19th May 1968

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain
La Cote du Nord Rail Tour

Tour postponed to 28/09/68 due to industrial action in France.

Booked Traction Booked Route
12-CEP EMU

London Victoria - Brixton - Nunhead - Shortlands - Bromley South - Bickley Jn - Orpington - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Ashford - Folkestone East

12-CEP EMU

Folkestone East - Folkestone Harbour

Ferry Dover - Calais
steam: 050TE or TO Calais Maritime - Calais Ville
steam: 231G or K Calais Ville - Frethun-les-Calais - Caffiers - Marquise-Rinxent - Aubengue - Boulougne-Tintelleries - Boulougne-Ville - Pont-de-Briques - Neufchatel - Etaples - Conchil-le-Temple - Rue - Noyelles (2) - Abbeville
steam: 141R Abbeville - Cambron-Laviers - Cahon - Chepy-Valines - Woincourt - Eu - Le Treport Mers
steam: 141R Le Treport Mers - (reverse of outward route) - Abbeville
steam: 231G or K Abbeville - (reverse of outward route) - Calais Ville
steam: 050TE or TO Calais Ville - Calais Maritime
Ferry Calais - Dover
12-CEP EMU Folkestone Harbour - (reverse of outward route) - Folkestone East
12-CEP EMU Folkestone East - (reverse of outward route) - Shortlands - Beckenham Junction - Herne Hill - Brixton - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) This tour was postponed at very short notice due to widespread disorder and industrial action in France and ran instead on 29th September. The printed itinerary had already been produced and was issued to participants on the belated tour on 29th September, still with the original date printed on it, which has caused confusion in some quarters!
(2) There was an option to leave the train at Noyelles for a run over the Reseau de la Somme railway.


From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Graham Stacey, Chris Totty & John Debens

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Chris Totty)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Victoria 08.20d 22.19a 73.26
3.16 Brixton 08/25 22/14 70.10
3.70 Cambria Jn 08/26 - -
5.76 Nunhead 08/30 - -
- Herne Hill - 22/12 69.29
- Beckenham Junction - 22/07 64.54
11.12 Shortlands 08/36 [FL] 22/05 63.24
12.01 Bromley South 08.37a ~ 08.40d 22.02a ~ 22.03d 62.35
13.48 Bickley Jn 08/43 22/00 [FL] 60.68
14.41 Petts Wood Jn 08/44 [FL] 21/59 59.75
16.01 Orpington 08/47 21/57 [FL] 58.35
24.26 Sevenoaks 08/57 21/48 50.10
31.59 Tonbridge 09/04 21/40 42.57
37.02 Paddock Wood 09/09 21/35 37.34
47.36 Headcorn 09/19 ? ?
58.25 Ashford 09/28 21/17 16.11
73.11 Folkestone East 09.42 ~ 09.45 20.59 ~ 21.03 1.25
74.36 Folkestone Harbour 09.50a 20.54d 0.00

 

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Folkestone 10.15d 20.15a (30.00)
(30.00) Calais 11.45a 18.45d 0.00

 

Miles Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn) Miles
0.0 Calais Maritime 12.20d   18.15a 196.8
1.6 Calais Ville 12/24   17L41a ~ 18L10d 195.2
2.9 Bif. des Fontinettes 12/25   17/39 193.9
? Bif. de Calais Riviere-Neuve 12/28   17/37 ?
6.2 Frethun-les-Calais ?   ? 190.6
9.9 Pihen ?   ? 186.9
11.8 Caffiers 12/38   17/30 185.0
15.5 Le Haut-Blanc ?   ? 181.3
16.9 Marquise-Rinxent 12/44   17/23 179.9
21.2 Wacquinghem ?   ? 175.6
22.4 Aubengue ?   ? 174.4
23.3 Wimille-Wimereux 12/50   17/16 173.5
26.3 Boulougne - Tintelleries ?   ? 170.5
28.2 Boulougne - Ville 12/54   17/12 168.6
28.9 Poste 3 d-Outreau 12/55   17/10 167.9
29.7 Pont-de-Briques ?   ? 167.1
32.4 Hesdigneul 12/59   17/07 164.4
35.7 Neufchatel ?   ? 161.1
39.2 Dannes-Camiers ?   ? 157.6
43.8 Etaples 13/10   16/56 153.0
47.5 St Josse ?   ? 149.3
50.8 Rang-du-Fliers - Verton 13/16   16/49 146.0
55.6 Conchil-le-Temple ?   ? 141.2
57.6 Quend-Fort-Mahon ?   ? 139.2
60.8 Rue 13/24   16/41 136.0
65.2 Ponthoile-Romaine ?   ? 131.6
67.0 Noyelles 13.30a ~ 13.31d   16.32a ~ 16.33d 129.8
70.4 Port-le-Grand ?   ? 126.4
75.4 Abbeville 13L43a ~ 13L50d   16L12a ~ 16L20d 121.4
76.0 Faubourg-Rouvroy ?   ? 120.8
77.9 Cambron-Laviers ?   ? 118.9
79.8 Gouy-Cahon ?   ? 117.0
81.0 Cahon ?   ? 115.8
82.3 Quesnoy-le-Montant 14*05 ~ 14*05   15*56 ~ 15*57 114.5
85.3 Acheux-Franleu ?   ? 111.5
86.9 Chepy-Valines 14*15 ~ 14*15   15*47 ~ 15*47 109.7
88.0 Fequerolles 14*21 ~ 14*21   15*41 ~ 15*41 108.8
88.4 Feuquieres-Fress ?   ? 108.4
90.9 Woincourt 14*28 ~ 14*28   15*34 ~ 15*35 105.9
96.5 Eu 14*42 ~ 14*42   15*20 ~ 15*20 100.3
98.4 Le Treport-Mers 14.47a   15.15d 98.4

Train (Reseau de la Somme)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Noyelles 13.50d 16.15a 21.00
10.5 Cayeaux-Brighton 14.50a 15.15d 10.5


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