24th (& 25th?) September 1955
|Locos Used||4061 'Gladstonbury Abbey', 9027 (1) & 30304|
|Stock Used||6 coaches|
|4061||London Paddington - High Wycombe - Birmingham Snow Hill - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury|
|30304||Shrewsbury - Welshpool - Towyn|
|30304 + 9027||Welshpool - Towyn|
|30304||Towyn - Shrewsbury|
|4061||Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington|
(1) The book 'Talyllyn Railway A.G.M. Specials' lists the 'Dukedog' used as 9008 however this is understood to be in error, 9027 being the loco used. The date for the trip is also recorded in the book as running on 25th September, but almost certainly in error per the ticket below and other sources (train probably returned overnight, arriving back into London on the morning of the 25th).
(2) Route confirmation required.
Sources : David Whittaker, Ian Clark (SLS), book: 'Talyllyn
Railway A.G.M. Specials' & John Debens
30304 piloted 9027 into Towyn (photo: J.J. Davis/The John Debens Collection)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
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