25th - 26th May 1991

Pathfinder Tours
The Coal Scuttler

Locos Used 20013, 20124, 20131, 20138, 20141, 20175, 26002, 26007, 26038, 37245, 47818, 56015, 56018, 56021, 58048, 60032 & 60057

Route : 1Z36 throughout

Date Loco(s) Route
25/05 47818 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Charfield - Standish Jn - Barnwod Jn - Cheltenham Spa Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - (via WCML) - Warrington Bank Quay (6)
25/05 20131 + 20175 Warrington Bank Quay - (via WCML) - Carlisle
25/05 37245 + 26038 Carlisle - Dumfries - Mauchline Jn - Newton Jn - Falkland Yard
25/05 20124 + 20138 (1) Falkland Yard - Newton Jn -Annbank Jn - Killoch Colliery
25/05 26002 + 26007 (2) Killoch Colliery - Annbank Jn - Newton Jn - Falkland Yard
25/05 20124 + 20138 (1) Falkland Yard - Ayr - Dalrymple Jn - Waterside
25/05 26002 + 26007 (2) Waterside - Dalrymple Jn - Ayr
25/05-26/05 37245 + 26038 Ayr - Barassie Jn - Kilmarnock - Dumfries - Carlisle
26/05 20013 + 20141 Carlisle (via WCL) - Preston
26/05 56018 Preston - Bolton - Manchester Victoria - Philips Park No. 1 - Ashburys - Romiley - Edale - Dore West Jn - Dore South Jn - Chesterfield - Derby
26/05 56018 (3) Derby - Little Eaton Jn - Denby Colliery
26/05 56015 (4) Denby Colliery - Little Eaton Jn -Derby - Leicester Jn - Birmingham Curve Jn - Coalville
26/05 58048 Shunt release manoeuvre at Coalville
26/05 60032 + 60057 (5) Coalville - Knighton South Jn - Wigston North Jn - Hinckley - Nuneaton
26/05 56021 Nuneaton - Bedworth - Coventry
26/05 56021 Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Old Hill - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Hartlebury - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) 26002 + 26007 on rear.
(2) 20124 + 20138 on rear.
(3) 56015 on rear.
(4) 56018 on rear.
(5) Locos off a Hertfordshire Railtours train; Coalville departure 171 minutes late due to the severe congestion caused by several specials at a very constricted site.
(6) Additional information provided by Jeremy Hinks;
At Warrington, 20117+20121 were waiting to take over, if I remember rightly they may even have backed onto the stock, but due to unknown fault they were failed before working (Roger Elliott comments : 20117+20121 did come out the bay and onto the train but the wheelslip light was up every time one of the 20's took power (can't remember which one) but the loco wasn't slipping - this indicates a traction motor fault). 20131+20175 were provided instead (as shown) although 20131 shut down somewhere before Carlisle after leaking coolant.

Sources : Richard Hughes (joined at Warrington Bank Quay, left at Birmingham New Street),
John Cassey (joined/left the train at Cheltenham Spa), Gary Bavester & Derek Thompson

Photo Review


37245 & 26038 at Ayr (photo: John Cassey)


60057 and 60032 gently pull forward with Pathfinder's stock so the train can
eventually travel home (photo : Ray Pettit)


56021 at Nuneaton (photo: John Cassey)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Derek Thompson & John Cassey)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 06.12d 06.12d   16.19a 19.34 119.06
1.43 Stapleton Road 06/15 ?   16/16 ? 117.43
4.43 Filton Jn 06/20 ?   16/13 ? 114.43
5.62 Bristol Parkway 06.23a ~ 06.25d 06.24 ~ 06.26   16.09a ~ 16.11d 19.30 ~ 19.33 113.24
10.32 Westerleigh Jn 06/31 ?   16/03 ? 108.54
18.45 Charfield 06/39 ?   15/52 ? 100.41
31.70 Standish Jn 06/48 ?   15/37 ? 87.16
38.00 Gloucester Yard Jn 06/53 ?   15/31 ? 81.06
44.30 Cheltenham Spa 07.01a ~ 07.03d 07.01 ~ 07.03   15.21a ~ 15.23d 18.53 ~ 18.57 74.56
62.28 Abbotswood Jn 07/19 ?   15/06 ? 56.58

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
73.48 Stoke Works Jn 07/28 ?
75.58 Bromsgrove 07/30 ?
79.21 Barnt Green 07/38 07/39
84.29 Kings Norton 07/42 ?
? Camp Hill 07/53 ?
89.44 Bordesley Jn 07/57 ?
90.67 Proof House Jn 08/03 ?
91.41 Birmingham New Street 08.06a ~ 08.11d 08.00 ~ 08.15
93.42 Soho South Jn 08/16 ?
93.75 Soho East Jn 08/17 ?
95.74 Perry Barr West Jn 08/21 ?
96.33 Perry Barr North Jn 08/22 ?
100.70 Bescot 08/27 ?
105.44 Portobello Jn 08/33 ?
108.12 Bushbury Jn 08/36 08/39
121.69 Stafford 08.48a ~ 08.50d 08.53 ~ 08.53
127.18 Norton Bridge 08/56 ?
137.67 Madeley 09/06 ?
146.26 Crewe 09c23 ~ 09c25 09.27 ~ 09.31
153.67 Winsford 09/34 ?
163.46 Weaver Jn 09/39 09/45
168.50 Acton Grange Jn 09/43 ?
170.37
0.00
Warrington Bank Quay 09L45 ~ 09L56 09.52 ~ 10.46
3.36 Winwick Jn 10/00 ?
10.31 Springs Branch 10/07 ?
11.61 Wigan North Western 10/10 11/01
19.32 Balshaw Lane Jn 10/18 ?
21.35 Euxton Jn 10/22 ?
26.71 Preston 10/28 11/22
47.69 Lancaster 10/49 11/44
53.77 Carnforth 10/56 ?
66.77 Oxenholme 11/09 12/02
99.09 Penrith 11/41 12/42
116.78
0.00
Carlisle 12L01 ~ 12L13 13.00 ~ 13.18
8.57 Gretna Jn 12/25 13/28
? sig C526 12*26 ~ 12*33 ?
17.58 Annan 12/43 ?
33.07 Dumfries 12/57 14/05
36.39 Holywood 13/02 ?
47.12 Thornhill 13/14 ?
62.39 Kirkconnel 13/32 ?
69.75 New Cumnock 13/40 ?
77.30 Auchinleck 13/47 ?
81.68 Mauchline Jn 13/51 ?
88.45 Annbank Jn 14/01 ?
92.54 Newton Jn 14/10 ?
92.76
0.00
Falkland Yard 14.13 ~ 14.33 ?
0.22 Newton Jn 14/36 ?
4.31 Annbank Jn 14/45 ?
8.26
0.00
Killoch Distribution Point 15.11 ~ 15.16 ?
3.75 Annbank Jn 15/54 ?
8.04 Newton Jn 16/04 ?
8.26
0.00
Falkland Yard 16.06 ~ 16.11 ?
1.29 Ayr 16/15 ?
4.33 Dalrymple Jn 16/22 ?
13.34
0.00
Waterside 16.52 ~ 16.59 ?
9.01 Dalrymple Jn 17/27 ?
12.05
0.00
Ayr 17L34a ~ 22L00d 17.52 ~ 22.00
3.15 Prestwick 22/06 ?
7.57 Barassie 22/11 ?
15.49 Kilmarnock 22/23 ?
24.72 Mauchline Jn 22/37 ?
29.30 Auchinleck 22/42 ?
36.65 New Cumnock 22/50 ?
44.21 Kirkconnel 22/57 ?
59.48 Thornhill 23/12 ?
70.21 Holywood 23/21 ?
73.53 Dumfries 23/25 ?
89.02 Annan 23/41 ?
98.03 Gretna Jn 23/54 00/11
106.60
0.00
Carlisle 00L03 ~ 00L13 00.22 ~ 00.46
17.69 Penrith 00/35 01/14
36.68 Tebay 00/55 ?
50.01 Oxenholme 01/08 01/53
63.01 Carnforth 01/21 ?
69.09 Lancaster 01/28 02/13
90.07
0.00
Preston 01.51 ~ 02.06 02.38 ~ 02.57
5.36 Euxton Jn 02/13 ?
8.50 Chorley 02/18 ?
17.27 Lostock Jn 02/27 ?
20.16 Bolton 02/32 03/17
27.33 Agecroft Jn 02/41 ?
29.07 Salford Crescent 02/44 ?
30.66 Manchester Victoria 02c46 ~ 02c48 03.34 ~ 03.36
32.16 Miles Platting 02/52 ?
32.36 Philips Park No.1 02/53 ?
34.55 Ashburys West Jn 03/01 ?
34.61 Ashburys 03c02 ~ 03c04 ?
40.71 Romiley 03/12 ?
47.11 New Mills SOuth Jn 03/23 ?
50.64 Chinley North Jn 03/29 ?
55.41 Edale 03/38 ?
65.74 Grindleford 03/47 ?
69.44 Totley Tunnel East 03/51 04/46
78.44 Chesterfield 04/02 04/57
82.54 Clay Cross South Jn 04/06 ?
92.62 Ambergate 04/15 ?
102.55
0.00
Derby 04.27a ~ 07.28d ?
3.18 Little Eaton Jn 06/50 ?
7.58
0.00
Denby 07.35 ~ 07.48 ?
4.40 Little Eaton Jn 08/33 ?
7.58 Derby 08*38 ~ 08*48 09.04 ~ 09.06
12.42 Stenson Jn 08/55 ?
18.59 Burton-on-Trent 09/00 ?
19.09 Leicester Jn 09/01 ?
19.49 Birmingham Curve Jn 09/02 ?
25.22 Moira West Jn 09/14 ?
29.29 Lounge Jn 09/25 ?
32.68
0.00
Coalville 09L35a ~ 12L08d 09.38 ~ ??.??
1.78 Bardon Hill 12/16 ?
3.27 Bagworth Jn 12/21 ?
15.56 Knighton Jn 12/41 ?
17.30 Wigston North Jn 12/44 ?
32.03 Midland Jn 13/02 ?
33.00
0.00
Nuneaton 13L04 ~ 13L19 16.09 ~ 16.25
10.15
0.00
Coventry 13.35 ~ 13.50 16.52 ~ 17.10
10.56 Birmingham International 14/00 ?
15.09 Stechford 14/03 ?
18.20 Proof House Jn 14/07 ?
18.74 Birmingham New Street 14.10a ~ 14.14d 17.31 ~ 17.36
20.75 Soho South Jn 14/20 ?
22.53 Galton Jn 14/22 ?
30.77 Stourbridge Junction 14/35 ?
37.56 Kidderminster 14/41 ?
41.30 Hartlebury 14/45 18/14
47.12 Droitwich Spa 14/50 ?
52.71 Worcester Shrub Hill 14c57 ~ 14c59 18.28 ~ 18.30

Timings continue in first table.

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