25th August 1962

R.C.T.S. (Northampton Branch)
Fernie Rail Tour

Locos Used 41225, 42350 & 44278

Route :

Loco Route

Northampton Castle - ??? - Northampton Castle

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required - other info suggests 42350 worked:
Northampton – Market Harborough – UppinghamWansfordPeterborough – Manton – OakhamHigham Ferrers. It is believed 42350 was the first loco used, then 41225 and finally 44278. The tour ticket was also valid on service trains between Euston & Northampton prior to and after the tour.

Sources : Mark Harrington & Gary Thornton (from contemporary sources)

Photo Review

It is assumed these two views were taken at Northampton Castle Station.
(Pictures by kind permission of the Northampton Chronicle & Echo)

42350 looking north as the train is about to pass under the A605 road
bridge on the Fletton branch near Peterborough at 13:20
(photo: Tommy Tomalin/William Marriott Museum/00522)

42350 is seen here facing Wellingborough at Rushden station
(photo: Tommy Tomalin/William Marriott Museum/01477)

42350 at Higham Ferrers station, also facing Wellingborough
(photo: Tommy Tomalin/William Marriott Museum/01478)

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

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