11th September 1960
Society (Midland Area)
Somerset and Dorset 2-8-0 Rail Tour
|Stock Used||5 coaches|
|53804||Bath Green Park - Radstock - Evercreech Junction - Templecombe|
|53804||Templecombe - (reverse of outward route) - Bath Green Park|
(1) 53804 photographed at Evercreech Junction. There was an extra stop at Radstock of 7mins to view the engines.
(2) Half-Day excursion facilities were available from Paddington to Bath. Birmingham Area members were to travel on the 10:35 from New Street staion, booking their own Half-Day tickets (13/6d). Upon arrival at Bristol they then had to re-book to Bath (Cheap-Day fare 2/3d) and travel on the 13:25 to Bath Spa, thence on foot to Green Park station. After the special members were able to travel on the 19:05 Bath Green Park to Mangotsfield, where the 19:45 ex-Bristol was to call additionally at approx. 19:58 - Half Day tickets were however not valid on the 19:42 Mangotsfield to Birmingham and an excess fare would be charged for any members using that service.
Sources : John Clifford & Tony Davies/Ian Clark (both: SLS)
53804 at Bath Green Park.
(photo: W.A. Camwell / © Stephenson Locomotive Society)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tony Davies/Ian Clark (both: SLS))
|Bath Green Park||14.40d||14.40||18.35a||18.44|
|Shepton Mallet Charlton Road||15/28||?||17/58||?|
|Evercreech Junction||15w37 ~ 15w45||15.47½ ~ ??.??||17w40 ~ 17w45||?|
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