11th September 1960

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
Somerset and Dorset 2-8-0 Rail Tour

Loco Used 53804
Stock Used 5 coaches

Route :

Loco Route
53804 Bath Green Park - Radstock - Evercreech Junction - Templecombe
53804 Templecombe - (reverse of outward route) - Bath Green Park

Notes :
(1) 53804 photographed at Evercreech Junction. There was an extra stop at Radstock of 7mins to view the engines.
(2) Half-Day excursion facilities were available from Paddington to Bath. Birmingham Area members were to travel on the 10:35 from New Street staion, booking their own Half-Day tickets (13/6d). Upon arrival at Bristol they then had to re-book to Bath (Cheap-Day fare 2/3d) and travel on the 13:25 to Bath Spa, thence on foot to Green Park station. After the special members were able to travel on the 19:05 Bath Green Park to Mangotsfield, where the 19:45 ex-Bristol was to call additionally at approx. 19:58 - Half Day tickets were however not valid on the 19:42 Mangotsfield to Birmingham and an excess fare would be charged for any members using that service.

Sources : John Clifford & Tony Davies/Ian Clark (both: SLS)

Photo Review


53804 at Bath Green Park.
(photo: W.A. Camwell / Stephenson Locomotive Society)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tony Davies/Ian Clark (both: SLS))

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bath Green Park 14.40d 14.40   18.35a 18.44
Bath Jn 14/42 ?   18/33 ?
Midford 14/50 ?   18/25 ?
Radstock North 15/00 ?   18/17 ?
Masbury Halt 15/23 ?   18/09 ?
Shepton Mallet Charlton Road 15/28 ?   17/58 ?
Evercreech Junction 15w37 ~ 15w45 15.47 ~ ??.??   17w40 ~ 17w45 ?
Templecombe Jn 16/03 ?   17/22 ?
Templecombe Upper 16.05a 16.10   17.20d 17.23


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