18th September 2016

Hastings Diesels Ltd
The Ardingly Arrow / Ardingly Shuttles

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

Route : 
1Z28 : Hastings to London Victoria
1Z29 : London Victoria to Haywards Heath
1Z30 : Haywards Heath -Brighton - London Victoria
1Z31 : London Victoria to Hastings

DEMU Route
as listed Hastings - St Leonards Warrior Square - Bopeep Jn - Battle - Robertsbridge - Etchingham - Tunbridge Wells Central - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Petts Wood Jn - Bickley Jn - Bromley South - Shortlands Jn - Bellingham - Catford - Nunhead - Denmark Hill - Voltaire Road Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria
as listed London Victoria - Battersea Park - Clapham Junction - Balham - Selhurst - East Croydon - Purley - Stoats Nest Jn - [via Quarry Lines] - Earlswood - Gatwick Airport - Three Bridges - Haywards Heath
as listed Haywards Heath - Preston Park - Brighton
as listed Brighton - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria
as listed London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Cambria Jn - Denmark Hill - Nunhead - Lewisham - Hither Green - Chislehurst - Petts Wood Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Hastings

Notes
(1) John Clifford comments: This train was run to Haywards Heath for passengers to attend the 'Haywards Heath 175' celebrations. These commemorated the arrival of the railway there 175 years ago. At Haywards Heath station there were many activities such as land trains, horse and carriage rides, marching bands and a Victorian fun fair. The Bluebell Railway had 'A1x' class no. 55 'Stepney' on display. In addition there were shuttles to Ardingly using 1001.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour from/to London Victoria)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hastings 07.28d [P2] 07.28   20.22a [P3] 20.10
St Leonards Warrior Square 07/30 ?   20/19 ?
Bopeep Jn SB 07/32 07/33   20/16 20/06
Battle 07.42a ~ 07.44d 07.43 ~ 07.44   20.03a ~ 20.05d 19.56 ~ 19.57
Mountfield Tunnel 07/49 07/49   19/58 19/52
Robertsbridge 07/52 07/53   19/55 19/49
Etchingham 07.55a ~ 07.57d ?   19.49a ~ 19.52d ?
Wadhurst Tunnel South 08/05 ?   19/42 ?
Wadhurst 08/08 08/08   19/40 19/37
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 08/13 ?   19/34 ?
Tunbridge Wells Central 08.15a ~ 08.17d [P1] 08.15 ~ 08.17   19.30a ~ 19.32d [P2] 19.28 ~ 19.30
Wells Tunnel Jn 08/19 ?   19/27 ?
Somerhill Tunnel 08/23 ?   19/22 ?
Tonbridge 08.25a ~ 08.28d [P1] 08.26 ~ 08.28   19.18a ~ 19.20d [P1] 19.17 ~ 19.19
Sevenoaks 08/39 [P1] 08/39   19/08 [P3] 19/07
Orpington 08/47 [P2] [UF] 08/46   18.55a ~ 18.58d [P5] 18.55 ~ ?
Petts Wood Jn 08/49 [UFV] 08/49   18/52 18/51
Bickley Jn 08/50 [UF] 08/49   - -
Bromley South 08/55 08/51   - -
Shortlands Jn 09/00 09/01   - -
Bellingham 09/04 09/04   - -
Catford 09/05 ?   - -
Chislehurst - -   18/51 18/49
Grove Park - -   18/48 [DS] 18/46
Hither Green - -   18/45 [P4] 18/43
Parks Bridge Jn - -   18/42 [DS] 18/41
Lewisham - -   18/40 [P2] 18/39
Lewisham Vale Jn - -   18/38 ?
Nunhead 09/08 [P1] 09/08   18/30 [P2] 18/30
Crofton Road Jn 09/10 09/11   18/27 18/26
Denmark Hill 09/11 [P3] 09/10   18/26 [P4] 18/25
Cambria Jn 09/12 ?   18/25 ?
Brixton 09/14 09/13   18/23 18/22
Voltaire Road Jn 09/16 [FL] 09/15   18/21 18/20
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/19 ?   18/18 [FL] ?
London Victoria 09.22a ~ 09.45d [P8] [SL] 09.21 ~ 09.47 [P8] [DS]   17.53a ~ 18.15d [P8] 17.55 ~ 18.15 [P8]
Battersea Pier Jn 09/48 09/50 [DS]   17/49 17/51 [US]
Battersea Park 09/49 [P3] 09/51 [P3] [DS]   17/49 [P4] 17/52 [P4] [US]
Clapham Junction 09/51 [P15] [DS] 09/53 [P15] [DS]   17/46 [P14] [US] 17/49 [P14] [US]
Balham 09/58 [P3] [DF] 09/57 [P3] [DF]   17/40 17/44 [P2] [US]
Streatham North Jn 10/00 09/59 [DF]   17/37 17/41 [US]
Streatham Common 10/00 ?   17/37 [P2] 17/40 [P2] [US]
Selhurst 10/04 [P3] 10/03 [P3] [DF]   17/30 [P2] 17/31 [P2] [US]
Windmill Bridge Jn 10/05 [DF] 10.05 ~ 10.05 [DF]   17/29 [US] 17/29 [US]
East Croydon 10/06 [P3] 10/07 [P3] [DF]   17/28 [P4] 17/29 [P4] [US]
South Croydon 10/07 10/08   17/26 [P3] 17/28 [P3] [US]
Purley 10/11 [P2] 10/11 [P2] [DF]   17/24 [P3] 17/26 [P3]
Stoats Nest Jn 10/13 [QL] 10/12 [QL]   17/23 [US] 17/24 [US]
Earlswood 10/20 [DF] 10/19 [DF]   17/16 [QL] 17/16 [QL]
Gatwick Airport 10/24 [P7] 10/24 [P7] [DF]   17/12 [P4] 17/11 [P4]
Three Bridges 10.28a ~ 10.30d [P5] 10.28 ~ 10.30 [P5] [DF]   17.06a ~ 17.08d [P4] 17.05 ~ 17.07 [P4] [UF]
Balcombe Tunnel Jn 10/33 10/34   17/03 [UF] 17/03 [UF]
Copyhold Jn 10/38 10/39 [DS]   16/56 16/57
Haywards Heath 10.40a ~ 16.06d [P1] 10.41 ~ 16.05 [P1]   16.53a ~ 16.55d [P3] 16.53 ~ 16.54 [P3] [UF]
Keymer Jn 16/10 16/10   16/49 16/49
Burgess Hill 16/11 16/10 [P2]   16/48 [P1] 16/49 [P1]
Preston Park 16/19 16/19 [P3]   16/41 [P2] 16/41 [P2]
Brighton 16.22a [P7] 16.22 [P7]   16.38d [P7] 16.38 [P7]


Ardingly Shuttles

This shows what was planned to happen and the actual times only on the ones on which I travelled. Because of the heavy demand two extra trips ran to Ardingly and back. Passengers on the main train were allowed one trip on the shuttles. Otherwise the charge for each trip was 5 and the money raised was donated to local charity St James Hospice.

Headcodes 1Z75 1Z76 1Z77 1Z78 1Z79
Location Booked Actual Booked Booked Booked Actual Booked Actual
Haywards Heath 11.00d [P1] 11.00 [P1] [DS] 12.00 [P1] 13.00 [P1] 14.00 [P1] 14.14 [P1] [DS] 15.00 [P1] 14.59 [P1] [DS]
Copyhold Jn 11/02 11/04 12/02 13/02 14/02 14/18 15/02 15/03
Ardingly 11.10 ~ 11.20 11.13 ~ 11.19 12.10 ~ 12.20 13.10 ~ 13.20 14.10 ~ 14.20 14.25 ~ 14.30 15.10 ~ 15.20 15.10 ~ 15.17
Copyhold Jn 11/28 11/27 [DS] 12/28 13/28 14/28 14/36 [DS] 15/28 15/23
Signal T331 - 11.29 ~ 11.31 - - - - - -
Haywards Heath 11.30a [P1] 11.34 [P1] 12.30a [P1] 13.30a [P1] 14.30a [P1] 14.39 [P1] 15.30a [P1] 15.26 [P1]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z28 : (1001) : St Leonards Depot to Hastings
5Z31 : (1001) : Hastings to St Leonards Depot

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
St Leonards Depot 07.00d   20.39a
Bopeep Jn 07/05   20/34
Hastings 07.09a [P2]   20.30d [P3]


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