28th May 2016

UK Railtours
(in conjunction with High Speed Southeastern)
A Bridge Too Far

EMU Used 395005 'Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson' (formed 39051+39052+39053+39054+39055+39056)

Route :
1Z80 : London St Pancras International to Church Path Pit Sidings
1Z81 : Church Path Pit Sidings to Tonbridge Jubilee Sidings
1Z82 : Tonbridge Jubilee Sidings to Faversham
1Z83 : Faversham to Sheerness-on-Sea
1Z84 : Sheerness-on-Sea to Church Path Pit Sidings
1Z85 : Church Path Pit Sidings to London St Pancras International

EMU Route
As listed London St Pancras International - Stratford International - Ebbsfleet International - Springhead Jn - Gravesend - Springhead Jn - Ebbsfleet International - Church Path Pit Sidings
As listed Church Path Pit Sidings - Ebbsfleet International - Springhead Jn - Gravesend - Hoo Junction - Strood - Snodland - Maidstone West - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Tunbridge Wells Central - Tunbridge Wells [Turnback Siding] - Tunbridge Wells Central - Tonbridge - Tonbridge [Jubilee Sidings]
As listed Tonbridge [Jubilee Sidings] - Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Headcorn - Ashford International - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Ramsgate - Margate - Herne Bay - Faversham
As listed Faversham - Sittingbourne - Eastern Jn - Kemsley - Swale - Queenborough - Sheerness-on-Sea
As listed Sheerness-on-Sea - Queenborough - Swale - Kemsley - Western Jn - Newington - Gillingham - Rainham - Gillingham - Rochester - Strood - Hoo Junction - Gravesend - Springhead Jn - Ebbsfleet International - Church Path Pit Sidings
As listed Church Path Pit Sidings - Ebbsfleet International - Stratford International - London St Pancras International

Notes : 
(1) John Clifford comments: The tour ran as originally advertised, with the addition of a reversal in the new platform 0 at Rainham. We were also booked to reverse in Tonbridge platform 1 after coming from the Maidstone West line, but we actually reversed on the Redhill line behind signal AD525.


395005 at Sheerness-on-Sea (photo: David Lodwick)

Source : John Clifford & David Lodwick (both on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford, David Lodwick, Alan Sheppard & Colin Ward)

Km M.C Location Booked Actual
0.000 0.00 London St Pancras International 08.40d [P13] [PRL] 08.40 [P13] [PRL]
1.181   York Way South Jn 08/41 [DNC] 08/41 [DNC]
8.850   Stratford International West Jn 08/46 08/46
9.403   Stratford International 08*47 ~ 08*56 [P4] 08.47 ~ 08.53 [P4]
9.922   Stratford International East Jn 08/56 08/53
21.471   Dagenham Jn 09/00 08/57
25.712   Wennington Crossovers 09/01 08/59
34.947   Ebbsfleet West Jn 09/04 [l.6] 09/02 [l.6]
36.320   Ebbsfleet International High Level 09/05 [P6] [NKD] 09/03 [P6] [NKD]
37.170 0.00 Springhead Jn 09/07 09/06
  1.31 Gravesend 09.09a ~ 09.21d [P0] 09.10 ~ 09.21 [P0]
0.000 2.62 Springhead Jn 09/23 [l.5] 09/24 [l.5]
0.850   Ebbsfleet International 09.24a ~ 09.31d [P5] 09.26 ~ 09.31 [P6]
1.682   Church Path Pit Sidings 09.33a ~ 09.46d 09.34 ~ 09.40 [l.1/l.6]
?   Signal AF190 - 09.41 ~ 09.48
2.514   Ebbsfleet International High Level 09.48a ~ 09.55d [P6] [NKD] 09.50 ~ 09.54 [P6] [NKD]
3.364 0.00 Springhead Jn 09/56 09/55
  1.31 Gravesend 09/57 [P2] 09/57 [P2]
  4.55 Hoo Junction 10/01 10/01
  8.47 Strood 10/11 [P1] 10.06 ~ 10.06 [P1]
  10.72 Cuxton 10/16 10.13 ~ 10.14 [P2] 
  12.54 Halling 10*19 ~ 10*29 10.19 ~ 10.27 [P2]
  ? Snodland 10/31 10/29 [P2]
  19.72 Maidstone West 10/39 [P2] 10.37 ~ 10.37 [P2]
  29.68 Paddock Wood 10/54 [P2] 10/52 [P2]
  35.11 Tonbridge [P1] 11.07a ~ 10/58 [UF]
  (+1m) Signal AD525 [Dn Redhill] DIV 10.59 ~ 11.06
  35.11 Tonbridge  ~ 11.14d [P1] 11/07 [DF]
  ? Somerhill Tunnel 11/15 11/08
  39.25 Wells Tunnel Jn 11/20 11/13
  40.01 Tunbridge Wells Central 11/22 [P2] 11/14 [P2]
  40.32 Tunbridge Wells [Turnback Siding] 11.26a ~ 11.33d 11.18 ~ 11.34
  40.63 Tunbridge Wells Central 11.36a ~ 11.51d [P1] 11.37 ~ 11.52 [P1]
  41.39 Wells Tunnel Jn 11/52 11/54
  ? Somerhill Tunnel 11/57 11/58
  45.53 Tonbridge 11/59 [UF] 12.00 ~ 12.02 [UF]
  46.02 Tonbridge [Jubilee Siding] 12.01a ~ 12.10d [S2] 12.05 ~ 12.10 [SDG2]
  46.31 Tonbridge 12/12 [DF] 12/14 [DF/FL]
  47.10 Tonbridge [Post Office Siding] 12*14 ~ 12*14 12/17
  51.54 Paddock Wood 12/20 [DM] 12/21 [DM]
  ? Cranmore [Down Loop] 12*28 ~ 12*28 12/29
  62.09 Headcorn 12/31 [DM] 12/31 [P2]
  72.78 Ashford International 12*46 ~ 12*57 [DM] 12.42 ~ 12.57 [P2]
  77.21 Wye 13/03 13/03 [P2]
  87.16 Canterbury West 13*20 ~ 13*20 13/15 [DPL]
  98.53 Minster 13/37 13/34 [P2]
  ? Minster East Jn 13/37 13/35
  102.56 Ramsgate 13/41 [P3] 13/41 [P4]
  108.08 Margate 13/48 [P3] 13/50 [P3]
  119.19 Herne Bay 13/58 [P1] 14/01 [P1]
  130.00 Faversham 14.09a ~ 15.45d [P1] 14.14 ~ 15.45 [P1]
  137.18 Sittingbourne 15/51 [P1] 15/53 [P1]
  137.59 Eastern Jn 15/53 15/54
  139.09 Kemsley 15/55 15/58 [P2]
  ? Swale Single Line Jn ? 16.02 ~ 16.05
  141.04 Swale 16/01 16/07
  143.10 Queenborough 16/05 16/11 [P2]
  145.08 Sheerness-on-Sea 16.10a ~ 16.33d [P2] 16.17 ~ 16.33 [P2]
  147.06 Queenborough 16*37 ~ 16*41 16.38 ~ 16.45 [P1]
  149.12 Swale 16/45 16/49
  151.07 Kemsley 16/47 16/52 [P1]
  152.37 Western Jn 16/52 16/54
  154.63 Newington 16/54 [UC] 16/57 [UC]
  ? Rainham East Jn 16/56 16/59
  160.32 Gillingham 17.01a ~ 17.14d [P2] 17.06 ~ 17.13 [P2]
  163.31 Rainham 17.19a ~ 17.29d [P0] 17.22 ~ 17.29 [P0]
  166.30 Gillingham 17/35 [P2] 17/36 [P1]
  168.44 Rochester [Up Layby Sidings] 17.39 ~ 17.39 17/42
  168.69 Rochester 17/41 17/43
  169.24 Rochester Bridge Jn 17/42 17/44
  169.47 Strood 17/43 [P2] 17/45 [P2]
  173.39 Hoo Junction 17/47 17/50
  176.63 Gravesend 17/51 [P1] 17/54 [P1]
0.000 178.14 Springhead Jn 17/53 [l.6] 17/57 [l.6]
0.850   Ebbsfleet International 17.54a ~ 18.01d [P6] 17.58 ~ 18.05 [P6]
1.682   Church Path Pit Sidings 18.04a ~ 18.20d [SD2, l.5] 18.08 ~ 18.12 [SD2, l.5]
?   Signal AF192 - 18.13 ~ 18.19 [l.5]
2.514   Ebbsfleet International High Level 18.22a ~ 18.23d [P5] [UPC] 18.21 ~ 18.21 [P5]
3.887   Ebbsfleet West Jn 18/24 18/23
13.122   Wennington Crossovers 18/27 18/26
17.363   Dagenham Jn 18/28 18/28
28.912   Stratford International East Jn 18/32 18/33
29.431   Stratford International 18*33 ~ 18*51 [P1] 18.35 ~ 18.49 [P1]
29.984   Stratford International West Jn 18/51 18/50
37.653   York Way South Jn 18/55 18/55
38.834   London St Pancras International 18.58a [P12] 18.59 [P12]

Mileages taken from tour brochure.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z80 : (395005) : Ashford Down Sidings to London St Pancras International
5Z85 : (395005) : London St Pancras International to Ashford Down Sidings

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Ashford Down Sidings 07.07d 20.22a
Ashford Down Yard Washer Road 07.22 ~ 07.31 20.00 ~ 20.07
Ashford Down Yard 07.34 ~ 07.34 19.57 ~ 19.57
Ashford International 07.36 ~ 07.37 19.54 ~ 19.55
Ashford West Jn 07/40 19/52
Lenham Crossover 07/43 19/46
Crismill Crossover 07/47 19/43
Nashenden Crossover 07/51 19/39
Southfleet Jn 07/54 19/36
Ebbsfleet East Jn 07/55 19/35
Ebbsfleet West Jn 07/56 19/34
Wennington Crossovers 07/59 19/29
Dagenham Jn 08/01 19/27
Stratford International East Jn 08/07 19/24
Stratford International West Jn 08/08 19/24
York Way South Jn 08/12 19/19
London St Pancras International 08.15a [P13] 19.18d [P12]


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