9th September 1956

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
Star Special

Loco Used at least 4056 'Princess Margaret'

Route :

Loco(s) Route

Birmingham Snow Hill - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Hereford - Severn Tunnel Junction - Swindon - Stratford-upon-Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill

    Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. For visits to Hereford shed, Severn Tunnel shed & Swindon Works. 4056 photographed being serviced on Barton Shed at Hereford during this tour and is assumed to have been used throughout as implicated in the tour covering letter. It was stated 4056 would be used but if not available then a Tyseley 'Hall' would substitute. Passengers from Stratford-upon-Avon were able to use the 08.15 service train to reach the tour at no extra charge. Passengers for Stourbridge Junction & Kidderminster were able to return home on the 21.10 from Snow Hill (which was going to be held to connect with the special), at no extra charge.

Sources : Ian Clark (SLS) & Andrew Fairholm

Photo Review

4056 in Swindon works yard (photo: Peter S. Rees/Andrew Fairholm Collection)

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Booked (initial) Booked (revised)
Birmingham Snow Hill 09.43d 09.43d
Stourbridge Junction ??.??a ~ 10.12d ??.??a ~ 10.12d
Kidderminster ??.??a ~ 10.27d ??.??a ~ 10.23d
Hereford Barton 11.48a ~ 12.40d 11.48a ~ 12.25d
Severn Tunnel Junction 14.20a ~ 15.10d 14.00a ~ 14.50d
Swindon Works 16.33a ~ 18.25d 16.03a ~ 18.25d
Stratford-upon-Avon ??.??a ~ 20.27d ??.??a ~ 20.27d
Tyseley ??.??a ~ 21.00d ??.??a ~ 21.00d
Birmingham Snow Hill 21.10a 21.10a

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