19th November 1988

Branch Line Society
The Lea and Brent Rambler

Tour cancelled, due to staffing issues.

DMU Used booked for Western Region 3-car set

Route :

DMU Advertised Route (1)
as listed London Waterloo - Vauxhall - Clapham Junction - Barnes - New Kew Jn - Kew East Jn - Acton Central - Acton Wells Jn - Neasden Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Brent Curve Jn - (via Silkstream Flyover) - Luton - Dunstable [EoL requested]
as listed Dunstable - Luton - (via Hendon Chord) - Brent Curve Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Acton Wells Jn - (via Acton Main Line Down Goods line) - Ealing Broadway - Greenford East Jn - (via Old Oak Flyover) - London Paddington [P1A]
as listed London Paddington [P1A] - Ealing Broadway - Greenford West Jn - West Ruislip [headshunt beyond station]
as listed West Ruislip [headshunt beyond station] - West Ruislip LU depot [adjacent to carriage washing plant]
as listed West Ruislip LU depot [adjacent to carriage washing plant] - West Ruislip [headshunt beyond station]
as listed West Ruislip [headshunt beyond station] - Park Royal Guiness Depot [EoL requested]
as listed Park Royal Guiness Depot - Greenford South Jn - Hanwell Jn - Slough [Up Bay Platform requested]
as listed Slough - (via Iver GL] - Southall - (via Up GL] - Hanwell - North Pole Jn - Factory Jn - Lewisham - Hoo Jn - Cliffe [EoL requested]
as listed Cliffe - London Bridge - Holborn Viaduct [P1 requested]
as listed Holborn Viaduct - Canterbury Road Jn - Ludgate Jn - Clapham Junction - Kew East Jn - Cricklewood Curve Jn - (via goods lines) - West Hampstead South Jn - London St Pancras
as listed London St Pancras - Cricklewood
as listed Cricklewood - Junction Road Jn - South Tottenham
as listed South Tottenham - Seven Sisters - Cheshunt [Bay Platform requested]
as listed Cheshunt - South Tottenham - Tottenham South Jn - Temple Mills - Channelsea North Jn - Stratford - (via Ilford down loop] - Ilford
as listed Ilford - (via Ilford up loop & up ECS line) - Forest Gate Jn - Lea Jn - Hackney Wick
as listed Hackney Wick - High Meads Jn - Temple Mills
as listed Temple Mills - Stratford - Lea Jn - (via a.c. goods line) - Dalston Jn - Camden Road East Jn - Willesden Junction - Richmond
as listed Richmond - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Tour reported to have been cancelled less than 24 hours before it ran, due to staffing issues.
(2) Above route is the advertised route on the booking form. The actual route to have been taken on the day was much different according to the letter sent out with the tickets, as the description below demonstrates (wording copied exactly per the letter accompanying the ticket):
There have been a number of changes to the route; in particular, we regret that, due to a refusal by London Midland Region of all LM goods lines in our original proposal, we will be unable to visit Dunstable; and also that, due to problems with lack of route knowledge and the non-availability of a spare pilotman, it will not be possible to include the branch to Guiness, Park Royal, or the Old Oak flyover. As partial compensation, we have requested the inclusion of the Angerstein Wharf branch; (confirmation of this was awaited at the time of writing). Now confirmed. The changes of route, as originally stated on the booking form are;
Delete: Kew East Jn - Dunstable - Dudding Hill Jn / substitute: Richmond (rev) - Willesden Junction HL (rev)
Delete: Old Oak flyover
Delete: branch to Guiness Depot, Park Royal / Substitute: (after West Ruislip LU Depot): Greenford West to South Jn's
Delete: Ludgate Jn - St Pancras - South Tottenham (rev) / Substitute: Kensington Olympia - Greenford East Jn - West Ealing - Acton ML up goods line - Acton Wells Jn - Stratford - Temple Mills - Tottenham South Jn - South Tottenham East Jn
Delete: Ilford (rev) / Substitute: Gidea Park (rev)
Delete: a.c. goods line, Dalton Jn - Camden Road East Jn
The requested route to and from Cliffe is outwards via Charlton (including Angerstein Wharf) and return via Sidcup, Hither Green and Parks Bridge Jn

John F Kappler's ticket

Sources : John F Kappler & Mark Herriott

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John F Kappler)

Location Booked [Advertised]
Waterloo 08.30d [07.45d approx]
Clapham Junction ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Luton ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Willesden Junction ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Richmond ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Clapham Junction ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Waterloo [18.30 approx]

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