28th July 1968

Severn Valley Railway Society / Manchester Rail Travel Society
Farewell to B.R. Steam

Locos Used D1946? (3), 45073, 45156 'Ayrshire Yeomanry', 48773, 70013 'Oliver Cromwell', 75019 & 75027
Stock Used load 10?

Route : 1L43 (?throughout?)

Loco(s) Route
D1946? (3) Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton HL - Stafford - Norton Bridge (4) - Stone - Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Macclesfield - (4) Cheadle Hulme - Stockport Edgeley - Manchester Victoria
70013 Manchester Victoria - Tyldesley - Wigan North Western - Farington Jn - Hellifield - Wennington - Carnforth
75019 & 75027 Carnforth - Wennington - Hellifield - Skipton
45073 & 45156 Skipton - Bamber Bridge - Wigan - Bolton - Blackburn - Rose Grove
48773 Rose Grove - Copy Pit - Rochdale - Bury - Bolton - Manchester Victoria
D1946? (3) Manchester Victoria (2) - Ashburys - Romiley - Stockport Edgeley
electric Stockport Edgeley - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) An advertising leaflet gave the tour name as 'Preservation Special No.3'
(2) D5209 was called on at Manchester Victoria as bank engine to Miles Platting but despite being positioned at rear of train was not used and did not assist.
(3) Advised initially as D1906 on the outward leg, a timing sheet and tour advertising leaflet seen by the Webmaster are both hand-marked that D1948 was the loco between
Birmingham and Manchester. David Wignall  however has the loco used from Wolverhampton to Manchester Victoria as D1946. The return leg between Manchester Victoria & Stockport Edgeley was originally uploaded as having been hauled by either D1948 or 48773 however David Wignall's records have this leg as hauled also by D1946.
(4) Route originally uploaded as routed via Crewe however David Wignall's records have it as via Stoke-on-Trent.

Sources : David Wignall (joined/left the train at Wolverhampton), David Hills,
Leonard Rogers, Phil Durrell,
James King & Bob Bishop

Photo Review


45073 leads 45156 at Blackburn (photo: Alan Sainty Collection)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from James King, John Debens & David Wignall)

Location Booked Actual
Birmingham New Street 08.00d 08.00
Wolverhampton HL 08/18 08.18 ~ 08.20
Cheadle Hulme 09/34 09.49 ~ 09.50
Stockport Edgeley 09.38 ~ 09.41 09.58 ~ 10.00
Droylsden 09/54 10/14
Manchester Victoria 10L05 ~ 10L21 10.21 ~ 10.35
Kenyon Jn 10/41 10/54
Golbourne Jn 10/48 11/00
Wigan North Western 11/00 11/12
Lostock Hall Jn 11/24 11/35
Bamber Bridge 11/27 11/37
Blackburn 11w43 ~ 11w53 11.55 ~ 12.08
Clitheroe 12/13 12/29
Hellifield 12/33 12/49
Settle Jn 12/38 12/54
Wennington 13/01 13/12
Carnforth 13L17 ~ 13L50 13.27 ~ 13.56
Settle Jn 14/36 14/37
Skipton 14.54 ~ 15.14 14.54 ~ 15.14
Colne 15/32 15/33
Blackburn 16w06 ~ 16w10 16.01 ~ 16.25
Lostock Hall Jn 16/25 16/40
Euxton Jn 16/36 16/46
Chorley 16/42 16/52
Lostock Jn 16/51 17/02
Bolton West Jn 16/56 17/07
Walton Sidings 17/12 17/21
Darwen 17/17 17/25
Rose Grove 17L44 ~ 18L04 17.58 ~ 18.24
Copy Pit 18/19 18/39
Todmorden 18/29 18/47
Rochdale 18/40 19/00
Bury 18/51 19/12
Burnden Jn 19/03 19/25
Windsor Br. No. 3 19/17 19/40
Manchester Victoria 19L21 ~ 19L41 19.45 ~ 19.55
Droylsden 19/52 20/07
Stockport Edgeley 20L05 ~ 20L11 20.20 ~ 20.38
Cheadle Hulme 20/15 20/43
Macclesfield ? 20/55
Stoke-on-Trent ? 21.16 ~ 21.20
Wolverhampton HL 21.30a ~ ??.??d 22.05 ~ ??.??
Birmingham New Street 21.50a 22.24


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