28th July 2013

Vintage Trains
The Shakespeare Express

Loco Used steam: 4965 'Rood Ashton Hall'
Stock Used 35470+99361+99353+5177+5157+5191+9101

Route :
1T50 : Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford-upon-Avon
1T51 : Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Snow Hill
1T52 : Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford-upon-Avon
1T53 : Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Snow Hill

Loco Route
4965 Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Moor Street - Tyseley - Henley-in-Arden - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
4965 Stratford-upon-Avon - Bearley Jn - Dorridge - Tyseley - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill
4965 Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Moor Street - Tyseley - Henley-in-Arden - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
4965 Stratford-upon-Avon - Bearley Jn - Dorridge - Tyseley - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes : 
(1) 4965 carried a 'Emily's Birthday Express' headboard.


4965 on arrival at Birmingham Snow Hill with 1T51 (photo: Bob Spooner)

Source : Bob Spooner (travelled on 1T51/52).

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tom Cairns)

Location 1T50/1T51   1T52/1T53
Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham Snow Hill 10.28d [P1] 10.34   13.58d [P1] 13.58
Birmingham Moor Street 10.31a ~ 10.33d [P1] 10.36 ~ 10.38   14.01a ~ 14.03d [P1] 14.00 ~ 14.01
Small Heath South Jn 10/37 [SL] 10/43   14/07 [SL] 14/06
Tyseley 10.41a ~ 10.43d [P3] 10.45 ~ 10.47   14.11a ~ 14.13d [P3] 14.08 ~ 14.10
Whitlock's End 10/53 11/01   14/23 14/20
Wood End 11/00 11/09   14/30 14/26
Henley-in-Arden 11.13a ~ 11.15d ? ~ 11.17   14.43a ~ 14.45d ? ~ 14.34
Bearley Jn 11/25 11/24   14/52 14/46
Stratford-upon-Avon 11.34a ~ 12.41d [P2] 11.33 ~ 12.37   15.01a ~ 16.18d [P2] 14.54 ~ 16.15
Bearley Jn 12/51 12/49   16/31 16/35
Hatton West Jn 12/59 13/00   16/39 16/44
Hatton North Jn 13/01 13/01   16/42 16/46
Dorridge 13/09 [P2] 13/10   16/51 [P2] 16/53
Bentley Heath LC 13/09 13/11   16/52 16/54
Tyseley 13.20a ~ 13.22d [P2] 13.18 ~ 13.20   17.01a ~ 17.03d [P2] 17.01 ~ 17.07
Small Heath South Jn 13/25 [SH] 13/21   17/06 [SH] 17/09
Birmingham Moor Street 13.28a ~ 13.30d [P2] 13.25 ~ 13.26   17.09a ~ 17.11d [P2] 17.13 ~ 17.14
Birmingham Snow Hill 13.33a [P1] 13.29   17.14a [P1] 17.16

 
Associated E.C.S. Workings

5T50 : (4965) : Tyseley Depot to Birmingham Snow Hill
5T53 : (4965) : Birmingham Snow Hill to Tyseley Depot

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Tyseley Depot 09.35d 17.58a
Small Heath South Jn 09/42 17/51
Birmingham Moor Street 09/45 17/47
Birmingham Snow Hill 09.48a [P1] 17.44d [P1]


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