15th December 2005

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 33103 & steam : 45231 'The Sherwood Forester'
Stock Used 99241+5171+5216+5222+13474+9392+5149+1961+5237+5236

Route:
1Z86 : Victoria to Canterbury West
1Z88 : Canterbury West to Victoria

Loco(s) Route
45231 (1) London Victoria - (2) - Factory Jn - Brixton - Swanley - Maidstone East - Ashford International - Canterbury West
45231 Canterbury West - Minster - Dover Priory - Ashford International - Headcorn - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Bickley Jn - Shortlands Jn - (3) - Catford - Nunhead - (via Atlantic Lines) - (3) Voltaire Road Jn - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 33103 banked the train as far as Grosvenor Bridge.
(2) Was booked via Stewarts Lane Jn but went mainline.
(3) Booked route was Shortlands Jn - Beckenham Junction  Penge East - Herne Hill - Brixton.


45231 pounds through Kemsing station (photo: Roger Geach)

Sources : Richard Rooker & John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 10.54d 10.58
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 10/57 11/01
Stewarts Lane Jn 11/00 DIV
Factory Jn 11/01 11/02
Voltare Road Jn 11/02 11/03
Brixton 11/03 11/06
Herne Hill 11/04 11/07
Kent House 11.12a ~ 11.16d 11.18 ~ 11.20
Beckenham Jn 11/19 11/23
Shortlands Jn 11/20 11/26
Bickley Jn 11/25 11/31
St Mary Cray Jn 11/26 11/33
Swanley 11/31 11/38
Otford Jn 11/41 11/48
Maidstone East 11/58 12/07
Lenham DPL 12w12a ~ 12w45d 12.26 ~ 12.44
Charing 12/52 12/50
Ashford International 13.04a ~ 13.07d 13.03 ~ 13.08
Wye 13/14 13/18
Canterbury West 13.25a ~ 17.35d 13.32 ~ 17.39
Minster 17/54 17/59
Sandwich 18/01 18/06
Deal 18/08 18/11
Buckland Jn 18/18 18/27
Dover Priory 18/20 18/29
Folkstone Central 18/32 18/43
Folkstone West 18.36a ~ 18.48d 18.45 ~ 18.47
Ashford International 19/06 19/08
Headcorn 19/17 19/19
Paddock Wood 19.29a ~ 19.40d 19.32 ~ 19.42
Tonbridge 19.48a ~ 19.55d 19.56 ~ 19.57
Sevenoaks 20/08 20/13
Orpington 20/20 20/23
Petts Wood Jn 20/22 20/25
Bickley Jn 20/24 20/26
Shortlands Jn 20/29 20/32
Nunhead DIV 20/39
Crofton Road Jn DIV 20/41
Denmark Hill DIV 20/42
Beckenham Junction 20/31 DIV
Herne Hill 20/38 DIV
Brixton 20/39 DIV
Voltare Road Jn 20/41 20/47
London Victoria 20.46a 20.56


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