7th July 1984

British Rail (Southern Region)
(Merrymaker Excursion)

Locos Used 33043, 33055, 85036 & 86257

Route : 1Z68 throughout

Loco Route
33043 Maidstone West - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Edenbridge - Redhill (1) - East Croydon - Balham - Clapham Junction - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden WL Jn
86257 Willesden WL Jn - (WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Weaver Jn - Runcorn - Liverpool Lime Street
85036 Liverpool Lime Street - (reverse of outward route) - Mitre Bridge Jn
33055 Mitre Bridge Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Maidstone West

Notes :
(1) Adrian Nicholls comments: the train was wrongly routed at Redhill onto the up through line which the driver took but realised his mistake and stopped at 08.46 The train then set back behind the signal on the Tonbridge branch at 08.48 and tried a second attempt at calling at Redhill (actual times shown below are the platform call).


33043 pulls into Maidstone West to start of the day (photo:
Adrian Nicholls)

Sources : Adrian Nicholls (on the train throughout) & Gary Stratford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Adrian Nicholls & Gary Stratford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Maidstone West 07.44d 07.44   22.50a 23.07
Wateringbury ? ?   ? 22/58
Paddock Wood ??.??a ~ 08.00d 08.04 ~ 08.06   22.33a ~ ??.??d ??.?? ~ 22.51
Tonbridge ??.??a ~ 08.10d 08.15 ~ 08.16   22.24a ~ ??.??d 22.38 ~ 22.41
Edenbridge ??.??a ~ 08.30d 08.27 ~ 08.29   22.11a ~ ??.??d ??.?? ~ 22.25
Redhill ??.??a ~ 08.45d 08.50 ~ 08.51   21.55a ~ ??.??d ??.?? ~ 22.01
Purley ? 09/00   ? ?
East Croydon ??.??a ~ 08.58d 09.04 ~ 09.06   21.41a ~ ??.??d ??.?? ~ 21.45
Norbury ? 09/11   ? 21/38
Balham ? 09/15   ? 21/34
Clapham Junction ??.??a ~ 09.13d ??.?? ~ 09.21   21.29a ~ ??.??d ??.?? ~ 21.26
Latchmere Jn ? 09/25   ? 21/24
Kensington Olympia ? 09/31   ? 21/16
Mitre Bridge Jn ? 09.35 ~ 09.38   21L00 ~ 21L12 21/12
Willesden WL Jn 09L33 ~ 09L45 09L39 ~ 09L53   ? 21L01 ~ 21L11
Harrow & Wealdstone ? 10/02   ? 20/52
Watford Junction ? 10/07   ? 20/46
Hemel Hempstead ? 10/11   ? 20/42
Bletchley ? 10/24   ? 20/25
Wolverton ? 10/27   ? 20/21
Rugby ? 10/48   ? 19/57
Nuneaton ? 10/57   ? 19/43
Rugeley ? 11/13   ? 19/17
Stafford ? 11/20   ? 19/11
Crewe 11c55 ~ 11c57 11.42 ~ 11.45   18c51 ~ 18c53 18.47 ~ 18.49
Winsford ? 11/55   ? 18/37
Runcorn ? 12/04   ? 18/29
Allerton ? 12/11   ? 18/23
Edge hill ? 12/16   ? 18/16
Liverpool Lime Street 12.36a 12.20   18.10d 18.12


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