19th November 2005

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 33103, 33202, 45112 'The Royal Army Ordnance Corps' & steam : 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used ?????

Route:
1Z96 : Alton to Barrow Hill
1Z97 : Barrow Hill to Alton Farnham

Loco(s) Route
60009 (1) Alton - Farnham - Aldershot - Pirbright Jn - Woking - Virginia Water - Staines - Feltham - Hounslow - Brentford - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Brent Curve Jn - (via MML) - Kettering - Corby - Manton Jn - Melton Mowbray - Syston East Jn - Syston North Jn - Loughborough - Trent East - Toton Centre - Langley Mill - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Barrow Hill shunt neck
33202 (2) Barrow Hill shunt neck - Barrow Hill platform
45112 (3) Barrow Hill platform - Barrow Hill shunt neck
33103 (4) Barrow Hill shunt neck - Barrow Hill South Jn
45112 (3) Barrow Hill South Jn - Barrow Hill North Jn - Beighton Jn - Woodhouse - Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Chesterfield - (reverse of outward route) - Syston North Jn - Syston South Jn - Leicester - Market Harborough - Kettering - (reverse of outward route) - Farnham (5)

Notes :
(1) 33202 on rear.
(2) 60009 on rear.
(3) 33103 on rear.
(4) 45112 on rear.
(5) Train terminated at Farnham due to the lateness of the return (retimed later due to the late arrival at Barrow Hill).
(6) Originally advertised as Clapham Junction to Chester. 45112 replaced unavailable 71000 'Duke of Gloucester'.


60009 arrives at Barrow Hill...somewhat behind time (photo: Peter Roberts)

Sources : various including Stephen Harper & Martyn Brailsford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Alton 07.53d 07.57   ? CANX
Farnham 08.12a ~ 08.14d 08.16 ~ 08.16   23.07a 23.57
Aldershot 08.20a ~ 08.22d 08.26 ~ 08.28   22.59a ~ 23.01d 23.49 ~ 23.50
Ash Vale 08/26 08/34   22/53 23/45
Pirbright Jn 08/31 08/39   22/46 23/38
Woking Jn 08/36 08/45   22/37 23/30
Woking 08.37a ~ 08.39d 08.46 ~ 08.48   22.33a ~ 22.36d 23.26 ~ 23.29
Virginia Water 08/59 09/05   22/12 23/10
Staines 09.10a ~ 09.12d 09.15 ~ 09.15   21.58a ~ 22.00d 22.56 ~ 23.00
Feltham 09.18a ~ 09.20d 09.24 ~ 09.25   21.50a ~ 21.52d 22.47 ~ 22.50
Hounslow 09/24 09/31   21/38 22/36
Brentford 09.28a ~ 09.30d 09.36 ~ 09.39   21.30a ~ 21.32d 22.29 ~ 22.32
Kew East Jn 09.34a ~ 09.52d 09/45   21/25 22/17
Acton Wells Jn 10/01 10/34   21/15 22/11
Dudding Hill Jn 10/09 10/48   21/04 22/02
Brent Curve Jn 10/12 10/53   21/00 21/58
Hendon 10/14 10/55   20/58 ?
Mill Hill Broadway 10.18a ~ 10.20d 11.04 ~ 11.07   20.52a ~ 20.54d 21.46 ~ 21.49
Elstree 10/24 11/13   20/48 21/43
St Albans City 10.30a ~ 10.32d 11.22 ~ 11.24   20.39a ~ 20.41d 21.34 ~ 21.37
Luton 10/43 11/38   20/25 21/22
Flitwick 10/56 11/58   20/10 21/06
Bedford South Jn 11/05 12/07   20/03 20/58
Bedford 11/08 12/09   20/02 20/57
Sharnbrook Jn 11/15 12/23   19/55 20/49
Wellingborough 11/24 12/34   19/47 20/41
Harrowden Jn 11/27 12/36   ? ?
Kettering South Jn 11/34 ?   ? ?
Kettering 11.36a ~ 11.56d 12.43 ~ 13.23   19.40a ~ 19.42d 20.30 ~ 20.30

 

Location Booked Actual
Kettering North Jn 11/59 ?
Corby North 12/06 ?
Manton Jn 12/28 14/25
Melton Mowbray 12/41 ?
Syston East Jn 12/49 14/53
Sileby Jn 12/54 15/03
Loughborough 12.59a ~ 13.02d 15.10 ~ 15.10
Trent South Jn 13/14 15/21
Trent East 13/17 15/23
Toton Jn 13/20 15/25
Toton Centre 13/21 15/25
Trowell Jn 13/29 15/29
Langley Mill 13/35 15/34
Pye Bridge Jn 13/42 15/38
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway 13/47 15/41
Clay Cross South Jn 13/57 15/48
Chesterfield 14.01a ~ 14.04d 15.53 ~ 15.56
Barrow Hill 14.15a ~ 17.20d 16.07 ~ 18.12
Beighton Jn 17/40 18/32
Sheffield 17/52 18/48
Dore Station Jn 17/59 18/55
Chesterfield 18.09a ~ 18.12d 19.04 ~ 19.07
Clay Cross South Jn 18/18 19/12
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway 18/23 19/17
Pye Bridge Jn 18/26 19/20
Langley Mill 18/31 19/24
Trowell Jn 18/38 19/27
Toton Centre 18/44 19/31
Toton Jn 18/45 19/32
Trent East 18/49 19/35
Trent South Jn 18/50 19/36
Loughborough 18.57a ~ 19.00d 19.45 ~ 19.46
Sileby Jn 19/05 19/52
Syston South Jn 19/07 19/54
Leicester 19/13 19/59
Wigston North Jn 19/18 20/04
Market Harborough 19/30 20/15

Timings continue in first table.

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