10th December 2014

Railway Touring Company
The Christmas Sussex Belle

Locos Used 37668 & steam: 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used 35518+99121+3136+99125+99127+99348+1860+4973+99304

Route : 
1Z87 : London Victoria to Eastbourne
1Z88 : Eastbourne to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
34067 (2) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Pouparts Jn - Clapham Junction - Balham - Streatham Common - Selhurst - East Croydon - Purley - Redhill - Gatwick Airport - Three Bridges - Haywards Heath - Keymer Jn - Lewes - Polegate - Eastbourne
37668 (3) Eastbourne - Bexhill - Bopeep Jn - Hastings
34067 (2) Hastings - Bopeep Jn - Robertsbridge - Wadhurst - Tunbridge Wells Central - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Bat & Ball - Otford Jn - Swanley - St Mary Cray Jn - Bickley Jn - Bellingham - Catford - Nunhead - Denmark Hill - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria

Notes: 
(1) John Clifford comments:
This tour was originally due to run on 09/12/14, but was delayed by a fire fighters’ strike on that day. The strike ended at 09.00 on 10/12/14, which was the time that the E.C.S. left Southall. A person was hit by a train at Cooden Beach, so when we got to Eastbourne we were held outside for 15 minutes as no platform was available. This also meant a late start on the return journey and being held at Hastings for the 15.45 Hastings - Cannon Street stopper to precede us.
(2) 37668 on rear.
(3) 34067 on rear.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 10.43d [P2] [FL] 10.43˝ [P2] [FL]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 10/47 10/46
Stewarts Lane Jn 10/51 [RVL] 10/48 [RVL]
Longhedge Jn 10/55 10/51
Pouparts Jn 11/01 [DF] 10.52 ~ 10.59˝ [DF]
Clapham Junction 11/03 [P15] [DS] 11/07 [P15] [DS]
Balham 11/11 [P1] 11/11˝ [P1] [DS]
Streatham North Jn 11/13 11/15 [DS]
Streatham Common 11/14 [P1] 11/16 [P1] [DS]
Selhurst 11/21 [P1] 11/25 [P1] [DS]
Windmill Bridge Jn 11/24 [DS] 11/27 [DS]
East Croydon 11/26 [P5] 11/28 [P5] [SRL]
South Croydon 11/28 [P4] 11/30 [P4] [DS]
Purley 11/32 [P4] 11/33 [P4] [DS]
Stoats Nest Jn 11/34 11/34˝
Redhill 11/47 [DM] 11/48 [DM]
Earlswood 11/51 11/51 [P2] [DS]
Gatwick Airport 12/00 [P3] 11/59 [P3] [DS]
Three Bridges 12/05 [P3] 12/05 [P3] [DS]
Balcombe Tunnel Jn 12/13 12/14
Copyhold Jn 12/20 12/21 [DM]
Haywards Heath 12/21 [P2] 12/22 [P2]
Keymer Jn 12/26 12/27˝
Lewes 12/38 [P1] 12/39˝ [P1]
Southerham Jn 12/41 12/41
Polegate 12/52 12/54 [P2]
Willingdon Jn 12/56 12/58˝
Eastbourne Sig. EB105 - 13.04˝ ~ 13.18
Eastbourne 13.01a [P1] ~ 14.26d [P3] 13.22 [P1] ~ 14.59 [P3]
Willingdon Jn 14/31 15/05
Pevensey & Westham 14/36 15/09˝ [P2]
Bexhill 14/48 [P2] 15/24 [P2]
Bopeep Jn 14/58 15/28
Hastings 15.02a [P3] ~ 15.10d [P3] 15.36 [P4] ~ 15.50˝ [P4]
Bopeep Jn 15/15 15/58
Mountfield Tunnel 15/30 16/20
Robertsbridge 15/33 16/22 [P1]
Wadhurst 15/45 16/37 [P1]
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 15/51 16.43˝ ~ 16.44
Tunbridge Wells Central 15/54 [P1] 16/47˝ [P2]
Wells Tunnel Jn 15/56 16/49
Somerhill Tunnel 16/05 16/53
Tonbridge 16/06˝ [UF] 16/54˝ [UF]
Sevenoaks 16/16 [P3] 17/10 [P3]
Otford Jn 16/21 17/14
Swanley 16/30 [P1] [UF] 17/25 [P3] [US]
St Mary Cray Jn 16/35 17/29˝ [US]
Bickley Jn 16/37 17/30˝ [US]
Shortlands Jn 16/42 17/35
Bellingham 16/45 17/38˝ [P1]
Nunhead 16/51 [P1] 17/43 [P1]
Crofton Road Jn 16/55 [AL] 17/45 [CL]
Denmark Hill 16/57 [P1] 17/46 [P3]
Cambria Jn DIV 17/47
Brixton DIV 17/49
Voltaire Road Jn 17/04 17/52
Factory Jn 17/06 17/52˝
Stewarts Lane Jn 17/08 DIV
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/15 [SL] 17/54 [SL]
London Victoria 17.18a [P2] 17.57 [P2]

 
Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z87 : (37668 with 34067 on rear) : Southall to London Victoria
5Z89 : (37668 with 34067 on rear) : London Victoria to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 09.00d 20.30a
Southall 09.10 ~ 09.20 20.07 ~ 20.20
Southall East Jn 09/21 20/05
Hanwell Bridge Loop - 19.08 ~ 20.03
West Ealing 09/24 ?
Acton West 09/28 19/02
Acton Main Line 09/31 19/00
Acton Wells Jn 09/34 18/49
Willesden SW Sdgs 09.37 ~ 09.49 18.25 ~ 18.46
Mitre Bridge Jn 09/53 18/21
North Pole Jn 09/55 18/19
Kensington Olympia 10.00 ~ 10.01 18.14 ~ 18.16
Latchmere Jn 10/07 18/08
Longhedge Jn 10/10 17/57
Stewarts Lane Jn 10/12 17/46
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 10/14 17/42
London Victoria 10.17a [P2] 17.38d [P2]

5Z88 : (37668 with 34067 on rear) : Eastbourne to Eastbourne Signal EB501
5Z88 : (34067 with 37668 on rear) : Eastbourne Signal EB501 to Eastbourne

Location Booked Actual
Eastbourne 13.16d [P1] ?
Eastbourne Sig.EB501 13.18 ~ 14.14 ?
Eastbourne 14.16a [P3] 14.53 [P3]


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