2nd October 1955

G.R. Lockie
The Bernard Shaw Special (Ramblers Special)

Loco Used 69470 & 69654
Stock Used ER stock

Route :

Loco(s) Route
69470 (2) (09.45d) Clapham Junction - Factory Jn - Elephant & Castle - Snow Hill - Farringdon - Finsbury Park - New Southgate - Hatfield - Wheathampstead - Harpenden East
69470 (2) (19.00d) Harpenden East - (?reverse of outward route?) - Clapham Junction

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. SLS members were invited to travel on this train. There was a visit to G.B. Shaw's house at Aylot St Lawrence, which had become a National Trust property after his death in 1950. 69470 photographed at Clapham Junction and at Snow Hill Tunnel.
(2) David Ford comments: Two photographs have been posted on Facebook on the Rail Thing - Lost Railways and Rolling Stock page of this special at Harpenden East and show an N7, 69654, double heading the N1, but where it was added to the train I don't know.

Sources : Ian Clark (SLS) & Andrew Fairholm

Photo Review

69470 on tour (photo: the Andrew Fairholm collection)

From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.

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