1st September 1991

Pathfinder Tours
The Bolsover Balladeer

Locos Used at least 20148, 20185, 37896, 37899 'Sir Gorllewin Morgannwg/County of West Glamorgan' & 47581

Route : 1Z38 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47581 Worcester Shrub Hill - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads
37899 + 37896 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - (via MML, Silkstream Jn) - Trent South Jn - Trent High Level - Toton Centre - Trowell Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Tapton Jn - Barrow Hill North Jn - Beighton Jn - Treeton Jn - Catcliffe Jn - Shepcote Lane - Aldwarke Jn - Swinton - Mexborough - Doncaster Decoy Yard (3)
37899 + 37896 (1) Doncaster Decoy Yard - Decoy South Jn - St Catherine's Jn - Firbeck West Jn
20148 + 20185 (2) Firbeck West Jn - Harworth Colliery
37899 + 37896 (1) Harworth Colliery - Firbeck West Jn - Brancliffe East Jn - Worksop
20148 + 20185 (2) Worksop - Woodend Jn - Elmton and Creswell Jn
37899 + 37896 (1) Elmton and Creswell Jn - Seymour Jn
20148 + 20185 (2) Seymour Jn - Bolsover Colliery
37899 + 37896 (1) Bolsover Colliery - Seymour Jn
37899 + 37896 Seymour Jn - Barrow Hill Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Toton Jn - Trent East Jn - Trent South Jn - (via MML) - Leicester - Wigston North Jn - Hinckley - Midland Jn - (via Nuneaton Flyover) - Abbey Jn - Water Orton (4)
37899 (4) Water Orton - Landor St Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Stoke Works Jn - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - (same route as outward) - Bristol Temple Meads
????? Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Thingley Jn - Chippenham - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading

Notes :
(1) 20148 + 20185on rear.
(2) 37899 + 37896 on rear.
(3) Originally uploaded showing the 20s not being added until Firbeck West Jn (in error?).
(4) Steve Bates comments : On the return 37896 shut down in the Water Orton area, but was left on the train with the Driver being happy to go with just 37899 working through to Temple Meads


37899+37896 on arrival into Worksop (phto: John Cassey)

Sources : Steve Cassidy (joined at Bristol Parkway, left at Bristol Temple Meads),
John Cassey (joined/left the train at Cheltenham Spa), Steve Bates & Glenn Ford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cassey)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Worcester Shrub Hill 02.35d ?
3.67 Abbotswood Jn 02/41 ?
21.65 Cheltenham Spa 03.00a ~ 03.02d ??.?? ~ 03.02
28.15 Gloucester Yard Jn 03/09 03/09
34.25 Standish Jn 03/18 03/15
55.63 Westerleigh Jn 03/36 03/31
60.33 Bristol Parkway 03.42a ~ 03.44d 03.37 ~ 03.44
64.52 Stapleton Road 03/49 03/49
66.15
0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 03L52a ~ 04L12d 03.53 ~ 04.13
1.43 Stapleton Road 04/15 04/16
5.62 Bristol Parkway 04/21 04/21
10.32 Westerleigh Jn 04/26 ?
34.37 Wootton Bassett Jn 04/49 ?
40.21 Swindon 04.56a ~ 04.58d 04.51 ~ 04.58
53.64 Challow 05/10 ?
64.34 Didcot Parkway 05.20a ~ 05.22d 05.25 ~ 05.27
81.46 Reading 05.42a ~ 05.46d 05.45 ~ 05.47
86.43 Twyford 05/51 ?
93.25 Maidenhead 05/55 ?
99.08 Slough 05/59 ?
108.38 Southall 06/05 ?
111.68 Ealing Broadway 06/12 06/31
113.23 Acton Main Line 06c13 ~ 06c15 06.33 ~ 06.36
113.75 Acton Wells Jn 06/20 ?
117.56 Dudding Hill Jn 06/30 ?
118.60 Brent Curve Jn 06c37 ~ 06c39 ?
119.55 Hendon 06/45 ?
132.47 St Albans 07/04 ?
142.75 Luton 07/16 ?
153.00 Flitwick 07/28 ?
162.54 Bedford North Jn 07/41 ?
169.21 Sharnbrook Jn 07/49 ?
177.67 Wellingborough 07c58 ~ 08c00 08.08 ~ 08.19
179.56 Harrowden Jn 08/08 ?
184.57 Kettering 08/13 ?
195.50 Market Harborough 08/37 ?
208.17 Wigston South Jn 08/50 ?
211.63 Leicester 08.56a ~ 08.58d 08.58 ~ 09.00
216.54 Syston South Jn 09/06 ?
224.22 Loughborough 09/24 ?
231.72 Trent South Jn 09/46 ?
235.10 Stapleford & Sandiacre 09/56 09/43
242.43 Langley Mill 10/07 10/02
245.62 Codnor Park Jn 10/12 10/09
254.76 Clay Cross South Jn 10/26 10/36
259.06 Chesterfield 10c36 ~ 10c38 10.45 ~ 10.46
259.45 Tapton Jn 10/40 10/48
262.62 Barrow Hill Jn 10/44 10/52
268.34 Beighton Jn 10/51 11/00
271.51 Treeton Jn 10/55 11/04
272.00 Catcliffe Jn 10/57 11/06
272.67 Tinsley Yard 11/04 11/09
274.06 Shepcote Lane 11/12 11/12
279.26 Aldwarke Jn 11/18 11/23
281.37 Swinton Jn 11/21 11/27
283.01 Mexborough 11/25 11/28
288.06 Hexthorpe Jn 11/30 11/37
289.64 Bridge Jn 11/36 11/38
291.09 Doncaster Decoy Yard 11L50 ~ 12L00 11.42 ~ 13.04
292.33 St Catherine's Jn 12/08 13/07
296.30
0.00
Firbeck West Jn 12.16 ~ 12.21 13.18 ~ 13.21
4.23
0.00
Harworth Colliery 12.36 ~ 12.46 13.44 ~ 13.46
4.23 Firbeck West Jn 13*00 ~ 13*10 ?
12.26 Dinnington Colliery Jn 13/18 14/26
15.43 Brancliffe East Jn 14/00 14/50
16.40 Shireoaks 14/04 14/52
18.42
0.00
Worksop 14.06a ~ 16.10d 14.54 ~ 16.10
0.76 Shireoaks East Jn 16/13 16/14
1.35 Woodend Jn 16/16 16/17
5.69
0.00
Elmton & Cresswell 16.26 ~ 165.31 16.26 ~ 16.30
7.44
0.00
Seymour Jn 16.42 ~ 16.47 16.48 ~ 16.52
2.38
0.00
Bolsover Colliery 17.05 ~ 17.10 17.04 ~ 17.08
2.38 Seymour Jn 17L28 ~ 17L38 17.23 ~ 17.29
5.05 Barrow Hill Jn 17/45 ?
7.72 Tapton Jn 17/49 ?
8.31 Chesterfield 17c51 ~ 17c53 18.01 ~ 18.05
12.41 Clay Cross South Jn 18/02 18/09
18.44 Alfterton & Mansfield Parkway 18/11 18/15
32.69 Toton Centre 18/25 18/29
35.37 Trent South Jn 18/29 18/34
43.07 Loughborough 18/36 18/45
50.55 Syston South Jn 18/29 18/34
55.46 Leicester 18.49a ~ 18.50d 19.16 ~ 19.21
58.62 Wigston North Jn 18/56 19/26
73.35 Midland Jn 19/12 19/42
75.07 Abbey Jn 19/16 19/47
84.66 Whitacre Jn 19/31 20/03
87.51 Water Orton 19/35 ?
93.57 Landor Street Jn 19c43 ~ 19c45 20.30 ~ 20.38
94.41 Bordesley Jn 19/50 20/41
99.56 Kings Norton 20.07a ~ 20.09d 20.49 ~ 20.51
104.64 Barnt Green 20/20 21/00
108.27 Bromsgrove 20/23 21/03
110.40 Stoke Works Jn 20/25 ?
114.55 Droitwich Spa 20/31 ?
120.34 Worcester Shrub Hill 20.38a ~ 20.40d ?
3.67 Abbotswood Jn 20*47 ~ 20*53 ?
21.65 Cheltenham Spa 21.10a ~ 21.12d 21.53 ~ ??.??
28.15 Gloucester Yard Jn 21/24 ?
34.25 Standish Jn 21/29 ?
55.63 Westerleigh Jn 21/48 ?
60.33 Bristol Parkway 21.55a ~ 21.57d ?
65.52 Stapleton Road 22/07 ?
66.15
0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 22L10a ~ 22L25d ?
11.35 Bath Spa 22.37a ~ 22.39d ?
13.51 Bathampton Jn 22/43 ?
24.30 Chippenham 22/52 ?
35.19 Wootton Bassett Jn 23/00 ?
41.03 Swindon 23.06a ~ 23.12d ?
54.46 Challow 23/29 ?
65.16 Didcot Parkway 23.37a ~ 23.39d ?
82.28 Reading 23.55a ?


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