10th August 2006

Steam Dreams
Sunny South Special

Locos Used 31128 & 47712
Stock Used 5249+1961+5236+5237+13440+9392+5216+1840+5171+5222

Route:
1Z84 : London Victoria to Newhaven Harbour Quayside
1Z85 : Newhaven Harbour Quayside to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
31128 (1) London Victoria (4) - Voltaire Road Jn - Atlantic Lines - Denmark Hill - Catford - Bromley South - Swanley - Otford - Maidstone East - Lenham Down Loop - Ashford - Rye - Hastings - Bexhill Central - Eastbourne
47712 (2) Eastbourne - Lewes
31128 (1) Lewes - Newhaven Harbour Quayside
47712 (2) Newhaven Harbour Quayside - Lewes
31128 (1) Lewes - Eastbourne
47712 (2) Eastbourne - Bexhill Central - Hastings
31128 (1) Hastings - Battle - Tunbridge Wells Central - Tonbridge (5) - Sevenoaks
31128 Sevenoaks - Orpington - Bromley South - Penge East - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 47712 on rear.
(2) 31128 on rear.
(3) 31128 was a substitute for steam 45231 "Sherwood Forester" due to steam ban because of the hot dry weather.
(4) booked via Stewarts Lane but ran main line.
(5) booked route between Tonbridge & Victoria was: Tonbridge - Edenbridge - Redhill - East Croydon - Selhurst - Clapham Junction - Stewarts Lane - Victoria. Train diverted as there was no need for a water stop at Penshurst & it was hoped to get the train back earlier. However a small fire on 47712 stopped the train north of Tonbridge (near signal AD128) from 20:28~20:56. 47712 was detached at Sevenoaks & followed the tour into Victoria.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 10.29d 10.29d
Battersea Pier Jn 10/33 10/33
Stewarts Lane 10/37 DIV
Factory Jn 10/39 10/35
Voltaire Road Jn 10/40 10/36
Denmark Hill 10/44 10/40
Crofton Road Jn 10/45 10.43 ~ 10.43
Nunhead 10/48 10/49
Shortlands Jn 10/55 10/57
Bickley Jn 11/01 11/03
St. Mary Cray Jn 11/03 11/04
Swanley 11/09 11/10
Otford Jn 11/22 11/21
Maidstone East 11/44 11/42
Lenham Down Loop 11w57 ~ 12w38 11*59 ~ 12*40
Charing ?? 12/47
Ashford 12/54 12/55
Appledore 13/10 13/12
Rye 13/18 13.22 ~ 13.23
Ore 13/34 13/46
Hastings 13.40a ~ 13.42d 13.48a ~ 13.51d
Bo-Peep Jn 13/46 13/55
Bexhill Central 13/52 14/00
Pevensey 14/03 14/07
Willingdon Jn 14/11 14/12
Eastbourne 14.17a ~ 14.34d 14.21a ~ 14.36d
Willingdon Jn 14/39 14/42
Polegate 14/43 14/46
Southerham Jn 14/58 14/57
Lewes 15.01a ~ 15.11d 15.04a ~ 15.11d
Southerham Jn 15/14 15/15
Newhaven Town 15/21 15/24
Newhaven Harbour 15/23 15/26
Newhaven Harbour Quayside 15.25a ~ 17.41d 15.27a ~ 17.42d
Newhaven Harbour 17/43 17/43
Newhaven Town 17/45 17/43
Southerham Jn 17/52 17/52
Lewes 17.55a ~ 18.01d 17.55a ~ 18.01d
Southerham Jn 18/04 18/05
Polegate 18/18 18/19
Willingdon Jn 18/21 18/24
Eastbourne 18.30a ~ 18.37d 18.29a ~ 18.37d
Willingdon Jn 18/42 18/41
Pevensey 18/49 18/46
Bexhill Central 18/59 18/56
Bo-Peep Jn 19/06 19.01 ~ 19.05
Hastings 19.10a ~ 19.21d 19.11a ~ 19.21d
Bo-Peep Jn 19/28 19/28
Battle 19.38a ~ 19.41d 19.41a ~ 19.42d
Mountfield Tunnel ?? 19/47
Robertsbridge 19/49 19/49
Wadhurst 20/04 20/01
Strawberry Hill Tunnel ?? 20.09 ~ 20.14
Tunbridge Wells Central 20/21 20/18
Wells Tunnel Jn ?? 20/19
Somerhill Tunnel ?? 20/24
Tonbridge 20/32 20/26
Penshurst 20w41 ~ 20w51 DIV
Edenbridge 20/59 DIV
Godstone 21/06 DIV
Redhill 21/19 DIV
Stoats Nest Jn 21/29 DIV
Purley 21/31 DIV
South Croydon 21/38 DIV
East Croydon 21/42 DIV
Windmill Bridge Jn 21/43 DIV
Selhurst 21/44 DIV
Steatham Common 21/51 DIV
Balham 21/54 DIV
Clapham Junction 21/58 DIV
Pouparts Jn 21/59 DIV
Longhedge Jn 22/01 DIV
Stewarts Lane 22/05 DIV
Tonbridge (North), Sig AD 128 DIV 20:28 ~ 20:56
Sevenoaks DIV 21.09 ~ 21.26
Orpington DIV 21/38
Petts Wood Jn DIV 21/40
Bickley Jn DIV 21/41
Shortlands Jn DIV 21/46
Beckenham Junction DIV 21/47
Herne Hill DIV 21/53
Brixton DIV 21/54
Voltaire Road Jn DIV 21/55
Factory Jn DIV 21/55
Battersea Pier Jn 22/09 21/57
London Victoria 22.14a 22.01a


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