21st May 1955
Society (Midland Area)
West Midlands Rail Tour
|Locos Used||2144 & 2516|
|Stock Used||4 ex-GW Collett corridor coaches|
|2516||Birmingham Snow Hill - Handsworth Jn - Oldbury & Langley Green - Oldbury Town Branch (1)|
|2516||Oldbury Town - Oldbury & Langley Green|
|2516||Oldbury & Langley Green - Old Hill - Windmill End Jn - Dudley - Tipton Five Ways - Priestfield - Wolverhampton Low Level - Oxley Middle Jn - Oxley Branch Jn - Wombourn - Kingswinford Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Bewdley - Cleobury Mortimer|
|2144||Cleobury Mortimer - Burwarton - Ditton Priors (2)|
|2144||Ditton Priors - Burwarton - Cleobury Mortimer|
|2516||Cleobury Mortimer - Bewdley - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Cradley Heath - Old Hill - Oldbury & Langley Green - Handsworth Jn - Birmingham Snow Hill|
(1) Timing sheet gives reversal point on branch as 'to 135-40 milepost'.
(2) Timing sheet gives reversal point as Cleobury North Sidings.
(3) Peter Glenn comments;
2144 had its smokebox number plate removed & 2144 was painted on the buffer beam.
2516 had its number plate and shed plate blackened & 2516 was painted on the buffer beam.
Headcode used was Express on both locos.
Sources : John Clifford, David Russell,
Peter Glenn, Peter Darke & John Debens
2516 sits at Birmingham Snow Hill (photo: Adrian Vaughan Collection)
2516 at Wombourn (photo: Adrian Vaughan Collection)
2144 whistling as it comes through a gate en-route Ditton Priors.
(photo: Dr. Jack Hollick/Adrian Vaughan Collection)
2516 at Cleobury Mortimer (photo: Dr. Jack Hollick/Adrian Vaughan Collection)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)
|Birmingham Snow Hill||13.25d|
|Oldbury Town Branch||13.45 ~ 14.05|
|Wolverhampton LL||14.55 ~ 14.56|
|Kingswinford South Jn||15/38|
|Kidderminster||15.55 ~ 15.56|
|Cleobury Mortimer||16.22 ~ 16.27|
|Cleobury North Sidings||17.42 ~ 18.02|
|Cleobury Mortimer||19.25 ~ 19.30|
|Stourbridge Junction||20.10a ~ 20.11d|
|Birmingham Snow Hill||20.35a|
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