16th June 2001

Hastings Diesels Ltd
Mid-Summer Evening Explorer

DEMU Used 1001 + one motor coach from 930301

Route :
1Z65 : Hastings to Tonbridge
1Z66 : Tonbridge to Folkestone Harbour
1Z67 : Folkestone Harbour to Folkestone Harbour
1Z68 : Folkestone Harbour to Folkestone Harbour
1Z69 : Folkestone Harbour to Hastings

Traction Route
DEMU

Hastings - Tunbridge Wells - Tonbridge

DEMU Tonbridge - Tunbridge Wells - Hastings - Rye - Ashford
DEMU Ashford - Folkestone East Train Roads
DEMU Folkestone East Train Roads - Folkestone Harbour
DEMU Folkestone Harbour - Folkestone East Train Roads
DEMU olkestone East Train Roads - Folkestone Harbour
DEMU Folkestone Harbour - Folkestone East Train Roads
DEMU Folkestone East Train Roads - Sevington Up Loop - Ashford - Headcorn Up Loop - Tonbridge - Tunbridge Wells - Hastings

Notes:
(1) Then there should have been 3 return trips to Folkestone East Train Roads & back to Folkestone Harbour but only 2 were made due to adhesion problems.

Source : John Clifford (joined/left the train at Tonbridge)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hastings 15.04d -   21.53a -
St Leonards Warrior Square - -   21.49a ~ 21.51d -
Bopeep Jn 15/08 -   21/46 -
Battle 15/16 -   21.37a ~ 21.38d -
Mountfield Tunnel 15/20 -   21/33 -
Robertsbridge 15/24 -   21/29 -
Etchingham 15/26 -   21.24a ~ 21.26d -
Wadhurst 15/36 -   21.12a ~ 21.14d -
Strawberry Hill Tunel 15/40 -   21/05 -
Tunbridge Wells Central 15/42 -   21.01a ~ 21.03d -
Wells Tunnel Jn 15/44 -   21/00 -
Somerhill Tunnel 15/48 -   20/55 -
Tonbridge 15.50a ~ 15.58d 15.?? ~ 15.58   20.48a ~ 20.52d 20.43a ~ ??.??d

 

Location Booked Actual
Somerhill Tunnel 16/01 16/01
Wells Tunnel Jn 16/06 16/06
Tunbridge Wells Central 16.07a ~ 16.09d 16.07 ~ 16.09
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 16/12 16/11
Wadhurst 16.19a ~ 16.20d 16.17 ~ 16.20
Etchingham 16.30a ~ 16.32d 16.29 ~ 16.30
Robertsbridge 16/35 16/33
Mountfield Tunnel 16/38 16/35
Battle 16.41a ~ 16.42d 16.40 ~ 16.42
Bopeep Jn 16/50 16/50
St Leonards Warrior Square 16.53a ~ 16.55d 16.52 ~ 16.54
Hastings 16.57a ~ 16.58d 16.58 ~ 16.59
Ore 17/00 17/01
Rye 17.13a ~ 17.16d 17/17
Appledore 17/24 17/26
Ashford 17.34a ~ 17.40d 17.37a ~ 17.43
Continental Jn 17/52 18/01
Folkestone Central 17.55a ~ 17.56d 18.05 ~ 18.05
Folkestone Jn Sidings 17.59a ~ 18.06d 18.10 ~ 18.14
Folkestone Harbour 18.11a ~ 18.25d 18.21 ~ 18.29
Folkestone Jn Sidings 18.30a ~ 18.37d 18.54 ~ 18.58
Folkestone Harbour 18.42a ~ 18.55d 19.07a ~ 19.28d
Folkestone Jn Sidings 19.00a ~ 19.07d CANCELLED
Folkestone Harbour 19.12a ~ 19.25d CANCELLED
Folkestone Jn Sidings 19.30a ~ 19.37d 19.32a ~ 19.36d
Folkestone Central 19/39 19/39
Continental Jn 19/44 19/43
Ashford 19/54 20.02a ~ 20.02d
Headcorn 20/06 20/13
Paddock Wood 20.18a ~ 20.35d 20.25 ~ 20.34

Timings continue in first table.

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