34053 Sir Keith Park – Timing Log

Below is a log of a run made by Sir Keith Park in BR service by Derek Tuck.

Woking to Waterloo, 28th December 1964

Load: 6 coaches - 190 tons gross
Crew:
spacer
Distance   Station Schedule Time Speed
0.0   Woking   0.00  
2.7   West Byfleet   3.51 61.5
3.9   Byfleet & Newhaw   4.58 71.5
5.2   Weybridge   6.02 72.5
7.25   Walton   7.42 75 / sigs.
9.9   Esher   9.58 69
11.0   Hampton Court Junction   10.50 73
12.3   Surbiton   11.54 75/72
13.3   Berrylands   12.48 73.5
14.6   New Malden   13.45 66
15.7   Raynes Park   14.47 66
17.1   Wimbledon   16.12 60
18.7   Earlsfield   17.51 62
20.4   Clapham Junction   19.53 38.5
21.6   Queens Road   21.30 53.5
23.0   Vauxhall   23.10 39.5
24.3   Waterloo 26.31  

This table sets out a typical run from Woking to Waterloo with 34053, with a light load including a 75mph limit parcels van in the train. I always enjoyed a lively run in from Woking as there is always a heightened sense of speed travelling through suburbia. The overall time was faster than normal due to an unchecked run into Waterloo.