24th September 1960

Railway Enthusiasts Club
The North Kent Rail Tour

Locos Used 31512, 31177, D3721
Stock Used 3 coaches (push-pull set 610?)

Route :

Loco Route
31512 Gravesend Central - Allhallows-on-Sea - Grain - Hoo Jn
31177 Hoo Jn - Maidstone Tovil Goods
31177 Maidstone Tovil Goods - Strood - Gillingham - Chatham Dockyard (1)
31177 Chatham Dockyard (2) - Queenborough - Whiteways Crossing
31177 Whiteways Crossing - Sheerness on Sea Dockyard
31177 Sheerness on Sea Dockyard - Sittingbourne - Gravesend

Notes :
(1) Tony Davies comments this tour effectively used the Kentish section of the cancelled "Thames & Medway Rambler" tour scheduled for 20/09/59.
(2) D3721 was added to the train whilst travelling over the steeply graded Chatham Dockyard branch.

Sources : David Hills & John Clifford (compiled from contemporary reports), Tony Davies & David Pearson

Photo Review


31512 at Allhallows-on-Sea (photo: David Pearson)


The train at Maidstone Tovil Goods (photo: David Pearson)


D3721 & 3117 at Chatham Dockyard (photo: David Pearson)


David Pearson's ticket.


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