30th - 31st March 1957

Ffestiniog Railway Society
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Locos Used at least 3440 'City of Truro', 5040 'Stokesay Castle' & 7817 'Garsington Manor'
Stock Used booked for 7 coaches

Route :

Date Loco Route
30/03 5040 London Paddington - Old Oak Common West Jn - Greenford - Northolt East Jn - Beaconsfield - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Aynho Jn - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Hatton - Tyseley - Birmingham Snow Hill - Handsworth Jn - Wolverhampton LL
30/03 3440 Wolverhampton LL - Oxley North jn - Wellington - Shrewsbury - Ruabon
30/03 7817 Ruabon - Llangollen - Corwen - Bala Junction - Dolgelly - Barmouth Junction - Barmouth - Harlech - Minffordd (1)
30/03-31/03 ???? Portmadoc - Minffordd - (?reverse of outward route?) - Wolverhampton LL - (4) - Birmingham Show Hill - (?reverse of outward route?) - London Paddington

Ffestiniog Railway - Group A

Date Loco(s) Route
30/03 ? Minffordd - Pen Cob Halt (2)
30/03 ? Boston Lodge Halt - Penrhyndeudraeth
30/03 ? Penrhyndeudraeth - Portmadoc Harbour

Ffestiniog Railway - Group B

Date Loco(s) Route
30/03 ? Minffordd - Penrhyndeudraeth
30/03 ? Penrhyndeudraeth - Portmadoc Harbour
30/03 ? Portmadoc Harbour - Pen Cob Halt (2)
30/03 ? Pen Cob Halt - Portmadoc Harbour

Notes :
(1) For visit to the Ffestiniog Railway. On arrival at Minffordd the tour participants were grouped according to the colour of their tour brochure - Group A (red) and Group B (green). This dictated which train they were to travel on.
(2) For tour of Works and Running Shed.
(3) Loco & route confirmation required for the return leg (believed reverse of outward except where shown). From Shrewsbury there were advertised departures to Manchester at 03.24 (through coach arrive at 06.22) and Liverpool at 03.42 (through coach arrive at 06.45).
(4) Timing sheet comments that a diversion via Dudley and Old Hill was necessary due to engineering works - route confirmation required.


Photo Review

 
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Source : John Debens

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Debens & Andrew Lance)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.0 Paddington 07.40d 07.40
3.3 Old Oak Common West Jn 07/46 07/47
7.8 Greenford 07/51 07/52
10.1 Northolt East Jn 08/03 07/56
21.7
0.0
Beaconsfield 08.07a ~ 08.08d 08.08 ~ 08.09
4.9 High Wycombe 08/15 ?
13.0 Princes Risborough 08/26 08/26
22.3 Ashendon Jn 08/34 ?
35.5 Ardley 08/48 ?
40.7 Aynho Jn 09/01 09/01
45.8 Banbury General 09/09 ?
54.6 Fenny Compton ? ?
65.7 Leamington Spa General 09/30 09/29
71.8 Hatton 09/38 ?
85.6 Tyseley 09/52 ?
89.0
0.0
Birmingham Snow Hill 09.57a ~ 10.00d 09.55 ~ 10.00
3.2 Handsworth Jn 10/06 ?
12.4
0.0
Wolverhampton LL 10L20a ~ 10L27d 10.20 ~ 10.29
2.4 Oxley North Jn 10/32 ?
19.6 Wellington 10/52 10/56
29.8
0.0
Shrewsbury 11.10 ~ 11.20 11.10 ~ 11.18
7.6 Baschurch ? ?
18.1 Gobowen 11/43 ?
25.5
0.0
Ruabon 11L53a ~ 12L01d 11.49 ~ 12.02
0.7 Ruabon South Jn 12/03 ?
6.2 Llangollen 12/13 12/14
6.8 Llangollen Goods Jn 12/14 ?
9.5 Deeside Loop 12t19 ~ 12t20 ?
11.4 Glndyfrdwy 12/25 ?
16.3 Corwen 12t35 ~ 12w41 ?
27.2 Bala Junction 13/00 ?
45.4 Dolgelly 13t36 ~ 13x37 13/34
52.9 Barmouth Junction 13/55 ?
54.5
0.0
Barmouth 14t02 ~ 14x13 14.02 ~ 14.14
5.0 Dyffryn Ardudwy 14/21 ?
7.9 Llanbedr and Pensarn 14/26 ?
10.8 Harlech 14/33 ?
16.5 Penrhyndeudraeth 14/44 ?
17.6 Minffordd 14.47a 14.43
? Portmadoc 23.15d ?
? Shrewsbury 03.12a ~ ??.??d ?
? Wolverhampton LL 04.05a ~ ??.??d ?
? Birmingham Snow Hill 04.55a ~ ??.??d ?
? Leamington Spa 05.22a ~ ??.??d ?
? Banbury 05.52a ~ ??.??d ?
? High Wycombe 06.49a ~ ??.??d ?
? Paddington 07.32a ?

Ffestiniog Railway - Group A

Location Booked
Minffordd 15.00d
Pen Cob Halt 15.05a
Boston Lodge halt 14.40d
Penrhyndeudraeth 17.00a ~ 17.10d
Portmadoc Harbour 17.30a

Ffestiniog Railway - Group B

Location Booked
Minffordd 15.40d
Penrhyndeudraeth 15.50a ~ 16.00d
Portmadoc Harbour 16.20a ~ 16.30d
Pen Cob Halt 16.35a ~ 17.40d
Portmadoc Harbour 17.45a


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