16th February 1963
Demonstration Run of 25,000 Volt A.C. Main Line Electric Train
|EMU's Used||603, ??? & 627 [later designated class 309]|
Route : 1A37 (?throughout?)
|as listed (2)||London Liverpool Street - (via GEML) - Colchester - Wivenhoe - Thorpe-le-Soken - Clacton-on-Sea|
|as listed||Clacton-on-Sea - (reverse of outward route) - London Liverpool Street|
(1) An identical run was made on 23rd February. The 16th February trip (at least) was formed of 2x 4-car sets (one with buffet) and 1x 2-car set.
(2) From other photographic evidence it is believed set 603 led the formation from London Liverpool Street to Clacton, but confirmation of this is required.
Sources : David Pearson & Colin Baxter
The train at Clacton, set 627 leading (photo: David Pearson)
David Pearson's ticket.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Pearson)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
|Liverpool Street||10.50d [P12]||14.30 [P12]|
|Shenfield||11/12||14.05½ ~ 14.07½|
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