13th April 1958
Sussex Coast Limited (1)
|Locos Used||30796 'Sir Dodinas le Savage', 32424 'Beachy Head', 32640 & 80154|
|Stock Used||7 coaches including Pullman Car 'Myrtle'|
|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|
(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,
Museum & Alan Ogilvie
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|
|10.04||Windmill Bridge Jn||10/42||17/02||40.69|
|17.60||Quarry Tunnel (north end)||10/53½||?||?|
|31.75||Balcombe Tunnel Jn||11/10||?||?|
|Newhaven Harbour||11L45a ~ 11L55d (11.46 ~ ??.??)|
|Newhaven Town||11.58a ~ 13.46d|
|Brighton||14L12a ~ 16L16d|
Timings continue in first table.
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