14th September 1958

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway

Loco(s) Used at least WD188
Railcars Used Drewry Cars

Route :

Traction Route
WD188 Shrewsbury Abbey - Moele Brace Jn - Hookagate & Redhill - Kinnersley Junction (2)
Drewry Railcars Kinnersley Junction - Melverley - Criggion
Drewry Railcars Criggion - Melverley - Kinnersley Junction
Drewry Railcars Kinnersley Junction - Melverley - Criggion
Drewry Railcars Criggion - Melverley - Kinnersley Junction
WD188? Kinnersley Junction - Maesbrook - Llanymynech
WD188? Llanymynech - Maesbrook - Kinnersley Junction - Hookagate & Redhill - Moele Brace Jn - Shrewsbury Abbey

(1) Tour also scheduled to have run on the 21st & 28th September. The route/traction details above and timings below are as given for 21st September but it is believed the same itinerary applied to all three trips. WD188 was known to also have worked on this date.
(2) At Kinnersley Junction (originally Kinnerley) half the participants went on a shed and works tour followed by refreshment whilst the other half travelled to
Criggion and back. Once the Drewry Railcars returned the groups swapped and and the Railcars made a further trip to Criggion.

John Debens questions, based on the above ticket and an adult one in his possession both being without numbers, if the train actually ran on this date?

Sources : Ian Clark (SLS) & John Debens

Photo Review


WD188 at Shrewsbury Abbey
(photo: S.C. Nash, Stephenson Locomotive Society)


WD188 at Kinnersley Junction
(photo: S.C. Nash, Stephenson Locomotive Society)


Another shot of WD188 at Kinnersley Junction
(photo: S.C. Nash, Stephenson Locomotive Society)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Shrewsbury Abbey 11.45d 17.45d
Llanymynech - (17.00a) ~ ??.??d
Kinnersley Junction 12.45a 16.00d

 

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Kinnersley Junction 13.00d 14.00a   14.20d 15.20a
Criggion ??.??a ??.??d   ??.??a ??.??d

Timings continue in first table.

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