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MICK ROCK'S LOCOMOTIVE OBSERVATIONS

1959

PLACE BROMSGROVE DATE SATURDAY 9th APRIL 1959

11.01 73155 41C Dn Sheffield - Worcester Passenger - Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0

11.10 75023 85E Up Cardiff - Newcastle Passenger - Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0

45656 41C (banked by 92079) - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - 'Cochrane'

11.29 92135 21A Dn Freight - Standard Class 9F 2-10-0

11.43 44814 21A Dn Bradford - Bristol Passenger - 4-6-0

11.50 44264 85E Dn Freight - 0-6-0

12.11 45685 82E Up Bristol - Newcastle Passenger (banked by 8400 & 8403) - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - 'Barfleur'

12.20 45612 17A Up Football Special (banked by 8401 & 8487) - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - 'Jamaica'

12.29 48220 21A Up Freight (banked by 92079) - 2-8-0

12.40 48620 18A Dn Freight - 2-8-0

12.45 75009 85E Dn New St - Worcester Local - Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0

13.02 44805 21A Up Freight (banked by 8405) - 4-6-0

13.21 45626 17A Dn 'Pines Express' - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 'Seychelles'

13.23 75021 82E Up Gloucester - New St Local (banked by 8406) - Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0

13.29 73016 41C Dn Passenger - Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0

13.42 73065 41C Dn Passenger - Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0

13.58 75023 85E Dn Newcastle - Cardiff Passenger - Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0

45569 55A - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - 'Tasmania'

14.02 ? ? Up 'Pines Express' (banked by 8400 & 8401)

14.10 44660 21A Dn Freight - 4-6-0

14.20 44775 21A Up Special Passenger (banked by 8403) - 4-6-0

14.22 45566 55A Dn 'Devonian' - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - 'Queensland'

14.28 43855 21A Dn Freight - 0-6-0

14.34 45519 82E Up Devonian (banked by 92079) - 'Patriot' Class 4-6-0 'Lady Godiva'

14.41 44026 21A Up Freight (banked by 8487,8405 & 8406)

14.44 44666 21A Dn Passenger - 4-6-0

15.18 73157 17A Up Passenger (banked by 8403) - Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0

15.29 44091 21A Dn Freight 0-6-0

16.04 73054 82E Up Bristol - York Passenger (banked by 8400 & 8406) - Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0

Locos on Bromsgrove Shed

43762 85F; 47308 85F; 8402 85F and 9490 85A

Notes:

No times given for the return of the banking engines to Bromsgrove

All banking locomotives were allocated to Bromsgrove

PLACE: From RAILWAY WALK looking down on 85A WORCESTER LOCO SHEDS

DATE: SEPTEMBER 3RD 1959

Ex-GWR:

W29 (85A) - Railcar

2884 (86G) - 2-8-0

2888 (84F) - 2-8-0

5917 (85A) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - ' Westminster Hall'

5919 (84B) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Worsley Hall'

6927(81F) - Hall class 4-6-0 - 'Lilford Hall'

7241(86G) - 2-8-2 tank engine

7319 (85A) - 2-6-0

7777 (85A) - 0-6-0 pannier tank

7803 (89A) - 'Manor' class 4-6-0 - 'Barcote Manor'

Ex LMSR:

44026 (21A) - 0-6-0

44676 (12A) - 4-6-0

45594 (41C) - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'Bhopal'

48150 (41D) - 2-8-0

Also on 3rd September 1959:

One of my favourite places (ie Mick Rock's) to view trains during my school days, pocket money and school holidays permitting was Tamworth.

With an emphasis on money I along with several others had a cunning plan when it came purchasing rail tickets for such a trip. We would buy a return from Worcester Shrub Hill to Birmingham New Street and then buy another ticket from New Street to Tamworth this proved to be cheaper than buying a through ticket.

What was rather amazing was that by travelling on the 07.54 Worcester Shrub Hill - York there was enough time if you were a whippet to get your Tamworth ticket at New Street and still board the same train, for in those days there was a small booking office at the top of the platform stairs, but only 6 minutes to get ticket and jump back on train. Very convenient ! Anyway on to the trip itself.

73158 hauled the 07.54 Worcester(SH) - York

Locos seen on Worcester loco included: 2832 5956 8725 44516

Bromsgrove had on view : 5226 8402 8403 8404 8406 8427 92231

Seen between Bromsgrove and Tamworth (Including New Street, Saltley Depot, Washwood Heath and Water Orton) : 40439 43482 43389 43490 43523 43668 43863 43866 43953 44081 44091 44195 44227 44287 44296 44389 44515 44836 44841 45265 48192 48414 48607 58143 58261 73137 73140 73144 92031 92054 92057 92109 92131 Diesels : 12040 12041 12077 D3082 .

Once at Tamworth it was difficult to stay on the station as trainspotters were viewed by the station staff as a menace and we would thus congregate in a field exposed to the elements but where it was possible to Observe movements on both the high and low level lines.

TAMWORTH (HL AND LL)

Hughes Crabs : 42785 42825

Stanier Crab : 42959

Ivatt 2-6-0 : 43001 43005

Johnson 0-6-0 : 43256

Fowler 0-6-0 :43925 43940 44100 44129 44336 44338 44380 44576

Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 : 44660 44734 44749 44776 44804 44805 44828 44919 45002 45004 45027 45047 45130 45137 45147 45149 45242 45269 45289 45312 45324 45381 45403 45426 45451

Patriot 4-6-0 : 45504 Royal Signals; 45527 Southport; 45528 R.E.M.E; 45538 Giggleswick

Jubilee 4-6-0 : 45560 Prince Edward Island; 45576 Bombay; 45578 United Provinces; 45580 Burma; 45592 Indore; 45604 Cyprus; 45607 Fiji; 45627 Sierra Leone; 45630 Swaziland; 45631 Tanganyika; 45651 Shovell; 45660 Rooke; 45666 Cornwallis; 45671 Prince Rupert; 45673 Keppel; 45681 Aboukir; 45682 Trafalgar; 45685 Barfleur; 45690 Leander; 45699 Galatea; 45703 Thunderer; 45736 Phoenix

Royal Scot 4-6-0 : 46124 London Irish; 46127 Old Contemptibles; 46128 The Lovat Scouts; 46135 The East Lancashire Regiment; 46137 The Prince of Wales Volunteers (South Lancashire); 46139 The Welch Regiment; 46141 The North Staffordshire Regiment; 46146 The Rifle Brigade; 46151 The Royal Horse Guardsman; 46161 Kings Own; 46162 Queen's Westminster Rifleman; 46168 The Girl Guide

Princess Royal 4-6-2 : 46207 Princess Arthur of Connaught; 46212 Duchess of Kent

Princess Coronation 4-6-2 : 46225 Duchess of Gloucester; 46227 Duchess of Devonshire; 46235 City of Birmingham; 46239 City of Chester; 46242 City of Glasgow; 46256 Sir William Stanier

Ivatt Mickey Mouse 2-6-0 : 46454

Stanier Class 8F : 48126 48145 48154 48262 48287 48549 48621 48646 48658 48675 48677 48700 48724

Super D 0-8-0 : 49425 49432

Britannia 4-6-2 : 70032 Tennyson; 70049 Solway Firth

Standard 4-6-0: 73039 73043 73073 73136 73139 73142 73144 73157 73161

Austerity 2-8-0 : 90413

Class 9F 2-10-0 : 92009 92051 92081 92138 92151 92153

Diesel locos : D212 D217 D218 D219 D221 D222 D225 D226 D228 D229 D233 D8036 D8046

SEPTEMBER 4th 1959

Ex-GWR:

3605 (85A) - 0-6-0 Pannier tank

7332 (82B) - 2-6-0

7777 (85A) - 0-6-0 Pannier tank

Ex-LMSR:

42754 (17C) - 2-6-0

42799 (17B) - 2-6-0

42896 (17B) - 2-6-0

45190 (84G) - 4-6-0

48220 (21A) - 2-8-0

Ex-WD:

90544 (86A) - 2-8-0

SEPTEMBER 5TH 1959

3842 (86G) - 2-8-0

5012 (81F) - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Berry Pomeroy Castle'

5081 (85A) - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Lockheed Hudson'

5998 (85C) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Trevor Hall'

6338 (86E) - 2-6-0

7326 (85C) - 2-6-0

7338 (85A) - 2-6-0

7777 (85A) - 0-6-0 Pannier tank

7902 (81A) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Eaton Mascot Hall'

Ex-LMSR:

42754 (16C) - 2-6-0

44425 (17A) - 0-6-0

45590 (41C) - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'Travancore'

48454 (55A) - 2-8-0

Standard Class:

75060 (15C) - Standard class 4MT 4-6-0

SEPTEMBER 6TH 1959

Ex-GWR:

W19 (85A) - railcar

3839 (84F) - 2-8-0

5093 (81A) - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Upton Castle'

6821 (81F) - 'Grange class' 4-6-0 - 'Leaton Grange'

7815 (85B) - 'Manor' class 4-6-0 - 'Fritwell Manor'

Ex-LMSR:

43911 (21A) - 0-6-0

44425 (17A) - 0-6-0

44818 (17A) - 4-6-0

Standard Class:

73028 (82F) - Standard class 5MT 4-6-0

75060 (15C) - Standard class 4MT 4-6-0

Ex-WD:

90125 (86C) - 2-8-0

90573 (86C) - 2-8-0

SEPTEMBER 7TH 1959

Ex-GWR:

W22 (85A) - railcar

3809 (86C) - 2-8-0

3844 (86G) - 2-8-0

4175 (85D) -2-6-2 tank engine

5917 (85A) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Westminster Hall'

5920 (83A) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Wycliffe Hall'

5924 (82B) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Dinton Hall'

5982 (81D) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Harrington Hall'

6947 (85A) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Helmingham Hall'

6948 (85A) - Hall class 4-6-0 - 'Holbrooke Hall'

6962 (81A) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Soughton Hall'

7338 (85A) - 2-6-0

Ex-LMSR:

44143 (21A) -0-6-0

44552 (17B) - 4-6-0

48412 (82B) -2-8-0

Standard Class:

73048 (41C) - Standard class 5MT 4-6-0

75025 (85A) - Standard class 4MT - 4-6-0

75060 (15C) - Standard class 4MT 4-6-0

Ex-WD:

90125 (86C)

The following locos were noted passing Rushwick Halt on the Worcester & Hereford Railway hauling the down 'Cathedrals Express' (Hereford Portion) during September 1959:

September 2nd - 6963 (86C) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Throwley Hall'

September 4th - 6859 (81F) ' - Grange' class 4-6-0 -' Yiewsley Grange '

September 5th - 7326 (85C) - 2-6-0

Then five days of 'Hall' class 4-6-0s :

September 10th 7913 (86C - 'Little Wyrley Hall'

September 11th 4973 (86C) - 'Sweeney Hall'

September 12th 6963 (86C) - 'Throwley Hall'

September 13th 6999 (86C) - 'Capel Dewi Hall'

September 15th 5952 (85C) - 'Cogan Hall'

September 16 73023 (86C) - Standard class 5MT 4-6-0

Three more 'Hall' class 4-6-0s:

September 17 4956 - (86C) - 'Plowden Hall'

September 18th 6943 (86C) - 'Farnley Hall'

September 19th 6932 (86C) - 'Burwarton Hall'

September 22 70026 (86C) - 'Britannia' Class 4-6-0 - 'Polar Star'

September 24 6932 (86C) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Burwarton Hall'

September 25 70023 (86C) - 'Britannia' class 4-6-0 - 'Venus'

September 26 5998 (85C) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Trevor Hall'

September 28 7913 (86C) - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Little Wyrley Hall'

September 29 5095 (86C) - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Barbury Castle'

September 30 73023 (86C) - Standard class 5MT 4-6-0

PLACE: RUSHWICK HALT- DATE: FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 1959

18.31 44859 21A Birmingham New Street - Malvern Wells - 4-6-0

18.32 4178 85D Malvern Wells - Worcester Shrub Hill - 2-6-2 tank engine

18.46 3851 86G Freight - 2-8-0

18.59 5042 85A Light Engine - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Winchester Castle'

19.04 5994 85A Hereford -- Worcester Shrub Hill Passenger - 'Roydon Hall'

19.06 75025 85A Worcester Shrub Hill - Cardiff Parcels - Standard class 4MT 4-6-0

19.21 44859 21A Malvern Wells - Worcester Shrub Hill - 4-6-0

19.26 82008 85A Bromyard - Worcester Shrub Hill - Standard class 3MT 2-6-2 tank engine

19.37 4973 86C 'Cathedrals Express' Worcester to Hereford Portion - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Sweeney Hall'

19.43 3849 87E Light Engine - 2-8-0

PLACE: RUSHWICK HALT- DATE MONDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 1959

17.45 3725 85A Worcester Shrub Hill - Great Malvern - 0-6-0 pannier tank

17.58 3775 85A Worcester Shrub Hill - Bromyard - 0-6-0 pannier tank

18.09 DMU Birmingham Snow Hill - Hereford

18.17 5952 85C Hereford to Paddington - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Cogan Hall'

18.25 3725 85A Great Malvern - Worcester Shrub Hill - 0-6-0 pannier tank

18.26 44965 21A Birmingham New Street - Malvern Wells - 4-6-0

18.33 4175 85D Malvern Wells - Worcester Shrub Hill - 2-6-2 tank engine

18.50 DMU Birmingham Snow Hill - Cardiff

18.58 6989 85A Hereford - Worcester Shrub Hill - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - ''Wightwick Hall'

19.04 6333 86C Worcester Shrub Hill - Cardiff Parcels - 2-6-0

19.15 44965 21A Malvern Wells - Worcester Shrub Hill - 4-6-0

19.20 3775 85A Bromyard - Worcester Shrub Hill - 0-6-0 pannier tank

19.27 5037 85A Light Engine - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 'Monmouth Castle'

Notes:

All locomotives are ex London Midland & Scottish Railway unless noted otherwise.

'Up' means in the direction of Derby.

'Dn' means in the direction of Bristol.

'Barnwood' is an area of Gloucester.

Shed codes: 1A - Willesden; 5A - Crewe (North); 6E - Chester West; 8A - Edge Hill; 12A - Carlisle (Kingmoor); 15C - Leicester Midland; 15D - Coalville; 16A - Nottingham; 16D - Mansfield; 17A - Derby; 17B - Burton; 17C - Rowsley; 18A - Toton; 18B - Westhouses; 21A - Saltley; 21B - Bescot; 26A - Newton Heath; 30E - Colchester; 41A - Sheffield (Darnall}; 41C - Millhouses; 41D - Canklow; 41F - Mexborough; 50A - York; 55A - Leeds Holbeck; 71A - Eastleigh; 81D - Reading; 81F - Oxford; 82B - St Philip's Marsh; 82C - Swindon; - 82E Bristol (Barrow Road; 83A - Newton Abbot; 84B - Oxley; 84C - Banbury; 84E - Tyseley; 84F - Stourbridge; 84G - Shrewsbury; 85A - Worcester; 85C - Hereford; 85E - Gloucester (Barnwood); 85F - Bromsgrove; 86C - Cardiff Canton

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