20th April 2005

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Loco Used steam: 34027 (running as 34045)
Stock Used 5216+5171+1840+5222+13474+13440+9392+5236+1961+5237

Route:
1Z96 : London Victoria to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z97 : Bristol Temple Meads to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
34027 (1) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Hounslow - Feltham - Virginia Water - Woking - Basingstoke - Andover - Salisbury - Westbury - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
34027 Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) banked by 47709 Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge.
(2) return was booked via Bathampton loop but omitted due to late running.
(3) Gordon Jakes comments: I seem to recall that this was 34027's last outing on the main line before expiry of its 10 year boiler certificate.

Sources : Richard Rooker & John Clifford

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Jakes)


'34045' pulls into Bristol with the stock for the return journey.


'34045' leaving Salisbury.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford, Richard Rooker & Gordon Jakes)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.0 London Victoria 08.45d 08.46   21.00a 20.58
0.9 Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/48 08/49   20/57 20/54
1.5 Stewarts Lane Jn 08/51 08/51   20/54 20/53
1.7 Longhedge Jn 08/55 08/53   20/51 20/51
2.9 Clapham Junction 08.59a ~ 09.01d 09.01 ~ 09.02   20.43a ~ 20.46d 20.45 ~ 20.47
6.1 Barnes 09/07 09/11   20/37 20/40
9.7 Brentford 09/13 09.19a ~ 09.20d   20/30 20/35
12.5 Hounslow 09/21 09/28   20/25 20/32
13.5 Feltham Jn 09/23 09/32   20/23 20/29
14.9 Feltham 09/25 09/34   20/21 20/29
19.1 Staines 09.32a ~ 09.34d 09.43 ~ 09.45   20.12a ~ 20.14d 20.13 ~ 20.19
23.2 Virginia Water 09/42 09/55   19/57 20/06
28.1 Addlestone Jn 09/50 10/06   19/45 19/41
29.2 Byfleet & New Haw 09/53 10/07   19/43 19/39
33.1 Woking 10/03 10/12   19/36 19/33
33.5 Woking Jn 10/04 10/13   19/35 19/32
38.2 Pirbright Jn 10/12 10/17   ? ?
41.8 Farnborough Main 10/17 10/21   19/26 19/25
45.1 Fleet 10/20 10/24   ? ?
48.6 Winchfield 10w25a ~ 10w39d 10.29 ~ 10.31   ? ?
56.5 Basingstoke 10.53a ~ 10.55d 10.55 ~ 10.59   18.51a ~ 19.09d 18.52 ~ 19.11
59.0 Worting Jn 10/59 11/06   18/44 18.45a ~ 18.45d
75.0 Andover 11/16 11/24   18.25 18/25
91.2 Tunnel Jn 11/30 11/38   18/07 18/10
92.3 Salisbury 11.33a ~ 11.51d 11.41 ~ 11.55   17w46a ~ 18w04d 17.46 ~ 18.06
94.2 Wilton Jn 11/56 12/01   17/42 17/42
112.1 Warminster 12/16 12/19   17/23 17/23
116.8 Westbury 12/27 12/26   17/11 17/17
122.1 Bradford Jn 12/37 12/33   17/01 17/10
131.2 Bathampton Jn 12/49 12/46   16*32 ~ 16*48 17/00
133.5 Bath Spa 12.53a ~ 12.56d 12.50 ~ 12.55   16.21a ~ 16.27d 16.51 ~ 16.54
144.2 North Somerset Jn 13/08 13/10   16/08 16/38
144.6 Bristol East Jn 13/09 13/11   16/07 16/37
145.0 Bristol Temple Meads 13.11a 13.13   16.05d 16.34


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