7th May 2016

Hastings Diesels Ltd
The Hastings Blue Belle

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

Route : 
1Z68 : Hastings to Sheffield Park
1Z69 : Sheffield Park to Hastings

DEMU Route
as listed Hastings - Ore [Up Siding] - Hastings - St Leonards Warrior Square - Bopeep Jn - Battle - Robertsbridge - Etchingham - Tunbridge Wells Central - Tonbridge - Edenbridge - Redhill - Stoats Nest Jn - Purley - South Croydon - East Croydon - Windmill Bridge Jn - Norwood [Turnback Siding] - Windmill Bridge Jn - East Croydon - South Croydon - Oxted - Hurst Green - East Grinstead - Kingscote - Horsted Keynes - Sheffield Park
as listed Sheffield Park - Horsted Keynes - Kingscote - East Grinstead - Hurst Green - Hever - Eridge - Crowborough - Uckfield - Crowborough - Eridge - Hever - Hurst Green - Oxted - South Croydon - Purley - Stoats Nest Jn - Redhill - Edenbridge - Tonbridge - Tunbridge Wells Central - Etchingham - Robertsbridge - Battle - Bopeep Jn - St Leonards Warrior Square - Hastings

Notes
(1) John Clifford comments: This was a trip to the Bluebell Railway and the opportunity to visit the Uckfield line. On the Bluebell Railway the engines working were 'P' class no. 323 and 'BR 5MT' class no. 73082 'Camelot', while 'E4' class no. E473 was on the afternoon 'Wealden Rambler'.

Source : John Clifford (joined the outward leg at Redhill, returned to South Croydon)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hastings 07.46d [P3] ?   - -
Ore 07/49 ?   - -
Ore [Up Siding] 07.51 ~ 07.57 ?   - -
Ore 07/59 ?   - -
Hastings 08.03a ~ 08.05d [P2] ?   22.10a [P4] ?
St Leonards Warrior Square 08.07a ~ 08.09d [P1] ?   22.05a ~ 22.07d [P2] ?
Bopeep Jn SB 08/11 ?   22/02 ?
Battle 08.19a ~ 08.21d  ?   21.53a ~ 21.55d ?
Mountfield Tunnel 08/25 ?   21/48 ?
Robertsbridge 08.29a ~ 08.31d ?   21.43a ~ 21.45d ?
Etchingham 08.35a ~ 08.37d ?   21.37a ~ 21.39d ?
Wadhurst Tunnel South 08/45 ?   21/29 ?
Wadhurst 08/47 ?   21/27 ?
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 08/52 ?   21/23 ?
Tunbridge Wells Central 08.54a ~ 08.57d [P1] ?   21.18a ~ 21.21d [P2] ?
Wells Tunnel Jn 08/59 ?   21/16 ?
Somerhill Tunnel 09/05 ?   21/11 ?
Tonbridge 09.08a ~ 09.10d [P1] ?   21.05a ~ 21.07d [P2] ?
Edenbridge 09.23a ~ 09.25d ?   20.48a ~ 20.51d ?
Godstone 09/32 ?   20/40 ?
Redhill 09.40a ~ 09.42d [P2] 09.41 ~ 09.43 [P2]   20.26a ~ 20.32d [P2] ?
Stoats Nest Jn 09/54 [US] 09/51 [US]   20/18 ?
Purley 09/56 [P3] 09/55 [P3] [US]   20/17 [P4] ?

 

Location Booked Actual
South Croydon 10/01 [P3] 10/00 [P3] [SL]
East Croydon 10/04 [P5] 10/04 [P4] [SL]
Windmill Bridge Jn 10/06 10.06 ~ 10.06 [SL]
Norwood [Turnback Siding] 10.08 ~ 10.28 10.08 ~ 10.28
Windmill Bridge Jn 10/30 [SL] 10/29 [SL]
East Croydon 10/32 [P6] 10/30 [P6] [SL]
South Croydon 10/34 [P5] 10/32 [P5]
Sanderstead 10/35 10/35 [P2]
Oxted 10/45 10/45 [P2]
Hurst Green 10/47 [P2] 10/46 [P2]
East Grinstead 10.58a ~ 11.05d [P1] 10.58 ~ 11.12 [P1]
East Grinstead Siding 11.07 ~ 11.20 11.15 ~ 11.25
Kingscote 11/35 11.35 ~ 11.44 [P2]
Horsted Keynes 11/48 [P2] 11/59 [P2]
Sheffield Park 12.01a ~ 16.35d 12.13 [P1] ~ 16.35 [P1]
Horsted Keynes 16/50 [P3] 16.48 ~ 16.55 [P3]
Kingscote 17.04 ~ 17.10 17.11 ~ 17.13 [P1]
East Grinstead Siding 17.25 ~ 17.30 17.22 ~ 17.23
East Grinstead 17.31a ~ 17.46d [P1] 17.25 ~ 17.45 [P1]
Hurst Green 18.00 ~ 18.06 [P1] 17.58 ~ 18.06 [P1]
Hever 18/17 18/14 [P2]
Blackham Jn 18/22 18/19
Ashurst Jn 18/25 18/22
Eridge 18.28 ~ 18.38 18.24 ~ 18.38 [P1]
Crowborough 18/42 18/45 [P2]
Greenhurst Jn 18/47 18/49
Uckfield 18.52a ~ 19.02d 18.54 ~ 19.02
Greenhurst Jn 19/08 19/09
Crowborough 19/13 19/14 [P1]
Eridge 19.18 ~ 19.21 19.19 ~ 19.21 [P1]
Ashurst Jn 19/24 19/24
Blackham Jn 19/27 19/27
Hever 19/31 19/31 [P1]
Hurst Green 19/40 [P1] 19/38 [P1]
Oxted 19/45 [P1] 19/39 [P1]
Sanderstead 19/57 19/48 [P1]
Signal T150 ? 19.50 ~ 19.56
South Croydon 20.00a ~ 20.14d [P4] [SL] 19.57 ~ 20.12 [P4] [SL]

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z68 : (1001) : St Leonards Depot to Hastings
5Z69 : (1001) : Hastings to St Leonards Depot

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
St Leonards Depot 07.32d   22.32a
Bopeep Jn 07/35   22/27
Hastings 07.40a [P3]   22.21d [P4]


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