19th June 2016

GB Railfreight
The Crystal Maze - Part 1

Locos Used 66763 'Severn Valley Railway' & 73962 'Dick Mabbut'
Stock Used 3120+1691+3123+3097+3149+3147+1651+3121+3098+21269

Route : 1Z65 throughout

Loco(s) Route
73962 + 66763 Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Maidstone West - Cuxton - Strood - Hoo Junction - Gravesend - Springhead Jn - Dartford - Crayford - Sidcup - Lee - Hither Green - Parks Bridge Jn - Lewisham - Nunhead - Peckham Rye - Denmark Hill - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Farnborough Main - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Laverstock North Jn - Laverstock South Jn - Dean - Romsey - Chandlers Ford - Eastleigh - St Denys - Northam Jn - Southampton Central

Notes : 
(1) John Clifford comments: GBRf had run a staff outing from Ashford to Weston-super-Mare and back on the previous day using this stock, which was berthed at Tonbridge afterwards. This train was used as a charity trip to raise money on what would otherwise be an E.C.S. working back to Eastleigh. It is believed that this was the first time that a Class 66 and a 73/9 had been used in multiple on a passenger train. The train carried a headboard 'Tonbridge Trailblazers'. As can be seen from the timings the schedule on the first part was slack. In fact we passed Lee over 24 minutes early. Since there was a pick-up stop at Clapham Junction we were held at Peckham Rye in order to lose some time.


73962+66763 on arrival at Southampton Central (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Source : John Clifford & Nick Bartlett (both on the tour)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Tonbridge 11.04d [P2] 11.04 [P2]
Paddock Wood 11/10 [P2] 11/11 [P2]
Maidstone West 11/30 11/26 [UM]
Cuxton 11/46 11/37 [P1]
Strood 11/52 [P2] 11/42 [P2]
Hoo Junction 12/00 11/47
Gravesend 12/07 [P1] 11/51 [P1]
Springhead Jn 12/10 12/00
Dartford 12/22 [P2] [UM] 12/06 [P2] [UM]
Dartford Jn 12/23 12/08
Crayford Spur 'B' 12/26 12/08
Crayford 12/28 12/10 [P1]
Sidcup 12/38 12/15 [P1]
Lee 12/45 12/21 [P1]
Hither Green 12.47 ~ 12.54 [P5] [US] 12.24 ~ 12.39 [P5] [US]
Parks Bridge Jn 12/57 [SL] 12/42 [SL]
Lewisham 13/00 [P1] 12/44 [P1]
Lewisham Vale Jn 13/01 12/45
Signal VS452 - 12.48 ~ 12.52
Nunhead 13/08 [P1] 12/53 [P1]
Peckham Rye 13/10 12.56 ~ 13.07 [P3]
Crofton Road Jn 13/11 [AL] 13/09 [AL]
Denmark Hill 13/13 [P1] 13/11 [P1] [AL]
Voltaire Road Jn 13/19 13/17 [AL]
Factory Jn 13/20 13/19
Longhedge Jn 13/24 13/20
Clapham Junction 13.28a ~ 13.31d [P5] [DF] 13.25 ~ 13.31 [P5] [DF]
Barnes 13/36 [P3] 13/37 [P3]
Brentford 13/41 13/43 [P2]
Hounslow 13/44 13/48 [P2]
Feltham Jn 13/46 13/52
Feltham 13/48 [P2] 13/54 [P2]
Staines 13/53 [P2] 13/59 [P2]
Virginia Water 14/03 [P4] 14/07 [P4]
Chertsey 14/08 14/12 [P1]
Addlestone Jn 14/14 14/16
Byfleet & New Haw 14/17 [DS] 14/18 [P2] [DS]
Woking 14/23 [P5] 14/22 [P5] [DS]
Woking Jn 14/24 14/22 [DS]
Pirbright Jn 14/32 14/27 [DS]
Farnborough Main 14/37 [P2] 14/31 [P2] [DS]
Fleet 14/41 14/34 [P2] [DS]
Basingstoke Sig.BE155 - 14.47 ~ 14.51
Basingstoke 14.54a ~ 14.57d [P1] [DS] 14.54 ~ 14.57 [P1] [DS]
Worting Jn 15/01 15/00
Andover 15/14 [P2] 15/15 [P2]
Laverstock North Jn 15/27 15/31
Laverstock South Jn 15/29 15/32
Dean 15/38 15/40 [P1]
Romsey 15/44 [P1] 15/47 [P1]
Chandlers Ford 15/57 15/53
Eastleigh East Jn 16/01 15/55
Eastleigh 16/02 [DF] 15/58 [DF]
St Denys 16/07 [P2] 16/08 [P2]
Northam Jn 16/09 [DF] 16/09 [DF]
Southampton Central 16.13a [P2] 16.13 [P2]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z65 : (73962 + 66763) : Tonbridge West Yard to Tonbridge

Location Booked Actual
Tonbridge West Yard 10.55d ?
Tonbridge 10.57a 10.55 [P2]

5Z66 : (73962 + 66763) : Southampton Central to Southampton [Up Goods Loop]
5Z66 : (73962 with 66763 on rear?) : Southampton [Up Goods Loop] to Eastleigh
5Z66 : (66763 with 73962 on rear?) : Eastleigh to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked Actual
Southampton Central 16.27d [P2] [P2]
Southampton [Up Goods Loop] 16.29 ~ 17.16  
Southampton Central 17.18 ~ 17.22  
Northam Jn 17/25  
St Denys 17/32  
Southampton Airport Parkway 17/35  
Eastleigh 17.38 ~ 17.44  
Eastleigh South Jn 17.46 ~ 17.47  
Eastleigh T&RSMD 17.53a  

0Z66 : (66763 + 73962) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to Eastleigh Yard

Location Booked
Eastleigh T&RSMD 18.49d
Eastleigh South Jn 18.55 ~ 18.56
Eastleigh 18/58
Eastleigh East Yard 19.02a


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