7th November 1964

? British Rail ?
(Football Special)

Loco(s) Used at least one Bullied Pacific?

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? Forest Hill - Sydenham - Penge West - Anerley - Norwood Junction - Selhurst - Streatham - Tulse Hil - Herne Hil - Briston - Factory Jn - Clapham Junction - East Putney - Wimbledon - Basingstoke - Winchester - Southampton Central
????? Southampton Central - (reverse of outward route) - Norwood Junction - (?reverse of outward route?) - Forest Hill

Notes :
(1) For Division 2 match (final score: Southampton 0:1 Crystal Palace)
(2) Brian Halford comments:
Memories - As a schoolboy it was my first long distance run behind a steam loco which I believe was a Bullied Pacific. I boarded the train at Norwood Junction and it ran via Selhurst, Streatham, Tulse Hill, Herne Hill, Brixton, Factory Jn, Clapham Junction, East Putney, Wimbledon, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton Central. Return the same route. On the return the train slipped to a stand on the curving, rising gradient between Herne Hill and Tulse Hill and was assisted by the following electric passenger train.
Start point of tour unconfirmed but presumed to be Forest Hill given the options - ticket having the pick-up points in alphabetical order.

From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.

Sources : Brian Halford (joined/left the train at Norwood Junction) & Andrew Fairholm

Timings (Booked & Actual - Approximate)
(from Brian Halford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Forest Hill ? ?   ? ?
Norwood Junction (11.00d) ?   (20.30a) (21.00)
Southampton Central (14.00a) ?   (17.30d) ?

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