27th July 1957

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
Kington Centenary Rail Tour

Loco Used 1455
Stock Used W242W+W243W

Route :

Loco Route
1455 Tenbury Wells - Woofferton - Kington Jn - Leominster
1455 Leominster - Kington Jn - Pembridge - Titley - Kington - Dolyhir
1455 Dolyhir - Kington - Titley - Forge Crossing Halt - Presteign
1455 Presteign - Forge Crossing Halt - Titley - Kington
1455 Kington - Titley - Pembridge - Kington Jn - Leominster
1455 Leominster - (reverse of outward route) - Woofferton

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. Passengers from Birmingham arrived via the 12.45 Birmingham Snow Hill as far as Kidderminster where they changed for the 14.00 service via Bewdley and Cleobury Mortimer to Tenbury Wells. After the tour the same passengers returned on the 19.50 from Woofferton (requiring to book their own single tickets as far as Tenbury Wells).

Sources : John Debens & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


1455 at Leominster (photo: 2015 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)
(scan originally provided by John Debens)


Two photos of the train taken during the stop at Dolyhir
(photo: 2016 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)


Watering 1455 at the Kington reversal

(photo: 2016 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)
(scan originally provided by John Debens)


At Titley (photo: 2016 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Stephen Bragg courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Tenbury Wells 14.58d -
Wofferton 15.08a ~ 15.12d 19.38a
Leominster 15.21a ~ 15.30d 19.18a ~ 19.28d
Kington Jn ? ?
Pembridge 15.55 ~ 16.00 18/54
Titley 16/14 18/42
Kington - 18.29 ~ 18.36
Titley - 18.14 ~ 18.22
Presteign - 17.42 ~ 17.50
Titley - 17/20
Kington Goods (old station) 16.20a ~ 16.32d 17w09 ~ 17w15
Dolyhir 16.50a 16.52d


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