13th April 1958

R.C.T.S.
Sussex Coast Limited (1)

Locos Used 30796 'Sir Dodinas le Savage', 32424 'Beachy Head', 32640 & 80154
Stock Used 7 coaches including Pullman Car 'Myrtle'

Route :

Loco Route
32424 London Victoria - Clapham Junction - Balham Jn - Windmill Bridge Jn - East Croydon - Coulsdon North - Earlswood - Three Bridges - Haywards Heath - Keymer Jn - Lewes - Newhaven Town - Newhaven Harbour
32640 Newhaven Harbour - Newhaven Town
80154 Newhaven Town - Lewes - Brighton
30796 Brighton - Keymer Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above route is taken from the booked timings. The tour itinerary was titled the 'Sussex Coast Limited' however other sources report the tour name as the 'Brighton Atlantic Farewell'. The tour itinerary also pointed out that 80154 was the last engine to be built at Brighton and that hauling the outward leg of the tour this was to be the final duty for 32424.

Sources : John Clifford, David Davis, Bluebell Railway Museum & Alan Ogilvie

Photo Review


32424 passes New Wandsworth Goods Yard near Clapham Junction...and
...powers through Norbury a shortly after... (The Mike Morant Collection)


80154 entering Newhaven (photo: The John Debens Collection)


30796 waits to leave Brighton (photo: The John Debens Collection)


A coach roof-board (photo: The John Debens Collection)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from
Bluebell Railway Museum & Alan Ogilvie)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) (actual) M.C
0.00 Victoria 10.25d 17.14a (17.19) 50.73
2.57 Clapham Junction 10/31 17/09 48.16
4.69 Balham Jn 10/35 17/07 46.04
10.04 Windmill Bridge Jn 10/42 17/02 40.69
10.45 East Croydon 10/43 17/01 40.28
15.03 Coulsdon North 10/50 16/56 35.70
17.60 Quarry Tunnel (north end) 10/53 ? ?
21.72 Earlswood 10/59 16/49 29.01
26.01 Horley 11/03 ? ?
29.45 Three Bridges 11/07 16/42 21.28
31.75 Balcombe Tunnel Jn 11/10 ? ?
38.02 Haywards Heath 11/17 16/33 12.71
41.13 Keymer Jn 11/21 16/30 9.60

 

M.C Location Booked (actual)
44.65 Plumpton 11/25
50.20 Lewes 11/33
56.38 Newhaven Town 11/43
56.65
0.00
Newhaven Harbour 11L45a ~ 11L55d (11.46 ~ ??.??)
0.27
0.00
Newhaven Town 11.58a ~ 13.46d
6.18 Lewes 13/57
14.19
0.00
Brighton 14L12a ~ 16L16d

Timings continue in first table.

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