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When and where to see the Kentish Belle steam train as it heads through Kent

A historic steam train is touring across Kent today, giving enthusiasts an opportunity to take a step back in time and see it thunder through the countryside.

Onlookers will be able to catch a glimpse of the impressive Kentish Belle at various locations throughout the day.

The Kentish Belle steam train. Picture: Bob Green
The Kentish Belle steam train. Picture: Bob Green

Hauled by 45596 Bahamas, it departed from London Victoria this morning and is now on its way to east Kent.

The expected times at different Kent stations are:

  • Ashford International - 11:11am
  • Canterbury West - 11:33am
  • Margate - 12:17pm
  • Herne Bay - 12:33pm
  • Faversham - 12:52pm
  • Herne Bay 4:40pm
  • Margate - 4:58pm
  • Ramsgate - 5:14pm,
  • Canterbury West - 5:44pm
  • Staplehurst - 6:29pm
  • Tonbridge - 7.04pm
  • Bromley South 7:57pm

Bahamas, a 4-6-0 Jubilee locomotive, is one of 191 which were built between 1934 and 1936.

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