8th November 1970

L.C.G.B. (Croydon Branch)
Southern & North London Electric Train Tour

Loco Used 6532
EMU Used 4COR no. 3135

Route :

Traction Route
3135 London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Brentford Central - Hounslow - Whitton - Twickenham
6532 (1) Twickenham - Richmond - Richmond SB
6532 (1) (2) Richmond SB - Richmond [P7]
3135 Richmond - Gunnersbury - Acton Wells - Willesden Junction (HL) - Gospel Oak - Camden Road - Dalston Jn - London Broad Street
3135 London Broad Street - Dalston Jn - Camden Road - Gospel Oak - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction (LL) - Wembley Central - Harrow - Watford Junction
3135 Watford Junction - Croxley Green
3135 Croxley Green - Watford Junction 
3135 Watford Junction - Harrow - Wembley Central - Willesden Junction (LL) - Queen Park - London Euston
3135 London Euston - Queen Park - Willesden Junction (LL)
3135 Willesden Junction (LL) - Kensal Green Jn 
3135 Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction (HL) - Acton Wells Jn - Gunnersbury - Richmond - Twickenham - Staines Central - Windsor
3135 Windsor - Staines Central
3135 Staines Central - Chertsey - Weybridge - Surbiton - Wimbledon - East Putney - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 6532 hauling the EMU. John Clifford comments: As far as I can recall the reason for the loco was that there were worries that 3135 would be gapped if it tried to go over the crossing at Richmond from the Southern to the London Midland lines. On the way back they were happy for this move to take place which we did without problem. Incidentally there was a direct connection at this time. David Manders adds: The loco was used at Richmond as LM live rail had no gap or side ramp for shoes and would have knocked them all off, so the appropriate ones were ‘paddled up’ for the manoeuvre. This did not apply on the return journey.
(2) Loco propelling.
(3) John Clifford also comments : The LMR d.c. lines had been converted from 4th rail to 3rd rail operation a few months previously and the LCGB took the opportunity to run a tour using a Southern Region EMU over all the lines.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout)

Photo Review


Two photos of 3135 at Croxley Green (photos: David Pearson)


Strange bedfellows at Watford Junction! (photo: David Pearson)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Victoria 09.32d 09.31
Battersea Pier Jn 09/34 09/34
Stewarts Lane 09/36 09.35a ~ 09.37d
Longhedge Jn 09/39 09/40
Clapham Junction 09.42a ~ 09.45d 09.43 ~ 09.45
Barnes 09/50 09/49
Hounslow 10/00 10/00
Whitton Jn 10/02 10.02a ~ 10.06d
Twickenham 10.05a ~ 10.20d 10.09 ~ 10.29
Richmond 10.24a ~ 10.50d 10.34 ~ 10.55
Gunnersbury 10/55 10/59
South Acton 10/58 11/01
Acton Wells Jn 11.03a ~ 11.08d 11.06 ~ 11.14
Willesden Junction (HL) 11.11a ~ 11.13d 11.17 ~ 11.17
Camden Road 11/28 11/27
Dalston Jn 11/35 11/32
Broad Street 11.40a ~ 11.55d 11.37 ~ 11.55
Dalston Jn 12/00 12/00
Camden Road 12/07 12/08
Kensal Green Jn 12/20 12/19
Willesden Junction (HL) 12/23 12.20a ~ 12.20d
Watford Junction 12.51a ~ 12.55d 12.49 ~ 12.55
Croxley Green Jn 12/57 13/01
Croxley Green 13.02a ~ 13.17d 13.05 ~ 13.16
Croxley Green Jn 13/21 13/19
Watford Junction 13.24a ~ 13.35d 13.23 ~ 13.35
Mile Post 1 14/10 14/01
Euston 14.13a ~ 14.52d 14.11 ~ 14.53
Mile Post 1 14/56 14/55
Willesden Junction 15.04a ~ 15.09d 15.03 ~ 15.07
Kensal Green Jn 15.12a ~ 15.17d 15.10 ~ 15.15
Willesden Junction (HL) 15.20a ~ 15.21d 15.17 ~ 15.21
Acton Wells Jn 15.24a ~ 15.25d 15/21
South Acton 15/30 15/24
Richmond 15/40 15.36a ~ 15.36d
Twickenham 15/45 15/39
Feltham Jn 15/50 15.44a ~ 15.52d
Staines Central 15/58 16/01
Windsor & Eaton Riverside 16.10a ~ 16.20d 16.12 ~ 16.20
Staines Central 16.30a ~ 16.40d 16.30 ~ 16.35
Virginia Water 16/46 16/43
Addlestone Jn 16/53 16/51
Weybridge 16/56 16/57
Hampton Court Jn 17/02 17/03
Wimbledon 17.09a ~ 17.10d 17.10 ~ 17.10
East Putney 17/15 17/17
Clapham Junction 17.19a ~ 17.20d 17.20 ~ 17.21
Longhedge Jn 17/24 17/24
Stewarts Lane 17/27 17.25a ~ 17.29d
Battersea Pier Jn 17/29 17.31a ~ 17.33d
Victoria 17.32a 17.36


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