february, 2019

15feb(feb 15)11:12 am16(feb 16)11:12 amThe Here, There and Everywhere Trains - Again! Confirmed TimingsThree mini excursions powered throughout by English Electric Class 37 locomotives on a Friday and Saturday. Choose to book a rover ticket or separately.

Here, There Everywhere, Jack Boskett

Event Details

Friday / Saturday

These mini excursions traverse the Surrey Hills, the Thames Valley and finishing off with a rounding of Kent and East Sussex. Choose to book a combined rover ticket, or separate tours.

There will be short breaks at Paddington on Friday evening (2200 to 2230) and on Saturday morning (0645 to 0820), and also at several of the stations that we visit throughout Saturday. The on-board catering will include a full buffet service, real ale and the Gricers Grill.

Rover Ticket – Entire Trip

First Class tables for two are sold out

The Surrey Currier – Friday Evening*

From Eastleigh (depart 1430), Basingstoke (depart 1505), Reading (depart 1535, back 2040) and Ealing Broadway (depart 1640, back 2135) for a spin round Surrey by way of East Croydon, Redhill and Guildford to Reading, then back to Paddington for 2200 – and it would be rude not to go through several goods loops on the way~. Fare includes a chicken or vegetarian curry.

~ Dawley (16:xx) and Hayes & Harlington (21.xx) should feature along with the Acton Dive Under and Old Oak Flyover.

First Class table for two supplement £10 per person

The Thames Valley Flyer – Friday Night / Saturday Morning

A 2230 Paddington start and, via the Old Oak Flyover, into the Heathrow Express Traincare Facility – with very grateful thanks to Heathrow Express. Then it is west to Heathrow Tunnel Junction to reverse, followed then by four branch lines: the freight branch to Brentford and the passenger branches to Bourne End, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor & Eton Central, then finally by way of more ‘red line’ bits~ and pieces back to Paddington for 0650.

~ Iver, West Drayton, Dawley, Hayes & Harlington, Hanwell Bridge Goods Loops may well feature, along with a siding or two at Maidenhead.

First Class tables for two are sold out

The Kent & Sussex Roundabout – Saturday^

From Paddington at 0820 for a big circle round south-east England, taking in Sheerness-on-Sea, Ramsgate, Ashford International, Eastbourne, Brighton, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, then back via the Mid Sussex line to Clapham Junction (2130), Reading (2230) and Eastleigh (2330).

Well that was the plan but amended engineering work on the Brighton line south of Three Bridges scuppers it. So, our amended plan (including the Caterham Branch!) is:

Paddington (depart 0820) – Hanwell Bridge Loop (reverse) – Willesden – Kensington Olympia – Denmark Hill – Lewisham – Eltham – Dartford – Strood – Rainham – SHEERNESS-ON-SEA (reverse) – Sittingbourne – Margate – Sturry – Ashford International (reverse) – Rye – Hastings – Battle – Tonbridge – Redhill – South Croydon (reverse) – CATERHAM (reverse) – South Croydon (reverse) – Redhill – HORSHAM (reverse) Ockley – Epsom – Mitcham Junction – Herne Hill – Brixton – Kensington Olympia (set down 2040) – Acton Wells – Ealing Broadway (set down 2100)  – Reading (set down 2140) –  Basingstoke (set down 2200) – Eastleigh (set down 2255).

First Class tables for two are sold out

Surrey Currier departure and return stations are shown *. Kent & Sussex Roundabout stations are shown ^ Thames Valley Flyer ***

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