1st March 1969

R.C.T.S.
London Suburban Rail Tour

DEMUs Used 1001 & 1006

Route :

DEMU Route
as listed Clapham Junction (Central) - Kensington Olympia - Old Oak Common - Greenford East loop - West Ealing - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn
as listed Acton Wells Jn - New Kew Jn - Hounslow loop - Clapham Junction (Western)
as listed Clapham Junction  (Western)- Longhedge Jn - Brixton - Loughborough Junction -Blackfriars Bridge - Snow Hill Tunnel - Farringdon - Kings Cross - Kentish Town - Finchley Road - Cricklewood Jn - Dudding Hill Jn
as listed Dudding Hill Jn - Brent Jn No 2
as listed Brent Jn No 2 - Carlton Road Jn - Junction Road Jn - Temple Mills yard - Stratford - North London Line - Willesden Junction HL - North Pole Jn - Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria (Eastern)

Notes :
This tour of the central London area included the restricted Metropolitan Widened Lines, which dictated the use of 'short' coaches, in this case a pair of the SR Hastings line units. Train was delayed at Holborn LL due to a lack of pilotman.


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.

Sources : David Hills (compiled from contemporary reports),
John Clifford (on the train throughout) & John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick & John Clifford)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Clapham Junction (Central) 10.30d 10.30
0.45 Latchmere Jn 10/33 10/33
3.33 Kensington Olympia 10.42a ~ 10.43d 10.39 ~ 10.43
5.23 North Pole Jn 10/51 10/50
5.59 Old Oak Common East 10/53 10/52
6.16 Old Oak Common West 10/55 10/53
10.15 Greenford East Loop 11/01 10/59
10.41 Greenford South Loop 11/03 11/00
12.48 West Ealing 11/09 11/05
14.68 Acton Main Line 11.14a ~ 11.15d 11.09 ~ 11.11
15.54 Acton Wells Jn 11.17a ~ 11.21d 11.18 ~ 11.25
17.43 South Acton 11/25 11/29
18.19 Kew East Jn 11/29 11/32
18.43 New Kew Jn 11.31a ~ 11.35d 11/33
21.01 Barnes 11/43 11/43
24.14 Clapham Junction (Western) 11.48a ~ 12.47d 11.48 ~ 12.47
25.20 Longhedge Jn 12/50 12/50
25.65 Factory Jn 12/53 12/54
27.13 Brixton 12/57 12/57
27.60 Loughborough Junction 12/59 12/59
30.69 Blackfriars 13/05 13/07
31.04 Holborn LL 13/07 13/09
31.30 Farringdon 13/09 13/54
32.25 Kings Cross (Suburban) 13/12 13/57
34.07 Kentish Town 13.18a ~ 13.21d 14/04
36.02 Finchley Road 13/27 14/23
37.63 Cricklewood Jn 13/34 14/27
38.46 Dudding Hill Jn 13.38a ~ 13.41d 14.29 ~ 14.43
39.49 Brent No.2 Jn 13.46a ~ 13.49d 14.38 ~ 14.44
41.79 Finchley Road 13/53 14/49
43.42 Carlton Road Jn 13/56 14/51
44.14 Junction Road Jn 14/00 14/55
44.44 Upper Holloway 14/04 14/59
47.33 South Tottenham 14/10 15/07
50.65 Temple Mills East 14.19a ~ 14.22d 15/16
51.46 Stratford 14/25 15.18a ~ 15.21d
51.74 Channelsea Jn 14/27 15/24
54.38 Dalston Eastern Jn 14/34 15/30
54.69 Dalston Western Jn 14/35 15.31a ~ 15.31d
57.62 Camden Road Jn 14/49 15/36
63.32 Willesden Junction HL 15/05 15/50
63.67 Mitre Bridge Jn 15/07 15/51
64.24 North Pole Jn 15/08 15/52
66.15 Kensington Olympia 15.12a ~ 15.15d 15.59 ~ 15.59
69.03 Latchmere Jn 15/23 16/05
69.68 Longhedge JN 15/26 16/09
70.18 Stewarts Lane Jn 15/29 16/10
71.38 Victoria (Eastern) 15.35a 16.18


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