12th November 2011

London Midland
Farewell 150

DMUs Used 150001 (55300+55400+55200) + 150106 (52106+57106)

Route :
1Z50 : Birmingham Snow Hill to Kidderminster
1Z51 : Kidderminster to Birmingham Snow Hill

DMU(s) Route
150001 + 150106 Birmingham Snow Hill - Jewellery Quarter - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Smethwick Jn - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill
150106 + 150001 Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - Lickey Incline - Camp Hill Line - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Walsall
150001 + 150106 Walsall - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr South Jn - Aston - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Smethwick Jn - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Kidderminster Turn Back Siding
150106 + 150001 Kidderminster Turn Back Siding - Kidderminster Down Main
150001 + 150106 Kidderminster - Kidderminster Town North Jn
150106 + 150001 Kidderminster Town North Jn - Kidderminster Town
150001 + 150106 Kidderminster Town - Bewdley - Arley - Highley - Hampton Loade - Bridgnorth - Hollybush Sidings
150106 + 150001 Hollybush Sidings - (reverse of outward route) - Kidderminster Town North Jn - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Smethwick Jn - Jewellery Quarter - Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Moor Street - Small Heath South Jn - Tyseley L.M.D. - Tyseley South Jn - Dorridge - Hatton - Leamington Spa
150001 + 150106 Leamington Spa - Hatton - Hatton West Jn - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
150106 + 150001 Stratford-upon-Avon - Bearley Jn - Henley-in-Arden - Shirley - Tyseley - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill - Jewellery Quarter - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Smethwick Jn - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill

Notes :
(1) A tour to commemorate the end, after 25 years of service, of Class 150 operation in the West Midlands, with profits being donated to The Railway Children charity.


The tour during reversal at Worcester Shrub Hill (photo: James Underwood)

Sources : Alan Sheppard & James Underwood

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard & Martyn Brailsford)

Location Booked Actual
Birmingham Snow Hill 07.57d [P2] 08.01 [P3]
Jewellery Quarter 07/59 08/03 [P1]
Smethwick Galton Bridge HL 08.07a ~ 08.08d 08.10 ~ 08.11
Smethwick Jn 08/08 08/11
Rowley Regis 08.12a ~ 08.13d 08.15 ~ 08.16 [P2]
Stourbridge Junction 08.22a ~ 08.23d 08.27 ~ 08.27 [P3]
Blakedown 08/30 08.35 ~ 08.38 [P1]
Kidderminster 08.34a ~ 08.35d 08.42 ~ 08.42 [P2]
Hartlebury 08/42 08/47
Droitwich Spa 08.47a ~ 08.48d 08.53 ~ 08.54 [P1]
Droitwich Sig.68 08/52 08/58
Tunnel Jn 08/55 09.01 ~ 09.04
Worcester Shrub Hill 08.56a ~ 09.09d [P2b] 09.04 ~ 09.09 [P2b]
Tunnel Jn 09/11 09/10
Droitwich Spa 09.16a ~ 09.20d 09/18 [P2]
Stoke Works Jn 09/25 09.25 ~ 09.32
Bromsgrove 09/36 09/36 [P1]
Barnt Green 09/41 [ML] 09/42 [P1]
Longbridge 09/45 [FL] 09/45 [UF]
Kings Norton 09/49 09.49 ~ 09.51
Lifford East Jn 09/51 09/54
Bordesley Jn 10/01 10/01
St Andrews Jn 10/01 10/03 [DnCH - Up/DnCH]
Proof House Jn 10/06 [DEL] 10/06 [DnStour]
Birmingham New Street 10c08a ~ 10c12d [P10] 10.09 ~ 10.13 [P6b]
Soho South Jn 10/17 10/18
Soho East Jn 10/18 10/19
Perry Barr West Jn 10/21 10/23
Perry Barr North Jn 10/22 10/24
Bescot Stadium 10/27 10/30
Pleck Jn 10/31 [FL] 10/32 [DF]
Walsall 10.35a ~ 10.40d [P3] 10.35 ~ 10.40 [P3]
Pleck Jn 10/46 10.43 ~ 10.47
Bescot Stadium 10/47 10/50
Perry Barr North Jn 10/55 10/57
Aston 11/07 11.01 ~ 11.03
Proof House Jn 11/11 [WL] 11/10
Birmingham New Street 11.13a ~ 11.15d [P6b] 11.12 ~ 11.15 [P6b]
Soho South Jn 11/19 11/19
Galton Jn 11/21 11/21
Smethwick Jn 11/27 11.22 ~ 11.26
Rowley Regis DGL 11.30 ~ 11.31 [DGL] 11/31 [DGL]
Rowley Regis 11/32 11/33 [P2]
Stourbridge Junction 11.44a ~ 11.45d 11/45 [P3]
Blakedown 11/52 11.52 ~ 11.55
Kidderminster 11.56a ~ 11.57d 12.00 ~ 12.03 [P2]
Kidderminster Turnback Siding 11.58 ~ 12.08 12.06 ~ 12.12
Kidderminster 12.09 ~ 12.14 12.14 ~ 12.24 [DM]
Kidderminster Connection 12.19a ~ 12.27 ~ 12.28
Kidderminster Town ~ 12.40d 12.32 ~ 12.42 [P2]
Bewdley 12/58 12.53 ~ 12.59 [P3]
Arley 13/12 13.11 ~ 13.14 [P1]
Highley 13/20 13.20 ~ 13.22
Hampton Loade 13/29 13.29 ~ 13.31 [P1]
Bridgnorth 13.44a ~ ??.??d [P2] 13.43 ~ 13.47 [P2]
Hollybush Sidings ??.??a ~ ??.??d 13.49 ~ 13.55 (EOL)
Bridgnorth ??.?? ~ 14.30d [P1] 13.56 ~ 14.31 [P1]
Hampton Loade 14/53 14.44 ~ 14.57 [P2]
Highley 15/02 15.05 ~ 15.06
Arley 15/10 15.13 ~ 15.14 [P1]
Bewdley 15/23 15.23 ~ 15.26 [P2]
Kidderminster Connection 15.36 ~ 15.40 15.35 ~ 15.39
Kidderminster 15.41a ~ 15.44d 15.42 ~ 15.44 [P1]
Blakedown 15/48 15/48
Stourbridge Junction 15/52 15/53 [P2]
Stourbridge Junction DGL ? 15/54 [DGL]
Rowley Regis 16/04 16.02 [P1]
Rowley Regis UGL ? 16/03 [UGL]
Smethwick Jn 16/09 16/08
Smethwick Galton Bridge HL 16/10 16/08
Jewellery Quarter 16/16 16/15 [P2]
Birmingham Snow Hill 16.20a ~ 16.22d [P3] 16.20 ~ 16.22 [P3]
Birmingham Moor Street 16/24 [P1][UDG] 16/24 [P1]
Bordesley ? 16/25 [UDG]
Small Heath South Jn 16/30 16/32
Tyseley LMD 16.34 ~ 17.05 16.36 ~ 16.58 [Dn Through]
Tyseley South Jn 17/10 16/59
Bentley Heath Crossing 17/24 [ML] 17.11 ~ 17.14 [UM]
Dorridge 17/24 [P1] 17/15 [P1]
Hatton 17/30 17/21
Leamington Spa 17.39a ~ 17.51d [P4] 17.28 ~ 17.51 [P4]
Hatton 17/59 18/01
Hatton West Jn 18/01 18/03
Bearley Jn 18/07 18/10
Stratford-upon-Avon 18.13a ~ 18.43d [P2] 18.14 ~ 18.43 [P2]
Bearley Jn 18/48 18/48
Henley-in-Arden 18/52 18/52
Wood End Sig.TB3478 18/57 18/57
Whitlocks End 19/01 19/01
Shirley 19/02 19/02
Tyseley 19/12 [P4] 19.08 ~ 19.17
Small Heath South Jn 19/13 19/29 [DS]
Birmingham Moor Street 19.17a ~ 19.18d [P2] 19.34 ~ 19.35 [P2]
Birmingham Snow Hill 19.20a ~ 19.22d [P2] 19.37 ~ 19.39 [P1]
Jewellery Quarter 19/24 19/40
Smethwick Galton Bridge HL 19.28a ~ 19.29d 19.46 ~ 19.47
Smethwick Jn 19/29 19/47
Rowley Regis 19.33a ~ 19.34d 19.53 ~ 19.54
Stourbridge Junction 19.42a ~ 19.43d 20.07 ~ 20.08
Blakedown 19/47 20/19
Kidderminster 19.50a ~ 19.51d 20.23 ~ ??.??
Hartlebury 19/55 ?
Droitwich Spa 20.02a ~ 20.04d ?
Droitwich Sig.68 20/07 ?
Tunnel Jn 20/10 ?
Worcester Shrub Hill 20.15a [P2b] ?


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