7th September 1958

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
(Special Train to Gloucester, Swindon and Didcot)

Locos Used at least 3440 'City of Truro' & 4900 'Saint Martin'
Stock Used rake including BR mark 1 W9264

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford-upon-Avon - Gloucester Central - Yate - Westerleigh - Swindon - Didcot - Stratford-upon-Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
(1) Route & traction confirmation required - for visits to both sheds at Gloucester and also Swindon Works. 3440 'City of Truro' was filmed at Swindon on this train and there is also now a photo of 4900 at Swindon on the train. A pre-tour advert suggests a change of traction was booked at Westerleigh, to 3440 'City of Truro'. Two buses ran a shuttle service between Gloucester Central station and the entrance to the former G.W. and Midland Loco Sheds.

Sources : John Debens, Ian Clark (SLS) & Rick Brewer

Photo Review

4900 'Saint Martin' at Swindon (photo: The Alan Sainty Collection)

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Birmingham Snow Hill 09.15d 21.11a
Stratford-upon-Avon ??.??a ~ 09.56d 20.20a ~ ??.??d
Gloucester Central 10.53a ~ 12.30d -
Didcot - 18.15a ~ 18.55d
Swindon Works 14.07a 17.32d

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