25th August 1957
Society (Midland Area)
City of Truro
|Loco Used||3440 'City of Truro'|
|3440||Birmingham Snow Hill - Bordesley South Jn - Tyseley - Solihull - Hatton - Leamington Spa - Oxford - Aynho Jn - Didcot North Jn - ??? - ?Compton? - Newbury - ?Burghclere - Whitchurch Town - Winchester Chesil - Shawford Jn - Eastleigh? - Eastleigh Works Siding|
|3440||Eastleigh Works Siding - Eastleigh - Romsey - ?Kimbridge Jn Stockbridge? - Andover Junction - Ludgershall - Grafton Curve Jn - Severnake HL - Marlborough - Swindon Town - Ruskey Platt Jn - Rodbourne Lane Works Siding|
|3440||Rodbourne Lane Works Siding - Foxhall Jn - Didcot North Jn - Aynho Jn - Oxford - Yarnton - Kingham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Honeybourne South Loop Jn - Honeybourne East Jn - Long Marston - Stratford-upon-Avon - Bearley West Jn - ??? - Birmingham Snow Hill|
(1) Due to the late change of return routing it was necessary for Leamington Spa passengers to detrain at Stratford-upon-Avon and catch the 21.45 service train to Leamington Spa. Conversely it gave the opportunity for Stratford-upon-Avon passengers to participate; using the 09.05 service to Leamington Spa to join the special. The service trains were available to tour participants at no extra charge.
(2) Route confirmation required - above is believed correct based on most logical routing between the known timing points.
Sources : John Clifford (from contemporary
sources) & Mike Barnsley
From Mike Barnsleys ticket collection.
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS))
|Location||Booked (out)||Original Booked (rtn)||Revised Booked (rtn)|
|Birmingham Snow Hill||09.10d||21.50a||22.00a|
|Leamington Spa||??.??a ~ 09.43d||21.10a ~ ??.??d||-|
|Stratford-upon-Avon||-||-||21.17a ~ ??.??d|
|Swindon Rodbourne Lane Works Siding||-||17.15a ~ 19.10d||17.15a ~ 19.10d|
|Eastleigh Works Sidings||13.05a||14.40d||14.40d|
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