HDL Lincoln Green railtour

Saturday 7 May 2005

This page was last modified on Sunday 8 May 2005

This page refers to a railtour which has now taken place. All information is left here for interest only! A news article has been created which contains photos of the tour.


Lincoln is a popular destination, and in response to many requests we are pleased to announce a day excursion there in our renowned ‘Green Goddess’ diesel train. This will take you right through to Lincoln in comfort and style.

Stations at which you may join our train are listed below; after leaving London we travel up the East Coast Main Line, then probably via Spalding.

At Lincoln we expect to have around four hours of free time for sightseeing — the historic city has a famous castle and cathedral — or whatever takes your fancy!

We have planned our return journey via Newark Castle, Nottingham and the Midland Main Line, which will provide some different scenery from our outward journey.

Our last two trips have been fully booked, so please try to secure your seat(s) on this excursion as soon as possible: nearer the date we cannot guarantee that there will be any places left!


These are the final timings as received from Network Rail.

Hastings platform 2, depart 0630
Battle 0643
Etchingham 0655
Tunbridge Wells platform 1 0713
Tonbridge platform 2 0722
Sevenoaks platform 1 0736
Bromley South 0757
Kensington Olympia depart 0827
runs non-stop via Gospel Oak (0852), Copenhagen Jn (0912), Finsbury Park (0922), Hitchin (1004), Peterborough Dn Fast (1039), Sleaford (1126)
Lincoln platform 6, arrive 1200
Lincoln platform 6, depart 1650
runs non-stop via Newark Flat Crossing (1712), Nottingham (1743), Loughborough (1804), Bedford (1911), Dudding Hill Jn (2002)
Clapham Junction arrive 2037
Bromley South 2103
Sevenoaks 2123
Tonbridge platform 3 2135
Tunbridge Wells 2148
Etchingham 2207
Battle 2220
Hastings due 2234


Fares for return travel on the entire trip

Club Class

Travel at a seat with a table, with refreshments provided throughout the trip plus a meal with wine on the way home. Seating is likely to be in a DEMU trailer coach; payment of the additional £5 supplement assures travel in Tunbridge Wells power car.

Power Cars

A £5 supplement should be added to individual (not bay) fares for travel in power cars (both Club and Standard classes). Capacity is limited.


Our train includes a Buffet Car; a selection of hot & cold snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day at reasonable prices. There will also be a trolley service.


Smoking is not permitted in any part of our train.

Latest information: Thursday 5 May 2005


Bookings by post have now closed. At this late stage, please contact us online, or (preferably) by telephoning […] to receive advice and instructions for any late bookings.

Club Class:

This section is essentially full. There might be a seat remaining in the buffet car, please enquire.

Standard Class:

Motor coach Mountfield is now full, and not many seats remain in the DEMU trailer and the CEP car. Please enquire.


Bookings have closed and this railtour has taken place.