23rd June 1956

Stephenson Locomotive Society
The Stephenson Special

Locos Used 32329 'Stephenson', 32337 & 377S 'Brighton Works'
Stock Used [1] : 7x ex-SR Maunsell coaches
[2] : push-pull set 650 (S6940S+S2087S)

Route : SPL 105 (throughout?)

Loco Stock Route
32329 [1] London Bridge - Bricklayers Arms Jn - Forest Hill - Windmill Bridge Jn - East Croydon - Purley - Stotas Nest Jn - (via Quarry Line) - Three Bridges - Haywards Heath - Hassocks - Preston Park - Brighton
377S [2] Brighton - Kemp Town
377S [2] Kemp Town - Brighton
32337 [1] Brighton - Hove - Shoreham-by-Sea - Henfield - Christs Hospital - Horsham - Dorking North - Leatherhead - Epsom - Sutton - Mitcham Junction - Streatham North Jn - Tulse Hill Peckham Rye - London Bridge

Notes :
(1) On arrival into Brighton a tour of Brighton Works was arranged. Following the works tour there was a special train to Kemp Town and back, althouh this required an additional ticket to be purchased (at a cost of 2/6d) and was available for purchase on the train between London and Brighton, or at the ticket barrier at Brighton.

Sources : John Clifford, Mike Morant, Ian Clark (SLS), Steve Armitage & Brian Read

Photo Review


32329 at London Bridge (photo: Bruce Nathan)


377S at Kemp Town (photo: Bruce Nathan)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Clark (SLS), Bruce Nathan & Brian Read)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0 London Bridge 13.02d 13.01
? Bricklayers Arms Jn 13/06 13/05
5 Forest Hill 13/11 13/09
10 Windmill Bridge Jn 13/17 13/14
14 Coulsdon North 13/23 13/22
21 Earlswood 13/31 13/32
29 Three Bridges 13/39 13/38
37 Haywards Heath 13/48 13/46
? Keymer Jn 13/51 13/49
50
0
Brighton 14.02a ~ 14.34d 14.01 ~ ??.??
? Kemp Town 14.43a ~ 17.10d ?
?
0
Brighton 17.19a ~ 18.23d ??.?? ~ 18.23
1 Hove 18/27 18/27
6 Shoreham-by-Sea 18/37 18/36
10 Steyning 18/51 18/44
23 Itchingfield Jn 19/20 19/15
26 Horsham 19.24 ~ 19.28 19.23 ~ 19.29
39 Dorking North 19/49 19/56
43 Leatherhead 19/56 20/02
47 Epsom 20/05 20/09
51 Sutton 18.14 ~ 18.15 20.17 ~ 20.18
53 Mitcham Junction 20/21 20/27
? Streatham Jn's 20/26 20/31
39 Tulse Hill 20/31 20/35
61 Peckham Rye 20/38 20/40
65 London Bridge 20.46a 20.47


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