31st August 1952

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
Shipston Branch Tour

Loco Used 1335 (ex M&SWJR 2-4-0)
Stock Used 4 coaches

Route :

Loco Route
1335 Oxford - Wolvercot Jn - Yarnton - Kingham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Shipston-on-Stour
1335 Shipston-on-Stour - (reverse of outward route) - Yarnton Jn - Oxford Road Jn
1335 Oxford Road Jn - Oxford

Notes :
(1) The loco for this trip was taken out of store at Swindon to work this tour, and withdrawn shortly afterwards.
(2) The stop at Kingham on the outward journey was to pick up a pilotman and on the return we stopped at Adlestrop 17.07 to let him off.
(3) Bruce Nathan comments: I don’t seem to have noted the times on the return journey after Yarnton.  I recall being very annoyed that having bought a ticket in advance at Oxford, I asked that the train at 17.55 to Princes Risborough (the last of the day) be held to connect with the special but of course it had left by the time we arrived.  We did connect with the 18.10 to Paddington.

Sources : John Clifford, Ian Clark (SLS), Andrew Fairholm & Bruce Nathan

Photo Review

1335 on shed at Oxford, presumably before or after the railtour.
(photo: The Mike Morant Collection)

1335 at Oxford (photo: The Mike Morant Collection)

1335 pauses at Moreton-in-Marsh (photo: Adrian Vaughan Collection)

From Brian Halford's ticket collection.

A connecting ticket (using service trains)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Clark (SLS) & Bruce Nathan)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Oxford 13.00d 12.59   17.45a ?
Oxford North   17/43 ?
Oxford Road Jn   17.25 ~ 17.35 ?
Yarnton 13/07 13/08   17/18 17/37
Kingham 13/32 13.36 ~ 13.37   ? ?
Moreton-in-Marsh 13.43 ~ 13.55 13.51 ~ 14.03   16.35 ~ 16.42 16.53 ~ 16.59
Shipston-on-Stour 15.10a 15.17   15.20d 15.32

'Half-Day Excursion facilities' (reserved accommodation on service trains) were available as follows;

From Birmingham Snow Hill (fare 9/- return)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Birmingham Snow Hill 10.05d 20.53a
Oxford 12.40a 18.45d

From London Paddington (fare 8/- return)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paddington 09.45d 19.46a
Oxford 11.15a 18.10d

From Worcester Shrub Hill (fare 7/3d return)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Worcester Shrub Hill 10.25d 20.30a
Oxford 12.22a 18.30d

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