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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

Central Section
0 Victoria - Epsom Downs via Mitcham Junc
0 bar Epsom Downs - Victoria (ECS workings) via Mitcham Junc
1 Brighton - West Worthing
Preston Park - Brighton
Horsted Keynes - Haywards Heath
Lewes - Seaford
Eastbourne - Ore
Arundel - Littlehampton
Bognor Regis - Barnham
2 Redhill - Reigate
Purley - Tattenham Corner
Horsted Keynes or Haywards Heath - Brighton
Eastbourne - Polgate
Three Bridges - Horsham
3 London Bridge - Brighton (fast) via Quarry
Arundel - Bognor Regis via Littlehampton
Arundel - Bognor
Purley - Caterham
3 bar Crystal Palace - East Croydon (ECS workings)
4 Victoria - Brighton (fast) via Quarry
5 London Bridge - Brighton (semi fast) via Quarry
Three Bridges or Horsham - Littlehampton
6 Victoria - Brighton (semi fast) via Quarry
Three Bridges or Horsham - Bognor Regis
7 London Bridge - Brighton (slow) via Quarry
7 bar Victoria - London Bridge (fish and parcels traffic in passenger stock) via Streatham Common and Norwood Junc
8 Victoria - Brighton (slow) via Quarry
Victoria - East Croydon via Streatham Hill and Crystal Palace
9 London Bridge - Brighton (fast) via Redhill
10 Victoria - Brighton (fast) via Redhill
12 Victoria - Brighton (semi fast) via Redhill
Bognor Regis - Portsmouth Harbour
13 Littlehampton - Portsmouth & Southsea
14 Victoria - Brighton (slow) via Redhill
15 London Bridge - Brighton (slow)via Redhill
Chichester - Portsmouth & Southsea
16 Victoria - Littlehampton via Quarry and Hove
Brighton - Ore via Eastbourne
Opposite direction - see 18
17 London Bridge - Littlehampton via Quarry and Hove
Brighton - Lewes
18 Victoria - Littlehampton via Redhill and Hove
Ore - Brighton via Eastbourne
Opposite direction - see 16
19 London Bridge - Littlehampton via Redhill and Hove
20 Victoria - Portsmouth Harbour via Mitcham Junc
20 bar London Bridge - Coulsdon North (ECS workings)
East Croydon - Streatham Hill (ECS workings) via Crystal Palace
21 London Bridge - Portsmouth Harbour via Mitcham Junc
London Bridge - East Croydon via Sydenham
21 bar London Bridge - Wimbledon (ECS workings) via Peckham Rye and Streatham
23 London Bridge - Portsmouth Harbour via Quarry and Horsham
24 Victoria - Brighton (special workings) via Redhill
25 London Bridge - Portsmouth Harbour via Redhill and Horsham
26 Victoria - Portsmouth Harbour via Quarry and Horsham
Brighton - Ore
26 bar Brighton - Eastbourne (ECS workings)
27 London Bridge - Brighton (special workings) via Quarry
27 bar Epsom Downs - Streatham Hill (race day special ECS workings) via Sutton, West Croydon and West Norwood
28 Victoria - Portsmouth Harbour via Redhill and Horsham
Brighton - Seaford
28 bar Selhurst - Tattenham Corner (ECS workings)
29 London Bridge - Ore,
London Bridge - Brighton (special workings) via Redhill
Streatham Hill - Bognor Regis (special workings) via Crystal Palace, West Croydon, Horsham and Littlehampton
30 Victoria - Sutton via Streatham Common and West Croydon
Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour via Littlehampton
West Croydon - Dorking North
30 bar Selhurst Depot - West Croydon (ECS workings) via Selhurst
Victoria - Wallington (ECS workings)
31 Charing Cross - Reigate
Brighton - Bognor Regis via Littlehampton
London Bridge - Horsham via Forest Hill, West Croydon and Epsom
32 Brighton - West Worthing via Preston Park
Victoria - Selhurst via Streatham Common
34 Victoria - Reigate
35 London Bridge - Selhurst via Tulse Hill
Brighton - Littlehampton
Portsmouth - Gillingham (special workings) via Epsom
36 Victoria - Beckenham Junc via Streatham Hill and Crystal Palace
37 London Bridge - Reigate
London Bridge - Portsmouth Harbour (excursion workings) via West Croydon and Guildford
Horsted Keynes or Haywards Heath - Seaford
38 Streatham Hill - Brighton (special workings) via Quarry
Tooting - Littlehampton (excursion workings) via Wimbledon and Mitcham
Victoria - Tattenham Corner via Selhurst
39 London Bridge - Epsom Downs via Norwood Junc and West Croydon
London Bridge - Brighton (special workings) via Streatham and Quarry
40 Victoria - Bognor Regis via Mitcham Junc
41 London Bridge - Bognor Regis via Mitcham Junc
London Bridge or Streatham Hill - Brighton (Bank Holiday workings) via Crystal Palace and Quarry
42 Victoria - Brighton (special workings) via Quarry
43 London Bridge - Bognor Regis via Quarry or Redhill and Horsham
46 Victoria - Bognor Regis via Quarry and Horsham
Horsted Keynes or Haywards Heath - Lewes
47 London Bridge - Bognor Regis via West Croydon
48 Victoria - Bognor Regis via Redhill and Horsham
Victoria or East Croydon - Horsham via Three Bridges
49 Tooting - Bognor Regis (excursion workings) via Wimbledon, Mitcham and Sutton
Horsted Keynes or Haywards Heath - Eastbourne
London Bridge - London Bridge via Sydenham, Crystal Palace and Tulse Hill
Opposite direction - see 94
50 Victoria - Littlehampton via Mitcham Junc
51 London Bridge - Littlehampton via Mitcham Junc
East Croydon - Brighton (special working) via Quarry or Redhill
51 bar Victoria - New Cross Gate (ECS workings) via Streatham Hill and Crystal Palace
52 Victoria - Ore via Quarry and Eastbourne
53 London Bridge - Ore via Quarry and Eastbourne
London Bridge - East Croydon (Christmas workings) via Selhurst and Tulse Hill
Brighton - Gillingham via Forest Hill and London Bridge (reverse)
53 bar London Bridge - Epsom Downs (ECS workings) via Streatham, Mitcham Junc and Sutton
Epsom - Fratton (ECS workings) via Horsham
54 Victoria - Ore via Quarry
56 Victoria - Littlehampton via Quarry and Horsham
Streatham or Tulse Hill - Brighton (Bank Holiday workings)
South Bermonsey - Brighton (Bank Holiday workings)
Victoria - Twickenham (rugby match special workings) via Streatham and Wimbledon
56 bar Victoria - Three Bridges (ECS workings) via Redhill
, Victoria - Wimbledon (ECS workings) via Balham Junc and Streatham
57 London Bridge - Littlehampton via West Croydon and Horsham
58 Victoria - Littlehampton via Redhill and Horsham
59 London Bridge - Littlehampton via Redhill and Horsham
60 Victoria - Ore via Redhill
Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour (semi fast)
Hove - Portsmouth (special workings)
61 London Bridge - Ore via Redhill and Eastbourne
62 Victoria - Eastbourne via Quarry
Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour (slow)
63 London Bridge - Ore via Quarry and Eastbourne
64 Victoria - Eastbourne via Redhill
Brighton - Bognor Regis
65 London Bridge - Eastbourne via Quarry
Couldon North - Eastbourne (special workings)
67 London Bridge - Eastbourne via Redhill
68 Victoria - Seaford via Quarry
69 London Bridge - Seaford via Quarry
70 Victoria - Portsmouth Harbour via Mitcham Junc and Littlehampton
71 London Bridge - Portsmouth Harbour via Mitcham Junc and Littlehampton
72 Victoria - Ore via Quarry Redhill
73 London Bridge - Portsmouth Harbour via Quarry, Horsham and Littlehampton
Streatham Hill - Littlehampton (special workings) via West Croydon and Sutton
74 Victoria - Seaford via Quarry
75 London Bridge - Portsmouth Harbour via Redhill, Horsham and Littlehampton
76 Victoria - Portsmouth Harbour via Quarry, Horsham and Littlehampton
78 Victoria - Portsmouth Harbour via Redhill, Horsham and Littlehampton
79 London Bridge - Seaford via Redhill
80 Victoria - Caterham via Streatham Common and Purley
80 bar Purley - Caterham (ECS workings)
81 London Bridge - Caterham via Forest Hill
81 bar London Bridge - Wimbledon (ECS workings)
82 Victoria - Crystal Palace via Streatham Common, Selhurst and Norwood Junc
83 London Bridge - Selhurst via Forest Hill-
84 Victoria - Epsom Downs via Streatham Common and West Croydon
Victoria - Epsom Downs (ECS workings) via Selhurst
84 bar Epsom Downs - Selhurst (race day special ECS workings) via Sutton
85 London Bridge - Tattenham Corner via Forest Hill
86 Victoria - Horsham via Mitcham Junc
89 London Bridge - Horsham via Mitcham Junc and Dorking
London Bridge - Billingshurst (special workings) via Mitcham Junc and Horsham
90 Victoria - Bognor Regis via Mitcham Junc and Littlehampton
London Bridge - London Bridge via Tulse Hill, Selhurst and Forest Hill
Opposite direction - see 09
91 London Bridge - Bognor Regis via Mitcham Junc and Littlehampton
92 Victoria - Bognor Regis via West Croydon and Littlehampton
93 London Bridge - Bognor Regis via Quarry, Horsham and Littlehampton
94 Victoria - Coulsdon North via Streatham Common
London Bridge - London Bridge via Tulse Hill, Crystal Palace and Sydenham
Opposite direction - see 49
94 bar Victoria - Coulsdon North (ECS workings) via Norbury
95 London Bridge - Bognor Regis via Redhill, Horsham and Littlehampton
96 Victoria - Bognor Regis via Quarry or Redhill, Horsham and Littlehampton
01 Victoria - London Bridge via Streatham Hill and Tulse Hill
01 bar Victoria - Streatham Hill (ECS workings)
02 Victoria - Guildford via Mitcham Junc and Epsom
Victoria - Gatwick or Plumpton or Lewes or Barnham or Chichester (race day specials) via Quarry
02 bar Purley - Tattenham Corner (race day special ECS workings)
03 London Bridge - Guildford via Mitcham Junc
London Bridge - Gatwick or Plumpton or Lewes or Barham or Chichester (race day specials) via Quarry
03 bar Selhurst - West Croydon (ECS workings)
04 Victoria - Gatwick or Plumpton or Lewes or Barham or Chichester (race day specials) via Redhill
05 London Bridge - Gatwick or Plumpton or Lewes or Barham or Chichester (race day specials) via Redhill
London Bridge - Coulsdon North via Forest Hill
06 Victoria - West Croydon via Streatham Hill and Crystal Palace
Brighton - Gatwick or Plumpton or Lewes or Barham or Chichester (race day specials)
06 bar Victoria - Crystal Palace low level (ECS workings)
08 Victoria - East Croydon via Selhurst
08 bar Epsom Downs - Wimbledon Park Sidings (race day specials ECS workings) via Mitcham Junc
09 London Bridge - London Bridge via Forest Hill, Selhurst and Tulse Hill
Opposite direction - see 90

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