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INTRODUCTION:

The mid 1990's saw little change to the train service. On Summer Saturdays the Manchester service ran to and from Eastbourne. The Saturdays only dated train between Birmingham and Kent now ran to Ramsgate instead of Dover.


TIMETABLE and ROUTE:

Most Sundays and many Saturday dates the trains ran via Guildford, otherwise no surprises.

 

28th May 1995 to 1st June 1996

M-S

M-F(S)

SO

SO

SUN

Headcode

1S76

1M50

1M50

1M79

1S??

Notes

BS

BD

BC

ABV

B

Ramsgate

 

 

 

1348

 

Margate

 

 

 

1357

 

Faversham

 

 

 

1421

 

Chatham

 

 

 

1441

 

Bromley South

 

 

 

1507

 

Eastbourne

 

 

1355

 

 

Lewes

 

 

1414

 

 

Brighton

0920

1420

 

 

1420

Haywards Heath

0933

1433

1433

 

14u35

Gatwick Airport

0945

1445

1445

 

14u48

Redhill

1004W

1504W

 

 

15u05Y

Guildford

1033W

1533W

 

 

1545Y

East Croydon

1002W

1502

1502

 

 

Kensington Olympia

1021X

1529X

 

1537

 

Reading

1133

1627

1626

 

1624

Didcot Parkway

 

1643

1643

 

 

Oxford

1200

1659

1700

 

1652

Banbury

1221

1719

1719

 

1713

Leamington Spa

1246

1743

1745

 

1735

Coventry

1303

1757

1803

1717

1752

Birmingham International

1315

1810

1816

1732

1804

Birmingham New Street arr

1329

1824

1829

1744

1820

Birmingham New Street dep

1334

1834

1834

 

1835

Wolverhampton

1352

1852

1852

 

1853

Stafford

1408

1908

1908

 

1908

Stoke on Trent

 

1930

1930

 

 

Macclesfield

 

1948

1948

 

 

Crewe

1433

 

 

 

1935

Stockport

1504

2004

2004

 

 

Manchester Piccadilly

1523

2018

2018

 

 

Bolton

1543

 

 

 

 

Warrington Bank Quay

 

 

 

 

1955

Wigan  Northwestern

 

 

 

 

2006

Preston

1610

 

 

 

2022

Lancaster

1636

 

 

 

2041

Oxenholme

1652

 

 

 

2057

Penrith

1718

 

 

 

2122

Carlisle

1737

 

 

 

2146

Lockerbie

 

 

 

 

2207

Motherwell

 

 

 

 

22s57

Glasgow Central

1912

 

 

 

2320

A = 22nd July to 26th August 1995

B = Buffet

C = 5th May to 23rd September 1995

D = Also Saturdays from 30th September 1995

S = The Sussex Scot

V = Via WCML

W = Saturdays only 9th October 1995 to 18th  May 1996 (except 7th Oct-4th Nov)

via Guildford and does not call at East Croydon.

X = Does not call on Saturdays from 30th September

Y = 7th January 1996 to 24 March 1996 departs Redhill 1448 and does not call at Guildford

 

  

28th May 1995 to 1st June 1996

SO

M-F(S)

M-F

SO

SO

SUN

Headcode

1O99

1O66

1O90

1O66

1O90

1O??

Notes

ABV

B

BCS

BC

BS

B

Glasgow Central

 

 

1040

 

1040

1238

Carstairs

 

 

1104

 

1104

 

Motherwell

 

 

 

 

 

1300

Carlisle

 

 

1208

 

1208

1411

Oxenholme 

 

 

1245

 

1245

1448

Lancaster

 

 

1300

 

1300

1503

Preston

 

 

1328

 

1328

1525

Bolton

 

 

1354

 

1354

 

Manchester Piccadilly

 

0717

1417

0717

1417

 

Stockport

 

0726

1426

0726

1426

 

Macclesfield

 

0740

 

0740

 

 

Stoke on Trent

 

0801

 

0801

 

 

Crewe

 

 

1458

 

1458

1614

Stafford

 

0823

1522

0823

1522

 

Wolverhampton

0830

0840

1539

0840

1539

1651

Birmingham New Street arr

0848

0900

1606

0900

1606

1710

Birmingham New Street dep

0856

0906

1606

0906

1606

1730

Birmingham International

0909

0916

1616

0916

1616

1740

Coventry

0924

0927

1627

0927

1627

1752

Leamington Spa

 

0944

1644

0944

1644

1809

Banbury

 

1005

1705

1005

1705

1835

Oxford

 

1027

1730

1027

1727

1856

Reading

 

1054

1805

1054

1758

1926

Kensington Olympia

1052

1140X

1848

1140

 

 

East Croydon

 

12s05W

19s15

12s05

19s18W

 

Guildford

 

1132W

 

 

1832W

2004Y

Redhill

 

1210W

 

 

18s55W

20s36

Gatwick Airport

 

12s24

19s42

12s24

19s12E

20s58

Haywards Heath

 

12s36

19s58

12s36

19s26E

21s11

Brighton

 

1257

2028

 

1956E

2132

Lewes

 

 

 

12s56

 

 

Eastbourne

 

 

 

1324

 

 

Bromley South

1118

 

 

 

 

 

Chatham

1144

 

 

 

 

 

Faversham

1204

 

 

 

 

 

Margate

1237

 

 

 

 

 

Ramsgate

1242

 

 

 

 

 

A = 30th July to 26th August 1995

B = Buffet

C = Also Saturdays from 30th September 1995

E =  Arrives approx 15 mins later when train runs via East Croydon

S = The Sussex Scot

V = Via WCML

W = Saturdays only 9th October 1995 to 18th  May 1996 (except 7th Oct-4th Nov)

via Guildford and does not call at East Croydon.

X = Does not call on Saturdays from 30th September

Y Does not call at Guildford 24th September to 5th November 1995 and

 7th January to 24th March 1996.

 


LOCOMOTIVES:

Class 47/8's remained the order of the day between Preston/Manchester and Brighton with a class 86/2 north of Preston.


STOCK:

Standard 7 car Mk2f sets formed RLF TSO TSO TSO TSO TSO BSO.


PHOTOS:

 

 47831 arrives at Kensington Olympia with 1S76 the 0920 Brighton to Glasgow Central.

Photo taken June 1995.

Photographer unknown / Authors Collection.

An extremely ex-works 47839 approaches Warrington Bank Quay on 1O90 the 1040 Glasgow Central to Brighton, 'Sussex Scot' .

The class 47 would have taken over the train at Preston

 on its run the south coast.

Photo taken 28th June 1995.

Photographer J and J Cottrell.

 Used with permission.

47851 has arrived at Kensington Olympia with 1S76 the 0920 Brighton to Glasgow Central. The loco and BSO loo freshly painted.

Photo taken July 1995.

Photographer unknown / Authors Collection.

On 22nd July 1995 saw 31467 and 31450  rostered for the 0830SO Wolverhampton to Ramsgate service and 1348SO return to  Birmingham New Street. 

Here we see the duo at Kensington Olympia with 1O99 the southbound working. The crowds make it look more like a railtour.

Photographer unknown / Authors Collection.

On 22nd July 1995 saw 31450 and 31467 rostered for the 0830 Wolverhampton to Ramsgate service and 1348 return to New Street. The latter is seen at Ramsgate prior to departure.

Photographer unknown / Authors Collection.

Carriage label for the 0856 SO Birmingham New Street to Ramsgate service. This is the same train as the 0830 ex Wolverhampton but which is correct?

Supplied by Steve Carter.

Passing St Mary Cray Junction 37201 pilots a dead 47805 with 1O99 the 0830 Wolverhampton to Ramsgate.

Photo taken 12th August 1995.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

Later in the day heading back north are 37201 'Saint Margaret' piloting 47805 near Swanley with 1M79 the 1348 Ramsgate to Birmingham New Street.

Photo taken 12th August 1995.

Photographer Graham Walker.

Used with permission.

Standing at Brighton is 47814 at the head of 1M50 the 1420 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly. The loco is still in use today as 57306 'Jeff Tracy'.

Photo taken 16 August 1995.

Photographer Mark Jamieson.

Used with permission.

47812 gets away from Redhill with the 1420 SuO Brighton to Glasgow Central just another 8 1/4 hours to go!

Photo taken 22nd October 1995.

Photographer unknown / Authors Collection.

On a very bright day 47812 is seen rounding

Didcot North Junction working

 1O66 the 0717 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton.

Photo taken 2nd November 1995.

Photographer J and J Cottrell.

 Used with permission.

With a light dusting of snow on the platforms an unidentified class 47/8 arrives at Gatwick with

1O66 the 0717 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton.

Photo dated January 1996

Photographer unknown / Authors Collection.

Curving on the West London line at Clapham Junction is 47841 ' The Institution of Mechanical Engineers' in charge of 1S76 the 0920 Brighton to Glasgow, 'Sussex Scot'.
Image dated Spring 1996.
Photographer unknown / Authors Collection

47806 has arrived at Brighton with 1O66 the 0717 from Manchester Piccadilly.
Image dated April 1996.
Photographer unknown / Authors Collection

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