Dating timetables

11 Feb

As in the standard timetable, some passenger trains split and join here.

With a total of 269 trains to handle, the signalman is kept busy! electric multiple units, while loco-hauled traffic are handled by BRCW Class 33 diesels and Class 73 Electro-Diesels A welcome addition for this popular simulation, this timetable goes back to Coronation year.

The frequent Southern Electric service was formed of an earlier generation of stock dating back to the thirties.

They also strayed onto 4-VEP workings, not only on Coastway services but to London as well!

All were replaced by 4-VEP's by December, 4-VEP's also strayed onto 4-CAP workings, but the scheduled type is given in this timetable.

To include these services I have "moved" the junction on to the Up South line past Worting Junc and slightly amended the timings. In 1909 there was no connection via sig 239 from the GWR, the platforms being dead-end with a run around from platform 7 to platform 8.

Therefore there are no through trains depicted here via this route, it has only been used for run arounds on the Reading trains. All other locomotives for the GW shed and yards travel via platforms 5 or 4, and through freights to GW usually using platform 5.

A busy schedule as always on the Southern, with plenty to keep you on your toes.

Passenger services, mainly in charge of the EMU Classes 411, 414 and 423.