15th August 2009

Steam Dreams
The
Cathedrals Express Summer Kent Circular

Locos Used 67008 & steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used 17015+3068+3097+1691+3122+3112+3140+3107+1963+5009+4927+5350+14007

Route : 1Z92 throughout

Loco(s) Route
60163 (1) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Balham - Selhurst - East Croydon - Redhill - Edenbridge - Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Ashford International - Canterbury West - Minster - Ramsgate - Margate - Faversham - Sittingbourne - Gillingham - Rochester - Fawkham Jn - Swanley - Bickley Jn - Beckenham Junction - Herne Hill - Brixton - Voltaire Road Jn - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) banked by 67008 from Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge.
(2) John Clifford comments: This was the second of two trips that day using 'Tornado'. When it was first advertised the route was to be as shown to Ashford, then Hastings - Tunbridge Wells - Tonbridge & back to Victoria via the outward route. Engineering work between Tunbridge Wells & Wadhurst meant that it was amended to the one shown above. Coaches were provided at Swanley to get passengers back to East Croydon, Redhill, Edenbridge & Tonbridge. On the outward journey there was a short stop before Headcorn caused by trespassers on the line. The water stop at Canterbury took longer than expected (I didn't establish why) but some good running saw us claw back the minutes & get back to Victoria on time even though an extra stop was made at Faversham for passengers to get off if needed.

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 17.56d 18.00
Battersea Pier Jn 17/59 18/03
Stewarts Lane 18/03 18/05
Longhedge Jn 18/07 18/06
Pouparts Jn 18/13 18.07 ~ 18.12
Clapham Junction 18/15 18/15
Balham 18/18 18/19
Selhurst 18/24 18/25
Windmill Bridge Jn 18/25 18/26
East Croydon 18.27a ~ 18.31d 18.28 ~ 18.31
Purley 18/36 18/37
Stoats Nest Jn 18/38 18/39
Redhill 18.47a ~ 18.49d 18.48 ~ 18.49
Godstone 19/00 18/58
Edenbridge 19.07a ~ 19.09d 19.03 ~ 19.09
Tonbridge 19.22a ~ 19.24d 19.24 ~ 19.26
Paddock Wood 19/32 19/35
Headcorn 19/43 19/48
Ashford International 19/58 20/02
Wye 20/05 20/08
Canterbury West 20w21 ~ 20w34 20.23 ~ 20.51
Minster 20/53 21/07
Minster East Jn 20/54 21/07
Ramsgate 21/01 21/13
Margate 21/11 21/22
Herne Bay 21/24 21/38
Faversham 2/42 21.56 ~ 21.57
Sittingbourne 21/51 22/10
Eastern Jn 21/53 22/11
Gillingham 22/02 22/22
Rochester 22/10 22/25
Rochester Bridge Jn 22/12 22/27
Sole Street 22/24 2/37
Fawkham Jn 22/30 22/43
Swanley 22.38a ~ 22.42d 22.49 ~ 22.52
St Mary Cray Jn 22/48 22/58
Bickley Jn 22/50 22/59
Shortlands Jn 22/54 23/04
Beckenham Junction 22/57 23/06
Herne Hill 23/08 23/11
Brixton 23/10 23/12
Voltaire Road Jn 23/12 23/14
Victoria 23.18a 23.18


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