25th April 2007

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47245 & steam : 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used 35317+5236+1961+5237+9392+13440+5200+5216+1840+5171

Route:
1Z82 : London Victoria to Battle
1Z83 : Battle to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
34067 London Victoria (1)(2) - Factory Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Penge East - Beckenham Junction - Shortlands - Bromley South - Bickley Jn - Petts Wood Jn - Orpington - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Tunbridge Wells - Robertsbridge - Battle - Hastings - Ore (3)
34067 (4) Ore - Hastings
34067 Hastings - Ore - Rye - Ashford - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Otford Jn - Swanley - St Mary Cray Jn - Bickley Jn - Bromley South (5) - Shortlands - Catford - Nunhead - Denmark Hill - (5) Factory Jn - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Banked by 47245 London Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge.
(2) Booked route was via Stewarts Lane but ran Main Line.
(3) The train was stopped at Ore by a red signal & the engine could not restart the train on the gradient. Eventually the train returned to Hastings with 34067 propelling. Second attempt the gradient was surmounted without problem (instructions had been issued to the effect that the train was not to be stopped on the climb though Ore but these were not adhered to).
(4) 34067 propelling.
(5) Booked route from Bromley South to Victoria was: Bromley South - Penge East - Brixton - Stewarts Lane - Victoria.
(6) The water stop at Robertsbridge was booked to be at Battle, but changed to Robertsbridge as Battle is a difficult place to take water on the down line.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 11.25d 11.25
Battersea Pier Jn 11/29 11/28
Stewarts Lane 11/32 DIV
Factory Jn 11/40 11.30 ~ 11.30
Voltaire Road Jn 11/42 11/34
Shepherds Lane 11/43 11/35
Brixton 11/44 11/36
Herne Hill 11/45 11/37
Beckenham Junction 11/51 11/46
Shortlands Jn 11/53 11/48
Bromley South 11.55a ~ 11.57d 11.52 ~ 11.58
Bickley Jn 12/01 12/03
Petts Wood Jn 12*24 12/04
Orpington 12/29 12.11 ~ 12.18
Sevenoaks 12/39 12/29
Tonbridge 12.49a ~ 12.50d 12.38 ~ 12.49
Somerhill Tunnel 12/54 12/53
Wells Tunnel Jn 12/59 13/01
Tunbridge Wells 13/01 13/04
Strawberry Hill Tunnel 13/03 13/06
Wadhurst 13/10 13/12
Robertsbridge (6) 13/19 13w24 ~ 13w37
Mountfield Tunnel 13/22 13/42
Battle (6) 13w26 ~ 13w37 13/47
BoPeep Jn 13/48 13/56
Hastings 13/55 14/00
Ore 14/11 14.02 ~ 15.36
Hastings DIV 15.45 ~ 15.51
Ore 14/11 15/56
Rye 14/28 16/15
Appledore 14/39 16/26
Ashford 15/08 16.43 ~ 16.47
Headcorn 15/20 16/59
Paddock Wood 15w32 ~ 15w42 17.14 ~ 17.43
Tonbridge 15.51a ~ 15.58d 17.55 ~ 18.04
Sevenoaks 16/10 18/21
Otford Jn 16/15 18/27
Swanley 16/28 18/39
St. Mary Cray Jn 16/34 18/44
Bickley Jn 16/36 18/47
Bromley South 16.38a ~ 16.42d 18.50 ~ 18.52
Shortlands Jn 16/45 18/55
Beckenham Junction 16/47 DIV
Herne Hill 16/51 DIV
Nunhead DIV 19/03
Crofton Road Jn DIV 19/06
Denmark Hill DIV 19/07
Brixton 16/54 DIV
Shepherds Lane 16/55 19/11
Voltaire Road Jn 16/56 19/12
Factory Jn 16/57 19/13
Stewarts Lane 17/00 DIV
Battersea Pier Jn 17/05 19/16
London Victoria 17.07a 19.20


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