3rd August 1958

G.R. Lockie
Riverside Special

Loco(s) Used at least GWR 56xx 2-6-2T
Tube(s) Used (2) Watford-type electric compartment set

Route :

Traction Route
Tube(s) as listed New Cross Gate - Aldgate East - Moorgate (Met.) - King's Cross (Met.) - London Paddington (Suburban)
GWR 56xx 2-6-2T London Paddington (Suburban) - West Ealing - Ealing Broadway - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Cookham - Bourne End
GWR 56xx 2-6-2T Bourne End - Marlow
GWR 56xx 2-6-2T Marlow - Bourne End - Woodburn Green - Loudwater - High Wycombe
GWR 56xx 2-6-2T High Wycombe - Beaconsfield - Denham - Greenford - Greenford South Loop Jn - West Ealing - Ealing Broadway - London Paddington (Suburban)
Tube(s) as listed London Paddington (Suburban) - (reverse of outward route) - New Cross Gate

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from advertised times. Passengers from Greenford were to use a service train to join the outward special at West Ealing. On the return leg any passengers who had left the train at Maidenhead or Cookham would have to make their own way to Bourne End to join the return special.
'Watford-type electric compartment set' given against an original routing of New Cross Gate to Paddington (Suburban) & back. Was this the only tube stock used?
(3) The advertising sheet carried the following notes: 'Conducted Rambles (optional) will be arranged with the usual catering facilities. It is hoped to include a river trip for some of the parties at extra fare. This excursion is also suitable for NON-WALKERS. Boats may be hired at a number of points and suitable connections will be made with Salter Bros vessels of which details will be distributed on the train so passengers may enjoy some of the finest river scenery, including the famous CLIVEDEN REACH.
(4) It was possible to purchase tickets from the stations at
New Cross Gate, Aldgate East, Moorgate (Met.) & King's Cross (Met.) and from the other stations on the day from 20 minutes to 5 minutes prior to departure time, or in advance from G.R. Lockie if remittance and an addressed envelope was received no later than 31st July 1958.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Source : Ian Clark (SLS)

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from Brian Read/Edwin Wilmshurst)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
New Cross Gate 9.34d 21.50a
Aldgate East 09.47d 21.37a
Moorgate (Met.) 09.51d 21.33a
King's Cross (Met.) 09.58d 21.26a
Paddington (Suburban) 10.07a ~ 10.13d 21.12a ~ 21.17d
Ealing Broadway 10.26d 21.00a
West Ealing 10.30d 20.56a
Greenford 09.58d (see note A below) 20.45a


Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Loudwater - 19.50d
Wooburn Green - 19.45d
Maidenhead 10.57a -
Cookham 11.05a -
Bourne End 11.09a 19.41d
Marlow 11.25a 19.34d

Notes :
(A) Change at West Ealing in outwards direction.

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