27th March 1965
Lickey & Midlands Railtour
|Locos Used||D6938, 7029 'Clun Castle', 78042 & 78055|
Route : 1X20 throughout
London Paddington - Oxford - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Bromsgrove - (1) - Barnt Green - Saltley - Tamworth - Burton-on-Trent - Derby - Nottingham
(2) Nottingham - carriage sidings
carriage sidings - Nottingham (2)
Nottingham - (via MML) - Market Harborough - Northampton - Bletchley - Verney Jn - Calvert - Princes Risborough - High Wycombe - London Paddington
(1) Banked up The Lickey by D6938.
(2) Passengers were allowed to remain on the train for Nottingham station to carriage sidings & return.
(3) Pre-tour advertising described the return route as 'Trent Jn thence by MML via Leicester to Kettering. From there, the homeward route is via Northampton, Bletchley...'. It is unclear if this meant the booked route was via Wellingborough.
Sources : Brian Burrows, Bevan Price, Gordon Jakes, John
Debens & Alan Castle
7029 waits to leave Paddington, D1020 alongside.
(photo: Gordon Jakes)
A classic Paddington view (photo: Gordon Jakes)
7029 pauses at Reading (photo: Gordon Jakes)
Another stop, this time Oxford (photo: Gordon Jakes)
...and Worcester Shrub Hill (photo: Gordon Jakes)
6973 outside the workshop at Worcester (photo: Gordon Jakes)
6856, 6155 & 8415 on shed at Worcester (photo: Gordon Jakes)
7029 seen climbing the Lickey (photo: Brian Burrows)
7029 on arrival at Nottingham (photo: Gordon Jakes)
78055 returns from the carriage sidings (photo: Gordon Jakes)
44732 almost alone on Nottingham shed (photo: Gordon Jakes)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
A final shot of what is believed to be this tour - but where is it (Nottingham?)
(Bill Kenning/The Adrian Vaughan Collection)
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