13th April 2009

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47245 & steam: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'
Stock Used 17019+5216+5200+5171+1840+13440+9104+99371+5249+1961+5237

Route :
1Z86 : London Victoria to Yeovil Junction
1Z87 : Yeovil Junction to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
70013 (2) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Woking - Guildford - Haslemere - Havant - Cosham - Fareham - Eastleigh - Romsey - Dean - Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction
70013 Yeovil Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Guildford - Effingham Junction - Leatherhead - Epsom - Sutton - Mitcham Junction - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) This was a special train to commemorate the opening of the Portsmouth Direct line 150 years ago. During the water stop at Petersfield there was a short ceremony to celebrate its arrival. The original plan was for the outward train to follow the same route as the return. Was booked to run via Epsom but about a week before the train ran it was discovered that the engine was out of gauge at bridges near Mitcham Junction & near Sutton, hence it ran via Chertsey.
(2) Banked by 47245 from Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge.

Sources : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Victoria 08.45d 08.44   22.11a 22.04
Battersea Pier Jn 08/49 08/48  
Stewarts Lane 08/54 08/50  
Longhedge Jn 08/58 08/51  
Clapham Junction 09/02 09/02  
Barnes 09/08 09/11  
Brentford 09/14 09/17  
Hounslow 09/20 09/22  
Feltham Jn 09/24 09/25  
Feltham 09/26 09/27  
Staines 09/33 09/33  
Virginia Water 09/41 09/43  
Addlestone Jn 09/48 09/53  
Byfleet & New Haw 09/50 09/55  
Woking 09/56 10/01  
Woking Jn 09/57 10/02  
Voltaire Road Jn   22/03 21/58
Brixton   22/00 21/56
Herne Hill   21/54 21/55
Tulse Hill   21/51 21/52
Streatham   21/48 21/48
Streatham South Jn   21/47 21/47
Mitcham Junction   21/41 21/41
Sutton   21/32 21/34
Epsom   21.16 ~ 21.21 21.25 ~ 21.27
Leatherhead   21/08 21/18
Effingham Junction   20/59 21/11
Guildford 10.05a ~ 10.07d 10.12 ~ 10.16   20.40a ~ 20.43d 20.54 ~ 20.57
Shalford Jn 10/10 10/19   20/37 20/51
Farncombe 10/13 10/22   20/35 20/49
Haslemere 10/25 10/36   20w12 ~ 20w24 20.26 ~ 20.37
Liss 10.35a ~ 10.37d 10.46 ~ 10.48   19.59a ~ 20.01d 20.06 ~ 20.09
Petersfield 10w43a ~ 10w55d 10.55 ~ 11.06   19.52a ~ 19.54d 19.56 ~ 19.59
Havant 11.09a ~ 11.11d 11.23 ~ 11.25   19.35a ~ 19.37d 19.36 ~ 19.38
Farlington Jn 11/16 11/31   19/29 19.19 ~ 19.28
Cosham Jn 11/17 11/34   19/27 19/18
Cosham 11/18 11/34   19/24 19/17
Fareham 11/29 11/46   19/09 19/07
Fareham North Jn 11/31 11/47   19/07 19/05
Botley 11w38 ~ 11w55 11/53   18/59 18/59
Eastleigh South Jn 12/03 11/59   18/51 18/52
Eastleigh 12/13 12.07 ~ 12.12   18/49 18/50
Eastleigh East Jn 12.15 ~ 12.20 12.17 ~ 12.27   18/48 18/40
Romsey 12/33 12.42 ~ 12.44   18/34 18/32
Dean 12/42 12/54   18/25 18/24
Tunnel Jn 12/52 13/04   18/13 18/16
Salisbury 12.55a ~ 13.27d 13w09 ~ 13w33   17w45a ~ 18w10d 17.46 ~ 18.10
Wilton Jn 13/36 13/37   17/41 17/41
Wilton South 13/38 13/38   17/39 17/40
Tisbury Loop 13.49 ~ 13.55 13.53 ~ 13.56   17.25 ~ 17.28 17.26 ~ 17.28
Gillingham 14/07 14/07   17/11 17/12
Templecombe 14/15 14/14   17/02 17/04
Sherborne 14.24 ~ 14.29 14.25 ~ 14.30   16.46 ~ 16.51 16.46 ~ 16.49
Yeovil Junction 14.40a 14.42   16.36d 16.35


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