1st July 1959

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
(Special Train on the Occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Opening of Moor Street Station)

Loco Used 6694

Route :

Loco Route
6694 Birmingham Moor Street - Tyseley - Knowle & Dorridge - Hatton North Jn - Claverdon - Bearley Halt - Bearley North Jn - Henley-in-Arden - Henley Goods Headshunt
6694 (1) Henley Goods Headshunt - Henley Goods (Old Station)
6694 Henley Goods (Old Station) - Henley Goods Headshunt
6694 (1) Henley Goods Headshunt - Henley-in-Arden
6694 Henley-in-Arden - Tyseley - Birmingham Moor Street

Notes :
(1) Loco propelling.

Sources : Andrew Fairholm, Ian Clark (SLS) & Richard Maund

Photo Review

6694 waits to leave Birmingham Moor Street
(photo: 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)
(scan originally provided by John Debens)

Two photos of the tour, taken at Henley-in-Arden Goods (Old Station).
(photos: W.A. Camwell / Stephenson Locomotive Society)

Richard Maund adds: The two photos (looking towards the stop blocks of the old station, which was of course a dead end) show the train standing between the goods shed (behind the camera) and the old passenger platform (on the right, in the distance, in the lower shot). The signal box (which disappeared before WW1) would have been on the left, somewhere alongside where the loco is standing. The train then drew forwards again into the headshunt, set back up the branch to the passenger station, and headed for Birmingham. Hence, the loco had no need to run round.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.   From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Stephen Bragg courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Booked
Birmingham Moor Street 18.50d
Tyseley 18/55
Knowle & Dorridge 19/05
Hatton North Jn 19/16
Hatton West Jn 19/17
Bearley East Jn 19/27
Bearley North Jn 19.30 ~ 19.33
Henley-in-Arden 19.42 ~ ??.??
Henley Goods (site of old station) 19.45 ~ 20.00
Henley-in-Arden 20.08 ~ 20.14
Tyseley 20/35
Birmingham Moor Street 20.40a

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