Up London, Wednesday September 19th 1962

Thanks to BM for this classic gen from 58 years ago now...

We all did spotting trips to London spending a few hours at Euston, Paddington,

Liverpool St plus shuttling between Kings Cross and St Pancras plus visits to Kings X

Models and Collectors Corner. Our first trips were in 1970 but 8 years earlier it was even better for variety and volume

 

St Pancras (1523-1621)

 

5390 (27038)

150 1M24 arr (46013)

5085 ECS off Manchester - SP (24085)

5412 3C93 ECS (27060)

5403 pilot (27058)

3573 Somerstown pilot (08458)

5388 3N45 ECS for 1615 SP - Bradford (27049)

55989 parcels DMU

5405 3H12 ECS for 1625 SP - Manchester (27041)

5402 ECS (27040)

99 1N43 1615 SP - Bradford (45135)

51 1H18 1625 SP - Manchester (45102)

113 1D13 1630 SP - Nottingham (45128)

5391 light (27201)

85 1C70 ex Manchester (45109)

 

Whilst 27s were regular visitors to Pancras to record 7 in an hour is unusual

 

Farringdon

 

5061 ECS (Mid Stock) (24061)

 

Moorgate

 

5093 light (24093)

5071 down Midland service (24071)

5671 down Eastern service (31243)

 

Liverpool St

 

6704 up arr (37004)

6709 down dep (37009)

6725 (37025)

207 down dep (40007)

6700 light (37119)

8234 pilot

5669 up arr (31410)

5656 up arr (31409)

Looks like a flying visit to the Street the early numbered boilered 6700, 6704 and 6709 were common here at the time, they were eventually to become Gateshead freight locos

 

 

Kings Cross

 

9020 1A35 1000 Edinburgh - KX (55020)

9011 light (55011)

5067 up ECS (24067)

8027 1758 KX - Potters Bar (20027)

5616 up arr (31406)

60121(k) 1812 KX - Leeds

60500 (k) 1817 KX - Doncaster

60067(k) 1826 KX - Leeds

5648 2B72 down pass (31222)

5675 ECS (31247)

6749 1B21 1520 Sheffield - KX Pullman (37049)

60022(k) light

5072 ECS for 1930 dep (24072)

275 1A37 1240 Newcastle - KX (40075)

358 1A39 0930 Glasgow - KX (40158)

 

All run of the mill stuff at the time, class 20, 40 and 55 on passenger, 24 and 31s on ECS

 

Locos viewed by class

 

08458....1

20027....1

24061, 24067, 24071, 24072,24085, 24093...6

8234...1

27038, 27040,27041, 27049, 27058, 27060, 27201...7

31222, 31243, 31247, 31409, 31410...5

37004, 37009, 37049, 37119...4

40007, 40075, 40158...3

45102, 45109, 45128, 45135 ....4

46013...1

55011, 55020...2...Total 35

 

Where are they now, 58 years later

 

All scrapped except 37009 and 119 preserved and as the phot below..37025 is still in regular service as a Network Rail loco...long may it continue!

 

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A true survivor, at Liverpool St on September 19th 1962 and seen here storming through Leighton Buzzard on a test train on December 16th 2018

 

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