12th December 2003

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used electro-diesel : 73136
steam : 34016 "Bodmin"

Route:
1Z82 : Victoria to Canterbury West
1Z87 : Canterbury West to Victoria

Loco Route
34016 (1) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Factory Jn - (via Atlantic Lines) - Denmark Hill - Catford - Bromley South - Swanley - Otford - Borough Green down loop - Maidstone East - Lenham down loop (2) - Ashford - Canterbury West - Minster - Deal - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Ashford - Headcorn - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Bromley South - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Banked from Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge Jn by 73136.
(2) Not booked to run via Lenham down loop but did so to allow following train to pass as water taken at Lenham.
(3) Steam Dreams listed the headcodes as 1Z96 (out) & 1Z98 back but this is at odds with the Network Rail timings which referred to 1Z82 & 1Z87.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Victoria 10.26d 10.36   20.30a 20.29
Battersea Pier Jn 10/29 10/37   20/27 20/25
Stewarts Lane Jn 10/32 10/38   20/24 20/24
Factory Jn 10/34 10/39   20/22 20/23
Voltaire Road Jn 10/35 10/41   20/20 20/21
Denmark Hill 10/40 10/46   20/15 20/16
Crofton Road Jn 10/41 10/48   20/14 20/15
Nunhead 10/43 10/50   20/12 20/08
Shortlands Jn 10/52 10/58   19/58 20/01
Bickley Jn 10/58 11/02   19/52 19.50a ~ 19.53d
St Mary Cray Jn 10/59 11/03  
Swanley 11/05 11/07  
Otford Jn 11/17 11/20  
Borough Green Down Loop 11.26a ~ 11.36d 11.28 ~ 11.39  
Maidstone East 11/53 11/59  
Petts Wood Jn   19/47 19/58
Orpington   19/45 19/45
Sevenoaks   19/35 19/37
Tonbridge   19/22 19/24
Paddock Wood   19/15 19/15
Headcorn   19/01 19/02
Ashford 12/12 12/44   18/50 18/53
Saltwood Jn   18/38 18/42
Folkestone West   18.10a ~ 18.34d 18.24 ~ 18.37
Folkestone Central   18/07 18/21
Dover Priory   17/55 18/04
Buckland Jn   17/53 18/00
Deal   17/41 17/45
Sandwich   17/35 17/40
Minster   17/27 17/32
Canterbury West 12.35a 13.06   17.12d 17.13


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