15th September 1991

Pathfinder Tours
The Tamar Tart

Locos Used 37671, 37673, 47846, 56050, 56051, 58027 & 58041

Route : 1Z18 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47846 Manchester Piccadilly - Slade Lane Jn - Stockport - Cheadle Hulme - Macclesfield - Kidsgrove - Stoke-on-Trent - Stone - Colwich Jn - (via WCML) - Nuneaton
47846 Nuneaton - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - 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 - Cheltenham Spa - Banrwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads
56051 + 56050 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Weston-super-Mare - Uphill Jn - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot (2)
37671 + 37673 Newton Abbot - Torquay - Paignton
37673 + 37671 Paignton - Torquay - Newton Abbot
56051 + 56050 Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth
37673 + 37671 Plymouth - Plymouth Friary Freight Depot
56051 + 56050 Plymouth Friary Freight Depot - Laira Carriage Platform
58027 + 58041 (1) Laira Carriage Platform - Speedway Jn - Laira Jn - Totnes - Newton Abbot - (reverse of outward route) (4) - Uphill Jn - Worle Jn - (reverse of outward route) (4) - Abbotswood Jn - (via Spetchley) - Stoke Works Jn - King's 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 - Norton Bridge - Stone - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Piccadilly

Notes :
(1) Locos swapped with Hertfordshire Railtours tour which ran the same day.
(2) The class 56's returned to Plymouth with one coach from the tour.
(3) Kevin Driscoll comments: Though we were well late by the time the train reached Dawlish Warren, it stopped anyway for a Pathfinder steward to leap off and upload boxes of banana fritters - these had been pre-ordered from an adjacent vendor, for sale to train passengers!
(4) Booked route from Cogload Jn was via Castle Cary, Westbury, Trowbridge, Bath Spa, North Somerset Jn to Dr Days Jn where outward route was to have been rejoined.

Sources : Steve Marshall (Globe Video), Roger Elliott, Ian Saunders, Steve Bates,
Paul Griffin (joined at Nuneaton, left at Birmingham New Street) & Derek Thompson

Photo Review


The 56s, on arrival into Newton Abbot (photo: John Cassey)


37673+37671 run on to the train at Newton Abbot (photo: John Cassey)


58027 & 58041 at Plymouth Laira (photo: Simon Cresswell)


Timings (Booked & (Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll & John Cassey)

M.C
Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Manchester Piccadilly 04.40d ?   23.21a ?

306.44

2.25
Slade Lane Jn 04/44 ?   23/17 ?

304.19

5.15
Heaton Norris Jn 04/47 ?   ? ?

?

5.70
Stockport 04.49a ~ 04.51d 05.?? ~ 05.12   23.11a ~ 23.13d 23.36 ~ ??.??

300.54

6.12
Edgeley Jn 04/52 ?   ? ?

?

8.11
Cheadle Hulme 04/54 ?   23/07 ?

298.33

17.67
Macclesfield 05.06a ~ 05.08d ?   22.54a ~ 22.56d ?

288.57

37.64
Stoke-on-Trent 05.43a ~ 05.55d ?   22.32a ~ 22.34d ?

268.60

44.64
Stone 05/55 ?   22/22 ? 261.52
56.45
Colwich Jn 06/06  
67.30
Lichfield Trent Valley 06/15  
73.41
Tamworth 06/19  
86.43
Nuneaton 06.31a ~ 06.46d  
87.28
Abbey Jn 06/49  
97.07
Whitacre Jn 07/01  
99.72
Water Orton 07/08  
105.78
Landor Street Jn 07/14  
- Norton Bridge   22/15 ? 257.76
- Stafford   22.00a ~ 22.08d ? 252.47
- Bushbury Jn   21/46 ? 238.70
- Portobello Jn   21/42 ? 236.22
- Bescot   21/35 ? 232.05
- Perry Barr North Jn   21/30 ? 227.75
- Soho South Jn   21/24 ? 225.04
107.43
Birmingham New Street 07.18a ~ 07.21d ?   21.15a ~ 21.18d ? 223.03
111.22
Galton Jn 07/29 -
119.46
Stourbridge Junction 07/41
126.25
Kidderminster 07/52
129.79
Hartlebury 07/57
135.61
Droitwich Spa 08/02
141.40
Worcester Shrub Hill 08*09a ~ 08*34d

-

St Andrews Jn   21/09 ? 221.32

-

Kings Norton   21/02 ? 215.71

-

Barnt Green   20/53 ? 210.63

-

Bromsgrove   20/44 ? 207.20

-

Stoke Works Jn   20/42 ? 205.70
145.27
Abbotswood Jn 08/40 ?   20/33 ? 193.70
163.25
Cheltenham Spa 08.55a ~ 08.57d 08.?? ~ 08.59   20.15a ~ 20.17d 21.00 ~ ??.?? 176.12
168.68
Barnwood Jn 09/03 09/05   20/09 20/54 170.49
169.55
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/04 09/06   ? 20/53 ?
175.65
Standish Jn 09/09 09/12   19/56 20/48 163.32
189.10
Charfield 09/19 09/21   19/42 20/38 150.07
197.23
Westerleigh Jn 09/27 09/28   19/34 20/31 141.74
201.73
Bristol Parkway 09.33a ~ 09.35d 09.34 ~ 09.37   19.26a ~ 19.28d 20.22 ~ 20.25 137.24
?
Filton Jn ? ?   19/25 ? 136.05
206.12
Stapleton Road 09/40 09/42   19/20 20/17 133.05
?
Dr Days Jn ? ?   19/19 20/16 132.08
207.55
Bristol Temple Meads 09L43a ~ 10L08d 09.46 ~ 10.20   DIV ??/?? 131.37
215.62
Nailsea & Blackwell 10/17 10/34   DIV ??/?? 123.30
224.40
Worle Jn 10/29 10/54   DIV ??/?? 114.52
226.62
Weston-super-Mare 10/32 10/58  
228.34
Uphill Jn 10/36 11/02   DIV ??/?? 111.59
241.77
Bridgwater 10/48 11/13   DIV ??/??

98.16

- North Somerset Jn   19/15

DIV

-
- Bath Spa   18/54 DIV -
- Bathampton Jn   18/49 DIV -
- Bradford Jn   18/36 DIV -
- Hawkeridge Jn   18/27 DIV -
- Westbury   18/25 DIV -
- Fairwood Jn   18/22 DIV -
- Castle Cary   18/06 DIV -
248.39
Cogload Jn 10/58 11/18   ? ? 86.45
253.42
Taunton 11/01 11/23   17/46 19/35 81.42
267.58
Tiverton Parkway 11/16 11/34   17/35 19/24 67.26
283.02
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/28 11/46   17/23 19/13 52.02
284.22
Exeter St Davids 11/29 11/47   17/21 19/12 50.62
295.67
Dawlish Warren 11/39 11/57   17*06 ~ 17*09 18.54 ~ 19.01 40.17
297.37
Dawlish ? ?   17/03 18/52 38.47
300.20
Teignmouth ? ?   16/58 18/50 35.64
305.35
Newton Abbot 11L48a ~ 12L03d 12.07 ~ 12.28   16/52 18/44 30.49

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
310.42 Torre 12/11 12/36
311.29 Torquay 12/13 12/38
313.42 Paignton 12.19a ~ 12.34d 12.43 ~ 12.56
315.55 Torquay 12/38 13/00
316.42 Torre 12/40 13/01
321.49 Newton Abbot 12L48a ~ 13L03d 13.08 ~ 13.22
330.26 Totnes 13/17 13/35
351.75 Lipson Jn 13/43 14/09
353.35 Plymouth 13L48a ~ 13L51d 14.15 ~ 14.23
354.75 Lipson Jn 13/54 14/28
355.29 Mount Gould Jn 13/57 14/31
356.40 Plymouth Friary 14L04 ~ 14L09 14.36 ~ 14.50
357.44
0.00
Laira Carriage Platform 14L16 ~ 16L05 14.57 ~ 17.45
0.25
Speedway Jn 16/07 17/47
0.53
Laira Jn 16/11 18/02
5.45
Hemerdon 16/15 18/09
21.72
Totnes 16/36 18/29

Timings continue in first table.

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