22nd September 1956
|Locos Used||2538, 4056 'Princess Margaret' & 31075|
Route : at least SPL14
London Paddington - High Wycombe - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
|31075 + 2538||Shrewsbury - Welshpool - Machynlleth - Towyn|
|?31075 + 2538?||Towyn - Welshpool - Shrewsbury|
|?4056?||Shrewsbury - Stratford - Kingham - Oxford - Thame - London Paddington|
(1) Originally uploaded as running on 29th September, contemporary sources including 'Talyllyn Railway A.G.M. Specials' gives the running date as 22nd September and this is supported by the tickets and published photographs.
(2) Locos 4 & 6 were used on the Talyllyn Railway - further details required.
(3) 31075 was photographed piloting 2538 near Talerddig carrying headcode SPL14 - was this headcode used throughout?
Sources : David Whittaker, John Clifford,
John Debens, Brian Halford, Steve Armitage
& book: 'Talyllyn Railway A.G.M. Specials'
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
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