27th August 2016

Vintage Trains
Holiday at the Palace

Loco Used steam: 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe'
Stock Used 96100+9101+5212+5198+17018+99353+99361+35470

Route :
1Z53 : Tyseley Warwick Road to Oxford
1Z55 : Oxford to Tyseley Warwick Road

Loco Route
5043 Tyseley Warwick Road - Small Heath South Jn - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Evesham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Ascott-under-Wychwood - Wolvercote Jn - Oxford
5043 Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Solihull - Tyseley - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill (3)
5043 Birmingham Snow Hill (3) - Birmingham Moor Street - Tyseley Warwick Road

Notes :
(1) 5043 replaced advertised 4965 'Rood Ashton Hall'.
(2) Off tour option: visit to Blenheim Palace.
(3) The return leg from Birmingham Moor Street to Tyseley Warwick Road was due to be worked by 47773 with 5043 on the rear, however the diesel loco had failed, so the train was diverted to Birmingham Snow Hill for 5043 run round.


5043 at Worcester Shrub Hill (photo: Al Wallace)

Source : Al Wallace (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
Tyseley Warwick Road 08.27d 08.23
Small Heath South Jn 08/36 08/35
Birmingham Moor Street 08/42 [P2] 08/41
Birmingham Snow Hill 08.43a ~ 08.47 [P2] 08.43 ~ 08.46
Jewellery Quarter 08/50 08/49 [P1]
Smethwick Galton Bridge 08/57 [P1] 08/57
Smethwick Jn 08/58 08/57
Rowley Regis 09/03 09/04
Stourbridge Junction 09/16 [P3] 09/13 [P3]
Blakedown 09/21 09/18
Kidderminster 09/27 [P2] 09/21
Hartlebury 09/31 09/24
Droitwich Spa [GL] 09.38 ~ 09.48 09.32 ~ 09.46
Droitwich Spa 09/50 09/51
Tunnel Jn 10/00 10/01
Worcester Shrub Hill 10w02a ~ 10w34d [P2] 10.02 ~ 10.34 [P2]
Norton Jn 10/43 10/43
Evesham 10/55 10/55
Honeybourne 11/02 [P2] ?
Moreton-in-Marsh 11/15 [P2] 11/15 [P2]
Ascott-under-Wychwood 11/27 [P2] 11/25
Charlbury 11/43 [P2] 11/42
Hanborough 11.51a ~ 11.57d ?
Wolvercote Jn 12/05 12/01
Oxford North Jn 12.10 ~ 12.45 ? ~ 12.43
Oxford 12.49a [P1] ~ 17.51d [P1] 12.48 ~ 18.01
Oxford North Jn 17/53 18/03
Wolvercote Jn 17/56 18/06
Heyford 18/05 18/16
Banbury 18/18 [P2] 18/25
Fenny Compton 18/29 18/34
Leamington Spa 18.41 ~ 18.59 18.46 ~ 18.56
Warwick Parkway 19/05 [P2] 19/00
Hatton 19/10 19/06
Dorridge 19/17 [P2] 19/13
Bentley Heath LC 19/18 19/14
Solihull 19.22a ~ 19.25d [P2] 19.18 ~ 19.20 [P2]
Tyseley 19/32 [P2] 19.26 ~ ? [P2]
Small Heath South Jn 19/33 19/28
Birmingham Moor Street 19.40a ~ 20.08d [P4] ?
Birmingham Snow Hill DIV ? ~ 20.05? [P1]
Birmingham Moor Street DIV ?
Small Heath South Jn 20/15 20/19
Tyseley Warwick Road 20.22a 20.24


Associated E.C.S.  & Light Engine Workings

5Z53 : (5043 + tour stock) :  Oxford - Oxford U&DGL
5Z55 : (5043 + tour stock) :  Oxford U&DGL - Oxford

Location Booked
Oxford 12.54d [P1]
Oxford U&DGL 12.57 ~ 17.45
Oxford 17.47a [P1]

5Z54 : (5043 with 96100) :  Oxford - Foxhall Jn - Didcot Parkway - Oxford 
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Oxford U&DGL 15.20d
Kennington Jn 15/24
Didcot North Jn 15/34
Foxhall Jn 15.37 ~ 15.39
Didcot Parkway 15.42 ~ 15.44
Didcot North Jn 15/47
Kennington Jn 15/55
Oxford 16.01 ~ 16.12
Oxford U&DGL 16.15a


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