23rd September 1950

Birmingham Locomotive Club
(Special Run by Diesel Railcar over the Former Severn & Wye Railway)

DMU Used GWR Railcar W7W

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Birmingham Moor Street - Tyseley - ??? - Stratford-on-Avon - Long Marston - Broadway - Toddington - Cheltenham Malvern Road - ??? - Berkeley Road - Berkeley Loop Jn - Sharpness (1) - Severn Bridge - Lydney Junction (2) - Lydney Town (3) - Tufts Jn - Parkend - Coleford Branch Jn
as listed Coleford Branch Jn - Coleford
as listed Coleford - Coleford Branch Jn - Serridge Jn - Drybrook Road - Cinderford
as listed Cinderford - Drybrook Road - Serridge Jn - Lydbrook Junction
as listed Lydbrook Junction - Ross-on-Wye - Rotherwas Jn - Hereford - Shelwick Jn - Ledbury - Great Malvern - Worcester Foregate Street - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
(1) For visit to loco shed of docks and Inland Waterways Executive.
(2) To visit WR shed and Steel Co. of Wales Tinplate Works.
(3) For lunch break.
(4) Route confirmation required. W7W understood to have been sole traction throughout. A repeat of the tour that ran on 22nd July 1950, this tour was booked to traverse the Coleford, Cinderford and Lydbrook Junction branches. Was photographed at Sharpness South, Coleford, Cinderford and Lydney. Stephenson Locomotive Society members were also invited to travel on this trip.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Ian Clark (SLS), John Debens, Andrew Fairholm & Will Grant

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Booked
Birmingham Moor Street 08.40d
Sharpness 10.45a ~ 11.40d
Lydney Junction 11.52a ~ 12.30d
Lydney Town 12.34a ~ 14.00d
Coleford 14.29a ~ 15.00d
Cinderford 15.54a ~ 16.10d
Ross-on-Wye 16.55a ~ 16.58d
Hereford 17.31a ~ 17.41d
Birmingham Snow Hill 19.30a

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