26th September 1959

The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (Bristol Branch)
Bristol & South Gloucestershire Rail Tour

Loco Used 9769
Stock Used 3x corridor coaches

Route :

Loco Route
9769 Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol East Depot
9769 Bristol East Depot - (via St Phillips Marsh avoiding line) - South Liberty Jn
9769 South Liberty Jn - West Loop North Jn - Ashton Jn - Canon's Marsh
9769 Canon's Marsh - Bristol Temple Meads
9769 Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol East Box - Lawrence Hill Jn
9769 (2) Lawrence Hill Jn - Avonside Wharf
9769 Avonside Wharf - Lawrence Hill Jn
9769 (2) Lawrence Hill Jn - St Phillips
9769 St Phillips - Lawrence Hill Jn - Fishponds
9769 Fishponds - Kingswood Jn - Ashley Hill Jn -Avonmouth - (via Gloucester Road avoiding line) - St Andrews Road - Henbury - Stoke Gifford - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Thornbury branch
9769 Thornbury branch - Yate
9769 Yate - Charfield - Berkley Road South Jn - Berkeley Loop Jn
9769 (2) Berkeley Loop Jn - Berkeley Road
9769 Berkeley Road - Charfield - Yate - Mangotsfield - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Three coaches housed the 150 participants on the ninety mile tour, although it took over two hours to complete the first ten miles! Peter Darke has photos in his collection showing the train at Canon's Marsh Goods Line (loco bunker-first) and Fishponds (chimney-first). On the ticket in Peter Darke's collection Berkeley Road and Bristol Temple Meads at the end of the route have been crossed out - reason unknown.
(2) Loco propelling.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : David Hills (compiled from contemporary reports), Peter Darke & Richard Maund

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Maund & Brian Read/Edwin Wilmshurst)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.0 Bristol Temple Meads 12.15d 12.23
0.8 North Somerset Jn 12/18 ?
1.4 East Depot Down Yard 12.21a ~ 12.30d 12.27 ~ 12.34
2.0 Marsh Jn 12/32 12/36
2.3 St Philip's Marsh 12/34 12/38
2.8 Bristol West 12/36 ?
4.5 Parson Street Jn 12/42 ?
5.0 South Liberty Jn 12.45a ~ 12.54d 12.48 ~ 13.00
5.9 ashton Jn 13/00 13/03
6.4 Ashton Bridge 13/05 ?
6.5 Canons Marsh 13.18a ~ 13.30d ?
7.5 Canons Marsh 13.18a ~ 13.30d 13.28 ~ 13.37
8.5 Avon Crescent 13/40 ?
8.6 Ashton Bridge 13.43a ~ 13.55d 13.51 ~ 14.13
9.4 Wapping Wharf 14/07 ?
10.4 Bristol Temple Meads Goods H.L. 14w15a ~ 14w23d 14.30 ~ 14.39
11.3 Lawrence Hill Jn 14.27 ~ 14.29 14.43 ~ 14.45
12.0 Avonside Wharf (Avon Street Crossing) 14.34 ~ 14.36 14.56 ~ 14.56
12.7 Lawrence Hill Jn 14.41 ~ 14.43 15.03 ~ 15.07
13.2 St. Philip's Station 14.47 ~ 14.50 15.11 ~ 15.18
13.7 Lawrence Hill Jn 14/54 15/20
15.9 Fishponds 15.00a ~ 15.10d 15.27 ~ 15.34
16.7 Kingswood Jn 15/13 15/36
18.4 Ashley Hill Jn 15/20 15/40
19.8 Clifton Down 15w25a ~ 15w32d 15.45 ~ 15.53
24.3 Avonmouth Dock Jn 15/43 16/01
25.0 Gloucester Road Jn 15/46 16/04
25.4 St. Andrew's Jn 15/49 16/05
26.9 Hallen Marsh Jn 15/52 16/08
32.5 Filton West Jn 16/02 16/20
33.5 Stoke Gifford 16/04 ?
38.4 Westerleigh West Jn 16/10 16/30
39.8 Yate South Jn 16/15 ?
39.9 Yate 16.16 ~ 16.18 16.34 ~ 16.35
47.4 Thornbury 16w40a ~ 16w55d 17.01 ~ 17.16
55.0 Yate 17.15a ~ 17.30d 17.52 ~ 18.02
61.6 Charfield 17/38 18/11
65.7 Berkeley Road South Jn 17.43 ~ 17.48 18.17 ~ 18.??
66.9 Berkeley Loop Jn 17.53 ~ 17.55 18.23 ~ 18.37
68.2 Berkeley Road 18.00 ~ 18.03 18.42 ~ 18.45
73.4 Charfield 18w09a ~ 18w15d 18.56 ~ 18.57
80.0 Yate 18/25 ?
85.3 Mangotsfield 18/32 ?
90.4 Bristol Temple Meads 18.43a 19.28


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