26th March 1978

D.A.A. / D.E.G.
Man of Kent

Locos Used 55007 & 73127

Route : 1Z80 throughout

Loco Route
55007 London Victoria - Brixton - Penge East - Bromley South - Swanley - Sole Street - Gillingham - Sittingbourne (1) - Faversham - Canterbury East - Dover Priory - Dover Marine
55007 Dover Marine - Folkestone Central - Ashford - Headcorn - Tonbridge - Edenbridge - Redhill - East Croydon - Forest Hill - London Bridge
55007 London Bridge - Forest Hill - East Croydon - Quarry line - Three Bridges - Crawley - Horsham - Pulborough - Arundel - Barnham - Bognor Regis
73127 Bognor Regis - Barnham - Ford - Littlehampton
55007 Littlehampton - Arundel Jn - Worthing Central - Hove - Preston Park - Haywards Heath - Three Bridges - Quarry line - East Croydon - Selhurst - Clapham Junction - Battersea Park - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) For visit to Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway - participants walked between Sittingbourne BR station and the S&KLR station for a round trip between Sittingbourne & Kemsley Down hauled by 'Triumph'.


55007 is captured at Sittingbourne (photo : John Law)

Sources : John Clifford, David Harlott, Clive Barlow & Alan Osborn

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Victoria 09.25 09.24
Factory Jn 09/29 09/29
Brixton 09/31 09/31
Herne Hill 09/32 09/32
Beckenham Junction 09/38 09/39
Shortlands Jn 09/39 09/40
Bickley Jn 09/42 09/43
Swanley 09/47 09/48
Sole Street 09/57 09/56
Rochester Bridge Jn 10/03 10/03
Gillingham 10/09 10/08
Sittingbourne 10.18a ~ 12.54d 10.20a ~ 12.54d
Faversham 13/02 13/01
Canterbury East 13/13 13/12
Shepherds Well 13/23 13/21
Buckland Jn 13/28 13.26a ~ 13.29d
Dover Marine 13.34a ~ 14.00d 13.37 ~ 14.05
Folkestone Jn 14/10 14/14
Ashford 14/23 14/27
Paddock Wood 14/40 14/42
Tonbridge 14.46a ~ 14.47d 14.48 ~ 14.48
Edenbridge 14.59a ~ 15.09d 15.00 ~ 15.11
Redhill 15/22 15/26
Coulsdon North 15/29 15/32
Windmill Bridge Jn 15/35 15/39
Forest Hill 15/39 15/43
Bricklayers Arms Jn 15/43 15/46
London Bridge 15.47a ~ 16.02d 15.50 ~ 16.08
Bricklayers Arms Jn 16/06 16/12
Forest Hill 16/10 16/16
Windmill Bridge Jn 16/14 16/20
Coulsdon North 16/19 16/27
Earlswood 16/26 16/32
Three Bridges 16.34 ~ 16.36 16/41
Horsham 16/47 16/53
Pulborough 17/01 17/12
Arundel Jn 17/13 17/22
Barnham 17/18 17/28
Bognor Regis 17.24a ~ 17.50d 17.36 ~ 17.51
Barnham 17/56 17/58
Ford 18/00 18/05
Littlehampton 18.04a ~ 18.42d 18.09 ~ 18.42
Arundel Jn 18/46 18/47
Worthing Central 18/55 18/57
Shoreham 19/01 19/03
Hove 19/06 19/08
Preston Park 19/10 19/11
Keymer Jn 19/19 19/19
Haywards Heath 19/21 19/22
Balcombe Tunnel SB 19/28 19/27
Three Bridges 19/30 19/30
Earlswood 19/37 19/36
Coulsdon North 19/44 19/44
Windmill Bridge Jn 19/50 19/54
Streatham Jn 19/53 19/56
Balham Jn 19/54 19/57
Victoria 20.03a 20.09

S&KLR Train:
(from Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Sittingbourne 10.30d 10.35   11.25a 11.25
Kemsley Down 10.40a 10.45   11.15d 11.15


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