30th October 1971

R.C.T.S. (West Midlands Branch)
The Crich Venturer

DMU Used 50326+59125+50306

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Birmingham New Street - Water Orton - Whitacre Jn - Kingsbury Station Jn - Burton-on-Trent -Derby - Whatstandwell
as listed Matlock - Derby - Burton-on-Trent -Wichnor Jn - Lichfield Jn - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Wednesbury - Dudley - Stourbridge Junction
as listed Stourbridge Junction - Smethwick Jn - Handsworth Jn - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
At Whatstandwell buses were provided to visit Crich Tramway museum, returning to Matlock. On the outward trip the journey north of Derby was completed attached to the regular DMU on the Matlock run.

Sources : David Hills (compiled from contemporary reports) & John Broderick

Timings (Actual Only)
(from John Broderick)

M.C Location Actual (out) Actual (rtn) M.C
0.00 Birmingham New Street 10.25d - -
- Birmingham Moor Street - 18.25a 74.09
- Rowley Regis - 18/09 ?
- Stourbridge Junction - 17.55a ~ 17.59d 62.00
- Dudley - 17/40 57.03
- Wednesbury - 17/32 ?
- Walsall - 17.26a ~ 17.27d 50.52
- Brownhills - 17/18 ?
- Lichfield City - 17/09 ?
? Saltley 10/31 - -
7.49 Water Orton 10/41 - -
? Whitacre Jn 10/45 - -
13.03 Kingsbury Jn 10/50 - -
? Tamworth 10/56 - -
26.19 Wichnor Jn 11/02 16/59 38.37
? Burton-on-Trent 11/07 16/53 ?
? Stenson Jn 11/13 16/47 ?
42.37 Derby 11.20a ~ 11.44d
join service train
16.36a ~ 16.40d 17.12
? Duffield 11/51 16/29 ?
? Belper 11.54a ~ 11.55d 16/26 ?
52.67 Ambergate 12.00a ~ 12.02d 16.21a ~ 165.22d ?
54.62 Whatstandwell 12.05a 16.15a ~ 16.17d ?
- Matlock - 16.07d 0.00


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