1st October 1960

R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
The Northern Heights Rail Tour

DMU Used 6-car set (3x 2-car 1955-built Met Cam sets)

Route :

DMU Route
as listed (13.55d) London Fenchurch Street - Barking
as listed

Barking - Woodgrange Park - Forest Gate Jn - Stratford - Bow Road - Bow Jn - Gas Factory Jn - Salmons Lane Jn - Limehouse Jn - Limehouse West India Dock - Millwall Junction - Poplar (L&B) - East India Dock

as listed

East India Dock - Poplar (L&B) - Millwall Junction Poplar Loop Lines

as listed Millwall Junction Poplar Loop Lines - Poplar Central - Devons Road - Bow NL - Old Ford - Victoria Park - Dalston Eastern Jn - Camden Road Jn
as listed Camden Road Jn - St Pancras Sidings - St Pancras G.N. Jn (North London Incline) - Goods & Mineral Jn - Copenhagen Jn - Finsbury Park - Highgate - Finchley Central - Edgware
as listed Edgware - Finsbury Park - Canonbury Jn - Victoria Park - Stratford (1)

Notes :
(1) From Canonbury, the train was originally advertised to terminate at Broad Street (at about 6pm).
(2) The Met Cam sets were the type which later had the "yellow diamond" coupling code.

Sources : Terry Jackson, Gary Thornton, Eric Oates & David Pearson

Photo Review


The train captured on film at Poplar L&B (photo: David Pearson)


Although not booked to stop there, it appears there was time for photos at
Finchley Central (photo: David Pearson)


The train reversed at Edgware GNR station (photo: David Pearson)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Terry Jackson)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Fenchurch Street 13.55d
2.52 Gas Factory Jn 14/02
7.45 Barking 14.11a ~ 14.24d
9.15 Woodgrange Park 14.28a ~ 14.29d
9.54 Forest Gate Jn 14/33
11.36 Stratford (GE) 14/38
12.09 Bow Jn 14/42
12.60 Gas Factory Jn 14/45
13.35 Salmons Lane Jn 14/48
14.71 East India Dock Goods 14.58a ~ 15.00d
15.29 Millwall Jn 15/03
??.?? Poplar Exchange Sidings ??/??
??.?? Poplar Loop Line 15/15
15.72 Poplar Central (Reception Sidings) 15.17a ~ 15.20d
17.18 Bow Jn (NL) 15/30
20.03 Dalston Eastern Jn 15/39
23.23 Camden Road Jn 15.47a ~ 15.50d
??.?? St Pancras Sidings 15.55a ~ 15.57d
23.68 St Pancras Jn (NL Incline) 16.00a ~ 16.05d
24.17 Goods & Mineral Jn 16/09
25.69 Finsbury Park 16/16
27.51 Park Jn 16/30
29.77 Finchley Central 16/37
32.55 Mill Hill Central 16.39a ~ 16.40d
33.76 Edgware 16.50a ~ 17.10d
37.04 Mill Hill East 17/22
40.21 Park Jn 17/32
42.63 Finsbury Park 17/48
44.15 Canonbury Jn 17.52a ~ 17.54d
48.51 Stratford 18.15a


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