25th May 1957

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
North Staffordshire Rail Tour (Part 1)

Loco(s) Used at least 42627

Route : W725 (throughout?)

Loco(s) Route
????? Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Vauxhall - Aston - Perry Barr - Handsworth Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho North Jn - Dudley Port - Tipton Owen Street - Tipton Curve Jn - Princes End Jn - Wednesbury - Bescot Curve Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Pelsall - Norton Jn - Littleworth Jn - East Cannock Jn - Rugeley Trent Valley - Colwich - Stone - Stoke-on-Trent
????? Stoke-on-Trent - Milton Jn - Endon - Leek Brook South Jn - Leek Brook East Jn - Ipstones - Caldon Quarry
????? Caldon Quarry - (reverse of outward route) - Milton Jn
????? Milton Jn - Biddulph - Congleton Lower Jn - Brunswick Wharf
????? (1) Congleton Brunswick Wharf - Congleton Lower Jn
????? Congleton Lower Jn - Congleton Upper Jn - North Rode
????? North Rode - Leek - Leek Brook North Jn - Leek Brook South Jn - Consall - Froghall Jn - Oakamoor - Alton Towers - Rocester - Uttoxeter North Jn - Uttoxeter East Jn - Tutbury - Marston Jn - Dove Jn - Stretton Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Wichnor Jn - Lichfield TV - Lichfield City - Sutton Coldfield - Aston - Vauxhall - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) Loco propelling.
(2) Route confirmation required - above is from booked times. 42627 seen on the train at Handsworth Park.

Sources : John Clifford, Andrew Fairholm & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


42627 being serviced at Caldon Quarry
(photo: 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)
(scan originally provided by John Debens)


Another photo of 42627 at Caldon Quarry
(photo: 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)


(From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from
Ian Clark (SLS)/Manchester Locomotive Society Library Collection)

Location Booked
Birmingham New Street 13.15d
Vauxhall 13/20
Aston 13/24
Perry Barr Station Jn 13/28
Soho East Jn 13/33
Dudley Port 13/43
Tipton Owen Street 13/46
Wednesbury 13/57
Walsall 14w03 ~ 14w08
Norton Jn 14.16 ~ 14.21
East Cannock Jn 14/57
Rugeley TV 15/09
Colwich 15/13
Stone 15/28
Stoke-on-Trent 15.39 ~ 15.47
Milton Jn 15/57
Endon 16/04
Leek Brook Jn 16/10
Ipstones 16/28
Caldon Quarry 16.38a ~ 16.48d [Bridge No.3]
Ipstones 16/58
Leek Brook Jn 17/13
Endon 17/20
Milton Jn 17.28 ~ 17.36
Heaths Jn 17/51
Congleton Lower Jn 18.06 ~ 18.16
Brunswick Wharf 18.21a ~ 18.26d
Congleton Lower Jn 18.36a ~ 18.50d
North Rode 18.58a ~ 19.08d
Leek 19/21
Uttoxeter East Jn 19/49
Tutbury 20w00 ~ 20w05
Marston Jn 20/08
Dove Jn 20/09
Wichnor Jn 20/36
Aston 21/18
Birmingham New Street 21.25a


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