3rd January 1958

London Transport
Silver Train

Stock Used 1956 7-car Tube Stock (either Met Camm, BRCW or GRCW)

Route :

Stock Route
as listed Acton Town - Hounslow West
as listed Hounslow West - Acton Town

Notes :
(1) Rod Miebs comments:
An annual "Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Exhibition" was held at the Royal Horticultural Halls, Victoria SW1, early in the New Year in the 50s. I went to a number of them. In 1958 London Transport had a stand and were selling tickets for a non-stop run from Acton Town to Hounslow West, then a terminus, and back. This was to show off the 1956 Tube Stock, Three sets were built being the prototypes for the 1959 Tube Stock. I bought a ticket for a Boy or Girl costing 6d. It was dated for 03 Jan 1958, I traveled in the afternoon after visiting the exhibition.
(2) Route confirmation required. On the back of the ticket was written place names in the following order; Barnet, Oakwood, St James, Schoolboy Exhibition, St James, Sloane Square, Hammersmith, Acton Town, Hounslow West, Acton Town, Hammersmith, Temple, Aldwych, Holborn, Southgate, Oakwood, Barnet. It is unknown exactly how this relates to the ticket/train.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Rod Miebs & John Debens

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