Out of the Ordinary
Friday 21st September 2018
Day Two will start from London Euston just after 0700hrs, departing with a pair of Class 20s and heading down the West Coast Main Line to Bletchley, then across the Marston Vale route to Bedford and then into Wellingborough Up Yard. A quick reversal here will see us hauled back up the Midland Main Line to West Hampstead by a Class 66 where we again reverse to allow the Class 20s to lead. We'll continue via Dudding Hill and Kew, heading onto the Southern Region taking a circuitous route via Dartford, Strood and Maidstone West to Tonbridge West Yard.
Here, we will replace the Class 66 with a pair of Class 73/1 locomotives which will take us out of the yard and we've requested to reverse in the former Royal Mail Terminal before the Class 20s lead again to take us back through south London to Kensington Olympia and then Acton Lane Reception.
We have planned a stop here to allow watering of the coaching stock before the Class 73/1s take us back through Kensington Olympia and into one of the former International platforms at London Waterloo. There will be an option to alight and rejoin at Kensington Olympia should you wish a break from the train.
Provisional Timings and Route
Station Calls are shown in BOLD
London Euston - Watford Junction (pick up) - Bletchley - Bedford - Wellingborough Up Yard (reverse)
Wellingborough Up Yard - Bedford - West Hampstead (reverse) - Dudding Hill - Kew East Junction - Clapham Junction - Nunhead - Lewisham - Sidcup - Dartford - Strood - Maidstone West - Tonbridge West Yard (reverse)
Tonbride West Yard - Tonbridge RMT (reverse) - Sevenoaks - Catford - Nunhead - Kensington Olympia (set down) - Acton Lane Reception (reverse) - Kensington Olympia (pick up) - London Waterloo International
All details here are provisional and subject to final confirmation. Timings are subject to Network Rail validation. Locomotives will be subject to availability in real time. All reasonable endeavors will be made to cover the planned route and to provide the advertised locomotives, however we reserve the right to amend the plan should circumstances dictate.
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