17th July 1955

British Rail
(Day Excursion)

Locos Used at least 5369 & 7803 'Barcote Manor'

Route :

Loco(s) Route
7803 Birmingham Snow Hill - Aberystwyth
????? Aberystwyth - Devil's Bridge
????? Devil's Bridge - Aberystwyth
5369 Aberystwyth - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
(1) Originally uploaded as an S.L.S. (Midlands Area) tour, now understood to have been a B.R. Day Excursion with an S.L.S. party on board. Pete Stamper comments: It was a BR advertised excursion (not SLS) which went empty stock from Tyseley to Snow Hill. From there the train went forward to Aberystwyth, with a photo stop at Moat Lane before proceeding. Then followed a round trip on the Vale of Rheidol and return home. The loco used for the outward journey was 7803 Barcote Manor. Unfortunately, it blew a piston gland and was replaced by 5369 for the return.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Does the ticket below also relate to this outing, or was it another tour also to Aberystwyth on the same date?

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : John Debens & Pete Stamper/Dick Potts

Back to "The Railtour Files"