30th September 1950
R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
Holborn Viaduct to Victoria Rail Tour
|Locos Used||31102, 31722 & 32418|
|?????||Holborn Viaduct - Cannon Street|
|?????||Cannon Street - London Bridge - Spa Road Jn - Depford - Maze Hill - Charlton - Plumstead|
|?????||Plumstead - Blackheath - Lewisham - Nunhead - Brixton - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Point Pleasant Jn - East Putney - Wimbledon - St Helier - Sutton - West Croydon - Selhurst - Balham - Clapham Junction - Pouparts Jn - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria|
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. It was expected, if the train was to exceed five coaches in length, that an assisting loco was to have been added (double-heading with the train loco) at St Helier to cope with a 1:44 grade that the train was to tackle. That being the case, an 8min stop was being allowed at West Croydon and arrival into Victoria was to be at 16.58 instead of 16.48 as below.
(2) Photo evidence confirms 31722 was in sole charge at Cannon Street and West Croydon, 32418+31722 at St Helier.
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Sources : David Davis, John Debens & Andrew
Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)
|Cannon Street||14.09a ~ 14.10d|
|Spa Road Jn||14/24|
|North Kent East Jn||14/26|
|Plumstead||14.44 ~ 14.57|
|Clapham Junction||15/40 [Windsor Lines]|
|Point Pleasant Jn||15/44|
|St Helier||16p00a ~ 16p04d|
|Stewarts Lane Jn||16/42|
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