26th April 1964
Society (Midland Area)
Three Mainlines 'Castle' Tour
|Loco Used||4079 'Pendennis Castle'|
|Stock Used||11 coaches|
|4079||Birmingham Snow Hill - Wolverhampton (Low Level) - Abbey Foregate Jn - English Bridge Jn - Hereford Barton - Maindee North Jn - Maindee East Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Badminton - Swindon Works Rodbourne Lane Siding - Didcot West Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Aynho Jn - Banbury - Leamington Spa (General) - Dorridge - Tyseley - Birmingham Snow Hill|
(1) Tour also included visits to Hereford and Severn Tunnel Junction depots, and Swindon Works, depot & museum (access to the museum was subject to a 1/- charge, payable on arrival).
(2) Passengers from Leamington Spa were able to travel on the 07:25 Leamington Spa General to Birmingham Snow Hill service train at no extra cost to join the tour; similarly passengers who joined at Wolverhampton were able to use any service train to return to Wolverhampton, also at no extra cost.
Sources : Brian Burrows, Andrew
Fairholm, Paul Barrett & Rob Tibbets
4079 at Leamington Spa (photo : Brian Burrows)
4079 at Warwick on the return leg (photo: Terry Dorrity)
From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
|From The John Debens Ticket Collection.|
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS))
|Birmingham Snow Hill||09.00d|
|Wolverhampton LL||09.20a ~ 09.22d|
|Hereford Barton||11.20a ~ 11.50d|
|Maindee North Jn||12/56|
|Maindee East Jn||12/58|
|Severn Tunnel Junction||13.10a ~ 13.40d|
|Swindon Works Rodbourne Lane Siding||14.55a ~ 17.05d|
|Leamington Spa General||18.51a ~ 18.56d|
|Birmingham Snow Hill||19.35a|
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