VSOE British Pullman at Whitstable

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  1. camperdown9

    camperdown9 Member

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    Hi

    I believe that the British Pullman will be at Whitstable on the 11th November as part of a day tour from Victoria. However I am trying to find out what time so I can go and take some photos.

    Does anyone know what time it will be here at?

    Thanks

    Alex
     
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  3. Jdrowlands

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    Same times as usual for a Friday (1Y40 Kent Circular), stopping for 15 minutes at Whitstable so there should be time for some good photos :)


    London Victoria 1148
    Brixton 1153
    Denmark Hill 1158
    Nunhead 1200
    Bellingham 1208
    Swanley 1222
    Maidstone East 1250
    Charing 1309
    Ashford 1324
    Wye 1334
    Canterbury 1346 - 1348
    Minster 1404
    Ramsgate 1411
    Margate 1424
    Herne Bay 1440
    Whitstable 1445 - 1500
    Faversham 1508
    Sittingbourne 1516
    Gillingham 1535 - 1536
    Rochester 1542
    Sole Street 1554
    Swanley 1607
    Bellingham 1623
    Nunhead 1630
    Denmark Hill 1635
    Brixton 1637
    London Victoria 1645
     
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    Hi Jdrowlands

    Thank you very much. I am an airline buff that has just discovered that he has an interest in trains. What does 1Y40 mean?

    I am now not sure if I should go to Whitstable or just go and stand on the platform at Chestfield. ;)

    Alex
     
  5. ainsworth74

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    It's the train reporting number, normally called a headcode. You can find some more info here.

    But basically the first number identifies the type of train (1 meaning express passenger), the letter indicates the area of it's destination and the double digits at the end identify the actual train (as there might be a lot of services with the 1Y designation so you need someway of telling them apart).
     
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    Thank you... so a bit like a flight number, but containing more info?

    I have looked at the Wikipedia page but I can't see what the Y refers to. Is Y an area of the UK?

    Sorry I know this must all so very basic but I know very little about trains.

    Alex
     
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    Pretty much though I don't know much about flight numbers :lol:

    The list on Wiki isn't exhaustive as I can spot a few missing including Y. There probably is a list of all the codes but I'm not aware of where it could be found.
     
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    Most special trains run with a Z in the headcode, although since the Kent VSOE runs so often, it has several ordinary schedules in the system every day, with 1Y40 being one of them!
     
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    There may also be a steam special in that area operated by Railway Touring Company hauled by SR Loco "Tangmere", and another steam train operated by Steam Dreams too hauled hopefully the new new loco "Tornado", see UK Steam info website. Times will be added nearer the date of travel. Happy spotting.
     
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