5th March 1988

Hertfordshire Railtours
Sunny South Express

Tour cancelled on the day due to either the non-availability of D200 ('not fit') and/or an industrial dispute.

Planned traction :

Loco D200
Stock 'ETHEL' unit + 8 vehicles (VB): set BN940

Planned route : 1Z31 throughout

Loco Booked Route
D200 London Victoria - Stewarts lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - East Croydon - Redhill - Tonbridge - Ashford - Dover Priory - Deal - Ramsgate - Margate - Faversham - Gillingham - Swanley - St Mary Cray Jn - Shortlands Jn - Herne Hill - Brixton - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Streatham North Jn - Streatham South Jn - Mitcham Jn - Sutton - Epsom - Leatherhead - Clandon - Guildford - Havant - Botley - Eastleigh - Basingstoke - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Andy Hoskins comments: Hertfordshire Railtours were due to run one of the Class 40 farewell tours on this date. D200 was at Stratford for repairs to the bodywork/repainting. However, on the day of the tour, an industrial dispute (believed to be the drivers at Stratford) meant D200 could not be provided. As this happened on the day of the tour, Hertfordshire Railtours turned up a London Victoria to let everyone know what had happened. Since the tour was cancelled at the very last minute, everyone who turned up was handed the railtour brochure and timing sheet! John Broderick on the other hand noted the reason for the tour being cancelled simply as 'D200 not fit'.

Sources : Andy Hoskins & John Broderick

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Broderick)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Victoria 09.47d
1.36 Stewarts Lane Jn 09/52
1.66 Longhedge Jn 09/54
2.20 Pouparts Jn 09/56
2.73 Clapham Junction 09/58
4.68 Balham 10/02
10.17 Windmill Bridge Jn 10/09
10.56 East Croydon 10/10
14.48 Stoats Nest Jn 10/15
21.04 Redhill 10/25
10.60 Tonbridge 10/51
46.03 Paddock Wood 10/57
56.38 Headcorn 11/09
67.27 Ashford 11c20 ~ 11c21
81.11 Folkestone Central 11/35
88.44 Dover Priory 11/45
89.35 Buckland Jn 11/47
93.35 Martin Mill 11/53
97.64 Deal 11p59a ~ 12p15d
101.74 Sandwich 12/20
110.21 Ramsgate 12/32
115.53 Margate 12/41
126.64 Herne Bay 12/53
137.45 Faversham 13p05a ~ 13p20d
144.63 Sittingbourne 13/29
153.47 Gillingham 13/45
162.51 Sole Street 13/55
172.11 Swanley 14/05
176.25 St Mary Cray Jn 14/09
177.04 Bickley Jn 14/10
179.65 Shortlands Jn 14/14
185.46 Herne Hill 14/22
186.28 Brixton 14/23
187.61 Factory Jn 14/26
188.20 Longhedge Jn 14/28
189.27 Clapham Junction 14c31 ~ 14c33
191.22 Balham Jn 14/39
192.64 Streatham North Jn 14/41
193.13 Streatham South Jn 14/42
195.32 Mitcham Jn 14/46
198.58 Sutton 14/56
202.56 Epsom 15c06 ~ 15c07
206.48 Leatherhead 15/13
210.59 Effingham Junction 15/23
214.75 Clandon 15p30a ~ 15p45d
219.39 Guildford 15c51 ~ 15c52
220.54 Shalford Jn 15/55
232.11 Haslemere 16/10
244.03 Petersfield 16/20
255.47 Havant 16c33 ~ 16c34
258.44 Farlington Jn 16/39
259.17 Cosham 16/42
265.32 Fareham 16/54
270.61 Botley 17p02a ~ 17p22d
276.18 Eastleigh 17c31 ~ 17c34
283.14 Winchester 17/44
299.32 Worting Jn 18/01
301.72 Basingstoke 18/04
325.26 Woking 18/26
337.50 Surbiton 18/38
345.59 Clapham Junction 18/50
349.53 Waterloo 18.57a


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