RCTS: London & North Kent Railtour 21/3/59
Maunsell E1 class 4-4-0 no. 31507 at Gravesend West Street which had closed to passenger traffic some six years previously on 3/8/53. This convoluted tour started and ended at Liverpool Street. 31507, decidedly grubby for a railtour engine, took over the haulage duties at Blackfriars and would be in charge until the return leg reached Hither Green where a diesel loco would take over for the last stretch via the ELL.
[Mike Morant collection]