3rd July 2005

Vintage Trains
Shakespeare Express & Bullring Express

Loco Used steam: 5690
Stock Used 9101+5177+5191+5198+5157+99353+99361+35470

Route:
1S50 : Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford-upon-Avon
1S51 : Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Snow Hill
1S52 : Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford-upon-Avon
1S53 : Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Snow Hill

Loco Route
5690 Birmingham Snow Hill - Tyseley - Shirley - Henley-in-Arden - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
5690 Stratford-upon-Avon - Bearley Jn - Hatton North Jn - Dorridge - Tyseley - Birmingham Snow Hill
5690 Birmingham Snow Hill - Tyseley - Shirley - Henley-in-Arden - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
5690 Stratford-upon-Avon - Bearley Jn - Hatton North Jn - Dorridge - Tyseley - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
Birmingham to Stratford round trips sold as "The Shakespeare Express" and the Stratford to Birmingham round trip sold as "The Bullring Express".


5690 passes Claverdon (photo: Clive Hanley)


5690 at Stratford-upon-Avon with the 17.00 departure (photo: Simon Edwards)

Sources : various including Simon Edwards & Rob Fraser

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham Snow Hill 10.30d 10.44   15.27d 15.44
Birmingham Moor Street 10/33 10/46   15/30 15/47
Small Heath South Jn 10/37 10/50   15/34 15/51
Tyseley 10.41a ~ 10.44d 10.52 ~ 10.54   15.38a ~ 15.41d 15.53 ~ 15.54
Shirley 11/01 11/03   16/01 16/06
Bearley Jn 11/28 ?   16/28 ?
Stratford-upon-Avon 11.37a ~ 12.04d 11.39 ~ 12.06   16.37a ~ 17.00d 16.37 ~ 17.00
Bearley Jn 12/14 ?   17/10 ?
Hatton West Jn 12/22 ?   17/18 ?
Hatton North Jn 12/24 12/27   17/22 17/21
Dorridge 12/31 12/34   17/29 17/30
Tyseley 12.43a ~ 12.45d 12.45 ~ 12.46   17.43a ~ 17.45d 17.45 ~ 17.47
Small Heath South Jn 12/50 12/47   17/50 17/48
Birmingham Moor Street 12.53a ~ 12.55d 12.51 ~ 12.54   17.53a ~ 17.55d 17.51 ~ 17.51
Birmingham Snow Hill 12.58a 12.56   17.58a 17.53


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