11th April 1970

Merchant Navy L.P.S., Bullied Pacific P.S. & Southern L.P.S.
The Midlands Enterprise Rail Tour

Locos Used 7585, 7597, 6517 & E3137
Stock Used booked for: BSK, 3x SO, BG, SO, buffet car, 2x SO & BSK

Route : 1Z75 throughout

Loco(s) Route
6517 London Waterloo - Queens Road - Clapham Junction - Barnes - New Kew Jn - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden Jn No 7
E3137 Willesden Jn No 7 - Wembley Central - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Weedon - Rugby - Nuneaton - Lichfield TV - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Crewe - Sandbach - Alderley Edge - Stockport
7585 + 7597 Stockport - Heaton Norris - Guide Bridge - Dinting
7597 + 7585 Dinting - Guide Bridge - Heaton Norris - Stockport
E3137 Stockport - Wimslow - Sandbach - Crewe - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Wolverhampton (High Level) - Dudley Port - Galton Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Coventry - Rugby - Weedon - Bletchley - Watford Junction - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Visits were made to Dinting Railway Centre and Severn Valley Railway (bus From Wolverhampton).

Sources : Alan Costello, John Broderick, Alan Baylis & The Bluebell Railway Museum

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Jakes)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Dinting West Viaduct - a local 1500V dc EMU disappears in the distance.


6115 & 5596 at the Dinting Railway Centre.


Another view of 6115 at Dinting.


More of 5596 & 6115 at Dinting.


WD150, also in steam on this day.


A final view of 5596.


W22W & 3205 at Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley Railway.


43106 on shed at Bridgnorth.


46443 seen from the footbridge at Bridgnorth.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual
Waterloo 08.32d 08.32
Queens Road 08/37 08/38
Clapham Junction 08/39 09/39
Barnes 08/43 08/46
New Kew Jn 08/49 08/52
Kew East Jn 08/52 08/55
South Acton 08/55 08/57
Acton Wells Jn 09/00 09/01
Acton Canal Wharf 09/03 09/03
Willesden Junction No.7 09L06 ~ 09L14 09.06 ~ 09.20
Wembley Central 09/24 09/29
Watford Junction 09.34a ~ 09.37d 09.39 ~ 09.40
Tring 09/49 09/51
Bletchley 10/00 10/08
Roade 10/09 10/22
Blisworth 10/11 10/24
Weedon 10/16 10/28
Rugby Midland 10/26 10/39
Nuneaton 10/37 10/53
Tamworth LL 10/46 11/03
Lichfield TV 10/50 11/10
Armitage 10/54 ?
Colwich 10/58 ?
Milford & brocton 11/00 11/19
Stafford 11/07 11/22
Norton Bridge 11/11 11/26
Madeley 11/18 ?
Crewe 11/27 11/41
Sandbach 11/37 11/40
Alderley Edge 11/46 11/58
Wilmslow 11/48 11/59
Cheadle Hulme 11/51 12/04
Edgeley Jn 11/53 12/07
Stockport Edgeley 11L54 ~ 12L02 12.08 ~ 12.19
Heaton Norris 12/04 ?
Denton Jn 12/10 12/28
Guide Bridge 12/12 12/33
Dinting 12.22a ~ 13.50d 12.50 ~ 14.03
Guide Bridge 13/59 14/16
Denton Jn 14/01 14/18
Heaton Norris 14/06 14/23
Stockport Edgeley 14L08 ~ 14L16 14.25 ~ 14.34
Edgeley Jn 14/17 ?
Cheadle Hulme 14/19 14/39
Wilmslow 14/22 14/43
Alderley Edge 14/24 14/44
Sandbach 14/34 14/53
Crewe 14/44 15/01
Madeley 14/54 15/08
Norton Bridge 15/04 15/16
Stafford 15/08 15/22
Wolverhampton HL 15.25a ~ 19.42d 15.37 ~ 19.39
Dudley Port 19/51 ?
Galton Jn 19/56 ?
Soho South Jn 19/57 ?
Birmingham New Street 20/02 19/58
Proof House Jn 20/06 ?
Coventry 20/28 20/28
Rugby Midland 20/37 20/38
Weedon 20/46 ?
Blisworth 20/51 ?
Roade 20/53 20/53
Bletchley 21/03 21/04
Tring 21/14 ?
Watford Junction 21.25a ~ 21.26d 21.25 ~ 21.26
Willesden Junction 21/38 21/35
Euston 21.45a 21.44


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