7th October 1962

R.C.T.S. (Sussex & Kent Branch)
The Sussex Special Rail Tour

Locos Used 30925 'Cheltenham', 32353, 32418 & 32636
Stock Used Set 279 (2x BSK, 4x SO & 1x RO)

Route :

Loco(s) Route
30925 London Bridge - New Cross Gate - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - Redhill - Three Bridges - Haywards Heath - Brighton
32636 + 32418 Brighton - Falmer - Lewes - Newhaven Town - Seaford (1)
32418 + 32636 (2) Seaford - (reverse of outward route) - Newhaven Town (3)
32636 + 32418 Newhaven Town - (reverse of outward route) - Brighton
32353 Brighton - Preston Park
32353 Preston Park - Hove - Shoreham - Steyning - Horsham - Dorking North - Leatherhead - Epsom - Sutton - Mitcham Junction - Streatham - Tulse Hill - Peckham Rye - London Bridge

Notes :
(1) Contemporary sources report 32479 shunted the stock at Seaford but it is not known if passengers were allowed to remain on board for this shunt.
(2) Both locos running bunker first.
(3) For visit to shed whilst locos were serviced and turned.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout), John Debens
& 'Vintage Railtours (RCTS - 1954-1969)' (by Gavin Morrison, published by Silver Link Publishing)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Terry Jackson & John Debens)

Location Booked
London Bridge 11.03d [TL]
Bricklayers Arms 11/07 [TL]
Forest Hill 11/12
Norwood Junction 11/16 [TL]
Windmill Bridge Jn 11/18 [TL]
Coulsdon North 11/24
Redhill 11/31
Earlswood 11/32 [TL]
Three Bridges 11/40
Haywards Heath 11/48
Keymer Jn 11/52
Brighton 12.03a ~ 13.20d
Lewes 13w40a ~ 13w53d
Southerham Jn 13/57
Newhaven Town 14/08
Seaford 14.14a ~ 14.38d [P2]
Newhaven Town 14.46a ~ 15.40d
Southerham Jn 15/53
Lewes 16/57
Brighton 16.17a ~ 16.40d
Preston Park 16.44a ~ 16.52d
Hove 16/56
Shoreham-by-Sea 17/07
Steyning 17/16
Itchingfield Jn 17/36
Horsham 17w41a ~ 17w46d
Dorking North 18/09
Leatherhead 18/15
Epsom 18/22
Sutton 18/30
Mitcham Junction 18/38
Streatham Jn 18/42
Streatham 18/43
Tulse Hill 18/48
Peckham Rye 18/53
London Bridge 19.00a


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