11th September 1955
|Locos Used||31806, 32329 'Stephenson', 60133 'Pommern', 62666 'Zeebrugge' & 62667 'Somme'|
|Stock Used||14 coaches (1)|
|60133||Leeds - Doncaster|
|62666+62667||Doncaster - (via ECML) - Tuxford (Dukeries Jn) - (via LD&RC) - Clipstone - Mansfield - Kirkby South Jn - (via GCML) - Woodford halse - Banbury - Oxford - Basingstoke|
|31806-32329||Basingstoke - Farnborough (3)|
|31806-32329||Farnborough - Basingstoke|
|62666+62667||Basingstoke - (reverse of outward route) - Doncaster|
|60133||Doncaster - (reverse of outward route) - Leeds|
(1) Train was organised to take passengers to the last day of the S.B.A.C. air display at Farnborough.
(2) Stock used described as 'composite sleeping car at the front end and at the other one of the beaver-tail observation cars'. 'In between were the eight "day cars" of tourist open stock, two kitchen cars, a buffet car, and one of the two long-bar lounge cars of the Eastern Region'. The observation car was removed by a diesel-electric shunter at Basingstoke.
(3) After Farnborough it is reported 'after depositing its passengers, the train continued to Woking, and in the course of turning end for end, visited Ascot and Virginia Water'. It is unclear if this was simply an E.C.S. move, or was available to anyone choosing not to visit the Air Show.
Source : Tony Saville (from contemporary report)
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