21st March 1959
R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
London & North Kent Railtour
|Locos Used||D8401, 31507, 69504, 69614 & 68987|
|Stock Used||seven coaches including a cafeteria car|
|69614||London Liverpool Street - Bow Jn - (via Carpenders Road curve) - Victoria Park - Canonbury|
|69504||Canonbury - Finsbury Park - East Finchley|
|69504||East Finchley - Finsbury Park|
|68987||Finsbury Park - Kings Cross - Snow Hill - Blackfriars|
|31507||Blackfriars - Nunhead - Blackheath - Woolwich & Erith - (via curve to Bexley line) - (via Hither Green curve) - Lee - Chislehurst - Swanley - Fawkham - Gravesend West Street|
|31507||Gravesend West Street - Hither Green|
|D8401 (1)||Hither Green - New Cross - (via East London Line) - London Liverpool Street|
(1) This was the first occasion a diesel was used on an RCTS special.
Sources : David Hills & David Davis (compiled from contemporary
69504 at Canonbury (photo: The John Debens Collection)
From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.
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