21st May 1960

Westminster Bank Railway Society
Tour of London Termini

Traction Used ?????

Route :

Traction Route
????? London Liverpool Street - Bow Jn - Western Jn - Channelsea Jn - Lea Jn - Dalston Eastern Jn - Dalston Junction - Broad Street
????? Broad Street - Dalston Junction - Dalston Western Jn - Canonbury Jn - Finsbury Park
????? Finsbury Park - Kings Cross York Road - Kings Cross LTE - Farringdon - Holborn LL - Blackfriars - Cannon Street
????? Cannon Street - London Bridge - Peckham Rye - Denmark Hill - Battersea Park - Victoria
????? Victoria - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Kensington Olympia - Viaduct Jn - North Acton - Greenford - West Ruislip
????? West Ruislip - South Ruislip - Wembley Stadium - Neasden South Jn - Marylebone
????? Marylebone - Neasden South Jn - Neasden North Jn - (via Wembley Stadium loop) - Neasden North Jn - Neasden Midland Jn
????? Neasden Midland Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Cricklewood Jn - Kentish Town - St Pancras
????? St Pancras - Kentish Town - Junction Road Jn - Upper Holloway - South Tottenham - Tottenham South Jn - Copper Mill Jn - Clapton Jn - Hackney Downs - Bethnal Green - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) Route & traction confirmation required - above is from booked timings. Seen on the Wembley loop line. The tour timing sheet carried the following comments;
'British Railways have requested that passengers leave the train at London Bridge while the coaches are being reversed over track which is not permitted to bear passenger carrying stock'.
'As the tour is taking longer than was estimated at first, passengers may leave the train at Marylebone or St. Pancras. From the route there is no special interest in the final part'.
(2) Andrew Fairholm suggests traction may have been a DMU however a photo published in The Transport Treasury book 'Traction Times' shows an unidentified D84xx at Kensington Olympia on what is said to be this train. In terms of the loco identity reference is made to the use of D8408 the following day on a British Railways organised Day Excursion, with the thought the same loco might have been used?


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.

Sources : Andrew Fairholm & Brian Read/Edwin Wilmshurst

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

Location Booked
Liverpool Street 14.14d [P8]
Bow Jn 14/22
Channelsea Jn 14/27
Victoria Park 14.32 ~ 14.34
Dalston Eastern Jn 14/40
Dalston Junction 14/41
Broad Street 14.50a ~ 15.10d
Dalston Junction 15/18
Dalston Western Jn 15/19
Canonbury Jn 15/23
Finsbury Park 15.27a ~ 15.47d
Kings Cross York Road 15.53a ~ 16.03d
Kings Cross LTE 16/05
Farringdon 16.08 ~ 16.10
Holborn LL 16/15
Blackfriars 16/17
Cannon Street 16.23a ~ 16.41d
London Bridge 16.44a ~ 17.12d
Peckham Rye 17/18
Denmark Hill 17/21
Battersea Park 17/26
Victoria (Central) 17.30a ~ 17.44d
Stewarts Lane Jn 17/49
Longhedge Jn 17/51
Latchmere Jn 17/53
Kensington Olympia 18.00a ~ 18.13d
North Acton 18/33
West Ruislip 18.50a ~ 19.00d
Northolt Jn East 19/05
Neasden South Jn 19/15
Marylebone 19.25a ~ 19.35d
Neasden South Jn 19/45
Neasden North Jn 19/47
via Wembley Stadium Loop -
Neasden North Jn 19/54
Neasden South Jn 19/56
Neasden Midland Jn 20.00 ~ 20.12
Dudding Hill Jn 20/17
Cricklewood Jn 18.22 ~ 18.30
Kentish Town 20/37
St Pancras 20.41a ~ 20.51d
Islip Street Jn 20/54
Kentish Town 20/55
Junction Road Jn 21/00
Upper Holloway 21/03
South Tottenham 21/10
Tottenham South Jn 21/13
Hackney Downs 21/18
Liverpool Street 21.28a [P5]


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