8th March 1986

Branch Line Society
The Bedlam Belle

DEMU's Used 1005 & 1007

Route : 1Z26 throughout (SR headcode 48)

DEMU Route
1005 + 1007 Eastbourne - Polegate - Lewes - Plumpton - Wivelsfield - Haywards Heath - Three Bridges - Earlswood - (via Quarry Line) - Stoats Nest Jn - East Croydon - Norbury - Balham - Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Old Oak Common East - Ealing Broadway - Southall - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Ground Frame G7
1007 + 1005 Ground Frame G7 - Andover
1005 + 1007 Andover - Ludgershall
1007 + 1005 Ludgershall - Andover
1005 + 1007 Andover - Tunnel Jn - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury
1007 + 1005 Westbury - Fairwood Jn - (via Frome avoiding line) - East Somerset Jn - Merehead Quarry Jn - Merehead Quarry
1005 + 1007 Merehead Quarry - Signal 228
1007 + 1005 Signal 228 - Whites Crossing Siding
1005 + 1007 Whites Crossing Siding - Merehead Quarry
1007 + 1005 Merehead Quarry - Whites Crossing Siding
1005 + 1007 Whites Crossing Siding - Signal 230
1007 + 1005 Signal 230 - Cranmore - Mendip Vale
1005 + 1007 Mendip Vale - Cranmore - East Somerset Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Frome North Jn
1007 + 1005 Frome North Jn - Whatley Quarry
1005 + 1007 Whatley Quarry - Frome North Jn - Clink Road Jn - Westbury - Bradford Jn - Thingley Jn - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - Eastbourne


Unit 1007 nearest camera here at Whatley Quarry (photo: LASERman)

Sources : Richard Hughes & LASERman

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Hughes, Howard Harrison, Alan Osborn & LASERman)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Eastbourne 06.20d ?   20.40a ? 415.68
? Hampden Park ? ?   20/37 ? 413.69
4.17 Polegate 06/26 ?   20/34 ? 411.51
14.66 Southerham Jn 06/36 ?   20/22 ? 401.02
15.70 Lewes 06.39a ~ 06.40d ?   20.18a ~ 20.19d ? 399.78
24.75 Keymer Jn 06/54 ?   20/06 ? 390.73
28.05 Haywards Heath 06.58a ~ 06.59d ?   20.01a ~ 20.02d ? 387.63
34.12 Balcombe Tunnel Jn 07/07 ?   19/55 ? 381.56
36.43 Three Bridges 07.10a ~ 07.11d ??.?? ~ 07.18   19.51a ~ 19.52d 20.03 ~ ??.?? 379.25
39.18 Gatwick Airport 07/15 ?   19/47 20/00 376.50
44.15 Earlswood 07/20 [QL] ?   19/42 [FL] ? 371.53
51.51 Stoats Nest Jn 07/27 [FL] ?   19/35 [QL] ? 364.17
55.43 East Croydon 07.31a ~ 07.32d 07.38 ~ 07.40   19.27a ~ 19.30d 19.41 ~ 19.42 360.25
56.03 Windmill Bridge Jn 07/34 [FL] ?   19/26 [FL] ? 359.65
61.18 Balham Jn 07/39 [SL] ?   19/20 [FL] 19/32 354.50
63.31 Clapham Junction 07.45a ~ 07.46d 07.51 ~ 07.54   19.10a ~ 19.14d [SL] 19.26 ~ 19.28 352.37
64.04 Latchmere Jn 07/50 ?   19/07 ? 351.64
66.67 Kensington Olympia 07/56 08/00   19/02 19/16 349.01
68.55 North Pole Jn 07/59 08/03   18/58 ? 348.45
69.11 Old Oak Common East 08*01a ~ 08*16d 08/23   18/56 ? 348.09
69.70 Old Oak Common West ML ?  
72.03 Ealing Broadway 08.22a ~ 08.24d 08.27 ~ 08.28   18.50a ~ 18.51d 19.05 ~ 19.07 345.17
75.33 Southall 08/29 ?   18/46 19/01 341.67
? Southall West Jn ? ?   [ML] ? -
? Dolphin Jn ? ?   [RL] ? -
84.63 Slough 08/37 08/41   18/30 18/46 332.37
90.46 Maidenhead 08/42 08/46   18/24 18/41 326.54
97.28 Twyford 08/48 08/51   18/18 18/35 319.72
102.25 Reading 08.54a ~ 08.58d 08.55 ~ 08.58   18.10a ~ 18.12d 18.08 ~ 18.28 314.75

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
104.09 Southcote Jn 09/04 09/03
117.60 Basingstoke 09.25a ~ 09.26d 09.25 ~ 09.26
120.21 Worting Jn 09/30 09/31
136.26 Andover 09.45a ~ 09.46d 09.44 ~ 09.47
? Ground Frame G7 09.47 ~ 09.49 09.49 ~ 09.59
? Andover 09.50 ~ 09.52 10.01 ~ 10.03
143.52 Ludgershall 10.12 ~ 10.22 10.29 ~ 10.34
150.78 Andover 10.42 ~ 10.52 10.52 ~ 11.00
165.76 Tunnel Jn 11/08 11/17
167.04 Salisbury 11.10 ~ 11.11 11.18 ~ 11.22
168.70 Wilton Jn 11/15 11/26
186.63 Warminster 11/34 11/43
191.35 Westbury 11.42 ~ 11.47 11.54 ~ 12.03
192.70 Fairwood Jn 11/50 12/06
197.11 Clink Road Jn AL 12/12
203.32 East Somerset Jn 12/02 12/16
206.77 Merehead Quarry Jn 12/10 12/30
208.51 Merehead Quarry 12.20a ~ 12.30 12.36 ~ 12.53
210.25 Signal 228 12.42a ~ 12.52 12.57 ~ 12.59
211.58 Whites Crossing Siding 12.56 ~ 13.06 13.06 ~ 13.10
212.40 Merehead Quarry 13.11 ~ 13.21 13.13 ~ 13.15
213.20 Whites Crossing Siding 13.26 ~ 13.36 13.17 ~ 13.18
? Signal 230 13.39 ~ 13.49 13.20 ~ 13.23
214.09 Cranmore 13.52a ~ ??.??d 13.31 ~ 14.30
215.25 Mendip Vale ? ~ ? 14.37 ~ 14.48
216.41 Cranmore ??.??a ~ 15.10d 14.54 ~ 15.11
222.14 East Somerset Jn 15/24 15/23
226.33 Blatchbridge Jn 15/31 15/29
227.73 Frome North Jn 15.34 ~ 15.44 15.32 ~ 15.41
232.08 Whatley Quarry 15.59 ~ 16.09 15.55 ~ 16.15
236.23 Frome North Jn 16/24 16/29
239.44 Fairwood Jn 16/29 16/35
240.79 Westbury 16.32 ~ 16.35 16.37 ~ 16.42
246.23 Bradford Jn 16t44 ~ 16t45 16.50 ~ 16.51
254.53 Thingley Jn ??*?? ~ 17*02 17/04
256.77 Chippenham 17t07 ~ 17.08 17/08
267.66 Wootton Bassett Jn 17/21 17/21
273.50 Swindon 17/26 17/26
287.43 Challow 17/42 17/39
? Foxhall Jn RL ?
297.63 Didcot Parkway 17/52 17/49
? Reading MLW ML ?

Timings continued in first table.

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