31st July 1976

Lea Valley Railway Club
Sunny South Express

DEMU Used 1034

Route :

DEMU Route
1034 Charing Cross - Waterloo East - London Bridge - New Cross - Lewisham - Blackheath - Angerstein Jn - Angerstein Wharf
1034 Angerstein Wharf - Angerstein Jn - Charlton - Slade Green - Dartford - Gravesend - Strood - Gillingham - Sittingbourne - Faversham - Canterbury East - Shepherd's Well - Tilmanstone Colliery
1034 Tilmanstone Colliery - Shepherd's Well
1034 Shepherd's Well - Buckland Jn - Dover Priory - Dover Marine - Folkestone East - (2) - Ashford
1034 Ashford - Appledore - Rye - Hastings - Bexhill - Eastbourne
1034 Eastbourne - Polegate - Lewes - Plumpton - Haywards Heath - Ardingly
1034 Ardingly - Haywards Heath - Keymer Jn - Preston Park - Hove - Shoreham-by-Sea - Beeding Siding
1034 Beeding Siding - Shoreham-by-Sea - Hove
1034 Hove - Shoreham-by-Sea - Worthing - Arundel Jn - Barnham - Chichester - Brandy Hole (Lavant)
1034 randy Hole (Lavant) - Chichester - Barnham - Arundel Jn - Pulborough - Horsham - Dorking - Leatherhead - Epsom - Sutton - West Croydon - Norwood Junction - Forest Hill - Spa Road Jn - London Bridge - Waterloo East - Charing Cross

Notes :
(1) A repeat of the tour run on 1st May 1976.
(2) Was due to traverse the Folkestone Harbour branch, but didn't due to late running and the station at Harbour being full of trains. Did not reach the end of the branches at Ardingy and Brandy Hole due to not carrying a point clip.


The tour is seen here paused at Dover Marine (photo: Alan Young)

Sources : LASERman, David Sheppard & John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Sheppard & John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual
Charing Cross 08.40d 08.41
Waterloo ??.??a ~ 08.43d 08.44 ~ 08.45
Metropolitan Jn 08/45 ?
London Bridge ??.??a ~ 08.49d 08.49 ~ 08.50
North Kent East Jn 08/53 ?
New Cross 08/54 08/56
Lewisham 08/57 08/59
Blackheath 08/59 09/01
Angerstein Jn 09.02a ~ 09.05d 09.04 ~ 09.14
Angerstein Wharf 09.15a ~ 09.30d 09.20 ~ 09.32
Charlton 09/44 09/41
Woolwich Arsenal 09/47 09/44
Slade Green 09/59 09/57
Dartford 10/02 10/01
Gravesend 10/12 10/18
Strood 10/22 10/29
Rochester Bridge Jn 10/24 10/30
Gillingham 10/30 10/39
Sittingbourne 10/40 10/42
Faversham 10.47a ~ 10.54d 10.57 ~ 11.26
(delayed waiting pilot)
Canterbury East 11/12 11/45
Shepherd's Well 11.23a ~ 11.30d 12.05a ~ 12.09d
Tilmanstone Colliery 11.58a ~ 12.18d 12.26 ~ 12.44
Shepherd's Well 12.50a ~ 13.00d 12.55 ~ 13.21
Buckland Jn 13/06 ?
Dover Priory 13/07 13/32
Dover Marine 13.12a ~ 13.24 13.37 ~ 13.49
Folkestone East 14.02a ~ 14.08d 14.01a
Folkestone Harbour 13.47a ~ 13.56d DIV
Folkestone East 14.02a ~ 14.08d 14.05d
Ashford 14.24a ~ 14.32d 14.24 ~ 14.32
Appledore 14/41 14/42
Rye 14/49 14.50a~ 14.59d
Hastings 15.05a ~ 15.06d 15.17 ~ 15.18
Bopeep Jn 15/11 15/21
Bexhill 15/16 15/28
Eastbourne 15.33a ~ 15.37d 15.52 ~ 16.06
Polegate 15/44 16/16
Lewes 15/48 16/30
Keymer Jn 16/11 16/42
Haywards Heath 16.15a ~ 16.28d 16.46 ~ 16.54
Ardingly 16.38a ~ 16.44d 17.00 ~ 17.10
Haywards Heath 16.55a ~ 16.55d 17.16 ~ 17.17
Keymer Jn 17/00 17/21
Preston Park 17/10 17/29
Hove 17/13 17/32
Shoreham-by-Sea 17.23a ~ 17.24d 17.37 ~ 17.38
Beeding Siding 17.33a ~ 17.39d 17.43 ~ 17.51
Shoreham-by-Sea 17.50a ~ 17.51d 17/57
Hove 17.58a ~ 18.05d 18.04 ~ 18.06
Shoreham-by-Sea 18/11 18/12
Worthing 18/18 18/17
Arundel Jn 18/30 18/26
Barnham 18/35 18/34
Chichester 18.43a ~ 18.51d 18.43 ~ 18.44
Brandy Hole (Lavant) 16.00a ~ 19.10d 18.57 ~ 19.12
Chichester 19/22 19.24a ~ 19.25d
Barnham 19/31 19/32
Arundel Jn 19/36 19/36
Pulborough 19/48 19/46
Horsham 20/03 19/58
Dorking North 20/20 20/15
Leatherhead 20/26 20/21
Epsom 20/34 20/36
Sutton 20/44 20/45
West Croydon 20/58 21/00
Norwood Junction 21/02 21.04a ~ 21.05d
Forest Hill 21/06 21/08
New Cross Gate 21/11 21/11
Bricklayers Arms Jn 21/13 21/13
Spa Road Jn 21/15 ?
London Bridge 21.18a ~ ??.??d 21.19 ~ ??.??
Metropolitan Jn 21/20 ?
Waterloo East 21.23a ~ ??.??d 21.25 ~ ??.??
Charing Cross 21.26a ?


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