1954

TQ0366 : RCTS Victoria - Swindon and return Rail Tour at Chertsey

taken 70 years ago, near to Chertsey, Surrey, England

RCTS Victoria - Swindon and return Rail Tour at Chertsey
RCTS Victoria - Swindon and return Rail Tour at Chertsey
View NW, towards Virginia Water and Reading: ex-LSW Virginia Water - Weybridge Loop line. This memorable Railway Correspondence & Travel Society Tour in April 1954 had started from Victoria (behind two 'Dukedog' 4-4-0s) to proceed via Longhedge and Kensington to the GWR main line at Old Oak Common. At Swindon the Works was visited and a Special took us to Highworth and back. On the return journey a 47XX 2-8-0 brought us back to Reading General, where this SR (ex-LSW) Urie class H16 4-6-2T took over and deviating short of Virginia Water onto the - normally freight-only - loop to the line to Weybridge. From there it was up the main line to Wimbledon, where we had to divert onto the East Putney loop to go through Clapham Junction on the Windsor Lines before finally reaching Victoria via Longhedge Junction. The H16 (No. 30517 - built 11/21, withdrawn 12/62) was substituted at Clapham Junction by a class C 0-6-0 for the last leg to Victoria.

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TQ0366, 66 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
25 April 1954   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 November, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0379 6640 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.2298N 0:30.5890W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0380 6639
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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