16th April 1955

Ian Allan
The Lickey Limited

Locos Used 7007 'Great Western', 7017 'G. J. Churchward', 7037 'Swindon', 44842 & 58100
Stock Used included the Coronation Beaver-tail observation car as last vehicle in consist

Route :

Loco(s) Route
7017 London Paddington - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Chippenham - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
7017 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Mangotsfield - Standish Jn - Gloucester Eastgate - Cheltenham Lansdown - Bromsgrove - (1) - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - (2) Bourneville (s.sig 23)
44842 Bourneville (s.sig 23) - Five Ways - Birmingham New Street
7007 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Aynho Jn - Princes Risborough - High Wycombe - Northolt Jn East - Greenford - Old Oak Common West - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Banked up the Lickey by 58100, usually known by the nickname 'Big Bertha'.
(2) Loco swap required as 'Castles' were not permitted into New Street station due to gauge clearance issues.
(3) Originally uploaded as travelling to Birmingham Snow Hill not New Street, but revised after receiving the booked timing sheet.

Sources : Richard Pudduck, Roger Geach, John Debens & Bruce Nathan

Photo Review


7017 is seen waiting to leave Paddington (photo: Bruce Nathan)


7017 at Bromsgrove, waiting a push up 'The Lickey' (photo: Bruce Nathan)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Debens & Bruce Nathan)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.0 Paddington 11.00d 10.59
9.06 Southall 11/13 11/14
18.36 Slough 11/22 11/24
24.19 Maidenhead 11/27 11/30
35.78 Reading 11/39 11/40
53.10 Didcot 11/56 11/57
56.42 Steventon 11/59 12/00
77.24 Swindon 12/20 12/18
93.76 Chippenham 12/34 12/36
104.49 Bathampton 12/43 12/45
106.70 Bath Spa 12/46 12/48
118.28
0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 13.02a ~ 14.22d 13.02 ~ 14.21
5.06 Mangotsfield 14/40 14/36
30.03 Standish Jn 15/08 15/12
37.01
0.00
Gloucester Eastgate 15.19 ~ 15.27 15.30 ~ 15.35
6.36
0.00
Cheltenham Lansdown 15.40 ~ 15.48 15.48 ~ 15.52
31.25
0.00
Bromsgrove 16.28 ~ 16.35 16.28 ~ 16.35
9.60
0.00
Bournville (s.sig 23) 16L55 ~ 17L05 16.57 ~ 17.16
4.34
0.00
Birmingham New Street 17.15a ~ 18.47d 17.27 ~ 18.47
2.24
0.00
Bordesley Jn 18.55 ~ 19.05 18.58 ~ 19.06
1.56 Tyseley 19/10 19/11
21.55 Leamington Spa 19/30 19/35
41.45 Banbury 19/52 19/57
46.50 Aynho Jn 19/57 20/02
51.67 Ardley 20/03 20/08
64.79 Ashenden Jn 20/15 20/19
74.29 Princes Risborough 20/25 20/28
82.39 High Wycombe 20/35 20/46
98.78 Northolt Jn East 20/54 21/03
101.19 Greenford 20/56 21/05
105.61 Old Oak Common West 21/00 21/11
109.03 Paddington 21.07a 21.19


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