29th December 2016

UK Railtours
The Old Father Thames

Locos Used 66019 & 66177
Stock Used ???

Route :

Loco(s) Route
66019 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - [via Battersea Reversible Line] - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jns - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden HL Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Kensal Green Jn - Gospel Oak - Camden Road Jn - Camden Road East Jn - Westbourne Road Jn - Highbury & Islington - Canonbury West Jn - Dalston Kingsland - Navarino Road Jn - Homerton - Lea Jn - Carpenters Road North Jn - Stratford - Forest Gate Jn - Woodgrange Park Jn - Barking - Dagenham Dock - Purfleet - Grays - Tilbury Town - Tilbury Railport Jn - East Tilbury - Thames Haven Jn - London Gateway Branch
66177 (2) London Gateway Branch - Thames Haven Jn - East Tilbury - Tilbury Town - Grays
66019 (1) Grays - Tilbury Railport Jn - Tilbury International Railfreight Terminal
66177 (2) Tilbury International Railfreight Terminal - Tilbury Railport Jn - Grays - (reverse of outward route) - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Shepherds Lane Jn - [via Atlantic Line] - Denmark Hill - Crofton Road Jn - Peckham Rye - Nunhead - Catford - Shortlands Jn - Bromley South - Bickley Jn - St Mary Cray Jn - Swanley
66019 (1) Swanley - St Mary Cray Jn - Chislehurst Jn - Grove Park - Lee Spur Jn - Lee Loop Jn - New Eltham - Crayford - Crayford Spur B Jn - Dartford Jn - Gravesend - Hoo Jn - Isle of Grain Branch
66177 (2) Isle of Grain Branch - (reverse of outward route) - Swanley
66019 (1) Swanley - (reverse of outward route) - Shortlands Jn - Beckenham Junction - Sydenham Hill - Herne Hill - Brixton - Shepherds Lane Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Battersea Pier Jn - London Victoria

Notes : 
(1) Given as 66019 with 66177 'top-n-tail loco assist loco as required. Confirmation required as to which led each leg, above information in route table is assumed.
(2) 66019 on rear.
(3) Original booked route was: London Victoria, via Nunhead, Lewisham, Woolwich, Dartford and Hoo Jn to Grain. Then via Dartford, Eltham, Lewisham, Nunhead, Factory Jn, Chelsea Bridge, Willesden Junction, North London Line, Stratford, Forest Gate Jn, Barking and Tilbury Town to Tilbury International Railfreight Terminal, and then via Grays (reverse) and Thames Haven Junction to London Gateway, returning via Grays, Upminster, Barking, Stratford, North London Line, Willesden Junction, Chelsea Bridge, Clapham Junction, Richmond Bridge, Twickenham, Teddington, Kingston Bridge, New Malden and Wimbledon to terminate at London Waterloo. Change was forced on the organisers due to a structure on the route no longer being available for loco-hauled trains due to corrosion.

Source : Nicholas Braddick

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