25th July 2007

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37248 & steam: 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used 35518+5249+5236+1961+5237+9392+13440+5200+1840+5216+5222

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

Loco(s) Route
34067 (1) London Victoria - Brixton Jn - Nunhead - Catford - Shortlands - Bromley South - Swanley - Otford - Maidstone East - Ashford - Canterbury West - Minster - Ramsgate - Margate - Herne Bay - Faversham
34067 Faversham - Canterbury East - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Ashford - Headcorn - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Bromley South - Catford - (2) (via Atlantic Line) - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Banked by 37248 between Victoria & Grosvenor Bridge.
(2) Booked route from Catford was: Catford - Crofton Road Jn - via Catford Loop Lines - Brixton Jn - Factory Jn - via Chatham Lines - Battersea Pier Jn - London Victoria.
(3) The engine carried the full "Golden Arrow" regalia of "Golden Arrow" headboard, large arrows & English & French flags.
(4) John Clifford comments: There was a late start on the return as insufficient time had been allowed to turn the engine & service it. In addition a shunt move was necessary to get the train to the down side at Faversham. This meant that we left behind a stopping train. However, by cutting down on the water stop & some brisk running we were only a few minutes late back.

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 09.55d 09.58   20.26a 20.32
Battersea Pier Jn 09/59 10/02   ? 20/26
Stewarts Lane   DIV 20/25
Factory Jn   DIV 20/24
Voltaire Road Jn 10/02 10/04   20/20 20/23
Brixton 10/04 10/07   20/18 DIV
Cambria Jn 10/07 10/08   20/16 DIV
Denmark Hill 10/09 10/10   20/14 20/17
Crofton Road Jn 10/11 10/11   20/12 20/16
Nunhead 10/13 10/13   20/09 20/14
Shortlands Jn 10/21 10/24   20/02 20/07
Bromley South 10.23a ~ 10.26d 10.27 ~ 10.30   19.56a ~ 19.59d 20.02 ~ 20.05
Bickley Jn 10/28 10/36   19/53 19/58
St. Mary Cray Jn 10/29 10/37  
Swanley 10/34 10/44  
Otford Jn 10/43 10/53  
Maidstone East 11/00 11/11  
Lenham Down Loop 11w12 ~ 11w49 11.33 ~ 11.54  
Charing 11/57 12/00  
Petts Wood Jn   19/50 19/56
Orpington   19/46 19/54
Sevenoaks   19/36 19/44
Tonbridge   19/24 19/33
Paddock Wood   19/16 19/27
Headcorn   19/04 19/18
Ashford 12/06 12/08   18/52 19/08
Wye 12/16 12/14  
Canterbury West 12.27a ~ 12.33d 12.27 ~ 12.32  
Minster 12/49 12/48  
Minster East Jn 12/50 12/49  
Ramsgate 12.57a ~ 13.03d 12.57 ~ 13.02  
Margate 13/14 13/15  
Herne Bay 13/27 13/29  
Whitstable 13.35a ~ 13.37d 13.34 ~ 13.38  
Saltwood Jn   18/40 18/58
Folkestone West   18w05 ~ 18w35 18.39 ~ 18.52
Folkestone Central   18/03 18/37
Dover Priory   17/49 18/24
Buckland Jn   17/46 18/22
Shepherds Well   17/32 18/18
Canterbury East   17.18a ~ 17.20d 17.55 ~ 17.59
Faversham 13.48a 13.52   17.02d 17.27


Back to "The Railtour Files"