17th November 1962

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain
The King Commemorative Rail Tour

Locos Used 2210, 6018 & 6631

Route : 1Z28 throughout

Loco Route
6018 London Paddington - Park Royal - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Aynho Jn - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Hatton - Tyseley - Birmingham Snow Hill - Hockley - Wolverhampton Low Level
6631 Wolverhampton Low Level - Oxley Branch Jn - Wombourn - Brettell Lane - Stourbridge Junction
6631 Stourbridge Junction - Brettell Lane - Dudley - Dudley Port High Level - Spon Lane - Soho - Soho Road - Perry Barr - Stechford - Berkswell - Kenilworth Jn - Kenilworth - Leamington Spa Exchange Sidings - Leamington Spa
2210 Leamington Spa - Fenny Compton - Towcester - Blisworth - Roade - Denbigh North Jn - (via Bletchley Flyover) - Claydon LNE Jn - Calvert - Grendon Underwood Jn - Akeman Street - Ashendon Jn - Princes Risborough - Northolt East Jn - Wembley Hill - Neasden South Jn - London Marylebone

Notes :
(1) Bill Armstrong comments: 'the motive power on the Leamington-Marylebone leg was shown in the itinerary as an ex-LMS 2P 4-4-0 but participants were advised that the survivors were not in a good enough condition to have been used. I regret that I cannot now recall whether this was on the day of the tour or when tickets were sent out; I think that the former is more likely'.
(2) David Pearson comments: I was looking forward to the photo stop on the SMJ at Blakesley, but it was too dark and the result was blurred.

Sources : Terry Jackson, Mike Morant & David Pearson

Photo Review


6018 on the train at Hockley (photo: David Pearson)


Two of Brian Burrows photographs show 6018 & 2210 at Leamington Spa.


6631 at Stourbridge Junction (photo: David Pearson)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Terry Jackson)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Paddington 08.50d
3.22 Old Oak Common West Jn 08/57
7.64 Greenford 09/02
10.05 Northolt East Jn 09/05
26.44 High Wycombe 09/24
34.54 Princes Risborough 09/35
44.04 Ashendon Jn 09/44
57.16 Ardley 09/59
62.33 Aynho Jn 10/04
67.38 Banbury 10/09
87.28 Leamington Spa 10/28
93.36 Hatton 10/36
100.16 Knowle & Dorridge 10/43
107.27 Tyseley 10/50
110.53 Birmingham Snow Hill 10.55a ~ 11.08d
111.44 Hockley 11p11a ~ 11p20d
113.69 Handsworth Jn 11/26
123.03 Wolverhampton Low Level 11.41a ~ 11.50d
124.63 Oxley Middle Jn 11/56
125.44 Oxley Branch Jn 11/58
130.65 Warnbairn 12/09
134.42 Baggeridge Jn 12/17
137.21 Kingswinford South Jn 12/22
139.44 Stourbridge Jn 12p30a ~ 12p42d
145.44 Dudley 12.58a ~ 13.06d
146.34 Sedgeley Jn 13/11
146.77 Dudley Port (High Level) 13/17
151.65 Soho Soap Works Jn 13/30
152.02 Soho East Jn 13/32
154.36 Perry Barr Station Jn 13/38
156.02 Aston 13/43
159.18 Stechford 13/50
168.66 Berkswell 14/04
173.23 Kenilworth Jn 14/13
178.03 Leamington Milverton 14/20
178.06 Leamington Exchange Sidings 14.24a ~ 14.34d
179.05 Leamington South 14/35
190.13 Fenny Compton 14.51a ~ 14.58d
198.17 Woodford West Jn 15/15
204.19 Blakesley 15p27a ~ 15p32d
208.37 Towcester 15/41
212.53 Blisworth 15/48
215.48 Roade 16/02
227.47 Denbigh Hall 16/19
228.67 Bletchley 16/24
236.02 Winslow 16w34a ~ 16w40d
241.48 Claydon LNE Jn 16/54
242.28 Calvert 16/57
244.24 Grendon Underwood Jn 17/01
250.21 Ashenden Jn 17/10
259.67 Princes Risborough 17/25
267.61 High Wycombe 17/39
284.20 Northolt Jn East 18/04
290.44 Neasden South Jn 18/16
295.57 Marylebone 18.25a


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