Liverpool Street services c1935

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bucoops
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Liverpool Street services c1935

Post by bucoops » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:51 am

Good Morning,

Could someone give me a pointer towards where to look for typical train consists for this period out of Liverpool St on the GE lines to Ipswich?

Not so much the commuter trains to Shenfield (Quints? or were they just out on the Enfield side) but services through to Chelmsford etc.

Thank you.

65447
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Re: Liverpool Street services c1935

Post by 65447 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:18 pm

'Consists' was not a meaningful term pre-TOPs, its more likely to be formations or rosters.

GE Section carriage workings are rarer than snakes legs or rocking horse output; I have one for January 1931 country districts but that only begins to make sense if you also know the old GE carriage codes, which are not included in the document.

I'm not aware of anything available through the GER Society or the LNER Society. The formations would in any event have been by type and accommodation and anything that more or less fit the requirement would have been used except for specific workings e.g. the continental boat trains.

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Re: Liverpool Street services c1935

Post by jwealleans » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:45 pm

I've been looking for this type of information for the East Suffolk line for a while. There is a complete dearth of it in any public or published source. All you can do is look at photographs and extrapolate sensibly.

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Re: Liverpool Street services c1935

Post by bucoops » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:51 pm

Hi Both, it seems I didn't manage to get notifications working properly, I wasn't ignoring you!

Hmm, so it seems it's going to be a bit of a mission. Righto (cracks knuckles!), in we go then.

I'm waiting for Hornby Magazine 102 to arrive which claims to have 25 GE formations (Will try and use that word now ;)). No idea WHAT formations and I'm more interested in the LNER on GE metals.

THanks again - I'll keep digging.

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