19th - 21st November 1976

D.A.A. Railtour Society
The Granite City

Locos Used 33036, 33049, 33065, 40056, 4016x, 47485, 47491, 81010 & 85008

Route :

Date Loco(s) Route
19/11 33036 + 33065 (1) Hove - ?Preston Park - Haywards Heath? - Three Bridges - Redhill - East Croydon - Selhurst - Balham - Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - Willesden WL Jn
19/11-20/11 85008 Willesden WL Jn - Watford Junction - Bletchley - ??? - Rugby - Nuneaton - Stafford - Crewe (2) - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western - Preston - Carlisle - Carstairs
20/11 40056 Carstairs - Slateford - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
20/11 47491 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Dalmeny - Inverkeithing - Ladybank - Dundee - Arbroath - Montrose - Stonehaven - Aberdeen
20/11 47491 Aberdeen - Stonehaven - Montrose - Arbroath - Carnoustie (3)
20/11-21/11 4016x (4) Carnoustie - Dundee - Ladybank - Inverkeithing - Dalmeny - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
21/11 47485 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Slateford - Carstairs
21/11 47485 Carstairs - Carlisle - (via S&C) - Hellifield - Blackburn - Farington Jn
21/11 81010 Farington Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - (reverse of outward route) - Rugby - Long Buckby - Northampton - Bletchley - Watford Junction - Wembley Central
21/11 33049 + 33065 Wembley Central - Acton Canal Wharf - Acton Wells Jn - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Streatham Common - East Croydon - (via Quarry Line) - Three Bridges - Horsham - Arundel - Barnham
21/11 33049 + 33065 Barnham - Shoreham-by-Sea - Hove

Notes :
(1) Originally advertised to start at Brighton this was swapped to Hove due to the train length exceeding the permissible limit for Brighton station. The tour offered Edinburgh, Dundee or Aberdeen as options with a service train being used if the participant wanted to visit a second city (as Alan Osborn did - using the 07.18 York to Aberdeen which was hauled by 47546).
(2) Train delayed at Crewe to rectify a lighting fault in one coach, then delayed further en-route to Warrington due to a reported object seen on the line.
(3) 47491 failed at Carnoustie. Alan Osborn comments: 47491 was suspect on leaving Aberdeen and I recall we stopped soon after departure, hence taking 50 minutes to pass Stonehaven.
(4) Class 40 - 40160 or 40166 (confirmation required of which one is required as Les Kent had it as 40166 but Alan Osborn recorded 40160) - assisted to Edinburgh, with the failed 47 believed to have been removed at Dundee - with no train heat in sub-zero temperatures Alan Osborn recalls: BR staff met the train at Edinburgh with a tea trolley to warm us up, alas milk was in short supply so it was black however my fellow passengers in the compartment had bought some Whisky, so Whisky was substituted for milk - must admit it was the best BR cup of tea I have tasted and is my Excuse for limited timings en-route via Carlisle and Settle!

Sources : Les Kent & Alan Osborn (on Three Bridges to Dundee & Aberdeen to Horsham)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual
Hove ? ?
Three Bridges ??.??a ~ ??.??d ??.?? ~ 22.27
Earlswood 22/09 22/36
Redhill 22.11a ~ 22.13d 22.40 ~ 22.41
Coulsdon North 22/20 22/53
East Croydon 22.26a ~ 22.28d 23.00 ~ 23.06
Windmill Bridge Jn 22/30 23/08
Selhurst 22/32 23/10
Streatham Common 22/38 23/13
Balham 22/40 23/16
Clapham Junction 22/46 23/20
Latchmere Jn 22/49 23/23
Kensington Olympia 22/57 23/28
Willesden WL Jn 23L04 ~23L18 23.33 ~ 23.50
Watford Junction 23/38 00/04
Tring 23/53 00/14
Bletchley 00/12 00/24
Rugby 00/47 00/50
Nuneaton 01/07 01/02
Crewe 02.04a ~ 02.15d 02.00 ~ 02.28
Warrington Bank Quay 02/39 03/59
Wigan North Western 02/52 04/15
Preston 03/08 04/27
Carlisle 04.36a ~ 04.41d 05.36 ~ 05.44
Carstairs 05L47 ~ 05L53 06.14 ~ 06.20
Slateford 06/28 07/24
Edinburgh Waverley 06.48a ~ 06.58d 07.50 ~ 08.12
Haymarket 07/01 08/16
Dalmeny 07/10 08/24
Inverkeithing 07/16 08/30
Ladybank 07/51 09/03
Leuchars 08/03 09/15
Dundee 08.18a ~ ??.??d 09.25 ~ ??.??
Aberdeen ??.??a ~ 22.00d ??.?? ~ 22.02
Stonehaven 22/21 22/52
Montrose 22/46 23/30
Arbroath 23/02 23/50
Dundee 23.26a ~ 23.28d 01.19 ~ 01.38
Haymarket 00/44 03/11
Edinburgh Waverley 00.46a ~ 01.00d 03.14 ~ 03.28
Haymarket 01/04 03/31
Carstairs 01L44 ~ 01L50 04.04 ~ 04.12
Carlisle 02.56 ~ 03.11 05.14 ~ 05.42
Blackburn 05.37 ~ 05.39 07/56
Bamber Bridge 05/49 08/07
Lostock Hall Jn 05/51 08/14
Farington Jn 05L55 ~ 06L10 08.00 ~ 08.14
Wigan North Western 06/22 08/45
Warrington Bank Quay 03/32 08/59
Crewe 07.24a ~ 07.34d 09.27 ~ 09.50
Norton Bridge 07/52 10/08
Stafford 07/57 10.14 ~ 10.17
Tamworth 08/25 10/47
Nuneaton 08/39 11/01
Rugby 09/02 11.22 ~ 11.23
Long Buckby 09/10 11/32
Hanslope Jn 09/27 11/51
Bletchley 09/34 11/57
Tring 09/50 12/06
Watford Junction 10/06 12/19
Wembley Central 10/25 12L42 ~ 12L56
Willesden Junction Sig.WN34 10L30 ~ 10L40 13/01
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 10/53 13/06
Acton Wells Jn 10/55 13/08
Kew East Jn 11/01 13/13
Clapham Junction 11.15a ~ 11.17d 13.23 ~ 13.24
Longhedge Jn 11/21 13/27
Factory Jn 11/27 13/32
Brixton 11/30 13/35
Herne Hill 11/32 13/36
Tulse Hill 11/34 13/39
Streatham 11/39 13/42
Streatham Common 11/42 13/43
Selhurst 11/48 13/47
Windmill Bridge Jn 11/50 13/49
East Croydon 11.51a ~ 11.54d 13.51 ~ 13.56
Coulsdon North 12/04 14/04
Earlswood 12.11a ~ 12.13d 14.16 ~ 14.18
Horley 12.17a ~ 12.18d 14.24 ~ 14.25
Three Bridges 12.24a ~ 12.25d 14.30 ~ 14.31
Crawley ? 14.36 ~ 14.42
Horsham 12.46a ~ ??.?? 14.52 ~ ??.??
Barnham ??.?? ~ ??.?? ??.?? ~ ??.??
Hove ??.?? ~ ??.?? ??.?? ~ ??.??


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