16th February 1963

British Rail
Demonstration Run of 25,000 Volt A.C. Main Line Electric Train

EMU's Used 603, ??? & 627 [later designated class 309]

Route : 1A37 (?throughout?)

EMU Used Route
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

Notes:
(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

Photo Review


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]
Stratford 10/56 14/23
Chadwell Heath 11/03 14/17
Shenfield 11/12 14.05 ~ 14.07
Chelmsford 11/20 13/57
Witham 11/27 13/50
Colchester 11/39 13/40
Wivenhoe 11/45 13/33
Thorpe-le-Soken 11/54 13/24
Clacton 12.00a 13.18d


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