14th June 2009

Steam Dreams
The
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47245 & steam: 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used 35518+5222+5216+5200+5171+1840+13440+9104+99371+99128+1961+5237+5236

Route :
1Z82 : London Victoria to Canterbury West
1Z83 : Canterbury West to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
34067 (2) London Victoria - Herne Hill - Penge East - Bromley South - Orpington - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Headcorn - Ashford International - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Ramsgate - Margate - Faversham - Sittingbourne - Chatham - Sole Street - Swanley - Bromley South - (reverse of outward route) (2) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) This tour was run to commemorate 50th anniversary of the end of steam on the Chatham lines following the completion of Phase 1 of the Kent Coast Electrification in 1959.
(2) Banked from Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge by 47245.

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Victoria 11.30d 11.30   21.02 20.51
Battersea Pier Jn 11/34 11/33   20/59 20/47
Stewarts Lane   20/52 DIV
Factory Jn ? ?   20/50 20/45
Voltaire Road Jn 11/36 11/35   20/48 20/44
Shepherds Lane ? ?   20/45 20/43
Brixton 11/38 11/37   20/44 20/43
Herne Hill 11/39 11/38   20/43 20/42
Beckenham Junction 11/46 11/44   20/37 20/36
Shortlands Jn 11/48 11/47   20/35 20/34
Bromley South 11.51a ~ 11.54d 11.50 ~ 11.55   20.29a ~ 20.32d 20.29 ~ 20.32
Bickley Jn 11/56 12/01   20/26 20/24

 

Location Booked Actual
Petts Wood Jn 11/59 12/02
Orpington 12/02 12/04
Sevenoaks 12/11 12/14
Tonbridge 12/21 12/23
Paddock Wood 12/29 12/28
Headcorn 12/42 12/42
Ashford International 12/59 12/57
Wye 13/09 13/06
Canterbury West 13.24a ~ 18.04d 13.25 ~ 18.04
Minster 18/22 18/21
Minster East Jn 18/23 18/22
Ramsgate 18/30 18/30
Margate 18/40 18/39
Herne Bay 18/53 18/55
Whitstable 19w01 ~ 19w06 19.01 ~ 19.16
Faversham 19/26 19/28
Sittingbourne 18/35 19/36
Eastern Jn 19/37 19/37
Gillingham 19/47 19/47
Rochester 19/53 19/52
Rochester Bridge Jn 19/55 19/54
Sole Street 20/07 20/04
Fawkham Jn 20/13 20/08
Swanley 20/18 20/16
St Mary Cray Jn 20/24 20/22

Timings continue in first table.

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