13th November 1954

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
Centenary of Birmingham (S.H.) - Wolverhampton (L.L.) Railway

Loco(s) Used at least 1438
Stock Used 2 coaches

Route :

Loco(s) Route
1438? Birmingham Snow Hill - Handsworth Jn - Swan Village - Wednesbury Central - Bilston Central - Priestfield - Wolverhampton LL - Cannock Road Jn - Stafford Road Jn (3) - Oxley Middle Jn - Oxley North Jn
1438? Oxley North Jn - Oxley Branch Jn
1438? Oxley Branch Jn - Oxley Middle Jn - (3) Stafford Road Jn - Victoria Basin
1438? Victoria Basin - Stafford Road Jn
1438? Stafford Road Jn - Cannock Road Jn - Wolverhampton LL - Heath Town Jn - Willenhall Stafford Street - Bentley - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Wednesbury Town - Great Bridge North - Horsley Fields Jn - Sedgley Jn
1438? Sedgley Jn - Horsley Fields Jn - Great Bridge South - Swan Village - Handsworth Jn - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
(1) Originally uploaded as 3rd November in error.
(2) Route confirmation required - above is per timing sheet. At least loco 1438 used (see photo below), were any others used? 1438 also photographed on the train in the No.9 Bay Platform at Birmingham Snow Hill. Andrew Fairholm thinks it likely only 1438 was used as it was on a 2-coach push-pull set and John Debens concurs.
(3) Initially uploaded as having reversed at Stafford Road Jn to access the Victoria Basin branch but believe this to have been just a logical assumption rather than fact as the timing sheet shows the train being booked to traverse the Oxley triangle.

Sources : John Debens, Ian Clark (SLS) & Andrew Fairholm

Photo Review

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

1438 waiting to leave Snow Hill (photo: J.J.Davis/The John Debens Collection)

1438 at Victoria Basin (photo: Adrian Vaughan Collection)

1438 at Oxley Branch Jn (photo: The John Debens Collection)

1438 at Wolverhampton LL (photo: The John Debens Collection)

Timings (Booked Only)
Ian Clark (SLS)/Manchester Locomotive Society Library Collection)

Location Booked
Birmingham Snow Hill 13.20d
Wolverhampton LL 13.42a ~ 13.44d
Oxley North Jn 13.50 ~ 13.55
Oxley Branch Jn 14.00 ~ 14.05
Victoria Basin 14.25a ~ 14.35d
Stafford Road Jn 14.40 ~ 14.50
Wolverhampton LL 14.55 ~ 14.56
Heath Town Jn 15/00
Walsall (LM) 15.19a ~ 15.30d
Wednesbury (LM) 15/38
Sedgley Jn 15.46 ~ 15.56
Dudley Port LL 15/59
Birmingham Snow Hill 16.17a

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