28th August 2003

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 33202 & 37197

Route:
1Z85 : Victoria to Stratford-upon-Avon
1Z86 : Stratford-upon-Avon to (Victoria) Paddington

Loco Route
37197 (1) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Latchmere Junc. - Kensington Olympia - Willesden Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Ealing Broadway - Drayton Green - Greenford West Jn - West Ruislip - Princes Risborough - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Stratford upon Avon
33202 (2) Stratford upon Avon - (reverse of outward route) - Greenford West Jn (3) - Park Royal - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 33202 on rear.
(2) 37197 on rear.
3) Booked route was as outwards back to Victoria but tour was diverted due to massive power failure in South London area.

The Empty Coaching Stock was altered to work as a passenger train to Woking. The route taken is believed to have been as follows:

Loco Route
37197 (1) London Paddington - Ealing Broadway - Hayes
33202 (2) Hayes - Ealing Broadway - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden Junction - Kensington Olympia - Clapham Junction - Hounslow - Staines Central - Chertsey - Woking

This tour was booked to be steam hauled but diesels were substituted due to a steam ban imposed by Network Rail.

Source : John Clifford (on the main tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Victoria 09.00d 09.00   21.13a DIV 113.15
1.36 Stewarts Lane 09/06 09/06   21/02 DIV 111.59
2.53 Latchmere Jn 09/14 09.12a ~ 09.13d   20/57 DIV 110.42
5.32 Kensington Olympia 09/20 09/20   20/51 DIV 107.63
7.55 Mitre Bridge Jn 09/25 09/28   20/45 DIV 105.40
8.69 Acton Wells Jn 09/37 09/33   20/42 DIV 104.26
9.33 Acton Main Line 09/43 09/53   20/39 DIV 103.62
11.58 West Ealing Jn 09/49 09/58   20/34 DIV 101.37
  Paddington   DIV 20.08a -
  Old Oak Common   DIV 20/03 -
14.08 Greenford West Jn 10.01a ~ 10.21d 10.11 ~ 10.16   20.01a ~ 20.21d 19.47 ~ 19.49 99.07
18.18 West Ruislip 10/31 10/30   19/53 19/37 94.77
23.48 Gerrards Cross 10/38 10/38   19/46 19/31 89.47
27.71 Beaconsfield 10.45a ~ 10.47d 10.44 ~ 10.52   19.35a ~ 19.38d 19.23 ~ 19.24 85.24
37.02 High Wycombe 10/55 10/59   19/28 19/14 76.13
45.13 Princes Risborough 11/09 11/09   19/17 19/04 68.02
50.78 Haddenham 11/20 11/15   19/05 18/57 62.17
63.69 Bicester North 11/35 11/29   18/51 18.41a ~ 18.42d 49.26
72.71 Aynho Jn 11/45 11/41   18/36 18/27 40.24
  Banbury 11.50a ~ 12.10d 11.49 ~ 12.18  
  Banbury Up Goods   18.03a ~ 18.35d 18.09 ~ 18.18  
86.55 Fenny Compton 12/23 12/34   17/55 17/54 26.40
97.55 Leamington Spa 12/34 12/47   17.41a ~ 17.43d 17/41 15.40
99.55 Warwick 12.40a ~ 12.42d 12.50 ~ 12.52   17.26a ~ 17.30d 17.35 ~ 17.37 13.40
103.75 Hatton 12/47 13/01   17/20 17/28 9.20
113.15 Stratford-upon-Avon 13.00a 13.26   17.00d 17.07 0.00


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