27th March 1965

Ian Allan
Lickey & Midlands Railtour

Locos Used D6938 or D6943 (1), 7029 'Clun Castle', 78042 & 78055

Route : 1X20 throughout

Loco Route
7029

London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Twyford - Reading - Didcot East Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Bromsgrove - (1) - Barnt Green - Saltley - Tamworth - Burton-on-Trent - Derby - Nottingham

78042

(2) Nottingham - carriage sidings

78055

carriage sidings - Nottingham (2)

7029

Nottingham - Beeston - Trent - (via MML) - Market Harborough - Kelmarsh - Northampton - Bletchley - Verney Jn - Calvert - Princes Risborough - High Wycombe - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Banked up The Lickey by D69?? (originally uploaded as D6938 however Bruce Nathan recorded the loco as D6943 thus confirmation is required).
(2) Passengers were allowed to remain on the train for Nottingham station to carriage sidings & return.
(3) Pre-tour advertising described the return route as 'Trent Jn thence by MML via Leicester to Kettering. From there, the homeward route is via Northampton, Bletchley...'. It is unclear if this meant the booked route was via Wellingborough.

Sources : Brian Burrows, Bevan Price, Gordon Jakes, John Debens, Alan Castle & Bruce Nathan

Photo Review


7029 waits to leave Paddington, D1020 alongside.
(photo: Gordon Jakes)


A classic Paddington view (photo: Gordon Jakes)


7029 pauses at Reading (photo: Gordon Jakes)


Another stop, this time Oxford (photo: Gordon Jakes)


...and Worcester Shrub Hill (photo: Gordon Jakes)


6973 outside the workshop at Worcester (photo: Gordon Jakes)


6856, 6155 & 8415 on shed at Worcester (photo: Gordon Jakes)


7029 seen climbing the Lickey (photo: Brian Burrows)


7029 on arrival at Nottingham (photo: Gordon Jakes)


78055 returns from the carriage sidings (photo: Gordon Jakes)


44732 almost alone on Nottingham shed (photo: Gordon Jakes)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


A final shot of what is believed to be this tour - but where is it (Nottingham?)
(Bill Kenning/The Adrian Vaughan Collection)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Bruce Nathan & Tony Pirie)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0 Paddington 08.48d 08.48
1 Westbourne Park 08/53 08/53
9 Southall 09/01 09/03
18 Slough 09/09 09/11
24 Maidenhead 09/15 09/16
31 Twyford 09/21 09/21
36 Reading 09.28a ~ 09.35d 09.27 ~ 09.35
? Didcot East Jn 09/57 09/55
? Didcot North Jn 09/58 09/57
63 Oxford 10.10a ~ 10.17d 10.08 ~ 10.18
? Yarnton 10/23 10/25
84 Kingham 10/43 10/42
91 Moreton-in-Marsh 10/51 10/49
101 Honeybourne 11/02 10/59
106 Evesham 11/07 11/03
? Norton Jn 11/19 11/13
120
0
Worcester Shrub Hill 11.23a ~ 11.50d 11.17 ~ 11.51
? Tunnel Jn 11/52 11/53
5 Droitwich Spa 12/06 12/01
? Stoke Works 12/13 12/09
? Stoke Works Jn 12/14 12/10
11 Bromsgrove 12.20 ~ 12.25 12.13 ~ 12.14
15 Blackwell 12/35 12/20
? Barnt Green 12/38 12/23
20 Kings Norton 12/44 12/32
? Camp Hill 12/50 12/41
? Landor Street Jn 12.55 ~ 13.00 12.45 ~ 12.52
28 Saltley 13/02 12.55 ~ 12.56
33 Water Orton 13/11 13/04
37 Kingsbury 13/19 13/08
43 Tamworth 13/28 13/13
56 Burton-on-Trent 13/43 13/26
67 Derby 14.01 ~ 14.06 13.42 ~ 13.46
? Sawley Jn 14/21 14/14
76 Trent 14/24 14/17
83
0
Nottingham 14.35a ~ 16.05d 14.31 ~ 16.05
6 Trent 16/16 16/18
15 Loughborough 16/22 16/33
22 Syston 16/35 16/42
27 Leicester 16.43 ~ 16.53 16.49 ~ 16.56
43 Market Harborough 17/20 17/20
? Kelmarsh 17/30 17/29
61 Northampton Castle 18/05 17.55 ~ 17.59
? Middleton 18/12 18/06
65 Roade 18/20 18/11
78 Bletchley 18/32 18.36 ~ 18.45
87 Verney Jn 18/46 19/00
89 Claydon 18/52 19/03
? Calvert 18/56 19/09
? Grendon Jn 19/00 19/11
98 Ashendon Jn 19/07 19.19 ~ 19.26
107 Princes Risborough 19.18a ~ 19.23d 19.41 ~ 19.49
116 High Wycombe 19/34 20/06
132 Northolt 19/52 20/24
134 Greenford 19/54 20/27
139 Old Oak Common West 19/58 20/31
142 Paddington 20.06a 20.38


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