26th October 2005

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express

Loco Used steam : 45231 'Sherwood Forester'
Stock Used 99241+5237+1961+5249+9392+13474+5171+1840+5216

Route:
1Z45 : Alton to Canterbury West
1Z46 : Canterbury West to Alton

Loco Route
45231 Alton - Aldershot - Woking - Chertsey - Staines Central - Hounslow - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - (via SE line) - Cambria Jn - Catford - Bromley South - Swanley - Otford - Maidstone East - Ashford - Canterbury West
45231 Canterbury West - Ramsgate - Margate - Faversham - Gillingham - Sole Street - Swanley - Bromley South - Catford - Denmark Hill - Atlantic Line - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction (1)

Notes :
(1) Train reported terminated at Clapham Junction due to an incident at Feltham (a train in front had hit debris from a road traffic accident and there was a car overhanging the line between Feltham & Staines). TRUST did however carry timings from Clapham Junction back to Alton - was this the ECS or did it carry passengers (stopping pattern suggests it may have)? Whatever the case the train was diverted via Wimbledon, rejoining the booked route at Byfleet Jn.

Source : John Clifford & David Bellamy

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & David Bellamy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Alton 08.21d 08.25   23.31a CANX (?ECS? 23.37)
Bentley 08.31a ~ 08.36d ?   23.12a ~ 23.21d CANX
Farnham 08.47a ~ 08.48d 08.42 ~ 08.48   22.34a ~ 22.39d CANX
(?ECS? 23.17 ~ 23.18)
Aldershot 08.54a ~ 08.56d 08.55 ~ 08.57   22.26a ~ 22.28d CANX
(?ECS? 23.13)
Aldershot North Jn 08/59 ?   22/23 CANX
Ash Vale 09/01 09/09   22/21 CANX  (?ECS? 23/08)
Pirbright Jn 09/06 ?   22/14 CANX
Woking Jn 09/13 09/20   22/06 CANX  (?ECS? 22/58)
Woking 09.15a ~ 09.16d 09.22 ~ 09.23   22.03a ~ 22.05d CANX
(?ECS? 22.55 ~ 22.56)
Byfleet & New Haw 09/22 ?   21/52 CANX
Addlestone Jn 09/25 ?   21/43 CANX (?ECS? DIV)
Virginia Water 09/33 09/41   21/36 CANX (?ECS? DIV)
Staines 09.43a ~ 09.46d 09.48 ~ 09.49   21.26a ~ 21.27d CANX (?ECS? DIV)
Feltham 09/54 10/00   21/19 CANX (?ECS? DIV)
Feltham Jn 10/00 ?   21/16 CANX (?ECS? DIV)
Hounslow 10.02a ~ 10.13d 10.05 ~ 10.39   21.03a ~ 21.12d CANX (?ECS? DIV)
Brentford 10/18 10/44   20/56 CANX (?ECS? DIV)
Barnes 10/28 10/51   20/46 CANX (?ECS? DIV)
Weybridge   DIV (?ECS?) (?ECS? 22/50)
Surbiton   DIV (?ECS?) (?ECS? 22/43)
New Malden   DIV (?ECS?) (?ECS? 22/40)
Wimbledon   DIV (?ECS?) (?ECS? 22/37)
Clapham Junction 10.34a ~ 10.36d 10.56 ~ 10.59   20.31a ~ 20.34d 20.48 ~ CANX
Longhedge Jn 10/41 11/03   20/26 20/38
Factory Jn 10/42 11/05   20/23 20/36
Voltaire Road Jn 10/43 11/06   20/22 20/35

 

Location Booked Actual
Shepherds Lane Jn 10/44 11/07
Brixton 10/45 11/08
Cambria Jn 10/48 11/10
Crofton Road Jn 10/51 11/12
Nunhead 10/56 11/13
Shortlands Jn 11/04 11/22
Bickley Jn 11/12 11/27
St Mary Cray Jn 11/14 11/28
Swanley 11/20 11/34
Otford Jn 11/29 11/44
Maidstone East 11/55 12/05
Lenham Loop 12.08a ~ 12.46d 12.29 ~ 12.50
Charing 12/53 12/59
Ashford International 13/05 13.11a ~ 13.17d
Wye 13/16 13/24
Canterbury West 13.28a ~ 17.40d 13.38 ~ 17.40
Minster 17/58 17/58
Minster East Jn 17/59 17/59
Ramsgate 18/05 18/06
Margate 18/14 18/15
Herne Bay 18/26 18/30
Whitstable 18.33a ~ 18.49d 18.35 ~ 18.48
Faversham 18/59 19/00
Sittingbourne 19/08 19/09
Rainham 19/15 19/16
Gillingham 19/19 19/21
Rochester Bridge Jn 19/24 19/29
Sole Street 19/36 19/42
Fawkham Jn 19/42 19/51
Swanley 19/50 20/00
St Mary Cray Jn 19/57 20/06
Bickley Jn 19/58 20/07
Shortlands Jn 20/03 20/15
Nunhead 20/14 20/27
Crofton Road Jn 20/17 20/29
Denmark Hill 20/18 20/31

Timings continue in first table.

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