13th April 2019

Pathfinder Railtours
The Springtime Cornishman

Locos Used 68034 & 88003 'Genesis'
Stock Used 6024+5929+5961+1200+3345+3364+3314+1657+3333+3356+17105

Route :
1Z60 : Tame Bridge Parkway to Penzance
1Z61 : Penzance to Tame Bridge Parkway

Locos Route
88003+68034 Tame Bridge Parkway - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Solihull - Dorridge - Hatton - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Hullavington - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Temple Meads - Yatton - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth - Liskeard - Lostwithiel - Par - St Austell - Truro - Camborne - St Erth - Penzance
68034+88003 Penzance - (reverse of outward route) - Tame Bridge Parkway

Notes : 
(1) John Clifford's comments: This was what is believed to be the first working of a Class 68 and a Class 88 to Penzance. There were options to alight at Par (for Newquay), Truro (for Falmouth) or St Erth (for St Ives). At Par there were coaches for a visit to either the Eden Project or the Lost Gardens of Heligan. At Penzance passengers could visit the open day at Long Rock depot. At Long Rock the locos on display were: 08410, 08645, 50007, 50042, 50049, 57605, 66714, 73107, power cars 43002/042, 43162/185, new unit 800008 and steam: 3205, 4612 and former Port of Par 0-4-0ST 'Alfred'. On the outward journey we were checked by the 06.10 Derby - Plymouth in the Tiverton area. This train was almost on time but we were early. There was a stop at Cowley Bridge Jn to let the 08.43 Barnstaple - Exmouth go ahead. At Totnes we caught up the 06.10 so it checked us again. At St Pinnock Viaduct there was a further check, this time by the 10.00 Penzance - Paddington which was 8 minutes late at this point. A stop was made near Long Rock for a reason that I did not discover. Approaching Plymouth on the return journey we were told that there would be a delay as the locos had to come off and go the Laira for fuel. We stopped outside Plymouth as our platform (no. 8) was occupied by the 17.52 Plymouth - Penzance. We were eventually allowed into platform 5 after the 17.25 Plymouth - Leeds had left. The locos returned and we left behind the 18.25 Plymouth - Birmingham which we caught up in the Tiverton area. A check delayed us at Worle Jn as we had caught up the 20.10 Weston-super-Mare - Paddington. I understand that the tour reached Tame Bridge almost on time.
(2) Mileages as shown in the tour brochure, but only from/to Dorridge.

Sources: John Clifford (on the tour from/to Bristol Temple Meads) & Keith Gardener

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
? Tame Bridge Parkway 04.45d [P1] 04.45   00.05a [P2] 00.10 ?
? Perry Barr North Jn 04/50 04/51   23/59 00/05 ?
? Perry Barr West Jn 04/52 04/52   23/58 00/04 ?
? Soho East Jn 04/56 04/56   23/55 00/01 ?
? Soho South Jn 04/57 04/57   23/54 23/59 ?
? Birmingham New Street 05.02a ~ 05.07d [P3] [WL] 05.03 ~ 05.07   23.43a ~ 23.48d [P3] 23.49 ~ 23.53 ?
? Proof House Jn 05/09 05/09   23/40 [WL] 23/45 ?
? St Andrews Jn 05/12 05/14   23/37 23/41 ?
? Bordesley Jn 05/13 [ML] 05/15   23/36 23/36 ?
? Small Heath South Jn 05/15 [FL] 05/18   23/32 23/33 ?
? Tyseley 05/16 [P1] 05/19   23/31 [P2] [FL] 23/32 ?
? Solihull 05/19 [P1] 05/22   23/28 [P2] 23/29 ?
? Bentley Heath LC 05/21 [ML] 05/25   23/26 23/27 ?
0.00 Dorridge 05.23a ~ 05.26d [P1] 05.26 ~ ?   23.20a ~ 23.23d [P2] 23.18 ~ 23.26 336.51
? Hatton 05/33 05/38   23/12 23/11 ?
12.68 Leamington Spa 05.42a ~ 05.45d [P3] 05.44 ~ 05.46   23.01a ~ 23.04d 23.01 ~ 23.04 323.63
? Fenny Compton 05/57 05/57   22/51 22/52 ?
? Reservoir Jn 06/03 [UCV] 06/02   22/44 22/46 ?
32.59 Banbury 06.05a ~ 06.08d [P3] 06.04 ~ 06.08   22.39a ~ 22.42d [P4] 22.41 ~ 22.44 303.72
37.63 Aynho Jn 06/14 06/13   22/34 22/36 298.68
? Heyford 06/21 [P1] 06/18   22/29 [P2] 22/31 ?
52.43 Wolvercote Jn 06/31 [UM] 06/24   22/22 22/25 284.08
? Oxford North Jn 06/33 [UM] 06/26   22/20 22/23 ?
55.34 Oxford 06.40a ~ 06.43d [P3] 06.40 ~ 06.45   22.15a ~ 22.18d [P4] [DR] 22.14 ~ 22.22 281.17
? Kennington Jn 06/47 06/48   22/10 22/08 ?
65.04 Didcot North Jn 06/55 06/54   22/03 22/00 271.47
65.55 Foxhall Jn 07/00 [DM] 06/56   21/53 21/47 270.76
? Wantage Road 07/09 07/03   21/48 21/39 ?
76.00 Challow 07*14 ~ 07*24 [DR] 07.13 ~ 07.23   21/38 [UR] 21/36 260.51
? Uffington 07/27 07/26   21/36 21/35 ?
89.23 Swindon 07.38a ~ 07.41d [P4] 07.36 ~ 07.41   21.22a ~ 21.25d [P3] 21.21 ~ 21.26 247.28
95.07 Wootton Bassett Jn 07/49 07/47   21/15 21/14 241.44
106.20 Hullavington 07/59 07/55   21/07 21/06 230.31
119.12 Westerleigh Jn 08/21 08/12   20/57 20/58 217.39
123.62 Bristol Parkway 08.28a ~ 08.35d [P1] 08.17 ~ 08.35   20.34a ~ 20.51d [P4] 20.47 ~ 20.51 212.69
125.21 Filton Abbey Wood 08/37 [P1] [ML] 08/38   20/30 [P2] 20/43 211.30
? Horfield Jn 08/38 08/39   20/29 [ML] 20/43 ?
? Narroways Hill Jn 08/40 08/40   20/27 20/40 ?
? Dr Day's Jn 08/43 08/42   20/25 20/39 ?
? Bristol East Jn 08/44 [DM] 08/44   20/24 [UM] 20/38 ?
129.49 Bristol Temple Meads 08.48a ~ 08.51d [P12] 08.46 ~ 08.51 [P12]   20.19a ~ 20.22d [P5] [UF] 20.32 ~ 20.37 [P11] 207.02
? Bristol West Jn 08/52 08/52   20/17 [UM] 20/29 ?
? Parson Street 08/53 [P1] 08/54   20/15 [P2] [UM] 20/27 [P2] [UM] ?
? Yatton 09/02 [P1] 09/01   20/03 [P2] 20/20 ?
146.29 Worle Jn 09/06 09/04   19/57 20/16 190.22
149.22 Uphill Jn 09/08 09/06   19/55 20/13 187.29
162.65 Bridgwater 09/17 09/14 [P1]   19/44 20/05 [P2] 173.66
169.54 Cogload Jn 09/21 09/19   19/39 20/01 166.77
174.39 Taunton 09/25 [P3] 09/22 [P3]   19/34 [P4] 19.55 ~ 19.56 [P4] 162.21
? Norton Fitzwarren 09/26 09/23   19/32 19/52 ?
? Whiteball 09/33 09/29   19/26 19/47 ?
188.46 Tiverton Parkway 09/36 [P1] 09/32 [P1]   19/23 [P2] 19/44 [P2] 148.05
? Tiverton Loop 09/38 09/33 [DM]   19/21 19/41 [UM] ?
203.70 Cowley Bridge Jn 09/47 09.45 ~ 09.46   19/09 19/32 132.61
205.10 Exeter St Davids 09.50a ~ 09.52d [P4] 09.49 ~ 09.52 [P4]   19.03a ~ 19.06d [P5] 19.29 ~ 19.29 [P5] 131.41
215.52 Dawlish Warren 10/03 10/01 [DM]   18/52 19/18 [UM] 120.79
? Dawlish 10/05 10/03 [P1]   18/51 19/16 [P2] ?
220.08 Teignmouth 10/08 10/06 [P1]   18/48 19/13 [P2] 116.43
225.23 Newton Abbot 10/13 [P2] 10/11 [P2]   18/42 [P3] 19/09 [P3] 111.28
? Newton Abbot West Jn 10/13 10/11   18/42 19/08 ?
? Dainton Tunnel 10/17 10/15   18/38 19/05 ?
234.04 Totnes 10/23 10/20 [DM]   18/32 18/59 [UM] 102.47
? Aish Crossover 10/32 10/31   18/22 18/51 ?
245.45 Ivybridge 10/36 [P1] 10/35 [P1]   18/16 [P2] 18/47 [P2] 91.06
? Hemerdon 10/41 10/40   18/11 18/42 ?
255.53 Lipson Jn 10/46 10/45   18/03 18/37 80.78
257.13 Plymouth 10.49a ~ 11.02d [P4] 10.48 ~ 11.02 [P4]   17.27a ~ 18.00d [P8] 17.30 ~ 18.33 [P5] 79.38
- Plymouth Sig.P15 - -   ? 17.23 ~ 17.28 ?
260.05 St Budeaux Jn 11/07 11/07   17/21 17/19 76.46
261.31 Saltash 11/11 [P1] 11/12 [P1]   17/17 [P2] 17/15 [P2] 75.20
266.33 St Germans 11/17 11/17 [P1]   17/12 [P2] 17/10 [P2] 70.18
- Menheniot Sig.UM259 - -   17/08 17/06 ?
? Liskeard Sig.DM260 11/23 11/22   - - -
274.74 Liskeard 11/27 [P1] 11/26 [P1]   17/03 [P2] 17/00 [P2] 61.57
? St Pinnock Viaduct East 11/32 11/31   16/57 16/57 ?
280.11 Largin 11/33 11/33   16/56 16/56 56.40
? Bodmin Sig.L1043 11/38 11/37   - - -
- Bodmin Sig.L1042 - -   16/51 16/51 ?
287.39 Lostwithiel 11/41 [P2] 11/40 [P2]   16/48 [P1] 16/47 [P1] 49.12
291.69 Par 11.48a ~ 11.51d [P1] 11.46 ~ 11.51 [P1]   16.38a ~ 16.42d [P2] 16.33 ~ 16.42 [P2] 44.62
? St Austell 11/57 ?   16/32 ? ?
298.29 Burngullow Jn 12/00 11/58   16/30 16/26 38.22
305.32 Probus 12/07 12/04   16/22 16/19 31.19
310.66 Truro 12.19a ~ 12.24d [P2] 12.14 ~ 12.23 [P2]   16.11a ~ 16.14d [P3] 16.09 ~ 16.14 [P3] 25.65
? Penwithers Jn 12/26 12/24   16/10 ? ?
? Baldhu 12/29 12/27   ? ? ?
? Baldhu Sig.R31 12/32 12/29   - - -
- Redruth Sig.R14 - -   16/06 16/05 ?
? Redruth Sig.R27 12/35 12/33   - - -
- Camborne Sig.R10 - -   16/00 16/00 ?
323.41 Camborne 12/40 12/37 [P1]   15/56 15/56 [P2] 13.10
- Camborne Sig.R6 - -   15/53 15/54 ?
? St Erth Sig.R19 12/45 12/42   - - -
330.79 St Erth 12.49a ~ 12.52d [P1] 12.46 ~ 12.49 [P1]   15.43a ~ 15.46d [P2] 15.44 ~ 15.49 [P2] 5.52
? Penzance Sig.PZ1 ? 12.55 ~ 12.57   - - -
? Long Rock 13/02 12/59   15/38 15/39 ?
336.51 Penzance 13.05a [P1] 13.03 [P1]   15.35d [P1] 15.35 [P1] 0.00


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

12/04/19 :
0Z?? : (68034 + 88003) : Crewe Gresty Bridge to Burton Wetmore Sidings

Location Booked
Gresty Bridge 13.40d
Gresty Lane Western Siding 1 13.43 ~ 13.46
Gresty Lane 13.49 ~ 13.52
Crewe 13.55 ~ 14.02 [P7]
Basford Hall Jn 14/05
Madeley 14/12
Norton Bridge 14/23
Stafford 14/29
Trent Valley Jn 14/33
Whitehouse Jn 14/44
Colwich 14/47
Rugeley North Jn 14/50
Lichfield North Jn 14/56
Lichfield Trent Valley 14/58
Lichfield Trent Valley Jn 15/01
Alrewas 15/07
Wichnor Jn 15/09
Burton-on-Trent 15/15
Wetmore Jn 15.18 ~ 15.21
Burton Wetmore Sidings 15.26a

13/04/19 :
5Z?? : (88003 + 68034 with tour stock) : Burton Wetmore Sidings to Tame Bridge Parkway

Location Booked
Burton Wetmore Sidings 02.36d
Wetmore Jn 02.40 ~ 02.43
Burton-on-Trent 02/46
Wichnor Jn 02/51
Tamworth HL 02/56
Kingsbury Jn 03/01
Water Orton 03/04
Water Orton West Jn 03/06
Park Lane Jn 03/08
Sutton Park ?
Ryecroft Jn 03/26
Walsall 03/28
Pleck Jn 03/30
Bescot Stadium 03/32
Bescot [Up Loop] 03.34 ~ 04.32
Newton Jn 04/35
Tame Bridge Parkway 04.37a [P1]

5Z?? : (68034 + 88003 with tour stock) : Penzance to Slopers Siding (propelling)
5Z?? : (88003 + 68034 with tour stock) : Slopers Siding to Penzance (propelling)

Location Booked
Penzance 13.20d [P1]
Slopers Siding 13.22 ~ 13.52
Penzance 13.54a [P1]

14/04/19 :
5Z?? : (68034 + 88003 with tour stock) : Tame Bridge Parkway to Bescot Yard

Location Booked
Tame Bridge Parkway 00.10d [P2]
Newton Jn 00/12
Bescot [Down Side] 00.17a

5Z?? : (68034 + 88003 with tour stock) : Bescot Yard to Burton Wetmore Sidings

Location Booked
Bescot [Down Side] 14.29d
Bescot Jn 14/32
Pleck Jn 14/34
Walsall 14/36
Ryecroft Jn 14/38
Sutton Park ?
Park Lane Jn 14.57 ~ 15.13
Water Orton West Jn 15/15
Water Orton 15/16
Kingsbury Jn 15/19
Tamworth HL 15/24
Wichnor Jn 15/29
Burton-on-Trent 15/33
Wetmore Jn 15.39 ~ 15.42
Burton Wetmore Sidings 15.46a

0Z?? : (68034 + 88003) : Burton Wetmore Sidings to Crewe Gresty Bridge

Location Booked
Burton Wetmore Sidings 16.56d
Clay Mills Jn 17.02
North Stafford Jn 17/05
Stenson Jn 17.07 ~ 17.10
North Stafford Jn 17/11
Tutbury & Hatton 17/18
Uttoxeter SB 17/28
Caverswall 17/42
Longton 17/45
Stoke Jn 17/54
Stoke-on-Trent 17/56
Kidsgrove 18/03
Alsager 18/07
Barthomley Jn 18/18
North Stafford Jn 18/33
Crewe 18.36 ~ 18.39 [P7]
Gresty Lane 18.42 ~ 18.45
Gresty Lane Western Siding 1 18.48 ~ 18.51
Gresty Bridge 18.53a


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