5th July 2003

Hastings Diesels Ltd
The Deal Wayfarer

DEMU Used 1001 (as 7-car set)

Route:
1Z66 : Hastings to Deal
1Z67 : Deal to Hastings

DEMU Route
1001 Hastings - Battle - Tunbridge Wells Central - Tonbridge
1001 Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Headcorn (1) - Ashford - Canterbury West - Minster - Deal
1001 Deal - Dover Priory
1001 Dover Priory - Shepherds Well - Faversham - Newington (2) - Gillingham - Strood
1001 Strood - Maidstone West - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge
1001 Tonbridge (reverse of outward route) - Hastings

Notes :
(1) Booked to run via Cranmore loop but stayed on main line.
(2) Booked to go via loop at Newington for a photo stop but went main line due to points failure.

There was an option to visit the East Kent Railway where D6565 was believed to be operating.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train Hastings to Tonbridge)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Hastings 09.12d 09.13
St Leonards (Warrior Square) 09.14a ~ 09.15d 09.15 ~ 09.16
Bobeep Jn 09/17 09/19
Battle 09.27a ~ 09.45d 09.30 ~ 09.45
Mountfield Tunnel 09/50 09/50
Robertsbridge 09/52 09/52
Etchingham 09.57a ~ 09.58d 09.55 ~ 09.58
Wadhurst 10/08 10/10
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 10/12 10.15a ~ 10.16d
Tunbridge Wells Central 10.14a ~ 10.19d 10.19 ~ 10.21
Wells Tunnel Jn 10/22 10/23
Somerhill Tunnel 10/28 10/28
Tonbridge 10.31a ~ 10.42d 10.30 ~ 10.49
Paddock Wood 10/53 10/56
Headcorn 11/04 11/09
Ashford 11.18a ~ 11.23a 11.25 ~ 11.28
Canterbury West 11/42 11/50
Minster 11/59 12/08
Deal 12.15a ~ 16.15d 12.33 ~ 16.15
Buckland Jn 16/32 16.28a ~ 16.29d
Dover Priory 16.34a ~ 16.40d 16.32 ~ 16.40
Buckland Jn 16/42 16/42
Shepherds Well 16.49a ~ 16.51d 16.50 ~ 16.51
Canterbury East 17/04 17.05a ~ 17.06d
Faversham 17/19 17/22
Sittingbourne 17/29 17/29
Newington 17.34a ~ 17.41d 17/40
Rainham 17/46 17/43
Gillingham 17.53a ~ 17.55d 17.51 ~ 17.56
Rochester Bridge Jn 18/02 18/01
Strood 18.04a ~ 18.11d 18.02 ~ 18.11
Maidstone West 18/28 18/32
Paddock Wood 18/48 18.49a ~ 18.51d
Tonbridge 18.56a ~ 19.02d 18.59 ~ 19.12
Somerhill Tunnel 19/04 -
Wells Tunnel Jn 19/11 -
Tunbridge Wells Central 19.12a ~ 19.14d -
Strawberry Hill Jn 19/16 -
Wadhurst 19/22 -
Etchingham 19.32a ~ 19.33d -
Robertsbridge 19/37 -
Mountfield Tunnel 19/41 -
Battle 19.46a ~ 19.47d -
Bopeep Jn 19/55 -
St Leonards (Warrior Square) 19.59a ~ 20.00d -
Hastings 20.02a -


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