30th May 1959

Stephenson Locomotive Society
Birmingham Area Rail Tour

Locos Used at least 58167, 58271 & 58283
Stock Used 6x LMS corridor coaches
DMU Used 6x ?Metro-Cammell? set

Route : reporting number W721 throughout

Tour Traction Route
'Part 1' 58283 (1) Birmingham New Street – Monument Lane – Harborne Jn – Harborne
'Part 1' 58271 (2) (4) Harborne – Harborne Jn - Monument Lane – Birmingham New Street – Proof House Jn – Aston – Perry Barr Station Jn – Soho East Jn – Soho North Jn – Galton Jn – Smethwick Junction – Old Hill – Halesowen – Longbridge – Kings Norton – Bordesley Jn – St Andrews Jn – Proof House Jn – Birmingham New Street
'Part 2' DMU as listed Birmingham New Street – Monument Lane – Soho East Jn – Perry Barr North Jn – Bescot – Darlaston – Darlaston Old – Wednesbury – Bescot Curve Jn – Pleck Jn – Walsall – Ryecroft Jn – North Walsall – Willenhall Stafford Street – Heath Town Jn – Wolverhampton LL – Cannock Road Jn – Bushbury Jn
'Part 2' DMU as listed Bushbury Jn – Wolverhampton HL – Heath Town Jn – Willenhall Stafford Street – North Walsall Jn – Lichfield Road Jn – Aldridge
'Part 2' DMU as listed Aldridge – Walsall Wood – Conduit Colliery
'Part 2' DMU as listed Conduit Colliery – Walsall Wood – Aldridge – Castle Bromwich Jn - Saltley – Bordesley Jn – Lifford – Lifford West Jn – Bourneville – Church Road Jn – Birmingham Central
'Part 2' DMU as listed Birmingham Central – Church Road Jn
'Part 2' DMU as listed Church Road Jn – Birmingham Central  and New Street

Notes :
(1) 58271 on rear.
(2) 58283 on rear.
(3) Route confirmation required - above is what was printed on the tour ticket. Train/locos were photographed at;
(a) 58271 at Birmingham New Street, believed for the tour,
(b) at Harborne, headed by 58283...tailed by 58271,
(c) at Halesowen, headed by 58271,
(d) with 58167 'waiting to act as banker',
(e) DMU at Conduit Colliery (Brownhills) & Birmingham Central.
(4) Ian Clark confirms that 58167 was reported as assisting on the Halesowen branch.

Sources : Peter Darke & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


58283 at Harborne, on arrival from New Street (photo: Robert Darlaston)


58271 at Harborne, about to return to New Street, with 58283 on the rear.
(photo: Robert Darlaston)


58271 leads approaching at Harborne Jn (photo: Robert Darlaston)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Clark (SLS & Robert Darlaston)

Location Booked Actual
Birmingham New Street 13.20d ?
Harborne 13.32 ~ 13.50 ??.?? ~ 13.52
Birmingham New Street 14.01 ~ 14.03 14.05 ~ ??.??
Perry Barr Station Jn 14/14 14/20
Soho East Jn 14/19 ?
Smethwick Galton Jn 14.24 ~ 14.26 14.32 ~ 14.35
Smethwick Junction (GW) 14/28 14/37
Old Hill 14/39 14/48
Halesowen 14.45 ~ 14.50 14.55 ~ 15.05
Longbridge 15.02 ~ 15.07 15.35 ~ 15.40
Camp Hill 15/22 16/01
Birmingham New Street 15.28a ~ 16.20d ?
Monument Lane 16/25 ?
Perry Barr North Jn 16/33 ?
Bescot 16/39 ?
Darlaston 16.43 ~ 16.45 ?
Darlaston Old 16.55 ~ 17.05 ?
Wednesbury 17/12 ?
Walsall 17/19 ?
North Walsall Jn 17/23 ?
Heath Town Jn 17.34 ~ 17.40 ?
Wolverhampton LL 17.45 ~ 17.46 ?
Bushbury Jn No.1 17.56 ~ 18.01 ?
Wolverhampton HL 18/07 ?
Heath Town Jn 18/10 ?
North Walsall Jn 18/21 ?
Lichfield Road Jn 18/26 ?
Aldridge 18.30 ~ 18.34 ?
Walsall Wood 18/48 ?
Conduit Colliery 19.15 ~ 19.20 ?
Aldridge 19/58 ?
Castle Bromwich Jn 20/15 ?
Saltley 20/23 ?
Camp Hill 20/29 ?
Lifford Station Jn 20/35 ?
Jn from Lifford 20/43 ?
Church Road Jn 20/51 ?
Birmingham Central 20.55 ~ 21.02 ?
Church Road Jn 21.07 ~ 21.10 ?
Birmingham New Street 21.15a ?


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