21st May 1955
Cromford and High Peak Tour
|Locos Used||at least 40416, 43618, 58850 & 58856|
|Stock Used|| : 4x corridor coaches
 : ???
|?????||09.00d Gloucester - Cheltenham Lansdown - Evesham - Camp Hill - Saltley (10.20d) - Derby - (via Wirksworth, Cromford & High Peak) - Buxton|
|?????||Buxton - Ashbourne - Uttoxeter - Tutbury - Burton-on-Trent - Saltley (20.30a) - (?reverse of outward route?) - Gloucester (21.55a)|
(1) Route & loco confirmation required - above is from pre-tour advertising. 58850 + 58856 known to have traversed the Cromford & High Peak line. SLS members were invited to travel on this train.
(2) Photographic evidence confirms 40416 (tender-first) at East Wirksworth on 4x corridor coaches and 43618 on same stock at Middleton Top (but more likely to have been Friden).
Sources : John Clifford, Ian Clark (SLS), Andrew Fairholm &
|From The John Debens Ticket Collection.|
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