28th May 2007

Pathfinder Tours
The Retro Retracer

Locos Used 40145, 56303, 59203 'Vale of Pickering', 60024 & 92030 'Ashford'
Stock Used 21272+3122+3112+1692+3140+3107+3098+1842+5009+4927+5350

Route:
1Z59 : Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
1Z60 : Birmingham New Street to Worksop Up Reception Yard
1Z56 : Worksop Up Reception Yard to Leeds
1Z40 : Leeds to Crewe
1Z92 : Crewe to Birmingham New Street
1Z93 : Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco Route
59203 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Cam & Dursley - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Camp Hill - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
60024 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Water Orton - (1) - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth HL - Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Chesterfield - Sheffield - Woodburn Jn - Kiveton Park - Shireoaks East Jn - Worksop Up Reception Yard
56303 Worksop Up Reception Yard - Shireoaks East Jn - Brancliffe East Jn - Dinnington Jn - Firbeck Jn - St Catherine's Jn - Kirk Sandall Jn - Hatfield & Stainforth - Thorne Jn
56303 Thorne Jn - Hatfield & Stainforth - Applehurst Jn - Joan Croft Jn -Temple Hirst Jn - Selby Canal Jn - Selby West Jn - Hambleton East Jn - Hambleton West Jn - Gascoigne Wood Jn - Milford Jn - Ferrybridge North Jn - Pontefract Monkhill - Crofton East Jn - Crofton West Jn - Calder Bridge Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Wakefield Westgate - Copley Hill West Jn - Whitehall Jn - Leeds
40145 Leeds - Whitehall Jn - Morley - Dewsbury - Mirfield - Heaton Lodge Jn - Bradley Wood Jn - Brighouse - Greetland Jn - Milner Royd Jn - Hebden Bridge - Hall Royd Jn - Copy Pit - Gannow Jn - Accrington - Blackburn - Lostock Hall Jn - Farington Jn - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe
92030 Crewe - Alsager - Kidsgrove - Stoke-on-Trent - Stone - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street
59203 Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Was booked via Whitacre Jn but went direct.

Sources : Steve Kemp & Martyn Brailsford (both joined/left the train at Barnt Green),
Nick Bartlett (joined/left the train at Cheltenham Spa),
Steve Austin & Colin Ward

Photo Review
(all photos: Steve Kemp)


59203 pauses at Barnt Green in the morning.


60024 at Birmingham New Street.


56303 on arrival at Leeds.


40145 at Crewe.


Birmingham New Street again - 92030 about to hand over to...


...59203, for the last leg homewards.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Martyn Brailsford & Pete Drury)

M.C

Location

Booked

Actual  

Booked

Actual M.C
0.00

Bristol Temple Meads

05.09d

05.09   22.19a 22.12 89.74
? Bristol East Jn 05/10 ?   22/18 ? ?
? Dr Days Jn 05/11 05/11   22/17 22/09 ?
? Stapleton Road 05/12 05/13   22/15 22/08 ?
? Filton Abbey Wood 05/16 05/15   22/12 22/04 ?
5.62 Bristol Parkway 05.19a ~ 05.23d 05.18 ~ 05.22   22.08a ~ 22.10d 21.58 ~ 22.02 84.12
? Westerleigh Jn 05/28 05/28   22/02 21/51 ?
? Yate 05/30 05/31   22/00 21/47 ?
? Charfield 05/36 05/38   21/55 21/41 ?
? Standish Jn 05/47 05/47   21/44 21/29 ?
? Gloucester Yard Jn 05/53 ?   21/38 ? ?
? Barnwood Jn 05/56 05/53   21/37 21/22 ?
44.30 Cheltenham Spa 06.06a ~ 06.12d 05.59 ~ 06.12 [P2]   21.28a ~ 21.30d 21.11 ~ 21.16 [P1] 45.44
? Ashchurch 06/19 06/19   21/09 21/04 ?
? Abbotswood Jn 06/28 06/28   20/57 20/55 ?
? Stoke Works Jn 06/39 06/37   20/45 20/44 ?
? Bromsgrove 06/42 06/39   20/42 20/42 ?
79.21 Barnt Green 06.50a ~ 06.52d 06.46 ~ 06.52   20.35a ~ 20.38d 20.35 ~ ??.?? 10.53
? Longbridge 06/56 06/55   20/30 20/30 ?
? Kings Norton 06/59 06/59  [UF]   20/26 20/25 [DF] ?
? Lifford East Jn 07/03 07/01   - - -
? Bordesley Jn 07/09 07/07   - - -
? St. Andrew's Jn 07/10 07/09   - - -
? Proof House Jn 07/14 07/13 [Dn Stour]   - - -
- Selly Oak - -   20/22 20/20 [P2] ?
91.41 Birmingham New Street 07L17a 07.16 [P1]   20L14d 20.13 [P9] 0.00

 

M.C

Location

Booked

Actual
0.00 Birmingham New Street 07L52d 07.52 [P1]
? Proof House Jn 07/55 07/56 [Up Stour]
? Landor Street Jn 07/57 07/58
? Water Orton 08/04 08/05 [UF]
? Whitacre Jn 08/09 DIV
? Kingsbury Jn 08/17 08/08
? Tamworth High Level 08/23 08/14
? Wichnor Jn 08/31 08/23
? Burton-on-Trent 08/38 08/28 [P1]
? Clay Mills Jn 08/40 08/31
? North Stafford Jn 08/43 08/34
? Stenson Jn 08/44 08/35
42.39 Derby 08.52a ~ 08.54d 08.47 ~ 08.54 [UMW] [P4] [DM]
? Ambergate Jn 09/07 09/07
? Clay Cross South Jn 09/19 09/19
? Chesterfield 09/24 09/25 [P1]
? Dore Station Jn 09/37 09/33
? Sheffield South Jn 09*44 ~ 09*56 09.40 ~ 09.56 [DPL]
78.70 Sheffield 09.58a ~ 10.02d 09.58 ~ 10.02 [P2]
? Nunnery Main Line Jn 10/07 10/03
? Woodburn Jn 10/10 10/05
? Woodhouse Jn 10/17 10/10
? Kiveton Park 10/25 10/17
? Brancliffe East Jn 10/27 10/19
? Shireoaks East Jn 10/30 10/24
94.40
0.00
Worksop Yard 10L32 ~ 10L50 10.32 ~ 10.46 [Up Dep No.1]
? Shireoaks East Jn 10/51 10/51
? Brancliffe East Jn 10/54 10/56
? Dinnington Jn 11/02 11/04
? Maltby Colliery 11/14 11/19
? Firbeck Jn 11/18 11/23
? St. Catherine's Jn 11/26 11/31
? Kirk Sandall Jn 11/36 11/46 [US]
? Hatfield & Stainforth 11/41 11/50
28.19 Thorne Jn 11.44 ~ 12.02 11.52 ~ 12.08 [US]
? Hatfield & Stainforth 12/05 12/10
? Applehurst Jn 12/11 12/17
? Joan Croft Jn 12/13 12/19
? Temple Hirst Jn 12/22 12.28 ~ 12.32
? Selby Canal Jn 12/30 12/41
? Selby West Jn 12/32 12/43
? Hambleton East Jn 12/37 12/47
? Hambleton West Jn 12/38 12/48
? Gascoigne Wood Jn 12/40 12/52
? Milford SB 12/46 12/55 [Up Pontefract]
? Ferrybridge North Jn 12/57 13/02
? Pontefract East Jn 13/01 13/05
? Pontefract Monkhill 13/05 13/07
? Crofton East Jn 13/17 13/17
? Crofton West Jn 13/19 13/19
? Calder Bridge Jn 13/21 13/22
? Wakefield Kirkgate 13/36 13/23 [Up Goole]
? Wakefield Westgate 13/40 13/27 [Dn Through]
? Copley Hill West Jn 13/50 13/39
? Whitehall Jn 13/57 13/40
? Leeds West Jn 13/58 13/41 [C]
80.31
0.00
Leeds 14L00a ~ 15L00d 13.51 [P11] ~ 15.11 [P11]
? Leeds West Jn 15/01 15/12 [E-F]
? Whitehall Jn 15/02 15/14
? Morley 15/08 15/21
? Thornhill LNW Jn 15/14 15/28
? Mirfield East Jn 15/15 15/29
? Heaton Lodge Jn 15/18 15/31
? Bradley Wood Jn 15/24 15/33
? Greetland Jn 15/34 15/37
? Milner Royd Jn 15/37 15/39
? Hebden Bridge 15/44 15/44
? Hall Royd Jn 15/48 15/49
? Copy Pit 15/57 15/58
? Gannow Jn 16/05 16/07
? Accrington 16/13 16/14
? Daisyfield Jn 16/20 16/20
? Blackburn 16/21 16/21 [P4]
? Lostock Hall Jn 16/30 16/32
? Farington Jn 16/44 16/35 [UF]
? Euxton Jn 16/48 16/40
? Balshaw Lane Jn 16/49 16/41
? Wigan North Western 16/55 16/48 [P4] [UM]
? Wigan South Jn 16/56 16/49
? Springs Branch Jn 16/56 16/50 [UM-US]
? Golborne Jn 17/01 17/02 [US-UM]
? Winwick Jn 17/04 17/05
? Dallam Jn 17/06 17/07
? Warrington Bank Quay 17/07 17/08 [P2]
? Acton Grange Jn 17/08 17/09
? Weaver Jn 17/12 17/14
? Acton Bridge 17/15 17/16
? Hartford Jn 17/23 17/17
? Winsford SB 17/27 17/20
? Crewe Coal Yard 17/38 17.29 ~ 17.40
109.16
0.00
Crewe 17L41a ~ 18L12d 17.42 ~ 18.11 [UF] [P1]
? Crewe North Stafford Jn 18/18 18/14
? Barthomley Jn 18/22 18/18
? Alsager 18/27 18/23
? Kidsgrove 18/36 18/34
? Stoke-on-Trent 18/47 18/43 [UM]
? Stoke Jn 18/49 18/44
? Stone 19/01 18/51
? Norton Bridge 19/11 19/04 [UF]
? Stafford 19/16 19/11 [UF-US] [P4]
? Stafford No.4 SB 19/19 19/12
? Bushbury Jn 19/30 19/26
? Wolverhampton North Jn 19/32 19/32
? Wolverhampton 19/35 19/35 [P4]
? Dudley Port 19/42 19/42
? Galton Jn 19/46 19/46
? Soho South Jn 19/47 19/47
59.31 Birmingham New Street 19L52a 19.55 [P9]

Timings continue in first table.

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