23rd November 1997

B.L.S.
The Mountfield Pioneer

DEMU Used 201001 (60000+60529+70262+60501+60118)

Route : 1Z81 throughout

DEMU Route
201001 Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - West London Jn - Up Windsor Line - Nine Elms Jn - London Waterloo
201001 London Waterloo - Nine Elms Jn - Linford Street Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Dn Chatham Line - Brixton - Nunhead - Shortlands Jn - Dn Chatham Slow - Bickley Jn - St.Mary's Cray Jn - Dn Chatham Fast - Swanley - Otford Jn - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Wells Tunnel Jn (Cross to Up Reversible) - Tonbridge Wells - Strawberry Hill Tunnel - return to Down Line - Robertsbridge - Hastings
201001 Hastings - Washer Road to  Headshunt by St. Leonards Engineering
201001 Headshunt - Connex EMU Shed Road 3
201001 Connex EMU Shed Road 3 - St.Leonards Engineering ( inside shed )
201001 St.Leonards Engineering - Connex EMU Shed Road 3
201001 Connex EMU Shed Road 3 - Headshunt
201001 Headshunt - Direct to Down Bexhill (Not via Washer Road) - Hastings
201001 Hastings - Mountfield Sidings GF
201001 Mountfield Sidings GF - Mountfield Sidings (Siding No.4)
201001 Mountfield Sidings (Siding No.4) - Mountfield  British Gypsum end of line
201001 Mountfield  British Gypsum end of line - Mountfield Sidings - End of siding No.4
201001 End of siding  No.4 - Mountfield Sidings GF - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Chelsfield - Up Main Cross to Orpington [P5] - Cross to Up Fast - Bickley Jn - Beckenham Junction - New Beckenham - Catford Loop - Lewisham - St John's Reversible Line - New Cross - North Kent East Jn (Line 6) - London Bridge - Up Fast - London Charing Cross

Notes :
Due to late running of the ECS the first part of the tour - a  loop from Kensington Olympia  to Willesden - Hounslow - Twickenham and Clapham Jn  and back to Kensington Olympia  - was abandoned.

Sources : Paul Griffin & Alan Sheppard (both on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C.
Location
Booked
Actual
0.00
Kensington Olympia
08.30d

?

2.51
Latchmere No.2 Jn
08/36

?

3.17
Clapham Junction  [P5]
08.39a ~ 08.41d

?

6.30
Barnes
08/46

?

10.45
Twickenham
08/53

?

12.26
Whitton Jn
08/56

?

13.25
Hounslow
08/58

?

16.64
Old Kew Jn
09/03

?

17.26
Kew East Jn
09/06

?

18.10
South Acton
09/08

?

19.72
Acton Wells Jn
09/12

?

-
Willesden SW Sidings
09/14

?

20.28
Willesden West London Jn
09/15

?

20.57
Mitre Bridge Jn
09/17

?

21.14
North Pole Jn
09/18

?

23.02
Kensington Olympia
09.24a ~ 09.30d

?

25.53
Latchmere No.2 Jn
09/36

?

26.09
West London Jn
09/38

?

27.33
Nine Elms Jn
09/40

?

29.31
London Waterloo  [P.18]
09.44a ~ 10.00d
??.?? ~ 10.00
31.29
Nine Elms Jn
10/05
10.07 ~ 10.12
32.01
Linford Street Jn
10/07
10.14 ~ 10.16
32.34
Voltaire Road Jn
10/08
10/17
33.43
Brixton
10/10
10/19
34.19
Cambria Jn
10/11
10/21
36.25
Nunhead
10/14
?
41.22
Shortlands Jn
10/21
?
44.03
Bickley Jn
10/24
?
44.62
St. Mary Cray Jn
10/26
?
48.76
Swanley
10/31
10/40
56.24
Otford Jn
10/40
10.48 ~ 10.50
58.40
Sevenoaks  [P4]
10c46a ~ 10c47d
10.54 ~ 10.54
65.73
Tonbridge
10/58
11/05
-
Somerhill Tunnel
11/00
11.06 ~ 11.08
70.07
Wells Tunnel Jn
11/06
11/14
70.63
Tunbridge Wells  [P2]  [P1]
11*08a P2 11*14d
11.15 P1 11.16
-
Strawberry Hill Tunnel
11/16
11/19
75.54
Wadhurst
11/23
11/23
85.78
Robertsbridge
11/34
11/35
-
Mountfield Tunnel
11/38
11.37 ~ 11.40
97.10
West St. Leonards
11*56 ~ 11*58
11/53
97.20
Bo-Peep Jn
11/59
11/54
98.64
Hastings    [P3]   [P4]
12.03a ~ 12.20d
11.58 ~ 12.25
100.28
Bo-Peep Jn
12/24
12.31 ~ 12.32
101.24
St. Leonards Depot
12.26a ~
see below
-
Test Road Jn
Reverse
12.38 ~ 12.43
-
Connex Shed Road 3
Reverse
12.45 ~ 12.50
-
S.L.R.E. Shed Road 4
Break / Reverse / PS
12p52 ~ 14p12
-
Connex Shed Road 3
Reverse
14.14 ~ 14.16
-
Test Road Jn
Reverse
14.18 ~ 14.20
101.24
St. Leonards Depot
  ~ 14.10d
see above
102.20
Bo-Peep Jn
14/12
14/24
103.64
Hastings   [P2]
14.17a ~ 14.23d
14.27 ~ 14.30
105.28
Bo-Peep Jn
14/27
14/32
105.38
West St. Leonards
14*28a ~ 14*28d
?
114.19
Mountfield Sidings
14.43a ~
see below
-
Mountfield Jn
Reverse
14.48 ~ 14.51
-
Mountfield Sidings
Reverse
14.52 ~ 14.59
-
Mountfield (British Gypsum)
Reverse
15.07 ~ 15.15
-
Mountfield Sidings
Reverse
15.25 ~ 15.29
-
Mountfield Jn
Exit Signal
15.32 ~ 15.42
114.19
Mountfield Sidings
  ~ 15.43d
see above
-
Mountfield Tunnel
15/45
?
116.40
Robertsbridge
15/47
?
126.64
Wadhurst
15/58
?
-
Strawberry Hill Tunnel
?
16.04 ~ 16.10
131.55
Tunbridge Wells  [P1]
16*11 ~ 16*12
16/12
132.31
Wells Tunnel Jn
16/13
?
-
Somerhill Tunnel
16/18
?
136.45
Tonbridge    [P2]     [P1]
16a25a ~ 16c26d
16.20 ~ 16.25
143.78
Sevenoaks   [P3]    [P2]
16/37
16/37
146.60
Otford Jn
16/41
DIV
153.36
Swanley
16/51
DIV
157.50
St. Mary Cray Jn
16/55
DIV
DIV
Orpington   [P5]
DIV
16.50 ~ 16.53
158.29
Bickley Jn
16/56
16/56
161.10
Shortlands Jn  [P1]
17/03
16/59
162.14
Beckenham Junction
17c05a ~ 17c05d
17.01 ~ 17.04
162.66
New Beckenham
17/07
17/06
166.26
Lewisham  [P1]
17/12
17/10
167.41
New Cross
17/15
17/12
168.04
North Kent East Jn
17/15
?
169.38
Spa Road Jn
17/18
?
170.39
London Bridge  [P6]
17.20a ~ 17.21d
17/24
170.78
Metropolitan Jn
17/23
?
172.29
London Charing Cross  [P4]
17.28a
17.30a

Notes From Timing Sheet :
The 32 milepost (from Brighton) adjoins St. Leonards depot and this is taken as the distance point for the depot.
Mileage figures do not allow for distance covered on the British Gypsum Line at Mountfield,
which is over a mile each way.

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