27th July 1991

Network South East
Lego Express

EMU's Used 319176 & 318184

Route :

EMU Route
as listed London Victoria - Selhurst - East Croydon - Purley - (via Quarry line) - Earlswood - Gatwick Airport - Three Bridges - Haywards Heath - Hassocks - Brighton

Notes :
(1) Run as part of the Brighton Line 150th Anniversary, this was an attempt to break the previous non-stop record of 39mins 14secs (set on April 16th 1988 on a run from London Bridge, though Brian Halford suggests the fastest time to have been 38min 56sec?). Official time for this run was however 39mins 38secs due to a heavy brake application near Burgess Hill. Top speed reached was reported as 103mph and the average start-stop time of 76.6mph, considered to be the fastest ever trip from London Victoria. Train was sponsored by Lego UK.

From Brian Halford's collection.

Sources : various including Brian Halford

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Brian Halford)

Location Booked
Victoria 10.28d
Brighton 11.07a

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