12th January 1985

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Concrete Cow

Locos Used 33106 & 33110
Stock Used 4TC's : 401 & 421

Route : 1Z25  throughout
(SR headcode 48)

Loco(s) Route
33106 (1) Watford Junction - Wembley Central - (via low level goods line) - Kensington Olympia - Clapham Junction - Barnes - New Kew Junction - Kew East Junction - (3) - Acton Wells Jn - Neasden Junction - (4) South Ruislip - High Wycombe [down through line] - Princes Risborough - Aylesbury - Claydon LNE Jn - Denbigh Hall South Jn - Milton Keynes Central
33110 (2) Milton Keynes Central - Denbigh Hall South Jn - Claydon LNE Jn - Bicester - Oxford - (via Didcot avoiding line) - Reading - Wokingham - Guildford - Redhill - East Croydon
33106 (1) East Croydon - Eridge - Uckfield (end of line)
33110 (2) Uckfield - Eridge - Tunbridge Wells West
33106 (1) Tunbridge Wells West - Eridge
33110 (2) Eridge - East Croydon - Norwood Jn - London Bridge - Blackfriars Car Road
33106 (1) Blackfriars Car Road - Loughborough Jn - Canterbury Road Jn - Brixton - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction
33110 (2) Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - (via low level goods lines) - Wembley Central - Watford Junction

Notes:
(1) 33110 on rear.
(2) 33106 on rear.
(3) Alan Osborn comments:
Confusion over the many Acton stations, the train ran non-stop through South Acton and stopped at Acton Central for a crew change (pilotman) unfortunately the pilotman was waiting at South Acton station!! As we were blocking the line now at Acton Central the pilotman couldn't meet us on a following train and had to be driven by road (note: the scheduled timings do not advise a stop at South Acton and Acton Central is not giving a timing, so presumably an error in the working timetable).
(4)
As a result of the late running progress was further hindered following a local service train as far as Princes Risborough.


33110 at Milton Keynes Central (photo: Michael Croxford)

Sources : Jeremy Sleightholm, Alan Osborn (both joined/left the train at Clapham Junction)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Osborn, Ian Umpleby & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual
Watford Junction 07.10d 07.10 [P9] [SL]
Wembley Central 07.24a ~ 07.25d 07.21 ~ 07.26 [LLGL]
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/32 07/37
North Pole Jn 07/35 07/39
Kensington Olympia 07/39 07/43
Latchmere Jn 07/45 07/48
Clapham Junction 07.49a ~ 07.50d 07.53 ~ 07.56
Barnes 07/56 08/01
New Kew Jn 08/01 08/06
Kew East Jn 08/04 08/08
South Acton 08/05 08/09
Acton Central ? 08c12 ~ 08c36
Acton Wells Jn 08/08 08.39 ~ 08.40
Neasden Jn 08/14 08/45
Neasden South Jn 08/20 08.51 ~ 08.58
South Ruislip 08/28 09/09
High Wycombe 08/50 09/49
Princes Risborough 09/01 10/02
Aylesbury 09p19a ~ 09p29d 10.17 ~ 10.20
Claydon LNE Jn 10/03 10/51
Bletchley Flyover [foot of] 10.38 ~ 10.40 11/28
Denbigh Hall South Jn 10/43 11/31
Milton Keynes Central 10.48 ~ 11.00 11.36 ~ 11.43
Denbigh Hall South Jn 11/05 11/48
Bletchley Flyover [foot of] 11/08 11.51 ~ 12.03
Claydon LNE Jn 11/53 12/39
Bicester London Road 12/04 12/59
Oxford North Jn 12/25 13/35
Oxford 12.27 ~ 12.29 13.38 ~ 13.42 [TL]
Didcot North Jn 12/38 13/52
Didcot East Jn 12/39 13/53
Reading 12c55 ~ 12c57 14.09 ~ 14.12
Earley 13/03 14/19
Wokingham 13/08 14/23
Blackwater 13/15 14/32
North Camp 13/19 14/36
Ash 13/21 14/38
Guildford 13c28 ~ 13c30 14.47 ~ 14.50 [P6]
Shalford Jn 13/33 14/53
Gomshall 13/45 ?
Reigate 14/00 15/11
Redhill 14c03a ~ 14c05d 15.15 ~ 15.17
Stoats Nest Jn 14/13 15/24
East Croydon 14.25 ~ 14.35 15.28 ~ 15.35
South Croydon 14/37 15/38
Sanderstead 14*40 ~ 14*46 15/39
Oxted 14/57 15/54
Hurst Green 14/59 15/56
Birchden Jn 15/18 16/14
Eridge 15/20 16.17 ~ 16.17
Uckfield 15.40a ~ 16.02d 16.32 ~ 17.05
Eridge 16/20 17.21 ~ 17.22
Birchden Jn 16/22 17/24
Tunbridge Wells West 16.30a ~ 17.00d 17.32 ~ 17.54
Birchden Jn 17/08 18/01
Eridge 17.10a ~ 17.30d 18.04 ~ 18.26
Birchden Jn 17/32 18/28
Hurst Green 17/52 18/47
Oxted 17.53 ~ 17.57 18/48
South Croydon 18/10 19/09
East Croydon 18/12 19.10a ~ 19.13d
Windmill Bridge Jn 18/13 ?
Norwood Fork Jn 18/14 ?
New Cross Gate 18.22 ~ 18.24 19.23 ~ 19.25
Bricklayers Arms Jn 18/26 ?
Blue Anchor 18/32 ?
Spa Road 18/33 ?
London Bridge 18/35 19/31 [Up Loop]
Metropolitan Jn 18/37 19/33
Blackfriars Carriage Road 18.41 ~ 18.50 19.41 ~ 19.45
Loughborough Junction 18/57 19/50
Brixton 19/00 19/52
Factory Jn 19/03 ?
Clapham Junction 19.08a ~ 19.14d 20.02 ~ 20.07 [P6]
Latchmere Jn 19/17 20/10
Kensington Olympia 19/24 20/14
North Pole Jn 19/28 20/17
Mitre Bridge Jn 19c30 ~ 19c32 20.19 ~ 20.19
Wembley Central 19.42a ~ 19.43d 20.30 ~ 20.32
Watford Junction 19.57a 20.43


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