13th May 1961

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
Severn & Wye District Tour

Locos Used 6437 & 8701
Stock Used 3x auto-trailer vehicles (formed: auto trailer + 6437 + 2x Auto trailers)

Route :

Train Formation Route
auto-trailer + 6437 + 2x auto-trailers

Gloucester Central - Over Jn - Grange Court - Bullo Pill West Jn - Bilson Jn - Cinderford

2x auto-trailers + 6437 + auto-trailer

Cinderford - Bilson Jn

auto-trailer + 6437 + 2x auto-trailers Bilson Jn - Northern United Sidings
2x auto-trailers + 6437 + auto-trailer

Northern United Sidings - Bilson Jn - Bullo Pill West Jn

auto-trailer + 6437 + 2x auto-trailers

Bullo Pill West Jn - Awre Jn - Lydney Junction

2x auto-trailers + 6437 + auto-trailer

Lydney Junction - Otters Pool Jn

auto-trailer + 6437 + 2x auto-trailers

Otters Pool Jn - Lydney Town - Parkend - Coleford Branch Jn

8701 + 2x auto-trailers + 6437 + auto-trailer Coleford Branch Jn - Coleford
auto-trailer + 6437 + 2x auto-trailers + 8701 Coleford - Coleford Branch Jn - Speech House Road - Serridge Jn
8701 + 2x auto-trailers + 6437 + auto-trailer Serridge Jn - Speech House Road (1)
2x auto-trailers + 6437 + auto-trailer Speech House Road - Coleford Jn - Parkend - Lydney Town - Otters Pool Jn
auto-trailer + 6437 + 2x auto-trailers Otters Pool Jn - Lydney Junction
2x auto-trailers + 6437 + auto-trailer Lydney Junction - Awre Jn - Bullo Pill West Jn - Grange Court - Over Jn - Gloucester Central

Notes :
(1) 8701 was removed at the signal protecting the crossing at Speech House Road.

Sources : Trevor Machell, Chris Harley, Bob Taylor & Peter Greenough (courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS))

Photo Review


8701 poses for photos at Serridge.
(photo: W.A. Camwell / Stephenson Locomotive Society)

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
 


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Peter Greenough courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS))

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Gloucester Central 14.15d 14.15   19.50a ? ?
11.75 Bullo Pill West 14.33 ~ 14.34 14.36 ~ 14.39  
16.69 Bilson Jn 14.50 ~ 14.55 14/55  
17.52 Cinderford 14.57 ~ 15.10 14.59 ~ 15.12  
18.35 Bilson Jn 15.12 ~ 15.20 15.17 ~ 15.19  
19.56 Northern United Colliery Sidings 15.30 ~ 15.35 [Stop Board] 15.25 ~ 15.39  
20.77 Bilson Jn 15.45 ~ 15.50 15.46 ~ 15.47  
25.73 Bullo Pill West 16.05 ~ 16.10 16.05 ~ 16.09  
33.11 Lydney Junction 16.25 ~ 16.30 [ML] 16.23 ~ 16.26   19.14 ~ 19.20 ? ?
33.21 Otters Pool Jn 16.32 ~ 16.37 16.29 ~ 16.32   19.07 ~ 19.12 ? ?
- Engine Shed   18.48 ~ 19.05 ? ?
33.45 Lydney Junction (S&W) 16.38 ~ 16.40 16/36   ? 19.02 ~ ??.?? 57.53
34.23 Lydney Town 16.42 ~ 16.50 16/38   18/46 18.57 ~ 18.59 56.75
37.55 Parkend 16/58 16/49   18/38 18/46 53.44
38.21 Coleford Jn 17.00 ~ 17.05 16.51 ~ 17.09   18/36 18/44 52.78
42.03 Coleford 17.17 ~ 17.30 17.24 ~ 17.31  
45.64 Coleford Jn 17/43 17/54  
47.61 Speech House Road 17/50 18.01 ~ 18.03   18/30 18.29 ~ 18.35 50.81
49.27 Serridge Jn 18.05a 18.09   18.15d 18.23 49.27


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