31st May 1997

Connex
Last In Last Out Railtour

EMU's Used 3543 (76899+62137+71134+76900) + 3544 (76894+71131+62454+76892)

Route : 1Z58 throughout

EMU's Route
3543 + 3544 London Victoria [P1] - Down Chatham Fast - Brixton Jn - Canterbury Road Jn - Loughborough Jn - Up Holborn Slow - Elephant & Castle [P1] - (x-overs to Up Holborn Fast) - VS372 Signal [Blackfriars Jn] - (to No 1 Carriage Road) - from No 1 Carriage Road to Blackfriars [P1]
3544 + 3543 Blackfriars [P1] - No 1 Carriage Road - Carriage Reception Line - Metropolitan Reversible - Cannon Street Curve - line "E" - Cannon Street [P7]
3543 + 3544 Cannon Street [P7] - line "D"  to L75 signal then Cannon Street Reversible - London Bridge [P3] - Route to No 2 Reversible Line - Signal L149 -(No 2 Reversible line to Line 1 Down at Spa Road) - North Kent East Jn - Signal L203 (route No1 Down to No 2 Reversible)  - New Cross Gate [PB] [Reversible Line] - route to Down Slow - St Johns [P2] - Hither Green [P4] - Grove Park [P5] - Chislehurst Jn to Reversible Chatham Loop - Down Chatham Slow - St Mary Cray [P4] - Swanley [P4] - Swanley Jn to Down Maidstone Line - Otford Jn - Borough Green Down Passenger Loop - Maidstone East (x-over to Up Reversible prior to station then Reversible Centre line through station ) - Lenham Down Passenger Loop -  Ashford International [P3] - to Down Fast - Continental Jn - Folkestone West - Folkestone Central - Folkestone East - Train Roads No 3 siding
3544 + 3543 Train Roads No 3 siding - Folkestone Harbour [P1]
3543 + 3544 Folkestone Harbour [P1] - Up Folkestone Harbour line - Train Roads No 1 Siding
3544 + 3543 Train Roads No 1 Siding - Folkestone East - Folkestone Central - Folkestone West - Continental Jn - Sevington Loop - Up Slow at Ashford East - Ashford International [P2] - Up Slow - Headcorn Up Goods Loop - Paddock Wood Up Main - route to Up Slow by Tonbridge Royal Mail siding - Up Slow to Tonbridge [P2] - Up Redhill Reversible - Godstone - Nutfield - Redhill [P2]
3543 + 3544 Redhill [P2] - Down Redhill - to Down Fast at Earlswood north x-overs - Gatwick Airport [P5] - Three Bridges [P5] - Haywards Heath [P2] - Keymer Jn - Down Lewes line - Lewes [P1] - Southerham Jn - Newhaven Town [P2] - Newhaven Harbour [P1] - Newhaven Marine
3544 + 3543 Newhaven Marine - Newhaven Harbour [P2] - Newhaven Town [P1] - Southerham Jn - Lewes [P2] - Keymer Jn - Haywards Heath [P3] - Balcombe Tunnel Jn -  Up Fast - Three Bridges [P4] - Gatwick Airport [P4] - Earlswood Jn - Up Quarry Line - Stoats Nests Jn - Purley [P1] - South Croydon [P1] - East Croydon [P1] - Selhurst [P4] - Up Brighton Fast - Clapham Jn [P12] - Battersea Park (VC552 Signal) - Up Brighton Fast to Up Brighton Slow - (route from Line "F" to "E" at station home gantry) then across to South Eastern side at Victoria via x-over - London Victoria [P5]
3543 + 3544 London Victoria [P5] - Eastern to Central x-over - Line "E" - Down Brighton Slow - Clapham Jn [P15] - Streatham Hill [P2] - West Norwood [P2] - Crystal Palace [P2] - Bromley Down Jn - Birkbeck - Beckenham Jn - Beckenham Jn [P1]
3544 + 3543 Beckenham Jn [P1] - Crystal Palace [P1] - Tulse Hill [P3] - (route to Up Holborn) - Herne Hill [P2] - Brixton [P1] - Voltaire Road Jn - (to Chatham Reversible) - Factory Jn - Down Ludgate - Longhedge Jn - Down Battersea - Pouparts Jn - Down Brighton Fast - Clapham Jn [P13] - Streatham North Jn - Streatham Fast Reversible Spur - Streatham South Jn - Wimbledon Station [P10] - Morden Road - Mitcham Jn [P2] - West Croydon [P3] - Gloucester Road Jn - Up London Bridge Slow - (route to Up London Bridge Fast at Norwood Jn South) - Norwood Jn [P3] - New Cross Gate [P4] - Up Fast - Up Main - London Bridge [P13]
3543 + 3544 London Bridge [P13] - (route direct to Up PL line) - (route to No 5 down line then No 4 down line) - North Kent East Jn - Down Fast - Tanners Hill Jn - Lewisham Vale Jn - Lewisham P4 - Blackheath Jn - Charlton Jn - Slade Green Jn - Crayford Spur "A" Jn - Crayford Spur "B" Jn - Lee Loop Jn - Lee Spur Jn - Down Slow - (Down Slow to Down Fast) at Grove Park North - Grove Park [P1] - Bromley North [P1]
3544 + 3543 Bromley North [P1] - Grove Park [P1] - Up Fast - Hither Green [P1] - Courthill Loop Jn Sth - Parks Bridge Jn - Up Fast - No 6 UP line - x-overs to No 2 Reversible Line - London Bridge [P2]
3543 + 3544 London Bridge [P2] - x-over to No 5 Down Line - North Kent East Jn - Down Fast - Tanners Hill Jn - Lewisham Vale Jn - Lewisham [P2] - Courthill Loop Jn North - New Beckenham [P2] - Elmers End [P3] - Addiscombe [P2]
3544 + 3543 Addiscombe [P2] - Woodside - Elmers End [P2] - New Beckenham [P1] - Catford Bridge [P1] - Ladywell Jn - Courthill Loop Jn North - Lewisham [P1] - Nunhead [P1] - Peckham Rye [P3] - Crofton Road Jn (x-over to Up Atlantic Line) - Denmark Hill [P1] - Factory Jn (route to Up Stewarts Lane) - Stewarts Lane Jn - Battersea Pier Jn - Up Chatham Slow - London Victoria [P5]

Notes :
(1) Confirmation of whether the Shunt Move at Elmers End took place or not is required Tour was booked to ARRIVE in Bay Platform 1 THEN SHUNT to Platform 2. According to the route listed, it did not.
(2) This train was billed to be the last passenger train to use the Addiscombe branch as the line was being prepared for Croydon Tramlink. It left Addiscombe to the sound of many detonators and the same ritual at Woodside. The train also covered the Wimbledon to West Croydon line which was also closing to be replaced by Croydon Tramlink.


3543 leads the tour at Victoria (Photo : Shayne Lewis)

Sources : Shayne Lewis (On the train throughout)
& Alan Sheppard (on the train until London Bridge at 21.31)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Shayne Lewis and Alan Sheppard)

M.C
M.C
Location
Booked
Actual
0.00
0.00
London Victoria [P1]
10.58d
10.59
0.72
0.71
Battersea Pier Jn
11/00
11/00
DIV
1.36
Stewarts Lane Jn
11/02
DIV
1.58
1.61
Factory Jn
11/04
11/03
2.60
2.60
Shepherds Lane Jn
11/08
?
3.08
3.14
Brixton Jn
11/09
11/04
3.24
3.24
Canterbury Road Jn
11/11
11/06
3.63
3.64
Loughborough Jn
11/12
11/07
5.55
5.56
Elephant & Castle
11/15
11/09
6.72
6.73
Blackfriars [P1]
11.19 ~ 11.26
11.12 ~ 11.26
7.56
7.57
Metropolitan Jn
11/30
11/29
8.17
8.19
Cannon Street [P7]
11.32 ~ 11.40
11.32 ~ 11.40
8.55
8.57
Borough Market Jn
11/42
11/42
8.75
8.75
London Bridge [P3]
11/42
11/43
9.76
9.76
Spa Road Jn
11/44
11/45
11.28
12.30
North Kent East Jn
11/46
11/47
11.73
12.73
New Cross [Plat B]
11/46
11/48
13.18
14.19
Parks Bridge Jn
11/47
11.50 ~ 11.51
14.21
14.79
Hither Green
11/49
11/54
16.03
17.61
Grove Park
11/53
11/56
18.24
20.02
Chislehurst
11/56
12/00
19.15
21.15
St. Mary Cray Jn
11/58
12/01
23.29
25.47
Swanley
12/02
12/07
30.52
32.69
Otford Jn
12/10
12/15
34.64
37.62
Borough Green DPL
12/16
12/20
45.74
48.12
Maidstone East
12/26
12/32
55.09
57.27
Lenham DPL
12/37
12/42
64.59
?
Ashford 'B' Jn
?
12.53 ~ 13.02
65.14
67.33
Ashford International [P3]
12c46 ~ 12c47
13/04
73.20
?
Westenhangar
?
13/12
74.41
?
Sandling
?
13/14
76.06
78.24
Continental Jn
12/57
13/16
78.27
?
Folkestone West
?
13.19 ~ 13.22
78.78
81.17
Folkestone Central
12/59
13/24
80.04
?
Folkestone East
?
13/27
80.27
82.23
Train Roads No.3 Siding
13.02 ~ 13.09
13.28 ~ 13.32
81.17
83.26
Folkestone Harbour
13.14 ~ 13.36
13.36 ~ 13.53
82.07
84.29
Train Roads No.1 Siding
13.41 ~ 13.48
13.56 ~ 14.05
83.36
?
Folkestone Central
?
14/11
84.07
?
Folkestone West
?
14/12
86.28
87.22
Continental Jn
13/53
14/15
87.73
?
Sandling
?
14/16
95.45
?
Signal AD702 Sevington Loop
?
14/26
97.20
98.13
Ashford International [P2]
14c02 ~ 14c03
14.29 ~ 14.31
108.09
109.02
Headcorn UGL
14/13
14/41
118.44
119.37
Paddock Wood UFL
14/23
14/50
123.67
124.62
Tonbridge [P2]
14c28 ~ 14c30
14.56 ~ 14.57
137.70
139.06
Godstone
14/47
15/21
141.36
?
Nutfield
?
15/24
143.43
144.59
Redhill [P2]
14.44 ~ 14.58
15.31 ~ 15.34
144.38
145.54
Earlswood
15/00
15/36
149.35
150.51
Gatwick Airport
15/06
15/40
152.09
153.46
Three Bridges
15/09
15/42
154.16
155.77
Balcombe Tunnel Jn
15/11
15/44
159.22
?
Copyhold Jn
?
15/47
160.47
162.04
Haywards Heath
15/18
15/48
163.57
164.74
Keymer Jn
15/22
15/51
172.71
173.79
Lewes
15/32
15/59
173.70
175.03
Southerham Jn
15/35
16/02
179.04
180.17
Newhaven Town
15/41
16/09
179.30
180.43
Newhaven Harbour
15/43
16/09
179.47
180.59
Newhaven Marine
15.44 ~ 16.00
16.10 ~ 16.24
179.64
180.75
Newhaven Harbour
16/01
16/24
180.10
181.21
Newhaven Town
16/02
16/25
185.24
186.35
Southerham Jn
16/08
16/35
186.23
187.39
Lewes
16/11
16/38
195.37
196.44
Keymer Jn
16/22
16/50
198.47
199.34
Haywards Heath
16/26
16/52
204.78
211.41
Balcombe Tunnel Jn
16/32
16/55
207.05
213.72
Three Bridges
16/34
16/59
209.59
216.67
Gatwick Airport
16/37
17/04
214.56
211.64 *
Earlswood
16/43
17/09
220.23
219.20
Stoats Nest Jn
16/50
17/15
221.18
220.11
Purley
16/51
17/16
224.19
223.12
East Croydon
16/54
17/21
224.58
223.52
Windmill Bridge Jn
16/54
17/21
225.30
224.14
Selhurst
16/55
17.22 ~ 17.23
230.09
228.74
Balham
17/00
17/27
232.04
230.70
Clapham Junction
17/03
17/29
233.38
232.26
Battersea Park
17/07
17/32
234.61
233.45
London Victoria [P5]
17.11 ~ 17.26
17.41 ~ 17.55
236.04
234.64
Battersea Park
17/29
17/58
237.38
236.20
Clapham Junction
17/32
18/01
239.33
238.16
Balham
17/37
18/07
240.38
239.20
Streatham Hill
17/40
18/10
241.63
240.43
West Norwood
17/43
18/15
243.37
242.17
Crystal Palace
17/48
18/18
244.29
243.03
Bromley Jn
17/50
18/20
246.43
245.24
Beckenham Junction
17.54 ~ 18.01
18.25 ~ 18.29
248.57
247.45
Bromley Jn
18/05
18/32
249.49
248.31
Crystal Palace
18*07 ~ 18*16
18.34 ~ 18.36
251.23
250.05
West Norwood
18/21
18/39
252.01
251.00
Tulse Hill
18*26 ~ 18*33
18/42
253.07
252.06
Herne Hill
18/36
18/45
253.69
252.68
Brixton
18/37
18/46
254.23
253.68
Shepherds Lane Jn
18/37
?
255.15
254.21
Factory Jn
18/39
18/49
255.52
254.61
Longhedge Jn
18/44
18/50
256.09
255.02
Pouparts Jn
18/46
18/52
256.62
255.55
Clapham Junction
18/47
18/53
258.57
257.59
Balham
18/50
18/55
260.21
259.23 *
Streatham North Jn
18/52
18/56
---
via
Streatham Fast Reversible Spur
( 18/57 )
260.47
259.23 *
Streatham South Jn
18/57
18/57
263.50
262.20
Wimbledon [P10]
19/04
19/03
264.68
263.77
Morden Road
19p07 ~ 19p17
19.10 ~ 19.17
266.64
265.71
Mitcham Junction
19/22
19/21
269.72
269.02
West Croydon [P3]
19/34
19/34
271.52
269.42 *
Norwood Junction
19/38
19/37
278.19
276.01
Bricklayers Arms Jn
19/46
19/43
280.27
278.12
London Bridge [P13]
19c50 ~ 20c06
19.47 ~ 20.08
281.28
279.13
Spa Road Jn
20/09
20/12
282.60
280.47
North Kent East Jn
20/12
20/13
284.41
282.20
Lewisham [P4]
20/16
20/17
285.32
283.11
Blackheath
20/21
20/18
287.19
284.03
Charlton Jn
20/23
20/22
289.16
286.00
Woolwich Arsenal
20/27
20/27
295.14
291.78
Slade Green
20/35
20/37
296.26
292.34
Crayford Spur "A" Jn
20/36
20/39
296.56
293.40
Crayford Spur "B" Jn
20/38
20/41
297.42
294.26
Crayford
20/40
20/43
300.74
297.58
Sidcup
20/45
20/45
305.01
301.65
Lee
20/50
20/51
305.22
?
Lee Loop Jn
?
20/52
305.51
302.35
Lee Spur Jn
20/52
20/54
307.05
303.69
Grove Park
20/54
20/57
308.54
305.38
Bromley North [P1]
20.58 ~ 21.14
21.01 ~ 21.14
310.23
307.07
Grove Park
21/20
21/20
312.05
309.69
Hither Green [P1]
21/22
21/22
DIV
311.08
Lewisham
21/23
DIV
314.33
312.24
New Cross
21/25
21/26
314.78
312.67
North Kent East Jn
21/25
?
316.30
314.21
Spa Road Jn
21/27
?
317.31
315.22
London Bridge [P2]
21.32 ~ 21.45
21.31 ~ 21.44
318.32
316.23
Spa Road Jn
21/48
?
319.64
317.57
North Kent East Jn
21/49
?
320.29
318.20
New Cross
21/50
?
320.70
318.61
Tanners Hill Jn
21/51
21/50
321.45
319.36
Lewisham
21/53
21/52
323.04
320.74
Catford Bridge
21/56
?
325.05
322.76
New Beckenham
21/58
21/57
326.47
324.39
Elmers End
22.03 OP 22.08
22.01 ~ 22.08
328.38
326.29
Addiscombe
22.12 ~ 22.22
22.12 ~ 22.23
329.27
327.16
Woodside
22p25 ~ 22p35
22.26 ~ 22.34
330.29
328.19
Elmers End
22S43
22.38 ~ 22.43
331.71
329.62
New Beckenham
22/45
22/46
333.72
331.64
Catford Bridge
22/50
22/48
335.26
333.22
Lewisham [P1]
22/53
22/52
337.14
335.08
Nunhead
22/58
22/56
337.78
?
Peckham Rye
?
22/58
338.27
336.18
Crofton Road Jn
23/00
?
338.63
336.54
Denmark Hill
23/01
22/59
340.73
338.64
Voltaire Road Jn
23/04
?
341.18
339.09
Factory Jn
23/05
23/04
341.41
339.34
Stewarts Lane Jn
23/07
23/05
342.08
339.79
Battersea Pier Jn
23/09
?
342.79
340.70
London Victoria
23.11a
23.09a

Notes on Mileage Columns (from Alan Sheppard)
There were a couple of obvious errors in the mileages, the main ones marked with an asterisk (*) (i) 10 miles lost between Gatwick & Earlswood, (ii) Same mileages for Streatham North & South, (iii) Only mile put in for West Croydon to Norwood Junction instead of 1 miles.
So I have decided to do two columns.
The Left hand column shows the mileage according to Southern Region Quail (1st Edition, 1994). The Second column shows the mileage as printed on the timing sheet.

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