25th March 1972

D.A.A. Railtour Society
Severn Valley

Locos Used 1 'Scafell Pike', 1679 & Steam: 8233

Route :

Loco(s) Route
1679 London Victoria - Battersea Park - Clapham Junction - Selhurst - East Croydon - Redhill - Deepdene - Guildford - Ash - Wokingham - Reading - Didcot East Jn - (via station avoiding line) - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Evesham - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster
buses Kidderminster - Bridgnorth
8233 Bridgnorth - Hampton Loade
8233 Hampton Loade - Bridgnorth
buses Bridgnorth - Kidderminster
1679 Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Smethwick West - Birmingham New Street
1 + 1679 Birmingham New Street - Water Orton - Whitacre Jn - Abbey Jn - Midland Jn - Hinckley - Market Harborough - Kettering - Wellingborough
1679 Wellingborough - (via Bedford station avoiding line) - St Albans - Brent Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Kew East Jn - Kew New Jn - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Alan Osborn comments: Included a Bus transfer from Kidderminster to Hampton Loade for the 15.30 service to Bridgnorth and back on the 16.05 train (this being the Severn Valley in its infancy when only Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade was operational).  My notes do mention Bewdley station so we might have a had a stop-over there on the way but I haven't recorded the times.


From Alan Osborn's ticket collection.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout) & Alan Osborn

Tour Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Victoria 08.38d 08.40
Balham Jn 08/48 08/52
Streatham Jn 08/49 08/53
Windmill Bridge Jn 08/54 09/03
East Croydon 08.55a ~ 08.57d 09.05 ~ 09.06
Coulsdon North 09/04 09/14
Redhill 09.12a ~ 09.15d 09.23 ~ 09.25
Reigate 09/20 09/29
Betchworth 09/24 09/32
Chilworth 09/41 09/46
Shalford 09/46 09/48
Shalford Jn 09/48 09.49a ~ 09.51d
Guildford 09.51a ~ 09.52d 10.03 ~ 10.04
Ash 10/02 10/14
Wokingham 10/16 10.29a ~ 10.30d
Earley 10/21 10/35
Reading General 10.27a ~ 10.29d 10.42 ~ 10.53
Didcot East Jn 10/45 11/09
Didcot North Jn 10/46 11/10
Oxford 10.58a ~ 11.00d 11.20 ~ 11.21
Wolvercot Jn 11/05 11/25
Charlbury 11/18 11/35
Ascott-under-Wychwood 11/21 11/37
Kingham 11/25 11/41
Morton-in-Marsh 11/34 11/47
Honeybourne 11/44 11/59
Evesham 11/53 12/04
Pershore 11/59 12/12
Norton Jn 12/02 12/17
Worcester Shrub Hill 12.07a ~ 12.10d 12.23 ~ 12.25
Droitwich Spa 12/19 12/23
Kidderminster 12.30a ~ 17.30d 12.44 ~ 17.36
Stourbridge Junction 17/38 17/45
Smethwick West 17/52 17.59a ~ 18.02d
Birmingham New Street 18.03a ~ 18.10d 18.11 ~ 18.16
Water Orton 18/20 18/28
Nuneaton Abbey Street 18/40 18/49
Nuneaton Midland Jn 18/43 18/52
Narborough 18/57 19.11a ~ 19.12d
Wigston 19.04a ~ 19.06d 19.26 ~ 19.35
Kibworth 19/12 19/43
Market Harborough 19/17 19/50
Desborough North 19/22 19/55
Kettering 19/28 19/59
Wellingborough 19.35a ~ 19.43d 20.06 ~ 20.11
Sharnbrook 19/54 20/21
Bedford Midland Road 20/03 20/26
Luton Midland Road 20/21 20/41
St Albans City 20/32 20/52
Hendon 20/47 21/46
Brent No.2 20.51a ~ 21.01d 21.48 ~ 21.53
Dudding Hill Jn 21/05 21/57
Acton Wells Jn 21/18 22/03
South Acton 21/22 22/06
Kew East Jn 21/24 22/08
Barnes 21/33 22/15
Clapham Junction 21.38a ~ 21.39d 22.21 ~ 22.25
Longhedge Jn 21/43 22/29
Stewarts Lane 21/45 22/31
Victoria 21.52a 22.38


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