2nd November 1974

B.R. (S.R. - S.W. Division)
Crosstown

Loco Used 33111
Stock Used 4TC's 416 & 424 + RMB 1872

Route :

Loco Route
33111 (1) Wimbledon - Merton Park - Merton Abbey (Liberty Road Bridge)
33111 Merton Abbey (Liberty Road Bridge) - Merton Park - Wimbledon
33111 (1) Wimbledon - Kingston - Twickenham
33111 Twickenham - Whitton Jn - Hounslow - Brentford Central - Old Kew Jn - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Cricklewood - Carlton Road Jn - Junction Road Jn - South Tottenham - Tottenham South Jn - Lea Bridge - High Meads Jn - (2) - Lea Jn - Dalston Eastern Jn - Camden Road - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction (HL) - Mitre Bridge Jn - Kensington Olympia
33111 (1) Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Old Oak Common - Ealing Broadway - Southall Sidings
33111 Southall - Brentford Goods
33111 (1) Brentford Goods - Southall sidings
33111 Southall sidings - Drayton Green - Green ford East Jn - Old Oak Common - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Clapham Junction - East Putney - Wimbledon

Notes:
(1) Loco propelling.
(2) Train was booked via Stratford station. Greg Beecroft comments: the diversion via the curve from High Meads Jn to Lea Jn, rather than Stratford station, as scheduled, is of note.  This curve was officially banned to passenger trains at the time, and appears to have been done by local arrangement.  Note the scheduled photo stop at Lea Bridge, during most of which the tour organiser was on the phone to the signalbox!

John Clifford comments : This tour was the first (I think) of a number of successful tours arranged by the South Western division of the Southern Region. Were that the present day TOC's as resourceful! We covered the remains of the Tooting Goods line which by this time went only to Merton Abbey. I'm writing this in May 2003 and believe that the line had shut by this time throughout so we were the last passenger train to use it.

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

Photo Review


Two photos of the tour passing Three Bridges on the Brentford branch
(both photos: Ian Baker courtersy of Nick Catford)


Bob Bridgers ticket for the tour.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Wimbledon 10.05d 10.13
Merton Park 10/07 10/18
Merton Abbey (Liberty Bridge) 10.11a ~ 10.21d 10.21 ~ 10.28
Merton Park 10/24 10.32a ~ 10.35d
Wimbledon 10.27a ~ 10.35d 10.42 ~ 10.46
New Malden 10/40 10/52
Strawberry Hill 10/54 11/03
Twickenham 10.58a ~ 11.06d 11.07 ~ 11.12
Whitton Jn 11/10 11/18
Hounslow 11/11 11/22
Old Kew Jn 11.16a ~ 11.18d 11/26
Kew East Jn 11/21 11/27
South Acton 11/25 11/36
Acton Wells Jn 11/30 11/40
Dudding Hill Jn 11/39 11.48a ~ 11.51d
Cricklewood Jn 11.44a ~ 11.46d 11.55 ~ 11.56
Carlton Road Jn 11/58 12/07
Upper Holloway 12/07 12/11
South Tottenham 12/12 12/16
Tottenham South Jn 12.30a ~ 12.31d 12.17 ~ 12.30
Lea Bridge 12.35a ~ 12.45d 12.35 ~ 12.46
Temple Mills East 12/48 12/52
Stratford ??/?? DIV
Victoria Park 12/58 12/57
Dalston Eastern Jn 13/02 13/03
Dalston Western Jn 13/03 13/05
Camden Road 13.11a ~ 13.22d 13.17 ~ 13.22
Camden Road Jn 13/23 13/23
Willesden Junction (HL) 13/38 13/38
Mitre Bridge Jn 13/40 13/40
North Pole Jn 13/42 13/41
Kensington (Olympia) 13.48a ~ 14.05d 13.46 ~ 14.11
North Pole Jn 14/11 14/18
Old Oak Common 14.14a ~ 14.21d 14.19 ~ 14.23
Southall 14.31a ~ 14.45d 14.34 ~ 14.41
Brentford Goods 14.55a ~ 15.05d 14.58 ~ 15.04
Southall 15.15a ~ 15.30d 15.19 ~ 15.31
Hanwell 15/34 15/37
Greenford East Jn 15/42 15/45
Old Oak Common 15.50a ~ 15.52d 15.54 ~ 15.54
North Pole Jn 15/55 15/56
Kensington (Olympia) 16.02a ~ 16.04d 16/01
Latchmere Jn 16/10 16/09
Clapham Junction 16.13a ~ 16.15d 16/13
Point Pleasant Jn 16/18 16/15
East Putney 16/21 16/18
Wimbledon 16.27a 16.29


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