6th August 1956

Caterham Centenarian

Loco Used 32635 (running as 377S)
Stock Used 3 coaches

Route :

Loco Route

Purley - Warlingham - Caterham

32635 Caterham - Warlingham - Purley

Notes :
(1) Originally uploaded as having run on 27th August 1956 in error. Ran to celebrate the centenary of the Caterham line. On arrival at Caterham (after the booked non-stop run from Purley) the train was to be welcomed by a Reception Committee headed by the Chairman of Caterham and Warlingham Urban District Council, accompanied by the Regimental Band of 565 L.A.A. Regt., R.A., (T.A.). It was also anticipated that a TV and Film Unit would be present. There was scheduled to be an exhibition of historical relics (lent by the British Transport Commission) at St. John's Hall (by the station). The return run, like the outward, was booked as non-stop.

Sources : John Clifford (from contemporary sources), John Debens & Brian Read

Photo Review

DS377 at Caterham (photo: Mike Morant)

DS377 at Purley (photo: The Mike Morant Collection)

One of the very limited tour tickets (above)
[both From The John Debens Ticket Collection.]
One of the souvenir tour tickets (below)

(Purley station was originally named Godstone Road Junction)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Brian Read)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Purley 10.45d [P6] 14.50a
Caterham 11.00a 14.36d

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