28th March 2013

UK Railtours
The Blue Belle

Locos Used 66739 'Bluebell Railway', 73119 'Borough of Eastleigh' & 73207
Stock Used 35469+3068+3149+1651+3069+3066+1691+3123+3119+1832+5292+5341

Route : 
1Z85 : London Victoria to Horsted Keynes
1Z86 : Horsted Keynes to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
66739 (2) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - West Norwood Jn - Crystal Palace - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - South Croydon - Oxted - Hurst Green - East Grinstead - East Grinstead NR Sidings - Kingscote - Horsted Keynes - Sheffield Park
73207 + 73119 (3) Sheffield Park - Horsted Keynes
66739 (2) Horsted Keynes - Kingscote - East Grinstead NR Sidings - East Grinstead - Hurst Green - Oxted - South Croydon - East Croydon - Selhurst - Streatham Common - Streatham - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill - Brixton - Shepherds Lane Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn - South Acton Jn - Kew East Jn - New Kew Jn - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria

Notes:
(1) This was reported as being the first through train from London Victoria to Sheffield Park since 15/09/1963. 66739 was named upon arrival at Horsted Keynes.
(2) 73119 & 73207 on rear.
(3) 66739 on rear.

Sources : Nick Bartlett & Martin Diamond (on the tour throughout), Stuaret Hicks & Nicholas Braddick

Photo Review


66739 during its naming ceremony at Horsted Keynes (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Associated working at Sheffield Park with B473 & the 73s (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & David Lodwick)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 09.43d [P2] 09.43 [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/45 09/45
Voltaire Road Jn 09/48 09/48
Brixton 09/50 [P2] 09/51 [P2]
Herne Hill 09/52 [P3] 09/56 [P3]
Tulse Hill 09/56 [P4] 10/00 [P4]
West Norwood Jn 09/58 10/02
Crystal Palace 10/05 [P2] 10/07 [P2]
Bromley Jn 10/07 10/11
Norwood Junction 10/10 [P5] 10/12 [P6]
Windmill Bridge Jn 10/24 [DS] 10/23
East Croydon 10/26 [P6] 10/24 [P6]
South Croydon 10/28 [P5] 10/26 [P5]
Sanderstead 10/31 10/28
Oxted 10/47 [P2] 10/42 [P2]
Hurst Green 10/50 [P2] 10/44 [P2]
East Grinstead 11/08 [P2] 11/08 [P2]
East Grinstead NR Sidings 11C11a ~ 11C25d 11C11 ~ 11C23
Kingscote 11/35 11.32 ~ 11.32 [P2]
Horsted Keynes 11/47 11.51 ~ 11.52 [P3]
Sheffield Park 12.00a ~ 12.10d 12.14 ~ 12.26 [P2]
Horsted Keynes 12.25a ~ 16.40d 12.42a [P2] ~ 16.54 [P2]
Kingscote 16/55 17/08 [P2]
East Grinstead NR Sidings 17C05a ~ 17C16d 17C15 ~ 17C20
East Grinstead 17/20 [P1] 17/22 [P1]
Hurst Green 17/37 [P1] 17/44 [P1]
Oxted 17/40 [P1] 17/48 [P1]
Sanderstead 17/56 18/01
South Croydon 18/01 [P3] 18/03 [P3]
East Croydon 18/03 [P4] 18/05 [P4]
Windmill Bridge Jn 18/04 [US] 18/06 [US]
Selhurst 18/05 [P2] 18/08 [P2]
Streatham Common 18/13 [P2] 18/16 [P2]
Streatham 18/16 [P2] 18/19 [P2]
Tulse Hill 18/20 [P1] 18/24 [P1]
Herne Hill 18/26 [P1] 18/27 [P1]
Brixton 18/28 [P1] 18/29 [P1]
Shepherds Lane Jn 18/31 [AL] 18/31 [AL]
Voltaire Road Jn 18/33 18/33
Factory Jn 18/34 18/34
Longhedge Jn 18/37 18/36
Latchmere Jn 18/53 18.40 ~ 18.51
Kensington Olympia 19/00 [DM] 19/00 [DM]
North Pole Jn 19/05 19/04
Mitre Bridge Jn 19/06 19/06
Willesden SW Sidings 19/10 19/10 [Up South West]
Acton Wells Jn 19/14 19/14
South Acton Jn 19/22 19/22
Kew East Jn 19/25 19/26
New Kew Jn 19/30 19.26 ~ 19.28
Barnes 19/37 [P1] [US] 19/35 [P1] [US]
Clapham Junction 19/51 [P3] 19.43 ~ 19.48 [P3]
Longhedge Jn 19/57 19.53 ~ 19.58
Stewarts Lane Jn 20/00 [RVL] 20/01 [RVL]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 20/02 20/03
London Victoria 20.05a [P2] 20.07 [P2]


Associated Workings on Bluebell Railway

(73207 & 73119 with steam loco B473 on rear) : Horsted Keynes to East Grinstead
(73207 & 73119 & steam loco B473) : East Grinstead to Sheffield Park
(73207 & 73119) : Sheffield Park to Horsted Keynes
Stock used : 43909+4279+5034+1818+25728+25769

Location Booked Actual
Horsted Keynes 13.20d 13.39 [P5]
Kingscote 13.33a ~ 13.40d 13.53 ~ 13.56
East Grinstead 13.50a ~ 14.05d 14.04 ~ 14.30
Kingscote 14/15 ?
Horsted Keynes 14/27 14.50 ~ 14.52 [P3]
Sheffield Park 14.40a ~ 15.27d 15.07 [P2] ~ ?
Horsted Keynes 15.42a ?

(1638) : Sheffield Park to East Grinstead
(1638) : East Grinstead to Sheffield Park
(1638) : Sheffield Park to East Grinstead
(1638) : East Grinstead to Horsted Keynes
Stock used : 1464+4941+1838+1482+2526+1503

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Sheffield Park 12.30d 14.12a   14.50d -
Horsted Keynes 12.45a ~ 12.47d 13.50a ~ 13.59d   15.05a ~ 15.15d 16.31a
Kingscote 13.00a ~ 13.01d 13.36a ~ 13.37d   15.28a ~ 15.29d 16.10a ~ 16.18d
East Grinstead 13.11a 13.26d   15.39a 16.00d

(263) : East Grinstead to Sheffield Park
(263) : Sheffield Park to East Grinstead
(263) : East Grinstead to Sheffield Park
(263) : Sheffield Park to East Grinstead
Stock used : 387+368+412+394+661+3360+114

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
East Grinstead 12.05d 14.28a   14.45d 16.26a
Kingscote 12.15a ~ 12.16d 14.10a ~ 14.18d   14.55a ~ 14.56d 16.15a ~ 16.16d
Horsted Keynes 12.29a ~ 12.49d 13.55a ~ 13.57d   15.09a ~ 15.11d 16.00a ~ 16.02d
Sheffield Park 13.02a 13.40d   15.24a 15.45d


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z85 : (73207 & 73119 with 66739 on rear?) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to London Victoria
5Z86 : (73119 & 73207 with 66739 on rear?) : London Victoria to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh T&RSMD 06.15d 23.20a
Eastleigh 06.25 ~ 06.26 23/06
Winchester 06/35 22/59
Worting Jn 06/50 22/45
Basingstoke 06/54 22/40
Farnborough Main 07/07 22/26
Woking 07/16 22/16
Byfleet & New Haw 07/23 22/10
Virginia Water 07/33 21/58
Staines 07/43 21/48
Feltham 07/49 21/42
Hounslow 07/53 21/34
Brentford 07/57 21/27
Barnes 08/13 -
Clapham Junction 08/25 -
Kew East Jn - 21/23
South Acton Jn - 21/19
Acton Wells Jn - 21/14
Willesden SW Sdgs - 21/10
Mitre Bridge Jn - 21/06
North Pole Jn - 21/05
Kensington Olympia - 21/00
Latchmere Jn - 20/52
Longhedge Jn 08/28 20/41
Stewarts Lane Jn 08.34 ~ 09.05 20/36
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/10 20/33
London Victoria 09.13a [P2] 20.31d [P2]


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