The images on this page are by Selsdon Jc and the copyright remains with him

The timings below are from the Six Bells Jcn website



Timings (Booked & Actual)

M.CLocationBookedActual
BookedActualM.C
0.00Eastbourne06.20d?
20.40a?415.68
?Hampden Park??
20/37?413.69
4.17Polegate06/26?
20/34?411.51
14.66Southerham Jn06/36?
20/22?401.02
15.70Lewes06.39a ~ 06.40d?
20.18a ~ 20.19d?399.78
24.75Keymer Jn06/54?
20/06?390.73
28.05Haywards Heath06.58a ~ 06.59d?
20.01a ~ 20.02d?387.63
34.12Balcombe Tunnel Jn07/07?
19/55?381.56
36.43Three Bridges07.10a ~ 07.11d??.?? ~ 07.18
19.51a ~ 19.52d20.03 ~ ??.??379.25
39.18Gatwick Airport07/15?
19/4720/00376.50
44.15Earlswood07/20 [QL]?
19/42½ [FL]?371.53
51.51Stoats Nest Jn07/27 [FL]?
19/35 [QL]?364.17
55.43East Croydon07.31½a ~ 07.32½d07.38 ~ 07.40
19.27a ~ 19.30d19.41 ~ 19.42360.25
56.03Windmill Bridge Jn07/34 [FL]?
19/26 [FL]?359.65
61.18Balham Jn07/39½ [SL]?
19/20 [FL]19/32354.50
63.31Clapham Junction07.45a ~ 07.46d07.51 ~ 07.54
19.10a ~ 19.14d [SL]19.26 ~ 19.28352.37
64.04Latchmere Jn07/50?
19/07?351.64
66.67Kensington Olympia07/5608/00
19/0219/16349.01
68.55North Pole Jn07/5908/03
18/58?348.45
69.11Old Oak Common East08*01a ~ 08*16d08/23
18/56?348.09
69.70Old Oak Common WestML?
72.03Ealing Broadway08.22a ~ 08.24d08.27 ~ 08.28
18.50a ~ 18.51d19.05 ~ 19.07345.17
75.33Southall08/29?
18/4619/01341.67
?Southall West Jn??
[ML]?-
?Dolphin Jn??
[RL]?-
84.63Slough08/3708/41
18/3018/46332.37
90.46Maidenhead08/4208/46
18/2418/41326.54
97.28Twyford08/4808/51
18/1818/35319.72
102.25Reading08.54a ~ 08.58d08.55 ~ 08.58
18.10a ~ 18.12d18.08 ~ 18.28314.75


M.CLocationBookedActual
104.09Southcote Jn09/0409/03
117.60Basingstoke09.25a ~ 09.26d09.25 ~ 09.26
120.21Worting Jn09/3009/31
136.26Andover09.45a ~ 09.46d09.44 ~ 09.47
?Ground Frame G709.47½ ~ 09.4909.49 ~ 09.59
?Andover09.50½ ~ 09.5210.01 ~ 10.03
143.52Ludgershall10.12 ~ 10.2210.29 ~ 10.34
150.78Andover10.42 ~ 10.5210.52 ~ 11.00
165.76Tunnel Jn11/0811/17
167.04Salisbury11.10½ ~ 11.11½11.18 ~ 11.22
168.70Wilton Jn11/15½11/26
186.63Warminster11/3411/43
191.35Westbury11.42 ~ 11.4711.54 ~ 12.03
192.70Fairwood Jn11/5012/06
197.11Clink Road JnAL12/12
203.32East Somerset Jn12/0212/16
206.77Merehead Quarry Jn12/1012/30
208.51Merehead Quarry12.20a ~ 12.3012.36 ~ 12.53
210.25Signal 22812.42a ~ 12.5212.57 ~ 12.59
211.58Whites Crossing Siding12.56 ~ 13.0613.06 ~ 13.10
212.40Merehead Quarry13.11 ~ 13.2113.13 ~ 13.15
213.20Whites Crossing Siding13.26 ~ 13.3613.17 ~ 13.18
?Signal 23013.39 ~ 13.4913.20 ~ 13.23
214.09Cranmore13.52a ~ ??.??d13.31 ~ 14.30
215.25Mendip Vale? ~ ?14.37 ~ 14.48
216.41Cranmore??.??a ~ 15.10d14.54 ~ 15.11
222.14East Somerset Jn15/2415/23
226.33Blatchbridge Jn15/3115/29
227.73Frome North Jn15.34 ~ 15.4415.32 ~ 15.41
232.08Whatley Quarry15.59 ~ 16.0915.55 ~ 16.15
236.23Frome North Jn16/2416/29
239.44Fairwood Jn16/2916/35
240.79Westbury16.32 ~ 16.3516.37 ~ 16.42
246.23Bradford Jn16t44 ~ 16t4516.50 ~ 16.51
254.53Thingley Jn??*?? ~ 17*0217/04
256.77Chippenham17t07 ~ 17.0817/08
267.66Wootton Bassett Jn17/2117/21
273.50Swindon17/2617/26
287.43Challow17/4217/39
?Foxhall JnRL?
297.63Didcot Parkway17/5217/49
?Reading MLWML?

Timings continued in first table.



(above)  1005 is seen at the rear of the train at Westbury


(below) Two images of train at Mearhead Quarry on one of the turn arounds

Cranmore Station which is the base of the East Somerset Railway, the platform ends at the signalbox and it goes to show that the station wasnt equipped for 12 car trains

The Bedlam Belle

The Branch Line Society

8th March 1986

A tour operated by the Branch Line Society two units were used both 6S 1005 & 1007. The tour started at Eastbourne ran up to the outskirts of London before getting on to the North London line at Clapham Jcn before the short trip to North Pole Jcn where it diverted onto the Western Region, from there it went straight down the Western main line to Somerset.

​The aim of the tour was to visit the Quarries of Merehead and Whatley with trip over the East Somerset Railway at Cranmore .