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PLEG PRIVATE CHARTER

Our wonderfully preserved train is seen at Shepherdswell prior to departure, note our modern publicity in the destination board brackets

all photographs on this page are by John Piper unless otherwise credited

On the evening of 24th June 2016 one of our Driving Motor Brake 2nd cars, S11187S, was used for a private charter on the East Kent Railway by the Preserved Locomotives Enthusiasts Group (PLEG).

(above) Our wonderfully preserved train is seen at Shepherdswell prior to departure, note our modern publicity in the destination board brackets!

(below) Departing Shepherdswell and over the manually operated level crossing across Eythorne Road.

Departing Shepherdswell and over the manually operated level crossing across Eythorne Road
The interior lights now work on this car and this photograph was especially taken whilst in Golgotha Tunnel to illustrate this
(above) The interior lights now work on this car and this photograph was especially taken whilst in Golgotha Tunnel to illustrate this. photograph by Ashley Saunders.

(below) The train slowing down in the platform at Eythorne.

The train slowing down in the platform at Eythorne
the train is seen here entering the platform at Shepherdswell
(above) The car is driven from the cab but pushed in the north eastern direction, hauled by the diesel locomotive in the south western direction, and is seen here entering the platform at Shepherdswell.

(below) The driver, more pertinently our Preservation Director, Ashley Saunders removes the headcode stencils prior to putting the coach to bed. Ashley does not have to do this on the Networkers and 375s he drives!

Ashley Saunders removes the headcode stencils prior to putting the coach to bed