6th November 2010

Bluebell Railway
The Hastings Blue Belle

DEMU Used 1001 (formed: 60118 'Tunbridge Wells'+60501+69337+70262+60529+60116 'Mountfield')

Route :
1Z77 : Hastings to East Grinstead (Imberhorne North)
1Z78 : East Grinstead (Imberhorne North) to Hastings

DEMU Route
1001 Hastings - Battle - Robertsbridge - Tunbridge Wells - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Hither Green - Parks Bridge Jn - Tanners Hill Jn - New Cross - North Kent East Jn - London Bridge
1001 London Bridge - New Cross Gate - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - Sanderstead - Oxted - Hurst Green - East Grinstead - Bluebell Railway Boundary - Hill Place Viaduct - Imberhorne North
1001 Imberhorne North - Hill Place Viaduct - East Grinstead (Bluebell Railway)
1001 East Grinstead (Bluebell Railway) - Hill Place Viaduct - Imberhorne North
1001 Imberhorne North - Hill Place Viaduct - Network Rail Boundary - East Grinstead - (reverse of outward route) - London Bridge
1001 London Bridge - (reverse of outward route) - Hastings


1001 at London Bridge in the morning (photo: Alan Sheppard)

Source : Alan Sheppard (joined/left the train at London Bridge)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard & John Clifford)

Location
Booked
Actual   Booked Actual
Hastings 07.06d [P4] ?   20.40a [P4] ?
Bo-Peep Jn 07/10 ?   20/33 ?
Battle 07.19a ~ 07.21d [P1] ?   20.20a ~ 20.23d [P2] ?
Mountfield Tunnel 07/26 ?   20/14 ?
Robertsbridge 07/29 [P1] ?   20/11 [P2] ?
Etchingham 07.33a ~ 07.35d [P1] ?   20.05a ~ 20.08d [P2] ?
Wadhurst 07/45 [P1] ?   19/56 [P2] ?
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 07/50 ?   19/50 ?
Tunbridge Wells 07.53a ~ 07.57d [P1] ?   19.45a ~ 19.48d [P1] ?
Wells Tunnel Jn 08/00 ?   19/43 [UH] ?
Somerhill Tunnel 08/07 ?   19/35 ?
Tonbridge 08.12a ~ 08.14d [P2] ?   19*13a ~ 19*32d [P1] ?
Sevenoaks 08/23 [P1] ?   19/01 [P3] ?
Orpington 08.32a ~ 08.34d [P2] [FL] ?   18.45a ~ 18.47d [P3] 18.48 ~ 18.49
Petts Wood Jn 08/37 [FL] ?   18/42 [FL] 18/45
Chislehurst 08/38 [P1] [FL] ?   18/41 [P2] [FL] 18/43
Grove Park 08/40 [P2] [FL] ?   18/38 [P3] [FL] 18/40
Hither Green 08/41 [P1] [FL] ?   18/36 [P2] [FL] 18/35
Parks Bridge Jn 08/42 [FL] ?   18/34 [FL] 18/34
Tanners Hill Jn 08/43 [FL] ?   18/33 [FL] 18/33
New Cross 08/44 [FL] ?   18/32 [FL] 18/32
North Kent East Jn 08/45 [6 Up] ?   18/31 [5 Dn] 18/31
Blue Anchor 08/47 [UPV] ?   18/29 [5 Dn] 18/30
Spa Road Jn 09/02 [UPV] ?   18/29 [5 Dn] 18/29
London Bridge 09.05a ~ 09.15d [P13] 08.56 ~ 09.15 [P10]   18.00a ~ 18.25d [P9] 17.57 ~ 18.26 [P9]
Spa Road Jn 09/18 [FL] 09/17   17/58 [FL] 17/53
Blue Anchor 09/19 [FL] 09/18   ? ?
Bricklayers Arms Jn 09/20 [FL] 09/19   17/51 [FL] 17/50
New Cross Gate 09/21 [P3] [FL] 09/20 [P3]   17/49 [P5] [SL] 17/49 [P5]
Sydenham 09/25 [FL] 09/25   17/39 [P1] [SL] 17/42
Norwood Junction 09/27 [P5] [SL] 09/27 [P4] [FL]   17/32 [P1] [SL] 17/39 [P1]
Norwood Fork Jn ? ? [SL]   17/30 [SL] 17/38
Windmill Bridge Jn 09/29 [SL] 09/28   17/29 [SL] 17/37
East Croydon 09/30 [P6] [SL] 09/30 [P6]   17/27 [P4] [SL] 17/35 [P4]
East Croydon (North)   ? 17.30 ~ 17.34
South Croydon 09/32 [P5] 09/31 [P5]   17/25 [P3] [SL] 17/25
Sanderstead 09/34 [P2] ?   17/21 [P1] 17/21 [P1]
Oxted 09/44 [P2] 09/44 [P2]   17/10 [P1] 17/12 [P1]
Hurst Green 09/47 [P2] 09/47 [P2]   17/09 [P1] 17/11 [P1]
East Grinstead 10*00 ~ 10*05 [P1] 09.57 ~ 09.59 [P1]   16/55 [P1] 16/59
NR / BR Boundary ? 10.01 ~ 10.03   ? 16.39 ~ 16.55
Imberhorne North ? 10.09 ~ 10.12   ? 16.33 ~ 16.37
East Grinstead (Bluebell) ? 10.18   16.30d 16.29


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