31st July 2016

Vintage Trains
The Shakespeare Express (2 trains)

Loco Used steam: 4965 'Rood Ashton Hall'
Stock Used 9101+5157+5191+5198+5212+99353+99361+35470

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 - Shirley - Henley-in-Arden - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
4965 Stratford-upon-Avon - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham Snow Hill
4965 Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Moor Street - Tyseley - Shirley - Henley-in-Arden - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
4965 Stratford-upon-Avon - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes : 
(1) The return legs ran via Shirley, rather than Dorridge, due to engineering works.

Source : Al Wallace (on both tours)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location 1T50/1T51   1T52/1T53
Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham Snow Hill 10.28d [P1] 10.32   14.01d [P1] 14.00
Birmingham Moor Street 10.31a ~ 10.33d [P1] 10.34 ~ 10.36   14.04a ~ 14.06d [P1] 14.03 ~ 14.05
Small Heath South Jn 10/37 10/41   14/10 14/10
Tyseley 10.41a ~ 10.43d [P3] 10.43 ~ 10.45   14.14a ~ 14.16d [P3] 14.12 ~ 14.15
Shirley 10/54 10/54 14/24 14/25
Whitlock's End 10/56 10/57   14/26 14/27
Wood End 11/04 11/05   14/33 14/35
Henley-in-Arden 11.16a ~ 11.18d ? ~ 11.16   14.46a ~ 14.48d ? ~ 14.43
Bearley Jn 11/28 11/23   14/55 14/50
Stratford-upon-Avon 11.37a ~ 12.41d [P2] 11.32 ~ 12.41   15.04a ~ 16.18d [P2] 14.56 ~ 16.17
Bearley Jn 12/51 12/52   16/29 16/29
Henley-in-Arden 12/58 12/57 16/35 16/36
Wood End 13/03 13/04 16/40 16/44
Whitlock's End 13/08 13/09 16/46 16/49
Shirley 13/09 13/10 16/47 16/50
Tyseley 13.16a ~ 13.30d [P4] 13.16 ~ 13.27   16.53a ~ 17.01d [P4] 16.56 ~ 16.58
Small Heath South Jn 13/33 13/28   17/04 17/00
Birmingham Moor Street 13.36a ~ 13.38d [P2] 13.33 ~ 13.35   17.07a ~ 17.09d [P2] 17.05 ~ 17.07
Birmingham Snow Hill 13.41a [P1] 13.37   17.12a [P1] 17.10

 
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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