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Southern Railway EMU 1939-Nationalisation Numeric Headcodes

The early Southern Railway EMU stock used an alpha route indicator which was mounted on a single width fret and clipped to the illuminated middle panel on the front of the motor or trailer driving car. With the introduction in 1941 of the 4Sub units the alpha headcodes gave way to two-digit numeric headcodes although the older stock continued to use the alpha codes until withdrawal, in some cases lasting through to the 1960s.
The following are the numeric headcodes in use on the SR between July 1939 and nationalisation.
Where a number is followed by the word "bar" this denotes a bar was displayed above the number on the illuminated panel, e.g. 8 bar = 8bar

Western Section
2 Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour via Chertsey
3 Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea via Epsom
4 Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour via Epsom
5 Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea via Cobham
6 Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour via Cobham
7 Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea via Woking
Waterloo - Fratton depot (ECS workings)
Alton - Woking (if Portsmouth train is coupled to rear at Woking)
Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea (slow - with portion for Alton attached and detached at Woking) via Woking
8 Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour (not stopping at Havant) via Woking
8 bar Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour (ECS workings)
9 Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea via Chertsey
10 Waterloo - Woking
12 Waterloo - Alton (up trains coupling at Woking with Portsmouth portion behind to carry headcode 7)
Alton - Durnsford Road depot (ECS workings) via Earlsfield
13 Waterloo - Woking via Chertsey
13 bar Virginia Water or Chertsey - Woking (ECS workings)
14 Waterloo - Virginia Water via Weybridge
Weybridge - Chertsey or Virginia Water
14 bar ECS workings to Twickenham or Chertsey
15 Waterloo - Chertsey - Alton via Chertsey
Waterloo - Effingham Junc via Epsom
Farnham - Chertsey (ECS workings)
15 bar Durnsford Road depot - Effingham Junc (ECS workings) via Epsom
Waterloo - Epsom - Effingham Junc (ECS workings)
16 Waterloo - Guildford via Epsom
17 Waterloo - Epsom - Dorking or Horsham
Waterloo - Windsor via Brentford
Waterloo - Weybridge or Chertsey via Brentford
Staines - Weybridge (detached from or attached to service via Brentford)
Staines - Windsor (detached from or attached to service via Brentford
17 bar Chertsey - Hounslow Loop (ECS workings)
Chertsey - Waterloo (ECS workings) via Weybridge and Wimbledon
17 bar Chertsey - Hounslow Loop (ECS workings)
Chertsey - Waterloo (ECS workings) via Weybridge and Wimbledon
18 Waterloo - Windsor via Richmond
Waterloo - Chertsey or Weybridge via Richmond
Staines - Weybridge (detached from or attached to service via Richmond)
Waterloo - Chessington South
Staines - Windsor (detached from or attached to service via Richmond
Ascot - Reading (race day special workings)
18 bar Twickenham - Feltham (ECS workings)
Waterloo - Weybridge (ECS workings) via Brentford
Ascot - Reading (ECS workings)
Durnsford Road depot - Chessington South (ECS workings)
19 Waterloo - Worcester Park or Epsom or Leatherhead
20 Waterloo - Ascot via Woking
Guildford - Alton
20 bar Western section special ECS workings
21 Guildford - Aldershot
24 Waterloo - Shepperton via Kingston
25 Waterloo - Woking via Brentford and Ascot
26 Waterloo - Woking via Richmond and Ascot
26 bar Ascot - Woking (ECS workings)
27 Waterloo - Reading via Brentford
Ascot - Aldershot (detached from or attached to service via Brentford)
28 Waterloo - Reading via Richmond
Ascot - Aldershot (detached from or attached to service via Richmond)
30 Waterloo - Hampton Court
31 Durnsford Road depot - Hampton Court (ECS workings)
31 bar Waterloo - Hampton Court (ECS workings)
32 Waterloo - Alton
35 bar Worcester Park to Portsmouth area (special traffic empty workings)
37 Waterloo - Alton via Brentford and Ascot
38 Waterloo - Alton via Richmond and Ascot
42 Waterloo - Guildford via Cobham
42 bar Effingham Junc - Guildford (ECS workings)
43 Waterloo - Effingham Junc via Cobham
47 Waterloo - Shepperton via Richmond
51 Waterloo - Ascot (race day special workings) via Richmond
51 bar Ascot race day specials (ECS workings)
52 Waterloo - Aldershot or Farnham
53 Waterloo - Aldershot or Farnham via East Putney
57 Waterloo - Windsor via Brentford
Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea (slow)
58 Waterloo - Windsor via Richmond
58 bar Waterloo - Windsor (ECS workings)
61 Waterloo - Waterloo via Kingston and Richmond
Opposite direction - see 62
Durnsford Road depot - Earlsfield (passenger service commences) - Waterloo
62 Waterloo - Waterloo via Richmond and Kingston
Opposite direction - see 61
62 bar Waterloo - Strawberry Hill (ECS workings) via Kingston
Waterloo - Strawberry Hill (ECS workings) via Richmond
Waterloo - Teddington (ECS workings) via Kingston
Durnsford Road depot - Teddington or Strawbery Hill (empty stock workings)
Kingston or Shepperton - Strawberry Hill (ECS workings)
63 Waterloo - Strawberry Hill via Kingston
Kingston - Strawberry Hill
64 Waterloo - Strawberry Hill via Richmond
65 Waterloo - Littlehampton via Horsham
67 Waterloo - Bognor Regis via Horsham
68 Durnsford Road depot - Waterloo (ECS workings)
69 Waterloo -Bognor Regis via Horsham and Littlehampton
70 Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea (fast - calling at Havant)
71 Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea (semi fast - not calling at Havant)
80 Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour (stopping at Havant) via Earlsfield and Woking
81 Portsmouth Harbour - Woking (couples to rear of Alton train)
Waterloo - Portmsouth Harbour (slow - carries Alton portion on rear to Woking)
85 Waterloo - Wimbledon Park (special traffic workings) via East Putney
86 Waterloo - Wimbledon via East Putney
Horsham or Dorking - Waterloo (special traffic workings) via East Putney
Hampton Court - Waterloo (special traffic workings) via East Putney
Shepperton - Waterloo (special traffic workings) via East Putney
86 bar Dorking North - Durnsford Road depot (ECS workings)
Wimbledon Park sidings to Wimbledon Park (ECS workings)
Waterloo - Hampton Court or Shepperton (ECS workings) via East Putney
Miscellaneous ECS workings via East Putney
87 Waterloo - Wimbledon via East Putney
Waterloo - Waterloo via Richmond, Hounslow and Brentford
Opposite direction - see 89
89 Waterloo - Waterloo via Brentford, Hounslow and Richmond
Opposite direction - see 87
89 bar Waterloo - Hounslow (ECS workings) via Brentford
96 Miscellaneous Western Section special workings
97 Waterloo - Twickenham (special workings) via Kingston
, Wimbledon Park sidings - Wimbledon Park sidings (to turn stock) via Kingston, Richmond and Clapham Junc (reverse)
98 Miscellaneous Western Section special workings (ECS workings)
02 Waterloo - Alton via East Putney
03 Windsor - Portsmouth & Southsea (special traffic workings) via Woking
03 bar Miscellaneous ECS workings via East Putney
04 Windsor - Portsmouth Harbour (special traffic workings) via Woking
05 Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea (special traffic workings) via East Putney
06 Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour (special traffic workings) via East Putney
07 Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea (special traffic workings) via Woking
08 Windsor - Portsmouth Harbour (special traffic workings) via Woking
09 Windsor - Ascot (special traffic workings) via Chertsey
Waterloo - Ascot (special traffic workings) via Weybridge
09 bar Western section special empty workings

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