10th October 1954

R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
Buckinghamshire Rail Tour

Locos Used 30729 & 58887
Stock Used [1] : ???
[2] : 2 coaches

Route : W940 (throughout?)

Loco(s) Stock Route
30729 [1] London Blackfriars - Streatham Hill - Clapham Junction - Tring - Cheddington
58887 [2] Cheddington - Marston Gate - Aylesbury (High Street)
58887 [2] Aylesbury (High Street) - Marston Gate - Cheddington
58887 [2] Cheddington - Bletchley - Wolverton
58887 [2] Wolverton - Bradwell - Newport Pagnell
58887 [2] Newport Pagnell - Bradwell - Wolverton
58887 [2] Wolverton - Bletchley
30729 [1] Bletchley - Cheddington - London Blackfriars

Notes :
(1) During the layover at Wolverton a visit to the works was on offer to tour participants. The train was also used as a Ramblers Special, passengers departing the train at Berkhamsted or Tring.

Sources : David Davis (compiled from contemporary sources),
John M Cramp (courtesy of Bob Bridger) & Andrew Fairholm

Photo Review


Entering Streatham Hill on the outward leg (photo: The John Debens Collection)


1881-built 58887 at Cheddington (photo: The John Debens Collection)


...and at Newport Pagnell (photo: The John Debens Collection)


30729 at an unidentified location (photo: The Jim Porter Collection)
Probably on the return journey (though confirmation is required)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


A tour within a tour - the train also being used
as a ramblers special as far as Tring.
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John M Cramp, courtesy of Bob Bridger, & John Debens)

Miles Location Booked Actual
- Blackfriars 10.04d 10.27
0 Tring 11.52a ~ ??.??d ?
4
0
Cheddington 12.03a ~ 12.10d ?
7 Aylesbury (High Street) 12.38a ~ 12.50d ?
14
0
Cheddington 13.18a ~ 13.20d ?
15 Bletchley 13.35a ~ 13.37d ?
20
0
Wolverton 13.45a ~ 16.40d ?
4 Newport Pagnell 16.50a ~ 17.10d ?
8
0
Wolverton 17.20a ~ 17.40d ?
5 Bletchley 17.50a ~ 18.55d ?
20 Tring ??.??a ~ 19.25d ?
- Blackfriars 21.14a ?


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