23rd July 2008
|Locos Used||37712 & steam: 34067 'Tangmere'|
1Z82 : London Victoria to Canterbury West
1Z83 : Canterbury West to London Victoria
|34067 (1)||London Victoria - Brixton - Catford - Bromley South - Swanley - Otford - Maidstone East - Ashford - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Deal - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Ashford - Headcorn - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Bromley South - Catford - Crofton Road Jn - Atlantic Lines - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria|
(1) Banked by 37712 from Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge.
Source : John
(by John Clifford)
This was a routine Steam Dreams trip from London to Canterbury & back following the usual route. On the outward trip we were held at Swanley as there was a signal problem at Otford Jn. Despite this there was enough recovery time between Charing & Ashford for an on time arrival at Canterbury.
On the return, we were stopped outside Ashford for 8mins as a Hot Axle Box Detector had been activated. This did ensure that there was some rapid running afterwards. At Orpington the Automatic Routing System sent us from the up line to the down fast platform (no. 3) & back to the up fast after the station. The same thing happened on the previous Canterbury trip on 4.6.08. Due to the VSOE occupying platform 2 at Victoria we ran into platform 7.
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)
|Battersea Pier Jn||11/27||11/29||20/59||20/58|
|Voltaire Road Jn||11/29||11/31||20/52||20/54|
|Crofton Road Jn||11/36||11/38||20/45||20/47|
|Bromley South||11.50a ~ 11.53d||11.52 ~ 11.54||20.23a ~ 20.26d||20.28 ~ 20.31|
|St Mary Cray Jn||11/56||12/00|
|Swanley||12/01||12.06 ~ 12.10|
|Petts Wood Jn||20/17||20/24|
|Folkestone West||18w50 ~ 19w02||18.49 ~ 19.05|
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