16th June 1957

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
City of Truro

Loco Used 3440 'City of Truro'

Route :

Loco Route
3440 Wolverhampton LL - Wednesbury Central - West Bromwich - Birmingham Snow Hill - Tyseley - Hatton - Leamington Spa General - Didcot North Jn - Didcot West Jn - Swindon Works
3440 Swindon Works - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton LL

Notes :
(1) Members of the Wolverhampton Locomotive Club also travelled on this special.
(2) It has been reported that 3440 achieved 85mph on the return journey approaching Leamington Spa.

Sources : John Debens, Andrew Fairholm, Robert Darlaston & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review

3440 is seen approaching Birmingham Snow Hill (photo: Robert Darlaston)

3440 at Swindon Works, having worked the train from Wolverhampton.
(photo: 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS)/
Robert Darlaston)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Wolverhampton LL 09.50d 19.47a
Wednesbury Central 10.00d 19.37a
West Bromwich 10.08d 19.30a
Birmingham Snow Hill 10.30d 19.15a
Leamington Spa 10.59d 18.41a
Swindon, Rodbourne Lane Works Siding 13.12a 16.45d

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