS]     18/09 [UF]   81.73
206.35 Thirsk 11/18 [DS]     17/59 [UF]   69.26
213.06

Longlands Jn

11/26

    ?   ?

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
214.11 Boroughbridge Road LC 11/27  
? Northallerton East Jn 11/28  
226.25 Yarm 11/40  
228.70 Eaglescliffe 11.45a ~ 11.51d [P2]  
230.20 Stockton Cut Jn 11/53  
? Hartburn Jn 11/54  
233.61 Norton South Jn 11/58  
235.59 Billingham Jn 12/02  
239.17 Greatham 12/07  
243.45 Hartlepool 12/16 [P1]  
256.39 Seaham 12/38 [P2]  
259.53 Ryhope Grange Jn 12/45  
261.50
0.00
Sunderland 12.51a [P4] ~ 15.55d [P4]  
5.29 Brockley Whins 16/07  
8.36 Pelaw Jn 16/13  
11.05 Park Lane Jn 16*18 ~ 16*44  
? Greensfield Jn 16/47  
? King Edward Bridge East Jn 16/47  
12.08 King Edward Bridge South Jn 16/48  
16.21 Birtley Jn 16/54  
25.01 Durham Sig.TY358 17*04 ~ 17*19  
25.29 Durham 17.21a ~ 17.24d [P1]  
? Tursdale Jn 17/32  
35.25 Ferryhill Jn 17/34  
47.32 Darlington 17/44 [UM] [UM]
61.46 Northallerton 17/54  

Timings continue in first table.

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