9th November 2013

Railway Touring Company
The Bluebell Explorer

Locos Used steam: 34046 'Braunton' & 44932
Stock Used 35451+99127+99125+99316+99122+99121+99311+4973+4984+5200+99312

Route :
1Z88 : London Victoria to Sheffield Park
1Z89 : Sheffield Park to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
34046 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - Streatham - Selhurst - East Croydon - Oxted - East Grinstead - Horsted Keynes - Sheffield Park
44932 (2) Sheffield Park - Horsted Keynes - East Grinstead - Oxted
34046 (1) Oxted - Edenbridge Town - Eridge - Crowborough - Uckfield
44932 (2) Uckfield - Crowborough - Eridge - Edenbridge Town - Oxted - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 44932 on rear.
(2) 34046 on rear.
(3) 44932 replaced unavailable 34067 'Tangmere'.
(4) This tour was originally advertised to start from / terminate at London Cannon Street.

Source : Chris Bracey

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 08.43d [P2] 08.43 [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/47 ?
Factory Jn 08/48 ?
Voltaire Road Jn 08/49 08/48
Shepherds Lane Jn 08/50 ?
Brixton 08/51 08/51
Herne Hill 08/53 [P3] 08/53
Tulse Hill 08/57 [P2] 08/57
Streatham 09/00 [P1] 09/01
Streatham Common 09/03 [P1] [DS] 09/06
Selhurst 09/11 [P1] 09/15
Windmill Bridge Jn 09/14 09/16
East Croydon 09/16 [P5] 09/18
South Croydon 09/19 [P4] 09/21
Sanderstead 09/23 09/24
Oxted 09C41 ~ 09C43 [P2] 09.40 ~ 09.44
Hurst Green 09/47 [P2] 09/47
East Grinstead 10.03a ~ 10.05d [P2] 10.01 ~ 10.05
East Grinstead NR Sidings 10.10 ~ ? 10.10 ~ ?
Kingscote 10/20 ?
Horsted Keynes 10.38a ~ 10.40d [P2] ?
Sheffield Park 11.00a ~ 12.20d [P2] ?
Horsted Keynes 12.40a ~ 12.42d [P2] ?
Kingscote 13/00 ?
East Grinstead NR Sidings 13.10 ~ 13.15 ? ~ 13.15
East Grinstead 13.18 ~ 13.20 [P1] ? ~ 13.26
Hurst Green 13/37 [P1] 13/43
Oxted 13.40a ~ 13.48d [P1] 13.46 ~ ?
Hurst Green 13/52 [P2] 13/54
Edenbridge Town 14/03 ?
Hever 14/08 ?
Cowden 14/12 ?
Ashurst 14/18 14/15
Eridge 14/26 ?
Crowborough 14/33 14/32
Buxted 14/45 ?
Uckfield 14.50a ~ 15.00d 14.49 ~ 15.03
Buxted 15/06 ?
Crowborough 15/19 15/15
Eridge 15/23 ?
Ashurst 15/30 15/26
Cowden 15/37 ?
Hever 15/41 ?
Edenbridge Town 15/45 ?
Hurst Green 15/56 [P1] 15/56
Oxted 16/00 [P1] 16/00
Sanderstead 16w15a ~ 16w30d 16.16 ~ 16.50
South Croydon 16/36 16/53
East Croydon 16/38 [P4] 17/00
Windmill Bridge Jn 16/40 17/03
Selhurst 16/43 [P2] 17/06
Streatham Common 16/52 [P2] 17/15
Streatham 16/56 [P2] 17/18
Tulse Hill 17/01 [P1] 17/24
Herne Hill 17/05 [P1] 17/29
Brixton 17/06 17/32
Shepherds Lane Jn 17/07 ?
Voltaire Road Jn 17/08 [FL] 17/35
Factory Jn 17/09 ?
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/11 ?
London Victoria 17.14a [P2] 17.41 [P2]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z88 : (34046 with 44932 on rear) : Southall to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z88 : (44932 with 34046 on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to Victoria
5Z89 : (34046 with 44932 on rear) : Victoria to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.40d 19.00a
Southall Yard 06.50 ~ 07.04 18.37 ~ 18.50
Southall East Jn 07/06 18/35
West Ealing 07/09 18/31
Acton West 07/14 18/29
Acton Main Line 07/16 18/27
Acton Wells Jn 07/19 18/18
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 07/22 -
Willesden No.7 Jn 07.28 ~ 07.38 -
Willesden WL Jn 07/41 -
Willesden SW Sdgs - 18/15
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/43 18/11
North Pole Jn 07/45 18/10
Kensington Olympia 07/49 18/06
Latchmere Jn 07/54 17/59
Longhedge Jn 07/57 17/56
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/59 17/52
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/10 17/48
London Victoria 08.13a [P2] 17.44d [P2]


Back to "The Railtour Files"