The "South Londoner" at Merton Abbey

The "South Londoner" at Merton Abbey

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1958
Area Merton
Copyright 1 Advertiser
Picture Reference Mit_​Transport_​20-1
Original Format Photo
Notes / History A "ghost train" made railway history when a group of travel enthusiasts turned back the clock 30 years by running a special trip over 60 miles of track in South London and Surrey.

The Southern Counties Touring Society organised the "South Londoner" tour which originated at Beckenham Junction and included West Croydon to Merton Park followed by a jaunt along the stub of the line to Merton Abbey, which had been closed to passenger traffic 30 years before.
Mitcham & Tooting Advertiser 24-4-58 Page 22

The engine is SECR 31521 'H' class 1899-1962

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