20th September 1958

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
Tanat Valley and Llanfyllin

Loco Used 46509
Stock Used 5 coaches

Route :

Loco(s) Route
46509 Gobowen - Park Hall Halt - Oswestry - Llynclys Jn - Blodwell Junction - Llangedwyn - Llanrhaiadr Mochnant
46509 Llanrhaiadr Mochnant - Llangedwyn - Blodwell Junction - Llynclys Jn
46509 Llynclys Jn - Llanymynech - Llansantffraid - Llanfyllin
46509 Llanfyllin - Llansantffraid - Llanymynech - Llynclys Jn - Oswestry - Park Hall Halt - Gobowen

Notes :
(1) Due to demand conventional coaches (originally listed as four, but the timing sheet and photographic evidence confirm five) were used rather than the 'usual' 2-coach push-pull (auto) set. One of the tour tickets supplied shows a Birmingham Snow Hill start/finish but this is now confirmed as having used service trains (13.15 from Birmingham Snow Hill and 19.24 return from Gobowen.

Sources : Bob Taylor, Brian Halford, Andrew Fairholm, Ian Clark (SLS),
John Debens & Richard Maund

Photo Review


The scene at Llanrhaiadr Mochnant (photo: The John Debens Collection)


Another shot of 46509 taken at Llanrhaiadr Mochnant
(photo: 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)


46509 running-round at Llanfyllin (photo: The John Debens Collection)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Debens)

Location Booked Actual
Gobowen 15.00d 15.10
Oswestry 15.06 ~ 15.10 15.16 ~ 15.20
Blodwell Junction 15/36 15/36
Llanrhaiadr Mochnant 15.55a ~ 16.25d 15.56 ~ 16.17
Blodwell Junction 16/44 16.35 ~ 16.50
Llynclys Jn 16.52 ~ 17.00 17.00 ~ 17.15
Llansantffraid 17/10 17/26
Llanymynech 18.04a ~ 18.15d 18.27 ~ 18.43
Oswestry 18.28a ~ 19.12d 18.53 ~ 19.15
Gobowen 19.19a 19.22


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