7th May 2001

Past Time Rail
The Cockney Coaster

Locos Used 45407 (running as 45157) & 76079

Route :

Loco (1) Route
76079 Fenchurch Street - Gas Factory Jn - Stratford - Forest Gate - Barking - Purfleet - Grays - Tilbury Town - Pitsea - Southend Central - Shoeburyness
45407 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) Confirmation the locos were used as detailed is required. Precise route confirmation also required - believed to have been the same as witnessed by Robin Webster the previous day.
Robin Webster comments regarding the previous days trips: 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. Was this the same arrangement on this day?

Sources : Terry Jackson & Robin Webster

Timings (Booked only)
(from Terry Jackson)

(first round trip)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Fenchurch Street 09.25d 13.28a
Barking 09.51d 13.09a
Southend Central 10.47a 12.01d
Shoeburyness 10.57a 11.51d

(second round trip)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Fenchurch Street 13.55d 18.33a
Barking 14.14d 18.05a
Southend Central 15.18a 17.07d
Shoeburyness 15.22a 16.55d

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

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