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Class 442 Feature - A Fresh Start

Some class 442 moves during August

2408 at Tonbridge on 19th August

With re-introduction to service of the first unit due in late October and full service using ten units for the next timetable change on Monday 8th December, the number of moves markedly "ramped up" during August. Here we capture two of the moves.

(left) On 19th August 2008, 2408 is leaving Tonbridge northbound on its way from Chart Leacon to Lovers Walk via Pouparts Junction. This unit, which has already had a C6 overhaul at Ilford, had been at Chart Leacon for C4 overhaul.

photograph by Colin Price
2404 passing Philpots Lane Hildenborough on 16th August

Three days earlier 2404 moved in the opposite direction. It is seen here passing Philpots Lane, Hildenborough.

photograph by Barrie Swann
2404 approaching Tonbridge on 16th August

Just a short distance down the line, 2404 is captured again approaching Tonbridge.

photograph by Colin Price