73131 & 73101 Sandwich 14 March 1998

73131 strikes an arc as its collector shoe leaves the third rail at Richborough Road level crossing on the approach to Sandwich with the Pathfinder Tours 'Kent Venturer' railtour on 14 March 1998. The second locomotive is the Pullman liveried 73101 The Royal Alex. This was the second time the tour had passed Sandwich, as it toured lines in the Dover and Canterbury area. On the outward run it ran as 1Z65 05:57 Crewe to Ashford International, now as can be seen from the SR two character headcode on 73131, it is running as 1Z88 14:17 Ashford International to Crewe.