Where to see steam locomotive 44871 in Kent this Saturday

44871 at Ramsbottom on the East Lancashire Railway
Credit: Richard Harnetty

Black 5 44871 will be hauling her first tour in the south of the new season this Saturday, as it heads for Folkestone.

Departing Maidstone East 15:50, the locomotive will pass through Charing (13:30), Ashford International (13:41), Wye (13:47), Canterbury West (14:01), Sandwich (14:46), Deal (14:52), Dover Priory (15:06) and Folkestone West at 15:20.

44871 will then be serviced ahead of the return journey.

Departure from Folkestone West will be at 15:35. The Black 5 will then pass through Sandling (15:39), Ashford International (15:50), Charing (15:59), Bearsted (16:13) and Maidstone East at 16:17.

Timings

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As always, please respect the dangers of the railway. Please do not trespass on the railway to see this iconic locomotive – stay to public access spots!

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