6th December 2003

Hastings Diesels Limited
Medway Cracker

DEMU Used 1001 (running as 6-car set)

Route:
1Z66 : Hastings to London Bridge
1Z67 : London Bridge to Sheerness
1Z68 : Sheerness to Sittingbourne
1Z69 : Sittingbourne to Charing Cross
1Z70 : Charing Cross to Hastings

DEMU Route
as listed Hastings - Battle - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Grove Park - Parks Bridge Jn - New Cross - London Bridge (P2)
as listed London Bridge (P2) - New Cross - Lewisham - Blackheath - Bexleyheath - Dartford - Gravesend Central - Strood - Chatham - Western Jn - Middle Jn - Queenborough - Sheerness
as listed Sheerness - Queenborough - Middle Jn - Eastern Jn - Sittingbourne
as listed Sittingbourne - Chatham - Sole Street - Swanley - Chislehurst - Grove Park - Parks Bridge Jn - New Cross - London Bridge (up passenger loop) - Charing Cross
as listed Charing Cross - London Bridge - (reverse of outward route) - Hastings


The tour at London Bridge (photo : www.railway-images.co.uk)

Source : John Clifford (on the train London Bridge to Charing Cross)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hastings 08.10d 08.11   19.47d 20.00
St Leonards Warrior Square 08.12a ~ 08.14d ?   19.42a ~ 19.43d ?
Bopeep Jn 08/16 08/18   19/39 19/54
Battle 08.26a ~ 08.27d ?   19.30a ~ 19.31d ?
Mountfield Tunnel 08/33 ?   19/25 ?
Robertsbridge 08/34 08/35   19/22 19/36
Etchingham 08.38a ~ 08.39d ?   19.18a ~ 19.19d ?
Wadhurst 08/49 ?   19/08 ?
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 08/54 ?   19/04 ?
Tunbridge Wells Central 08.56a ~ 08.58d 09.02 ~ 09.03   18.59a ~ 19.01d 19.12 ~ 19.14
Wells Tunnel Jn 09/00 ?   18/58 ?
Somerhill Tunnel 09/05 ?   18/53 ?
Tonbridge 09.07a ~ 09.12d 09.12 ~ 09.13   18.49a ~ 18.50d 19.00 ~ 19.02
Sevenoaks 09.24a ~ 09.25d 09.27 ~ 09.28   18.38a ~ 18.40d 18.50 ~ 18.51
Orpington 09/35 09/39   18/29 18/41
Petts Wood Jn 09/37 09/41   18/27 18/38
Chislehurst 09/38 09/42   18/26 18/36
Grove Park 09/41 09/44   18/23 18/33
Hither Green 09/43 09/46   18/21 18/31
Parks Bridge Jn 09/44 09/48   18/18 18/29
New Cross 09/46 ?   18/16 ?
North Kent East Jn 09/47 09/53   18/16 18/24
Spa Road Jn 09/49 ?   18/14 ?
London Bridge 09.51a  10.02   18/12d 18/20
Metropolitan Jn   18/10 ?
Charing Cross   17.44a ~ 18.05d 18.02 ~ 18.12
Metropolitan Jn   17/39 17/57
London Bridge 10.12d 10.12   17/38 17/55
Spa Road Jn 10/14 10/15   17/36 17/51
North Kent East Jn 10/17 10/18   17/34 17/49
New Cross 10/17 10/19   17/33 17/48
Lewisham 10/20 10/23  
Blackheath 10/22 10/27  
Eltham 10/26 10/33  
Barnehurst 10/31 10/41  
Crayford Creek Jn 10/33 10/47  
Dartford Jn 10/35 10/50  
Gravesend Central 10.49a ~ 10.59d 11.10 ~ 11.11  
Strood 11/14 11/28  
Parks Bridge Jn   17/31 17/45
Hither Green   17/30 17/42
Grove Park   17/27 17/40
Chislehurst   17/25 17/37
St Mary Cray Jn   17/23 17.32a ~ 17.33d
Swanley   17.16a ~ 17.17d 17.24 ~ 17.25
Fawkham Jn   17/09 17/17
Sole Street   17/05 17/12
Rochester Bridge Jn 11/15 11/29   16/55 17/02
Rochester 11.17a ~ 11.19d 11.32 ~ 11.33   16.51a ~ 16.53 16.58 ~ 16.59
Chatham 11.21a ~ 11.23d 11.36 ~ 11.37   16.48a ~ 16.49d 16.56 ~ 16.56
Gillingham 11.26a ~ 11.28d 11.41 ~ 11.43   16.42a ~ 16.45d 16.51 ~ 16.51
Rainham 11/32 11/48   16/39 16/44
Newington 11/37 11/51   16/36 16/40
Western Jn 11/41 11/56  
Sittingbourne   12.37a ~ 16.31d 12.38 ~ 16.33
Eastern Jn   12/33 12/35
Kemsley Halt 11/44 11/59   12/31 12/31
Queenborough 11.50a ~ 12.01d 12.07 ~ 12.08   12.15a ~ 12.24d 12.23 ~ 12.23
Sheerness 12.05a 12.13   12.11d 12.17

Special Trains on the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway :
(hauled by loco "Melior")

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Sittingbourne Viaduct 13.00d 13.15   extra 14.46a   16.05a ?
Kemsley Down 13.15a 13.29   extra 14.33d   15.50d ?


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