2nd October 1976

L.V.R.C.
The Broadsman

Locos Used 31160 & 31185
Stock Used 46237+46165+43157+46112+46168+46122

Route :

Loco Route
31185 Moorgate - Barbican - Farringdon - London Kings Cross (Met) - London Kings Cross [P14] - Finsbury Park - Gordon Hill - Hertford North - Langley Jn - Stevenage - Hitchin - Royston - Shepreth Branch Jn - Cambridge - Ely - Ely North Jn - Brandon - Wymondham - Norwich
31160 Norwich - Wroxham - Aylsham - Lenwade
31160 Lenwade - Aylsham - Wroxham - Norwich
31185 Norwich - (reverse of outward route) - Finsbury Park - London Kings Cross

Notes :
David Sheppard comments: This tour was partly a 'farewell' to the loco hauled, full-width compartment stock used on the 'City Widened' lines into Moorgate and partly a novel chance to travel in suburban stock to the wilds of Norfolk! The non-corridor/non-toilet nature of the coaches necessitated the scheduling of the 'convenience stops'!

Sources : Chris Harley & David Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Sheppard & John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Moorgate 09.00d 09.01  
Barbican 09/01 09/02  
Farringdon 09p03a ~ 09p13d 09.04 ~ 09.16  
Kings Cross (Met) 09/17 09/19  
Kings Cross 09*19a ~ 09*21d 09.21 ~ 09.21   21.47a 21.47
Finsbury Park 09/27 09/28   ? 21/39
Wood Green 09/31 09/32   21/35 21/35
Gordon Hill 09/37 09/41   ? 21/23
Cuffley 09.42a ~ 09.43d 09.46 ~ 09.48   21.14a ~ 21.17d 21.14 ~ 21.16
Hertford North 09/54 09/56   21/05 21/08
Langley Jn 10/06 10/07   20/44 20/48
Hitchin 10/15 10/18   20/22 20/34
Shepreth Branch Jn 10/54 10/52   20/10 20/22
Cambridge 10p59a ~ 11p19d 10.57 ~ 11.20   19p59a ~ 20p05d 20.02 ~ 20.17
Chesterton Jn 11/23 11/23   19/55 ?
Ely 11/36 11/37   19/43 19/42
Ely North Jn 11/38 11/37   19/41 ?
Brandon 11/54 11/56   19/25 19/23
Thetford 12/01 12/03   19/18 19/15
Attleborough 12/15 12/17   19/05 19/03
Wymondham 12/20 12/22   19/00 18/59
Norwich 12.33a ~ 13.25d 12.35 ~ 13.36   18p16a ~ 18p45d 18.07 ~ 18.45
Wroxham 13/40 13/51   18/00 17/50
Aylsham South ? ?   17/13 17/06
Aylsham 14p27a ~ 14p37d 14.27 ~ 14.39   ? 17/06
Reepham ? 15/07   16p23a ~ 16p33d 16.32 ~ 16.39
Lenwade 15.30a 15.34   15.50d 16.06


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