8th January 1978

Railway Correspondence & Travel Society
Great Northern Outer Suburban Rail Tour

DMU's Used 51301+56433 + 51298+56431
Loco Used (NVR) steam: 841
Stock Used (NVR) included 2 ex-4-COR EMU carriages

Route :

Traction Route
DMU as listed London Kings Cross - Wood Green - Hertford North - Stevenage - Hitchin - Royston - Shepreth Branch Jn - Cambridge South Jn - (via goods lines) - Cambridge North Jn - Ely - Ely North Jn - March - Whittlesea - Peterborough
841 Orton Mere - Wansford
841 Wansford - Orton Mere
DMU as listed Peterborough - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) A bus transfer took place from Peterborough to Orton Mere on the Nene Valley Railway.

Source : Alan Osborn (on the train throughout)

Photo Review


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual
Kings Cross 09.48d 09.48
Wood Green 09/56 09/58
Enfield Chase 10/02 10/04
Cuffley 10/08 10/11
Hertford North 10p17a ~ 10p27d 10.18 ~ 10.27
Stevenage 10/40 10/40
Hitchin 10/46 10/46
Letchworth 10p51a ~ 11p01d 10.50 ~ 11.02
Royston 11p13a ~ 11p23d 11.13 ~ 11.23
Shepreth Branch Jn 11/36 11/36
Cambridge South Jn 11/41 [GL] 11/41 [GL]
Cambridge North Jn 11c43 ~ 11c45 11.43 ~ 11.45
Ely 12/03 12/00
Ely North Jn 12/06 12/03
March 12/23 12/18
Whittlesea 12/34 12/28
Peterborough 12.45a ~ 15.30d 12.41 ~ 15.32
Huntingdon 15/49 15/51
Sandy 16/03 16/03
Hitchin 16/17 16/14
Stevenage 16.23a ~ 16.24d 16.20 ~ 16.21
Woolmer Green 16/30 16/27
Potters Bar 16/40 16/38
Wood Green 16/47 16/44
Kings Cross 16.56a 16.51

Nene Valley Railway:

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Orton Mere ??.??d 13.14   ??.??a 14.53
Wansford ??.??a 13.35   ??.??d 14.35


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