14th February 2015

Steam Dreams
Valentine's Evening Tour to Brighton for Brief Encounter

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 61306 'Mayflower'
Stock Used 35479+99371+99348+99352+1666+5236+5237+9104+5222+5216

Route :
1Z92 : London Victoria to Brighton
1Z94 : Brighton to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
61306 (1) London Victoria - Clapham Junction - Balham - Selhurst - East Croydon - Redhill - Gatwick Airport - Three Bridges - Haywards Heath - Brighton
61306 (1) Brighton - (reverse of outward route) - Earlswood - (via Quarry Lines) - Stoats Nest Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2) This tour marked the 70th anniversary of the iconic 1945 film, 'Brief Encounter'. A special screening of the film was organised for passengers in Brighton. 
(3) Route confirmation required for return leg.

Source : John Clifford (on the outward leg of the tour only)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 18.09d [P7] [DS] 18.09 [P7] [DS]   23.44a [P7] ?
Battersea Park 18/14 [P3] 18/12 [P3] [DS]   23/40 [P4] ?
Clapham Junction 18/18 [P15] [DS] 18/19 [P15] [DS]   23/34 [P14] [US] ?
Balham 18/23 [P1] 18/25 [P1] [DS]   23/28 [P2] ?
Streatham North Jn 18/25 18/27 [DS]   23/21 ?
Streatham Common 18/26 [P1] 18/28 [P1] [DS]   23/20 [P2] ?
Selhurst 18/31 [P1] 18/34 [P1] [DS]   23/13 [P2] ?
Windmill Bridge Jn 18/32 [DS] 18/36 [DS]   23/12 [US] ?
East Croydon 18/33 [P5] [RVS] 18/37 [P5] [RVS]   23/11 [P4] ?
South Croydon 18/35 [P4] [DS] 18/38 [P4] [DS]   23/09 ?
Purley 18/39 [P4] 18/41 [P4] [DS]   23/04 [P3] ?
Stoats Nest Jn 18/41 [DS] 18/44 [DS]   23/03 [US] ?
Redhill 18/50 [DM] 18/56 [DM]   - -
Earlswood 18/54 18/58 [P2] [DS]   22/51 [QL] ?
Gatwick Airport 19/02 [P3] 19/06 [P3] [DS]   22/43 [P2] ?
Three Bridges 19/07 [P5] 19/11 [P3] [DS]   22/38 [P2] ?
Balcombe Tunnel Jn 19/14 19/17   22/33 [US] ?
Copyhold Jn 19/20 19/24 [DM]   22/28 ?
Haywards Heath 19/21 [P2] 19/25 [P2]   22/27 [P3] ?
Keymer Jn 19/25 19/28   22/21 ?
Preston Park 19/34 [P3] 19/38 [P3]   22/11 [P2] ?
Brighton 19.38a [P3] 19.45 [P3]   22.06d [P3] ?


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z92 : (61306 with 47580 on rear) : Battersea Loop to Stewarts Lane Jn
5Z92 : (47580 with 61306 on rear) : Stewarts Lane Jn to London Victoria

Location Booked Actual
Battersea Loop 17.43d ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 17.47 ~ 17.50 ?
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/53 ?
London Victoria 17.58a [P7] 17.53 [P7]

5Z93 : (47580 with 61306 on rear) : Brighton to Preston Park
5Z93 : (61306) : Preston Park to Preston Park Sidings (propel?)

Location Booked Actual
Brighton 19.51d [P3] 19.53 [P3]
Preston Park 19.59 ~ 20.09 ?
Preston Park Sidings 20.13a ?

0Z94 : (47580) : Preston Park to Preston Park Sidings

Location Booked
Preston Park 20.03d [P1]
Preston Park Sidings 20.07a

0Z92 : (61306) : Preston Park Sidings - Hove - Brighton - Preston Park
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Preston Park Sidings 20.29d
Preston Park 20.32 ~ 20.35
Hove 20.40 ~ 20.49 [P3]
Brighton 20.55 ~ 20.57 [P3]
Preston Park 21/02
Preston Park Sidings 21.06 ~ 21.19
Preston Park 21.23 [P1]

5Z94 : (47580) : Preston Park Sidings to Preston Park
5Z94 : (47580 with 61306 on rear) : Preston Park to Brighton

Location Booked
Preston Park Sidings 21.09d
Preston Park 21.12 ~ 21.43
Brighton 21.52a [P3]

5Z95 : (47580 with 61306 on rear) : London Victoria to Acton Lane Reception Sidings 

Location Booked
London Victoria 23.59d [P7]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 00/02
Stewarts Lane Jn 00/05
Longhedge Jn 00/10
Latchmere Jn 00/13
Kensington Olympia 00/20
North Pole Jn 00/25
Mitre Bridge Jn 00/26
Willesden WL Jn 00/27
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 00.32a

15/02/15 : 
5Z30 : (61306 with 47580 on rear) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Mitre Bridge Jn
5Z30 : (47580 with 61306 on rear) : Mitre Bridge Jn to Southall Depot 

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 13.45d
Willesden WL Jn 13/50
Mitre Bridge Jn 13.52 ~ 13.56
Willesden SW Sidings 13/59
Acton Wells Jn 14/04
Acton Main Line 14/07
Acton West 14/12
Southall East Jn 14/22
Southall 14.23 ~ 14.35
Southall Depot 14.45a


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