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1001’s Driver (Chris) and Guard (Alan) enjoy a cuppa at the Nene Valley Railway
(May 2012)

 

GBrf’s charter to Bournemouth was the Hastings diesel train’s the first passenger outing since 2005. Although I no longer have any connection with the Hastings diesel train or its operations these pages cover the volunteer assistance I provided (as a railwayman) from that trip to 2014.

 

Miscellany

1001 in detail comprises photos taken shewing details of 1001
National Vehicle Register details those SLRE vehicles on NRIL’s 2011 database.

 

2014 Excursions and Charters

Olympia Express charter to Kensington Olympia (20th December 2014)
The Essex Coast Express excursion to Clacton (13th September 2014)
The Hastings Diesels Crewe excursion to Crewe (12th July 2014)

2013 Excursions and Charters

Olympia Express charter to Kensington Olympia (21st December 2013)
Slade Green Open Day ecs return movement to Slade Green Depot (14th September 2013)
Weymouth Envoy excursion to Bournemouth, Wareham, Dorchester & Weymouth (20th July 2013)

2012 Excursions and Charters

Olympia Express charter to Kensington Olympia (22nd December 2012)
Canterbury Trail excursion to Rochester, Canterbury and Dungeness (24th November 2012)
Western Forester excursion to Gloucester and the Dean Forest Railway (15th September 2012)
Channel Two excursion to Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare (7th July 2012)
Nene Machine excursion to the Nene Valley Railway (12th May 2012)
Thames Tidal excursion to Southend-on-Sea and Shoeburyness (31st March 2012)

2011 Excursions and Charters

Olympia Express charter to Kensington Olympia and Shepherd’s Bush (17th December 2011)
Old Curiosity Mystery Tour excursion to Rochester and Kent (3rd December 2011)
Midland Pioneer excursion to Butterley (10th September 2011)
Andy Piper & Grant Tryon Memorial Charter Tour to Poole (7th August 2011)
The Dorset Diadem excursion to Swanage (25th June 2011)
The Metrolander excursion to Claydon Junction (14th May 2011
Norfolk Navigator excursion to Dereham (26th April 2011)
The Winter Enigma excursion to Bedford and Bletchley (19th February 2011)

2010 Excursions and Charters

Olympia Express charter to Kensington Olympia and Shepherd’s Bush (18th December 2010)
The Hastings Blue Belle charter onto the Bluebell Railway (6th November 2010)
The Wandering Willow charter to Bognor Regis, Ardingly and Newhaven Marine (30th October 2010)
English Electric Echo excursion to Skegness (18th September 2010)
West Somerset Limited excursion to Minehead (19th June 2010)
Severn Explorer excursion to Kidderminster and Severn Valley Railway (24th April 2010)
Solent Sentinel excursion to Portsmouth (20th March 2010)

2009 Excursions and Charters

Christmas Scholar excursion to Cambridge (5th December 2009)
Worcester Leveller excursion to Worcester (3rd October 2009)
Midland Forester to Nottingham via Loughborough (4th July 2009)
Wiltshire Warrior excursion to Salisbury (21st March 2009)

2008 Excursions and Charters

1st Onward excursion to Folkestone Harbour (21st December 2008)
GBRf Charter Tour to Bournemouth (28th June 2008)

(The GBrf charter to Bournemouth was 1001’s the first passenger outing since 2005)

 

Cancelled Excursions

The Winter Enigma excursion cancelled by Network Rail (4th December 2010)
The Avon Cracker excursion cancelled by EWS (11th December 2004)

 

Unless stated otherwise all the photographs on this website were taken through prior arrangement with the train operators by a PTS holder with all the necessary consents and equipment. The photographer travelled with the train.

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