27th October 2001

Branch Line Society
Sussex - Essex Express

DEMU Used 1001 (60000+60529+70262+69337+60501+60118)

Route :
1Z80 : Hastings to Sizewell
1Z81 : Sizewell to Hastings

DEMU Route
1001

Hastings - Robertsbridge - Tunbridge Wells - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Bromley South - Penge East - Factory Jn - Kensington Olympia - Willesden Junction High Level - Gospel Oak - Navarino Road Jn - Bethnal Green - Liverpool Street [P5 (booked P7)]

1001 Liverpool Street [P5] - Bow Jn - Thornton Fields No.1 Road (1)
1001 Thornton Fields No.1 Road (1) - Down Temple Mills Line, Signal L237
1001 Down Temple Mills Line, Signal L237 - Stratford [P10A] - Ilford Down Passenger Avoiding Line - Ilford No. 2 Carriage Line - Gidea Park (Down Electric to Down Main) - Shenfield London End Jn (Down Main to Down Electric) - Shenfield [P5] - Ingatestone Down Passenger Loop - Chelmsford Reception
1001 Chelmsford Reception - Chelmsford [P2]
1001 Chelmsford - via Chelmsford DGL - Witham (Down Main (booked DPL)) - Colchester Down Goods Loop & Down Passenger Loop - Manningtree - Parkstone Carriage Sidings No.2 - Harwich International [P2]
1001 Harwich International - Signal P211
1001 Signal P211 - Up Tip Siding (booked to go to End of Line, only Hastings unit length covered)
1001 Up Tip Siding - Carless Headshunt
1001 Carless Branch Headshunt - Carless Branch (End of Line)
1001 Carless Branch (End of Line) - Carless Branch Headshunt
1001 Carless Branch Headshunt - Up Tip Siding
1001 Up Tip Siding - Manningtree East Jn - Manningtree North Jn - Halifax Jn (Down to Up x-over) (2) - Ipswich [P2 (booked P3)] - Ipswich Yard (Down / Up Goods) - Saxmundham - Sizewell
1001 Sizewell - Saxmundham - East Suffolk Jn (2 x-overs to [P4]) - Ipswich [P4] - Colchester [P4+P3] (up loop through station & up loop after station) - Witham (Up Main (booked UPL)) - Shenfield Up Passenger Loop - Ilford Up Passenger Avoiding Line - Manor Park Up Goods - Stratford [P5] - Liverpool Street [P9]
1001

Liverpool Street [P9] - Reading Lane Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction - Kensington Olympia - Clapham Junction [P17] - Balham - West Norwood - Crystal Palace - Beckenham Junction - Bromley South - (reverse of outward route) - Robertsbridge (3)

1001 (4) Robertsbridge - Tonbridge Wells - Tonbridge (4)
1001 (4) Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Ashford - Appledore - Hastings (4)

Notes:
(1) Train booked to reverse at Thornton Fields headshunt, but after a delay on arrival to Thornton Fields C.S. (10.16 ~ 10.26) awaiting the point clips to arrive, it was found that they were the wrong type of point clips ?? and train continued into No.1 Road and reversed there!
(2) One version of the timing sheet had tour running into Wherstead Road E.C.D. before returning to Halifax Jn to reverse again to take the line to Ipswich
(3) The following is subject to confirmation/correction : it is understood the train had to reverse at Robertsbridge owing to a fatality in Bo-Peep tunnel.
(4) Route confirmation required. Alan Sheppard believes that the train was terminated at Robertsbridge, with the journey via Tonbridge (rev) & Ashford run as ECS only.

Sources : John Clifford & Alan Sheppard

Timings : Booked & Actual
(by John Clifford & Alan Sheppard)

Location Booked
Actual
 
Booked
Actual
Hastings 07.16d 07.17d   21.52a ?CANCELLED?
Bo-Peep Jn 07/20 07/21   21/48 ?CANCELLED?
Battle 07/29 ?   21/39 ?CANCELLED?
Mountfield Tunnel 07/35 ?   21/35 ?CANCELLED?
Robertsbridge 07/37 07/42   21/32 00.55a
Wadhurst 07/52 07/56   21/22 23/13
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 07/58 ?   21/15 ?
Tunbridge Wells 08/01 08/03   21/13 23/07
Wells Tunnel Jn 08/02 ?   21/11 ?
Somerhill Tunnel 08/07 ?   21/08 ?
Tonbridge 08/09 08/15   21/04 22/56
Sevenoaks 08/20 08/27   20/53 22/45
Orpington 08/33 08/38   20/44 22/34
Petts Wood Jn 08/35 08/41   20/41 22/32
Bickley Jn 08/36 ?   20/40 22/30
Bromley South 08.38a ~ 08.41d 08.45a ~ 08.46d   20.35a ~ 20.37d 22.26a ~ 22.27d
Shortlands Jn 08/43 08/48   20/33 22/23
Beckenham Junction 08/45 08/49   20/31 22/22
Herne Hill 08/51 08/54  
Brixton 08/53 08/55  
Voltaire Road Jn 08/55 08/57  
Factory Jn 08/56 08/58  
Longhedge Jn 08/58 ?  
Bromley Jn   20/24 ?
Crystal Palace   20/22 22/16
West Norwood   20/18 ?
Streatham Hill   20/16 22/08
Balham   20/14 22/06
Clapham Junction [P17]   20*06 ~ 20*09 22.00 ~ 22.02
Latchmere Jn 09/02 09/01   20/03 21/58
Kensington Olympia 09/08 09/06   19/57 21/55
North Pole Jn 09/13 09.07 ~ 09.08   19/52 21/53
Mitre Bridge Jn 09/14 09/10   19/50 21/52
Willesden Junction 09.16a ~ 09.17d 09.13 ~ 09.16   19.44a ~ 19.46d 21.47a ~ 21.49d
Kensal Green Jn 09/19 ?   19/43 ?
Gospel Oak 09/26 09/27   19/33 21/32
Camden Road Jn 09/29 09/30   19/27 21/27
Camden Road East Jn 09/31 ?   19/23 ?
Dalston Jn 09/35 09/37   19/15 21/19
Navarino Road Jn 09/38 09.40a ~ 09.45d   19/13 21.16 ~ 21.16
Reading Lane Jn 09/40 ?   19/10 21/15
Bethnal Green 09/43 09/55   19/07 21/10
London Liverpool Street 09.46a ~ 09.55d 09.59 ~ 10.06   18.49a ~ 19.04d 21.00a ~ 21.07d
Bethnal Green 09/59 10/08   18/45 20/56
Bow Jn 10/02 10/14   18/43 20/51
Thornton Fields No.1 Rd. (1) 10.07a ~ 10.15d 10.34 ~ 10.46  
Bow Jn (Signal L237) 10.21a ~ 10.29d 10.50 ~ 10.56  
Stratford [P10A] / [P5] 10/40 10/59   18/41 20/51
Forest Gate Jn 10/43 11/00   18/37 20/47
Manor Park 10/44 11/04   ? 20/45
Ilford 10/48 11/08   18/30 20/44
Ilford EMUD, London End Jn 10/50 ?  
Ilford No.2 Carriage Line 11/00 11/10  
Seven Kings Down Electric 11/11 11/22  
Gidea Park 11/21 11/33   18/25 20/37
Shenfield (UPL)   18/19 20.25 ~ 20.31
Shenfield 11/32 11/50   18/13 20/24
Shenfield, (Chelmsford Loop) ? 11.51 ~ 11.59  
Ingatestone (DPL) 11/37 12.08a ~ 12.23d  
Chelmsford 11/44 12/34   18/02 20/13
Chelmsford Reception EOL 11.48a ~ 11.53d 12.39 ~ 12.45  
Chelmsford 11.59a ~ 12.03d 12.57 ~ 13.00  
Chelmsford (DGL) 12/05 13.01 ~ 13.06  
Witham (DPL) 12/15 [P3] 13/20   (UPL) 17/52 [P2] 20/06
Marks Tey 12/24 13/30   17/44 19/59
Colchester South Jn 12/29 13/35   ? ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Colchester (DGL) 12/30 13/36
Colchester (DPL [P1]) 12/31 13/38
Manningtree 12/39 13/47
Mistley 12/41 ?
Parkstone Carriage Sidings No.2 12/56 14/01
Harwich International [P2] 13.05a ~ 13.10d 14.08 ~ 14.11
Signal P211 13.13a ~ 13.18d 14.14 ~ 14.17
Up Tip Siding 13.20a ~ 13.25d 14.22 ~ 14.25
Carless Branch Headshunt 13.40a ~ 14.27 ~ 14.30
Carless Branch End of Line 14.36 ~ 14.38
Carless Branch Headshunt ~ 13.45d 14.44 ~ 14.47
Up Tip Siding 13.57a ~ 14.06d 14.49 ~ 14.55
Mistley 14/22 ?
Manningtree East Jn 14/26 15/08
Manningtree North Jn 14/30 15/09
Halifax Jn 14/41 15/20
Wherstead Road E.C.D. 14.43 ~ 14.48 DIV
Halifax Jn 14.51 ~ 14.54 DIV
Ipswich [P2] 14c57a ~ 14c59d 15.23 ~ 15.28
East Suffolk Jn 15/00 15/31
Westerfield 15*08a ~ 15*10d 15.36 ~ 15.38
Woodbridge 15*20a ~ 15*22d 15p47 x 16p36
Saxmundham [P1] 15*41a ~ 15*42d 16.55 ~ 16.57
Saxmundham Jn 15/44 16/59
Sizewell 16.02a ~ 16.10d 17.26 ~ 17.32
Saxmundham Jn 16/30 17.59 ~ 18.10
Saxmundham [P1] 16*32a ~ 16*34d 18.12 ~ 18.39
Woodbridge 16*50a ~ 16*52d 18.58 ~ 19.09
Westerfield 17*02a ~ 17*04d 19/19
East Suffolk Jn 17/12  
Ipswich 17c17a ~ 17c18d 19.26 ~ 19.29
Manningtree 17/30 19/40
Colchester 17/38 19/51

Timings continue in first table.

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