The Mine of Serpents

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  1. trolleyman

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    This tour now starts from Waterloo instead of Victoria as originally planned.... any ideas of what route this is taking now?
     
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  3. MidnightFlyer

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    I'll be able to tell you provisionally when I see the booklet upon boarding and for definite about 45 mins later ;)
     
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    myself and a mate are booked on it too... im just curious what route it will take... im guessing east croydon/redhill/tonbridge.

    should be a cracking tour
     
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    Should be that.

    I suspect it will go over at Stewarts Lane Viaduct, but that has been slewed in one direction recently. The plot thickens.

    EDIT - route thereafter is via Swanley and Tonbridge to British Gypsum; then Tonbridge, Redhill and East Croydon to London Bridge; then via East Croydon again to East Grinstead. The way back after that is affected by what I said about Stewarts Lane.
     
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    IVE HEARD the return trip is going over the flyover into Brixton
     
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    Huh? We should go back through Brixton, but it is how we get back to Waterloo thereafter that puzzles me...
     
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    the old line the eurostar's use to use to/from waterloo........

    i would of thought it would of taken this route both ways personally...
     
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    Times are on WRGEN.
     
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    It can't - one of the tracks of it is slewed OOU.

     
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    Timings posted elsewhere suggest in and out via Brixton (Linford Viaduct) - same route
     
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    Sorry for the confusion guys - got confused between Stewarts Lane and Linford Viaduct. But in either case, I am sure one of the tracks in / out of Waterloo is OOU on the viaduct :?
     
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    The Linford St Jn to Nine Elms Jn flyover is OOU, yes.
     
  14. MidnightFlyer

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    It isn't. Did it this morning, and the track seems fine...
     
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    That's very odd then, been denied access twice in the past month for a move to Waterloo and for an RM on the flyover. Someone, somewhere needs to pull their finger out in Ops or Train Planning...
     
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    How's Imberhorne looking?
     
  17. MidnightFlyer

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    Up line now well beyond overbridge, Down less so, but clearing looks well.
     
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    Nice. :D You can hear the waste trains some nights. When the wind is in the right direction.

    I understand there's a new track layout just north of East Grinstead (NR)?
    And do you know what time the tour is coming back up? I might head up to the station and see it pop past.

    Apologies for the random demands for information.
     
  19. MidnightFlyer

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    1740, currently 5 or so down.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    Update - due past Oxted station on time, we are passing Dormans now.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    And Lingfield...
     
  20. OxtedL

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    Made it. :D

    You get a real sense of the demographic of rail tours watching one sail past... ;)
     
  21. STEVIEBOY1

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    Hi Guys, how did this get back to Waterloo yesterday evening in the end? Hope it was a good trip.:)
     
  22. MidnightFlyer

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    By Stewarts Lane / Linford St Viaduct :shock:
     
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