27th June 2009

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Loco Used steam: 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used 35518+5200+5171+1840+13440+9104+99371+5249+1961+5237+5236

Route :
1Z90 : Kings Cross to Lincoln Central
1Z92 : Lincoln Central to Kings Cross

Loco Route
34067 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Werrington Jn - Spalding - Sleaford - Lincoln Central
34067 Lincoln Central - Boultham Jn - Newark North Gate (UDGL) - Grantham - Peterborough West Yard - Peterborough - (reverse of outward route) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) John Clifford comments: We left on time and were going well when we got stopped in Wood Green tunnel, possibly due to a TPWS fault. This did mean that we had a clear run instead of following a stopping train. There followed some good running down the ECML. On the return the route at Newark was via the up & down Goods Loop. We were making up time after the Peterborough water stop & were hoping to get an early arrival into London. However there had been a train failure at Kings Cross so we were stopped outside New Southgate for regulation purposes. A slow run afterwards saw us arrive a few minutes late.

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Kings Cross 08.47d 08.47   21.27a 21.31
Belle Isle 08/49 08/49   21/24 21/27
Holloway South 08/51 08/51   - -
Finsbury Park 08/55 08/53   21/18 21/21
Alexandra Palace 09/00 08/56   21/15 21/17
Potters Bar 09.12a ~ 09.15d 09.12 ~ 09.16   21.04a ~ 21.06d 20.48 ~ 20.50
Welwyn Garden City 09/25 09/26   20/54 20/37
Digswell Jn ? ?   20/52 20/35
Woolmer Green Jn 09/28 09/29   20/50 20/32
Stevenage 09.35a ~ 09.37d 09.35 ~ 09.41   20.31a ~ 20.43d 20.24 ~ 20.25
Hitchin 09/42 09/47   20/24 20/14
Sandy 09/54 09/58   20/05 20/03
Huntingdon 10/15 10/15   19/47 19/48
Connington South Jn   19/35 19/39
Holme 10w30 ~ 11w00 10.28 ~ 10.58  
Peterborough 11/11 11/10   19/22 19.22 ~ 19.27
Peterborough West Yard   18w50 ~ 19w17 18.49 ~ 19.15
New England North Jn   18/46 18.36 ~ 18.40
Werrington Jn 11/17 11/15  
Spalding 11/34 11/35  
Sleaford South Jn 11/56 12/00  
Sleaford 12/03 12/06  
Sleaford North Jn 12/07 12/11  
Pelham Street 12/34 12/38  
Tallington Jn   18/34 18/21
Stoke Jn   18/18 18/06
Grantham   18/10 18/00
Claypole Loop   17/58 17/51
Newark North Gate   17.45 ~ 17.50 17/43
Newark Crossing East Jn   17/42 17/40
Boultham Jn   17/19 17/21
West Holmes Jn   17/18 17/20
Lincoln Central 12.35a 12.40   17.13d 17.13


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