31st March 1962

R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
Great Eastern Commemorative Steam Rail Tour

Locos Used 11168, 65567 & 70003 'John Bunyan'
Stock Used 6x Gresley coaches

Route :

Loco(s) Route
70003 London Liverpool Street - Ipswich - Trowse Upper Jn - Norwich Victoria
11168 (1) Norwich Victoria - Trowse Upper Jn
70003 Trowse Upper Jn - Norwich Thorpe
65567 Norwich Thorpe - Trowse - Wymondham - Dereham - County School - Foulsham
65567 Foulsham - County School - Dereham - Swaffham
65567 Swaffham - Watton - Thetford
70003 Thetford - Ely - Cambridge - Bishops Stortford - Broxbourne - Brimsdown - Angel Road - Tottenham Hale - Coppermill Jn - Clapton Jn - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) 70003 on rear.
(2) Originally uploaded as having been run by the L.C.G.B. (in error). This tour was organised to celebrate the passing of steam-haulage on the GEML.

Sources : Terry Jackson (on the train throughout) & Gary Thornton

Photo Review


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


65567 and tour-goers at Foulsham (photo: The John Debens Collection)


70003 in pristine looking condition at Thetford (photo: Alan Sainty Collection)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Terry Jackson)

Location Booked
Liverpool Street 09.10d
Stratford 09/18
Chadwell Heath 09/25
Shenfield 09/36
Chelmsford 09/45
Witham 09/53
Colchester 10/07
Manningtree 10/15
Ipswich 10.25a ~ 10.30d
Haughley 10/44
Tivetshall 11/00
Norwich Victoria 11.16a ~ 11.40d
Trowse Upper Jn 11.43a ~ 11.45d
Norwich Thorpe 11.53a ~ 12.03d
Wymondham 12/23
Dereham 12.45a ~ 12.53d
County School 13/07
Foulsham 13.32a ~ 13.42d
County School 14/06
Dereham 14.19a ~ 14.29d
Wendling 14.39a ~ 14.45d
Swaffham 15.05a ~ 15.30d
Watton 15.55a ~ 16.05d
Roudham Jn 16/26
Thetford 16.34a ~ 16.55d
Brandon 17/03
Ely 17/20
Cambridge 17.38a ~ 17.48d
Audley End 18/03
Elsenham 18/09
Bishops Stortford 18/15
Broxbourne 18/28
Tottenham 18/42
Hackney Downs 18/48
Liverpool Street 18.57a


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