6th June 1981

R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
East London No. 5 Railtour

DMU Used 50370+56138+50578+59375+50365+56455+50367 (2)

Route :

DMU Route
as listed London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - Bow Jn - Carpenters Road Jn - Channelsea Jn - Victoria Park Jn
as listed Victoria Park Jn - Poplar High Street
as listed Poplar High Street - Victoria Park Jn
as listed Victoria Park Jn - Lea Jn - High Meads Jn - Stratford Central West - Lea Bridge
as listed Lea Bridge - Channelsea South Jn - North Woolwich
as listed North Woolwich - (via Stratford Western curve) - London Liverpool Street
as listed London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - London Fields - Seven Sisters - Enfield Town
as listed Enfield Town - Seven Sisters - South Tottenham - Lea Bridge - Stratford Central West - Stratford - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) John Oliver believes this was the last tour to Poplar before the Dockland Railway took over, and the last on the south to west curve at Stratford.
(2) 50367 was noted by John Broderick as 50637 - confirmation of identity is therefore required (however, it is believed that 50367 is correct).


The train, paused at Poplar High Street (photo: Alan Holmewood)

Sources : John Oliver & Andy Pullar

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft,  Ian Umpleby & John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual
Liverpool Street 13.25d 13.33
Carpenters Road Jn 13/35 13/41
Channelsea Jn 13/39 ?
Victoria Park Jn 13.42 ~ 13.47 13.44 ~ 13.45
Poplar 14.03a ~ 14.13d 14.01 ~ 14.20
Victoria Park Jn 14.30 ~ 14.35 14.31 ~ 14.33
High Meads Jn 14/38 ?
Lea Bridge 14.44 ~ 14.49 14.41 ~ 14.44
North Woolwich 15.08a ~ 15.18d 15.03 ~ 15.19
Stratford South Jn 15/29 15/29
Liverpool Street 15.41a ~ 15.57d 15.37 ~ 16.00
Enfield Town 16.24a ~ 16.34d 16.23 ~ 16.35
Seven Sisters 16/42 16/53
South Tottenham West Jn 16/52 ?
Tottenham South Jn 16/56 16/57
Stratford 17.06a ~ 17.11d 17.07 ~ 17.14
Liverpool Street 17.20a 17.23


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