26th September 1959

R.C.T.S. (Bristol Branch)
Bristol & South Gloucestershire Rail Tour

Loco Used 9769
Stock Used 3x corridor coaches

Route :

Loco Route
9769 Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol East Depot
9769 Bristol East Depot - (via St Phillips Marsh avoiding line) - South Liberty Jn - West Loop North Jn - Ashton Jn - Canon's Marsh - Bristol Temple Meads
9769 Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol East Box - Lawrence Hill Jn - Avonside Wharf
9769 Avonside Wharf - Lawrence Hill Jn - St Phillips - Lawrence Hill Jn - Fishponds
9769 Fishponds - Kingswood Jn - Ashley Hill Jn -Avonmouth - (via Gloucester Road avoiding line) - St Andrews Road - Henbury - Stoke Gifford - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Thornbury branch - Berkeley Road triangle (all three sides) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Three coaches housed the 150 participants on the ninety mile tour, although it took over two hours to complete the first ten miles! Confirmation of all reversal points is required. Peter Darke has photos in his collection showing the train at Canon's Marsh Goods Line (loco bunker-first) and Fishponds (chimney-first). On the ticket in Peter Darke's collection Berkeley Road and Bristol Temple Meads at the end of the route have been crossed out - reason unknown.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : David Hills (compiled from contemporary reports) & Peter Darke

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