4th February 2006

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
In Search of the Laughing Frog?

Blue Pullman series.

Locos Used 47709 'Dionysos' & 47712 'Artemis'
Stock Used 9513+3392+1961+3352+3313+1657+3431+3326

Route:
1Z82 : London Victoria to Folkestone Harbour
1Z83 : Folkestone Harbour to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
47709 (1) London Victoria - Brixton - Nunhead - Orpington - Tonbridge - Ashford International - Folkestone Central - Folkestone East Train Roads
47712 (2) Folkestone East Train Roads - Folkestone Harbour
47709 (1) Folkestone Harbour - Folkestone East Train Roads
47712 (2) Folkestone East Train Roads - Ashford International
47709 (1) Ashford International - Appledore - Dungeness British Energy
47712 (2) Dungeness British Energy - Appledore - Ashford International - Maidstone East - Otford Jn - Swanley - Nunhead - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 47712 on rear.
(2) 47709 on rear.
(3) Train suffered a split air pipe on the way back, just after passing Bickley Jn, so held whilst repairs were carried out, hence delay between Bickley Jn and Bromley South.

Sources : Richard Rooker & Nigel Pitt

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 09.06d 09.07
Voltaire Road Jn 09/11 09/12
Brixton 09/13 09/14
Cambria Jn 09/15 ?
Denmark Hill 09/17 ?
Crofton Road Jn 09/18 09/17
Nunhead 09/20 09/19
Shortlands Jn 09/28 09/26
Bromley South 09.30a ~ 09.33d 09.27 ~ 09.33
Bickley Jn 09/36 09/36
Petts Wood Jn 09/39 09/38
Orpington 09/43 09/41
Sevenoaks 09/53 09/52
Tonbridge 10/02 10/01
Paddock Wood 10/08 10/06
Headcorn 10/18 10/14
Ashford International 10/31 10/28
Saltwood Jn 10/40 10/39
Folkestone West 10/44 ?
Folkestone Central 10/46 10/44
Folkestone East 10.49a ~ 11.04d 10.47 ~ 11.03
Folkestone Harbour 11.15a ~ 12.30d 11.14 ~ 12.30
Folkestone East 12.40a ~ 12.50d 12.38 ~ 12.43
Folkestone Central 12/55 12/49
Folkestone West 12/58 ?
Saltwood Jn 13/03 12/53
Ashford International 13.13a ~ 13.17d 13.07 ~ 13.16
Appledore 13.30a ~ 13.32d 13.30 ~ ??.??
Lydd Town 14.00a ~ 14.07d ? ~ ?
Dungeness British Energy 14.12a ~ 14.27d ? ~ ?
Lydd Town 14.32 ~ 14.47 ? ~ ?
Appledore 15.17a ~ 15.19d ? ~ ?
Ashford International 15/40 15/35
Charing 15/50 ?
Maidstone East 16/08 16/04
Otford Jn 16/32 16/29
Swanley 16/43 16/40
St Mary Cray Jn 16/49 16/44
Bickley Jn 16/50 16/46
Bromley South 16.52a ~ 16.55d 17.20 ~ 17.23
Shortlands Jn 16/57 17/26
Nunhead 17/04 17/32
Crofton Road Jn 17/06 17/35
Denmark Hill 17/07 ?
Voltaire Road Jn 17/11 17/41
Factory Jn 17/12 ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 17/14 ?
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/19 ?
London Victoria 17.22a 17.27


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