19th October 1958

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain
The Rother Valley Limited

Locos Used DS377, 30905 'Tonbridge', 31019, 31258 & 32678
EMUs USed ????

Route :

Loco(s) Route
31019 London Paddington - West Ealing - Drayton Green - Greenford South Jn - Greenford East Jn - North Acton Jn - Viaduct Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - (1) West Norwood - Bromley Jn - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - Sanderstead - Oxted - Crowhurst Jn North - Crowhurst Jn South - Edenbridge - Tonbridge - Tunbridge Wells Central - Wadhurst - Robertsbridge
DS377 (2) Robertsbridge - Bodiam - Tenterden Town
32678 (3) Tenterden Town - Bodiam - Robertsbridge
31019 Robertsbridge - Crowhurst - Bexhill West
31019 Bexhill West - Crowhurst
DS377 + 32678 Crowhurst - Hastings
31258 Hastings - Bexhill Central - Stone Cross Jn - Polegate - Lewes
31258 Lewes - Southerham Jn - Newhaven Harbour
30905 Newhaven Harbour - Southerham Jn - Lewes - Keymer Jn - Haywards Heath - Three Bridges - Earlswood - Coulsdon North - Windmill Bridge Jn - Streatham Jn - Balham Jn - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) It is reported that the train stalled on the approach to West Norwood and was assisted in rear by an EMU.
(2) 32678 on rear.
(3) DS377 on rear.
(4) Route confirmation required.

Sources : Doug Lindsay, John Clifford & Andrew Fairholm

Photo Review


31019 waits to leave Paddington (photo: Alan Sainty Collection)


32678 at Robertsbridge, DS377 on rear (photo: The John Debens Collection)


31019 at Bexhill West (photo: The John Debens Collection)


Doug Lindsay's ticket.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Doug Lindsay)

Miles Location Booked
0.00 Paddington 09.40d
6.41 West Ealing 09/52
7.06 Drayton Green 09/54
8.48 Greenford South Loop 10/01
8.72 Greenford East Loop 10/03
11.71 North Acton Jn 10/09
14.14 Viaduct Jn 10/17
15.21 Kensington Olympia 10.21a ~ 10.30d
18.09 Latchmere Jn 10/39
18.74 Longhedge Jn 10/39
19.39 Factory Jn 10.41a ~ 10.42d
20.68 Brixton 10/46
21.49 Herne Hill 10.48a ~ 10.49d
22.55 Tulse Hill 10/53
25.05 West Norwood 10/55
26.56 Crystal Palace 11/00
27.41 Bromley Jn 11/02
28.15 Norwood Junction 11/04
29.07 Windmill Bridge Jn 11/07
29.68 East Croydon 11.08a ~ 11.13d
30.60 South Croydon 11/16
31.63 Sanderstead 11/18
39.65 Oxted 11/31
40.77 Hurst Green Jn 11/33
42.71 Crowhurst Jn North 11/36
43.16 Crowhurst Jn South 11/38
45.40 Edenbridge 11/42
55.02 Tonbridge 11/56
59.71 Tunbridge Wells Central 12/06
64.63 Wadhurst 12/13
72.76 Etchingham 12/24
75.08 Robertsbridge 12.27a ~ 12.40d
78.43 Bodiam 13.03a ~ 13.08d
82.08 Northiam 13.18a ~ 13.23d
84.38 Wittersham Road 13.30a ~ 13.36d
87.14 Rolvenden 13.44a ~ 13.50d
88.48 Tenterden Town 13.53a ~ 14.03d
90.02 Rolvendon 14.08a ~ 14.25d
92.58 Wittersham Road 14.30a ~ 14.35d
105.08 Robertsbridge 15.07a ~ 15.15d
110.12 Crowhurst 15/25
114.53 Bexhill West 15.35a ~ 15.50d
119.14 Crowhurst 16.00a ~ 16.10d
122.34 Bopeep Jn 16/16
123.78 Hastings 16.20a ~ 16.30d
125.42 Bopeep Jn 16/34
128.49 Bexhill Central 16/39
136.76 Stone Cross Jn 16/52
138.67 Polegate 16/55
149.58 Southerham Jn 17/09
150.40 Lewes 17.12a ~ 17.24d
151.22 Southerham Jn 17/27
157.05 Newhaven Harbour 17.37a ~ 17.58d
162.68 Southerham Jn 18/08
163.50 Lewes 18/10
172.57 Keymer Jn 18/24
175.78 Haywards Heath 18/27
184.25 Three Bridges 18/37
191.78 Earlswood 18/44
198.67 Coulsdon North 18/51
203.66 Windmill Bridge Jn 18/58
207.26 Streatham Jn 19/02
209.01 Balham Jn 19/04
213.70 Victoria 19.11a


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