Kent Rail

Faversham

 


July 1988

 

Class 47 No. 47618 ''Fair Rosamund'', wearing InterCity Executive livery, was seen departing Faversham,

fronting the 09:00 Willesden to Dover Western Docks cross country service, complete with BR Mk 2a

carriages in tow. The locomotive was scrapped in August 2007. This view shows to good effect the

extent of the public lattice footbridge and the complex approach to the platforms. John Horton

 


July 1988

 

Another view from the 1959-commissioned ''power box'', but this time eastwards, shows a formation of three

4 Vep units leaving the station, embarking on the line to Dover Priory via Canterbury East. The landscape seen

here is of much interest: in the stabling sidings on the right are BR-designed EPB units, whilst in the background

can be seen the surviving engine shed and wagon repair building. The goods yard formerly occupied the grass area

seen in the distance, above the rear vehicle of the EMU formation. The extent of the track work here can also be

appreciated. John Horton

 


December 1988

 

Electro-Diesel No. 73110 was seen arcing considerably when it passed through Faversham with a coast-bound

Orient Express working. Of note are the coal hopper wagons on the right, and on the far right, the tapered

buildings of brewers Shepherd Neame. John Horton

 


 

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