23rd May 2010

Southern Electric Group
The Ruby Rover

EMUs Used 442406 & 442413

Route :
1Z40 : London Victoria to Crawley
1Z41 : Crawley to Eastbourne
1Z42 : Eastbourne to London Victoria

EMU Route
442413 + 442406 London Victoria (Eastern) - (2) Down Stewarts Lane - Stewarts Lane Jn - Battersea Reversible - Pouparts Jn - (2) Clapham Junction - Balham - Balham Jn (DnBF-DnBS) - Thornton Heath - Down Victoria Slow to Up Victoria Slow - Selhurst - Selhurst Depot Departure Road Throughout - Norwood Junction - Sydenham - London Bridge
442406 + 442413 London Bridge - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - Stoats Nest Jn - Quarry Line - Gatwick North (DF-DS @ 26m 18ch) - Gatwick Airport - Three Bridges - Crawley (3)
442413 + 442406 Crawley - Three Bridges - Redhill
442406 + 442413 Redhill - Godstone - Tonbridge (4)
442413 + 442406 Tonbridge - Godstone - Redhill
442406 + 442413 Redhill - Three Bridges - Haywards Heath - Lewes - Berwick - Eastbourne
442413 + 442406 Eastbourne - Berwick - Lewes - Moulsecoomb - Brighton
442406 + 442413 Brighton - Preston Park
442413 + 442406 Preston Park - Hove Yard (No.5 Road)
442406 + 442413 Hove Yard - Preston Park
442413 + 442406 Preston Park - Hove station
442406 + 442413 Hove station - Preston Park - Keymer Jn - Haywards Heath - Three Bridges - Quarry Line - Stoats Nest Jn - East Croydon - Selhurst - Balham - Clapham Junction - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Stock was formed (at start of the day) from front: 442413 (77394+71830+62949+71854+77418) + 442406 (77411+71847+62942+71823+77389)
(2) Originally advertised as; London Victoria (Eastern) - via 219 points to (Central Side) - Down Brighton Slow line - Battersea Reversible - Stewarts Lane Jn - Battersea Reversible - Pouparts Jn - Clapham Junction.
(3) First visit of a Class 442 at Crawley but the passenger doors were not opened as clearances had not been checked.
(4) First Class 442 in 'passenger service' at Tonbridge

Sources : LASERman & Alan Sheppard

Photo Review


Passing Selhurst Depot (photo: Alan Sheppard)


442406 at London Bridge (photo: Alan Sheppard)


Shot of 442406 at Crawley, courtesy of a member of train staff.


442406 again, here at Tonbridge (photo: Alan Sheppard)


442413 in the sun at Eastbourne (photo: Alan Sheppard)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from LASERman & Alan Sheppard)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 10.00d [P2] [FL] 10.00
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 10/03 10/03
Stewarts Lane Jn 10/05 10/05
Longhedge Jn 10/07 10/06
Pouparts Jn 10/09 10/08
Clapham Junction 10/10 10.10 ~ 10.11 [P13]
Balham 10/13 [SL] 10/15 [FL/P3-SL]
Streatham Common 10/15 10/18
Selhurst 10.19 ~ 10.20 [P1] 10.24 ~ 10.26 [P2]
Selhurst T&RSMD 10.35 ~ 10.36 10.30 ~ 10.40
Norwood Junction 10.41 ~ 10.42 [P3] [FL] 10.44 ~ 10.45
Sydenham 10/45 10/48
Bricklayers Arms Jn 10/50 10/54
Spa Road Jn 10/52 10/56
London Bridge 10.54a ~ 11.20d [P13] 10.57 ~ 11.20
Spa Road Jn 11/22 11/22
Bricklayers Arms Jn 11/23 11/24
Sydenham 11/28 11/29
Norwood Junction 11/30 [P4] 11/31
Windmill Bridge Jn 11/33 11.33 ~ 11.35
East Croydon 11/35 [P3] 11/39
Purley 11/39 [P2] 11/42
Stoats Nest Jn 11/40 [QL] 11/43
Earlswood 11/45 [FL] 11/48
Gatwick Airport 11/50 [P3] 11/53
Three Bridges 11.53 ~ 11.54 [P3] 11/58
Crawley 11.56 ~ 12.05 12.00 ~ 12.06 [P2]
Three Bridges 12.08 ~ 12.08 [P2] [SL] 12/10
Gatwick Airport 12/11 [P2] 12/13
Earlswood 12/17 12/19 [P1]
Redhill 12.18 ~ 12.34 [P2] 12.22 ~ 12.34
Godstone 12/40 12/40
Tonbridge 12.52a ~ 13.07d [P1] 12.55 ~ 13.07
Godstone 13/19 13/22
Redhill 13.25 ~ 13.37 [P1] 13.29 ~ 13.41
Earlswood 13/39 [SL] 13/43 [P2]
Gatwick Airport 13/43 [P3] 13/47
Three Bridges 13/48 [P3] 13/50
Balcombe Tunnel Jn 13/58 13.53 ~ 13.56
Haywards Heath 14/04 [P2] 14/03
Keymer Jn 14/08 14/07
Lewes 14.18 ~ 14.36 [P1] 14.17 ~ 14.36
Southerham Jn 14/39 14/39
Polegate 14/52 14/52
Willingdon Jn 14/56 14/56
Eastbourne 15.01a ~ 16.05d [P3] 15.04 ~ 16.07
Willingdon Jn 16/09 16/10
Polegate 16/13 16/13
Southerham Jn 16/23 16/22
Lewes 16/27 [P4] 16/26
Brighton 16.44 ~ 16.54 [P5] 16.42 ~ 16.54 [P7]
Preston Park 16.57 ~ 17.09 [P1] 17.00 ~ 17.09
Hove Yard 17.14 ~ 17.24 17.17 ~ 17.26 [No.5]
Preston Park 17.29 ~ 17.39 [P2] 17.33 ~ 17.39
Hove 17.42 ~ 17.58 [P3] 17.43 ~ 17.59 [P1]
Preston Park 18/01 [P1] 18/03
Keymer Jn 18/09 18/09
Haywards Heath 18/11 [P3] 18/12 [P4]
Balcombe Tunnel Jn 18/16 [FL] 18/21
Three Bridges 18/17 [P4] 18/22
Gatwick Airport 18/20 [P4] 18/26
Earlswood 18/24 [QL] 18/31
Stoats Nest Jn 18/31 [FL] 18/36
Purley 18/31 [P1] 18/37
East Croydon 18/35 [P1] 18/40 [P2]
Windmill Bridge Jn 18/35 18/41
Selhurst 18/36 [P4] 18/42
Balham 18/40 18/45 [P4]
Clapham Junction 18/42 [P12] 18/47
London Victoria 18.48a [P15] 18.53 [P12]


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