30th August 2008

Shepherd Neame
The Spitfire

Locos Used 37712 & steam: 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used 35518+1861+99125+3143+99723+99722+99328+99318+4973+99327

Route:
1Z82 : London Victoria to Faversham
1Z83 : Faversham to Ramsgate
1Z84 : Ramsgate to Faversham
1Z85 : Faversham to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
34067 (2) London Victoria - (via Down Chatham Main) - Brixton - Catford - Bromley South - Swanley - Sole Street - Gillingham - Sittingbourne - Faversham - Margate - Ramsgate
37712 (3) Ramsgate - Margate - Faversham
34067 Faversham - Margate - Ramsgate - Deal - Dover Priory - Ashford - Headcorn - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Bromley South - Catford - Crofton Road Jn - (via Up Atlantic Line) - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria

Notes:
(1) John Clifford comments: This was the annual trip organised by Shepherd Neame for the Faversham Hop Festival. There was to have been another one the following day but it was cancelled due to engineering work between Canterbury West & Minster. The usual format was followed of a journey to Faversham one way & then back another with an afternoon trip to Ramsgate & back. The trains kept roughly to time. There was a late start from Faversham in the afternoon due to the platform being occupied by a late departing Victoria stopper. On the way back the easy schedule meant that we got back early despite being held by signals outside Faversham.
(2) 37712 on rear.
(3) 34067 on rear.

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Clifford)

Location Booked (out) Actual (out)   Booked (rtn) Actual (rtn)
London Victoria 09.23d 09.23   20.59a 20.56
Battersea Pier Jn 09/27 09/27   20/56 20/51
Stewarts Lane   20/53 20/50
Factory Jn   20/51 20.47~20.47
Voltaire Road Jn 09/30 09/29   20/48 20/46
Brixton 09/32 09/32  
Cambria Jn 09/34 09/34  
Denmark Hill 09/35 09/35   20/43 20/42
Crofton Road Jn 09/37 09/36   20/40 20/40
Nunhead 09/40 09/38   20/37 20/37
Shortlands Jn 09/50 09/46   20/30 20/31
Bromley South 09.53a ~ 09.57d 09.51 ~ 09.57   20.23a ~ 20.27d 20.26 ~ 20.28
Bickley Jn 09/59 10/02   20/20 20/23
St. Mary Cray Jn 10/00 10/03  
Swanley 10/05 10/09  
Fawkham Jn 10/11 10/15  
Sole Street 10/17 10/19  
Rochester Bridge Jn 10/26 10/28  
Rochester 10/28 10/30  
Gillingham 10/32 10/35  
Eastern Jn 10/45 10/46  
Sittingbourne 10/47 10/47  
Petts Wood Jn   20/18 20/21
Orpington   20/16 20/19
Sevenoaks   20/06 20/08
Tonbridge   19/56 19/58
Paddock Wood   19w35 ~ 19w48 19.32 ~ 19.48
Headcorn   19/23 19/21
Ashford   19/12 19/12
Saltwood Jn   19/00 19/01
Folkestone Central   18/55 18/58
Dover Priory   18/40 18/45
Buckland Jn   18/38 18/43
Deal   18/26 18/30
Sandwich   18/21 18/25
Minster East Jn   18/14 18/18
Ramsgate   18/08 18/11
Margate   17/58 17/59
Herne Bay   17/45 17/47
Faversham 10.58a ~ 13.29d 10.59 ~ 13.36   15.28a ~ 17.31d 15.21 ~ 17.31
Herne Bay 13/43 13/53   15/07 14/58
Margate 13/56 14/04   14/43 14/38
Ramsgate 14.08a 14.15   14.28d 14.27


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