13th December 2007
The White Cliffs Christmas Luncheon Special
Train cancelled on the day of running due to a defect in 34067's firebox.
Route: 1Z83 throughout
|Booked Loco(s)||Booked Route|
|steam: 34067 (2)||London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Factory Jn - (via Atlantic line) - Crofton Road Jn - Nunhead - Bromley South - Orpington - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Headcorn - Ashford - Canterbury West - Minster - Deal - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Ashford - (reverse of outward route) - Sevenoaks - Otford - Swanley - Bromley South - Penge East - Brixton - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria|
(1) John Clifford comments: When this tour was first advertised it was to be hauled by 30777 'Sir Lamiel' but, as this was found to be out of gauge, 34067 was substituted. Also, the route was to be via Redhill both ways. The tour was cancelled on the day due to a defect in 34067's firebox. The repair was an easy one to carry out but it needed the engine to cool down before it could be carried out. Passengers were transferred to Steam Dreams' Luncheon train on 14th December.
(2) Booked for load 12. Would have been banked out of Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge, most probably by 37248.
Source : John Clifford
Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Clifford)
|Battersea Pier Jn||10/27||16/29|
|Voltaire Road Jn||10/32||16/21|
|Crofton Road Jn||10/37||-|
|Kent House||-||16.01 ~ 16.07|
|Petts Wood Jn||11.02 ~ 11.18||-|
|St Mary Cray Jn||-||15/49|
|Sevenoaks||11/28||15.22 ~ 15.25|
|Tonbridge||11.37 ~ 11.39||15.06 ~ 15.10|
|Tonbridge Post Office Jn||-||14/51|
|Paddock Wood||11/46||14w34 ~ 14w45|
|Headcorn||11w56 ~ 12w09||14/24|
|Minster||13.00 ~||~ 13.09|
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