6th October 1962

R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
East London No.3 Rail Tour

Loco Used D8236
Stock Used 5 coaches - mix of Gresley's & BR mark 1's

Route :

Loco Route
D8236 London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - Bow Jn - Western Jn - Southern Jn - Stratford Market - Canning Town - Thames Wharf Jn - Custom House - (via PLA Bridge) - Silvertown - North Woolwich
D8236 North Woolwich - (via Goods Road) - Silvertown - 100 yards onto Silvertown Tramway (1)
D8236 Silvertown Tramway - Silvertown
D8236 Silvertown - (via Tunnel) - Custom House (2) - Thames Wharf Jn
D8236 Thames Wharf Jn - Custom House - Beckton
D8236 Beckton - Custom House - Thames Wharf Jn (3)
D8236 Thames Wharf Jn - Thames Wharf
D8236 Thames Wharf - Thames Wharf Jn - Fork Jn - (via goods road) - Southern Jn - Stratford Low Level - Fork Jn - Loop Jn - Chobham Farm Jn - Loughton Branch Jn - (4) - Lea Bridge - Copper Mill Jn - Tottenham South Jn - Brimsdown - Cheshunt - Broxbourne - St Margarets - Buntingford
D8236 Buntingford - Broxbourne - Cheshunt - Turkey Street - Bury Street Jn - Seven Sisters - Hackney Downs - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) David Pearson comments: While the train was passing behind the up platform of Silvertown station to commence the Silvertown Tramway section of the tour, the commode handle on the middle door of the first BR Standard Mk.1 in the consist struck end of the fence at the back of the platform with a resounding crash, shearing one of the bolts of the handle and dislodging the globe from an adjacent gas lamp which fell to the platform and shattered. When the Inspector on the train realised what had happened he ordered the train to stop - about 100 yards into the tramway; that was as far as we went on the Silvertown Tramway that day! This incident was the reason for the Silvertown Tramway brake van tour on 30 March 1963.
(2) Booked reversal point.
(3) Was booked to reverse at Canning Town.
(4) Had been planned to use the "through goods road" at Temple Mills but this did not happen due to late running.

Sources : Terry Jackson & David Pearson

Photo Review


D8236 at North Woolwich (photo: David Pearson)


D8236 stopped on the Silvertown Tramway just past Silvertown station, prior
 to propelling back
(photo: David Pearson)


D8236 at Becton, above, and Buntingford, below (photos: David Pearson)

 
From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection   From The John Debens Ticket Collection


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson, Rodger Green & John Debens)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Liverpool Street 13.36d 13.36
6.73 Custom House 13.53a ~ 13.54d [via PLA bridge] 13.54 ~ ??.??
7.78 Silvertown 14/04 14/01
8.60 North Woolwich 14.07a ~ 14.17d [via goods road] 14.06 ~ ??.??
9.42 Silvertown 14/20 14/26
10.75 Silvertown Tramway 14/30 14/40
12.28 Silvertown 14/40 [via tunnel] 14/51
13.33 Custom House 14.43a ~ 14.53d 14/54 & 15/15
15.34 Beckton 14.59a ~ 15.09d 15.25 ~ 15.34
? Thames Wharf Jn ??/?? 15.45a ~ 15.54d
18.61 Canning Town 15.17a ~ 15.27d DIV
19.47 Thames Wharf 15.32a ~ 15.42d 15.56 ~ 16.00
22.25 Fork Jn 15/53 16/07
22.60 Loop Jn 15/56 16/09
23.69 Temple Mills East 15/59 16/11
37.53 Broxbourne 16/20 16/38
54.44 Buntingford 16.53a ~ 17.13d 17.14 ~ 17.25
71.35 Broxbourne 17/53 18/03
79.13 Bury Street Jn 18/08 18/29
88.44 Liverpool Street 18.32a 18.51


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