3rd May 1952

Stephenson Locomotive Society
Midland Area Railtour

Loco Used 41218

Route : Reporting Code W941 throughout

Loco Route
41218 Coventry - Bedworth - Nuneaton (Trent Valley) - Nuneaton (Abbey Street)
41218 Nuneaton (Abbey Street) - Shenton - Shackerstone - Heather & Ibstock - Charnwood Forest Jn - Shepshed - Loughborough (Derby Road)
41218 Loughborough (Derby Road) - Shepshed - Charnwood Forest Jn
41218 Charnwood Forest Jn - Coalville - Ashby-de-la-Zouch - Moira East Jn - Moira South Jn
41218 Moira South Jn - Moira West Jn - Woodville Jn - Woodville Goods Jn - Woodville - Swadlincote - Swadlincote Jn
41218 Swadlincote Jn - Greasley - Woodville Jn - Moira West Jn - Moira South Jn - Measham - Snarestone - Shackerstone - Shenton - Ashby Jn - Nuneaton (Trent Valley) - Bedworth - Coventry

Notes :
(1) Stuart Gamble comments: The fare was 9 shillings. This tour had a record attendance of over 200 passengers, making it the best attended provincial railtour so far. The original plan for a 2 coach set hauled by a Webb 2-4-2T was changed to a 4 coach set and a class 2 tank! The whole of the tour was over lines closed to passenger traffic, apart from the short section on the Leicester – Burton line.

Sources : Howard Harrison & Stuart Gamble

Photo Review


41218 is seen on the train at Loughborough Derby Road.
(photo: Alec Ford, courtesy of Stuart Gamble)


From the John Debens ticket collection
(originally supplied by Andrew Fairholm)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from
Howard Harrison)

Location Booked
Coventry 14.20d
Nuneaton (Trent Valley) 14.40a ~ 14.45d
Nuneaton (Abbey Street) 14.51a ~ 14.53d
Loughborough (Derby Road) 16.10a ~ 16.20d
Charnwood Forest Jn 17.04a ~ 17.06d
Coalville 17/10
Moira South Jn 17.26a ~ 17.28d
Woodville Jn 17/32
Woodville 17/40
Swadlincote 17/45
Swadlincote Jn 17.51a ~ 17.53d
Measham 18/11
Shackerstone Jn 18.21a ~ 18.22d
Nuneaton (Trent Valley) 18.45a ~ 19.15d
Coventry 19.38a


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