14th June 1953

Stephenson Locomotive Society
Earl Special

Locos Used 9000 & 33025
Stock Used 5 coaches

Route :

Loco Route
9000 Birmingham Snow Hill - Stourbridge Junction - ??? - Cheltenham Lansdown Road - Andoversford - Cirencester - Cricklade - Blunsdon - Rushey Platt
9000 Rushey Platt - Rodbourne Lane Works Siding
9000 Rodbourne Lane Works Siding - Rushey Platt - Swindon Town - Marlborough (Low Level) - Grafton & Burbage - Ludgershall - Andover Junction
33025 Andover Junction - Basingstoke - Bramley - Reading West?
9000 ?Reading West - Didcot - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. Seen at Cheltenham Lansdown Road, heading south and also at Swindon Works (for works visit) and Reading West (for loco shed visit). It is confirmed that 9000 handed over to 33025 at Andover Junction, but not where 33025 came off the train (though believed/very likely to have been Reading West). Passengers from Leamington Spa were permitted to use the 09:35 local service train to Birmingham Snow Hill at no extra charge.

Sources : Mike Barnsley, Phil Gardner, Andrew Fairholm, Roger Geach,
Rob Tibbits & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review

9000 at Swindon (photo: Peter S. Rees/Andrew Fairholm Collection)

the John Debens ticket collection
(originally supplied by Andrew Fairholm)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Booked
Birmingham Snow Hill 10.33d
Stourbridge Junction ??.??a ~ 10.57d
Cheltenham Spa Lansdown 11w57 ~ 12w03
Rushey Platt 13.10 [reverse]
Rodbourne Lane Works Siding 13.30a ~ 15.55d
Andover Junction 17/25
Basingstoke 15/50
Reading West 18.13a ~ 19.30d
Leamington Spa 20.58a ~ 21.01d
Birmingham Snow Hill 21.31a

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