23rd April 1960

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Area Rail Tour

DMU Used M50797+M593??+M50755

Route : reporting number M985

DMU Route
as listed Derby Midland - London Road Jn - Spondon
as listed Spondon - Chaddesden South Jn - Derby North Jn - Ambergate South Jn - (via Ambergate avoiding line) - Ambergate North Jn - Crich Jn - Butterley - Riddings Jn - Pye Bridge Jn - Blackwell South Jn - Blackwell East Jn - 'B' Winning colliery sidings - New Hucknall Colliery
as listed New Hucknall Colliery - Blackwell East - Tibshelf East Jn - Teversall - Pleasley Jn - Mansfield Town - Mansfield North Jn - Mansfield East Jn - Rufford Jn (Mid) - Clipstone Colliery
as listed Clipstone Colliery - Rufford Jn LNE (GC) - Bilsthorpe Colliery
as listed Bilsthorpe Colliery - Bilsthorpe Colliery Jn (GC)
as listed Bilsthorpe Colliery Jn (GC) - Blidworth Colliery
as listed Blidworth Colliery - Blidworth Jn (Mid)
as listed Blidworth Jn (Mid) - Rufford Jn (Mid) - Mansfield Colliery Jn - Mansfield East Jn - Mansfield South Jn - Kirkby in Ashfield - Pye Bridge Jn - Trowell Jn - Toton Jn - Meadow Lane Jn - Trent Jn
as listed Trent Jn - Trent - (via Trent North curve) - Spondon - London Road Jn - Derby Midland

Notes :
(1) Tour was photographed at Hucknall, Clipstone, Bilsthorpe & Blidworth Collieries. Birmingham area members travelled to Derby using the 12.48 service train from New Street, returning on the 21.25 ex-Derby as far as Tamworth from where buses were organised (with ETA back at Birmingham approx. 23.15).
(1) Centre vehicle believed to have been either M59312 or M59322, confirmation required.

Sources : David Hills, John Debens, Peter Darke & John Turner

Photo Review


The tour at New Hucknall Colliery
(photo: W.A. Camwell / Stephenson Locomotive Society)


Above & below: the stop, at Bilsthorpe Colliery
(photo: 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)
(scan originally provided by John Debens)


Another opportunity for photos, this time at Blidworth Colliery
(photo: 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Booked
Derby Midland 14.05d
London Road Jn 14/06
Spondon 14.11 ~ 14.14 [Bay]
Chaddesden South Jn 14/17
Derby North Jn 14/21
Ambergate 14/36 [AL]
Butterley 14/36
Pye Bridge 14/56 [GL]
Blackwell South Jn 15/02
Blackwell East Jn 15/05
'B' Winning Colliery Sidings 15/12
New Hucknall Colliery 15.17 ~ 15.27
'B' Winning Colliery Sidings 15/32
Blackwell East 15/39 [via 2nd Down GL]
Tibshelf East Jn 15/43
Teversall 15/55
Pleasley Jn 16/17
Mansfield Town 16.25 ~ 16.27
Mansfield North Jn 16/29
Mansfield East Jn 16/31
Mansfield Colliery Jn 16/36
Rufford Jn (Mid) 16.43 ~ 16.45
Clipstone Colliery 17.05 ~ 17.10
Rufford Jn LNE (GC) 17/25
Bilsthorpe Colliery 17.45 ~ 17.55
Bilsthorpe Colliery Jn (GC) 18.10 ~ 18.15
Blidworth Colliery 18.43 ~ 18.53
Blidworth Jn (Mid) 19/02
Rufford Jn (Mid) 19/07
Mansfield Colliery Jn 19/12
Mansfield East Jn 19/18
Mansfield South Jn 19/20
Sutton Jn 19/24
Kirkby-in-Ashfield 19/27
Pye Bridge 19/39
Trowell 19/50
Toton Jn 19/56 [GL]
Meadow Lane Jn 20/02
Trent Jn 20.12 ~ 20.14 [via North curve]
Sawley Jn 20/19
London Road Jn 20/29
Derby Midland 20.30a


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