15th June 1958

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
(Special Train to Derby, Horwich and Crewe)

Tour reported cancelled due to Sunday track work in the Stafford/Birmingham area.

Booked Route
Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton HL - Derby (for shed & works visit) - Horwich (works visit)
Horwich - Crewe (works visit) - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) Roy Bealby comments : Two trips were arranged for 15 and 22 June but BR cancelled them because of Sunday track work in the Stafford/Birmingham area.  After protests BR agreed to run the 22nd June for which 15th June tickets would be accepted. Ian Clark (SLS) adds: The tours on 15th & 22nd June were cancelled owing to problems experienced on the SLS tour of 31st May which resulted in a 100mins late arrival back into Birmingham, causing many passengers to miss their connections home. It was decided to cancel this trip and that on 22nd June until assurances were received from the LMR that passengers would not in future be stranded as a result of late running. Such assurances must presumably have been received as the tour on 22nd June ran in order to test those assurances. Passengers with tickets for this train were allowed to transfer to that of 22nd June, or claim a refund.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Roy Bealby & Ian Clark (SLS)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Booked
Birmingham New Street 08.45d
Derby 09.46a ~ 10.35d
Manchester Victoria 12/45
Horwich 13.16a ~ 14.43d
Crewe 16.16a ~ 17.10d
Crewe Carriage Works 17.20a ~ 17.35d
Crewe 19.45a ~ 19.50d
Wolverhampton HL 20.48a ~ ??.??d
Birmingham New Street 21.18a

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