11th September 2008

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used steam: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'
Stock Used 17019+5216+1840+5200+13440+9392+99371+5249+1961+5236+5237

Route:
1Z82 : London Waterloo to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z83 : Bristol Temple Meads to London Waterloo

Loco Route
70013 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Richmond - Staines - Chertsey - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Basingstoke - Andover - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
70013 Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Byfleet & New Haw - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Earlsfield - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes:
(1) John Clifford comments: This was a routine trip to Bristol via Salisbury & back using the newly overhauled 70013. We were slightly delayed at Salisbury going out as we had to wait for a late running Portsmouth - Cardiff train to go ahead. However, we had no trouble in recovering the lost minutes. On the return we easily gained on the schedule but were heavily checked by signals in the Basingstoke area. After leaving Woking we were hoping for an early arrival in London but ran slow line from New Malden to Raynes Park to pass a failed train near Raynes Park. Arrival was 13mins late because of this.

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Waterloo 10.12d 10.16   21.18a 21.31
Nine Elms Jn 10/19 10/22   ? ?
Queenstown Road 10/20 10/23   ? ?
Clapham Junction 10/22 10/26   21/10 21/22
Barnes 10/30 10/32  
Richmond 10/34 10/36  
Twickenham 10/37 10/39  
Whitton Jn 10/39 10/41  
Feltham Jn 10/40 10/42  
Staines 10/49 10/49  
Virginia Water 10/57 10/59  
Addlestone Jn 11/08 11/08  
Wimbledon   21/05 21/16
New Malden   21/03 21/07
Surbiton   21/01 21/00
Hampton Court Jn   20/59 20/59
Byfleet & New Haw 11/11 11/11   ? ?
Woking 11.18a ~ 11.21d 11.18 ~ 11.22   20.43a ~ 20.45d 20.46 ~ 20.48
Woking Jn 11/22 11/23   20/42 20/44
Farnborough 11/32 11/35   20/34 20/35
Basingstoke 11/45 11/48   20/20 20/21
Worting Jn 11/49 11/51   20/17 20/12
Overton 11w55 ~ 12w02 11.57 ~ 12.03   ? ?
Andover 12/16 12/15   19/57 19/57
Salisbury Tunnel Jn 12/32 12/31   19/39 19/39
Salisbury 12w35 ~ 12w51 12.34 ~ 12.55   19w04 ~ 19w36 18.57 ~ 19.35
Wilton Jn 12/55 13/01   19/00 18/46
Wishford 13/01 13/04   18/53 18/42
Wylye 13/06 13/09   18/48 18/37
Upton Lovell 13/13 13/13   18/42 18/33
Warminster 13/20 13/18   18/35 18/28
Westbury 13/28 13/24   18/24 18/20
Bradford Jn 13/37 13/30   18/15 18/15
Bathampton Jn 13/49 13/42   18/04 18/02
Bath Spa 13.52a ~ 13.55d 13.46 ~ 13.52   17.53a ~ 17.59d 17.55 ~ 17.58
North Somerset Jn 14/08 14/07   17/40 17/43
Bristol East Jn 14/09 14/08   17/39 17/42
Bristol Temple Meads 14.11a 14.09   17.37d 17.40


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