LBSCR tank engines - MikeMorant
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G.R. Lockie: Mid Kent Railway & West End & Crystal Palace Centenarian 30/12/56
LBSCR Billinton E4 class 0-6-2T no. 32472 in the original SER part of London Bridge station and I was a participant in one of those two ex-LBSCR carriages. At the buffer stops and just visible by dint of the wisp of steam is O1 class 0-6-0 no. 31048. Little detail is known of this tour at the time of writing. It started from Victoria and went to Beckenham Junction where I boarded and where, from memory the LBSCR stock was attached to the consist. The tour's objective was to visit New Wandsworth Goods and was, as far as I know, the only passenger train ever to do so. The other point of note is that the tour was arranged by Mr. Lockie whose usual itineraries were geared towards the needs of his beloved Ramblers Association with track bashers as a side issue to put bums on seats but this Sunday afternoon jaunt was strictly for we spotters.