27th March 2005

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47709 & Steam: 34027
Stock Used 5237+1961+5236+9392+13440+5222+5171+5216

Route:
1Z96 : Alton to Canterbury West
1Z97 : Canterbury West to Alton

Loco Route
?47709? Alton - Aldershot - Guildford - Reigate - Redhill - East Croydon - Clapham Junction - London Victoria
34027 London Victoria - Brixton - Nunhead - Swanley - Maidstone East - Ashford International - Canterbury West
34027 Canterbury West - Deal - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Folkestone West - Ashford International - Tonbridge - Orpington - Nunhead - Brixton - London Victoria
47709 London Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Alton

Source : Richard Rooker

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Alton 08.35d 08.36   23.00a 23.01
Bentley 08/43 ?   22.45a ~ 22.52d ?
Farnham 08.49a ~ 08.51d 08.46 ~ 08.51   22.37a ~ 22.39d 22.38 ~ 22.40
Aldershot 08.57a ~ 08.59d 08.57 ~ 08.59   22.29a ~ 22.31d 22.31 ~ 22.32
Aldershot North Jn 09/02 ?   22/26 ?
Aldershot South Jn 09/04 ?   22/24 ?
Ash 09/05 09/07   22/22 22/23
Guildford 09.15 ~ 09.18 09.15 ~ 09.19   22.10a ~ 22.13d 22.09 ~ 22.12
Shalford Jn 09/20 09/22   22/05 22/04
Shalford 09/22 09/24   22/02 22/03
Gomshall 09/30 ?   21/54 ?
Dorking Deepdene 09.38a ~ 09.40d ?   21.44a ~ 21.46d ?
Reigate 09.48a ~ 09.50d 09.46 ~ 09.50   21.34a ~ 21.37d 21.35 ~ 21.35
Redhill 09.55a ~ 09.59d 09.54 ~ 09.59   21.25a ~ 21.30d 21.28 ~ 21.31
Stouts Nest Jn 10/08 10/08   21/17 21/18
Purley 10.10a ~ 10.13d 10.11 ~ 10.13d   21.13a ~ 21.15d 21.14 ~ 21.17
East Croydon 10/18 10/21   21/08 21/10
Windmill Bridge Jn 10/19 ?   21/07 ?
Selhurst 10/20 10/22   21/06 21/07
Balham 10/25 10/26   21/00 21/00
Clapham Junction 10.29a ~ 10.31d 10.30 ~ 10.32   20/56 20/58
Pouparts Jn 10/33 ?   20/54 ?
Longhedge Jn 10/35 ?   20/46 ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 10/37 ?   20/44 ?
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 10/40 ?   20/41 ?
London Victoria 10.48a ~ 11.25d 10.49 ~ 11.27   20.10a ~ 20.38d 19.56 ~ 20.40
Voltaire Road Jn 11/30 11/33   20/05 19/48
Brixton 11/32 11/36   20/03 19/45
Cambria Jn 11/34 ?   19/54 ?
Crofton Road Jn ? ?   19/53 ?
Nunhead 11/38 11/46   19/49 ?
Shortlands Jn 11/47 11/54   19/42 19/38
Bickley Jn 11/51 11/57   19/38 19/34

Location Booked Actual
St Mary Cary Jn 11/52 11/58
Swanley 12/00 12/06
Otford Jn 12/10 12/14
Maidstone East 12/30 12/34
Lenham 12.42a ~ 12.57d ?
Ashford International 13/09 13/16
Wye 13/15 ?
Canterbury West 13.29a ~ 16.50d 13.33 ~ 16.50
Minster 17/08 17/08
Sandwich 17/16 ?
Deal 17/21 17/20
Buckland Jn 17/37 ?
Dover Priory 17/39 17/38
Folkestone Central 17/52 17/53
Folkestone West 17.55a ~ 18.10d ?
Saltwood Jn 18/15 18/12
Ashford International 18/27 18/22
Headcorn 18/38 18/32
Paddock Wood 18.49a ~ 19.05d 18.47 ~ 19.02
Tonbridge 19/13 19/12
Seven Oaks 19/24 19/22
Orpington 19/34 19/30
Petts Wood Jn 19/36 19/33

Timings continue in first table.

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