28th April 1979

British Rail
(Day Excursion)

Locos Used 33057 & 45111
Stock Used 25619+25989+25747+13339+35299+25817+25735+25736

Route :

Loco Route
????? Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway - ??? - Nottingham
45111 Nottingham - Beeston - Trent East Jn - Trent South Jn - (via MML) - Brent Curve Jn - Brent Sidings
33057 Brent Sidings - Dudding Hill Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Central - Kew East Jn - New Kew Jn - Chiswick - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Factory Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - Streatham - Streatham Common - Selhurst - East Croydon - Stoats Nest Jn - ??? - Earlswood - Three Bridges - Haywards Heath ?( - Keymer Jn - Preston Park - Brighton)?
33057 ?Brighton? - Haywards Heath - (reverse of outward route) - East Croydon - Norwood Junction - Bromley Jn - Crystal Palace - West Norwood - Tulse Hill - (reverse of outward route) - Brent Sidings
45111 Brent Sidings - (reverse of outward route) - Nottingham
????? Nottingham - (?reverse of outward route?) - Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway

Notes :
(1) Howard Parker comments: The fare of 4.00 was advertised for Brighton, so it is assumed that the train continued there for stabling. A fare of 5.70 was advertised as including transfer to/from the Bluebell Railway and a return journey on it. This option was sold out when I booked, but I boarded the transfer bus at Haywards Heath anyway and purchased a return for a journey on the Bluebell Railway.
(2) A connecting service ran from Burton-on-Trent via Derby & Long Eaton to Nottingham. Traction details required.

Source : Howard Parker (on the train from Leicester to Haywards Heath & return)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Howard Parker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway ??.??d ??.??   ??.??a ??.??
Nottingham ??.??a ~ ??.??d ??.?? ~ ??.??   ??.??a ~ ??.??d ??.?? ~ ??.??
Loughborough ??.??a ~ ??.??d ??.?? ~ ??.??   ??.??a ~ ??.??d ??.?? ~ ??.??
Leicester ??.??a ~ 09.23d ??.?? ~ 09.26   21.51a ~ ??.??d 21.57 ~ ??.??
Kettering ??.??a ~ ??.??d 09.53 ~ 09.54   ??.??a ~ ??.??d 21.27 ~ 21.29
Wellingborough ??.??a ~ ??.??d 10.01 ~ 10.03   ??.??a ~ ??.??d 21.17 ~ 21.19
Bedford ? 10/16   ? 21/06
Luton ? 10/36   ? ?
St Albans ? 10/46   ? ?
Brent Sidings ??L?? ~ ??L?? 11.03 ~ 11.14   ??L?? ~ ??L?? 20.00 ~ 20.24
Clapham Junction ? 11/40   ? 19.25 ~ 19.32
Streatham Common ? ?  
Crystal Palace   ? ?
East Croydon ? 12/10   ? 18.54 ~ 18.56
Haywards Heath 12.43a 12.43   18.24d 18.26


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