24th September 1960
Railway Enthusiasts Club
The North Kent Rail Tour
|Locos Used||31512, 31177, D3721|
|Stock Used||3 coaches (push-pull set 610?)|
|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|
(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
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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