6th July 2019

Hastings Diesels Ltd
The Dean Forest Foray

DEMU Used 1001 (formed: 60118 'Tunbridge Wells'+60501+69337+70262+60529+60116 'Mountfield')

Route : 
1Z77 : Hastings to Lydney Junction
1N15 : Lydney Junction to Norchard Low Level
1P23 : Norchard Low Level to Parkend
1L28 : Parkend to Lydney Junction
1Z78 : Lydney Junction to Hastings

DEMU Route
as listed Hastings - St Leonards Warrior Square - Bopeep Jn - Battle - Robertsbridge - Etchingham - Tunbridge Wells Central - Tonbridge - Godstone - Redhill - Dorking Deepdene - Gomshall - Shalford - Guildford - Ash - Farnborough North - Blackwater - Wokingham - Earley - Reading - Goring & Streatley - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Kemble - Stroud - Standish Jn - Gloucester - Lydney Junction - Norchard Low Level
as listed Norchard Low Level - Norchard High Level - Parkend
as listed Parkend - Norchard High Level - Lydney Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Hastings

Notes :
(1) Steam locomotives G.W.R. 2-6-2T 5541 and Austerity 0-6-0ST WD152 were also in use on the Dean Forest Railway.

Sources : Nigel Benning & Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hastings 07.55d [P3] 07.55   22.19a [P3] 22.17
St Leonards Warrior Square 07.58a ~ 08.00d [P1] 07.57 ~ 08.00   22.15a ~ 22.17d [P2] 22.13 ~ 22.15
Bopeep Jn SB 08/03 08/02   22/13 22/11
Battle 08.13a ~ 08.16d 08.12 ~ 08.16   22.02a ~ 22.04d 21.59 ~ 22.00
Mountfield Tunnel 08/21 08/21   21/58 21/53
Robertsbridge 08/23 08/23   21/55 21/51
Etchingham 08.26a ~ 08.29d 08.25 ~ 08.26   21.49a ~ 21.51d 21.46 ~ 21.48
Wadhurst Tunnel South 08/37 08/39   21/43 21/39
Wadhurst 08/40 08/41   21/41 21/38
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 08/46 08/46   21/33 21/32
Tunbridge Wells Central 08.48a ~ 08.53d [P1] 08.48 ~ 08.53   21.29a ~ 21.31d [P2] 21.29 ~ 21.31
Wells Tunnel Jn 08/55 08/54   21/26 21/27
Somerhill Tunnel 09/06 08/59   21/21 21/22
Tonbridge 09.08a ~ 09.12d [P1] 09.01 ~ 09.12   21.15a ~ 21.19d [P1] 21.18 ~ 21.19
Godstone 09/30 09/30   21/00 21/02
Redhill 09.40a ~ 09.46d [P0] 09.42 ~ 09.47   20.46a ~ 20.51d [P0] 20.46 ~ 20.53
Reigate 09/49 09/52   20/43 20/42
Dorking Deepdene 09/55 09/58   20/36 20/33
Gomshall 10/01 10/04   20/30 20/28
Shalford 10/08 10/09   20/22 20/20
Shalford Jn 10/09 10/10   20/20 20/19
Guildford 10.11a ~ 10.14d [P8] 10.13 ~ 10.14   20.15a ~ 20.17d [P4] 20.15 ~ 20.16
Ash 10/23 10/25   20/07 20/03
Aldershot South Jn 10/25 10/26   20/05 20/02
North Camp 10/28 10/27   20/03 20/01
Farnborough North 10/33 10/33   20/01 ?
Blackwater 10/39 10/41   19/58 19/57
Wokingham 10/46 [P2] 10/50   19/49 [P1] 19/49
Earley 10/51 10/55   19/44 19/44
Reading Spur Jn 10/53 10/58   19/41 19/40
Reading New Jn 10/56 [DM] 11/00   - -
Reading Southern Jn - -   19/40 19/39
Reading 10.58a ~ 11.01d [P9] [DM] 11.01 ~ 11.03   19.35a ~ 19.37d [P15] 19.35 ~ 19.37
Reading High Level Jn 11/03 [DM] 11/05   - -
Reading West Jn - -   19/29 [UR] 19/28
Tilehurst East Jn - -   19/28 [UM-UR] 19/26
Goring & Streatley 11/10 [P1] [DM] 11/13   19/21 [P2] [UM] 19/20
Didcot Parkway 11/18 [P1] [DM] 11/20   19/15 [P2] [UM] 19/12
Wantage Road 11/24 11/26   19/08 19/06
Challow 11*29 ~ 11*32 [DR] ? ~ 11.32   19/05 [DM] 19/03
Uffington 11/37 11/36   19/03 19/01
Swindon 11c50 ~ 11c52 [P3] 11.48 ~ 11.49   18c50 ~ 18c52 [P1] 18/50
Swindon Loco Yard 11/54 11/51   18/47 18/47
Kemble 12/06 [P2] 12/03   18/35 [P1] 18/38
St Mary's LC 12/16 12/11   18/25 18/27
Stroud 12/22 12/15   18/21 18/24
Standish Jn 12/31 12/20   18/16 18/17
Gloucester Yard Jn 12/39 12/27   18/09 18/09
Horton Road Jn 12/42 12/28   18/07 18/07
Gloucester 12.45a ~ 12.47d [P2] 12.29 ~ 12.46 [P2]   18.04a ~ 18.06d [P2] 17.57 ~ 18.05 [P4]
Awre 13/02 13/00   17/50 17/41
Lydney [Goods Loop] 13.14 ~ 13.20 [UGL] ?   17.40 ~ 17.42 [UGL] ?
Lydney Junction 13.30a ~ 13.45d [P2] ?   16.52a ~ 17.30d [P2] ?
Norchard Low Level 14.05a ~ 15.35d ?   - -
Norchard High Level 15.50a ~ 15.52d ?   16*40 ~ 16*42 ?
Parkend 16.05a [P1] ?   16.30d [P1] ?


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z77 : (1001) : St Leonards Depot to Hastings
5Z78 : (1001) : Hastings to St Leonards Depot

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
St Leonards Depot 07.35d   22.32a
Bopeep Jn 07/39   22/29
Hastings 07.44a [P3]   22.25d [P3]


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