14th January 1984

Lea Valley Railway Circle
Kentish Katabasis

DEMU Used 1031

Route : 1Z68 throughout (SR Headcode: 2)

DEMU Route
1031 Watford Junction Wembley Central - Willesden Junction LL - Kensal Green Jn - Camden Road Jn - Dalston West Jn - Broad Street
1031 Broad Street - Dalston West Jn - Camden Road Jn - Primrose Hill - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn - Kew East Jn - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Brixton - Nunhead - Lewisham - Bromley North
1031 Bromley North - Lee Spur - Sidcup - Dartford - Gravesend - Grain
1031 Grain - Gravesend
1031 Gravesend - Strood - Chatham - Gillingham - Gillingham Yard
1031 Gillingham Yard - Chatham Dockyard (to gates only?)
1031 Chatham Dockyard - Gillingham Yard - Faversham - Margate - Richborough sidings - Minster - Canterbury West - Ashford - Maidstone East - Bromley South - Beckenham Junction - New Beckenham - Lewisham - Nunhead - Brixton - Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - Wembley Central - Watford Junction

Notes :
(1) Page originally uploaded with the organiser as Hertfordshire Railtours.

Sources : David Hills (Compiled from contemporary reports), Adrian Brown & Chris Totty

Photo Review
(from 'Chris')


The tour heads towards Gillingham on the Chatham Dockyard branch.


...and is seen again on the Grain branch, possibly at Sharnal Street.


...and at Strood, heading towards Rochester.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Chris Totty)

Location Booked
Watford Junction 07.10d [DC Bay]
Wembley Central 07.34a ~ 07.35d [DC]
Willesden Junction LL 07.41a ~ 07.42d
Kensal Green Jn 07/45
Camden Road Jn 07/58
Dalston West Jn 08/06
Broad Street 08.12a ~ 08.20d
Dalston West Jn 08/26
Camden Road Jn 08/36
Willesden Junction 08/43
South West Sidings 08c45 ~ 08c47
Acton Wells Jn 08/53
Kew East Jn 08/55
Barnes 09/03
Clapham Junction 09.08a ~ 09.09d
Longhedge Jn 09/12
Factory Jn 09/21
Brixton 09/24
Cambria Jn 09/25
Nunhead 09/28
Lewisham 09/32
Parks Bridge Jn 09/33
Hither Green 09/35
Grove Park 09/37
Bromley North 09.42a ~ 09.55d
Grove Park 10/00
Lee Jn 10/07
Sidcup 10/12
Crayford 10/15
Dartford 10/18
Gravesend 10/27
Hoo Jn 10c33 ~ 10c34
Signal D12 10t40 ~ 10t42
Grain 11.05a ~ 11.25d
Signal D19 11t46 ~ 11t48
Gravesend 12.02 ~ 12.10
Strood 12/20
Rochester Bridge Jn 12/21
Gillingham 12.27 ~ 12.35
Chatham Dockyard Gates 12.50 ~ 13.00
Gillingham 13/15
Sittingbourne 13/24
Faversham 13/31
Herne Bay 13/45
Margate 14/01
Ramsgate 14p10a ~ 14p20d
Minster South Jn 14/26
Richborough Sidings 14.31a ~ 15.03d
Minster South Jn 15/10
Minster 15/13
Canterbury West 15/25
Ashford 15/44
Lenham 15/57
Maidstone East 16/07
Borough Green 16/21
Otford Jn 16/26
Swanley 16/35
Bickley Jn 16/40
Bromley South 16.42 ~ 16.43
Shortlands Jn 16/46
Beckenham Junction 16/47
New Beckenham 16/50
Lewisham 16.57 ~ 16.58
Nunhead 17/02
Cambria Jn 17/07
Brixton 17/08
Factory Jn 17/11
Longhedge Jn 17/14
Clapham Junction 17.17a ~ 17.23d
Latchmere Jn 17/26
Kensington Olympia 17/33
North Pole Jn 17/38
Mitre Bridge Jn 17/40
Willesden No.7 17/44
Wembley Central 17.54a ~ 17.55d
Watford Junction 18.08a


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