TRIP 431

KENT

27/06/09

Hitachi, Ashford Traincare Depot (view) 

EMU; 395004/010/012. Passing: EMU; 375826, 465017.

Balfour Beatty, Ashford Crane Shops (visit) 

EMU; 466026. Departmentals; 977163/165/166/167. Track Machines; 72212, 73246/257/311/434/502/503/917, 77336, 78218/222/224, 80203/206/207/303, 81507/525, 98217 A+B. Small Plant; XKG2722 - PC021 (ex Marsh Trackwork). Wickham Trailers; XTW2109 041001-7, XTW2124 041002-5. Passing: EMU; 375613/619/621/702/815/907/923, 465906/907. Note; A huge Thank You to Shaun Andrews for arranging and to Barry Vingoe for hosting this fantastic visit.

Ashford South Sidings (view) 

EMU; 377502/507.

South Eastern, Ashford Chart Leacon Depot (view) 

EMU; 508202/204/209. Departmentals; 975598/605, 977207 977609.

EWS, Dollands Moor Yard (view) ** 

66125/128, 92001/007/012/013/041.

Eurotunnel, Cheriton Terminal, approx 3 hours (view) ** 

Shuttle Locos; 9005/013/033/036/037/110/111/801/803/809 9816/819/820/825/832/834/835/838. Passenger Coaching Stock; 1003/005/007/009/011/013/017/018/022/024/027/028 1029/032/202/204/207/210/213/214/215/216/217/218/220/225 1226/227/230/231/234/235/405/408/411/413/415/417/419/421 1427/430/431/433/434/805/807/811/813/816/817/819, 3002 3003/004/006/008/011/017/018/019/021/022/024/025/027/029 3033/034/202/206/217/219/221/223/225/226/231/232/403/407 3408/410/416/417/418/422/423/424/426/427/432/801/802/808 3817. HGV Coaching Stock; 5003/008/009/201/209/212/213 5216/218/220/310/313/320/330/402/418/504/520/606/607/615 5616/620/709/714/717, 7100/101/102/104/110/111/112/114 7115/116/118/124/127/129/130/202/209/210/222/229/285.

A.J.R Birch & Sons, Hope Farm, Sellindge (visit) ** 

Preserved Steam Locos: 1524mm Gauge; 1134 - TK 531/46, 799 - TK 355/25. 4ft 8" Gauge; 35011 (General Steam Navigation) - Elh/44, 35025 (Brocklebank Line) - Elh/48, 68078 - AB 2212/46. Preserved Diesel Loco: 4ft 8" Gauge; S 10007/59. Preserved EMU; S13003S. Preserved Carriages: L.B.S.C.R; U/I 6whl 3 Compartment Brake 3rd Body (assumed). L.S.W.R; U/I 4whl Fruit/Milk Van Body (assumed), U/I 6whl 5 Compartment 3rd Body (assumed). S.E.C.R; (267) - CCTZ, U/I 6whl 6 Compartment 3rd Body (assumed). B.R. Mark 1; 977168 (BSK 35289). Preserved Snowplough; DS70211. Notes; 1) A huge Thank You to Richard Moffatt for arranging this visit. 2) RSHN 7086 has now gone to the Swanage Railway for restoration. 3) BB Class 34053 is currently at South Coast Steam Co in Portland for restoration.

Preston Steam Rally, Preston Services, Near Canterbury (visit) ** 

Preserved Steam Locos: 4ft 8" Gauge; WB 2473/32 (ex p.170). 2ft 6" Gauge; "Melior" - KS 4219/24 (ex p.110). 2ft Gauge; OK 11309/27. 600mm Gauge; SMT T907 - OK 10956/25, SMT T912 - OK 10957/25, SMT T908 - OK 12470/34, SMT T911 - OK 13101/38. 1ft 6" Gauge; WB 1425/1893. 1ft 3" Gauge; Barnes 104/c27, "Bush Mill No.3" - LJ/90, "AO-TE-AROA" - Herschell/c17. Preserved Diesel Loco: 4ft 8" Gauge; RH 294268/51. 

Notes: 

1) A huge Thank You to Michael Cates for arranging and hosting this fantastic visit. 

2) Krauss 5742 has now gone to Alan Keef Ltd in Herefordshire. 

3) OK 7122/14 has returned to its owner at the Elsa Steam Railway, a private site in Kent.

South Eastern, Ramsgate EMU Depot (view) ** 

EMU; 375302/304/306/307/309/607/802/806/810/814/825/829 375910/916/921, 466018. Road/Rail: Gamble; E1068 - Case 988 CGG0232145/01. Trailer: Gamble; E1090 - Rexquote 1608/02. Passing: EMU; 375613/614/712/820/923,

Iron Wharf, Abbey Fields, Faversham ** 

Grounded Body: S.R; 1985 (Body Only). 

Note; There must have been at least 40 grounded 12 ton vans at this location. So if anyone is interested in freight stock then this site should be high on their priority list.

South Eastern, Faversham 

EMU Sidings (view) ** EMU; 465035/908.

Faversham Station ** 

EMU; 375615/804, 466008.

Maidstone East Station ** 

EMU; 375826/905/920, 465039/911/921/927/929/934.

** = Not seen by all of party