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Shepherd Neame "Spitfire" 6th September with 34067

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by green five, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. green five

    green five Resident of Nat Pres

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    Booked this trip with 34067 up at the weekend. Looks pretty good with a run from London to Faversham Hop Festival and a short run with steam back to Sheerness (34067 working out of Sheerness) and then Faversham back to London via Dover. Was originally rostered to 70013 but has now been changed to Tangmere. Any body else from the forum on this trip?
     
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    Yes, i booked on this tour when Cromwell was still down to do it. Little bit disappointed is now Tangmere but as least it is still steam and we get that rare bit of steam track down from Sheerness.
     
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    I'm booked behind this one too, also disappointed about the loco change but have never had a bad run behind Tangmere so will still look forward to it. Cromwell is fast becoming a favourite though. No worries, still have 70013 on Upton Scudamore to look forward to in a couple of weeks.

    This will be the 3rd "Spitfire" we've done, and it's always proved to be an awesome day out, especially 45231 up Sole Street in 2005.

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  4. Spamcan81

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    It's tempting but I've got to try and squeeze in a Shakesepare and a Torbay in September as well as man a stall at the NNR Gala. The latter being the same weekend as this trip. :smt013
     
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    What happened to all the posts?

    In case the posts are not restored, I will offer again... I have 3 standard class tickets Victoria-Faversham-Sheerness now for sale, please conact me through private messaging if anyone is interested and we can work out some propper way of doing this.

    I am still unimpressed by how Cromwell has been able to pull out of the Spitfire
     
  6. green five

    green five Resident of Nat Pres

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    Another change to this train. UKsteam info now shows the train going from London Bridge instead of Victoria. I hope we can get there.
     
  7. Oakfield

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    Has anyone an idea of the route outwards between London Bridge and Swanley please?

    Not happy as passengers we were joining/leaving the train @ Bromley south. Now may have to travel into London as there is no Public Transport that will allow us to travel from home to Swanley and back from Chislehurst on this Sunday (via any sensible/practical route anyway).

    We booked and paid for a trip with Oliver Cromwell from Victoria with the option of a Bromley south Pick up and are being delivered a tour from London Bridge with a Swanley Pick up/Chislehurst set down hauled by Tangmere.

    I accept these changes have been forced upon Shepherd Neame , however I think I am going to ask for a refund as the product now being delivered is so different to that which I purchased. I do not think that there "small print" about no refunds could be legally valid in these circumstances.
     
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    Well I am looking forward to it, getting to London Bridge is a bit of a pain but never mind, Waterloo and walk or get the tube.

    I've not be out of the Bridge behind steam so I am more than happy with the change
     
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    London Bridge - Spa Rd Jn - North Kent East Jn - New Cross - St John's - Parks Bridge Jn - Hither Green - Grove park - Chislehurst - St Mary Cray Jn - Swanley . . .

    There are trains between Bromley South and Swanley and Chislehurst - Bromley South requires a change at Petts Wood - according to Nationalrail.co.uk timings and connections aren't bad.
     
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    I think you got a better deal with Tangmere, rather than Cromwell.
     
  11. Oakfield

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    I have ridden behind Tangmere on many occasions, part of the novelty of this trip, for me, was haulage by 70013!
     
  12. green five

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    Looks like we will be walking as there is engineering works on the Jubilee line on the 6th Sept. Part of the line is shut going from Waterloo. The section to London Bridge is open but I bet it will be packed.
     
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    Anyone got timings for engine and stock movements before and after Spitfire Tour? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Saw Tangmere pass Hither Green earlier this evening with the ECS working to Grove Park where she is stabling overnight. Stock was the Steam Dreams set minus the kitchen car. Diesel for the tour is 37706. Shot of it here:
     
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    Through Gillingham early

    She passed through Gillingham about 4 minutes early, looking good, packed train!
     
  17. KentYeti

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    Yep, and still a little early at Newington. Maybe they were hurrying to get to Faversham before they sold out of beer on onboard!
     

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    Have just uploaded a video of the Spitfire arriving & departing from Swanley. If I have gone overboard by claiming it to be the first steam train to stop here since the end of steam please let me know!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7or78pRpWVY
     
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    Thought they'd be rushing to get to the beer at Faversham ! O:)
    Brian
     
  20. KentYeti

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    Went back out this afternoon to get some more photos in weather that, where I was standing, was always c..p! But Tangy was always making a lovely noise. Such a lovely steam locomotive.

    Leaving Swale Bridge, Snowdown, Sandling and Sevington Loop. I am guessing that the stop at Sevington was to allow the box to catch up and get stuck onto the last coach again?
     

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