11th February 1978

D.A.A. Railtour Society / D.E.G.
The Whistler Rail Tour

Locos Used 40173 & 73119
Stock Used 34925+4913+5024+4911+1766+4916+4902+16200+35012+34941

Route : 1Z03 throughout

Loco Route
40173 London Victoria - Clapham Junction - Balham Jn - Selhurst - West Croydon - Sutton - Epsom - Leatherhead - Dorking - Horsham - Arundel Jn - Barnham - Chichester - Havant - Portcreek Jn - Portsmouth Harbour
40173 Portsmouth Harbour - Portcreek Jn - Havant - Haslemere - Guildford - Woking Jn - Wimbledon - East Putney - Point Pleasant - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Beckenham Junction - Bromley South - Orpington - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Ashford - Appledore - Hastings - Normans Bay - Eastbourne
73119 Eastbourne - Lewes - Brighton
40173 Brighton - Preston Park - Haywards Heath - Gatwick Airport - Earlswood - Coulsdon North - East Croydon - Streatham Jn - Balham Jn - Clapham Junction - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Scheduled for 59 minute run Brighton-Victoria but took 61min 48sec, primarily due to a 30mph PWS at Haywards Heath which was estimated to have cost three minutes to the schedule.

Sources : Alan Costello, Clive Barlow, Adrian Brown, Gordon Lacy (on the train throughout) & John Debens

Photo Review


40173 in close up (photo: Gordon Lacy)


...and shortly before leaving Portsmouth Harbour (photo: Gordon Lacy)


Nigel Jordan's tour ticket.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Victoria 09.30d 09.53
Balham Jn 09/40 10/05
Streatham Common 09/43 10/07
Selhurst 09/45 10/12
West Croydon 09/48 10/14
Sutton 09/58 10/20
Epsom 10/04 10/28
Leatherhead 10/10 10/33
Dorking North 10/15 10/38
Horsham 10.32a ~ 10.33d 10.54 ~ 10.55
Pulborough 10/47 11/09
Arundel 10/57 11/17
Arundel Jn 11/00 11/19
Barnham 11/06 11/24
Chichester 11/14 11/30
Havant 11.31a ~ 11.32d 11.43 ~ 11.44
Portcreek Jn 11/37 11/49
Portsmouth & Southsea HL 11/43 11/54
Portsmouth Harbour 11.46a ~ 13.23d 11.57 ~ 13.24
Portsmouth & Southsea HL 13/26 13/28
Portcreek Jn 13/32 13/35
Havant 13/37 13/41
Petersfield 13/53 13/57
Haslemere 14/06 14/08
Guildford 14/22 14/24
Woking Jn 14/31 14/31
Hampton Court Jn 14/41 14/42
Wimbledon 14/48 14/49
East Putney 14/54 14/56
Point Pleasant Jn 14/56 15/02
Clapham Junction 14.57a ~ 14.58d 15.05 ~ 15.08
Longhedge Jn 15/03 15/11
Factory Jn 15/05 15/13
Brixton 15/09 15/17
Herne Hill 15/10 15/18
Beckenham Junction 15/16 15/25
Shortlands Jn 15/18 15/26
Bromley South 15.20a ~ 15.25d 15.28 ~ 15.29
Bickley Jn 15/28 15/33
Petts Wood Jn 15/30 15/34
Orpington 15/32 15/37
Sevenoaks 15/41 15/47
Tonbridge 15/48 15/56
Paddock Wood 15/54 16/02
Ashford 16.15a ~ 16.17d 16.24 ~ 16.30
Appledore 16/29 16/42
Rye 16/36 16/50
Hastings 16.51a ~ 16.58d 17.11 ~ 17.15
Bopeep Jn 17/02 17/19
Bexhill Central 17/06 17/24
Pevensey 17/17 17/34
Eastbourne 17.22a ~ 17.32d 17.42 ~ 17.57
Hampden Park 17/35 18/00
Polegate 17/39 18/04
Southerham Jn 17/51 18/18
Lewes 17/54 18/19
Brighton 18.07a ~ 18.20d 18.31 ~ 18.51
Keymer Jn 18/31 19/04
Haywards Heath 18/34 19/08
Balcombe Tunnel SB 18/41 19/16
Three Bridges 18/43 19/18
Earlswood 18/50 19/24
Coulsdon North 18/57 19/32
Windmill Bridge Jn 19/03 19/38
Streatham Jn 19/07 19/42
Balham Jn 19/09 19/44
Victoria 19.19a 19.53


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