5th September 2010

Shepherd Neame Brewery
The Spitfire

Locos Used 37706 & steam: 44932
Stock Used 99035+5237+5236+3143+99371+9392+5171+1840+5200+5216

Route :
1Z82 : London Bridge to Faversham
1Z83 : Faversham to London Bridge

Loco(s) Route
44932 (1) London Bridge (Central) - Spa Road Jn - New Cross - St Johns - Hither Green - Lee - Sidcup - Crayford - Dartford - Gravesend - Strood - Gillingham - Sittingbourne - Faversham (2) - Herne Bay - Margate - Ramsgate - Sandwich - Deal - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Ashford International - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Redhill - Purley - East Croydon - Norwood Junction - Sydenham - Spa Road Jn - London Bridge (Central)

Notes :
(1) 37706 on rear.
(2) During the layover at Faversham the locos and stock ran another tour, 'The Hop Picker', to Dover Priory and back.
(3) John Clifford comments: When the tour was originally advertised the loco was to be 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' As this is under repair following a cracked firebox 44932 was substituted. Also the outward route was shown as via Bexleyheath but as that route was shut by engineering work we went via the Dartford Loop.

Sources : Neil Kearns, Bob Spooner & John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)

(from Neil Kearns & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
London Bridge (C) 10.00d [P2] 10.01
Spa Road Jn 10/03 [Line 1] 10/04
North Kent East Jn 10/06 [Line 1] 10/06
New Cross 10/07 [P C] [SL] 10/08
St Johns 10/08 [P2] 10/09
Parks Bridge Jn 10/10 10/11
Hither Green 10/12 [P6] 10/13
Lee 10/14 [P2] 10/15
Sidcup 10/23 [P2] 10/21
Crayford 10/31 [P2] 10/26
Crayford Spur B 10/33 10/27
Dartford Jn 10/34 [DML] 10/28
Dartford 10/36 [P4] 10/29
Springhead Jn (Central) 10/44 10/38
Gravesend 10/46 10/42
Hoo Jn 10/50 10/47
Strood 10/56 [P1] 10/55
Rochester Bridge Jn 10/58 10/56
Gillingham 11/05 [P3] 11/06
Eastern Jn 11/16 11/19
Sittingbourne 11/17 [P2] 11/20
Faversham [P3] 11.26a ~ 17.10d [P4] 11.30 ~ 17.10
Herne Bay 17/24 [P4] 17/25
Margate 17/42 [P1] 17/38
Ramsgate 17/55 [P2] 17/53
Minster East Jn 18/01 18/04
Sandwich 18/08 18/10
Deal 18/13 18/18
Buckland Jn 18/25 18/35
Dover Priory 18.27 ~ 18.29 [P1] 18/37
Folkestone Central 18/41 [P1] 18/50
Folkestone West 18w43 ~ 18w58 [P1] 18.52 ~ 19.04
Saltwood Jn 19/02 19/10
Ashford International 19/14 19/20
Headcorn 19/26 19/31
Paddock Wood 19/41 19/41
Tonbridge 19/47 19/48
Godstone 20/11 [P1] 20/11
Redhill 20/24 [SL] 20/25
Stoats Nest Jn 20/32 [SL] 20/34
Purley 20/33 [P3] [SL] 20/35
South Croydon 20/36 [P3] [SL] 20/38
East Croydon 20/38 [P4] [SL] 20/39
Windmill Bridge Jn 20/39 [SL] 20/40
Norwood Junction 20/42 [P3] [SL] 20/43
Sydenham 20/45 [FL] 20/46
Bricklayers Arms Jn 20/50 [FL] 20/51
Spa Road Jn 20/52 [FL] 20/53
London Bridge (C) 20.56a [P9] 20.56


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