1st (& 2nd?) July 1989

London Transport
(Chesham Branch Centenary Shuttles)

Locos Used 12 'Sarah Siddons' & steam: Met. Rly. 0-4-4T no. 1
Stock Used support vehicle & 4-VEP in NSE livery

Route : (multiple runs made)

Loco(s) Route
1 (2) Chesham - Chalfont & Latimer - Rickmansworth - Watford (Met)
12 (3) Watford (Met) - (reverse of outward route) - Chesham

Notes :
(1) A series of shuttles to celebrate the centenary of the Chesham branch.
(2) 12 on rear.
(3) 1 on rear.
(4) Robert Green comments: I am fairly sure that the trains also ran on the Sunday 2nd as I recall having to specify the day of travel when booking, but would need confirmation. A ticket was issued but was valid only with a boarding pass for a nominated departure time.  I regret that I do not have all the times but mine was 11.45 (and was on time). There was certainly one before this (possibly 10.00) and probably two afterwards (perhaps 13.30 and 15.15 or maybe 14.00 and 15.45).  I recall that the trip took approx 1 hrs to complete, so that would fit in with 1 hrs between trips to allow for loading (and possibly a lunch beak with the later afternoon times).

Sources : Alan Holmewood & Robert Green

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