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Clapham Common Transport Museum

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  1. nine elms fan

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    I remember the Mallards journey from the old Nine elms goods/parcel yard in Nine Elms lane to the Clapham transport museum, Pickfords transported it at around mid-night, cant remember the exact date, but the amount of people there at midnight was amazing, it was a tight turn out of the old Nine elms yard and the weight of the loco on the low-loader made a right old mess of the pavement in Nine elms lane, I remember Pickfords had three tractor units on it when it got moving, two at the front and one at the back.
     
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    Don't forget the London Transport loco Sarah Siddons.
     
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    At that time Sarah Siddons was still in departmental use and continued for many years in this role before passing to the museum collection still as a working item. The other long term survivor of the class is John Hampden (number 5) which passed from service at Acton works as a shunter into the museum at Syon Park in 1973 (note on last page of link) and is now in Covent Garden. The museum notes suggest it went straight to Syon Park and was never at Clapham.

    http://www.ltmcollection.org/museum...IXexpand=designservicejourneys#additionalinfo
     
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    I visited the Clapham museum about three months before closure, the exhibits were gradually being taken away and the day I visited Sarah Siddons was being prepared for the move to Acton works.
     
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    I think you must be mistaken, or perhaps thinking of another loco that you saw at the time of your visit. All the sources I can find say Sarah Siddons was still in departmental service at that time. Both Sarah and the other surviving Metropolitan electric loco, John Hampden, were used on a brake van railtour in September 1972 celebrating the 50th anniversary of these locos.
     
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    Clapham was a former tram depot. Trams finished in London in 1952, I can remember my Dad taking me to New Cross on the last day, I was 5 years old. He was a driver at Camberwell Tram depot and when that went over to buses he converted to driving buses and moved to Catford which was a lot nearer home
     
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    My grandfather was invited back from retirement to help set up the Clapham museum, but I think I only visited it once and I have no memory of that visit.
     
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    There is a British Transport Film on dvd which has jo brown in the museum which may be of interest
     
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