18th September 1976

British Rail / Brighton and District Woking Homes Committee
(no tour name)

Locos Used 33039, ?33058 or 33059? (2), 47336, 85028 & 86011
Stock Used 21275+4381+4058+1872+3067+3069+3066+3065+21265

Route :

Loco Route
3305x (2) Worthing Central - Hove - Preston Park - Haywards Heath - Three Bridges - Earlswood - (via Quarry Line) - Coulsdon North - East Croydon - Streatham Jn - Balham - Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - Willesden Junction WL Jn
85028 Willesden Junction WL Jn - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Hanslope Jn - ??? (3) - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street
47336 Birmingham New Street - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster (1) - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill
47336 Worcester Shrub Hill - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street
86011 Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Rugby - Weedon - Hanslope Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Mitre Bridge Jn
33039 Mitre Bridge Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Worthing Central

Notes :
(1) An off-train option was available involving a bus transfer between Kidderminster and Bewdley where a round trip on the Severn Valley Railway was made with 46521 from Bewdley to Bridgnorth and 45110 back to Bewdley. Alan Osborn suspects it was a non-stop run out (special?) and a service train back - confirmation required.
(2) Originally uploaded as 33059 however a book containing very comprehensive tour notes seen by the Webmaster has the loco identified as 33058 thus confirmation is required as to the correct identity.
(3) Originally uploaded as having been booked via Weedon but running via Northampton, however a set of booked and actual times seen by the Webmaster gives an actual passing time at Weedon suggesting booked route was in fact taken. Confirmation required.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Alan Osborn (joined/left the train at Three Bridges) & John Debens

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Osborn & John Debens)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Worthing Central 07.11d 07.11   22.52a 22.56
Lancing 07.16a ~ 07.17d 07.16 ~ 07.17   22.48a ~ 22.50d 22.52 ~ 22.54
Shoreham-by-Sea 07.22a ~ 07.23d 07.22 ~ 07.23   22.43a ~ 22.45d 22.47 ~ 22.50
Southwick 07.27a ~ 07.28d 07.27 ~ 07.28   22.39a ~ 22.41d 22.43 ~ 22.45
Hove 07.34a ~ 07.35d 07.34 ~ 07.35   22.33a ~ 22.35d 22.38 ~ 22.40
Preston Park 07.39a ~ 07.40d 07.39 ~ 07.41   22.29a ~ 22.31d 22.32 ~ 22.35
Keymer Jn 07/50 07/50   22/20 22/23
Haywards Heath 07.54a ~ 08.00d 07.54 ~ 08.00   22.14a ~ 22.16d 22.16 ~ 22.18
Balcombe TSB 08/08 08/08   22/09 22/12
Three Bridges 08.11a ~ 08.12d 08.11 ~ 08.12   22.03a ~ 22.06d 22.07 ~ 22.10
Earlswood 08/20 08/19   21/57 22/02
Coulsdon North 08/27 08/26   21/49 21/55
East Croydon 08.33a ~ 08.34d 08.32 ~ 08.34   21.43a ~ 21.45d 21.49 ~ 21.51
Windmill Bridge Jn 08/36 08/38   21/41 21/48
Streatham Jn 08/41 08/42   21/36 21/43
Balham Jn 08/45 08/44   21/34 21/41
Clapham Junction 08/51 08/48   21/29 21/36
Latchmere Jn 08/55 08/52   21/26 21/35
Kensington Olympia 09/01 08/57   21/20 21/28
North Pole Jn 09/04 09/02   ??/?? ??/??
Mitre Bridge Jn 09/06 09/05   21L03 ~ 21L15 21.06 ~ 21.23
Willesden WL Jn 09L08 ~ 09L20 09.04 ~ 09.19   21/00 20.56 ~ 21.04
Watford Junction 09/32 09/31   20/47 20/48
Tring 09/42 09/41   20/37 20/35
Bletchley 09/53 09/52   20/27 20/24
Hanslope Jn 10/00 10/04   20/20 20/16
Weedon 10/09 10/11   20/10 20/07
Rugby 10/20 10/29   20/00 19/56
Coventry 10/28 10/38   19/42 19/48
Stechford 10/43 10/54   19/27 19/36
Aston 10/51 10/59   19/21 19/31
Perry Barr 10/53 11/01   19/20 19/27
Soho East Jn 11/03 11/07   19/15 19/20
Birmingham New Street 11L09 ~ 11L20 11.12 ~ 11.29   18L58 ~ 19L08 18.59 ~ 19.14
Galton Jn 11/27 11/34   18/51 18/48
Stourbridge Junction 11/40 11/47   18/37 18/36
Kidderminster 11.47a ~ 11.56d 11.56 ~ 11.59   18.21a ~ 18.27d 18.21 ~ 18.27
Hartlebury 11/54 12/03   18/16 18/16
Worcester Shrub Hill 12.10a 12.17   18.00d 18.00

Severn Valley Railway Trains:

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bewdley 12.30d 12.40   16.00a 15.57
Arley ? ?   15.45 a/d? 15.44 ~ 15.45
Highley ? ?   15.33 a/d? 15.35 ~ 15.36
Hampton Loade ? ?   15.23 a/d? 15.19 ~ 15.27
Bridgnorth 13.25a 13.25   15.00d 15.03


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