29th April 1956

Stephenson Locomotive Society
S.M.J.R. Rail Tour

Locos Used 43222, 62605 & 73099

Route : Reporting Number M500 (throughout?)

Loco Route
62605

London Kings Cross - Hertford North - Hitchin

43222 Hitchin - Bedford - Olney - Stoke Bruerne - Towcester - Moreton Pinkney - Byfield - Kineton - Stratford (SMJ)
43222 Stratford (SMJ) - Binton - Broom Jn East - Broom Jn North - Alcester - Coughton - Redditch - Barnt Green - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street
73099 Birmingham New Street -Canley - Coventry - Kenilworth - Leamington Spa - Morton Jn - Dunchurch - Rugby Midland - Weedon - Bletchley - Watford Junction - London Euston

    Notes :
(1) 43222 carried reporting number M500.
(2) It had been hoped to have a Clan Pacific for the final leg but none were available.

Sources : John Clifford (from contemporary sources) & David Whittaker

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Debens)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0 Kings Cross 09.14d 09.14
5 Wood Green 09/26 09/24
13 Cuffley 09/39 09/37
20 Hertford North 09/49 09/46
29 Langley Jn 10/01 09/59
34 Hitchin 10L13 ~ 10L20 10.08 ~ 10.21
41 Shefford 10/32 10/33
43 Southill 10/37 10/38
? Bedford No.1 10/50 ?
50 Bedford 10.55 ~ 11.00 10.53 ~ 11.09
52 Oakley Jn 11/14 11/13
56 Turvey 11/21 11/23
61 Olney 11/27 11/29
64 Ravenstone Wood Jn 11/34 11/33
75 Towcester 11/59 11/54
79 Blakesley 12/10 12/02
85 Woodford West Jn 12/22 12/17
86 Byfield 12.25 ~ 12.30 ??.?? ~ 12.36
93 Fenny Compton 12/52 12/52
100 Kineton 13/21 13/11
104 Ettington 13/34 13/20
110 Stratford-upon-Avon (Old Town) 13.47 ~ 14.17 13.34 ~ 14.21
? Broom Jn East 14/43 14/43
116 Broom Jn North 14/44 15/44
119 Alcester 14/50 14/50
123 Studley 14/57 15/01
126 Redditch 15/03 15/10
130 Barnt Green 15/15 15/22
138 Selly Oak 15/27 15/34
141 Birmingham New Street 15.34 ~ 15.42 15.40 ~ 15.52
? Canley Halt 16/03 16/13
160 Coventry q16/06 16/15
? Gibbett Hill 16/11 16/21
164 Kenilworth Jn 16/15 16.24 ~ 16.30
169 Leamington Spa 16/25 16/37
174 Morton Jn 16/35 16/46
184 Rugby Midland 16.53 ~ 16.58 17.11 ~ 17.17
197 Weedon 17/20 17.43 ~ 17.45
205 Blisworth 17/37 17/58
207 Roade 17/41 18/07
220 Bletchley 17/55 18/34
235 Tring 18/13 18/49
249 Watford Junction 18.29 ~ 18.31 19.05 ~ 19.06
262 Willesden Junction 18/45 19/18
267 Euston 19.00a 19.26


Photo Review


62605 seen stabled at Kings Cross (photo: The John Debens Collection)


43222 takes water at Bedford (photo: The John Debens Collection)


Watering again - this time at Byfield (photo: The John Debens Collection)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


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