11th November 1972

(privately organised)
Outer Circle Rail Tour

DMU's Used M50849+M59068+M50114 + M50891+M59348+M50850

Route :

DMU's Route
as listed London Broad Street - Dalston Jn - Camden Road - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction - Acton Wells Jn - Gunnersbury - Richmond
as listed Richmond [P3] - (via goods line to North Sheen crossing) - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Brixton - Nunhead - Lewisham - Blackheath - Charlton - Woolwich Dockyard
as listed Woolwich Dockyard - Charlton - Blackheath - Lewisham - Brixton - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Kew New Jn - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Cricklewood - Carlton Road Jn - Junction Road Jn - South Tottenham - Lea Bridge - Channelsea Jn - Stratford (LL) - North Woolwich
as listed North Woolwich - Stratford (LL) - Victoria Park - Dalston Western Jn
as listed Dalston Western Jn - London Broad Street

Notes :
(1) John Clifford Comments : This tour was arranged on behalf of an environmental group who wanted to show to the government that a railway already existed most of the way around London and that it would be preferable to use it instead of building more roads. Some of their plans have come to fruition in the intervening years. As I write this in 2003 I know that also some things have not changed! They advertised the tour is the railway press which is how I travelled on it. The timings advised were very limited. I was able to get the full timings for the Southern Region but not for elsewhere.


From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Broad Street 11.25d 11.26
Highbury 11.32a ~ 11.34d 11.34 ~ 11.34
Gospel Oak 11.41a ~ 11.43d 11.40 ~ 11.42
Willesden Junction (HL) 11.51a ~ 11.53d 11.49 ~ 11.51
Gunnersbury 12/01 12/01
Richmond 12.07a ~ 12.49d 12.06 ~ 12.51
Barnes 12/54 12/58
Clapham Junction 12.59a ~ 13.00d 13.02 ~ 13.03
Longhedge Jn 13/04 13/06
Factory Jn 13/06 13/08
Brixton 13/10 13/11
Cambria Jn 13/11 13/12
Nunhead 13/15 13/15
Lewisham 13/27 13/23
Blackheath 13/29 13/25
Charlton 13/34 13/34
Woolwich Dockyard 13.37a ~ 14.20d 13.36 ~ 14.27
Charlton 14/22 14/29
Blackheath 14/26 14/33
Lewisham 14/28 14.35a ~ 14.35d
Nunhead 14/34 14/39
Cambria Jn 14/37 14/42
Brixton 14/39 14/48
Factory Jn 14/45 14/51
Clapham Junction 14.49a ~ 14.50d 14.58 ~ 14.59
Barnes 14/56 15/03
New Kew Jn 15/01 15/07
Kew East Jn 15/04 15/09
South Tottenham 15.44a ~ 15.52d 15.48 ~ 16.00
North Woolwich 16.26a ~ 16.41d 16.39 ~ 16.55
Dalston Western Jn 16.59a ~ 17.04d 17.19 ~ 17.24
Dalston Jn 17.07a ~ 17.48d 17.26 ~ 17.45
Broad Street 17.53a 17.51


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