8th July 2007
Mercia Charters Limited
|Locos Used||SGB: 262 (ex-NS 262), 264 (ex-NS 264) & 521 (ex-NS 521)|
|Stock Used||SGB (ex-NS): C8543+B133|
|262 (1)||Goes (SGB platform) - headshunt (points end)|
|264 (2)||headshunt (points end) - SGB depot|
|262||SGB depot - headshunt (buffers end)|
|521||headshunt (buffers end) - Goes (SGB platform) - (3) - Nisse - Kwadenamme (4) - Hoedekenskerke|
|521||Hoedekenskerke - (reverse of outward route) - Goes (SGB platform)|
(1) 264 on rear.
(2) 262 on rear.
(3) Photo-stop held at bridge where the A58/E312 road crosses over the line. Train stopped immediately before the overbridge then, after passengers detrained, the train set-back approx. two train lengths before running forward to stop with the rear of the train under the bridge. Train finally set back to original position for passengers to re-board.
(4) At the Kwadenamme photostop the train stopped at the platform to offload passengers then set back around four train lengths before running back through to the platform again.
Source : Gary Thornton (on the train throughout)
(all photos: Gary Thornton)
262 waits to start the day off at Goes.
264, seen here on arrival at the depot, was top-n-tail with 262.
Another shot of 262 - proving what a lovely warm sunny morning it was.
521 approaches the over-bridge for the A58/E312 main-road.
521 approaches Kwadendamme, our third photo-stop on the 10.7km line.
Some alternative entertainment for the cranks at Hoedekenskerke!
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gary Thornton)
|Goes (SGB Platform)||(09.30d)||09.28|
|Headshunt||-||09.30 ~ 09.30½|
|SGB Depot||-||09.32 ~ 09.47|
|Headshunt||-||09.50 ~ 09.58½|
|Goes (SGB Platform)||-||10/00||(12.25a)||12.17|
|-||??p??a ~ ??p??d||-||?|
|Nisse (photostop 2)||-||(10p30a) ~ 10p37d||-||12/00|
|-||??p??a ~ 11p04d||-||11/55|
[RH platform in
direction of travel]
[other platform to
that arrived at]
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