Search

Special train to travel through Gravesend and Dartford

PUBLISHED: 13:08 12 March 2018

Passengers will have a choice of three itineraries. Picture: The Steam Dreams Rail Company

Passengers will have a choice of three itineraries. Picture: The Steam Dreams Rail Company

Archant

A special train will be passing through Dartford and Gravesend for the first time at the end of the month.

The train will pass through Gravesend and Dartford. Picture: The Steam Dreams Rail CompanyThe train will pass through Gravesend and Dartford. Picture: The Steam Dreams Rail Company

Steam engine Stanier Black Five 45212 has previously headed trains along the famous Harry Potter Glenfinnan Viaduct, and will be heading a special trip from Kent with the Cathedrals Express.

On Thursday, March 22, the fabulous engine will be hauling passengers to Wiltshire, calling at stations across the county, including Gravesend at around 8.55am and Dartford at 9.10am.

Once in Wiltshire, passengers have a choice of three itineraries.

They can either choose to spend an afternoon in Salisbury, visit Stonehenge, or remain on the train to the market town of Sherborne.

The train will pass through Gravesend and Dartford. Picture: The Steam Dreams Rail CompanyThe train will pass through Gravesend and Dartford. Picture: The Steam Dreams Rail Company

The train is one of 842 Black Fives, as they became affectionately known, built for the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

It is one 18 members of the class to survive into preservation.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Gravesend Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Gravesend Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Gravesend Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Most Read

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists