6th May 1995

Severn Valley Railway Association
The Taffy-Apple

Locos Used steam: 7325 & 7802 'Bradley Manor'
Stock Used ???

Route :

Loco(s) Route
7325 Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa -Tunnel Jn - Worcester Foregate Street - Ledbury - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee West Jn - Newport
7325 Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Lydney - Gloucester
7802 + 7325 Gloucester - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill
7802 Worcester Shrub Hill - Tunnel Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Stourbridge Junction

Notes :
(1) Mike Tomlinson notes; this tour was the mainline test run for 7325 which ran from Stourbridge Junction to Newport via Worcester and Hereford on the outward leg and from Newport via Gloucester and Worcester on the return. At Gloucester 7802, which was returning to the SVR,  was put onto front of the train and double headed as far as Worcester where 7325 had to be removed from the train due to a hot tender axle box. 7802 then took the train back to Stourbridge Junction.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Mike Tomlinson & John Debens

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