1st June 1985
Tudor Rose Outdoor
|55011||Birmingham New Street - Dudley - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Crewe - Goostrey - Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton Jn - Crowthorne Jn - Ashton Moss South Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Park - Manchester Victoria|
|55011||Manchester Victoria - Red Bank CS - Cheetham Hill Jn - Queens Road Jn - Bury|
|55011||Bury - Queens Road Jn - Cheetham Hill Jn - Manchester Victoria|
|55011||Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Philips Park No.3 Jn - Philips Park No.2 Jn - Ashburys - Gorton - Guide Bridge - Godley - Dinting - Glossop|
|55011||Glossop - Dinting - Guide Bridge - Denton - Stockport - Crewe - Dudley - Birmingham New Street|
(1) Dave Spencer comments: This was one of several trips organised by railway employees from the Birmingham area. This was notable for the fact it did rare track 'now gone' from Manchester Victoria to Queens Road via Red Bank. This was a 'dry train' but large amounts of alcohol were consumed at Bury and Glossop. There were no loos in this bubble car and it was necessary to have a 'P stop' at Crewe on the return. This was the last passenger train for Birmingham from Crewe before the remodelling work started.
Source : Dave Spencer
55011 is seen here between Cheetham Hill Jn and Queens Road Jn SB.
(photos: David Ingham)
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