28th May 1959

Uxbridge Council
(School Special)

Locos Used at least 6156

Route :

Loco Route
6156 Uxbridge Vine Street - Cowley - West Drayton
???? West Drayton - Slough - Reading General - Basingstoke - Eastleigh - Fareham - Portsmouth Harbour
???? Portsmouth Harbour - (reverse of outward route) - West Drayton
???? West Drayton - (reverse of outward route) - Uxbridge Vine Street

Notes :
(1) Chris Totty comments: On 28 May 1959 Uxbridge Council (can't remember if it was still an Urban District or had achieved Borough status by then) chartered a train for the local primary schools who were studying Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar in History. From my school diary of the day, we all bought a choc ice at Basingstoke so I presume we had a second loco change there from the WR to the SR variety.

Source : Chris Totty

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Chris Totty)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Uxbridge Vine Street (09.15d) ??.??   ??.??a ?
Cowley ??.??a ~ 09.19d ?   21.19a ~ ??.??d ?
Reading General ? 10/09   ? ?
Portsmouth Harbour 12.08a ?   18.03d ?

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