9th December 2006

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 73107 'Spitfire' & steam : 71000 'Duke of Gloucester'
Stock Used 17041+5236+5237+1961+5249+9392+13440+5171+1840+5216+5222
EMUs Used 365536 + 365537

Route:
1Z84 : London Victoria to Ely
1Z85 : Ely to London Victoria

Traction Route
71000 (1) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Kensington Olympia - Willesden Junction High Level - Gospel Oak - Camden Road - Highbury - Stratford - Tottenham Hale - Cheshunt - Broxbourne - Harlow Town - Bishops Stortford - Audley End - Cambridge - Ely
71000 Ely - Cambridge (2)
365536 + 365537 Cambridge - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Banked by 73107 Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge.
(2) Train terminated due to lack of coal & fault on engine. Booked route from Cambridge had been : Ely - (reverse of outward route) - Cheshunt - Seven Sisters - South Tottenham - Stratford - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria
(3) John Clifford comments : The long wait at the Broxbourne water stop water was for the tanker to get a further supply of water as the engine had used much more than expected. At Ely it was discovered that the engine had a leaking tube. It had consumed much more than half its supply of coal. The support team were unable to get more coal locally, nor were they able to get the use of a diesel to take the train back. Passengers were allowed to go back to London by FCC or "one" trains. As can be seen the train was taken back to Cambridge where better connections were available. FCC had an ecs working at 2010 from Cambridge to Kings Cross which was used to take passengers to Kings Cross, formed of 365536 + 365537. I got the local train back to Hatfield.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 10.30d 10.30d   21.50a CANC
Battersea Pier Jn 10/33 10/34   21/47 CANC
Stewarts Lane 10/36 10/36   21/30 CANC
Longhedge Jn 10/41 10/38   21/24 CANC
Latchmere Jn 10/48 10/42   21/21 CANC
Kensington Olympia 10.54a ~ 10.56d 10.52a ~ 10.54d   21.12a ~ 21.14d CANC
North Pole Jn 11/00 11/00   21/08 CANC
Mitre Bridge Jn 11/01 11/03   21/07 CANC
Willesden Junction HL 11/04 11/06   21/05 CANC
Kensal Green Jn 11/05 11/08   21/04 CANC
Gospel Oak 11/21 11/22   20/54 CANC
Camden Road Jn 11/24 11/27   20/49 CANC
Camden Road East Jn 11/25 11/27   20/45 CANC
Highbury 11.32a ~ 11.34d 11.31a ~ 11.34d   20.38a ~ 20.40d CANC
Dalston Jn 11/38 11/38   20/33 CANC
Channelsea Jn 11/49 11/47   20/21 CANC
Stratford 11.56a ~ 12.00d 11.51a ~ 12.02d   20.11a ~ 20.15d CANC
Temple Mills East Jn 12/04 12/05   20/07 CANC
Coppermill Jn 12/10 12/11   20/01 CANC
Tottenham South Jn 12/11 12/12   19/59 CANC
Tottenham Hale 12/13 12/13  
Brimsdown 12/19 12/19  
South Tottenham   19/56 CANC
Seven Sisters   19/54 CANC
Bury Street Jn   19/44 CANC
Cheshunt 12/23 12/23   19/35 CANC
Broxbourne 12w29 ~ 12w41 12w28 ~ 13w08   19/27 CANC
Broxbourne Jn 12/44 13/12   19/25 CANC
Harlow Town 12/49 13/17   18w55 ~ 19w18 CANC
Bishops Stortford 12/58 13/29   18/44 CANC
Stansted Mountfitchet 13/02 13/36   18/39 CANC
Stansted North Jn 13/03 13/39   18/36 CANC
Audley End 13/13 13/49   18/25 CANC
Shepreth Branch Jn 13/29 14/01   18/10 CANC
Cambridge 13/36 14/08   18/05 19.36a
Coldham Lane Jn 13/39 14/10   18/03 19/29
Ely Dock Jn 13/53 14/25   17/44 19/10
Ely 13.55a 14.27a   17.42d 19.09d


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