22nd December 2012

Pathfinder Tours
The Thames Angerman

Locos Used 56094, 60092 & 66096
Stock Used 5366+5040+4927+4949+4998+1842+1671+3107+3140+3110+17105

Route : 
1Z56 : Crewe to London Euston
1Z57 : London Euston to Angerstein Wharf
1Z58 : Angerstein Wharf to London Waterloo
1Z59 : London Waterloo to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
66096 Crewe - Madeley Jn - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Sandwell - Birmingham New Street
56094 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Lifford East Jn - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Evesham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Charlbury - Wolvercot Jn - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Reading - Twyford - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Willesden West London Jn - Camden Jn - London Euston
60092 (1) London Euston - Camden Jn - Willesden West London Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn - Kew East Jn - Kew New Jn - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Denmark Hill - Crofton Road Jn - Nunhead - Lewisham - Courthill Loop Jn South - Hither Green - Grove Park Down Sidings
56094 (2) Grove Park Down Sidings - Lee Spur Jn - Lee Jn - Sidcup - Crayford Spur 'B' - Crayford Spur - Crayford Spur 'A' - Crayford Creek Jn - Slade Green - Plumstead - Woolwich Arsenal - Charlton - Angerstein Wharf
60092 (1) Angerstein Wharf - Charlton - Woolwich Arsenal - Plumstead - Slade Green - Erith Loop - Perry Street Fork Jn - Barnehurst - Eltham - Blackheath - Lewisham - Nunhead - Crofton Road Jn - Denmark Hill - Cambria Jn - Brixton - Voltaire Road Jn - Linford Street Jn - Nine Elms Jn - London Waterloo
56094 (2) London Waterloo - Nine Elms Jn - West London Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Yard
56094 (3) Acton Yard - West Ealing - Drayton Green - Greenford South Jn - Greenford West Jn - South Ruislip - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Bicester North - Aynho Jn - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Birmingham International - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes:
(1) 56094 on rear.
(2) 60092 on rear.
(3) John Clifford comments: 66188 should have hauled the return leg from Birmingham International to Crewe, but there was no driver available, so 56094 worked through to Crewe.
(4) Matthew Cole comments: The tour was originally advertised to run: Leamington Spa - Solihull - Tyseley South Jn - Bordesley South Jn - St Andrews Jn - Grand Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street, with the Class 66 taking over from Birmingham New Street on the return trip. The route was changed around 2-3 weeks beforehand with the Class 66 then taking over from the Class 56 at Birmingham International.

Sources : John Clifford (joined the tour at Oxford on the outward leg and left at Banbury on the return leg) & Paul Warburton

Photo Review


56094 crossing the canal at Willesden SW Sidings heading toward Euston
(photo: Rob Fraser)


60092 passing Willesden WL Jn en route Euston to Angerstein Wharf
(photo: Rob Fraser)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & Matthew Cole)

Location Booked Actual
Crewe 06.38d 06.38 [P11] [SL]
Basford Hall Jn 06/42 07/01 [SL-FL]
Madeley Jn 06/51 07/08
Norton Bridge 07/02 07/17
Stafford 07.08a ~ 07.22d 07.24 ~ 07.26 [P2]
Stafford No.4 07/23 ?
Rickerscote 07/24 07/29 [UM]
Bushbury Jn 07/35 07/41
Wolverhampton 07.40a ~ 07.42d 07.45 ~ 07.48 [P3]
Dudley Port 07/48 07/56
Sandwell & Dudley 07.51a ~ 07.53d 07.59 ~ 08.02
Galton Jn 07/55 08/05
Soho South Jn 07/57 08/07
Birmingham New Street 08L04a ~ 08L27d 08.10 ~ 08.48 [P4] [USt]
Proof House Jn 08/30 08/51
St Andrews Jn 08/33 ?
Bordesley Jn 08/34 08/57
Lifford East Jn 08/41 09.05 ~ 09.11
Kings Norton 08/42 09/14 [FL]
Longbridge 08/48 09/18 [FL]
Cofton Jn 08.51 ~ 09.11 09/19
Barnt Green 09/14 09/21
Bromsgrove 09/20 09/24
Stoke Works Jn 09/23 09/27
Droitwich Spa 09/28 09/33
Tunnel Jn 09/34 09/38
Worcester Shrub Hill 09.36a ~ 09.39d 09.40 ~ 09.42
Norton Jn 09/44 09/47
Evesham 09/54 09/55
Moreton-in-Marsh 10/23 10/08
Ascott-under-Wychwood 10/34 10/18
Charlbury 10/38 10.22 ~ 10.25
Wolvercot Jn 10/48 10.36 ~ 10.42 [UGL]
Oxford 10.53a ~ 10.55d 10.57 ~ 10.59 [P1]
Kennington Jn 10/58 11/04
Didcot North Jn 11/06 11/12
Didcot East Jn 11/07 11/13 [UR]
Reading West Jn 11/29 11/33 [UR]
Reading 11/30 11/36 [P10] [UR]
Twyford 11/36 11/43 [P4] [UR]
Ruscombe ? 11/45 [UM]
Maidenhead 11/41 11/50 [P2] [UM]
Slough 11/47 11/57 [P3] [UM]
Dolphin Jn 11/49 11/59 [UR]
Airport Jn 11/58 12/05 [UR]
Southall 12/02 12/12 [P4] [UR]
West Ealing 12/06 12/20 [P4] [UR]
Acton West 12/08 12/23 [UR]
Acton Main Line 12/10 12/26 [P4]
Acton Wells Jn 12/15 12/29
Willesden SW Sidings 12.18 ~ 12.22 12.31 ~ 12.37
Willesden WL Jn 12/23 12/39 [US]
Camden Jn 12/27 12/45 [US]
Camden South Jn 12/28 12/47 [B]
London Euston 12L31a ~ 13L16d 12.51 ~ 13.17 [P15] [D]
Camden South Jn 13/19 13/20 [E]
Camden Jn 13/20 13/21 [DF]
Willesden WL Jn 13/24 13/28
Willesden SW Sidings 13/25 13/29 [USW]
Acton Wells Jn 13/27 13.32 ~ 13.33
South Acton Jn 13/31 13/41
Kew East Jn 13/34 13/42
Kew New Jn 13.36 ~ 13.46 13/44
Barnes 13/53 13/52 [P1] [US]
Clapham Junction 14.01 ~ 14.05 14.01 ~ 14.04 [P3]
Longhedge Jn 14/08 14/09
Factory Jn 14/09 14/10 [AL]
Voltaire Road Jn 14/10 14/11 [AL]
Denmark Hill 14/15 14/15 [P2] [AL]
Crofton Road Jn 14/16 14/17
Nunhead 14/18 14/19 [P2]
Lewisham 14/22 14/24 [P2]
Courthill Loop Jn South 14/24 14/25 [DS]
Hither Green 14/26 14.28 ~ 14.29
Grove Park Down Sidings 14.32 ~ 14.44 14.37 ~ 14.43 [Siding 45]
Lee Spur Jn 14/46 14.45 ~ 14.49
Lee Jn 14/50 14/53
Lee 14/51 14/54 [P2]
Sidcup 15/00 14/59 [P2]
Crayford 15/08 15/05 [P2]
Crayford Spur 'B' 15/09 15/08
Crayford Spur 15.10 ~ 15.13 15.09 ~ 15.11
Crayford Spur 'A' 15/14 15/13
Crayford Creek Jn 15/16 15/15
Slade Green 15/21 15/17 [P1]
Plumstead 15/30 15/30 [P1]
Woolwich Arsenal 15/33 15/32 [P1]
Charlton 15/39 15/37 [P1]
Angerstein Wharf 15.50 ~ 16.02 15.49 ~ 16.01 [RR]
Charlton 16/11 16/11 [P2]
Woolwich Arsenal 16/16 16/16 [P2]
Plumstead 16/18 16/18 [P2]
Slade Green 16/31 16/31 [P2]
Erith Loop 16.32 ~ 16.36 16/31
Perry Street Fork Jn 16/37 16/32
Barnehurst 16/42 16/40 [P1]
Eltham 16/52 16/51 [P1]
Blackheath 16/58 16/58 [P1]
Lewisham 17/01 17/02 [P3]
Nunhead 17/06 17/09 [P1]
Crofton Road Jn 17/11 17/11
Denmark Hill 17/12 17/12 [P2]
Cambria Jn 17/14 17/12
Brixton 17/18 17.15 ~ 17.18
Voltaire Road Jn 17/20 17/21 [ML]
Linford Street Jn 17/21 17/22
Nine Elms Jn 17/23 17/24 [UWL]
London Waterloo 17.28a ~ 17.37d 17.31 ~ 17.43 [P19] [W REV]
Nine Elms Jn 17/41 17/50 [W REV]
West London Jn 17/42 17/53 [Up Shepcote Lane]
Latchmere Jn 17/52 17/54 [DWL]
Kensington Olympia 18/00 18.00 ~ 18.01 [P2]
North Pole Jn 18/05 18/06
Mitre Bridge Jn 18/06 18/08
Willesden SW Sidings 18/10 18/11 [UL]
Acton Wells Jn 18/14 18.13 ~ 18.15 [DL]
Acton Yard 18L17 ~ 18L27 18.24 ~ 18.30 [UGL]
Acton West 18/29 18.34 ~ 18.36 [DR]
West Ealing 18/33 18/42 [P3]
Drayton Green 18/35 18/44 [P1]
Greenford South Jn 18/42 18.48 ~ 18.48
Greenford West Jn 18/43 18/51
South Ruislip 18/50 18/55 [P3]
West Ruislip 18/53 18/57 [P3]
Gerrards Cross 18/59 19/02 [P1]
High Wycombe 19/10 19/11 [P2]
Saunderton 19/16 19/16 [P2]
Princes Risborough 19/21 19/19 [P3]
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 19/27 19/26 [P1]
Bicester North 19/40 19/38 [P1]
Aynho Jn 19/52 19/52
Banbury 19.58a ~ 20.09d 20.00 ~ 20.09 [P1]
Fenny Compton 20/18 20/19 [DM]
Leamington Spa 20/29 20/28 [DM]
Milverton Jn 20/36 20.32 ~ 20.38
Kenilworth 20/41 20/41
Gibbet Hill Jn 20/43 ?
Coventry 20/59 21/01 [P2]
Birmingham International 21L16a ~ 21L42d 21.23 ~ 21.41 [P2]
Stechford 21/49 21/46
Proof House Jn 21/53 21/50 [DSt]
Birmingham New Street 21.56a ~ 21.59d 21.55 ~ 22.01 [P9]
Soho South Jn 22/04 22/07
Galton Jn 22/06 22/08
Sandwell 7 Dudley 22.08a ~ 22.10d 22.10 ~ 22.13
Dudley Port 22/13 22/16
Wolverhampton 22.21a ~ 22.23d 22.25 ~ 22.28
Wolverhampton North Jn 22/24 22/30
Bushbury Jn 22/26 22/32
Rickerscote 22/36 22/41 [DM]
Trent Valley Jn 22/37 22/43 [FL]
Stafford 22.39a ~ 22.41d 22.45 ~ 22.47 [P3] [FL]
Norton Bridge 22/48 22/53 [FL]
Madeley Jn 22/57 23/01 [FL]
Basford Hall Jn 23/02 23/07 [FL]
Crewe 23.07a 23.12 [P12]

 
Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z56 : (66096) : Crewe Sidings to Crewe
5Z59 : (56094) : Crewe to Crewe Sidings

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe Sidings 05.15d 00.04a
Gresty Lane Sig. GL37 05.16 ~ 05.17 -
Gresty Lane 05/20 23/59
Gresty Lane Up Loop 05.24 ~ 05.44 23.35 ~ 23.55
Gresty Lane 05/48 23/31
Crewe 05.50 ~ 06.10 -
Crewe Down Refuge Siding 06.12 ~ 06.27 -
Crewe 06.27a 23.29d

0Z56 : (56094) : Washwood Heath to Birmingham New Street
0Z57 : (56094) : Birmingham International to Washwood Heath (cancelled)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Washwood Heath Met Cammell 08.00d 22.10a
Washwood Heath West Jn 08/05 22/05
Duddeston West Jn - 22.00 ~ 22.03
Washwood Heath West Jn - 21.52 ~ 21.56
Saltley Box - 21/49
Landor Street Jn 08/11 21/47
Proof House Jn 08/16 21/44
Birmingham New Street 08.18a 21.38 ~ 21.42
Proof House Jn  - 21/35
Stechford - 21/30
Birmingham International - 21.24d

0Z66 : (66096) : Birmingham New Street to Bescot Downside
0Z67 : (66188) : Bescot Downside to Birmingham International  (cancelled)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Birmingham New Street 08.12d -
Proof House Jn 08/14 -
Birmingham International - 21.09a
Stechford - 20.43 ~ 21.02
Aston 08/18 20/38
Perry Barr North Jn 08/22 20/31
Newton Jn 08/27 20/26
Bescot Downside 08.30a 20.23d

0Z60 : (60092) : Acton Yard to London Euston

Location Booked
Acton Yard 12.10d
Acton Wells Jn 12/16
Acton Canal Wharf 12/18
Willesden No.7 Jn 12/20
Wembley Yard South Jn 12/21
Sudbury Jn 12/22
Wembley Sig.829/831 12.25 ~ 12.28
Sudbury Jn 12/30
Wembley Sig. 781/783 & 756/758 12.35 ~ 12.42
Harlesden Jn 12/47
Willesden WL Jn 12/49
Camden Jn 12/53
London Euston 12.57a


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