27th July 2005

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47712 'Artemis' & steam: 71000 'Duke of Gloucester'
Stock Used 35329+5249+5236+1961+5237+9392+13474+5171+1840+5216+5222

Route:
1Z96 : Victoria to Chichester
1Z97 : Chichester to Victoria

Loco(s) Route
71000 (1) London Victoria (E) - Stewarts Lane - Clapham Junction - Tooting - Wimbledon - Raynes Park - Epsom - Leatherhead - Dorking North - Horsham - Pulborough - Arundel - Barnham - Chichester
71000 Chichester - Barnham - Worthing Central - Hove - Preston Park - Haywards Heath - Three Bridges - Redhill - East Croydon - Selhurst - Clapham Junction - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria (E)

Notes :
(1) Banked by 47712 from Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge. John Clifford comments: We were delayed on the outward journey by the water stop being changed from Billingshurst to Warnham. This meant that at Horsham we were behind 1102 ex Victoria. Since the block sections are long on the Mid Sussex line it meant we lost time because of some signal checks. On the return we were meant to follow the 1911 Littlehampton/1820 Southampton - Victoria which join at Worthing from there. However, when these units coupled up they would not talk to each other so we eventually got away in front of it. The water stop was changed again from Preston Park to Haywards Heath. Signal checks caused us to lose any time we had gained.

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual
Victoria 10.15d 10.14
Battersea Pier Jn 10/18 10/19
Stewarts Lane 10/21 10.20a ~ 20.21d
Longhedge Jn 10/23 10/25
Pouparts Jn 10/29 10.27a ~ 10.28d
Clapham Junction 10/31 10/32
Balham 10/35 10/35
Streatham North Jn 10/38 10/38
Streatham South Jn 10/40 10.39a ~ 10.41d
Wimbledon ? 10/50
Wimbledon West Jn ? 10/52
Raynes Park ? 10/54
Motspur Park ? 10/57
Epsom 11/03 11/05
Leatherhead 11/10 11/11
Dorking North 11/15 11/22
Ockley 11/25 11/35
Warnham 11/29 11.42a ~ 11.55d
Horsham 11/33 12/04
Billingshurst 11.42a ~ 11.55d 12/18
Pulborough 12/02 12/29
Arundel 12/15 12/43
Arundel Jn 12/21 12/46
Ford 12/23 12/47
Barnham 12/26 12/51
Chichester 12.34a ~ 18.55d 12.59 ~ 18.55
Barnham 19/04 19/04
Ford 19/08 19/08
Arundel Jn 19/10 19/09
West Worthing 19/22 19/22
Worthing 19.25a ~ 19.42d 19.26 ~ 19.54
Shoreham 19/48 20/03
Hove 19/56 20/10
Preston Park 20.15a ~ 20.39d 20/14
Keymer Jn 20/51 20/23
Haywards Heath 20/55 20.28a ~ 20.42d
Balcombe Tunnel Jn 21/03 20/55
Three Bridges 21/06 20/57
Gatwick Airport 21/11 21/08
Earlswood 21/17 21/16
Redhill 21/19 21/21
Stoats Nest Jn 21/36 21.31a ~ 21.35d
Purley 21/38 21/38
East Croydon 21/42 21/42
Windmill Bridge Jn 21/43 21/44
Selhurst 21/44 21/45
Balham 21/50 21/50
Clapham Junction 21/53 21/53
Pouparts Jn 21/54 21/56
Longhedge Jn 21/56 21/57
Stewarts Lane 21/59 21/58
Battersea Pier Jn 22/02 21/59
Victoria 22.06a 22.04


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