24th April 1955

Railway Enthusiasts Club
The South Midlander

Locos Used 2474 & 9015

Route :

Loco(s) Route

Oxford - Yarnton - Charlbury - Kingham - Chipping Norton - Kings Sutton - Banbury - Fenny Compton - Stratford-upon-Avon - Broom Junction

9015 Broom Junction - Salford Priors - Harvington - Evesham
9015 Evesham - Honeybourne - Moreton-in-Marsh
2474 Moreton-in-Marsh - Stretton-on-Fosse - Longdon Road - Shipston-on-Stour
2474 Shipston-on-Stour - (reverse of outward route) - Moreton-in-Marsh
9015 Moreton-in-Marsh - Kingham - (reverse of outward route) - Oxford

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required (above is taken from tour ticket). Ran over the Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway (SMJ); photographed at Stratford-upon-Avon SMJ station. Seen also at Kineton (en-route to Stratford-upon-Avon) & Fenny Compton. Route not confirmed but started at Oxford, also covered the Kingham - Banbury line. Adrian Vaughan suggests it may have been: Oxford, Kingham, Chipping Norton, Kings Sutton, Banbury, Fenny Compton, Stratford.

Sources : Adrian Vaughan, Chris Harley & Chris Horne

Photo Review

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

9015 at Hook Norton (photo: The Bob Mitchell Collection)

Two shots of the 'Dukedog' watering at Stratford SMJ station.
(photos: The Adrian Vaughan Collection)

2474 waits at the Shipston branch side of the Up Main platform at
Moreton-in-Marsh (photo: Peter Barlow/Adrian Vaughan Collection)

2474 attracts a lot of attention at Shipston-on-Stour
(photo: Peter Barlow/Adrian Vaughan Collection)

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