Network Day, Sat November 22nd 1986

NSE network day, November 22nd 1986

Its 2300 at Leighton station and the usual suspects are gathered for another Network South East Day. This time it was sponsered by Ian Allan for just £4. The ticket allows total freedom of all the NSE area with travel on all trains including Cross Country and Gatwick Express. As the moves below we opted mainly for a day (and night) on the Cromptons, damn good fun!

                                                            21/11/86 Fr

054      2121 Birmingham-Euston                                           L.Buzzard – Euston

                                                            22/11/86 Sa

33105}            1B01 0245 Waterloo-Bournemouth                           Waterloo – Eastleigh

33005}

33005  1T01 0428 Eastleigh-Portsmouth                               Eastleigh – Portsmouth H

33203}            2V56 0550 Portsmouth-Bristol                        Portsmouth H – Salisbury

33028}

33207  1O31 0658 Bristol-Portsmouth                                   Salisbury – Soton

A Salisbury leap producing a “slim” for a “slim”, our luck was in

47587 arrives at Southampton with the 0740 Poole – Glasgow, Nov 22 1986

33016  1V46 0830 Brighton-Cardiff                                      Soton – Romsey

31434  1O33 0800 Cardiff-Portsmouth                                 Romsey – Soton

There were loud groans on seeing a 31 rather than 33 approaching Romsey, on realising it was a winner our moans soon stopped!

33022  1V10 0913 Brighton-Exeter                                       Soton – Salisbury

33101 and 33117 leave Salisbury with the 1150 Waterloo service on Nov 22nd 1986

33025  1O39 1007 Cardiff-Portsmouth                                 Salisbury – Portsmouth H

33203  1V70 1410 Portsmouth-Bristol                                   Portsmouth H – Fareham

33212  1O42 1305 Cardiff-Portsmouth                                 Fareham – Portsmouth H

The normal Fareham leap was off the Pompey bound service onto a Bristol bound service. This was in reverse so a fare fester at Fareham followed, i assume

33001  1V79 1610 Portsmouth-Cardiff                                 Portsmouth H – Soton

33022  1O86 1417 Exeter-Brighton                                       Soton – Brighton

7324    1931 Brighton-London Bridge                                   Brighton – Gatwick Apt

73112  1D83 2020 Gatwick-Victoria                                     Gatwick Apt – Victoria

049      2120 Euston-M.Keynes                                              Euston – L.Buzzard

Tony Ewer’s moves

317322 2330(21/11) Bedford – St Pancras SA-SP 221186

33005/33105 1B01 0245 Waterloo – Bournemouth WA-EH 221186

33005  1T01 0428 Eastleigh – Portsmouth EH-PO 221186

33028/33203 2V56 0550 Portsmouth – Bristol PO-SA 221186

33049 stabled in the loco bays at Salisbury on November 22 1986, a Tony Ewer phot

33207  1O31 0658 Bristol – Portsmouth SA-CO 221186

33022  1V10 0913 Brighton – Exeter CO-SO 221186

31434  1O33 0800 Cardiff – Portsmouth SO-FA 221186

33005  1V58 1110 Portsmouth – Bristol FA-SA 221186

33117 at Salisbury on November 22nd 1986, a Tony Ewer phot

33001  1O40 0950 Swansea – Portsmouth SA-FA 221186

33203  1V70 1410 Portsmouth – Cardiff  FA-SO 221186

33212  1O41 1210 Cardiff – Portsmouth SO-PO 221186

33001  1V79 1610 Portsmouth – Cardiff PO-SO 221186

33016  1O43 1405 Cardiff – Portsmouth SO-FA 221186

33022  1O22 1417 Exeter – Brighton FA-BR 221186

7324    1931 Brighton – London Bridge BR-GW 221186    

73132  1D85 2035 Gatwick – Victoria GW-VI 221186

73103  1D94 2145 Victoria – Gatwick VI-GW 221186

73103 at Gatwick with the 2235 to Victoria, a Tony Ewer photo late on Nov 22nd 1986

73132  1D07 2250 Gatwick – Victoria GW-VI 221186

317348 2350 St Pancras – Bedford SP-LU 221186  

Other Gen:

47587  1S39 0834 Poole-Glasgow

33101}            1L08 1150 Salisbury-Waterloo

33117}

73132  1D85 2035 Gatwick-Victoria

306017 working Seven Kings – Shenfied additionals

2BIL 2090 at Waterloo, also 4 SUB 4732

Riot of the weekend

310062 on leaving Wolverton with the 2221 Birmingham – Euston late on the Friday night had a good few West Midlands bashers aboard, bound for the NSE day too. At Wolverton the usual drunks staggered aboard and one, as regularly occurred pulled the cord once the 310 was on the move. Unfortunately the cord was pulled in the neutral section just South of Wolverton meaning a total loss of power on the 310!

After a long delay BTP boarded and with Northampton Mick bellowing “it was her”, the offending drunk was arrested. Around 2 hours later 25176 arrived and dragged the unit to Bletchley (her last passenger working) for a different 310 forward

Any other Nov 86 NSE day memories to share?

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