27th June 2004

Hastings Diesels Ltd / South East Trains / East Kent Ambulance
The Great Pull

DEMU Used 1001 (formed: 60116+69337+60501+60118)

Route:
1Z65 : Hastings to Maidstone East
1Z66 : Maidstone East to Victoria
1Z67 : Victoria to Hastings

DEMU Route
1001 Hastings - Rye - Ashford International - Maidstone East - Otford - Swanley - Bromley South - Catford - Crofton Road Jn (1) - (via Atlantic Line) - Factory Jn - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria
1001 London Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Hastings

Notes :
(1) Booked outward route was via Cambria Jn to Shepherds Lane then cross to the Atlantic Line.

This was a special trip run in connection with a "Tug of War" event at Maidstone for the Kent Air Ambulance. To add confusion the Special Traffic Notice showed the name as "The Great Pull" whereas the flier from Hastings Diesels showed the name as "The Big Pull".

Source : John Clifford (on from Maidstone East to Hastings)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hastings 09.00d ?   19.20a 19.30
Ore 09/03 ?   19/17 19/27
Rye 09/18 ?   19/02 19/11
Appledore 09/27 ?   18.53a ~ 18.54d 19/01
Ashford 09.39a ~ 09.40d ?   18.35a ~ 18.40d 18.45 ~ 18.48
Maidstone East 10.03a ~ 15.54d ??.?? ~ 15.54   18.10a ~ 18.13d 18.21 ~ 18.24
Otford Jn 16/09 16/11   17/54 18/04
Swanley 16/18 16/20   17/42 17/54
St Mary Cray Jn 16/22 16/25   17/39 17/47
Bickley Jn 16/23 16/26   17/38 17/46
Shortlands Jn 16/29 16/29   17/35 17/38
Catford 16/33 16/32  
Crofton Park 16.35a ~ 16.41d 16.34 ~ 16.40  
Nunhead 16/44 16/43   17/28 17/32
Crofton Road Jn 16/46 16/45   17/26 17/30
Denmark Hill 16/46 16/46   17/26 17/28
Cambria Jn 16/48 DIV  
Brixton 16/50 DIV  
Shepherds Lane 16/51 16/48  
Voltaire Road Jn 16/51 16/50   17/22 17/23
Factory Jn 16/52 16/51   17/19 17/22
Stewarts Lane Jn 16/53 16/52   17/18 17/21
Battersea Pier Jn 16/55 16/54   17/16 17/20
Victoria 16.59a 16.57   17.14d 17.16


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