28th September 1991

Pathfinder Tours
The Solway Slaps

Locos Used 20028, 20055, 20128, 20168 & 47845

Route : 1Z16 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47845 Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Thingley Jn - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Days Jn - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - (via Spetchley) - Stoke Works Jn - King's Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Asoton - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford
20128 + 20168 Stafford - (via WCML) - Basford Hall Jn - Basford Hall Sorting Sidings - Crewe Coal Yard - (via WCML) - Carnforth South Jn - Carnforth Furness Goods - Carnforth Furness Jn - Grange over Sands - Ulverston - Dalton Jn - Park South Jn - Millom - Sellafield - Whitehaven - Workington
20168 + 20128 Workington - (reverse of outward route) - Park South Jn - Barrow-in-Furness - Dalton Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth Furness Jn - Carnforth - (via WCML) - Wigan Springs Branch
20028 + 20055 Wigan Springs Branch - (via WCML) - Hartford LNW Jn - Hartford CLC Jn - Greenbank - Northwich West Jn - Northwich South Jn - Middlewich - Sandbach - Crewe - (via WCML) - Stafford
47845 Stafford - (reverse of outward route) - Swindon


20168+20128 at Workington with the return leg (photo: John Cassey)

Sources : Simon Bennett (joined and left train at Stafford),
John Cassey (joined/left the train at Cheltenham Spa) & with additional
gen from Ian Saunders, on from Birmingham New Street & Melvin Teale

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cassey)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Swindon 04.50d ?   22.10a ? 159.75
5.64 Wootton Bassett Jn 04/57 ?   22/03 ? 154.11
16.53 Chippenham 05.05a ~ 05.07d ?   21.47a ~ 21.49d ? 143.22
27.32 Bathampton Jn 05/16 ?   ? ? 132.43
29.48 Bath Spa 05.19a ~ 05.21d ?   21.30a ~ 21.32d ? 130.27
40.27 North Somerset Jn ? ?   21*04 ~ 21*20 ? 119.48
40.50 Dr Days Jn 05/33 ?   ? ? 119.25
41.47 Stapleton Road 05/34 ?   21/01 ? 118.28
45.66 Bristol Parkway 05.42a ~ 05.44d ?   20.54a ~ 20.56d ? 114.09
50.36 Westerleigh Jn 05/50 ?   20/45 ? 109.39
58.49 Charfield 05/57 ?   ? ? 101.26
71.74 Standish Jn 06/06 ?   20/27 ? 89.01
78.04 Gloucester Yard Jn 06/11 ?   20/22 ? 81.71
84.34 Cheltenham Spa 06.17a ~ 06.19d ??.?? ~ 06.27   20.13a ~ 20.15d 20.42 ~ ??.?? 75.41
102.32 Abbotswood Jn 06/38 06/43   19/57 20/24 57.43
113.49 Stoke Works Jn 06/47 06/51   ? 20/15 46.26
115.62 Bromsgrove 06/49 06/53   19/47 20/14 44.13
119.25 Barnt Green 06/54 06/58   19/44 20/11 40.50
124.33 King's Norton 07/01 07/03   19/38 20/06 35.42
126.47 Selly Oak 07/04 07/05   19/35 20/02 33.28
129.78 Birmingham New Street 07.15a ~ 07.19d 07.14 ~ 07.32   19.26a ~ 19.28d 19.34 ~ 19.49 29.77
132.54 Aston 07/24 07/38   19/20 19/29 27.21
134.76 Perry Barr North Jn 07/27 07/40   19/14 19/27 24.79
139.33 Bescot 07/32 07/45   19/08 19/22 20.42
143.50 Portobello Jn 07/39 07/50   19/05 19/18 16.25
146.18 Bushbury Jn 07/41 07/53   19/01 19/14 13.57
159.75
0.00
Stafford 07L54a ~ 08L10d 08.05 ~ 0823   18L31a ~ 18L46d 18.47 ~ 18.59 0.00
62.70
5.29 Norton Bridge 08/19 08/32   18/27 18/42 57.41
15.78 Madeley 08/27 08/40   18/17 18/32 46.72
22.53 Basford Hall Jn 08/34 08/48  
? Basford Hall Sorting Sidings 08/39 08/53  
25.30 Crew Coal Yard 08/46 08/58  
32.13 Winsford 08/54 09/06  
- Crewe   18/06 18/19 38.33
- Sandbach   18/01 18/11 33.63
- Middlewich   17/44 18/00 30.03
- Northwich South Jn   17/27 17/48 25.13
- Greenbank   17/22 17/42 23.40
- Hartford CLC Jn   17/20 17/41 22.52
- Hartford LNW Jn   17/18 17/39 21.67
41.72 Weaver Jn 09/01 09/16   17/14 17/35 18.20
46.76 Acton Grange Jn 09/07 09/21   17/07 17/26 12.18
48.48 Warrington Bank Quay 09/12 09/22   17/05 17.21 ~ 17.22 10.31
58.24 Bamfurlong Jn 09/22 09/35   16/49 17/05 0.55
58.79 Springs Branch 09/24 09/38   16L33 ~ 16L48 15.50 ~ 17.04 0.00
124.72
60.28 Wigan Noth Western 09/25 09/42   16/31 16/47 123.43
67.79 Balshaw Lane Jn 09/32 09/52   16/23 16/38 115.72
70.02 Euxton Jn 09/34 09/54   16/21 16/36 113.69
75.38 Preston 09c40 ~ 09c42 10.00 ~ 10.02   16/16 16.27 ~ 16.29 108.33
96.36 Lancaster 10/08 10/22   15/55 16/07 87.35
102.12 Carnforth South Jn 10/14 10/29   ? ? ?
? Carnforth Furness Goods 10c16 ~ 10c18 10.30 ~ 10.32  
- Carnforth   15c44 ~ 15c45 15.58 ~ 15.59 81.15
103.12 Carnforth Furness Jn 10/21 10/34   ? ? ?
106.00 Silverdale 10/28 10/38   15/38 15/53 77.21
108.54 Arnside 10/35 10/41   15/35 15/49 75.17
111.56 Grange-over-Sands 10/38 10/45   ? ? 72.15
121.53 Ulverston 10/51 10/58   18/18 15/31 62.18
126.63 Dalton Jn 11/00 11/12   15/11 15/24 57.08
- Barrow-in-Furness   15/01 15/17 52.41
127.59 Park South Jn 11/02 11/14   14/54 15/09 48.50
129.59 Askam 11/04 11/19   ? ? 46.43
132.75 Kirkby-in-Furness ? ?   4/47 15/02 43.27
135.16 Foxfield ? ?   14/43 14/58 41.06
139.70 Millom 11/18 11/32   14/38 14/50 36.39
152.62 Ravenglass 11.33a ~ 11.41d 11.47 ~ 11.50   14.16a ~ 14.22d 14.30 ~ 14.33 23.47
158.59 Sellafield 11p48a ~ 12p10d 12.00 ~ 12.11   ? ? 17.50
165.05 St Bees 12*20 ~ 12*24 12/22   ? ? 11.24
169.49 Whitehaven 12/31 12/31   14/03 14/01 6.60
172.15 Parton North Jn 12/40 12/37   13/54 13/58 4.14
? Mossbay 12/47 12/43   13/47 13/48 ?
176.29 Workington 12.51a 12.46   13.44d 13.45 0.00


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