12th September 1953
|Loco(s) Used||at least 823|
|Stock Used||brake van + 4x open wagons + brake van|
|W8W||Birmingham Snow Hill - Shifnal - Hanwood - Welshpool|
|823||Welshpool - Llanfair Caereinion|
|823||Llanfair Caereinion - Welshpool|
|W8W?||Welshpool - Bridgnorth - Bewdley - Birmingham Snow Hill|
(1) Route & loco confirmation required - above routing is taken from the tour ticket. Photo evidence seen of;
a) GWR railcar W8W at Welshpool (presumably transport from wherever - Birmingham?? - photo is captioned that this is on the RDA Special)
b) 823 on 4 open wagons, topped and tailed with brake vans at Welshpool, and Llanfair (one chimney-first - on arrival, and one bunker-first for return journey), representing 'The Special'.
Sources : Peter Darke & John Debens
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
From The John Debens Ticket Collection
(originally from Peter Darke's collection)
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