21st July 2007

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37248, 50049 & steam: 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used (1) 35518+5249+5236+1961+5237+9392+13440+5200+1840+5216

Route:
1Z92 : Minehead to London Victoria
1Z93 : London Victoria to Minehead

Loco(s) Route
37248 (2) Minehead - Taunton
34067 (3) Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central
34067 Exeter Central - Yeovil Junction - Gillingham - Salisbury - Andover - Basingstoke - Woking - Chertsey - Staines - Hounslow - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria
50049 London Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Taunton
37248 (4) Taunton - (reverse of outward route) - Minehead

Notes :
(1) 35518 only in consist when 34067 was on the train.
(2) 34067 on rear.
(3) 37248 on rear.
(4) 50049 on rear.
(3) John Clifford comments: I had planned to stay in Taunton & be on the outward journey from there to Victoria. However, because of the heavy rain & flooding there were no trains from Paddington on the previous day so I abandoned the idea & settled for a Salisbury to Victoria & back trip. I gathered that the outward journey had been delayed by the train taking longer to get to Taunton & checks in the Exeter St Davids area. Because of the late running the train had been held in Tisbury loop. There were some signal problems in the Winchfield area which added to the delays. At Victoria we were told that the return would leave at 1730 but it was gone this before the ECS arrived so departure was not till 1755. This provided the unusual sight of the ECS for a diesel departure being brought in by steam!

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Minehead 07.00d ?   23.00a ?
Dunster ??.??a ~ 07.05d ?   22.53a ~ ??.??d ?
Bishops Lydeard 07.45a ~ 07.47d ?   22.09a ~ 22.11d ?
Norton Fitzwarren 07.59 ~ 08.00 ?   22.01 ~ 22.03 ?
Taunton 08.06a ~ 08.21d ?   21.43a ~ 21.58d ?
Tiverton Parkway 08/36 ?   21/25 ?
Tiverton Jn 08/38 ?   21/23 ?
Cowley Bridge Jn 08/51 ?   21/13 ?
Exeter St Davids 08.53 ~ 08.55 ?   21/12 ?
Exeter Central 08.59 ~ 09.09 ?   21.05 ~ 21.09 ?
Exmouth Jn 09/12 ?   21/01 ?
Pinhoe 09/18 ?   20/59 ?
Honiton 09/30 ?   20.38 ~ 20.47 ?
Chard Jn 09.45 ~ 09.49 ?   20/22 ?
Yeovil Junction 10w06 ~ 10w36 ?   20/04 ?
Sherborne 10/48 ?   19/57 ?
Templecombe 10/59 ?   19/51 ?
Gillingham 11.10 ~ 11.20 ?   19.40 ~ 19.43 ?
Tisbury Loop 11/32 ?   19/30 ?
Wilton South 11/44 ?   19/21 ?
Wilton Jn 11/47 ?   19/20 ?
Salisbury 11w51a ~ 12w06d 12.30 ~ 12.51   19.14a ~ 19.17d 19.56 ~ 20.00
Tunnel Jn 12/09 12/55   19/11 19/52
Andover 12/26 13/14   18/54 19/39
Worting Jn 12/43 13/34   18/37 19/25
Basingstoke 12/46 13/38   18/33 19/21
Fleet 13/01 14/01   ? ?
Farnborough 13/05 14/04   18/22 19/09
Pirbright Jn 13/10 14/07   ? 19/03
Brookwood 13/12 14/09   ? 18/59
Woking Jn 13/15 14/11   18/13 18/53
Woking 13/16 14/12   18/12 18/52
Byfleet 13/24 14/17   18/08 18/47
Addlestone Jn 13/26 14/21   18/02 18/45
Virginia Water 13/35 14/30   17/51 18/37
Staines 13/42 14/41   17/41 18/29
Feltham 13/49 14/49   17/33 18/25
Feltham Jn 13/51 14/52   17/31 18/22
Hounslow 13/53 14/54   17/29 18/20
Brentford 13/57 14/58   17/24 18/14
Barnes 14/02 15/07   17/18 18/10
Clapham Junction 14/09 15/17   17/10 18/05
Longhedge Jn 14/12 15/21   17/07 18/01
Stewarts Lane 14/14 15/23   17/01 18/00
Battersea Pier Jn 14/16 15/24   16/59 17/58
Victoria 14.20a 15.28   16.56d 17.55


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