30th December 2004

South Eastern
The CEP Tribute Tour

EMUs Used 1697, 1698 & 1699

Route:
1Z69 : London Victoria - Dover Priory
1Z70 : Dover Priory to Dover Priory (portion 1)
1Z71 : Dover Priory to Dover Priory (portion 2)
1Z72 : Dover Priory to Dover Priory (portion 3)
1Z73 : Dover Priory - London Victoria

EMUs Route
as listed London Victoria - Brixton - Hearne Hill - Orpington - Tonbridge - Headcorn - Ashford International - Dover Priory
see below (1) train split - see below - then reformed
as listed Dover Priory - (Reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Train booked to split at Dover and run as three portions as follows:

1Z70 : Dover Priory - Dover Priory

EMU Route
1697 Dover Priory - Buckland Jn - Shepherds Well - Canterbury East - Faversham - Herne Bay - Margate - Ramsgate - Deal - Buckland Jn - Dover Priory

1Z71 : Dover Priory - Dover Priory

EMU Route
1699 Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Ashford International - Canterbury West - Minster -Sandwich - Deal - Buckland Jn - Dover Priory

1Z72 : Dover Priory - Dover Priory

EMU Route
1698 Dover Priory - Buckland Jn - Deal - Sandwich - Minster - Canterbury West - Ashford International - Folkestone Central - Dover Priory - Buckland Jn - Deal
1698 Deal - Buckland Jn - Dover Priory

Train then reformed and continued back to London as shown above.


One of the tour tickets - courtesy of Ralf Edge.

Sources : various including Janet Cottrell & Ralf Edge

Tour Review
(by Ralf Edge)

Having rarely visited the 'southern' I'm still unsure about the difference between a CEP, BEP, SUB or a COR... But knew a day out on a Mk1 EMU AND trying to break the London - Dover record (in series 400 stock) had to be fun.

So we arrived at Victoria to find out 12CEP in platform 1, not great for photos but traditional, a good run followed but signals delayed progress around Bickley and Shortlands, so no record breaking but it was still a non-stop run - just!

After arrival into Dover the train divided and we decided to go for 1698 (route details below) as we'd had our seats in that set so it was easiest to stay put, we wanted to do Minster S Junction - Minster W junction, and the photo stops / break times suited for not having too long in Dover in either direction.


1698 ready to leave Dover Priory (photo: Ralf Edge)

So that was decided, the outward run to Minster was plagued by following a slow stopping scummy Electrostar, but once free of it we had a good run to Ashford, in time to see 1697 leaving for Canterbury.


1697 leaving Ashford for Canterbury (photo: Ralf Edge)

On return to Dover, more photos followed by a wander to the chip shop, our energy restored we returned to the train for the run to Victoria, which I timed at 70 mins and 4 seconds. Sadly the record is 68 something, but still a good run, especially considering it was the middle of the evening peak and we got a clear run into Victoria!!

So a great day out and congratulations to SET for organising it, and raising (I think) around 8000 (over the two days) to be split between "Kent Air Ambulance" (http://www.kentairambulancetrust.com/) and "The Railway Children" (http://www.railwaychildren.org.uk/).

Ralf Edge

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including Janet Cottrell & Ralf Edge)

1Z69 & 1Z73

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 09.46d 09.46   16.24a 16.07
Voltaire Road Jn 09/50 09/51   16/19 16/03
Brixton 09/53 09/51   16/17 16/02
Herne Hill 09/54 09/53   16/16 16/01
Beckenham Junctiuon 09/59 09/59   16/11 15/57
Shortlands Jn (FL / FL) 10/01 10/01   16/10 15/55
Bickley Jn (DFV / UFV) 10/04 10/07   16/04 15/53
Petts Wood Jn (FL / FL) 10/05 10/07   16/03 15/52
Orpington 10/09 10/09   16/01 15/51
Sevenoaks 10/15 10/16   15/53 15/44
Tonbridge 10/21 10/22   15/44 15/37
Paddock Wood 10/26 10/26   15/39 15/33
Headcorn 10/35 10/34   15/30 15/26
Ashford International 10/45 10/41   15/21 15/19
Saltwood Jn 10/54 10/49   15/12 15/11
Folkstone Central 10/57 10/52   15/09 15/08
Dover Priory 11.08a 11.02   14.58d 14.58

1Z70

Location Booked Actual
Dover Priory 11.15d 11.14
Buckland Jn 11/17 ?
Shepherds Well 11/22 11/23
Canterbury East 11.31a ~ 11.32d ??.?? ~ 11.35
Faversham 11.43a ~ 11.53d 11.46 ~ 12.02
Herne Bay 12.04a ~ 12.14d ?
Margate 12/25 12/29
Ramsgate 12/33 12/40
Sandwich 12/44 ?
Deal 12/48 12/56
Buckland Jn 12/59 ?
Dover Priory 13.02a 13.09

1Z71

Location Booked Actual
Dover Priory 12.01d 12.01
Folkestone Central 12/12 12/11
Saltwood Jn 12/15 12/14
Ashford International 12.24a ~ 12.39d 12.24 ~ 12.40
Canterbury West 12.55a ~ 13.07d 12.56 ~ 13.07
Sturry 13/11 ?
Minster 13/21 13/24
Sandwich 13.28a ~ 13.43d ?
Deal 13/48 13/47
Buckland Jn 13/59 ?
Dover Priory 14.01a 14.01

1Z72

Location Booked Actual
Dover Priory 11.36d 11.36
Buckland Jn 11/38 11/39
Deal 11/48 11/53
Sandwich 11/55 12/03
Minster 12/01 12/09
Canterbury West 12.15a ~ 12.17d 12.23 ~ 12.23
Ashford International 12.33a ~ 12.43d 12.39 ~ 12.44
Saltwood Jn 12/56 12/54
Folkestone Central 13/00 12/57
Dover Priory 13.11a ~ 13.14d 13.07 ~ 13.14
Buckland Jn 13/16 13/16
Deal 13.27a ~ 13.40d 13.27 ~ 13.40
Buckland Jn 13/52 13/51
Dover Priory 13.54a 13.54


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