27th January 2007

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Robert Burns Lunch

Blue Pullman series (Winter Wonderland Special)

Locos Used 47832 & 47839
Stock Used 9513+3350+3392+80042+3313+3431+3395+3326+1657+3352+3385

1Z87 : London Victoria to Tonbridge
1Z88 : Tonbridge to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
47839 (1) London Victoria - Herne Hill - Swanley - Otford - Maidstone East - Ashford International - Rye - Hastings - Battle - Tunbridge Wells - Tonbridge - MP58 (4)
47832 (2) MP58 - Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Ashford International - Sevington Loop
47839 (1) Sevington Loop - Ashford International - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

(1) 47832 on rear.
(2) 47839 on rear.
(3) Martin Fenton comments:
The booked routing for this tour changed several times up to and including the day of running. The route via Redhill was unavailable due to unstable embankments there and at Stoats Nest Jn (near Purley) following snow and then a thaw and planned engineering works prevented use of the route via Sevenoaks.
(4) Richard Bolsover comments: The tour actually turned reversed at Mile Post 58, just over a mile west of Tonbridge, rather than Tonbridge itself.

Sources : Martin Fenton &  Richard Bolsover (both on the train throughout), Gary Thornton & John Clifford

Timings (Booked Only)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Victoria 10.38d ?
Tonbridge ? 13.50d

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