26th July 1953

R.C.T.S. (Lancashire Branch)
Manchester & District Railtour

Locos Used 50644 & 50855

Route :

Loco(s) Route
50644 (1) Manchester London Road – Ardwick Jn (LNW) – Midland Jn - Phillips Park No.2 Jn - Phillips Park No.1 Jn - Ashton Branch Sidings Jn - Brewery Sidings Jn - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Middleton Junction - Castleton South Jn – Heywood - Bury Bolton Street – Tottington Jn - Tottington - Holcombe Brook
50855 (2) Holcombe Brook - Tottington - Tottington Jn
50644 Tottington Jn - Bury Bolton Street - Ringley Road - Clifton Junction – Agecroft Jn - ??? - Windsor Bridge - Manchester Exchange
50644 Manchester Exchange – Ordsall Lane - Eccles – Roe Green Jn - Little Hulton - Fletcher Street Jn - Bolton Great Moor Street (3)
50644 Bolton Great Moor Street – Fletcher Street Jn - Atherton (Bag Lane) - Howe Bridge – Tyldesley - Roe Green Jn - Eccles - Ordsall Lane – Manchester London Road – Ardwick (LNE) - Ashburys East Jn - Reddish North - Reddish Jn – Brinnington Jn (CLC) – Stockport Tiviot Dale – Northenden Jn
50644 Northenden Jn – Stockport Edgeley – Manchester London Road

Notes :
(1) 50855 banked the train up the branch (from ?) to Holcombe Brook.
50644 on rear.
(3)
At Bolton Great Moor Street the train was too long for the engine to run round, fouling the points, resulting in the passengers pushing the 159 ton train forwards along the platform to allow the required engine movement!

Sources : David Davis, Kevin Driscoll, John Debens & Vic Smith

Photo Review


50644 simmers away at Holcombe Brook.
(photo: The John Debens Collection / RK Blencowe Collection)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


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