13th September 2014

Hastings Diesels Ltd
The Essex Coast Express

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

Route : 
1Z54 : Hastings to Clacton
1Z55 : Clacton to Hastings

DEMU Route
as listed Hastings - St Leonards Warrior Square - Bopeep Jn - Battle - Robertsbridge - Etchingham - Tunbridge Wells Central - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Bromley South - Bellingham - Catford - Nunhead - Denmark Hill - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Kensal Green Jn - Gospel Oak - Camden Road Jn - Westbourne Road Jn - Canonbury Jn - Navarino Road Jn - [Graham Road Curve] - Reading Lane Jn - Bethnal Green - London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - Stratford - Ilford - Shenfield - Chelmsford - Marks Tey - Colchester - East Gate Jn - Colchester Town - Hythe - Thorpe-le-Soken - Clacton
as listed Clacton - Thorpe-le-Soken - Hythe - East Gate Jn - Colchester - Marks Tey - Chelmsford - Shenfield - Ilford - Stratford - Channelsea Jn - Lea Jn - Navarino Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Hastings

Notes :
(1) This tour was reported as the first known working of a 'Hastings' unit to Clacton.

Source : John Clifford (joined the outward leg at Bromley South, returned to Kensington Olympia)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hastings 07.30d [P4] ?   21.41a [P2] ?
St Leonards Warrior Square 07.33a ~ 07.36d [P1] ?   21.35a ~ 21.37d [P2] ?
Bopeep Jn SB 07/37 ?   21/32 ?
Battle 07.50a ~ 07.53d ?   21.23a ~ 21.25d ?
Mountfield Tunnel 08/01 ?   21/19 ?
Robertsbridge 08/02 ?   21/17 ?
Etchingham 08.05a ~ 08.08d ?   21.13a ~ 21.16d ?
Wadhurst Tunnel South 08/16 ?   21/07 ?
Wadhurst 08/17 ?   21/05 ?
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 08/24 ?   20/58 ?
Tunbridge Wells Central 08.27a ~ 08.30d [P1] ?   20.54a ~ 20.57d [P2] ?
Wells Tunnel Jn 08/31 ?   20/53 ?
Somerhill Tunnel 08/37 ?   20/48 ?
Tonbridge 08.40a ~ 08.43d [P1] ?   20.44a ~ 20.46d [P3] ?
Sevenoaks 08/55 [P1] ?   20/35 [P3] ?
Orpington 09/06 [P2] [UF] ?   20/24 [P3] ?
Petts Wood Jn 09/08 [UFV] ?   20/22 [FL] ?
Bickley Jn 09/10 [UF] ?   20/21 [DFV] ?
Bromley South 09.13a ~ 09.15d [P1] 09.10 ~ 09.15 [P1] [UF]   20.17a ~ 20.19d [P2] ?
Shortlands Jn 09/20 09/19   20/13 [FL] ?
Bellingham 09/23 09/22 [P1]   20/10 ?
Nunhead 09/27 [P1] 09/26 [P1]   20/06 [P2] ?
Crofton Road Jn 09/30 09/28 [AL]   20/04 ?
Denmark Hill 09/31 [P1] [AL] 09/29 [P1] [AL]   20/02 [P2] ?
Voltaire Road Jn 09/35 09/34 [AL]   19/57 ?
Factory Jn 09/37 09/35   19/56 [AL] ?
Longhedge Jn 09/41 09/37   19/52 ?
Latchmere Jn 09/53 09.40 ~ 09.51   19/43 ?
Kensington Olympia 10.01a ~ 10.03d [P2] 10.00 ~ 10.03 [P2]   19.31a ~ 19.34d [P3] 19.29 ~ 19.31 [P3]
North Pole Jn 10/07 10/07   19/26 19/23
Mitre Bridge Jn 10/08 10/08   19/24 19/22
Willesden Junction HL 10/10 [P4] 10/11 [P4]   19/20 [P5] 19/19 [P5]
Kensal Green Jn 10/12 10/12   19/18 19/16
Gospel Oak 10/25 [P2] 10/23 [P2]   19/04 [P1] 19/02 [P1]
Camden Road Jn 10/30 10.26 ~ 10.27   18/59 18/59
Camden Road East Jn 10/33 [RL] 10/30 [RL]   18*49 ~ 18*57 18.56 ~ 18.57
Westbourne Road Jn 10*37 ~ 10*43 10.33 ~ 10.41   18/46 [NL] 18/54 [NL]
Canonbury Jn 10/46 10/46   18/43 18/52
Navarino Road Jn 10/50 10/52   18/39 18/46
Reading Lane Jn 10/51 [S] 10/55 [S]   - -
Bethnal Green 10/56 [S] 10/59 [P1] [S]   - -
London Liverpool Street 11.00a ~ 11.10d [P8] [ML] 11.04 ~ 11.13 [P8] [ML]   - -
Bethnal Green 11/13 [ML] 11/17 [ML]   - -
Bow Jn 11/15 [ML] 11/20 [ML]   - -
Lea Jn - -   18/33 18/41
Channelsea Jn - -   18/32 18/40
Stratford 11/16 [P10] [ML] 11/22 [P10] [ML]   18/31 [P10a] 18/39 [P10a]
Forest Gate Jn 11/17 [ML] 11/24 [ML]   18/28 [Ml] 18/34 [ML]
Ilford 11/19 [P2] [ML] 11/26 [P2] [ML]   18/27 [P1] [ML] 18/32 [P1] [ML]
Gidea Park 11/24 [P2] [ML] 11/31 [P2] [ML]   18/22 [P1] [ML] 18/26 [P1] [ML]
Shenfield 11/32 [P3] 11/39 [P3]   18/16 [P2] [ML] 18/19 [P2] [ML]
Chelmsford 11/44 [P2] 11/48 [P2]   18/06 [P1] 18/09 [P1]
Witham 11/55 [P3] 11/57 [P3]   17/57 [P2] 18/00 [P2]
Marks Tey 12/04 [P2] 12/07 [P2]   17/46 [P1] 17/48 [P1]
Marks Tey [Up Loop] - -   17*29 ~ 17*44 [UPL] 17.33 ~ 17.46 [UPL]
Colchester 12/09 [P1] [DA] 12/14 [P1] [DA]   17*15 ~ 17*22 [P4] 17.22 ~ 17.23 [P4]
East Gate Jn 12/12 12/18   17/12 [CR] 17/18 [CR]
Colchester Town 12.15a ~ 12.21d 12.22 ~ 12.27   - -
Hythe 12/31 12/32 [P2]   17/11 17/15 [P1]
Thorpe-le-Soken 12/44 [P2] 12/52 [P2]   16/57 [P1] 16/58 [P1]
Clacton 12.53a [P4] 13.01 [P4]   16.50d [P4] 16.49 [P4]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z54? : (1001) : St Leonards T&RSMD to Hastings
5Z55? : (1001) : Hastings to St Leonards T&RSMD

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
St Leonards T&RSMD 07.06d 22.05a
Bopeep Jn 07/09 22/00
Hastings 07.14a [P4] 21.55d [P2]


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