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INTRODUCTION:

The major change for 1989 was only one Saturday train running via the WCML, everything else was routed back to the Thames Valley. Also from 1989 none of the trains serve Didcot, Lockerbie or Haymarket, Slough was only served by a Saturday train.


TIMETABLE and ROUTE:

The Sussex Scot  and Brighton to Manchester departures were effectively swopped  to give a morning departure for the 'Scot'.

Saturdays once again saw the Brighton services running to and from Eastbourne.

Sundays see lots of alterations due to engineering works.  On some dates the Brighton to Edinburgh service runs via Moreton-in-March and Worcester Shrub Hill. There was no longer any Sunday service to or from Kent. There are a lot of notes due to various alterations to the Sunday services because of engineering works, as a result the Sunday details have been simplified a bit.......I know it doesn't look like it!

 

 

15TH May 1989 to 13th May 1990

M-F

M-F(S)

M-F(S)

SO

SO

SO

SO

SUN

SUN

SUN

SUN

Headcode

 1S76

 1M50

 1M31

1S76

 1S76

 1M50

 1M31

1S76

1S76

 

 

Notes

BS

BC

BC

BES

AB

AB

AB

BG

BX

BG

BG

Timing load

D???/

E385

 

 

D???

E385

 

 

 

D???

E350

D???

E350

 

 

Folkestone Central

 

 

1716

 

 

 

1515

 

 

 

 

Dover Priory

 

 

1730

 

 

 

1529

 

 

 

 

Canterbury East

 

 

1749

 

 

 

1551

 

 

 

 

Faversham

 

 

1804

 

 

 

1604

 

 

 

 

Chatham

 

 

1924

 

 

 

1624

 

 

 

 

Bromley South

 

 

1853

 

 

 

1653

 

 

 

 

Eastbourne

 

 

 

 

0855

1355

 

 

 

 

 

Lewes

 

 

 

 

0914

1414

 

 

 

 

 

Brighton

0845

1420

 

0815

 

 

 

0930

0930Y

1805

1805Y

Haywards Heath

0900

1432

 

0832

0932

1432

 

0945

0945Y

1818

1818Y

Gatwick Airport

0914

14u46

 

0847

0947

14u46

 

1001

1001

1831

1837

Redhill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1023

1023Q

1852

1852Q

East Croydon

0932

1505

 

0906

1006

1505

 

 

1033Z

 

1858Z

Clapham Junction

0944

1520

 

0923

1023

1523

 

 

1047Z

 

1910Z

Kensington Olympia

0954

1530

1918

0933

1033

1533

1718

 

 

 

 

Milton Keynes

 

 

 

 

 

1620

 

 

 

 

 

Slough

 

 

 

 

 

 

1736

 

 

 

 

Reading

1033

1603

1954

1032

1108

 

1755

1124

1141

2005

2005

Oxford

1100

1628

2019

1100

1136

 

1819

1159

1216

2030

2030

Banbury

1122

1649

2041

1122

1201

 

1840

 

1249

2051

2051

Leamington Spa

1142

1708

2059

1142

1221

 

1859

 

1309

2111

2111

Coventry

1158

1723

2114

1158

1237

1654

1914

 

1322

2124

2124

Birmingham International

1212

1735

2126

1212

1253

1705

1926

 

1333

2136

2136

Charlbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1217

 

 

 

Moreton-in-Marsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1233

 

 

 

Evesham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1248

 

 

 

Worcester Shrub Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1310

 

 

 

Kidderminster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1331

 

 

 

Birmingham New Street arr

1228

1752

2142

1228

1310

1720

1941

1358

1348

2151

2151

Birmingham New Street dep

1243

1813

2146

1243

1323

1729

1945

1424

1359

2155

2206

Sandwell & Dudley

 

1821

2154

 

 

 

1953

 

 

 

 

Wolverhampton

1304

1833

2208

1304

1340

1748

2005

1449

1422

2212

2225

Stafford

 

1848

2225

 

1356

1804

2021

 

 

 

2240

Stoke on Trent

 

 

 

 

 

1827

 

 

 

 

2302X

Macclesfield

 

 

 

 

 

1846

 

 

 

 

2320X

Crewe

1344

1917

2250

1344

 

 

2046

1535

1502

 

2307P

Wilmslow

 

19s38

23s11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockport

 

19s47

23s21

 

 

19s00

21s21

 

 

 

23s34

Manchester Piccadilly

 

1956

2333

 

 

1909

2132

 

 

 

2343

Warrington Bank Quay

1406

 

 

1406

1442

 

 

1604

1524

 

 

Wigan  Northwestern

1418

 

 

1418

1455

 

 

1616

1536

 

 

Preston

1435

 

 

1435

1518

 

 

1632

1606

 

 

Lancaster

1454

 

 

1454

1537

 

 

1654

 

 

 

Oxenholme

1510

 

 

1510

1554

 

 

1708

1643

 

 

Penrith

1537

 

 

1537

1620

 

 

1734

1714

 

 

Carlisle

1557

 

 

1557

1640

 

 

1758

1740

 

 

Lockerbie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carstairs

1654

 

 

1654

1737

 

 

1914

 

 

 

Motherwell

17s12

 

 

17s12

17s55

 

 

19s38

19s15

 

 

Glasgow Central

1732

 

 

1732

1815

 

 

1958

1935

 

 

Edinburgh Waverley

1747D

 

 

1734

1829

 

 

2013

1936

 

 

A = Until 30th September 1989

B = Buffet

C = Also Saturdays from 7th October 1989

D  = arrives 1734 from 2nd October 1989 Edinburgh Waverley portion detached at Carstairs running number 1B29.

E =  From 7th October 1989

F = From 6th October 1989

G = Until 1st October 1989

P = Until 17th December 1989 and from 1st April 1990

S = The Sussex Scot

Q = only calls on dates the train does not run via East Croydon

X = 24th December 1989 to 4th March 1990

Y = Starts Three Bridges  7th January 1990 to 4th March 1990

Z = Not 7Th October 1989 to 4th March 1990

 

 

15TH May 1989 to 13th May 1990

M-S

M-F(S)

M-F(S)

SO

SO

SUN

 

SUN

Headcode

1O99

1O66

1O90

1O66

1O90

1O66

 

1O90

Notes

B

AB

ABS

B

B

 X

BY

 B

Timing load

 

 

E210/

E385a

D???

 

E210/

E385a

D???

 

 

D455/E350b/

D???

Edinburgh Waverley

 

 

1040

 

1040

 

 

1020

Glasgow Central

 

 

1100

 

1100

 

 

1210

Motherwell

 

 

11u17

 

11u17

 

 

 

Carstairs

 

 

1137

 

1137

 

 

 

Carlisle

 

 

1234

 

1234

 

 

1433

Penrith

 

 

1251

 

1251

 

 

1450

Oxenholme 

 

 

1317

 

1317

 

 

1517

Lancaster

 

 

1333

 

1333

 

 

1533

Preston

 

 

1353

 

1353

 

 

1603

Wigan Northwestern

 

 

1407

 

1407

 

 

1617

Warrington Bank Quay

 

 

1419

 

1419

 

 

1630

Manchester Piccadilly

0618

0718

 

0718

 

 

 

 

Stockport

06u27

07u26

 

07u26

 

 

 

 

Macclesfield

 

0738

 

0738

 

 

 

 

Stoke on Trent

 

0756

 

0756

 

 

 

 

Crewe

0656

 

1447

 

1447

 

 

1712

Stafford

0721

0815

1512

0815

1512

 

 

1733

Wolverhampton

0739

0832

1528

0832

1528

1220

 

1749

Sandwell & Dudley

0751

 

 

 

 

 

 

1802

Birmingham New Street arr

0803

0851

1548

0851

1548

1243

 

1812

Birmingham New Street dep

0806

0906

1606

0906

1606

1245

1338

1827

Birmingham International

0817

0917

1618

0917

1618

 

1350

1839

Coventry

0829

0929

1631

0929

1631

 

1402

1852

Leamington Spa

0843

0943

1646

 

1646

 

1416

1907

Banbury

0905

1005

1710

 

1710

 

1434

 

Oxford

0926

1026

1735

 

1735

1436

1505

1954

Reading

0955

1051

1807

 

1807

1508

1538

2021

Slough

1011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milton Keynes Central

 

 

 

1010

 

 

 

 

Kensington Olympia

1029

1126

1853

1059

1853

 

 

 

Clapham Junction

 

11s36

19s04

1109

19s04

 

16s30C

 

East Croydon

 

1158

1928

1131

1928

 

1657C

 

Redhill

 

 

 

 

 

1620

1651D

2151

Gatwick Airport

 

1217

1948

1149

1948

1628

1716T

2159

Haywards Heath

 

1230

2002

1202

2002

1642

 

2214

Brighton

 

1250

2020

 

 

1656

 

2234

Lewes

 

 

 

1220

2019

 

 

 

Eastbourne

 

 

 

1242

2039

 

 

 

Bromley South

1058

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chatham

1125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faversham

1145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canterbury East

1158

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dover Priory

1218

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folkestone Central

1232

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A = Also runs Saturdays from 7th October 1989.

B = Buffet.

S = The Sussex Scot.

T = Terminates at Three Bridges.

C= only calls on dates the train does not call at Redhill.

D = calls 17th December to 4th March. 

X = runs until 31st December and from 11th March 1990.

Y = Runs  7th January 1990 to 4th March 1990.

a = E385 from Carstairs.

B = E350 from Carlisle.

 

 


LOCOMOTIVES:

Class 47/4s remained to the fore between the coast and Birmingham with Class 86 haulage north of. The solitary train via the West Coast Mainline continued to change locomotives at West London Junction / Mitre Bridge.


STOCK:

WTT timing loads shows D385/E385 this equates to 11 cars although pictures below of the services to Kent show that the loads were often half that.


PHOTOS:

47500 'Great Western' near Swanley with 1O99 0618 Manchester Piccadilly to Folkestone Central.

Photo taken 15th May 1989.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

86242 'James Kennedy GC' at Preston  working 1S76 the 0855 Eastbourne to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Photo taken 20th May 1989.

Photographer Carl Hodkinson.

Used with permission.

Newly converted 47803 has just arrived at Banbury with 1O66 the 0718 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton service.

Photo dated 31st May 1989.

Photographer R.J.Williamson / Authors collection.

 

47638 'County of Kent' passes through  Bickley Junction with 1M31 the 1716 Folkestone Central to Manchester Piccadilly.

Photo taken 20th June 1989.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

47422 leaves Oxford with 1S76 the 0855 Eastbourne to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

 Photo taken 8th July 1989.

Photographer Jason Shergold.

Used with permission.

 

Carriage label for the 1040 Edinburgh to Brighton portion.

Carriage label for the 1100 SO Glasgow to Eastbourne service.

 

Carriage label for the 0845 Brighton to Edinburgh portion.

Carriage label for the 0845 Brighton to Glasgow portion.

Carriage label for the 0718 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton.

Carriage label for the 0718 SO Manchester Piccadilly to Eastbourne. Authors collection. 

The Sundays only  1220 Wolverhampton to Brighton was routed from Reading via Guildford and Redhill, seen here before running round for the final leg of it's journey is 47457.

Photo taken 16th July 1989.

Photographer Jason Shergold.

Used with permission.

 

Carriage label for the 0930 SUN only Brighton to Glasgow Central via Worcester, note the typo, Charlbury does not have an 'e'.

Supplied by Steve Carter.

Carriage label for the 1220 Sunday only Wolverhampton to Brighton service.

Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 1338 Sunday only Birmingham New Street to Three Bridges service.

Supplied by Steve Carter.

20048 and 20176 tow in 86236 with 1O90 the 1100 Glasgow Central to Brighton service, seen here at Crewe.

Photo taken 20th July 1989.

Photographer Derek Riley.

Used with permission.

 

47612 'Titan' near Swanley with

 1M31 the 1515 Folkestone Central to Manchester Piccadilly.

By this date the Folkestone services appears to regularly formed of only 5 to 6 cars.

Photo taken 12th August 1989.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

47621 'Royal County of Berkshire' approaches Gatwick Airport with 1S76 the 0845 Brighton to Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley.

The 'Sussex Scot'

Photo taken 20th August 1989.

Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

 

47446 passes Bickley with 1O99 the  0618 Manchester Piccadilly to Folkestone Central.

Photo taken 28th August 1989.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

Mainline livered 47520 passes Swanley with a short 5 car set on 1M31 the 1716 Folkestone Central to Manchester Piccadilly.

Photo taken 31st August 1989.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

Carriage label for the

1716 Folkestone Central to Manchester Piccadilly.

47647 'Thor' has just passed Dover Town yard with 1O99

 the 0618 Manchester Piccadilly to Folkestone Central.

Photo taken 6th September 1989.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

37431 "Sir Powys/County of Powys" drags 90003 into Crewe on the 0930 Brighton to Glasgow Central. This is a Sunday so it's probably an engineering work drag rather than a locomotive failure, then again it is a class 90 so who knows!

Photo taken 10th September 1989.

Photographer John Elliott.

Used with permission.

86408 'St John Ambulance' is captured at Crewe with 1O90 the 1040SO Edinburgh to Eastbourne service.

 Slide dated September 1989.

Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

47834 gets 1M50 the 1420 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly away from East Croydon.

Photo taken 2nd October 1989.

Photographer Dennis Taylor.

Used with permission.

Conductors train list for 1S76 the 0818 Brighton to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

It includes timekeeping, coach details and loading

Dated Saturday 2nd December 1989.

Supplied by Colin Parkington.

Carriage label for the 0930 Sunday only Brighton to Edinburgh portion.

Carriage label for the 0930 Sunday only Brighton to Glasgow portion.

Carriage label for the 1020 Sundays only Edinburgh to Brighton via Glasgow service.

47580 is at the head of the 0955 Three Bridges (vice Brighton) to Edinburgh service as it diverted via Nantwich due to engineering works. The train is seen here at Willaston on the outskirts of Nantwich.

Photo taken 28th January 1990

Photographer G.Edwards / Authors collection.

Conductors train list for 1S76 the 0918 Brighton to Glasgow Central. It contains details of timekeeping, formation and passenger loadings.

Dated Saturday 7th April 1990.

Supplied by Colin Parkington a retired conductor.

47520 passes Radley with 1O99 the 0618 Manchester Piccadilly to Folkestone Central.

Photo taken 1st May 1990.

Photographer unknown / Authors collection.

Captured later in the day 47520 departs Canterbury East with 1O99 the 0618 Manchester Piccadilly to Folkestone Central.

A six car set consisting of a BFO, RBR and four TSO's

About time the P.Way department had a tidy up!

Photo taken 1st May 1990.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

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