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Halwill Junction - Summer Saturday 1956 Passenger Train Formations

NB. Although this is primarily passenger train formations, it also includes passenger vans attached to passenger and freight trains.
 
Note: Up / Down: Dep: From: Arr. Halwill: Formation: Dep. Halwill: To:
F Down 2:06 a.m. Exeter Central 4:37 a.m. 1 x BY 5:17 a.m. Bude
F   2:06 a.m. Exeter Central 4:37 a.m. 1 x BY 5:31 a.m. Padstow

1 Down 12:35 a.m. Waterloo (FP) 5:56 a.m. 1 x SK, 2-Set 6:01 a.m. Padstow
    12:35 a.m. Waterloo (RP) 5:56 a.m. 1 x SK, 1 x BCK 6:08 a.m. Bude

  Down N/A Berth   1 x SK, 2-Set 7:15 a.m. Bude

2 Down 1:25 a.m. Waterloo 7:04 a.m. 2 x SK, 1 x BCK, 1 x Van B 7:16 a.m. Padstow

  Up 8:20 a.m. Launceston 8:44 a.m. 2-Set 8:49 a.m. Okehampton
    7:58 a.m. Bude 8:36 a.m. 2-Set    

  Down N/A Berth   2-Set 8:53 a.m. Bude

3 Up 8:10 a.m. Wadebridge 9:49 a.m. 4-Set, 1 x SK 9:54 a.m. Waterloo
    9:00 a.m. Bude 9:42 a.m. 2 x SK, 2-Set    

4a Up 8:30 a.m. Padstow 10:22 a.m. 4-Set 10:27 a.m. Waterloo
    9:30 a.m. Bude 10:10 a.m. 3 x SK, 2-Set (63/75)    

4b Up 8:30 a.m. Padstow 10:22 a.m. 3 x SK, 2-Set 10:27 a.m. Waterloo
    9:30 a.m. Bude 10:10 a.m. 3 x SK, 2-Set (63/75)    

  Down 10:15 a.m. Okehampton 10:44 a.m. 1 x BY, 2-Set 10:47 a.m. Padstow
          2-Set, BCK 6489 10:55 a.m. Bude

  Up 8:52 a.m. Torrington 10:18 a.m. BCK 10:52 a.m. Torrington

5a Up 11:45 a.m. Bude 12:25 p.m. 1 x BCK, 1 x SK 12:29 p.m. Waterloo

5b Up 11:45 a.m. Bude 12:25 p.m. 1 x SK, 2-Set, 1 x BCK 12:29 p.m. Waterloo

5c Up 11:45 a.m. Bude 12:25 p.m. 1 x BCK, 3 x SK, 1 x BCK, 2-Set 12:29 p.m. Waterloo

6a Up 11:00 a.m. Padstow 12:49 p.m. 5-Set, RC, RKB (3), SK 12:53 p.m. Waterloo

6b Up 11:00 a.m. Padstow 12:49 p.m. 1 x SK, 5-Set, 3-Set (770) 12:53 p.m. Waterloo

6c Up 11:00 a.m. Padstow 12:49 p.m. 1 x SK, 5-Set, RC, RKB (3), 4-Set (770) 12:53 p.m. Waterloo

  Down 1:20 p.m. Okehampton (RP) 1:44 p.m. 2-Set 1:46 p.m. Bude
  Down 1:20 p.m. Okehampton (FP) 1:44 p.m. 2-Set 1:53 p.m. Launceston

  Up 1:00 p.m. Padstow 2:47 p.m. BCK, 2 x SK 2:51 p.m. Waterloo
          2-Set   Exeter Central

7   2:01 p.m. Bude 2:41 p.m. 2-Set, 1 x SK   Okehampton

  Down 10:35 a.m. Waterloo (FP) 3:07 p.m. 1 x SK, 5-Set 3:11 p.m. Padstow
  Down 10:35 a.m. Waterloo (RP) 3:07 p.m. 2 x SK, 2-Set 3:16 p.m. Bude

8a Down 11:15 a.m. Waterloo (FP) 4:26 p.m. 1 x SK, 2 x BCK 4:29 p.m. Padstow
  Down 11:15 a.m. Waterloo (FP) 4:26 p.m. 2 x SK, 2-Set (63/75) 4:35 p.m. Bude

8b Down 11:15 a.m. Waterloo (FP) 4:26 p.m. 3-Set (770) 4:29 p.m. Padstow
  Down 11:15 a.m. Waterloo (RP) 4:26 p.m. 2 x SK, 2-Set (63/75) 4:35 p.m. Bude

  Up 5:32 p.m. Bude 6:11 p.m. 2-Set, 1 x SK N/A Berth

9 Down 5:51 p.m. Okehampton (FP) 6:21 p.m. 1 x SK, 2-Set 6:24 p.m. Padstow
  Down 5:51 p.m. Okehampton (RP) 6:21 p.m. 2-Set 6:27 p.m. Bude

  Up 4:40 p.m. Torrington 6:06 p.m. 1 x BCK 6:30 p.m. Torrington

  Up 6:00 p.m. Padstow 7:56 p.m. 2-Set 8:00 p.m. Okehampton
          1 x Van B, 1 x BY 8:00 p.m. Exeter Central
  Up 7:05 p.m. Bude (FP) 7:45 p.m. 1 x Van B 8:00 p.m. Exeter Central
    7:05 p.m. Bude (RP) 7:45 p.m. 2-Set N/A Berth

  Down 7:45 p.m. Okehampton (FP) 8:17 p.m. 2-Set 8:20 p.m. Bude
  Down 7:45 p.m. Okehampton (RP) 8:17 p.m. 2-Set 8:25 p.m. Launceston
 
Sets:
2-Set Maunsell BCK+BSK - known as "P-Sets". Please see Chris Tooth's article on the SEmG site.
3-Set Usually Bulleid BSK+CK+BSK (in this case BSK refers to the semi-open brake). Could also be Mkl set.
4-Set Usually Bulleid BSK+CK+SK+BSK. Not usual for Mk.1 4-sets to be on the North Cornwall line - usually confined to Plymouth portion.
5-Set Bulleid BSK+SK+CK+SK+BSK
Abbreviations:
FP Front Portion
RP Rear Portion
BCL 6489 LSWR Non-Corridor Tri-Composite Lavatory Brake to Drawing 1996 (SR Diagram 408) of which there were 16 built. The Carriage Working Notice specifically refers to S6489 as the 1955 Carriage Working Notices shows S6849 allocated specifically to Wadebridge-Padstow (why it was transferred to Bude-Halwill in 1956 is unknown). A photo of S6482 at Padstow in 1950 appears in LSWR Carriages in the 20th Century by George Weddell
63/75 Bulleid 2-Set ( BSK + BCK )
770 Although specifically referring to a Bulleid 3-Set, in practice the term meant either a Bulleid 3-Set or a Mkl 3-Set
Notes:
F Freight Train.
1 14th of July to the 8th of September inclusive only.
2 2 x SK only until the 25th of August.
3 14th July to the 25th of August inclusive.
4a Until the 7th of July and on the 15th of September.
4b From the 14th of July to the 8th of September. Only 1 x SK on the 14th of July and the 8th of September but 2 x SK from the 21st of July to the 1st of September.
5a Until the 23rd of June and the 15th of September.
5b 30th of June and the 7th of July only.
5c 14th of July until the 8th of September.
6a Until 7th of July and on the 15th of September. A photo of this train departing Wadebridge appears in the Bradford Barton book "Steam in the West Country".
6b 14th July to the 25th of August inclusive.
6c 1st of September and on the 8th of September only ... also, the Carriage Working Notice Steam Trains contradicts itself - showing a 4-Set departing Padstow, but only a 3-Set (770) departing Okehampton and Exeter Central.
7 1 x SK is 14th of July to the 25th of August only (see note 9).
8a Until the 14th of July,
8b From the 21st of July.
9 1 x SK from the 14th of July to the 25th of August only (see note 7)

Extracted from the Carriage Working Notice - Steam Trains 11th of June to 16th of September 1956 inclusive by Martin James
 
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