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1988 - 1989

Scotland welcomes the Sussex Scot.

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INTRODUCTION:

After a couple of fairly static years 1988 saw another round of changes and a major cut back in services, the expected traffic on the Inter-city cross London service had failed to materialise. The basic service was reduced to a daily round trip between Liverpool and Folkestone, a daily Manchester to Brighton round trip and the highlight of the timetable the introduction of  'the 'Sussex Scot' a daily service between Brighton and Edinburgh / Glasgow. 


TIMETABLE and ROUTE:

The inwards service from Manchester formed an afternoon departure for Scotland which gave a very late arrival.

The Sussex Scot doesn't gain it's 1S76 running number for another year.

Most services were once again routed via the Thames Valley.

Saturdays saw the Brighton services running to and from Eastbourne. This in many ways was a modern version of the SAGA holiday trains that ran in the 1970's.

Sundays saw the summer Manchester to Brighton service routed via Chester and Shrewsbury. From the winter this train started from Edinburgh and ran Glasgow and then via Dumfries. The northbound Sunday services got no further than Manchester.

There was no service to or from Kent on winter Sundays.

On Friday nights during the summer months a Manchester to Weymouth service was routed via Olympia and Gatwick to resurrect an overnight service to the airport. There was a booked crew change at Hove.

The GBTT also showed up 1O07 0608 Bolton to Poole and 1M93 1341 Poole to Bolton routed via Olympia ( not stopping ) on Saturdays 21st May to 1st October 1988.

 

16th May 1988 to 14th May 1989

M-F(S)

M-F(S)

M-F(S)

SO

SO

SO

SUN

SUN

SUN

SUN

Headcode

1M50

1S87

1M31

1M85

1S87

1M22

1M15

1M50

1M50

1M22

Notes

BC

BCS

BC

BD

BD

BD

AB

BFX

AB

A

Timing load

D350/E315

D350/E455

D210

D350/E455

D350/E455

D210

D350

D350

D210

D210

Folkestone Central

 

 

1718

 

 

 

 

 

 

1645

Dover Western Docks

 

 

 

 

 

1355

 

 

 

 

Dover Priory

 

 

1732

 

 

1402

 

 

 

1700

Canterbury East

 

 

1751

 

 

1421

 

 

 

1721

Faversham

 

 

1804

 

 

1434

 

 

 

1733

Chatham

 

 

1824

 

 

1454

 

 

 

1755

Bromley South

 

 

1853

 

 

1522

 

 

 

1830

Brighton

0845

1315

 

 

 

 

1322

1622

1722

 

Eastbourne

 

 

 

0955

1355

 

 

 

 

 

Lewes

 

 

 

1013

1413

 

 

 

 

 

Haywards Heath

0900

1332

 

1032

1432

 

1337

1637

1737

 

Gatwick Airport

0914

13u47

 

1047

1447

 

1352

1652

1752

 

East Croydon

0932

1406

 

1106

1506

 

1410

1710

1810

 

Clapham Junction

0944

1423

 

1123

1523

 

1424

1724

1824

 

Kensington Olympia

0954

1436

1918

1133

1533

1545

1434

1734

1834

1909

Watford Junction

1022

 

 

 

1601

 

 

 

 

1950

Milton Keynes

 

 

 

1222

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slough

 

1457

 

 

 

 

1501

 

 

 

Reading

 

1514

1950

 

 

1623

1532

1822

 

 

Didcot Parkway

 

1542

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxford

 

1610

2020

 

 

1656

1608

1854

 

 

Banbury

 

1634

2040

 

 

1719

1634

1917

 

 

Leamington Spa

 

1655

2100

 

 

1739

1653

1939

 

 

Coventry

1126

1713

2118

1301

1701

1757

1710

1955

2014

2048

Birmingham International

1137

1727

2130

1311

1712

1809

1727

2008

2027

2059

Birmingham New Street arr

11s50

1742

2144

 

1726

1823

1741

2022

2045

2115

Birmingham New Street dep

 

1756

2159

1329

1740

1827

1756

2036

 

2120

Sandwell & Dudley

 

 

2207

 

 

1835

 

 

 

 

Wolverhampton

1215

1815

2221

1349

1758

1847

1812

2056

 

2138

Stafford

1232

 

2238

1405

 

1903

1829

 

 

 

Stoke on Trent

1252

 

 

1428

 

 

1858

2131

 

 

Macclesfield

1312

 

 

1448

 

 

1921

2154

 

 

Crewe

 

1855

2304

 

1844

1933

 

 

 

 

Runcorn

 

 

2331

 

 

1956

 

 

 

 

Liverpool Lime Street

 

 

2354

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Stockport

13s27

 

 

15s06

 

 

19s36

22s08

 

 

Manchester Piccadilly

1337

 

 

1516

 

 

1947

2218

 

 

Warrington Bank Quay

 

1918

 

 

1905

 

 

 

 

 

Wigan  Northwestern

 

1930

 

 

1921

 

 

 

 

 

Preston

 

1951

 

 

1942

 

 

 

 

 

Lancaster

 

2010

 

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

Carlisle

 

2107

 

 

2101

 

 

 

 

 

Lockerbie

 

2131

 

 

2131

 

 

 

 

 

Carstairs

 

2211

 

 

2211 

 

 

 

 

 

Motherwell

 

22s30

 

 

22s27

 

 

 

 

 

Glasgow Central

 

2248

 

 

2245

 

 

 

 

 

Haymarket

 

22s48E

 

 

22s48E

 

 

 

 

 

Edinburgh Waverley

 

2252E

 

 

2252E

 

 

 

 

 

A = Until 2nd October 1988

B = Buffet

C = also runs Saturdays from 8th October 1988

D = until 1st October 1988

E = Edinburgh Waverley portion detached at Carstairs running number 1B29.

F = From the 9th October 1988

S = The Sussex Scot

X = The working timetable area CD shows this train running via the WCML and terminating at New Street. Further investigation required.

 

 

16th May 1988 to 14th May 1989

M-F(S)

M-F(S)

M-F(S)

FO

SO

SO

SO

SUN

SUN

SUN

SUN

Headcode

 1O99

 1O66

 1O90

1O02

 1O99

 1O66

 1O90

 1O66

 1O66

1O66

 1O90

Notes

B

BF

BFS

BW

AB

AB

AB

N

BC

BD

B

Timing load

D210

E455/

D350

E455/

D350

D315

D210

E455/

D350

E455/

D350

E315/

D245

D385

D385

E455/

D385

Edinburgh Waverley

 

 

1044E

 

 

 

1044E

 

 

 

1145

Haymarket

 

 

1047E

 

 

 

1047E

 

 

 

1149

Glasgow Central

 

 

1050

 

 

 

1050

 

 

 

1330

Motherwell

 

 

11u06

 

 

 

11u06

 

 

 

 

Carstairs

 

 

1126

 

 

 

1126

 

 

 

 

Dumfries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1503

Annan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1520

Carlisle

 

 

1224

 

 

 

1224

 

 

 

1557

Penrith

 

 

1241

 

 

 

1241

 

 

 

1614

Oxenholme

 

 

1310

 

 

 

1310

 

 

 

1643

Lancaster

 

 

1327

 

 

 

1327

 

 

 

1701

Preston

 

 

1350

 

 

 

1350

 

 

 

1722

Wigan Northwestern

 

 

1405

 

 

 

1405

 

 

 

1736

Warrington

 

 

1419

 

 

 

1419

 

 

 

1749

Liverpool Lime Street

0603

 

 

 

0603

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runcorn

0620

 

 

 

0620

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester Piccadilly

 

0718

 

2325

 

0718

 

 

0923

0850

 

Stockport

 

07u26

 

23u33

 

07u26

 

 

09u33

09u00

 

Wilmslow

 

07u34

 

 

 

07u34

 

 

0942

0909

 

Crewe

0651

0801

1448

 

0647

0801

1448

 

1008

0936

1819

Chester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1004

 

Shrewsbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1016

 

Macclesfield

 

 

 

2345

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stoke on Trent

 

 

 

0005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stafford

0714

0822

 

0026

0710

0822

 

 

1035

 

 

Wolverhampton

0732

0841

1528

0044

0728

0841

1528

0712

1100

1100

1901

Sandwell & Dudley

0742

 

 

 

0740

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birmingham New Street arr

0753

0902

1548

0104

0753

0902

1548

0738

1127

1119

1919

Birmingham New Street dep

0801

0906

1611

0120

0801

0906

1611

0741

1143

1130

1941

Birmingham International

0813

0917

1623

 

0813

0917

1623

0751

1154

 

1953

Coventry

0830

0930

1636

 

0830

0930

1636

0803

1206

 

2007

Leamington Spa

0851

 

1653

 

0851

 

1653

 

 

 

2025

Banbury

0911

 

1715

 

0911

 

1715

 

 

 

2048

Oxford

0938

 

1748

 

0938

 

1748

 

 

 

2117

Reading

1007

 

1819

 

1007

 

1819

 

 

 

2149

Slough

 

 

1838

 

 

 

1838

 

 

 

 

Watford Junction

 

1025

 

 

 

1025

 

0917

 

 

 

Kensington Olympia

1044

1056

1901

 

1044

1056

1901

0955

1353

1353

2231

Clapham Junction

 

11s14

19s09

 

 

11s14

19s14

 

14s12

14s12

22s42

East Croydon

 

1128

1928

 

 

1133

1933

 

14s38

14s38

23s01

Gatwick Airport

 

1148

1948

0353

 

1150

1950

 

14s56

14s56

23s19

Haywards Heath

 

1202

2002

 

 

1205

2005

 

15s08

15s08

23s30

Brighton

 

1220

2020

 

 

 

 

 

1523

1523

2345

Lewes

 

 

 

 

 

1220

2020

 

 

 

 

Eastbourne

 

 

 

 

 

1242

2039

 

 

 

 

Bromley South

1132

 

 

 

1132

 

 

1029

 

 

 

Chatham

1158

 

 

 

1158

 

 

1057

 

 

 

Faversham

1216

 

 

 

1216

 

 

1115

 

 

 

Canterbury East

1230

 

 

 

1229

 

 

1132

 

 

 

Dover Priory

1248

 

 

 

1249

 

 

1152

 

 

 

Dover Western Docks

 

 

 

 

1257

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folkestone Central

1302

 

 

 

 

 

 

1202

 

 

 

A = Until 1st October 1988

B = Buffet

C = Until 14th August 1988

D = From 21/8 to 2/10

E = Portion from Edinburgh Waverley attached at Carstairs runs as 1C70.

F = Also runs Saturdays from 8th October 1988.

N =  21/8 to 2/10 runs as 1O00 departs Wolverhampton 0653, New Street 0711-0716, Nuneaton 0753 , Rugby 0809 then as booked from Watford Jct. Does not call at Birmingham International or Coventry. Timing load D245.

S = The Sussex Scot

W = to Weymouth, also calls at Hove (0425 for crew change only) then Havant, Southampton, Brockenhurst, Bournemouth, Poole, Wareham and Dorchester South.

 

 

 


LOCOMOTIVES:

Class 47/4's were the norm between the coast and Birmingham if routed via Reading, or Mitre Bridge if routed via Watford. The Folkestone service appears to have been diesel hauled throughout as does the 1622 ex Brighton on a winter Sunday.

Any class of ac electric locomotive could be on the train onwards we have proof of classes 81, 85, 86 and 87. I think by 1988 the class 82-83 were restricted to ECS work at Euston and Class 84 had been withdrawn. As can be seen from the Photos below include very rare class 31 haulage with a diverted train over the Settle and Carlisle line and a not quite so rare class 33/2 on the Sussex Scot at Eastbourne.


STOCK:

From the photographic evidence and the red lines in my ABC coaching stock the train was mainly formed of Mk2de with Mk1 BG and Mk2c BFK's.

Formation appears to be 10 cars BG BFK TSO TSO TSO RB TSO TSO TSO BFK, although from the photos I have of the Kent trains they seem to have a short 6 car formation. WTT's confirm this train was timed as D210 which is a maximum 7 cars.

The new Executive livery was appearing at a rapid pace through the year.

 


PHOTOS:

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1988 was the start of the Sussex Scot service. Here are the front and rear of a timetable leaflet issued by Intercity. 

Many thanks to Steve Carter for supplying the copy.

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47469 'Glasgow Chamber of Commerce' passes

St Mary Cray Junction working

1O99 the 0603 Liverpool Lime Street to Folkestone Central.

Photo taken Tuesday 17th May 1988.

Photographer Graham Walker.

 Used with permission.

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87018 'Lord Nelson' powers through Low Gill in charge of

1O90 the 1050 Glasgow to Eastbourne service.

Photo taken  21st May 1988.

Photographer Paul Wesley.

Used with permission.

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Carriage label for the 1050 Glasgow to Eastbourne dated Saturday service. Authors collection

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On the first day of operation large Logo 47451 has just got the road at Eastbourne and is about to depart with 1S87 the 1355 to  Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Photograph taken 30th May 1988.

Photographer Jason Shergold.

 Used with permission.

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47645 'Robert F. Fairlie' with load 10 in tow passes South Moreton with 1S87 the 1315 Brighton to Glasgow and Edinburgh service, "The Sussex Scot".

Photograph taken 30th May 1988.

Photographer Paul Wesley.

Used with permission.

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What a glorious day for some fishing and grabbing some numbers.

Class 47, 47575 'City of Hereford' passes Acton over the GWML  with 1S87 the 1355 Eastbourne to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Photo taken 18th June 1988.

Photographer Michael .J. Collins.

Used with permission.

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Up north it's not such a nice day but just as interesting. 47423 is seen here dragging 87001 'Royal Scot' through Standish with 1O90 the 1050 Glasgow Central to Eastbourne.

Photo taken Saturday 18th June 1988.

Photographer Carl Hodgkinson.

Used with permission.

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No air-conditioning today as 47201 passes North Pole Junction signalbox with 1S87 the 1355 Eastbourne to Glasgow & Edinburgh.

Photo taken on 25th June 1988.

Photographer Michael Collins.

Used with permission.

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Carriage label for the 1355 Dated Saturdays

service from Eastbourne to Glasgow. Authors collection

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Carriage label for the 1355 Dated Saturdays

service from Eastbourne to Edinburgh. Authors collection

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47475 arrives at Kensington Olympia with 1O66 the 0718 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton, just as a train of tank wagons passes through the centre road.  The note on the slide reads 0801 from Crewe to Brighton as this is a weekday maybe there had been an incident to necessitate the alteration.

Photo taken 30th June 1988.

Photographer Geoff Edwards / Authors Collection

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Carriage label for the 0718 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton service. Authors collection

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At one of the most famous railway locations, Sonning cutting, large logo 47512 is at the head of 1S87 the 1315 Brighton to Glasgow and  Edinburgh working  "The Sussex Scot".

Photo taken 31st June 1988.

Photographer Paul Wesley.

Used with permission.

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Caught again on camera a few days later 47512 departs from Kensington Olympia with 1O90 the 1050 Glasgow Central to Eastbourne.

 Photo taken 2nd July 1988.

Photographer Jason Shergold.

 Used with permission.

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Carriage label for the 1050 Glasgow to Brighton portion. Authors collection

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47652 waits at Kensington Olympia with 1O99 the 0603 Liverpool Lime Street to Dover Western Docks.

Photo taken 9th July 1988

Photographer Jason Shergold.

 Used with permission.

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47450 departs from Haywards Heath with 1O66 the 0718 Manchester Piccadilly to Eastbourne.

Photo taken 9th July 1988

Photographer Jason Shergold.

 Used with permission.

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Carriage label for the

0718 Dated Saturdays Manchester Piccadilly to Eastbourne service.

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47570 at Brighton about to depart with 1S87 the

1315 Brighton to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Photo taken 13th July 1988.

Photographer Mark Jamieson.

Used with permission.

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85002 has charge of 1S87 the 1315 Brighton to Glasgow and Edinburgh, "The Sussex Scot" seen here at Crewe.

Photo taken 20th July 1988.

Photographer Derek Riley.

Used with permission.

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Carriage label for the 1315 Brighton to Glasgow (portion)

The Sussex Scot. Authors collection

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Carriage label for the 1315 Brighton to Edinburgh (portion)

The Sussex Scot. Authors collection

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47519 arrives at Reading with a very short rake of coaches on 1M31 the 1718 Folkestone Central to Liverpool Lime Street.

 Photo taken 28th July 1988.

 Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

47652 passes through Barnes with an unidentified service  diverted due to engineering works. If you what train this is please let me know.

Photo taken 30th July 1988.

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

Used with permission.

47638 heads a short rake off route passing Regent Street / Brooks Road in Chiswick, the service is 1O66 the 0923SUO Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton diverted due to engineering works.

Photo taken 31st July 1988.

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

Used with permission.

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81006 is at the head of 1S87 the 1315 Brighton to Glasgow and Edinburgh service, seen here at Crewe.

Photo taken 5th August 1988.

Photographer Warren Desmond.

Used with permission.

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Slim Jim power today as 33207 stands at Eastbourne with 1S87 the Saturdays only 1355 Eastbourne to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Photo taken 20th August 1988.

Photographer BE.

Used with permission.

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87006 'Glasgow Garden Festival' passing Wigan North Western with 1O90 the 1050 Glasgow / 1044 Edinburgh to Brighton

"The Sussex Scot'".

Photo taken 26th August 1988

Photographer Carl Hodgkinson.

Used with permission.

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Three seat reservation labels for 1O90 the 1044 Edinburgh to Brighton showing the variety of journeys made on the service. 

31st August 1988.

Authors collection.

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Three seat reservation labels for 1O90 the 1044 Edinburgh to Brighton showing the variety of journeys made on the service. 

31st August 1988.

Authors collection.

Slowing for the station stop at Banbury, 47575 'City of Hereford' is captured in the evening light at Cropredy working 

with 1O90 the 1050 Glasgow / 1044 Edinburgh to Brighton

"The Sussex Scot'". The mixed bag of coaches appears to include a Mk1 RB and a Mk2 TSOT or similar.

Photo taken 7th September 1988.

Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

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Running into Dumfries is 47465 working 1O90 the Sundays only 1145 Edinburgh Waverley to Brighton.

Photo taken 18th September 1988.

Photographer Mark Jamieson.

Used with permission.

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85012 is seen here at Stoke about to depart with 1M50 the 0845 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly. A Mk2c BFK is behind the loco.

Photo taken 8th October 1988.

Photographer John Elliott.

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47431 passes Bickley Jct with 1M31 the 1718 Folkestone central to Liverpool Lime Street. One of the rare executive liveried MK1 RMB's is immediately behind the loco.

Photo taken 31st August 1988

Photographer Graham Walker.

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A smokin' 47651 passes Bickley with 1O99 the Saturdays only

 0651 Crewe ( vice Liverpool) to Folkestone Central.

Photo taken 21st October 1988.

Photographer Graham Walker.

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47603 Departs from Clapham Junction heading towards Latchmere Junction with the 1315 Brighton to Glasgow & Edinburgh.

Photo taken 22nd October 1988

Photographer Colin.P.Brooks.

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47639 passes St Mary Cray Junction with 1O99 the

 0651 Crewe ( vice Liverpool) to Folkestone Central.

A Regional Railways liveried Mk2d  No 5740 can been seen in the formation.

Photo taken 24th October 1988.

Photographer Graham Walker.

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47619 arrives at Kensington Olympia with 1O66 the 0718 Manchester to Brighton service. A few coaches are now appearing in the then new Intercity executive colour scheme. Photo taken 2nd November 1988.

Photographer G.Edwards / Authors collection.

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With typically dramatic S & C weather in the background 47436 crosses Dandrymire viaduct with the southbound "Sussex Scot".

 Photo taken 11th March 1989.

Photographer Paul Wesley.

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47662  is seen at Shortlands with 1O99

the  0651 Crewe ( vice Liverpool) to Folkestone Central.

A nice mix of coaches including a Mk2f RLF?, Mk2b BFK a MK2d TSOT and 3 MK2b TSO's

Photo taken 8th March 1989.

Photographer Graham Walker.

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Carriage label for the 1622 Sundays only

 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly. Authors collection

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47436 is also caught on Ribblehead Viaduct with the diverted 0908 Glasgow Central to Brighton. 11th March 1989. The coaches are in the hotch-potch of liveries which were prevalent at the time. Train was retimed much earlier this day due to the diversion.

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Photographer  Neil Harvey

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Caught on the Settle & Carlisle line the following week 31292 and 31413 "Severn Valley Railway"  haul the diverted and retimed 0908 Glasgow Central to Brighton at Dent on the 18th March 1989. 31s were very unusual on S & C diversions.

Photographer Kevin Law.

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A bit further south in its journey 31292 and 31413 "Severn Valley Railway"  haul the diverted and retimed 0908 Glasgow Central to Brighton through Long Preston on the 18th March 1989.

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Photographer  Neil Harvey

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Carriage label for the 1722 Sundays only

 Brighton to Birmingham New Street. Authors collection

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Large logo 47452 has charge of 1O90 the 'Sussex Scot' at Langwathby Moor on the Settle and Carlisle

Photo taken 25th March 1989.

Photographer  John Irving

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Large Logo 47451 is at the head of the northbound? "Sussex Scot" at South Moreton.

Photo taken 31st March 1989.

Photographer Paul Wesley.

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The now preserved 47580 'County of Essex' thunders through the centre road at Redhill with 1O66 the 0718 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton service. 

Slide dated April 1989.

Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

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86505 has charge of 1M50 the 0845 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly, seen here at Birmingham International.

Photo taken 8th April 1989.

Photographer Derek Riley.

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Carriage label for the dated Saturdays only

 0955 Eastbourne to Manchester Piccadilly. Authors collection

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85006 passes Stafford with 1O90 the 1050 Glasgow - Brighton, 'The Sussex Scot'.

Photo taken 6th May 1989.

Photographer Carl Hodgkinson.

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