28th July 1991

Pathfinder Tours
The Vulcan Valley Venturer

Locos Used 20078, 20106, 20113, 20163, 37138 & 37201

Route : 1Z81 throughout

Loco(s) Route
20106 + 20113 Liverpool Lime Street - Huyton - St Helens Junctionn - Earlstown West Jn - Winwick Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - (via WCML) - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Bescot Stadium - Aston - Birmingham New Street - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Worcester Shrub Hill - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Charfield - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Jn - Newport - Cardiff Central
37201 Cardiff Central - Barry - Aberthaw - Bridgend - Tondu - Llynfi Jn
37138 (1) Llynfi Jn - Tondu - Margam Abbey Works East
37138 (2) Margam Abbey Works East - Port Talbot Parkway - Court Sart Jn - Dynevor Jn - Jersey Marine Jn South - Swansea Burrows Sidings
20106 + 20113 (3) Swansea Burrows Sidings - Jersey Marine Jn South - Neath N & B Jn - Onllwyn (4)
37138 (2) Onllwyn - Neath N & B Jn - Jersey Marine Jn South -Swansea Burrows Sidings
37138 Swansea Burrows Sidings - Jersey Marine Jn South - Dynevor Jn - Briton Ferry UFL Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Gloucester - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Camp Hill - St Andrews Jn - Birmingham New Street
20078 + 20163 Birmingham New Street - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1)
37201 on rear.
(2) 20106 + 20113 on rear.
(3) 37138 on rear.
(4) Both 20's failed at Onllwyn
.

Sources : Simon Bennett & Derek Thompson

Photo Review


20106 & 20116 at Cardiff Central (photo: Derek Thompson)


37138 & 37201 at Cardiff Central (photos: John Cassey)


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

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Liverpool Lime Street 06.23d 06.30   23.21a 01.21 247.50
1.31 Edge Hill 06/27 ?   23/16 ? 246.19
1.78 Bootle Branch Jn 06/29 ?   23/14 ? 245.52
5.50 Huyton 06/36 ?   23/11 ? 242.00
11.70 St Helens Jn 06/42 ?   22/58 ? 235.60
14.51 Earlestown West Jn 06/45 ?   22/55 ? 232.79
16.18 Winwick Jn 06/47 ?   22/49 ? 231.23
19.54 Warrington Bank Quay 06.52a ~ 06.53d 07.06 ~ 07.09   22.45a ~ 22.47d 00.50 ~ 00.53 227.76
21.41 Acton Grange Jn 06/56 ?   22/43 / 226.09
? Weaver Jn ? ?   22/39 ? 221.05
36.26 Winsford 07/05 ?   22/35 ? 211.26
43.65 Crewe 07.17a ~ 07.20d 07.36 ~ 07.39   22.25a ~ 22.27d 00.19 ~ 00.24 203.65
51.71 Madeley 07/30 ?   22/14 ? 195.59
62.73 Norton Bridge 07/40 08/01   22/05 23/57 184.57
68.22 Stafford 07.45a ~ 07.47d 08.07 ~ 08.09   21.56a ~ 21.59d 23.49 ~ 23.52 179.28
81.79 Bushbury Jn 08/02 ?   21/44 ? 165.51
83.53 Wolverhampton 08.06a ~ 08.08d 08.26 ~ 08.28   21.38a ~ 21.40d 23.29 ~ 23.32 163.77

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
85.37 Portobello Jn 08/12 ?
89.54 Bescot 08/16 ?
94.11 Perry Barr North Jn 08/22 ?
96.33 Aston 08/25 ?
98.33 Proof House Jn 08/27 ?
99.09 Birmingham New Street 08.30a ~ 08.33d 08.52 ~ 08.55
101.42 Soho North Jn 08/38 ?
102.68 Galton Jn 08/40 ?
111.12 Stourbridge Junction 08/59 ?
117.71 Kidderminster 09/07 ?
121.45 Hartlebury 09/12 ?
127.27 Droitwich Spa 09/18 ?
132.39 Tunnel Jn 09*24 ~ 09*31 ?
133.06 Worcester Shrub Hill 09/33 ?
136.11 Norton Jn 09/37 ?
136.73 Abbotswood Jn 09/40 ?
147.60 Ashchurch 09/51 ?
154.71 Cheltenham Spa 09.59a ~ 10.01d ??.?? ~ 10.15
160.34 Barnwood Jn 10/11 10.23 ~ 10.24
161.21 Gloucester Yard Jn 10c13 ~ 10c19 10.26 ~ 10.29
167.31 Standish Jn 10/25 10/38
180.56 Charfield 10/38 10/51
187.46 Yate South Jn 10/44 10/58
188.69 Westerleigh Jn    
193.39 Bristol Parkway 10.52a ~ 10.54d 11.07 ~ 11.09
194.61 Patchway 10/57 11/11
198.27 Pilning 11/01 11/15
199.71 Severn Tunnel East 11/02 11/17
204.13 Severn Tunnel West 11/09 11/22
205.11 Severn Tunnel Junction 11/11 11/23
207.39 Magor 11/14 11/26
215.00 Newport 11/28 11/40
225.14 Rumney River Bridge Jn 11/39 11/51
226.60
0.00
Cardiff Central 11L43a ~ 12L15d 11.55 ~ 12.19
0.63 Penarth Curve South Jn 12/17 12/22
2.45 Cogan Jn 12/21 12/25
6.26 Cadoxton 12/28 12/32
8.23 Barry 12/33 12/37
13.68 Aberthaw 12/40 12/46
27.49 Bridgend 12.58 ~ 13.00 13/07
30.51 Tondu 13t09 ~ 13t10 13.18 ~ 13.19
36.22
0.00
Lynfi Jn 13.28a ~ 13.33d 13.45 ~ 13.50
5.51 Tondu 13t50 ~ 13t51 14.25 ~ 14.26
13.14 Margam Abbey Works East 14L23 ~ 14L40 14.59 ~ 15.15
16.54 Port Talbot Parkway 14*48 ~ 14*58 15.26 ~ 15.29
20.52 Court Sart Jn 15/03 15/36
21.61 Dynevor Jn 15/05 15/38
24.52 Jersey Marine South Jn 15/09 15/42
27.19
0.00
Swansea Burrows Sidings 15.19 ~ 15.24 15.51 ~ 15.57
2.47 Jersey Marine South Jn 15/34 16/26
5.49 Neath N&B Jn 15t45 ~ 15t46 16.34 ~ 16.36
15.68
0.00
Onllwyn 16.24a ~ 16.29d 17.10 ~ 17.32
10.33 Neath N&B Jn 17t14 ~ 17t15 18.11 ~ 18.20
13.35 Jersey Marine South Jn 17/24 18/32
15.68
0.00
Swansea Burrows Sidings 17L37 ~ 17L44 18.42 ~ 19.02
2.47 Jersey Marine South Jn 17/54 19/11
3.55 Dynevor Jn 17/58 19/15
5.38 Briton Ferry UFL Jn 18/02 19/19
8.65 Port Talbot Parkway 18c05 ~ 18c07 19.24 ~ 19.28
20.79 Bridgend 18/22 19/42
41.14 Cardiff Central 18/44 20.02 ~ 20.03
52.74 Newport 19.03a ~ 19.05d 20.25 ~ 20.46
62.65 Severn Tunnel Junction 19/17 20/57
70.13 Chepstow 19/25 21/05
78.09 Lydney 19/34 21/13
83.24 Awre 19/39 21/17
97.42 Gloucester 19c56 ~ 20c03 21.33 ~ 21.36
98.39 Barnwood Jn 20/05 21/38
104.02 Cheltenham Spa 20.12a ~ 20.14d 21.47 ~ ??.??
111.13 Ashchurch 20/23 ?
122.00 Abbotswood Jn 20/33 ?
133.17 Stoke Works Jn 20/44 ?
135.30 Bromsgrove 20/47 ?
138.03 Blackwell 20/52 ?
138.78 Barnt Green 20/54 ?
144.01 King's Norton 21/02 ?
? Camp Hill 21/07 ?
149.16 Bordesley Jn 21/08 ?
149.42 St Andrews Jn 21/09 ?
150.39 Proof House Jn 21/12 ?
151.13 Birmingham New Street 21.15a ~ 21.20d ?
153.14 Soho South Jn 21/24 ?
154.72 Galton Jn 21/26 ?
158.37 Dudley Port 21/30 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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