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INTRODUCTION:

The Summer Great Britain Timetable is dated from 8th July 1991 when the previous one finished 12th May 1991.....what happened to the missing month? Thanks to Steve Carter for letting me know the Winter timetable was extended a month to coincide with the completion of the East Coast Mainline electrification scheme.

Still three trains a day via Kensington Olympia.

Little change to the Brighton services on weekdays with the Summer Saturday services running to and from Eastbourne once again.  The Eastbourne to Manchester service continues to run via the West Coast Mainline but the Milton Keynes stop is now only southbound.

The Sunday service to and from Derby lasted just the one year. Sundays now saw what would later become the norm, just the one train runs to and from Brighton through to Glasgow Central but is routed via Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton.

The Kent train continued to run to and from Liverpool Lime Street but was retimed once again and now also runs once again to Dover Western Docks. The train is routed via Chatham in both directions and has the same timings on a Saturday. No Sunday service.

As an aside there were in addition to the cross country services there were just five local services each way in the morning between Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia with six in the afternoon.


TIMETABLE and ROUTE:

  

8th July 1991 to 10th May 1992

M-F( S)

M-F(S)

M-S

SO

SO

SUN

Headcode

1S76

1M50

1M??

1S76

1M??

1M??

Notes

BCS

BC

BC

AB

ABV

B

Dover Western Docks

 

 

1422

 

 

 

Dover Priory

 

 

1430

 

 

 

Canterbury East

 

 

1448

 

 

 

Faversham

 

 

1504

 

 

 

Chatham

 

 

1525

 

 

 

Eastbourne

 

 

 

0855

1410

 

Lewes

 

 

 

0914

1429

 

Brighton

0918

1420

 

 

 

1430D

Haywards Heath

0932

1432

 

0932

1447

1445D

Gatwick Airport

0946

1446

 

0947

1502

1501D

Redhill

 

 

 

 

 

1523D

Guildford

 

 

 

 

 

1549D

East Croydon

1005

1505

 

1005

1528

1458D

Clapham Junction

1024

1523

 

1024

1541

 

Kensington Olympia

1036

1536

1612

1036

1552

 

Slough

1105

 

 

1105

 

 

Reading

1128

1626

1651

1127

 

1622

Didcot Parkway

 

1640

 

 

 

1639

Oxford

1157

1658

1725

1155

 

1659

Banbury

1219

1719

1746

1218

 

1721

Leamington Spa

1243

1742

1805

1242

 

1744

Coventry

1258

1759

1820

1258

1730

1759

Birmingham International

1312

1812

1833

1311

1743

1814

Birmingham New Street arr

1327

1827

1847

1327

1757

1829

Birmingham New Street dep

1342

1835

1903

1344

1801

1835

Wolverhampton

1358

1852

 

1400

1821

1853

Stafford

 

1908

 

 

1837

1909

Stoke on Trent

 

1928

 

 

1905

1934

Macclesfield

 

1949

 

 

1925

1955

Crewe

1436

 

2008

1438

 

 

Runcorn

 

 

2030

 

 

 

Liverpool Lime Street

 

 

2050

 

 

 

Wilmslow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockport

 

2004

 

 

19s45

2011

Manchester Piccadilly

 

2018

 

 

1959

2023

Bolton

 

 

 

 

 

2041

Warrington Bank Quay

1456

 

 

1457

 

 

Wigan  Northwestern

1510

 

 

1509

 

 

Preston

1526

 

 

1526

 

2106

Lancaster

1546

 

 

1546

 

2133

Oxenholme

1602

 

 

1601

 

2149

Penrith

 

 

 

 

 

2215

Carlisle

1644

 

 

1643

 

2235

Carstairs

1738

 

 

 

 

 

Motherwell

 

 

 

 

 

00s01

Glasgow Central

1810

 

 

1810

 

0020

A = runs until 28th September 1991.

B = Buffet.

C = also runs Saturdays from 5th October 1991.

D = 26th January 1992 to 22nd March 1992 departs 30 mins earlier from Brighton to Redhill

then, runs via East Croydon  and does not call at Guildford.

S = The Sussex Scot

V = via WCML

 

 

8th July 1991 to 10th May 1992

M-S

M-F(S)

M-F(S)

SO

SO

SUN

Headcode

1O??

 1O66

1O90

1O66

1O90

1O??

Notes

 

BC

BCS

AB

AB

B

Glasgow Central

 

 

1126

 

1133

1050D

Carstairs

 

 

1151

 

 

 

Carlisle

 

 

1247

 

1251

1304

Penrith

 

 

 

 

 

1320

Oxenholme 

 

 

1326

 

1330

1346

Lancaster

 

 

1346

 

1346

 

Preston

 

 

1404

 

1407

1443

Wigan Northwestern

 

 

1418

 

1421

 

Warrington Bank Quay

 

 

1431

 

1432

 

Bolton

 

 

 

 

 

1511

Manchester Piccadilly

 

0718

 

0725

 

1530

Stockport

 

0727

 

07u33

 

1541

Macclesfield

 

0741

 

0746

 

1556

Stoke on Trent

 

0801

 

0803

 

1617

Liverpool Lime Street

0640

 

 

 

 

 

Runcorn

0657

 

 

 

 

 

Crewe

0721

 

1455

 

1456

 

Stafford

0744

0822

 

0825

 

1645

Wolverhampton

0804

0840

1532

0841

1532

1705

Sandwell and Dudley

????

Birmingham New Street arr

0830

0903

1551

0906

1551

1725

Birmingham New Street dep

0842

0906

1606

0911

1606

1732

Birmingham International

0853

0917

1618

0922

1618

1744

Coventry

0905

0929

1631

0934

1631

1757

Leamington Spa

0920

0944

1645

 

1645

1812

Banbury

0940

1004

1707

 

1706

1835

Oxford

1003

1025

1731

 

1730

1856

Reading

1032

1050

1803

 

1804

1925

Slough

 

1107

 

 

 

 

Milton Keynes Central

 

 

 

1007

 

 

Kensington Olympia

1124

1139

1846

1119

1846

 

Clapham Junction

 

11s48

18s56

11s28

18s56

 

East Croydon

 

12s13

19s15

1150

19s13

 

Guildford

 

 

 

 

 

2008

Redhill

 

 

 

 

 

2036

Gatwick Airport

 

1240

1944

1209

19s41

20s59

Haywards Heath

 

1257

2000

12s23

19s57

21s14

Brighton

 

1321

2020

 

 

2137

Lewes

 

 

 

1238

2013

 

Eastbourne

 

 

 

1301

2035

 

Chatham

1223

 

 

 

 

 

Faversham

1244

 

 

 

 

 

Canterbury East

1259

 

 

 

 

 

Dover Priory

1320

 

 

 

 

 

Dover Western Docks

1327

 

 

 

 

 

A = runs until 28th September 1991.

B = Buffet.

C = also runs Saturdays from 5th October 1991.

D = departs 15 mins later from 6th October 1991.

S = The Sussex Scot.

 

 


LOCOMOTIVES:

Class 47/8 operation continued on services south of New Street with AC electric haulage north of. The only exception to this was the train routed via the WCML which changed traction at Mitre Bridge / West London Junction. The Sunday train from Brighton would have retained it's class 47 through to Preston with the loco change there.


STOCK:

Standard 7 Mk2f car cross country set formed BSO TSO TSO TSO TSO TSO RLFWith exceptions see the photos below.


PHOTOS:

47517 ' Andrew Carnegie' complete with Inverness Highland Stag decals arrives at Kensington Olympia with 1S76 the 0920 Brighton to Glasgow  service. 'The Sussex Scot'

Photo taken 9th of July 1991.

 Photographer unknown / Authors Collection

47519 gathers speed passing West Ealing with the Sussex Scot 1S76 the 0918 Brighton to Glasgow Central.

Photo taken 10th July 1991.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

Carriage label for the 0640 Liverpool Lime Street to

 Dover Western Docks.

Authors collection.

47813 rolls into Kensington Olympia with 1M50 the 1420 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly. A Mk1 RMB without its red catering stripe can be seen 3rd vehicle in the formation.

Photo taken 3rd September 1991.

Photo by John Irving

Used with permission.

The driver of an unidentified class 47/8 opens her up as 1S76 the 0855 Saturdays only Eastbourne to Glasgow service joins the Brighton mainline at Keymer Junction, Wivelsfield.

Photo by the Author taken 22nd September 1991.

Nice photo at an unusual location.

47827 is seen near Willesden South west Sidings with 1M50 the 1420 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly.

Photo taken 20th September 1991

Photographer Jason Shergold.

Used with permission.

Carriage label for the 0918 Brighton to Glasgow.

Authors collection.

47598 approaches Kensington Olympia with 1O66 the Saturdays only 0725 Manchester to Eastbourne service. The signs of re-signalling and the end of the semaphores are all around

Photo taken 21st September 1991.

Photographer Richard Boyd.

Used with permission.

47824 is seen at St Mary's Cray with the 0640 Liverpool Lime Street to Dover Western Docks

Photo taken 4th October 1991.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

Carriage label for the 1420 Brighton to Manchester.

Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 0718 Manchester to Brighton.

Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 1050 SunO Glasgow Central to Brighton.

Authors collection.

Carriage label for the 1126 Glasgow Central to Brighton.

Authors collection.

In gloomy winter weather 47842 arrives at Gatwick with 1S76  

the 0918 Brighton to Glasgow, the 'Sussex Scot'.
Slide dated 16th January 1992.
Photographer unknown / Authors Collection

87010 'King Arthur' arrives at Crewe with 1O90 the

 1126 Glasgow Central to Brighton 'Sussex Scot'

Photo taken 8th April 1992.

Photographer Stan Withers /Authors Collection

With Regional Railways stock on loan to Inter City, 47805 'Bristol Bath Road' is at St Mary Cray Junction with 1M79 1422 Dover Western Docks to Liverpool Lime Street.

Photo taken 13th April 1992.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

In a cloud of black exhaust 47850 gets away from Reading with 1O66 the 0718 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton service.

Photo dated May 1992.

Photographer unknown / Authors Collection

In my last remaining "Trip" book ( re-discovered in the garage) I found this day out on Monday the 4th May 1992.

Timings for 47807 and a standard 7 car set between Reading and Brighton.

An on time departure from Reading led to a 20 minute early arrival at Brighton. To be fair this was not uncommon as stops south of Olympia were always treated as set down only even though they weren't. We were even early away from Olympia that night.

The trip at the bottom of the page was after taking a van load of computer equipment from British Rail Business Systems at Kings House, Kings Cross to Exeter St Davids for some T.E.B. staff training...any ex or current BR retail staff out there remember C.A.T.E?

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