27th April 1958

R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
Hertfordshire Rail Tour No.2

Locos Used 41901, 44440?, 69414 & 69632
Stock Used [1] : 8 coaches
[2] : 4 coach push-pull set

Route :

Loco Stock Route
69614 [1] London Fenchurch Street - Gas Factory Jn - Bow Jn - Stratford - Loughton Jn - Copper Mill Jn - Tottenham South Jn - South Tottenham - Junction Road Jn - Gospel Oak Kensal Rise - (via City Goods Lines) - Harrow & Wealdstone
41901 (1) [2] Harrow & Wealdstone - Belmont - Stanmore
41901 [2] Stanmore - Belmont - Harrow & Wealdstone - Watford Junction
41901 [1] Watford Junction (2) - St Albans Abbey
69632 (1) [1] St Albans Abbey - Smallford - Hatfield
69632 [1] Hatfield - Welwyn Garden City - Cole Green - Hertford North - Cowbridge - Ware - St Margarets - Broxbourne Jn - Cheshunt - Brimsdown - Angel Road - Tottenham - Copper Mill Jn - Stratford - Channelsea Jn - Victoria Park - Dalston Jn - London Broad Street

Notes :
(1) Running bunker first.
(2) 69614 was the Liverpool St pilot at the time and so immaculately clean, but suffered a defective steam pipe joint in the smokebox somewhere between Temple Mills Yard and Junction Road Jn en-route to Harrow & Wealdstone, then was failed completely at Watford Junction where it was due to take back over from 41901. 41901 then worked the train onwards whilst  69632 was drafted in as a substitute (itself reported to have been remarkably smart by N7 standards!).
(3) Andrew Fairholm adds: there is a suggestion that 44440 was involved in the Watford area, possibly in assisting the failed 69314 and then hauling to to the shed.

Sources : John Clifford, David Davis, Graham Stacey, Chris Harley, Andrew Fairholm
& 'Vintage Railtours (RCTS - 1954-1969)' (by Gavin Morrison, published by Silver Link Publishing)

Photo Review


41901 at Stanmore (photo: P. Moffatt/The John Debens Collection)


41901 at Watford Junction (photo: The John Debens Collection)


(From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

Miles Location Booked
0.0 Fenchurch Street 12.00d
1.7 Stepney East 12/05
4.3 Stratford 12/17
8.7 South Tottenham 12.31 ~ 12.32
12.0 Junction Road Jn 12.42 ~ 12.43
12.5 Gospel Oak 12/51
17.7 Willesden No.7 SB 13.20 ~ 13.30
23.0 Harrow 13.40 ~ 13.50
25.1 Stanmore Village 14.00 ~ 14.10
27.2 Harrow 14.20 ~ 14.30
33.3 Watford Junction 14.40 ~ 14.55
39.8 St Albans Abbey 15.27 ~ 15.35
46.3 Hatfield 16.00 ~ 16.08
48.9 Welwyn Garden City 16.13 ~ 16.28
55.3 Hertford North Station SB 16.52 ~ 16.54
56.5 Hertford East Jn SB 16.49 ~ 17.09
63.3 Broxbourne 17/29
71.6 Bury Street Jn 17/50
79.3 Stratford 18/20
80.1 Lea Jn 18/26
84.6 Broad Street 18.55a


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