27th June 2007

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37248 & steam: E850 'Lord Nelson'
Stock Used 35317+5249+5236+1961+5237+9392+13440+5200+1840+5216

Route:
1Z85 : London Victoria to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z50 : Bristol Temple Meads to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
E850 (1) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Clapham Junction - Richmond - Staines - Ascot - Wokingham - Reading - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - Hawkeridge Jn - Trowbridge - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
E850 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Banked by 37248 Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge.
(2) On the return, the train carried a headboard "JIM PITT 90 NOT-OUT". Jim Pitt is one of the stewards on Steam Dreams trains who celebrated his 90th birthday the next day.

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford
& LASERman)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 08.41d [P2] [FL] 08.50   22.20d [P2] 22.21
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/45 08/54   22/17 [SL] 22/18
Stewarts Lane 08/48 [RVL] 08/56   22/13 22.03 ~ 22.15
Longhedge Jn 08/53 08/57   22/08 [RVL] 22/01
Clapham Junction 08.58a ~ 09.00d [P5] 09.06 ~ 09.09   21.53a ~ 21.55d [P3] 21.56 ~ 21.57
Barnes 09/08 [P4] 09/15   21/46 [P1] 21/47
Richmond 09.14a ~ 09.16d 09.19 ~ 09.20   21.37a ~ 21.39d 21.38 ~ 21.39
St Margarets ? ?   21/33 21/33
Twickenham 09/19 09/24   21/31 [P4] 21/30
Twickenham Jn ? ?   21/30 [FL] 21/29
Whitton Jn 09/23 09/28   21/25 21/25
Feltham Jn 09/24 09/29   21/22 21/25
Feltham 09/26 09/31   21/20 21/21
Staines 09.35a ~ 09.37d 09.37 ~ 09.41   21.10a ~ 21.12d 21.11 ~ 21.14
Virginia Water 09/47 [P2] 09/48   21/01 [P1] 21/00
Ascot 09.56a ~ 09.58d [P2] 09.59 ~ 10.01   20.49a ~ 20.51d [P1] 20.50 ~ 20.52
Wokingham 10/11 10/13   20/36 20/33
Earley 10/17 10/17   20/28 20/27
Reading Spur Jn 10/21 10/22   20*25 20.17 ~ 20.21
Reading New Jn 10*32 10.23 ~ 10.36   20/15 20/16
Reading 10.34a ~ 10.36d [P4] 10.40 ~ 10.47   20.10a ~ 20.12d [P5] 20.12 ~ 20.13
Southcote Jn 10/40 10/52  
Newbury Racecourse 11w00 ~ 11w26 11.13 ~ 11.37  
Newbury 11.30 ~ 11.32 [P1] 11.41 ~ 11.42  
Bedwyn 11/46 11/58  
Woodborough 11/57 12/09  
Lavington 12/06 12/17  
Heywood Road Jn 12/13 12/30  
Hawkeridge Jn 12/18 12/33  
Bradford Jn 12/26 12/39  
Reading West Jn   20/08 20/09
Didcot Parkway   19/55 [P2] [ML] 19/54
Wantage Road   19w09 ~ 19w45 19.05 ~ 19.41
Challow   19/03 [RL] 19/00
Uffington   18/58 18/57
Swindon   18*36 ~ 18*45 [P1] 18.35 ~ 18.45
Wootton Bassett   18/28 18/27
Chippenham   18/17 18/16
Thingley Jn   18/13 18/14
Bathampton Jn 12/39 12/55   18/03 18/04
Bath Spa 12.44a ~ 12.47d 13.01 ~ 13.06   17.53a ~ 17.57d 17.56 ~ 18.00
North Somerset Jn 13/03 13/19   17/38 17/43
Bristol East Jn 13/04 [UM] 13/21   17/36 17/43
Bristol Temple Meads 13.06a [P6] 13.22   17.34d [P9] 17.40


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