7th January 1961

(Football Special)

Loco Used 5022 'Wigmore Castle'

Route :

Loco Route
5022 Birmingham Snow Hill - Tyseley - Hatton North Jn - Beoley West Jn - Stratford-on-Avon - Honeybourne East Jn - Honeybourne West Jn - Cheltenham Spa Malvern Road - Gloucester Engine Shed Jn - Tuffley Jn - Berkeley Road - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Filton Jn - Bristol Stapleton Road
5022 Bristol Stapleton Road - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
(1) Brian Basterfield comments: The 13 coach train left Birmingham Snow Hill at 10.16am, called at Gloucester Engine Shed Jn 11.45-11.54am (crew change), then ran non stop to Stapleton Road, arriving 1.02pm. The return train left Stapleton Road 5.18pm, called Gloucester Engine Shed Jn (crew change) and arrived back at Birmingham Snow Hill at approximately 8.00pm. The match was an FA Cup fixture at Eastville Stadium between Bristol Rovers and Aston Villa, the score was 1-1, the attendance 34,061, and Villa won the replay 4-1 a few days later.

Source : Brian Basterfield

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