8th September 2007
Past Time Rail
The Sussex Belle
Train cancelled due to 'commercial reasons'.
1Z82: Victoria to Uckfield
1Z83: Uckfield to Bognor Regis
1Z84: Bognor Regis to Littlehampton
1Z85: Littlehampton to Victoria
|Booked Traction||Booked Route|
|34067 (2)||London Victoria - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - Streatham - Streatham Common - East Croydon - Oxted - Edenbridge Town - Eridge - Uckfield|
|2x class 73 (3)||Uckfield - (reverse of outward route) - East Croydon|
|34067 (2)||East Croydon - Redhill - Three Bridges - Horsham - Pulborough - Ford - Barnham - Bognor Regis|
|2x class 73 (3)||Bognor Regis - Barnham - Ford - Littlehampton|
|34067 (2)||Littlehampton - Ford - Barnham - Chichester - Havant - Cosham - Fareham - Botley - Eastleigh - Winchester City - Basingstoke - Woking - Chertsey - Staines Central - Richmond - Clapham Junction - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria|
(1) This train was to have been hauled by 34067 'Tangmere'. However, when 6024 'King Edward I' failed, this left no loco for the Torbay Express tour the following day. As the Torbay tour was well booked and the Sussex tour less so, the decision was taken to cancel the Sussex tour and use Tangmere on the Torbay Express instead. Passenger bookings were transferred to the Railway Touring Co.'s "Sussex Explorer" on 27/10/07.
(2) 2x class 73 booked on rear
(3) 34067 booked on rear.
(4) John Clifford comments: When the tour was first advertised the route was Victoria - Uckfield (R) - Oxted (R) - East Grinstead (R) - South Croydon - Horsham - Littlehampton (R) - Bognor (R) - Horsham - Dorking North - Sutton - Balham - Victoria with an arrival time back in Victoria at 1900. East Grinstead was deleted due to gauging problem but I did not find out why the return route was not via the Mid Sussex line.
Sources : Gary Thornton, Nigel Benning & John Clifford
(from John Clifford)
|Battersea Pier Jn||09/00|
|Voltaire Road Jn||09/04|
|Windmill Bridge Jn||09/30|
|Uckfield||10.54 ~ 11.00|
|Edenbridge Town||11.45 ~ 11.55|
|East Croydon||12.19 ~ 12.25|
|Stoats Nest Jn||12/32|
|Redhill||12.43 ~ 12.49|
|Three Bridges||13.09 ~ 13.20|
|Barnham||14.26 ~ 14.30|
|Bognor Regis||14.38 ~ 14.46|
|Littlehampton||15.08a ~ 16.50d|
|Fareham North Jn||17/54|
|Botley||18w00 ~ 18w16|
|Eastleigh South Jn||18/25|
|Byfleet & New Haw||19/45|
|Battersea Pier Jn||21/17|
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