16th August 2003
Tour postponed to 08/05/04 due to reasons explained in note (1).
Branch Line Society
London & Kent
Planned route & traction:
|Booked Traction||Booked Route|
|DEMU 1001||Hastings - Battle - Tunbridge Wells - Tonbridge - London Bridge - Cannon Street (R) - Blackfriars Carriage Sidings (R) - Shepherds Lane - Stewarts Lane - Battersea Loop (R) - Longhedge Junc. - Clapham Junc. - Balham - Selhurst - East Croydon - Redhill - Tonbridge West Yard - Paddock Wood - Cranmore Down Loop - Ashford - Dollands Moor Yard - G Neck (R) - Ashford (R) - Canterbury West Down Goods Loop - Ramsgate (R) - 14 Slip Road (R) - No. 3 New Sidings (Stub of pre-1926 line) (R) - 14 Slip Road (R) - Ramsgate (R) - Canterbury West - Ashford (R) - Rye - Hastings - St. Leonards West Marina (Hastings Diesels Limited Depot) (R) - Hastings (R) - Battle - Tunbridge Wells - Tonbridge - London Bridge (R) - Hastings|
(1) John Clifford comments : This has been postponed due to the delays in the HSE providing exemption to Hastings Diesels to continue running their stock. Apparently there have been a number of queries raised by the HSE on points of detail. In addition there also has to be a 6 week consultation period before the exemption is granted.
Source: John Clifford
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