7th August 2016

Vintage Trains
The Shakespeare Express (2 trains)

Loco Used steam: 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe'
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
5043 Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Moor Street - Tyseley - Shirley - Henley-in-Arden - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
5043 Stratford-upon-Avon - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham Snow Hill
5043 Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Moor Street - Tyseley - Shirley - Henley-in-Arden - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
5043 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.


5043 at Tyseley Warwick Road, at the start of the day (photo: Al Wallace)

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] 10.27   14.01d [P1] 14.00
Birmingham Moor Street 10.31a ~ 10.33d [P1] 10.29 ~ 10.32   14.04a ~ 14.06d [P1] 14.02 ~ 14.06
Small Heath South Jn 10/37 10/37   14/10 14/11
Tyseley 10.41a ~ 10.43d [P3] 10.39 ~ 10.42   14.14a ~ 14.16d [P3] 14.13 ~ 14.15
Shirley 10/54 10/53 14/24 14/24
Whitlock's End 10/56 10/57   14/26 14/25
Wood End 11/04 11/06   14/33 14/32
Henley-in-Arden 11.16a ~ 11.18d ? ~ 11.17   14.46a ~ 14.48d ? ~ 14.43
Bearley Jn 11/28 11/24   14/55 14/50
Stratford-upon-Avon 11.37a ~ 12.41d [P2] 11.33 ~ 12.40   15.04a ~ 16.18d [P2] 14.56 ~ 16.17
Bearley Jn 12/49 12/50   16/29 16/25
Henley-in-Arden 12/56 12/54 16/36 16/30
Wood End 13/01 13/01 16/41 16/37
Whitlock's End 13/06 13/06 16/46 16/41
Shirley 13/09 13/06 16/47 16/41
Tyseley 13.15a ~ 13.18d [P4] 13.13 ~ 13.17   16.53a ~ 16.55d [P4] 16.47 ~ 16.49
Small Heath South Jn 13/21 13/19   16/58 16/50
Birmingham Moor Street 13.24a ~ 13.26d [P2] 13.24 ~ 13.26   17.01a ~ 17.03d [P2] 17.03 ~ 17.07
Birmingham Snow Hill 13.29a [P1] 13.28   17.06a [P1] 17.09

 
Associated E.C.S. Workings

5T50 : (5043) : Tyseley Depot to Birmingham Snow Hill
5T53 : (5043) : 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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