16th September 1961

South Bedfordshire Locomotive Club
The Lea Flyer

Locos Used GNR 1247 (privately owned J52 0-6-0T 68846)
Stock Used 6x BR mark 1's

Route :

Loco Route

Welwyn Garden City - Cole Green - Hertingfordbury - Hertford Cowbridge

1247 Hertford Cowbridge - (reverse of outward route) - Welwyn Garden City - Hatfield
1247 Hatfield - Welwyn Garden City - Harpenden East - Luton Bute Street

Notes :
(1) Originally shown as starting at Luton Bute Street at 14:00 however David Pearson confirms tickets were valid using a service train to Welwyn Garden City where the tour started. Train carried a class 2 lamp headcode.

Sources : Trevor Machell (from contemporary sources) & David Pearson (travelled on the tour)

Photo Review

1247 during the photo-stop at Cole Green (photo: David Pearson)

Another photo-stop, this one at Hertingfordbury (photo: David Pearson)

Tour's end - Luton Bute Street (photo: David Pearson)

David Pearson's ticket.

Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Pearson)

Location Booked
Welwyn Garden City 14.15d
Cole Green 14p37a ~ 14p50d
Hertfordbury 14p56a ~ 15p10d
Hertford Cowbridge 15.26a ~ 16.15d
Welwyn Garden City 16.51a ~ ??.??d
Hatfield 16.56a ~ 17.15d
Welwyn Garden City ?
Wheathampstead ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Harpenden East ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Luton Bute Street 18.00a

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