17th March 1979

L.C.G.B.
West Midlands Area DMU Rail Tour

DMU Used 2-car Metro Cammell unit

Route :

DMU Used Route
as listed Crewe - Stoke-on-Trent - Rugeley - Hednesford - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn -Bescot - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton
as listed Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall
as listed Walsall - Pleck Jn - Bescot - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Kenilworth - Leamington Spa
as listed Leamington Spa - Kenilworth - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
as listed Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Redditch
as listed Redditch - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Park Lane Jn - Sutton Park - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe

Notes:
(1) Some LCGB paperwork carried the apparent alternative railtour name "Birmingham Area DMU Rail Tour".

Sources : David Hills & John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Crewe 10.30d ?
15.01 Stoke-on-Trent 10.52 ~ 10.53 ?
33.63 Colwich 11/17 ?
36.52 Rugeley 11.20a ~ 11.22d ??.?? ~ 11.43
41.52 Hednesford 11/32 11/54
51.11 Ryecroft Jn 11/48 12/11
51.51 Walsall 11/51 12/13
52.36 Pleck Jn 11/54 ?
5?.23 Bescot 11/56 12/18
57.59 Perry Barr North Jn 12/01 12/24
58.08 Perry Barr West Jn 12/02 ?
60.11 Soho East Jn 12/11 ?
60.39 Soho South Jn 12/12 12/30
62.31 Birmingham New Street 12/18 12/36
63.14 Proof House Jn 12/20 12/40
65.18 Aston 12/23 12/43
67.50 Perry Barr North Jn 12/26 12/46
72.06 Bescot 12p32a ~ 12p40d 12.53 ~ 13.00
76.25 Portobello Jn 12/50 13/07
78.27 Wolverhampton 12.55 ~ 12.59 13.12 ~ 13.15
80.29 Portobello Jn 13/03 13/19
83.29 Darlaston Jn 13/10 13/23
84.29 Pleck Jn 13/12 ?
85.13 Walsall 13.14 ~ 13.18 13.27 ~ 13.29
85.77 Pleck Jn 13/20 ?
86.64 Bescot 13/22 13/36
91.26 Perry Barr North Jn 13/27 ?
93.42 Aston 13/32 13/45
96.38 Stechford 13/39 13/50
111.64 Coventry 14.00a ~ 14.02d 14.05 ~ 14.06
121.03 Leamington Spa 14.16 ~ 14.22 14.20 ~ 14.30
130.22 Coventry 14.37a ~ 14.39d 14.44 ~ 14.45
148.57 Proof House Jn 14/59 15/09
149.48 Birmingham New Street 15.01 ~ 15.10 15.10 ~ 15.15
150.23 Proof House Jn 15/12 15/17
151.34 St Andrews Jn 15/15 15/20
151.63 Bordesley Jn 15/16 15/21
152.40 Camp Hill 15/18 ?
156.69 Kings Norton 15/28 15/29
161.64 Barnt Green 15/35 15/38
166.38 Redditch North 15/46 ?
167.00 Redditch 15.47a ~ 15.57d 15.49 ~ 15.58
167.42 Redditch North 15/58 ?
172.16 Barnt Green 16/08 16/09
177.11 Kings Norton 16/13 16/17
181.37 Church Road Jn 16/20 ?
182.38 Birmingham New Street 16/28 16.29 ~ 16.29
183.21 Proof House Jn 16/30 16/31
184.22 Landor Street Jn 16/32 16/32
188.72 Castle Bromwich Jn 16/37 16/41
189.57 Park Lane Jn 16/39 16/43
201.27 Ryecroft Jn 16/57 17/01
201.67 Walsall 17/02 17/02
202.52 Pleck Jn 17/03 ?
203.52 Darlaston Jn 17/04 17/06
206.52 Portobello Jn 17/12 17/11
208.54 Wolverhampton 17.16a ~ 17.17d 17.12 ~ ??.??
223.71 Stafford 17.34a ~ 17.35d ?
229.22 Norton Bridge 17/42 ?
239.22 Madeley 17/53 ?
247.28 Crewe 18.03a ?


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