5th May 1991
Hereford Rail Festival
|Locos Used||20007, 20032, 31405, 37197, 33047, 33053, 37239, 37248, 37275, 37698, 37899, 47401, 50015 & 56053|
A series of trips ran in conjunction with the Hereford Rail Festival. There may have been some others not recorded here (if you are aware of any others then please send in the details). Train times are given where known.
|1Z40||33047 + 33053||08.55d Basingstoke - Hereford|
|?||37239 + 37197||09.25d Hereford - Newport|
|?||37239 + 37197||??.??d Newport - Hereford|
|?||37220 + 37248||10.35d Newport - Hereford|
|?||31405 (1)||11.30d Hereford - Ledbury|
|?||47401 (2)||12.11d Ledbury - Hereford|
|?||50015||12.40d Hereford - Worcester Shrub Hill|
|?||50015||13.35d Worcester Shrub Hill - Hereford|
|?||47401 (7)||14.35d Hereford - Craven Arms|
|?||33047 + 33053 (1)||??.??d Craven Arms - Hereford|
|1Z30||37899 + 37698 (3)||14.45d Hereford - Abergavenny|
|1Z31||56053 (4)||15.25d Abergavenny - Hereford|
|1Z32||37275 + 37248 (5)||16.15d Hereford - Abergavenny|
|1Z33||20007 + 20032 (6)||17.00d Abergavenny - Hereford|
|1Z19||20007 + 20032||17.46d Hereford - (8) Droitwich Spa - Bromsgrove - Camp Hill - Birmingham New Street|
|?||20007 + 20032||??.??d Birmingham New Street - Aston - Lichfield - Derby|
(1) 47401 on rear.
(2) 31405 on rear.
(3) 56053 on rear.
(4) 37698 + 37899 on rear.
(5) 20007 + 20032 on rear.
(6) 37275 + 37248 on rear.
(7) 33047 + 33053 on rear.
(8) Train booked to stop at Droitwich Spa but didn't. Confirmation of route from Birmingham New Street to Derby required.
(9) Shayne Lewis reports seeing 33053 + 33047 arriving into Hereford at 16.44 - which train was this?
Steve Clark reports the 33's arrived and subsequently departed on a tour called "The Border Flyer" which originated from Basingstoke. Steve kemp comments : 33047 & 33053 came on at Newport and I think left early...a lot of bashers were still getting fodder! Further details of this tour are required...
33053 & 33047 at Newport with 'The Border Flyer' (photo: Steve Kemp)
The following shuttle services also worked in conjunction with the event (further details required);
|Tyseley allocated GWR liveried set
|Worcester Shrub Hill to Hereford shuttle|
|55033||Hereford to Bulmers Railway Centre shuttle
(15.36 out for 16.16 back being at least one trip)
Sources : Jonathan Wilcox, Ian Saunders, Steve Bates, Shayne Lewis, John Simmonds, Kevin Driscoll
& Mike Tetlow
(by Jonathan Wilcox)
The final train of the day, 20007/032 on the 1746 Hereford to Derby. We had intended to do this only as far as Droitwich, in fact my Mum was even in the car park waiting to pick us up! The train slowed as we rolled into Droitwich, but to our surprise they opened up halfway along the platform and we blasted off towards Bromsgrove. My mum's face was a picture, I still remember waving to her through the window! OK then, we'll leap off at Bromsgrove...err, no, n/s through there too. We were all getting worried here since it was (IIRC) New Street and Derby only, and being a Sunday night I don't think there were any trains back from Derby at that time. To say we were not best pleased to be given the feather onto the Camp Hill line is an understatement, as to carry on to Derby, if we did go into New Street a reversal would need to take place, and 2 stops had already been missed... To our great relief, the train did go into New Street, it did reverse (back out via Aston I think it went), and we just made the last train back to Kidderminster. Remember this was all in the days before mobile phones, and we couldn't contact anyone to let them know where we were, let alone if we'd be getting home that night! However did we manage?
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