Heart of England Rail Rover - Saturday

Travelling to the Unknown - Home Station : Birmingham New Street


Today was rather strange. I desperately wanted to travel on the line between Shrewsbury and Chester, via Wrexham. I had to time it right, so there will not be a lot waiting time. Originally, I wanted to set off at 6:30am, as you can use your rail rover at any time on a Saturday/Sunday. I managed to find a train to connect to, but it only left me 7 minutes to change at Birmingham New Street. I was extremly lucky. The train was on the opposite platform at Birmingham New Street!. This train was very packed, as there was a horse race meeting at Chester. I also managed to take a photo, while on the move, a river coloured orange! This located outside Kidsgrove Station. Something to do with a mine nearby. It was also the first time in my life that I have travelled toward Stratford Upon Avon from Birmingham. Then I took one of a limited number of trains to leave Stratford Upon Avon towards Oxford. Travelled Intercity from Oxford and then back home.

Orange River Train
What a strange colour river. Outside Kidsgrove Station Derby Station, Midland Mainline Train
Leicester Station Stratford Upon Avon Station
Leicester Station. 14:15 Stratford Upon Avon Station. 17:27. One of a few trains to leave for Oxford.

 

Departing Station Arrival Station Miles Depart Arrival Duration MPH Comments
Ledbury Birmingham New Street 48 07:50 09:10 1:20 36  
Birmingham New Street Chester 84 09:17 11:18 2:01 42 Via Wrexham
Chester Crewe 21 11:33 11:55 0:22 58  
Crewe Derby 50 12:10 13:21 1:11 43 Via Stoke On Trent
Derby Leicester 29 13:31 14:00 0:29 61  
Leicester Birmingham New Street 40 14:24 15:24 1:00 41  
Birmingham Snow Hill Cradley Heath 9 15:35 15:52 0:17 34  
Cradley Heath Stratford Upon Avon 34 16:04 17:24 1:20 26  
Stratford Upon Avon Oxford 58 17:32 18:43 1:11 49 via Leamington Spa
Oxford Ledbury 72 19:30 21:06 1:36 45  

 

  Today The Week So Far
Total Miles 449 1842
Total Duration 10 Hours 47 Minutes 39 Hours 45 Minutes
Total Idle Time 2 Hours 29 Minutes 20 Hours 50 Minutes

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