2nd July 1949

Birmingham Locomotive Club
Welshpool & Llanfair

Loco Used 823
Stock Used open wagons & brake van
DMU Used W14W

Route :

Traction Route
W14W Birmingham Snow Hill - Kidderminster - Cleobury Mortimer - Ludlow - Shrewsbury - Welshpool
823 Welshpool - Llanfair Caereinion
823 Llanfair Caereinion - Welshpool
W14W Welshpool - Wellington - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
(1) Stephenson Locomotive Society Members were invited to join this trip. The tour party, numbering 69 in total, was split into two, also visiting Porthywaen Quarries (by Crossville road coach), and the photos below were taken on the afternoon trip, with Party 'B', party 'A' having travelled in the morning.

Sources : John Debens & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review

The Party at Woofferton Junction en-route from Birmingham to Welshpool
(photo:  Don Luscombe / The John Debens Collection)

Loco 823 'Countess' being readied for departure at Welshpool
(photo:  Don Luscombe / The John Debens Collection)

Photo opportunity at Heniarth on the way to Llanfair
(photo:  Don Luscombe / The John Debens Collection)

En- route back to Welshpool, on-board, approaching Castle Caereinion
(photo:  Don Luscombe / The John Debens Collection)

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Booked
Birmingham Snow Hill 07.50d
Woofferton ??.??a ~ 08.15d
Welshpool 17.30d


Location Party 'A'   Party 'B'
Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Welshpool 11.30d 13.30a   14.00d (16.00a)
Llanfair 12.20a 12.45d   ??.??a ??.??d

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