319 units North of Luton, March 2017

 

thanks to "TC" for the gen and phot

 

For 30 years now the dual voltage class 319 units have been the established power

on all Thameslink services. Sadly their new class 700 replacements are steadily encroaching on their former vast operating territory

This detailed gen lists all 319 operations North of Luton from March 12th - 18th and already some of the units listed are now stored.

So read a bit of local Midland history and get out to phot or travel behind these fine units before they no longer work North of Luton in a few months time.....

 

Sunday 12th March (Farringdon blockade timetable)

 

319002+319003

 

5H27 07.45 Bedford CS - Luton ECS for 2A29 08.18 Luton - St. Pancras

1G12 11.19 St. Pancras - Bedford

1A41 12.50 Bedford - St. Pancras

1G32 16.16 St. Pancras - Bedford

1A61 17.48 Bedford - St. Pancras

1G52 21.19 St. Pancras - Bedford

 

319435+319436

 

5H39 08.52 Bedford CS - Luton ECS for 2A35 09.48 Luton - St. Pancras

1G10 10.49 St. Pancras - Bedford

1A39 12.20 Bedford - St. Pancras

1G30 15.49 St. Pancras - Bedford

1A59 17.18 Bedford - St. Pancras

1G50 20.49 St. Pancras - Bedford

 

319009+319437

 

1G08 10.19 St. Pancras - Bedford

1A37 11.50 Bedford - St. Pancras

1G28 15.19 St. Pancras - Bedford

1A57 16.48 Bedford - St. Pancras

1G48 20.19 St. Pancras - Bedford

 

 

Monday 13th March

 

319438+319439

 

1W78 03.46 Three Bridges - Bedford, 1O13 06.22 Bedford - Sutton

 

319009+319437

 

1L60 06.40 Bedford - Orpington

 

319001+319011

 

1G61 07.28 Orpington - Bedford, ECS to Cauldwell for stabling and split. 

 

319438

 

1G75 16.52 Elephant & Castle - Bedford

 

319007+319421

 

1G61 18.20 Elephant & Castle - Bedford

 

319002+319003

 

2E67 17.30 Sevenoaks - Bedford

 

319008+319011

 

2O40 21.47 Sutton - Bedford

 

319215+319217

 

2O44 22.17 Sutton - Bedford

 

319436+319452

 

2G01 (14/3) 00.08 Blackfriars - Bedford

 

 

Tuesday 14th March

 

319010+319012

 

1G76 03.50 St. Pancras - Bedford, off 3A76 03.22 Cricklewood - St Pancras ECS

ECS to/from carriage sidings

1L60 06.40 Bedford - Orpington

 

319436+319438

 

1O13 06.22 Bedford - Sutton, (1W78 03.46 ex Three Bridges was 319's on 13/3, but 700007 on 14/3)

 

319439+319440

 

1G61 07.28 Orpington - Bedford

 

319436

 

1G75 16.52 Elephant & Castle - Bedford

 

319220+319443

 

1G61 18.20 Elephant & Castle - Bedford

 

319008+319011

 

2E67 17.30 Sevenoaks - Bedford

 

319007+319445

 

2O40 21.47 Sutton - Bedford

 

319430+319449

 

2O44 22.17 Sutton - Bedford

 

319428+319446

 

2G01 (15/3) 00.08 Blackfriars - Bedford

 

 

Wednesday 15th March

 

319438+319459

 

1G76 03.50 St. Pancras - Bedford

ECS to/from carriage sidings

1L60 06.40 Bedford - Orpington

 

319007+319428

 

1O13 06.22 Bedford - Sutton, (1W78 03.46 ex Three Bridges, cancelled)

 

319372+319373

 

1G61 07.28 Orpington - Bedford

 

319428

 

1G75 16.52 Elephant & Castle - Bedford

 

319444+319447

 

1G61 18.20 Elephant & Castle - Bedford

 

319445+319446

 

2E67 17.30 Sevenoaks - Bedford

 

319372+319373

 

2O40 21.47 Sutton - Bedford

 

319432+319439

 

2O44 22.17 Sutton - Bedford

 

319006+319454

 

2G01 (16/03) 00.08 Blackfriars - Bedford

 

 

Thursday 16th March

 

319438+319459

 

1O13 06.22 Bedford - Sutton, (1W78 03.46 ex Three Bridges was 700015)

 

319372+319373

 

1L60 06.40 Bedford - Orpington, (1G76 03.50 ex St Pancras, cancelled)

5V34 22.32 St Albans - Bedford ECS, off 2V34 21.12 ex Sutton

 

319220+319440

 

1G61 07.28 Orpington - Bedford

 

319426+319459

 

1G75 16.52 Elephant & Castle - Bedford

 

319435

 

1G61 18.20 Elephant & Castle - Bedford

 

319432+319439

 

2E67 17.30 Sevenoaks - Bedford

 

319220+319440

 

2O40 21.47 Sutton - Bedford

 

319006+319454

 

2O44 22.17 Sutton - Bedford

 

319215+319443

 

2G01 00.08 (1703) Blackfriars - Bedford

 

 

Friday 17th March

 

319215+319443

 

1O13 06.22 Bedford - Sutton, (1W78 03.46 ex Three Bridgeswas 700003)

 

319372+319373

 

1L60 06.40 Bedford - Orpington

 

319010+319438

 

1G61 07.28 Orpington - Bedford

 

319443

 

1G75 16.52 Elephant & Castle - Bedford

 

319425+319428

 

1G61 18.20 Elephant & Castle - Bedford

 

319440+319454

 

2E67 17.30 Sevenoaks - Bedford

 

319010+319438

 

2O40 21.47 Sutton - Bedford

 

319430+319449

 

2O44 22.17 Sutton - Bedford

 

319436+319445

 

2G01 (18/03) 00.08 Blackfriars - Bedford

 

 

Saturday 18th March

 

319438

 

1A75 01.20 Bedford - St. Pancras

2G74 02.50 St. Pancras - Bedford

 

319444+319459

 

1G76 03.50 St. Pancras - Bedford, off 3A76 03.22 Cricklewood - St. Pancras ECS

 

A different pattern with ECS moves compared to a weekday:

 

319436

 

5A01 03.54 Bedford CS - St. Pancras ECS for 2H01 05.38 St. Pancras - Luton

 

319449

 

5H01 04.17 Bedford CS - Luton ECS for 2O01 05.00 Luton - Sutton

 

319445

 

5H05 04.56 Bedford CS - Luton ECS for 2O05 05.30 Luton - Sutton

 

319444

 

5H17 06.18 Bedford CS - Luton ECS for 2O17 07.00 Luton - Sutton

 

319438

 

5H21 06.52 Bedford CS - Luton ECS for 2O21 07.30 Luton - Sutton

 

319438

 

5G26 21.29 St. Albans - Bedford CS ECS off 2V26 20.08 Sutton - St. Albans

 

319001

 

5G32 22.33 Luton - Bedford CS ECS off 2O32 20.37 Sutton - Luton

 

319445

 

2O36 21.15 Sutton – Bedford

 

The Fleet

 

As at 210317 the operational Thameslink 319 fleet stood at just

 

319001, 002, 003, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 215, 217, 220,

421, 422, 423, 425, 426, 428, 430, 432, 433, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439,

440, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 449, 459...35 units.

 

The last 319 tour, June 2017

Sunday June 4th last 319 run Empty from Bedford Caudwell to Luton for 09:30 then Luton - Cricklewood carriage washer- St Pancras High Level - West Hampstead down carriage loop- St Albans Centre siding St Albans Centre siding - up Hendon Line Cricklewood to West Hampstead then to Brighton (break) returns to Luton - Cauldwell depot will close for maintenance and inspection pits covered over as they can only take 4 cars in shed space all sidings will then be used for stabling only, headshunt will be increased to 12 car length (from current 8) Tickets on sale soon via Branch Line Society,ta to"RM" for the gen

 

Phot spot

 

170317319454n440webr.jpg “TC’s” phot of 319454 and 319440 at Bedford after working 2E67 1730 ex Sevonoaks at Bedford on 170317. This is the last Thameslink 319 in First "Barbie" livery

 

Thanks again to “TC” for the detailed gen and phot

 

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