The Norfolk Navigator
(1) Tonbridge to Wymondman
On 26th March 2011 Hastings
Diesels Ltd operated an excursion from
Hastings to Wymondman thence along Mid-Norfolk Railway metals to Dereham.
The train’s routing was via Bromley South, Factory Curve, Kew East Jcn, Old Oak Jcn, Dudding Hill Jcn, Carlton Road Jcn, Harringay Park Jcn, main line to Cambridge Jcn thence across to Ely. Return from Cambridge was via Brimsdown & Temple Mills to Gospel Oak Jcn to Old Oak Jcn.
The original outbound routing via the Hertford Loop was abandoned in order to regain time following a signalman’s routing error at Dudding Hill Jcn.
Tonbridge and 1001 enters platform 2
about four minutes late
(as a consequence of following a slow-running train).
Unlike many stations, the Customer
Information System on
East Croydon’s Platform 4 correctly advertised the tour.
Awaiting right-time from Clapham Junction’s platform 5.
Awaiting right-time was much to the bemusement of some and gave rise to one impatient SWT customer who very rudely and arrogantly struggled to grasp the basic concept that other trains also run to a timetable (that is not just his train)!
Wymondman station and photographers abound as
was photographed alongside a class 170 railbus no. 201.
With the road having been given, 1001
gets ready to depart
Wymondman along the Mid-Norfolk Railway to Dereham.
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