Push/Pull Sunday with 73140 & 1497

Sunday 19th August 2018

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Take a journey back in time to the 1980s!

Our Class 73/1 73140 and 3CIG 1497 will be operating all day to a special timetable in Push/Pull mode, this means that the 73 will be coupled to one end of 1497 and then be driven from the opposite end! So in one direction the loco will pull the train and in the other it will push, all controlled by one driver!

Back in the 1980s, when there were areas of the Southern region yet to be electrified by the unique 3rd rail system Class 73s and also Class 33/1s couple be seen coupled to Electric Multiple Units enabling them to reach their destination but without the 3rd rail.

73140 is now restored into Network SouthEast colours whilst 1497s is preserved in British Railways corporate Blue & Grey. A special timetable will be running throughout the day and we will also have the unique opportunity on offer to travel up the front with the driver for just £20.

You will also if visiting on this day be able to see a private wedding charter train operating alongside 73140. This will not be available for the general public.

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