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MICK ROCK'S LOCOMOTIVE OBSERVATIONS IN 1961 AND 1962

1961

PLACE Spetchley DATE Monday 8th May 1961

18.49 45660 82E Up Bristol - York Passenger - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - 'Rooke'

18.50 45618 17A Dn Newcastle - Bristol Passenger - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - 'New Hebrides'

19.23 44844 5A Up Bristol - Leeds Freight - 4-6-0

19.43 42824 17B Dn Horninglow - Bristol Freight - 2-6-0

19.48 44179 21A Up Barnwood - Washwood Freight - 0-6-0

19.53 45221 21A Dn Washwood - Bristol Freight - 4-6-0

20.08 92006 86A Dn Freight - Standard Class 9F 2-10-0

20.16 45263 21A Up Bristol - Water Orton Freight - 4-6-0

20.29 43863 41E Up Barnwood - Washwood Freight - 0-6-0

20.36 44333 21A Dn Freight - 0-6-0

21.10 45739 55A Up Bristol - Newcastle Mail/Passenger - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 -

'Ulster'

PLACE Spetchley DATE Saturday 3rd June 1961

13.24 45416 17A Dn Pines Express Relief - 4-6-0

13.35 44945 21A Dn Pines Express - 4-6-0

13.39 44691 17A Up Special Passenger - 4-6-0

13.49 48669 21A Dn Freight - 2-8-0

13.57 46164 41C Up Special Passenger - 'Royal Scot Class 4-6-0 - ' The Artists' Rifleman'

14.11 44873 21B Dn Newcastle - Cardiff Passenger - 4-6-0

45610 17A 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0-'Ghana'

14.15 73050 82F Up Pines Express - Class 5MT 4-6-0

14.23 45725 41C Up Special Passenger 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - 'Repulse'

14.32 45566 55A Up Devonian - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 -'Queensland'

14.34 45568 55A Dn Devonian - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 -'Western Australia'

14.54 44004 21A Dn Washwood - Gloucester Freight - 0-6-0

15.30 44806 16A Dn Freight - 4-6-0

15.54 73136 17A Up Special Passenger Class 5MT 4-6-0

16.14 92130 18A Dn Freight - Class 9F - 2-10-0

16.19 45656 41C Up Bristol - York Passenger - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 -'Cochrane'

16.33 43924 85C Up Freight

16.41 45572 82E Dn York - Bristol Passenger- 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - 'Eire'

16.43 44112 21A Up Freight

DATE Friday 9th June 1961 PLACE Spetchley

18.09 48063 16B Dn Washwood - Severn Tunnel Junction Freight - 2-8-0

18.44 45660 82E Up Bristol - York Passenger - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - ' Rooke'

18.50 46106 9E Dn Newcastle - Bristol Passenger - 'Royal Scot' Class 4-6-0 - 'Gordon Highlander'

19.01 42826 17B Dn Horninglow - Bristol Freight -2-6-0

19.01 44211 21A Up Freight - 0-6-0

19.17 42771 55A Up Bristol - Leeds Freight - 2-6-0

19.37 44660 21A Dn Washwood - Bristol Freight - 4-6-0

19.39 48552 16B Up Barnwood - Washwood Freight - 2-8-0

20.13 45287 21B Up Special Passenger - 4-6-0

20.26 45699 82E Up Bristol - Water Orton Freight - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - ' Galatea'

20.43 48342 16B Dn Freight - 2-8-0

21.14 45739 55A Up Bristol - Newcastle Passenger/Mail - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - ' Ulster'

21.29 45557 17A Up Bristol -Sheffield Passenger - 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 - 'New Brunswick'

21.56 45263 21A Dn Special Passenger - 4-6-0

PLACE Spetchley DATE Saturday 10 June 1961

13.18 45416 17A Dn Relief 'Pines Express' - 4-6-0

13.38 44858 21A Dn 'Pines Express' - 4-6-0

13.40 46100 16A Up Bristol - Sheffield Passenger - 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0 - 'Royal Scot'

13.56 45263 21A Up Relief 'Devonian' - 4-6-0

14.11 45656 41C Dn Relief 'Devonian' - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 'Seychelles'

14.18 75002 85C Dn Newcastle - Cardiff Passenger - Standard class 5MT 4-6-0

45610 17A - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'Gold Coast'

14.18 45608 55A Up Passenger - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - -'Gibraltar'

14.34 45253 21A Up Pines Express - 4-6-0

14.47 73031 82E Up 'Devonian' - standard class 5MT 4-6-0

14.51 45649 21A Dn 'Devonian' - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'Hawkins'

15.09 43887 85E Dn Washwood - Gloucester Freight - 0-6-0

15.28 48315 21A Up Freight - 2-8-0

16.01 44805 21A Up Passenger - 4-6-0

16.12 48118 18A Dn Freight - 2-8-0

16.32 45006 21A Up Bristol - York Passenger - 4-6-0

16.49 45651 82E Dn York - Bristol Passenger - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'Shovell'

1962

PLACE Norton Triangle DATE Friday 29th June 1962

11.00 9486 85A WM Worcester - Ashchurch Freight - 0-6-0 Pannier tank

11.03 48220 21A UM Westerleigh - Toton Freight - 2-8-0

11.07 73094 85E DM Washwood - Gloucester Freight - Class 5MT 4-6-0

11.17 7011 85A UW Hereford - Paddington Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Banbury Castle'

11.28 5902 82B UW Pontypool - Yarnton Freight - Hall' Class 4-6-0 'Howick Hall'

11.52 D58 17A DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - diesel

11.56 4096 81D DW Paddington - Hereford Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Highclere Castle'

11.57 D21 55A DM Bradford - Bristol Passenger - diesel

11.59 D40 82A UM Bristol - Newcastle Passenger - diesel

PLACE Norton Triangle DATE Saturday 30th June 1962

12.52 44853 55A DM Bradford - Bournemouth Passenger - 4-6-0

13.18 44660 21A DM Newcastle - Paignton Passenger - 4-6-0

13.21 5099 85A UW Hereford - Paddington Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Compton Castle'

13.23 44658 16A UM Paignton - Nottingham Passenger - 4-6-0

13.27 D18 55A DM Devonian Passenger - diesel

13.30 45685 82E UM Paignton - Leeds Passenger - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'Barfleur'

13.44 D158 17A UM Bournemouth - Liverpool Passenger - diesel

13.52 D65 17A DM Pines Express Passenger - diesel

14.05 45570 41C UM Pines Express Passenger - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'New Zealand'

14.09 7023 85A DW Paddington - Hereford Passenger - 'Castle class 4-6-0 - 'Penrice Castle'

14.11 D35 82A UM Devonian Passenger - diesel

14.20 D36 82A DM Newcastle - Cardiff Passenger - diesel

14.27 D101 17A DM Sunderland - Bristol Passenger - diesel

14.29 46151 41C UM Bristol - Sheffield Passenger - 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0 - The Royal Horse Guardsman'

14.30 44828 55A DM Bradford - Paignton Passenger - 4-6-0

14.42 44841 21A UM Paignton - Leeds Passenger 4-6-0

PLACE Norton Triangle DATE Tuesday 10th July 1962

18.24 92155 21A DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - Standard Class 9F 2-10-0

18.40 D109 17A UM Bristol - York Passenger - diesel

18.43 D143 17A DM Newcastle - Bristol Passenger - diesel

18.53 45650 17A DM Horninglow - Bristol Freight - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'Blake'

19.04 44663 21A WM Birmingham - Bristol Passenger - 4-6-0

19.07 45263 21A MW Bristol - Worcester Passenger - 4-6-0

19.10 4971 88A DM Washwood - Severn Tunnel Freight - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Stanway Hall'

19.17 5099 85A UW Hereford - Paddington Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Compton Castle'

19.23 D101 55A UM Bristol - Leeds Freight - diesel

19.24 2246 85A UW Worcester - Honeybourne Freight - 0-6-0

19.37 44776 21A UM Barnwood - Washwood Freight - 4-6-0

19.41 45280 21A DM Washwood - Bristol Freight 4-6-0

19.50 7031 85A DW Paddington - Hereford Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 'Cromwell's Castle'

19.53 73024 82E UM Bristol - Water Orton Freight - Standard class 5MT 4-6-0

20.18 7918 84E DW Snow Hill- Worcester Passenger - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Rhose Wood Hall'

20.27 2222 85A DW Light Engine - 0-6-0

20.36 DMU UW Worcester - Stratford-on-Avon Passenger

20.43 44137 21A DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - 0-6-0

20.46 D86 17A WM Sheffield - Gloucester Passenger - diesel

20.49 DMU DW Oxford - Worcester Passenger

20.57 DMU DW Stratford-on-Avon - Worcester Passenger

21.02 D95 17A MW Bristol - New Street Passenger - diesel

21.06 3859 86G UW Pontypool - Bordesley Freight - 2-8-0

21.12 D87 17A UM Bristol - Newcastle Passenger/Mail - diesel

21.27 92152 21A UM Barnwood - Water Orton Freight Standard class 9F 2-10-0

21.42 5986 81D UW Kidderminster - Reading Parcels - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Arbury Hall'

21.44 44092 21A DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - 0-6-0

21.46 92139 21A UM Light Engine - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

PLACE Norton Triangle DATE Wednesday 11th July 1962

18.38 92135 21A DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

18.38 5955 81F UW Worcester Yard - Cardiff Freight - 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Garth Hall'

18.44 D135 17A DM Newcastle - Bristol Passenger - diesel

18.50 D136 17A UM Bristol - York Passenger - diesel

18.57 45447 21A DM Horninglow - Bristol Freight - 4-6-0

18.57 4664 85A DW Kingham - Worcester Freight - 0-6-0 pannier tank

19.00 D144 17A UM Bristol - Leeds Freight - diesel

19.02 44813 21A WM Birmingham - Bristol Passenger - 4-6-0

19.06 W33 85A DW Evesham - Worcester Passenger - ex GWR Railcar

W38 - ex GWR Railcar

19.11 45280 21A MW Bristol - Worcester Passenger - 4-6-0

19.17 7031 85A UW Hereford - Paddington Passenger 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Cromwell's Castle'

19.23 6912 88A DM Washwood - Severn Tunnel Junction Freight ' 'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Helmster Grange'

19.32 44663 21A UM Barnwood - Washwood Freight - 4-6-0

19.32 73001 82C UW Longbridge - Swindon Freight - Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0

19.40 92129 21A DM Washwood - Bristol Freight - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

19.43 3207 85A UW Worcester - Honeybourne Freight - 0--0

19.44 73068 82E UM Bristol - Water Orton Freight - Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0

19.50 7004 85A DW Paddington - Hereford Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Eastnor Castle'

20.18 6803 84E DW Snow Hill - Worcester Passenger - 'Grange' class 4-6-0 - 'Bucklebury Grange'

20.31 2246 85A DW Light Engine - 0-6-0

20.36 DMU UW Worcester - Stratford Passenger

20.47 D88 17A WM Sheffield - Gloucester Passenger - diesel

20.50 DMU DW Oxford - Worcester Passenger

20.56 48101 21A DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - 2-8-0

20.58 D131 17A MW Bristol - Birmingham Passenger - diesel

20.59 DMU DW Stratford - Worcester Passenger

21.05 92004 82E DM Bromford - Avonmouth Tanks - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

21.06 7302 86G UW Pontypool - Bordesley Freight - 2-6-0 (this locomotive was withdrawn on 24th August 1962)

21.13 92239 71A DW Fawley - Bromford Tanks - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

21.18 D17 55A UM Bristol - Newcastle Pass/Mail - diesel

21.34 5076 81D UW Kidderminster - Reading Parcels - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Gladiator'

21.34 45650 17B UM Barnwood - Water Orton Freight - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'Blake'

21.46 92118 21A UM Avonmouth - Water Orton Freight - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

PLACE Norton Triangle DATE Friday 13th July 1962

15.17 7027 85A UW Hereford - Paddington Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Thornbury Castle'

15.21 383786A MW Alexandra Dock - Stourbridge Freight - 2-8-0

15.43 92248 82E UW Bromford - Fawley Tanks - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

15.46 7004 85A DW Paddington - Hereford Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Eastnor Castle'

15.48 D101 17A UM Bristol - York Passenger - diesel

7315 85A DW Honeybourne - Worcester Freight - 2-6-0

15.56 92138 21A DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

PLACE Abbot's Wood Junction DATE Friday 13th July 1962

16.59 73092 85E WM Worcester - Gloucester Passenger - Standard class 5MT 4-6-0

17.30 D97 17A MW Gloucester - Birmingham Passenger - diesel

17.37 D152 17A WM Derby - Bristol Parcels - diesel

17.40 2882 83B MW Bridgewater - Wallercote Tanks - 2-8-0

17.47 75002 82E WM New Street - Gloucester Passenger - Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0

18.24 73096 85E UM Gloucester - Derby Passenger - Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0

18.37 44289 21A DM Washwood - Gloucester Freight - 0-6-0

18.37 D18 55A UM Bristol - York Passenger - diesel

18.47 D60 17A UM Bristol - Leeds Freight -diesel

18.49 D121 17A DM Newcastle - Bristol Passenger - diesel

19.03 45040 21A WM Birmingham - Bristol Passenger - 4-6-0

19.03 44813 21A MW Bristol - Worcester Passenger - 4-6-0

19.05 45280 21A DM Horninglow - Bristol Freight - 4-6-0

19.13 44160 21A UM Light Engine - 0-6-0

19.24 92136 21A DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

19.31 92152 21A DM Washwood - Bristol Freight - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

19.35 44919 21A UM Barnwood - Washwood Freight - 4-6-0

19.57 48474 82E UM Bristol - Water Orton Freight - 2-8-0

20.29 92138 21A UM Light Engine - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

20.48 D107 17A WM Sheffield - Gloucester Passenger - diesel

20.56 D59 17A MW Bristol - New St Passenger - diesel

21.12 D136 17A UM Bristol - Newcastle Pass/Mail - diesel

21.23 42946 2B DM Coventry - Penzance Passenger - 2-6-0

21.24 D41 82A UM Bristol - York Passenger - diesel

22.02 44814 21A DM Sheffield - Penzance Passenger - 4-6-0

PLACE Norton triangle DATE 18th July 1962

10.19 D137 17A UM Bristol - York Passenger - diesel

10.21 D127 17A WM Nottingham - Bristol Passenger - diesel

10.29 92139 21A DM Washwood - Gloucester Freight - Standard class 9F 2-10-0

10.33 DMU UW Worcester - Oxford Passenger

10.36 92150 21A UM Westerleigh - Toton Freight - -Standard class 9F 2-10-0

10.42 D40 82A UM Cardiff - Newcastle Passenger - diesel

10.50 44711 2A DM Coventry - W-S-M Excursion - 4-6-0

11.05 45685 82E DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'Barfleur'

11.18 7013 85A UW Hereford - Paddington Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Bristol Castle'

11.19 44810 21A DM Washwood - Severn Tunnel Freight - 4-6-0

11.30 44184 21A UM Lydney - Bromsgrove Ballast Train - 0-6-0

11.42 44092 21A UM Light Engine - 0-6-0

11.49 D135 17A UM Bristol - Water Orton Freight - diesel

11.55 5057 81A DW Paddington - Hereford Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Earl Waldegrave'

11.59 D31 55A DM Bradford - Bristol Passenger - diesel

12.06 D33 82A UM Bristol - Newcastle Passenger - diesel

12.11 D83 17A - diesel

12.13 3830 86A DM Bromford - Avonmouth Tanks - 2-8-0

12.21 D131 17A DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - diesel

12.26 D41 82A WM Worcester - Gloucester Passenger - diesel

12.29 75002 82E MW Gloucester - New Street Passenger - Standard class 4MT 4-6-0

PLACE Norton Triangle DATE Monday 10th September 1962

09.59 D36 82A MW Bristol - Sheffield Passenger - diesel

10.07 D133 17A DM Washwood - Westerleigh Freight - diesel

10.11 D155 17A WM Nottingham - Bristol Passenger - diesel

10.23 92135 21A DM Freight - 2-10-0

10.27 DMU UW Worcester (SH) - Oxford

10.32 92157 21A UM Westerleigh - Toton Freight - 2-10-0

10.40 D112 17A DM 'Cornishman' - diesel

10.43 DMU UM Cardiff - Birmingham

10.50 D105 17A UM Bristol - Water Orton Freight - diesel

11.00 73003 82E UM PW Train - Standard class 5MT 4-6-0

11.08 73012 82C DW Swindon - Longbridge Freight - Standard class 5MT 4-6-0

11.14 D33 82A UM Swansea - Newcastle Passenger - diesel

11.19 7009 85A UW Hereford - Paddington Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 ' 'Athelney Castle'

11.23 D51 17A DM Bradford - Bristol Passenger - diesel

11:31 90065 2F UW Rogerstone - Banbury Freight - ex WD 2-8-0

11.34 44775 21A and 92106 15C UM Light Engines - 4-6-0 & 2-10-0

11.43 92248 82E DM Bromford - Avonmouth Tanks - 2-10-0

11.45 92239 71A UW Bromford - Fawley Tanks - 2-10-0

11.53 43036 21A UM Avonmouth - Water Orton Freight - 2-6-0

11.55 7021 81A DW Paddington - Hereford Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Haverfordwest Castle'

18.45 44659 21A WM New Street - Gloucester Passenger - 4-6-0

18.52 6992 85A UW Worcester Yard - Cardiff Freight -'Hall' class 4-6-0 - 'Arborfield Hall'

18.53 D137 17A UM Bristol - York Passenger - diesel

19.01 DMU DM Derby - Cardiff

19.04 3821 84F DW Thames Haven - Rowley Regis Tanks - 2-8-0

19.09 DMU UM Swansea - Derby

19.13 DMU DW Evesham - Worcester (SH)

19.16 7021 81A UW Hereford - Paddington Passenger - 'Castle' class 4-6-0 - 'Haverfordwest Castle'

19.18 D125 17A WM Sheffield - Bristol Passenger - diesel

19.35 45636 17B DM Horninglow - Bristol Freight - 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 - 'Uganda'

19.35 4113 85A DW Kingham - Worcester Yard Freight - 2-6-2 tank engine

19.44 D21 55A UM Bristol - Leeds Freight - diesel

19.45 73012 82C UW Longbridge - Swindon Freight - Standard class 5MT 4-6-0

Notes:

Norton Triangle is where the former OWWR line from Oxford to Worcester passes over the former B&GR line from Birmingham to Gloucester. There is no connection between the two but there is a south-west connecting line to enable trains to travel to and from Gloucester from Worcester.

DM = Birmingham to Gloucester Line (LMR)

UM = Gloucester to Birmingham Line (LMR)

UW = Worcester to Oxford Line (WR)

DW = Oxford to Worcester Line (GWR)

WM = Norton Junction to Abbotswood Junction (ie Worcester to Gloucester Line)

MW = Abbotswood Junction to Norton Junction (ie Gloucester to Worcester Line)

Norton Triangle is situated to the South of Worcester

SHED CODES

Shed codes: 1A - Willesden; 5A Crewe (North); 12A Carlisle (Kingmoor); 15D Coalville; 16A - Nottingham; 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; 55A - Leeds Holbeck; 71A Eastleigh; 81A Old Oak Common; 81D Reading; 82A Bristol (Bath Road); 82B St Philip's Marsh; 82C Swindon; 82E Bristol Barrow Road; 83E Yeovil; 84E Tyseley; 85A Worcester; 85E Gloucester (Barnwood); 85F Bromsgrove; 86G Pontypool Road; 88A Cardiff Canton

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