15th April 1968

Great Western Society
(Cholsey & Wallingford Steam Shuttles)

Loco Used 1466
Stock Used Auto-coach W231W

Route : (multiple runs made)

Loco Route
1466 Cholsey & Moulsford - Wallingford (1)
1466 (1) Wallingford - Cholsey & Moulsford

Notes :
(1) Ran to/from a point just outside
the site of Wallingford station.
(2) Brian Halford comments: On a number of dates in 1967 and 1968 the GWS arranged a special steam hauled service between Cholsey and Wallingford in connection with their Open Days and Wallingford Carnival. Further details (dates, traction & times) required. Also confirmed that it ran on 6th July 1968, formed using 1466 plus an ex-GW auto-coach.
(3) Adrian Vaughan comments: 15th April was Easter Monday - these shuttles may also have run on other days over the Easter break.

Sources : Brian Halford, Adrian Vaughan & Henry Allum

Photo Review

Cine footage of this tour is available on YouTube, courtesy of Bob Bishop.

1466 chugs along the branch in a timeless scene (photos: Adrian Vaughan)

Drivers Stan Webb (left) & Chris Preece pose with the train in the
Wallingford branch sidings just outside Cholsey & Moulsford station.
(photo: Adrian Vaughan)

Two tickets from Brian Halford's ticket collection,
Top one is dated 15/04/1968, bottom one is undated.

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