3rd August 1989
|Connecting DMU's Used||156407 out & 156414 back|
Route : 1Z37 throughout
|85023||Carlisle - (via WCML, Northampton) - Watford Junction - Camden Road - Stratford - Barking - Purfleet - Grays - Pitsea - Southend|
|85023||Southend - Pitsea - Grays - Upminster - Barking - (reverse of outward route) - Carlisle|
(1) Connecting DMU's ran from Barrow to ??? & back.
(2) Derek Thompson comments: This train was booked to be worked by an 86/2 loco throughout. The evening before the excursion the coaching stock came from Longsight and was booked to change engines at Preston to the loco to work the excursion. One of the excursion regulars was on nights at Preston the evening before and suggested the 85 was used instead. After a couple of phone calls to London to check that both sets of Anglian traincrews signed 85s the wrong engine was sent in error. This is believed to be the first time of two known occasions an 85 worked to Southend Central and it was only followed a few years later on the Roarer Requiem railtour.
85023 on arrival at Southend Central (photo: Derek Thompson)
Sources : Simon Reed & Derek Thompson
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Derek Thompson)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
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