8th July 2007

Mercia Charters Limited
Th
e Yesteryear

Locos Used SGB: 262 (ex-NS 262), 264 (ex-NS 264) & 521 (ex-NS 521)
Stock Used SGB (ex-NS): C8543+B133

Route:

Loco(s) Route
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)

Notes :
(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)

Photo Review
(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)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Goes (SGB Platform) (09.30d) 09.28  
Headshunt - 09.30 ~ 09.30  
SGB Depot - 09.32 ~ 09.47  
Headshunt - 09.50 ~ 09.58  
Goes (SGB Platform) - 10/00   (12.25a) 12.17
's-Gravenpolder - 10/26   - 12/04
A58/E312 over-bridge
(photostop 1)
- ??p??a ~ ??p??d   - ?
Nisse (photostop 2) - (10p30a) ~ 10p37d   - 12/00
Kwadendamme
(photostop 3)
- ??p??a ~ 11p04d   - 11/55
Hoedekenskerke (11.15a) (11.15)
[RH platform in
direction of travel]
  (11.45d) 11.45
[other platform to
that arrived at]


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