14th April 1979

D.A.A. Railtour Society
The Suburban Venturer

Locos Used 73127 & 73136
Stock Used 4TC sets 402 & 421

Route : 2Z68 throughout

Loco Route
73127 London Victoria - Stewarts Lane Jn - Clapham Junction - Balham - Selhurst - Sutton - Epsom Downs
73127 Epsom Downs - Sutton - Norwood Junction
73136 Norwood Junction - Selhurst - Clapham Junction - Factory Jct - Brixton - Blackfriars
73136 Blackfriars - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - Balham
73136 Balham - Streatham North Jn - (via slow line spur) - Streatham South Jn - Tooting - Wimbledon - Epsom - Guildford
73136 Guildford - Ash - Aldershot - Alton
73136 Alton - Ascot - Staines
73136 Staines - Windsor
73136 Windsor - Staines - Hounslow - Barnes - Clapham Junction
73136 Clapham Junction - East Putney - Wimbledon - Motspur Park - Chessington South - Chessington Goods
73136 Chessington Goods - Chessington South - Motspur Park - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes:
(1) This tour was run to 'mop-up' track that was missed on the 20th January "Electro-Diesel Grice" tour (due to late running).
(2) Andrew Pullar comments: According to the itinerary for the 'Suburban Venturer' I still have in my possession the DAA charter was supposed to have run from Norwood Junction after the loco change to Balham via Crystal Palace rather than Selhurst and Norbury. I have no recollection why the route via Crystal Palace was changed.


A tour ticket, courtesy of Brian Halford.

Sources : Ken Baldwin, Stew Robertson & Andrew Pullar

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual
Victoria 10.23d [SL] 10.22
Battersea Pier Jn 10/26 ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 10/28 10/28
Longhedge Jn 10/29 10/29
Pouparts Jn 10/32 [FL] 10/35
Clapham Junction 10/33 [SL] 10/38
Balham Jn 10/37 ?
Streatham Common 10/40 10/44
Selhurst 10*46 ~ 10*47 10.49 ~ 10.50
West Croydon 10/50 10/54
Sutton 11/00 11/02
Epsom Downs 11.08a ~ 11.20d 11.10 ~ 11.23
Sutton 11/28 11/30
West Croydon 11/39 11/39
Norwood Junction [FL] 11.43a ~ 11.55d [SL] 11L48 ~ 12L16
Selhurst 11/59 12/19
Streatham Common 12/04 12/23
Balham Jn 12/08 [SL] ?
Clapham Junction 12*13 ~ 12*14 12.37 ~ 12.40
Pouparts Jn 12/15 12/43
Longhedge Jn 12/17 ?
Factory Jn 12*20 ~ 12*27 12/46
Brixton 12/31 12/49
Loughborough Junction 12/37 [SL] 12/57
Blackfriars 12.44a ~ 12.51d [SL] 13.00 ~ 13.06
Loughborough Junction 12/58 13/13
Herne Hill 13*01 ~ 13*03 13/16
Tulse Hill 13/06 13/19
Streatham Hill 13/10 13.26 ~ 13.28
Balham 13.14a ~ 13.19d [SL] 13.32 ~ 13.36
Streatham Jn 13/23 13/40
Wimbledon 13*33 ~ 13*34 13/49
Raynes Park 13/37 13/52
Motspur Park 13/39 13/53
Epsom 13*48 ~ 13*50 14/00
Leatherhead 13/57 14/08
Effingham Junction 14*11 ~ 14*12 14/14
Guildford 14.30a ~ 15.41d 14.38 ~ 15.47
Ash 15/51 15/55
Aldershot Jn 15/53 ?
Aldershot 15/55 16/02
Farnham 16/00 16/06
Alton 16.12a ~ 16.27d 16.24 ~ 16.35
Farnham 16/39 16/45
Aldershot 16/44 16/49
Ash Vale 16/47 16/52
Frimley Jn 16/51 16/57
Camberley 16/55 17/01
Ascot 17/03 17/08
Virginia Water 17/18 17/16
Staines 17.29a ~ 17.38d 17.29 ~ 17.36
Windsor 17.50a ~ 17.56d 17.48 ~ 17.56
Staines 18/10 18/11
Feltham Jn 18/18 ?
Hounslow 18/20 18/21
Barnes 18*30 ~ 18*34 18.31 ~ 18.31
Clapham Junction 18.40a ~ 18.49d [FL] 18.36 ~ 18.53
Point Pleasant Jn 18/53 ?
East Putney 18/56 18/59
Wimbledon 19/05 [SL] 19/05
Raynes Park 19/08 19/08
Motspur Park 19/10 19/10
Chessington South 19.17a ~ 19.18d 19.17 ~ 19.18
Chessington Goods 19.19a ~ 19.28d 19.21 ~ 19.24
Chessington South 19/29 19/26
Motspur Park 19/36 19/31
Raynes Park 19/38 [SL] 19/34
Wimbledon 19/41 19/36
Clapham Junction 19/45 19/40
Waterloo 19.52a 19.47


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