© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011
This railtour - the "Tame and Thame" -
is described in full in "Trips ‘n Tours".
Here are the pictures that go with it -
One point of interest on this tour was a
visit to the MOD depot at Long Marston, near
Stratford-upon-Avon. I'd been there before, on a
foggy day in October 1972. when the Industrial
Railway Society visited to see their beautifully-kept steam
locomotives in action - so I've included photos of that trip too.
The tour started from Birmingham New Street, and ran via
Bescot, Walsall and the Sutton Park line, before heading straight
down the former Midland line to Bromsgrove. It then traversed
the Worcester - Oxford line, including the trip from Honeybourne
to Long Marston and back.
Reversing at Oxford, we headed up the
Bletchley line, reversing again at
Claydon LNE Junction for the ride, via
Quainton Road, to Aylesbury. After a
break here, we set off via Princes
Risborough for High Wycombe , and another
reversal to return to Princes Risborough for the
line to Thame.
On returning to Princes Risborough, a last reversal saw us
heading back down the former main line to Birmingham - to end
the tour in the new Snow Hill station.
Link: Tame and Thame on “Trips ‘n Tours”