28th July 2007

Kingfisher Railtours
The Golden Arrow

Locos Used 67029 & steam : E850 'Lord Nelson'
Stock Used 35317+3231+1659+3188+5229+5239+9391+1800+5419+5278

Route:
1Z85 : Bournemouth to Folkestone Harbour
1Z86 : Folkestone Harbour to Folkestone Harbour
1Z87 : Folkestone Harbour to Canterbury West
1Z88 : Canterbury West to Bournemouth

Loco(s) Route
67029 Bournemouth - Brockenhurst - Southampton Central - Eastleigh - Winchester - Basingstoke - Woking - Chertsey - Staines - Richmond - Clapham Junction - Stewarts Lane - Battersea Loop
E850 (1) Battersea Loop - Stewarts Lane - Chatham Reversible (3) - Brixton - Penge East - Bromley South - Orpington - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Headcorn - Ashford - Folkestone East Sidings
67029 (2) Folkestone East Sidings - Folkestone Harbour
E850 (1) Folkestone Harbour - Folkestone East Sidings
67029 (2) Folkestone East Sidings - Folkestone Harbour
E850 (1) Folkestone Harbour - Folkestone East Sidings
67029 (2) Folkestone East Sidings - Ashford
E850 (1) Ashford - Canterbury West
E850 Canterbury West - Minster - Deal - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Ashford
E850 (1) Ashford - (reverse of outward route) (4) - Brixton - Shepherds Lane - (via Atlantic Line) - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia
67029 Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - (4) Clapham Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Bournemouth

Notes :
(1) 67015 on rear.
(2) E850 on rear.
(3) booked route was: via Atlantic line to Shepherds Lane.
(4) booked route from Bromley South was: Bromley South - Catford - Brixton - Shepherds Lane - (via Atlantic line) - Stewarts Lane - Battersea Loop - Stewarts Lane - Clapham Junction.

Source : John Clifford (joined/left the train at Clapham Junction)

Tour Review
(by John Clifford)

The tour ran to time as far as Canterbury West. However only 80 mins were allowed for servicing the engine & there were problems getting the engine from the down side to the up side at Canterbury West & back. When I got back to the station after a meal I learned that the departure had been put back by an hour. Even then the departure was delayed as Network Rail would not let it move until other trains had passed. On the train we were told optimistically that most of the time could be made up & only a 20 min late arrival was expected at Bournemouth. A fellow traveller told me later that they got there about 0130!

On the return a signal check at Deal prevented a speedy run up Martin Mill bank. After Paddock it was raining & this combined with poor coal put a dampener on any chance of recovering much of the lost time. It was hoped to make up some time by doing the loco change at Kensington O instead of in the Battersea Loop. Once again I got home in the early hours instead of the same day.


67029 waiting to leave Bournemouth (photo: Keith Mantle)

John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Clifford)
Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bournemouth 07.00d ?   00.03a ?
Brockenhurst 07.18a ~ 07.21d ?   23.43a ~ 23.45d ?
Redbridge 07/32 ?   23/31 ?
Southampton Central 07.36a ~ 07.39d ?   23.24a ~ 23.26d ?
Northam Jn 07/42 ?   23/22 ?
St Denys 07/44 ?   23/20 ?
Eastleigh 07.49a ~ 07.52d ?   23.13a ~ 23.15d ?
Shawford 07/58 ?   ? ?
Shawford Jn - 23/08 ?
Winchester 08/01 ?   23/06 ?
Worting Jn 08/18 ?   22/53 ?
Basingstoke 08.21a ~ 08.24d ?   22.46a ~ 22.48d ?
Farnborough 08/37 ?   22/33 ?
Woking Jn 08/45 ?   22/25 ?
Woking 08.46a ~ 08.48d ?   22.21a ~ 22.24d ?
Byfleet 08/54 ?   22/16 ?
Addlestone Jn 08/56 ?   22/14 ?
Virginia Water 09/05 ?   22/07 ?
Staines 09/13 ?   22/01 ?
Feltham 09/21 ?   21/56 ?
Feltham Jn 09/23 ?   21/54 ?
Whitton Jn 09/24 ?   21/54 ?
Twickenham Jn 09/30 ?   ? ?
Twickenham 09/31 ?   21/49 ?
St Margarets 09/33 ?   ? ?
Richmond 09/37 ?   21/45 ?
Barnes 09/45 ?   21/38 ?
Clapham Junction 09.53a ~ 09.58d 09.54 ~ 09.58   21.28a ~ 21.30d 22.44 ~ 22.46
Latchmere Jn   DIV 22/40
Kensington Olympia   DIV 22L25 ~ 22L33
Latchmere Jn   DIV 22/16
Longhedge Jn 10/02 10/02   21/20 22/14
Stewarts Lane 10/05 10.03 ~ 10.08   21/17 DIV
Battersea Loop 10L10 ~ 10L33 10.15 ~ 10.33   21L02 ~ 21L12 DIV
Stewarts Lane 10/36 10/37   20/57 DIV
Factory Jn 10/39 10/39   20/54 22/13
Voltaire Road Jn 10/40 10/42   20/53 22/12
Shepherds Lane Jn 10/42 10/44   20/51 22/10
Brixton 10/43 10/45   20/49 22/10
Herne Hill 10/45 10/46   DIV 22/07
Beckenham Junction 10/52 10/53   DIV 21/56
Cambria Jn   20/44 DIV
Denmark Hill   20/42 DIV
Crofton Road Jn   20/40 DIV
Nunhead   20/37 DIV
Shortlands Jn 10/54 10/54   20/30 21/55
Bromley South ? ?   ? ?
Bickley Jn 11/01 11/00   20/17 21/52
Petts Wood Jn 11/05 11/02   20/11 21/51
Orpington 11/19 11/18   20/07 21/49
Sevenoaks 11/30 11/31   19/56 21/37
Tonbridge 11/42 11/42   19/46 21/24
Paddock Wood 11*50 ~ 11*57 11.52 ~ 11.56   19w22 ~ 19w38 20.57 ~ 21.09
Headcorn 12w13 ~ 12w29 12.15 ~ 12.31   19/10 20/46
Ashford 12/45 12/48   18L43 ~ 18L57 20.20 ~ 20.33
Saltwood Jn 13/03 13/04   18/29 20/06
Folkestone West ? ?   18w06 ~ 18w23 19.49 ~ 20.00
Folkestone Central 13/07 13/09   18/04 19/47

 

Location Booked Actual
Folkestone East Sidings 13.10 ~ 13.25 13.14 ~ 13.21
Folkestone Harbour 13.30a ~ 14.00d 13.29 ~ 13.57
Folkestone East Sidings 14.05 ~ 14.15 14.01 ~ 14.06
Folkestone Harbour 14.20a ~ 14.35d 14.12 ~ 14.34
Folkestone East Sidings 14.40 ~ 14.47 14.39 ~ 14.44
Folkestone Central 14/51 14/48
Saltwood Jn 14/58 14/53
Ashford East Jn 15/13 15/07
Ashford 15.15 ~ 15.20 15.10 ~ 15.17
Wye 15/32 15/29
Canterbury West 15L43a ~ 17L03d 15.43 ~ 18.35
Minster 17/21 18/55
Minster 'B' Jn 17/22 18.57 ~ 18.58
Sandwich 17/29 19/05
Deal 17/36 19/14
Buckland Jn 17/50 19/31
Dover Priory 17/53 19/33

Timings continue in first table.

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