5th October 2005

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 33202 & steam : 45231 'The Sherwood Forester' (1)
Stock Used (2) 99241+5237+1961+5249+9392+13474+5171+1840+5216

Route:
1Z47 : Kensington Olympia to Lincoln Central
1Z48 : Lincoln Central to Clapham Junction

Loco Route
33202 (3) Kensington Olympia - Willesden Junction HL - Gospel Oak - Camden Road - Finsbury Park - Hertford North - Stevenage - Letchworth - Cambridge - Ely Down Goods Loop
45231 Ely Down Goods Loop - Ely - March - Peterborough - Werrington Jn - Spalding - Sleaford - Ruskington - Lincoln Central - Newark Northgate - Grantham - Peterborough - March - Ely
33202 Ely - Cambridge - Letchworth - Stevenage - Potters Bar - Finsbury Park - Camden Road - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction HL - Kensington Olympia - Clapham Junction (3)

Notes :
(1) Originally booked to be 60019 'Bittern' (still undergoing overhaul), then 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' (unable to provide support crew).
(2) 99241 only in train consist with 45231.
(3) Booked loco change point was Ely Up Goods Loop.
(3) Booked to start / finish at London Kings Cross but schedule changed when the only steam locomotive available was 45231 which had a 60mph maximum speed.

Sources : Janet Cottrell, Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire Transport Review
& John Clifford

Photo Review


45231 arrives at Lincoln (photo: Roger Geach)


33202 ran light engine from Ely and is seen dealing with the ECS at Lincoln.
(photo : Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire Transport Review)


45231 brings the stock into Lincoln Central to form the return working
(photo : Janet Cottrell)

Sources : Janet Cottrell, Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire Transport Review
& John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire Transport Review
Janet Cottrell, John Clifford & Rob Wells)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Clapham Junction   22.42a 22.59
Latchmere Jn   22/39 ?
Kensington Olympia 08.12d [P2] 08.12   22.27a ~ 22.30d 22.45 ~ 22.51
North Pole Jn 08/17 08/17   22/21 22/43
Mitre Bridge Jn 08/18 08/18   22/20 22/41
Willesden Junction HL 08/20 08.23a ~ 08.24d   22/17 22/39
Kensal Green Jn 08/25 08/26   22/14 22/36
Gospel Oak 08/41 08/38   22/05 22/26
Camden Road 08/44 08/42   22/02 22/21
Camden Road East Jn 08/46 08/43   22/00 ?
Copenhagen Jn 08/54 08/46   21/55 ?
Holloway South Jn 08/56 08/48   21/52 ?
Finsbury Park 08.58a ~ 09.00d [P5] 08.50 ~ 09.00   21.47a ~ 21.50d [P2] 22.08 ~ 22.10
Alexandra Palace 09/04 09/06   21/44 22/05
Potters Bar   21/38 21/57
Welwyn Garden City   21/33 21/47
Woolmer Green   21/30 21/43
Gordon Hill 09/11 09/12  
Hertford North 09/20 09/23  
Langley Jn 09/32 09/32  
Stevenage 09/36 09/33   21.24a ~ 21.26d [P1] 21.36 ~ 21.37
Hitchin 09/41 09.39a ~ 09.40d   21/18 21/29
Letchworth 09/44 09/45   21/15 21/25
Royston 09/56 09/55   21/05 21/06
Shepreth Branch Jn 10/14 10/05   20/52 20/55
Cambridge 10/18 10/21   20/47 20/48
Coldham Lane Jn 10/20 10/23   20/40 20/40
Chesterton Jn 10/22 10/25   ? ?
Ely Down Goods Loop 10L36a ~ 11L21d 10.40 ~ 11.52  
Ely Dock Jn ? ?   20/18 20/26
Ely 11/24 11.55a ~ 11.55d [P1]   19L52a ~ 20L16d 20.01 ~ 20.24 [P1]
Ely North Jn 11/28 11/59   19/47 19/58
March 11/44 12/15   19/17 19/42
March West Jn 11/45 12/17   19/16 19/41
Whittlesea 11/54 12/26   19/07 19w18a ~ 19w30d
Peterborough East Jn 12/04 12/33   19/00 19/09
Peterborough 12/07 [P5] 12/36   ??.??a ~ 18.58d 19.05 ~ 19.07

 

Location Booked Actual
Werrington Jn 12/12 12/42
Spalding 12/30 13.02a ~ 13.03d
Sleaford South Jn 12/55 13/26
Sleaford 12/58 13/30
Sleaford North Jn 13/02 13/35
Ruskington 13w05a ~ 13w25d 13/38
Metheringham 13/35 13/46
Pelham Street Jn 13/48 13/58
Lincoln Central 13.50a ~ 17.14d [P6] 13.59 ~ 17.20 [P6]
West Holmes Jn 17/17 17/24
Boultham Jn 17/18 17/25
Newark Crossing East Jn 17/43 17/45
Newark Northgate 17.45a ~ 17.50d 17.48 ~ 17.50
Claypole 17.59a ~ 18.16d 18.01 ~ 18.17
Barkston South Jn 18/24 18/27
Grantham 18/28 18/32
Stoke Jn 18/34 18/38
Tallington Jn 18/49 18/54

Timings continue in first table.

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