14th June 1975

L.C.G.B. (St Albans Branch)
Claydales No.4 Railtour

Loco Used D2203 or D2207 (2)
Stock Used mineral wagons

Route :

Loco Route
as listed Claydales Sidings - Harpenden Jn
as listed Harpenden Jn - Claydales Sidings

Notes :
(1) This trip was over the remains of the Midland branch from Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead.  At the time the line was leased by BR to the Hemel Hempstead Lightweight Concrete Company, who operated it themselves.  It had been hoped to use their class 17 diesel locomotive, D8568, but that was out of service, so the 04 substituted.  Claydales Sidings was the end of the line at the company’s works at Cupid Green, on the north-east side of Hemel Hempstead.  There was a photostop and run past at Redbourn on the outward trip.  At Harpenden Junction the train reversed at the shunt signal controlling access to the main line.
(2) Loco confirmation required.

Source : Greg Beecroft

Timings (Booked Only)
Greg Beecroft)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Claydales Sidings 10.00d 11.45a
Harpenden Jn 10.45a 11.00d

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