14th April 1951
R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
East London No.1 Rail Tour
|Locos Used||E8619, 64647 & 47300|
|E8619||Fenchurch Street - Stepney East - Salmonds Lane Jn - Gas Factory Jn - Bromley - Abbey Mills Upper Jn - Abbey Mills Lower Jn - Canning Town - Custom House - North Woolwich|
|?????||North Woolwich - Custom House - Canning Town - Abbey Mills Lower Jn - Stratford Market - Stratford Southern Jn - Stratford Western Jn - Bow Jn - Gas Factory Jn - Stepney East|
|?????||Stepney East - Gas Factory Jn - Bromley - Abbey Mills Upper Jn - East Ham - Woodgrange Park - Forest Gate Jn - Stratford|
(1) Some published sources list this tour as having run on 14th May 1951 however the ticket is clearly marked 14th April so those published sources are assumed to be in error.
(2) Loco confirmation required (i.e. what worked, from where to where). Photographic evidence exists of E8619 (later 68619) at Fenchurch Street and North Woolwich.
Sources : John Clifford & David Davis, John M Cramp (courtesy of Bob Bridger)
& Andrew Fairholm
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
8619 prior to departure from Fenchurch Street at the start of the tour
(photo: The John Debens Collection)
Timings (Booked Only)
(from John M Cramp, courtesy of Bob Bridger)
|1.9||Millwall Jn||14.39a ~ 14.45d|
|4.0||Salmons Lane Jn||14/50|
|4.9||Gas Factory Jn||14/53|
|6.0||Abbey Mills Upper Jn||?|
|6.2||Abbey Mills Lower Jn||14/59|
|10.0||North Woolwich||15.13a ~ 15.35d|
|13.8||Abbey Mills Lower Jn||?|
|14.9||Stratford Southern Jn||15/52|
|15.3||Stratford Western Jn||?|
|16.5||Gas Factory Jn||16/02|
|17.4||Stepney East||16.05a ~ 16.10d|
|18.3||Gas Factory Jn||?|
|23.2||Woodgrange Park||16.26a ~ 16.30d|
|23.6||Forest Gate Jn||16/33|
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