6th May 2001

Past Time Rail
The Cockney Coaster

Locos Used 45407 (running as 45157) & 76079

Route :

Loco Route

Fenchurch Street - Gas Factory Jn - Stratford - Forest Gate - Barking - Purfleet - Grays - Tilbury Town - Pitsea - Southend Central - Shoeburyness


Shoeburyness - Southend Central - Pitsea - Tilbury Town - Grays - Ockendon - Upminster - Barking - West Ham - Gas Factory Jn - Fenchurch Street

(1) Two round trips took place on the day.
(2) During the layover the stock and locos were also used for "The Bombardier" tour.
(3) Robin Webster comments:
As in previous years, one loco per train, the other following light engine. However, at least on the up train I was on, the light engine did not follow the same route but went direct Pitsea - Upminster and so arrived at Barking first and was waiting across the platform to follow us.

Sources : Terry Jackson & Robin Webster

Timings (Booked only)
(from Terry Jackson)

(first round trip)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Fenchurch Street 09.25d 12.52a
Barking 09.44d ??.??
Southend Central 10.23a 11.56d
Shoeburyness 10.33a 11.45d

(second round trip)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Fenchurch Street 13.55d 18.25a
Barking ??.?? 18.05a
Southend Central 14.50a 17.26d
Shoeburyness 15.00a 17.15d

a : arrival time
d : departure time
/ : passing time

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