6th June 1976

(Mystery Excursion)

Locos Used 47256, 33038

Route :

Loco Route
47256 Reading, Maidstone East, Ashford, Dover, Ramsgate, Margate.
33038 Margate, Reading.

Notes :
The closure of the Ashford - Canterbury - Ramsgate line for engineering work and a fire at Meopham created the unusual route for this tour.

Sent to Ashford Chart Leacon to be refuelled the Class 47 could not gain access to the depot due to engineering works, and so could not work the return.

47256 was one of the diminishing fleet of green liveried machines.

Source : David Hills (compiled from contemporary reports)

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