8th October 1961

G.R. Lockie
The Colne Valley Ramblers' Excursion

Loco Used D8236
Stock Used 7x mainly Gresley coaches

Route :

Loco Route
D8236 London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - Clapton - Copper Mill Jn - Tottneham Hale - Ponders End - Cheshunt - Audley End - Saffron Walden - Bartlow
D8236 Bartlow - Haverhill North - Colne Valley Jn - 14.30d Halstead - Chapel & Wakes Colne ( - Marks Tey?)
D8236 (Marks Tey? - ) Chapel & Wakes Colne - (reverse of outward route) - Bartlow
D8236 Bartlow - (reverse of outward route) - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) Advertised as a Ramblers Excursion to Haverhill, Birdbrook, Yeldham, Sible & Castle Hedingham and Halstead, there was a mid-afternoon extension for non-ramblers to Chappel & Wakes Colne (Marks Tey?) and back with photo stops at Earls Colne and White Colne stations on the outward journey.

Sources : Chris Harley, David Russell, Trevor Machell & David Pearson

Photo Review

D8236 pauses at Yeldham (photo: David Pearson)

D8236 upon arrival at Halstead (photo: David Pearson)

David Pearson's tickets.

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