17th July 2021

Pathfinder Railtours
The Cumbrian Freighter

Tour postponed to 30/08/21, due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Advertised Loco(s) Advertised Route
DB Cargo Class 66s T&T Banbury - Leamington Spa - Dorridge - Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton - Stafford - (via WCML) - Wigan North Western - Farington Jn - Lostock Hall Jn - Blackburn - Daisyfield Jn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle area
DB Cargo Class 66s T&T Carlisle area - (via WCML) - (?reverse of outward route?) - Banbury

Notes :
(1) Tour postponed from 31/08/19, 09/05/20, 03/10/20 & 22/05/21.
(2) Route highlights advertised by Pathfinder Tours as: Blackburn King St. Thro’ Siding; Blackburn Up & Down Goods; Hellifield Down Goods; Ribblehead Quarry; Appleby Down & Thro’ Siding; Kirkby Thore Terminal; Carlisle Goods Lines London Road Jn to Currock Jn (rev) to Upperby Bridge Jn; Several Up loops out of Plumpton, Eden Valley, Shap, Tebay, Grayrigg, Oxenholme, Oubeck and Oxheys; Shap Hardendale Rounding Loop (rev) and Shap Quarry. Several other non-passenger lines may be added to this list.

Sources : Gary Thornton (from Pathfinder Website/emails) & Nick Bartlett

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from Pathfinder Website)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Banbury 05.40d 23.30a
Leamington Spa 06.10d 23.10a
Dorridge 06.40d 22.50a
Birmingham New Street 07.00d 22.30a
Wolverhampton 07.25d 22.05a
Stafford 07.50d 21.40a
Crewe 08.20d 21.10a
Warrington Bank Quay 08.45d 20.45a
Wigan North Western 09.10d 20.25a

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