12th May 1962

R.C.T.S. (East Midlands Branch)
Groby Rail Tour

Locos Used 58148 & Groby Quarries loco No.2 (Hunslet of 1915)
DMU Used 3-car set

Route : 1T05 (throughout?)

Traction Stock Route
DMU DMU as listed Leicester London Road - Knighton North Jn - Knighton West Jn - Kirby Muxloe - Desford Jn - Desford
58148 brake vans Desford - Desford Jn - Glenfield Jn - Leicester West Bridge
58148 brake vans Leicester West Bridge - Glenfield Jn
2 open wagons Glenfield Jn - Groby Quarries
2 open wagons Groby Quarries - Glenfield Jn
DMU DMU as listed Glenfield Jn - Desford Jn - Desford
DMU DMU as listed Desford - Desford Jn - Kirby Muxloe - Knighton West Jn - Knighton South Jn
DMU DMU as listed Knighton South Jn - Knighton North Jn - Leicester London Road

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. The letter accompanying the tickets carried a very unusual requirement for tour passengers, namely; 'Passengers are advised to bring with them a damp cloth to place over the mouth and nose during passage through the narrow bore of Glenfield Tunnel'.

Sources : Gary Thornton, Bob Mitchell & John Debens

Photo Review


From Stuart Gamble's ticket collection.


58148 seen at an unknown location (photo: Bob Mitchell Collection)


Hunslet No.2 at Groby Quarry (photo: RCTS/The John Debens Collection)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Leicester London Road 14.25d
8.24 Desford 14.40a ~ 14.48d
? Glenfield 15min photostop
14.70 Leicester West Bridge 15.25 ~ 15.40
18.61 Glenfield Jn 15.50a ~ ??.??d
? Groby Quarry ??.??a ~ ??.??d
18.61 Glenfield Jn ??.??a ~ 17.30d
20.53 Desford Jn 17.36a ~ 17.40d
27.14 Knighton South Jn 17.52 ~ 17.57
28.56 Leicester London Road 18.00a


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