22nd October 1989

The Institution of Mining Engineers
South Midland Railtour

DMU used set 1 : 54039+53005+51364+59516+51406+51380+59504+51338
set 2 : ?????

Route : 1T06 throughout

DMU Route
set 1 as listed Birmingham New Street - Water Orton - Daw Mill Colliery (1)
set 1 as listed Daw Mill Colliery - Daw Mill GF
set 1 as listed Daw Mill GF - Nuneaton
set 1 as listed Nuneaton - Rugeley
set 1 as listed Rugeley - Rugeley Town Stn
set 1 as listed Rugeley Town Stn - Lea Hall Colliery
set 1 as listed Lea Hall  Colliery - Rugeley Town Stn
set 1 as listed Rugeley Town Stn - Rugeley - Stafford - Madeley Jn
set 1 as listed Madeley Jn - Madeley Chord Jn
set 1 as listed Madeley Chord Jn -  Apedale Jn
set 1 as listed Apedale Jn - Holditch Colliery
set 1 as listed Holditch Colliery - Apedale Jn (2)
set 1 as listed Apedale Jn -  Madeley Road (2) [end of line near Liverpool Road Halt]
set 1 as listed Madeley Road - Apedale Jn - Madeley Chord Jn -  (first bridge past Jn)
set 1 as listed First Bridge past Jn - Madeley Chord Jn - Madeley Jn - Stone - Stafford
set 1 as listed Stafford - MP137 near Stone (3)
set 1 as listed MP137 near Stone - Stafford
set 2 as listed Stafford - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) To a point beyond the bunker.
(3) The DMUs failed at MP137 near Stone but after a long delay the train got back to Stafford where it was terminated with alternative DMU sets used to get passengers back to Birmingham New Street. It was supposed to do most of the branches off the Coalville line (see booked timings below ~ r = reversal point). The train was re-arranged and another run was made on 12th December 1989.

Sources : Paul Griffin, Kevin Driscoll & Chris Wall

Photo Review


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


The headboard on Unit T025 depicts the four counties traversed by the tour namely the fox of Leicestershire, the rose of Derbyshire, the bear of Warwickshire and the knot of Staffordshire (photo: Ray Pettit)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll & Dick Franklin)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Birmingham New Street 08.40d 08.40
? Whitacre Jn ? 08/54
13.47 Daw Mill Colliery 09.00a ~ 09.10d 09.07 ~ 09.22
13.62 Daw Mill Rounding Loop ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?
? Abbey Jn ? 09/35
23.40 Nuneaton 09.00a ~ 09.42d 09.38 ~ 09.44
? Tamworth ? 10/04
? Lichfield TV ? 10/11
51.09 Rugeley North Jn 10.21a ~ 10.25d 10.22 ~ 10.23
52.27 Rugeley Town ??.??a ~ ??.??d 10.25 ~ 10.28
? Brereton Sidings ? 10.33 ~ 10.38
53.21 Lea Hall Colliery 10.49a ~ 10.59d 10.49 ~ 10.51
? Brereton Sidings ? 11.02 ~ 11.05
54.15 Rugeley Town ??.??a ~ ??.??d 11/10
57.77 Colwich Jn 11/25  
? Stafford ? 11.22 ~ 11.30
69.69 Norton Bridge 11/42 11/41
80.63 Madeley 11.54a ~ 11.59d 11.54 ~ 11.55
81.55 Madeley Road 12.04a ~ 1208d 11.59 ~ 12.01
87.13 Apedale Jn 12.30a ~ 12.34d 12.39 ~ ??.??
88.17 Holditch Colliery 12.44a ~ 12.50d 12.52 ~ 12.55
89.31 Apedale Jn ??.??a ~ ??.??d 13.09 ~ 13.17
95.09 Madeley Road ??.??a ~ ??.??d 13.49 ~ 13.56
96.11 Madeley 13.34a ~ 13.38d 13.59 ~ 14.00
? Norton Bridge ? 14/13
112.44 Stafford 13.53a ~ 13.57d 14.23 ~ 14.31
116.00 Sig. NB150
Milepost 137 (near Stone)
? 14.40 ~ 16.03
119.36 Stafford DIV 16.27 ~ 17.06
- Stoke-on-Trent 14r17a ~ 14r21d CANX
- Stenson Jn 15r00a ~ 15r04d CANX
- Srakelow PS 15r20a ~ 15r40d CANX
- Rawdon Colliery 15r55a ~ 16r05d CANX
- Swains Park Crossing ??r??a ~ ??r??d CANX
- Lounge Opencast 16r30a ~ 16r50d CANX
- Lounge Jn ??r??a ~ ??r??d CANX
- Bagworth Bunker 17r30a ~ 17r56d CANX
- Ellistown Sidings ??r??a ~ ??r??d CANX
- Knighton South Jn 18/14 CANX
- Nuneaton 18.36a ~ 18.44d CANX
? Wolverhampton ? 17.25 ~ 17.26
147.37 Birmingham New Street 19.17a (17.46a) 17.46


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