4th January 1959
Society (Midland Area)
Special 'Last Train' Chepstow - Monmouth - Ross-on-Wye - Chepstow
|Locos Used||6412 & 6439|
|Stock Used||8 coaches|
|6439 (1)||Chepstow - Tintern - Redbrook-on-Wye - Monmouth Troy|
|6412 (2)||Monmouth Troy - Symonds Yat - Lydbrook Junction - Ross-on-Wye|
|6439 (1)||Ross-on-Wye - Lydbrook Junction - Symonds Yat - Monmouth Troy|
|6412 (2)||Monmouth Troy - Redbrook-on-Wye - Tintern - Chepstow - Caldecot Jn|
|6439 (1)||Caldecot Jn - Sudbrook Pumping Station|
|6412 (2)||Sudbrook Pumping Station - Caldecot Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction|
(1) 6412 on rear.
(2) 6439 on rear.
(3) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. The train also visited the Sudbrook branch (photographed at Sudbrook Pumping Station, reported as '6439 leading and 6412 on opposite end'). This was the last day of passenger services on the Monmouth to Chepstow & Ross on Wye branches. Train carried a headboard proclaiming "LAST TRAIN MONMOUTH - CHEPSTOW".
(4) A number of service trains called additionally at Chepstow on this date to bring passengers to the tour (advertised were: 09.00 from Bristol Temple Meads, 09.00 from Birmingham Snow Hill, 10.30 from Gloucester Central, 10.25 from Cardiff General and the 10.42 from Newport. Tickets purchased from Gloucester, Cardiff and Newport to Chepstow were valid for return from Severn Tunnel Junction on service trains.
Sources : Chris Harley, Andrew Fairholm & Ian Clark (SLS)
6439 takes water at ?Chepstow? (confirmation required)
(photo: Adrian Vaughan Collection)
6412 is centre-stage in a chilly scene (photo: Adrian Vaughan Collection)
6412 at Monmouth Troy, bound for Chepstow (photo: Adrian Vaughan Collection)
From the John Debens ticket collection.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
|Tintern||11.35a ~ 11.45d||?|
|Redbrook-on-Wye||12.05a ~ 12.15d||?|
|Monmouth Troy||12.22a ~ 12.40d||14.15a ~ 15.30d|
|Symonds Yat||12.55a ~ 13.05d||?|
|Lydbrook Junction||13.10a ~ 13.20d||?|
|Caldicot Jn||15.30 ~ 15.40|
|Sudbrook Pumping Station||15.50a ~ 17.10d|
|Severn Tunnel Junction||17.25a|
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