20064, 20030 & 20118 Patcham 2 May 1987

20064 River Sheaf, 20030 River Rother & 20118 River Don climb away from Brighton and pass Patcham on 2 May 1987 with the 1Z26 16:28 Brighton to Sheffield 'Three To The Sea' railtour. They have just emerged from Patcham Tunnel (behind the house) and are heading up the valley towards Clayton Tunnel. This location no longer exists, as the A27 Brighton bypass now crosses the area of grass in the foreground on a high embankment. The road passes over the line approximately where the locomotives are, whilst just behind where I am stranding the line now runs through a short cut and cover tunnel, over which a slip road onto the A23 passes at an angle.