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INTRODUCTION:

As expected the train from Newhaven Marine didn't make the 1987 timetable, loading had been at best very low. I had travelled on the last working with a friend and we were the only people who got off at the Marine station and we were both staff. The miserable conductor wouldn't even let us travel back on the ECS to Brighton! 55 mins in the pub before the next train.

The train now started from Brighton 10 minutes later which was a bonus for me. By this date I was Chief Clerk at Haywards Heath Travel Centre ( its now the florists ) and a 0700 start gave you loco haulage to work. The Buffet car was usually open on departure and if I was late a "ding" breakfast was available to scoff prior to alighting just 15 minutes later. On Sundays the early departure was withdrawn completely.

 


TIMETABLE and ROUTE:

The 0635 departure lost its Stafford stop but gained Milton Keynes. The mid morning departure from Brighton was retimed about 25 minutes earlier and did not run via Birmingham. The afternoon departure was retimed an hour or so later. The evening departure was now via Birmingham to Manchester.   The Sunday morning departure was accelerated by around 30 minutes with the afternoon departure balancing that by being approx 20 minutes slower and diverted to Manchester.

 

Southbound the first service of the day was now a rather bizarre 0305 from Manchester to Brighton via Birmingham this picked up the path of the previous years 0520 departure from Wolverhampton, south of Birmingham. The early morning departure from Manchester now started from Liverpool and was routed via Birmingham arriving in Brighton about 90 minutes later. The midday departure from Manchester was now about 20 minutes earlier throughout and included at stop at Haywards Heath at going home time! The afternoon departure from Piccadilly was retimed 20 minutes later.

The Dover trains were also retimed to give a better spread of departures with one service running via the Medway towns. The morning service started from Canterbury East at 0904 after acquiring a Section CB WTT, I found that the stock for this  originated as 5M02: 06+15 Euston Down Carriage sidings to Canterbury East.

There was still an odd Reading to Olympia service, now just on a Saturday, the WTT confirms this was formed of a DMU.

Thanks to Steve Carter for spotting that 1O66 on a Sunday called at Harrow & Wealdstone and that 1O29 called at Sevenoaks during the timetable period.

 

11th May 1987 to 15th May 1988

M-S

M-S

M-S SO

M-S

M-S M-S

M-S

SUN

SUN

SUN

Headcode

1M34

1M50

1M02 1V48

1M00

1M22 1M31

1M13

1M50

1M04

1M13

Notes

 B

B

BC D

B

B B

B

 B

BE

B

Timing Load

D315/

E315

D315/ E315

D315/ E315

D2

D315/

E315

D315/

E315

D315/

E315

D315/

E315

D315/

E315

D385/ E350

D315/

E315

Dover Western Docks           1355 1754     1345  
Dover Priory           1402          
Canterbury East     0904     1421          
Folkestone Central     0939       1806     1358  
Ashford     0956       1820     1414  
Tonbridge     1023       1844        
Faversham           1434          
Chatham           1454          
Bromley South     1058     1522 1912     1512  

Brighton

0635

0952

   

1322

   

1825

1053

 

1723

Haywards Heath

0650

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

Gatwick

0707

10u17

   

13u47

   

18u57

1117

 

1752

Redhill

 

 

   

 

   

1910

 

 

 

East Croydon

0723

10u35

   

14u05

   

1925

1135

 

1810

Clapham Jct

0735

10u49

   

14u19

   

19u39

1148

 

1824

Kensington Olympia

0743

1057

1122 1134

1427

1546 1935

1953

1202

1545

1837

Reading       1212              

Watford Jct

0816

 

   

 

1621 2006

2032

1241

1616

1916

Milton Keynes

0840

1151

1212  

1521 

  2030

2056

1316

 

1943

Rugby

 

 

   

1549

   

 

 

 

 

Coventry

 

  1256  

 

1718  

2132

1406

 

2024

Birmingham Int

 

  1306  

 

1729  

2143

1416

 

2035

Birmingham New St arr

 

  1321  

 

1743  

2157

1435

 

2052

Birmingham New St dep

 

  1324  

 

1755  

2205

1437

 

2055

Sandwell & Dudley

 

     

 

1803  

2214

 

 

 

Wolverhampton

 

  1341  

 

1813  

2224

1456

 

2112

Stafford

 

1256

1358  

1629

1831 2131

2239

 

 

2127

Crewe

 

1324

1429  

1701

1858 2155

 

 

1803

 

Stoke

0952

     

 

   

2306 

1554

 

2153 

Macclesfield

1013

     

 

   

2334

1613

 

2212

Wilmslow

  13s46    

 

  22s16

 

 

 

 

Stockport

10s29

13s56

   

 

  22s26

00s01

17s30

 

22s28

Manchester Piccadilly

1037

1405

   

 

  2234

0010

1738

 

2238

Runcorn

 

 

1450  

1721

19s18    

 

1824

 

Liverpool Lime Street

 

 

1517  

1743

1939    

 

1845

 

B = Buffet

C = Stock comes ECS from Euston Down carriage sidings departs 0615 as 5O02, Mon to Fri. Saturdays starts Willesden CS 0630.

D = DMU runs until 3rd October 1987.

E = Train ran as 1M22 from 11th October 1987

 

 

11th May 1987 to 15th May 1988

M-S

M-S SO

M-S

M-S

M-S

M-S

SUN

SUN

SUN

Headcode

1O60

1O29 1M10

1O66

1O96

1O74

1O90

1O66

1O28

1O90

Notes

 B

B D

B

B

B

B

 BH

BC

 B

Timing Load

E315/

D315

E315/

D315

D2

E315/

D315

E315/

D315

E315/

D315

E315/

D315

E315/

D315

D315

E315/

D315

Liverpool Lime Street

     

0720

1030          

Runcorn

     

0737

1047          

Manchester Piccadilly

0305

0740      

1155

1640

 

 

1539

Stockport

0314

07u48      

1203

16u48

 

 

15u47

Macclesfield

 

08u00      

1216

1700

 

 

1559

Stoke

 

0820      

1236

1721

 

 

1619

Crewe

0354

   

0801 

1111

 

 

 

 

 

Stafford

0423

   

0822

1132

1258

 

 

 

1641

Wolverhampton

0446

   

0840

 

1315

 

0700

 

1701

Sandwell & Dudley

 

   

0851

 

1325

 

 

 

1711 

Birmingham New St arr

0502

   

0903

 

1337

 

0715

 

1721

Birmingham New St dep

0539

   

0906

 

1341

 

0718

 

1726

Birmingham International

0548

   

0916

 

1351

 

0727

 

1736

Coventry

0559

   

0929

 

1403

 

0738

 

1746

Rugby

0622

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milton Keynes

0650

0932  

1004

1233

 

1833

0829  

 

Watford Jct

0718

0956  

1028

1301

1505

1858

0906  

1846

Harrow & Wealdstone               0913w    
Reading     0934              

Kensington Olympia

0753

1029 1020

1104

1337

1538

1930

0950 1033

1921

Clapham Jct

08s02

   

11s14

 

15s46

19s41

10s09  

19s30

East Croydon

0817

   

1127

 

1602

1958

10s27  

19s57

Redhill

 

   

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

Gatwick

0834

   

1147

 

1626

2038

10s46

 

20s16

Haywards Heath

 

   

 

 

1640

2053

 

 

 

Brighton

0858

   

1217

 

1654

2110

1115

 

2048

Bromley South   1057     1400       1057  
Sevenoaks   1113                
Chatham         1427          
Favershan         1446          
Tonbridge   1121                
Canterbury East         1500          
Ashford   1147             1152  
Folkestone Central   1203             1209  
Dover Priory         1518          
Dover Western Docks   1218     1527       1221  

B = Buffet

C = Stock comes ECS from Euston Down carriage sidings departs 0930.

D = DMU runs until 3rd October 1987.

H = Also calls at Harrow & Wealdstone.

w = 11th October 1987 to 15th May 1988.

 


LOCOMOTIVES:

Class 47/4's worked between the coast and West London Junction ( Mitre Bridge ) with class 86's and 87's north of. Substitution with other diesel classes was very rare.


STOCK:

The Working Timetable confirms most trains booked for D315 and E315 timing load which is 9 cars. 1M04/1M22 booked for D385 which is 11 cars.


PHOTOS:

1987 service leaflet. This is a southeast  biased leaflet. Intercity 21st birthday logo. Cover and pages 3-5, timetable and fares to Paris and Brussels.

P04440A(P04760B/A250/6.87/PlanSPL/Del2)

Authors collection.

1987 service leaflet. This is a southeast  biased leaflet. Pages 2 and 6-8, example train fares, route map and information.

For the 1986 there were certainly North West and London based versions, so I expect they exist for 1987 too.

Authors collection.

A later Inter-City Swift Carriage label for the 0305 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton service. Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 0635 M-S Brighton to  Manchester Piccadilly.

BR21717/41 IC2104

 Authors collection.

47612 'Titan' gets 1M50 the

0952 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly away from Gatwick.

Great mix of coach types and liveries.

Photo taken May 1987.

Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

Another shot of 47612 'Titan' this time working 1M13 the 1826 Brighton to Liverpool Lime Street. The train is captured getting away from Redhill. This station stop was largely to pick up mail and parcels traffic for the North West.

Photo taken May 1987.

Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

 

Large Logo 47458 pauses at Kensington Olympia with an unidentified northbound service.

Slide dated 18th July 1987.

Copyright www.the-transport-photo-interchange-co.uk 

Used with permission.

 

Large Logo 47447 pauses at Kensington Olympia with an unidentified southbound service.

Slide dated 18th July 1987.

Copyright www.the-transport-photo-interchange-co.uk 

Used with permission.

 

A very smart looking 47620 'Windsor Castle' is captured at Kensington Olympia with an unidentified northbound service.

Photo taken 18th July 1987

www.the-transport-photo-interchange.co.uk

Used with permission.

An unidentified class 47/4 arrives at Gatwick Airport with the 1640 Manchester to Brighton service.

Photo taken summer 1987.

Photograph by the Author

Carriage label for the 1640 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton service. Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 1640 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton. This is a later version which included the new Inter-City Swift  logo.

Authors collection.

47500 'Great Western' snakes over the pointwork at the northern end of  Kensington Olympia whilst working 1O29 the 0925 Manchester to Dover Western Docks. Only platform 2 was being used by the mainline trains at this point in time.

Used with permission.

Photographer Colin. P. Brooks.

47500 'Great Western' arrives at Kensington Olympia whilst working 1O29 the 0925 Manchester to Dover Western Docks.

Used with permission.

Photo taken Monday 17th August 1987

Photographer  Colin. P. Brooks..

 

Waiting to depart Olympia is 47500 'Great Western' with 1O29 the 0925 Manchester to Dover Western Docks. After this follows a tour through several little used ( by passenger trains ) junctions. For several more photos of this part of London check out more of Colins' photo.

Used with permission.

Photo taken Monday 17th August 1987

Photographer  Colin. P. Brooks.

 

47500 on 1O29 the 0925 Manchester to Dover Western Docks waits time at Bromley South (as part of the 1 day Travel Card you could do the 47's from Kensington Olympia to Bromley South and Return)

Photo taken Monday 17th August 1987

Photographer  Colin. P. Brooks.

Used with permission.

 

47620 'Windsor Castle' is captured at Kensington Olympia with an unidentified service

Photo taken 18th July 1987

www.the-transport-photo-interchange.co.uk

Used with permission.

47611 'Thames' pauses at Clapham Junction during August 1987 with 1M50 the 0952 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly.

Photographer Carl Hodgkinson.

Used with permission.

Carriage label for the 0952 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly service.

Authors collection.

87006 "Glasgow Garden Festival" is at Birmingham International on 1O74 the 1155 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton.

Photo taken 28th August 1987.

Photographer John Elliott.

Used with permission.

47628 'Sir Daniel Gooch' near Swanley with

 1M22 the 1355 Dover Western Docks to Manchester Piccadilly.

Photo taken Tuesday 29th September 1987.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

47609 'Fire Fly' waits to depart Clapham Junction with 1M00 the 1322 Brighton to Liverpool Lime Street. No issue regarding overlength trains then as the driver looks back for the 'RA'.

 Photo taken 1st October 1987.

Photographer unknown/ Authors collection

Later the same day 47609 'Fire Fly' is captured  returning from Mitre Bridge Junction with 1O74 the 1155 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton.

 Photo taken 1st October 1987.

Photographer unknown/ Authors collection

In this photo 86103 'Andre Chapelon' has just arrived at Mitre Bridge Junction with 1O66 the 0720 Liverpool Lime Street to Dover Western. 47513 waits in the siding to take the train forward on to the Southern region.

 Photo taken 3rd October 1987.

Photographer Michael J Collins

Used with permission.

 Class 47 No. 47513 'Severn' is taking over haulage of 1O66 the 0720 Liverpool Lime Street to Dover Western Docks at Mitre Bridge Junction.

 Photo taken 3rd October 1987.

Photographer Michael J Collins

Used with permission.

Carriage label for the 0720 Liverpool Lime Street to Brighton service.

Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 0700 Sundays only  Wolverhampton to Brighton service which shows the unique Harrow stop.

Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 0700SUO Wolverhampton to Brighton service which shows the unique Harrow stop.

Image from Steve Carter 

Used with permission.

Waiting for the 'RA' 47537 'County of Gwynedd' sits at  Dover Western Docks with 1M22 the 1355 to Liverpool Lime Street. 

Photo taken 15th October 1987.

Photographer Richard Boyd.

Used with permission.

 

Large Logo 47518 arrives at Canterbury East with 1M22 the 1355 Dover Western Docks to Liverpool Lime Street service. Note the mismatched loco numbers.

Photo dated November 1987.

Photographer unknown.

Authors collection..

47567 ' Red Star' pauses at Clapham Junction with 1M00 the 1322 Brighton to Liverpool Lime Street . No problem about stopping at short platforms back in 1987.

Photo taken on 11th November 1987.

Photographer David Ford

Used with permission.

87006 ' City of Glasgow' at Coventry  with 1O74

the 1155 working from  Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton.

Photo taken on 5th December 1987.

Photographer Jason Shergold

Used with permission.

Carriage label for the 1155 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton service.

Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 1155 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton service. Later Inter-City swift version.

Authors collection.

47629 heads 1O96 the 1030 Liverpool Lime Street  to Dover Western Docks at Mitre Bridge Junction.

Photo taken 5th February 1988

Photographer Michael J Collins

Used with permission.

Scotrails 47637 'Springburn' waits at Bromley South whilst working 1O96 the 1030 Liverpool Lime Street to

Dover Western Docks.

Photo Taken 19th February 1988.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

Another view of Scotrail 47637 'Springburn' waiting at Bromley South whilst working 1O96 the 1030 Liverpool Lime Street to

Dover Western Docks.

Photo Taken 19th February 1988.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

Scotrails 47637 'Springburn' was a popular engine this day as this is yet another view of the loco whilst working 1O96 the 1030 Liverpool Lime Street to Dover Western Docks. 

This time taken at Canterbury East.

Photo Taken 19th February 1988.

Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 1030 Liverpool Lime Street to Dover Western Docks service. Later Inter-City swift version.

Authors collection.

47560 'Tamar' passes Swanley with

1M22 the 1355 Dover Western Docks to Liverpool Lime Street. Photo taken Thursday 10th March 1988.

Photographer Graham Walker

Used with permission.

47621 'Royal County of Berkshire' arrives at Clapham Junction with 1O66 the 0720 Liverpool Lime Street to Brighton.

 Photo taken 26th March 1988.

Photographer Dennis Taylor

Used with permission.

47621 'Royal County of Berkshire' is captured a little further in it's journey at East Croydon with 1O66 the 0720 Liverpool Lime Street to Brighton.

 Photo taken 26th March 1988.

www.the-transport-photo-interchange.co.uk

Used with permission.

47553 at Petts Wood Junction  with 1O29 the 0740 Manchester Piccadilly to Dover Western Docks.

Photo taken 19th April 1988.

Photographer Graham Walker

Used with permission.

47513 'Severn' passes Shepherds Well, working 1O96 the 1030 Liverpool Lime Street to Dover Western Docks.

Photo taken 20th April 1988.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

47527 passes Dover Ferry sidings with 1M04

the 1355 Dover Western Docks to Liverpool Lime Street.

 Photo taken Wednesday 20th April 1988.

Photographer Graham Walker

Used with permission.

The driver of 47611'Thames' looks back for the 'tip' from the conductor at Folkestone Central. The service is 1M31 the 1754 Dover Western Docks to Manchester Piccadilly.

 Photo taken April 1988.

Photographer Ewan Wood / Authors collection.

33015 makes a change from the ubiquitous class 47's as it passes Hassocks whilst working 1M13 the 1825 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly service.

                 Photo taken 6th May 1988.

Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

47622 'Institute of Mechanical Engineers' arrives at Clapham Junction with 1O74 the 1155 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton. The train is largely out of sight on the reverse curves of the West London line platform. 47622 would have taken over the train at Mitre Bridge Jct. 

              Photo taken 7th May 1988.

Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 1322 Brighton to Liverpool Lime Street service.

Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 1825 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly.

BR21717/41 IC2107

Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 1723 SUO Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly.

BR21717/41 IC2108

Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 0700 Sundays only  Wolverhampton to Brighton service.

Authors collection.

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