And low Saturday arrived and the trip was made to Hatfield to get the lads sheets for washing (bloody students!!!)
I headed to East Croydon to catch the Thameslink but started at Selhurst boarding 2Y95 Victoria to Caterham 455818 and I made across the bridge to make the train on platform 1 which was a 377 but decided that I didn’t fancy that one so I waited and it was worth the wait. at 12:49 1W27 Bedfordto Brighton arrived on platform 3 in the shape of 700115. Then in came my train 1?W30 Brighton to Bedford 700103. As we pulled out of East Croydon 2W33 Bedford to Brighton headed south and I managed to get the number 700112.
Just fractionally south of Norwood Juntion I saw 9D31 West Croydon to Hightbury and Islington 378212.
2W37 Bedford to Brighton 700113 was there.
St Pancras International.
Before popping over to Kings Cross I went upstairs to have a look at what Eurostars were in. 9O23 1113 Paris Nord to St Pancras International was there formed of 4010 and 3206 was on platform 7 on Opentraintimes it shows 9O15 but I can’t say that’s the true headcode.
On platform 9 was 365538, 365541 which formed 1C30 Kings Cross to Cambridge but my haulage was to the familiar 2C18 Kings Cross to Cambridge 387129.
91108 plus a couple of HST sets.
387102, 387125 just outside the gates, 387106 on 31 spurs road and 387107, 387112 alongside the MFB. 700019 in the yard.
2C49 Cambridge to Kings Cross 317343 took me back to Kings Cross.
St Pancras International:
Once I had avoid the singing fools and the mind numbingly idiots watching them on the concourse, I got on the platform A and waited for my train. 2V79 Luton to Sutton 319010 came in and on platform B was 1W38 Brighton to Bedford 700115. My train 2W45 Bedford to Three Bridges 377516, 377505 left and the driver announced it would terminate at Gatwick.
2W44 Brighton to Bedford was 700113.
2V68 Sutton to St. Albans City 319459.
2B89 17:12 Blackfriars to Sevenoaks 319009 sat in darkness.
Herne Hill saw 700111 on 2W46 Three Bridges to Bedford and 2N46 Victoria to Ashford International 465934.
700106 headed north with 2W48 Three Bridges to Bedford.
Only one unit as a new item of haulage and not a single new sighting, but it was a good trip.
As usual Items in BLUE are Haulage.
Items in RED new sightings/Haulage (aka ‘cops’)
Updated info ORANGE