27th July 1996

Pathfinder Tours
The Kent & East Sussex Explorer

Did this train run? Details taken from pre-tour advertising.

Loco(s) Advertised ????? & steam: 777 'Sir Lamiel'
Stock Used ???

Route :

Loco(s) Route
diesel Cardiff Central- Newport - Severn Tunnel Jn - Pilning - Filton Abbey Wood - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads
diesel Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Kensington Olympia
777 Kensington Olympia - Redhill - Tonbridge - Headcorn - Ashford - Hastings - Battle - Tonbridge - Orpington - Kensington Olympia
diesel Kensington Olympia - (?reverse of outward route?) - Bristol Temple Meads
diesel Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Cardiff Central

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required, assuming it ran. Off train option on offer was;
a) leaving the train at Headcorn, visit Tenterden and the Kent & East Sussex Railway, rejoining the tour at Hastings (extra fare).

Source : Gareth Kelly

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from Gareth Kelly)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Cardiff Central 06.40d 22.55a
Newport 06.55d 22.36a
Bristol Temple Meads 07.47d 21.45a
Bath Spa 08.04d 21.29a
Chippenham 08.20d 21.13a
Swindon 08.38d 20.55a
Didcot Parkway 09.02d 20.30a
Reading 09.22d 20.10a
Kensington Olympia ??L??a ~ 10L45d 18L26a ~ ??L??d

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