21st July 1984

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Broad Street Bandersnatch

DMU Used 2 x 3-car Reading sets (L404 + ????)

Route : 1Z25 throughout

DMU Route
as listed London Broad Street  - Highbury & Islington - Gospel Oak - Kensal Green Jn - (via City Goods line) - Willesden Signalbox - (1) Wembley Central
as listed Wembley Central - Kensal Green Jn
as listed Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia  - Latchmere Jn - Clapham Junction - Chiswick - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Canal Wharf Jn - Sudbury Sidings Down Goods
as listed Sudbury Sidings Down Goods - (1) Willesden West London Jn - Primrose Hill - High Meads Jn - Copper Mill Jn - Tottenham South Jn - South Tottenham - Seven Sisters - Enfield Town
as listed Enfield Town - Queens Road - Barking - Upminster - Southend Central
as listed Southend Central - Tilbury Riverside
as listed Tilbury Riverside - Ockenden - Upminster - Barking - Stratford - Temple Mills East Jn - Lea Bridge - Tottenham South Jn - South Tottenham - Junction Rd Jn - Carlton Road Jn - Cricklewood Curve Jn - Neasden Jn
as listed Neasden Jn - Neasden South Jn - West Ruislip North
as listed West Ruislip North - West Ruislip Up Platform - Northolt Jn - Drayton Green - Hanwell - Southall Yard
as listed Southall Yard - Brentford Goods
as listed Brentford Goods - Southall Yard
as listed Southall Yard - Hanwell - Greenford East Jn - Old Oak Common West Jn - (via Flyover and up engine & carriage lines) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Original booked route was: London Broad Street - Highbury & Islington - Gospel Oak - Kensal Green Jn - (via City Goods line) - Willesden Signalbox - Sudbury Sdgs Down Goods (reverse) - Sudbury Sdgs Down Goods- Willesden Signalbox - (via City Goods line) - Kensal Green Jn (reverse) - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden HL Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Clapham Junction - Chiswick - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Canal Wharf Jn - Willesden No 7 - Low Level Goods Line - Wembley Central (reverse) - Willesden West London Jn but this was revised as the WCML fast lines were blocked, meaning everything had to go via the slow lines and BR did not wish the train to block Wembley at the earlier time.

Source : Jeremy Sleightholm (joined at Highbury & Islington, left at Paddington)

Photo Review


The tour, paused at Chiswick (photo: Michael Croxford)


Another pause for the tour, here at Lea Bridge (photo: Michael Croxford)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from
Jeremy Sleightholm)

Location Booked
Broad Street 08.19d
Highbury & Islington 08.28a ~ 08.30d
Kensal Green Jn 08/46
Willesden Signalbox 08/48
Wembley Central 08.55a ~ 09.00d
Kensal Green Jn 09.13a ~ 09.17d
Willesden High Level Junction 09/20
North Pole Jn 09/25
Kensington Olympia 09/28
Latchmere Jn 09/34
Clapham Junction 09.38a ~ 09.44d
Chiswick 09.56a ~ 10.06d
Kew East Jn 10/12
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 10/21
Sudbury Sidings Down Goods 10.30a ~ 10.34d
Willesden West London Jn (SL) 10/39
Primrose Hill 10.48a ~ 10.58d
High Meads Jn 11/12
Copper Mill Jn 11/21
Tottenham South Jn 11/23
South Tottenham 11/27
Seven Sisters 11/31
Enfield Town 11.41a ~ 12.03d
Queens Road 12/20
Barking 12.34a ~ 12.36d
Upminster 12/47
Southend Central 13.15a ~ 14.30d
Tilbury Riverside 15.02a ~ 15.22d
Ockenden 15/35
Upminster 15/40
Barking 15.51a ~ 15.53d
Stratford 16/04
Temple Mills East Jn 16/10
Lea Bridge 16.17a ~ 16.37d
Tottenham South Jn 16/42
South Tottenham 16/45
Junction Rd Jn 16/54
Carlton Road Jn (FL) 16/57
Cricklewood Curve Jn 17.05a ~ 17.07d
Neasden Jn 17.16a ~ 17.25d
Neasden South Jn 17.30a ~ 17.32d
West Ruislip North 17.46a ~ 17.50d
West Ruislip Up Platform 17.51a ~ 18.05d
Northolt Jn 18/09
Drayton Green 18/20
Hanwell (RL) 18/27
Southall Yard 18.35a ~ 18.40d
Brentford Goods 18.50a ~ 18.58d
Southall Yard 19.08a ~ 19.13d
Hanwell (RL) 19/20
Greenford East Jn 19/28
Old Oak Common West Jn (GL) 19/33
(via Flyover and up engine & carriage)
Paddington 19.45a

Key;
a : arrival time
d : departure time
/ : passing time

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