23rd November 1952

R.C.T.S.
Bisley Tramway & North West Surrey Rail Tour

Locos Used 30027 & 30577
Stock Used main train : load 7 (3x ex-LSWR corridors & 2x ex-Sheppey twin articulated sets
on Bisley branch : push-pull set 363 (formed: 2623S+737S)

Route :

Loco Route
30577 London Waterloo - Queens Road - Clapham Junction - Point Pleasant Jn - East Putney - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Brookwood
30027 Brookwood - Bisley
30027 Bisley - Brookwood
30027 Brookwood - Bisley
30027 Bisley - Brookwood
30577 Brookwood - Sturt Lane Jn - Frimley Jn - Camberley - Ascot - Virginia Water - Twickenham - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. The main train carried around 300 passengers but was too long so at Brookwood the participants were split into two groups and the branch train ran two round trips, one for each group.

Sources : John Clifford & David Davis (compiled from contemporary reports)
& John M Cramp (courtesy of Bob Bridger)

Photo Review


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection


30577 waits to leave Waterloo - of as much interest in this photo is Pullman
car 'Sunbeam' alongside on what the destination board implies is a service
to Bournemouth (photo: The John Debens Collection)


Two photos of the Bisley shuttles (photo: The John Debens Collection)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Debens and John M Cramp, courtesy of Bob Bridger)

Location Original Booked Brochure Booked
Timings
Actual
Waterloo 12.38d 12.38d 12.38 [P11]
Queens Road 12/44 12/48 12/50 [WL]
Point Pleasant Jn 12/48 12/52 12/56
East Putney 12/51 12/55 12/58
Wimbledon 12/58 13/03 13/08 [M]
Hampton Court Jn 13/06 13/12 13/16
Woking 13/19 13/27 13/33 [M]
Brookwood 13.25a ~ 13.35d 13.33a ~ 13.40d 13.40 ~ 13.48
Bisley Camp 13.38a ~ 13.54d 13.43a ~ 13.58d 13.51 ~ 14.02
Brookwood 13.57a ~ 14.05d 14.01a ~ 14.08d 14.05 ~ ??.??
Bisley Camp 14.08a ~ 14.26d 14.11a ~ 14.26d ?
Brookwood 14.29a ~ 14.37d 14.29a ~ 14.37d ??.?? ~ 14.46
Sturt Lane Jn 14/44 14/44 14/54
Frimley Jn 14/47 14/47 14/57
Ascot 15/03 15.06a ~ 15.14d 15.16 ~ 15.17
Virginia Water 15/13 15/28 15/26
Staines Central 15/21 15/36 15/35
Twickenham 15/33 15/47 15/47 [M]
Barnes 15/40 15/54 15/55 [L]
Clapham Junction 15.47a ~ 15.54d 16.01a ~ 16.02d 16.02 ~ 16.05
Longhedge Jn 15/57 16/08 16/09
Stewarts Lane Jn 15/59 16/13 16/12
Victoria 16.05a 16.20a 16.15 [P5]


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