30th September 1950

R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
Holborn Viaduct to Victoria Rail Tour

Locos Used 31102, 31722 & 32418

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? 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

Notes :
(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 Fairholm

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Booked
Holborn Viaduct 14.00d
Blackfriars 14/02
Metropolitan Jn 14/07
Cannon Street 14.09a ~ 14.10d
London Bridge 14/22
Spa Road Jn 14/24
North Kent East Jn 14/26
Depford 14/28
Maze Hill 14/33
Charlton 14/38
Plumstead 14.44 ~ 14.57
Charlton 15/04
Blackheath 15/08
Lewisham Jn 15/11
Nunhead 15/16
Cambria Jn 15/21
Brixton 15/24
Factory Jn 15/30
Longhedge Jn 15/34
Clapham Junction 15/40 [Windsor Lines]
Point Pleasant Jn 15/44
East Putney 15/46
Wimbledon 15/54
St Helier 16p00a ~ 16p04d
Sutton 16/13
West Croydon 16/22
Selhurst 16/25
Balham Jn 16/31
Clapham Junction 16/35
Pouparts Jn 16/37
Longhedge Jn 16/40
Stewarts Lane Jn 16/42
Victoria 16.48a


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