31st October 1987

Pathfinder Tours
The Severn-Clyde Express

Locos Used at least 20205, 20217, 47465, 47561, 47653, 81011 & 87029 'Earl Marischal'

Route : 1Z38 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47465? Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Gloucester Yard Jn - Gloucester
47465 Gloucester - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - King's Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street
87029 Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - (via WCML) - Carlisle
47653 Carlisle - Gretna Jn - Dumfries - New Cumnock - Mauchline Jn - Kilmarnock - Dunlop - Barrhead - Busby Jn - Muirhouse South Jn - Muirhouse Central Jn - Muirhouse North Jn - Eglington Street Jn - Bridge Street Jn - Glasgow Central
20205 + 20217 Glasgow Central - Bridge Street Jn - Eglington Street Jn - Rutherglen West Jn - Rutherglen East Jn - Bargeddie - Langloan Jn - Whifflet - Mossend North Jn - Motherwell - Shieldmuir North Jn (2) - Wishaw - (2) Law Jn - Carstairs
81011 Carstairs - (via WCML) - Stafford - (reverse of outward route) - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr South Jn - Aston - Duddeston - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
47561 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - (reverse of outward route) - Gloucester - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction
47561? Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Patchway (3) - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) There were a number of pre-booked options available to tour participants in addition to a day out in Glasgow;
i) Coach tour of Historic Glasgow
ii) Coach Tour of The Trossachs
iii) Stratchclyde Rover Ticket
iv) S.T.A.R.S Scottish Depots Visit
(2) Was booked via Garriongill Jn (i.e. Wishaw station avoiding line).
(3) Passengers for Bristol Parkway detrained at Patchway for a bus back to Bristol Parkway station.
(4) John Cassey comments: This was my first railtour. It was booked for a 81/85 north but none were available so surprisingly 87029 was attached. At Crewe we were crossed over into the Up platform 5 for some reason. There were several normal passengers also waiting for a southbound Bournemouth train. Upon departure it was found a woman travelling to Bournemouth on holiday had joined our train and left her husband and children on the platform. Our next stop Carlisle, to which she came with us. I left the train at Kilmarnock to take part in the S.T.A.R.S depot tour where we visited Ayr Depot, Ayr station, Townhead Yard, Falkland Yard, Irvine, Yoker and Eastfield. Despite this I still needed my last Eastfield 20 for sight until 20205 was on the front of our train at Glasgow Central.

Source : John Cassey (joined/left the train at Cheltenham Spa)

Photo Review


87029 on arrival into Carlisle (photo: John Cassey)


47653 at Kilmarnock (photo: John Cassey)


20205+20217 at Glasgow Central (photo: John Cassey)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Cassey)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 04.57d 01.51a 104.38
4.50 Filton Jn 05/04 01/45 99.68
- Patchway - 01.40a ~ 01.42d 98.56
- Pilning - 01/35 95.10
- Severn Tunnel Junction - 01.12 ~ 01.27 88.14
- Chepstow - 01/00 80.66
- Lydney - 00/53 72.70
- Awre - 00/48 67.51
5.69 Bristol Parkway 05.06a ~ 05.08d - -
10.39 Westerleigh Jn 05/14 - -
18.52 Charfield 05/21 - -
31.77 Standish Jn 05/30 - -
38.07 Gloucester Yard Jn 05/38 - -
39.08 Gloucester 05.40a ~ 05.55d 00.31a ~ 00.34d 53.37
45.48 Cheltenham Spa 06.05a ~ 06.07d 00.20a ~ 00.23d 46.77
52.59 Ashchurch 06/15 00/14 39.66
63.46 Abbotswood Jn 06/22 00/07 28.79
74.63 Stoke Works Jn 06/31 00/00 17.62
76.76 Bromsgrove 06/33 23/58 15.49
79.49 Blackwell 06/37 23/56 12.76
80.39 Barnt Green 06/41 23/55 12.06
85.29 Kings Norton 06/50 23/44 7.16
- Camp Hill - 23/38 2.19
- St Andrews Jn - 23/36 1.37
- Proof House Jn - 23/32 0.54
87.61 Selly Oak 06/52 - -
91.07
0.00
Birmingham New Street 07L01a ~ 07L16d 23L14a ~ 23L29d 0.00
271.05
- Aston - 23/09 268.29
2.01 Soho South Jn 07/21 - -
4.72 Perry Barr North Jn 07/26 ? ?
9.29 Bescot 07/30 22/59 261.50
13.46 Portobello Jn 07/33 22/55 256.33
15.30 Wolverhampton 07.37a ~ 07.39d 22.49a ~ 22.51d 254.49
17.04 Bushbury Jn 07/41 22/47 252.75
30.61 Stafford 07.53a ~ 07.54d 22.27a ~ 22.29d 239.18
36.10 Norton Bridge 08/00 22/22 233.69
47.12 Madeley 08/07 22/14 222.67
55.20 Crewe 08.19a ~ 08.22d 22.04a ~ 22.07d 214.59
62.59 Winsford 08/32 21/52 207.20
71.59 Weaver Jn 08/37 21/48 198.20
79.43 Warrington Bank Quay 08/42 21/40 190.36
85.15 Golborne Jn 08/47 21/35 184.64
91.09 Wigan North Western 08/53 21/31 178.70
98.60 Balshaw Lane Jn 08/58 21/26 171.19
100.63 Euxton Jn 09/07 21/25 169.16
106.19 Preston 09/16 21/20 163.60
127.17 Lancaster 09/31 21/01 142.62
133.25 Carnforth North Jn 09/35 20/57 136.54
146.25 Oxenholme 09/43 20/49 123.54
158.74 Tebay South 09/53 20/39 111.05
178.37 Penrith 10/07 20/25 91.42
196.26
0.00
Carlisle 10L25a ~ 10L36d 20*01 ~ 20*11 73.53
8.57 Gretna Jn 10/45 19/51 64.76

 

M.C Location Booked
17.58 Annan 10/53
33.11 Dumfries 11/07
36.39 Holywood 11/11
47.12 Thornhill 11/21
62.39 Kirconnel 11/36
77.30 Auchinleck 11/49
81.68 Mauchline 11/53
91.11 Kilmarnock 12.07a ~ 12.29d
101.19 Lugton 12/42
113.51 Muirhouse South Jn 12/55
115.29
0.00
Glasgow Central 13L00 ~ 17L45d
3.75 Rutherglen East Jn 17/53
10.33 Langloan Jn 18/06
11.12 Whifflet North Jn 18/08
13.27 Mossend Yard 18/15
15.59 Motherwell 18/23
21.10 Law Jn 18/30
29.09 Lanark Jn 18/41
31.44
0.00
Carstairs 18L45a ~ 19L00d
15.63 Abington 19/12
23.69 Beattock Summit 19/18
47.67 Lockerbie 19/34

Timings continue in first table.

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