12th November 1966

L.C.G.B.
The Shakespearian Rail Tour

Locos Used 7029 'Clun Castle', 34015, 35023 & 70004 'William Shakespeare'
DMU's Used ?????
Stock Used booked for load 9, formed as follows: BSK, 3x SO, RB, 2x SO, BSK

Route :

Traction Route
34015

London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Twickenham - Staines - Virginia Water - Ascot - Wokingham - Earley - Reading

35023

Reading - Didcot East Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Banbury

7029

Banbury - Leamington Spa - Hatton West Jn - Bearley West Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon

70004 Stratford-upon-Avon - Bearley West Jn - Henley-in-Arden - Tylseley - Birmingham Snow Hill - Handsworth Jn - Stourbridge Junction
DMU as listed

Stourbridge Junction - Stourbridge Town

DMU as listed

Stourbridge Town - Stourbridge Junction

7029 Stourbridge Junction - (2) Old Hill - (2) Handsworth Jn - Birmingham Snow Hill - Tyseley - Hatton - Leamington Spa - Banbury
35023 Banbury - Aynho Jn - High Wycombe - Old Oak Common - Kensington Olympia - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) The tour brochure indicated that the leg from Waterloo to Reading was booked to be hauled by 34102 'Lapford' but an addendum confirmed it had been failed and the first leg was then expected to be hauled by 34015. The brochure also detailed the legs that 7029 & 70034 were booked to haul which, from the above information, happened 'as booked'.
(2) Booked route was via Dudley and Swan Village but the London Midland Region operating authority informed the tour operator on the Friday prior to the tour it was not possible to be routed that way due to engine route availability restrictions and track condition and amended timings were issued for Stourbridge Town (departure) and Handsworth Jn.

Sources : Terry Jackson, John Broderick & The Bluebell Railway Museum

Photo Review


7029, probably at Stratford-upon-Avon (photo: Robert W Bridger www.30937.co.uk)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick,
The Bluebell Railway Museum & Chris Totty)

M.C Location Booked {amended} Actual
0.00 Waterloo 08.30d 08.31
2.50 Queens Road ??/?? [TL] 08/38
3.71 Clapham Junction 08/37 08/38
7.04 Barnes 08/43 08/42
11.20 Twickenham 08/52 08/52
13.33 Feltham Jn 08/55 08/56
19.02 Staines 09/03 09/03
23.16 Virginia Water 09/11 09/13
29.01 Ascot 09p20a ~ 09p30d 09.20 ~ 09.28
36.50 Wokingham 09/40 09/40
40.45 Earley 09/45 09/44
42.47 Reading Spur Jn 09/52 09/47
43.38 Reading General 09L55a ~ 10L05d 10.02 ~ 10.13
60.28 Didcot East Jn 10/25 10/34
61.18 Didcot North Jn 10/26 10/35
70.66 Oxford 10/37 [TL] 10/51
73.58 Wolvercot Jn 10/40 10/54
82.47 Heyford 10/50 11/05
88.37 Aynho Jn 10/57 11/10
93.42 Banbury 11L03 ~ 11L11 11.15 ~ 11.27
113.32 Leamington Spa General 11/34 11/49
119.40 Hatton 11/43 11/57
119.72 Hatton West Jn 11/45 11/58
125.04 Bearley West Jn 11/55 12/05
128.61 Stratford-upon-Avon 12L02 ~ 12L12 12.10 ~ 12.23
132.38 Bearley West Jn 12/19 12/32
136.65 Henley-in-Arden 12p26a ~ 12p36d 12.38 ~ 12.47
150.36 Tyseley 12/57 13/10
153.62 Birmingham Snow Hill 13/03 13/16
156.78 Handsworth Jn 13/10 15/02
165.71 Stourbridge Junction 13.30a ~ 13.44d 13.44 ~ 13.50
166.50 Stourbridge Town 13.46a ~ 13.56d 16.52 ~ 14.00
167.29 Stourbridge Junction 13.58a ~ 14.20d
13.58a ~ 14.35d
14.03 ~ 14.35
173.20 Dudley 14.38 ~ 14.43 [shunt] DIV
176.45 Swan Village 14/52 DIV
179.12 Handsworth Jn 14/57 15/02
182.28 Birmingham Snow Hill 15/03 15.09 ~ 15.18
185.54 Tyseley 15/09 15/24
192.64 Knowle & Dorridge 15/15 15/37
199.45 Hatton 15/21 15/43
205.53 Leamington Spa 15/30 15/49
225.43 Banbury 15L56 ~ 16L04 16.13 ~ 16.26
230.48 Aynho Jn 16/12 16/34
235.65 Ardley 16/18 16/41
248.77 Ashenden Jn 16/29 16/57
258.27 Princes Risborough 16/39 17/09
266.37 High Wycombe 16w50 ~ 16w58 17.25 ~ 17.30
282.76 Northolt Jn East 17/17 17/52
289.59 Old Oak Common West 17/25 [RL] 18/07
290.16 Old Oak Common East 17c27 ~ 17c29 18.08 ~ 18.26
290.60 North Pole Jn 17/33 18/29
292.50 Kensington Olympia 17c41 ~ 17c43 18.36 ~ 18.38
295.48 Latchmere Jn 17/50 18/46
296.33 Longhedge Jn 17/52 18/48
296.60 Stewarts Lane Jn 17/54 18/50
298.02 Victoria (Eastern) 18.00a 18.55


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