21st July 2018

Pathfinder Tours
The Solent & Sussex Explorer

Locos Used 47727 'Edinburgh Castle / Caisteal Dhun Eideann' & 66741 'Swanage Railway'
Stock Used 21269+4949+3146+1651+3149+3121+3123+1671+3066+3068

Route :
1Z53 : Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour
1Z54 : Portsmouth Harbour to Littlehampton
1Z55 : Littlehampton to Portsmouth Harbour
1Z56 : Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central

Loco(s) Route
47727 (1) Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Lydney - Gloucester - Standish Jn - Cam & Dursley - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Dr Day's Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Bradford Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury - Dean - Romsey - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Netley - Fareham - Cosham - Fratton - Portsmouth & Southsea - Portsmouth Harbour
66741 (2) Portsmouth Harbour - Portsmouth & Southsea - Fratton - Farlington Jn - Havant - Chichester - Barnham - Ford - Littlehampton
47727 (1) Littlehampton - Ford - Barnham - Chichester - Havant - Farlington Jn - Fratton (3)
66741 (2) Fratton - (reverse of outward route) - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
47727 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Day's Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Cardiff Central

Notes :
(1) 66741 on rear.
(2) 47727 on rear.
(3) The return leg of the tour reversed at Fratton, due to a failed service train blocking the line.
(4) This tour was originally advertised to be 'Top & Tailed' by a class 73/9 between Portsmouth and Littlehampton.

Sources : Keith Gardiner & Chris Bracey

Photo Review


47727 at Millbrook on 1Z53 (photo: Mark V.Pike)


66741 on the rear of 1Z53 (photo: Mark V.Pike)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Cardiff Central 07.17d [P3] 07.17 [P3]   23.20a [P1] 23.25
Long Dyke Jn 07/19 07/19   23/17 23/21
Marshfield 07/30 07/25   23/12 23/15
Ebbw Jn 07/37 [UR] 07/29   23/06 23/11
Newport 07.42a ~ 07.54d 07.40 ~ 07.53   23.00a ~ 23.02d [P1] 23.05 ~ 23.07
Maindee East Jn 07/56 07/56   22/57 23/02
Llanwern West Jn 08/01 07/58   22/55 22/59
Severn Tunnel Junction 08/16 [P2] 08/12   22/44 [P1] 22/49
Chepstow 08.26a ~ 08.29d 08.22 ~ 08.28   22.32a ~ 22.34d ?
Lydney 08.39a ~ 08.42d 08.39 ~ 08.41   22.20a ~ 22.22d 22.26 ~ 22.28
Awre 08/50 08/48   22/14 22/20
Gloucester 09.05a ~ 09.09d [P4] 09.02 ~ 09.10 [P4]   21.57a ~ 22.00d [P2] 22.03 ~ 22.06 [P2]
Horton Road Jn 09/10 09/12   21/54 22/02
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/11 09/13   21/53 22/00
Standish Jn 09/16 09/20   21/47 21/54
Cam & Dursley 09.21a ~ 09.24d 09.25 ~ 09.29   21.38a ~ 21.40d 21.43 ~ 21.47
Yate 09/36 09/43   21/25 21/30
Westerleigh Jn 09/38 09/46   21/23 21/28
Bristol Parkway 09.43a ~ 09.46d [P2] 09.51 ~ 09.54   21.15a ~ 21.17d [P3] 21.18 ~ 21.21
Filton Abbey Wood 09/49 [P1] 09/57   21/10 [P2] 21/14
Narroways Hill Jn 09/51 10/00   21/05 21/09
Dr Day's Jn 09/53 10/02   21/03 21/07
Bristol East Jn - -   21/02 21/05
Bristol Temple Meads - -   20.37a ~ 21.00d [P10] 20.55 ~ 21.04
Bristol East Jn - -   20/35 20/54
North Somerset Jn 09*57 ~ 10*11 ? ~ 10.09   20/34 20/53
Bath Spa 10.28a ~ 10.30d [P2] 10.28 ~ 10.30 [P2]   20.22a ~ 20.24d [P1] 20.39 ~ 20.41
Bathampton Jn 10*35 ~ 10*43 [UPL] ? ~ 10.38 [UM]   20/19 20/35
Bradford Jn 11*00 ~ 11*08 10/52?   20/08 20/24
Trowbridge 11/10 [P2] 10/56   20/06 [P1] 20/23
Westbury 11.17a ~ 11.20d [P3] 11.03 ~ 11.19 [P3]   19.57a ~ 19.59d [P2] 20.13 ~ 20.16
Warminster 11/28 [P2] 11/31   19/51 [P1] 20/06
Upton Lovell 11/35 11/37   19/47 20/00
Wylye AHB 11/40 11/41   19/43 19/55
Wishford 11/46 11/45   19/39 19/50
Wilton Jn 11*51 ~ 11*59 11/50?   19/35 19/39
Salisbury 12/02 [P4] ? ~ 11.56 [P4]   19/32 [P4] 19/36
Tunnel Jn 12/05 12/02   19/29 19/32
Dean 12/18 [P1] 12/16   19/18 [P2] 19/23
Romsey 12/24 [P1] 12/27 [P1]   19/10 [P2] 19/14
Redbridge 12.32 ~ 12.34 [P1] 12/35?   19/03 [P2] 19/06
Southampton Central 12/38 [P1] 12/41 [UF] [P1]   18.57 ~ 19.00 [P4] 18/59?
Northam Jn 12/41 12/43   18/54 18/56
St Denys 12/43 [P3] 12/46   18/52 [P4] 18/53
Netley 12/53 12/55   18/44 18/46
Fareham 13/09 [P3] 13/08   18/32 [P1] 18/33
Cosham 13/17 [P2] 13/18   18/21 [P1] 18/24
Cosham Jn 13/18 13/19   18/20 18/23
Portcreek Jn 13/19 13/20   18/19 18/21
Fratton 13/22 [P2] 13/26 [P2]   18/12 [P1] 18.14d [P3]
Portsmouth & Southsea 13/25 [P2] 13/28 [P2]   18/07 [P1] CANC
Portsmouth Harbour 13.28a ~ 13.42d [P5] 13.33 ~ 13.43 [P5]   17.40a ~ 18.02d [P5] CANC
Portsmouth & Southsea 13/45 [P1] 13/46   17/36 [P2] CANC
Fratton 13/48 [P1] 13/49 [P1]   17/22 17.20a [P3]
Portcreek Jn 13/54 13/52   17/18 17/16
Farlington Jn 13/55 13/53   17/17 17/15
Havant 13/59 [P1] 13/58   17/13 [P2] 17/12
Emsworth 14/03 14/02   17/10 17/09
Chichester 14.13a ~ 14.17d [P1] 14.12 ~ 14.14 [P1]   16.57a ~ 17.10d [P2] 16.57 ~ 17.00
Barnham 14/25 [P3] 14/22   16/48 [P2] 16/48
Ford 14/29 14/26 [P1]   16/44 16/42 [P2]
Littlehampton 14.36a [P2] 14.35 [P2]   16.38d [P2] 16.38


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