15th June 1952

Stephenson Locomotive Society
Saint Special

Locos Used 2920 'Saint David'
Stock Used 6x vestibule coaches

Route :

Loco Route
2920 Birmingham Snow Hill - Handsworth Jn - Old Hill - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Lansdown - Gloucester Central
2920 Gloucester Central - Standish Jn - Stroud - Swindon
2920 Swindon - Rodbourne Lane (Swindon Works)
2920 Rodbourne Lane (Swindon Works) - Swindon Jn - Banbury General - Leamington Spa - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
(1) Visits made to: Gloucester shed, Swindon Works & shed, Banbury shed.

Sources : John Clifford, Howard Harrison, Bob Taylor & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


2920 at Gloucester (photo: R.J. Buckley/The John Debens Collection)


2920 'Saint David' poses for a photographer during a pause in the tour
(photo: Stephenson Locomotive Society Photographic Collection)


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


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Howard Harrison & Ian Clark (SLS))

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.0 Birmingham Snow Hill 10.33d 10.33 [P1] [RL]
??
0.0
Stourbridge Junction 10.56a ~ 10.57d 10.57 ~ 10.58
3.6 Churchill ? 11/04
6.7 Kidderminster 11/10 11/07
10.4 Hartlebury ? 11.14 ~ 11.15
[Single line working with pilotman between Hartlebury & Cutnall Green]
12.7 Cutnall Green ? ?
16.1 Droitwich Spa 11/19 11/26
21.7
0.0
Worcester Shrub Hill 11.28a ~ 11.35d 11.33 ~ 11.35
3.1 Norton Jn 11/40 11/41
3.9 Abbotswood Jn 11/41 11/42
9.8 Eckington ? 11/48
14.6 Ashchurch 11/54 11/53
21.9 Cheltenham Lansdown 12/04 12/01
22.2 Lansdown Jn 12/05 12/02
27.5 Engine Shed Jn 12/15 12/08
28.4
0.0
Gloucester Central 12.20a ~ 13.20d
amended to ~ 13.30d
12.11 ~ 13.30
1.1 Gloucester South Jn ? 13/34
7.4 Standish Jn 13/31 13/44
11.9 Stroud 13/39 13/50
14.8 Brimscombe ? 13/54
19.2 Summit ? 14/01
23.1 Kemble 13/57 14/05
? Loco Yard 14/15 14.19 ~ 14.22
36.8
0.0
Swindon 14.20a ~ 14.25d 14.24 ~ ??.??
? Rodbourne Lane 14.32a ~ 17.53d  
0.0 Swindon ??.?? ~ 17.57d ??.?? ~ 18.00
5.7 Shrivenham ? 18/08
13.4 Challow ? ?
20.8 Steventon 18/22 18/22
23.6 Foxhall 18/27 18/25
24.3 Didcot North Jn 18/29 18/26
26.8 (near) Culham ? 18/30
33.9 Oxford 18/44 18/42
41.0 Cement Siding 18/55 18/50
51.6 Aynho Jn 19/07 19/02
56.6
0.0
Banbury General 19.02a ~ 20.30d 19.08 ~ 20.30
1.2 Banbury Jn ? 20/23
3.7 Cropredy ? 20/26
8.7 Fenny Compton ? 20/42
13.8 Southam Road ? 20/47
16.2 Fosse Road ? 20/49
19.9
0.0
Leamington Spa 20.54a ~ 20.57d 20.54 ~ 20.57
2.0 Warwick ? 21/01
6.6 Hatton ? 21/10
10.4 Lapworth 21/11 21/16
23.3 Birmingham Snow Hill 21.35a 21.35


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