10th April 1951

Crusaders' Union
(Educational Excursion)

Loco Used 6003 'King William IV'
Stock Used 10 coaches

Route :

Loco(s) Route
6003 London Paddington - Swindon
6003 Swindon - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. This was the first Crusaders' Union special to run after WW2 and was organised (as others since 1929) by Cecil J. Allen. The Crusaders' Union was formed in 1906 and still exists today (though renamed Urban Saints) and is a religious organisation whose aim is to reach out to children and young people who have no church connection.

Waiting to leave Paddington (photo: The Mike Morant Collection)

Source : Mike Morant

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