11th November 2010

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Loco Used steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used 14007+35469+3098+3112+3122+1699+3140+3107+3110+1863+5040+4902+5350

Route :
1Z96 : Waterloo to Norwich
1Z97 : Norwich to Victoria

Loco Route
60163 London Waterloo - West London Jn - Latchmere Jn - (1) - Kensington Olympia - Willesden Junction HL - Gospel Oak - Camden Road jn - Highbury & Islington - Canonbury West Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Lea Jn - (2) Stratford (2) - Temple Mills East Jn - Copper Mill Jn - Tottenham South Jn - Brimsdown - Cheshunt - Broxbourne - Bishops Stortford - Stansted Mountfitchet - Shepreth Branch Jn - Cambridge - Coldham Lane Jn - Ely - Thetford - Trowse Jn - Norwich
60163 Norwich - (reverse of outward route) (2) - Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) There was a booked operational stop at Imperial Wharf to hold a two minute silence however in the event it was held on Chelsea Bridge.
(2) The booked route both ways was direct between Lea Jn & Temple Mills East Jn but the train went via Stratford on both the outward and return.
(3) John Clifford comments: On the outward run we were held at Trowse Jn to let the 15.00 Norwich - Liverpool St go up. There were some problems on the Norwich - Ely line, including a signal failure at Thetford so the return left late. A stop was made at Cambridge to let the pilotman get off but, by cutting down on the time at the Harlow Town water stop we almost got back to our booked times. In fact, the train was slightly early at Highbury where I got off.
(4) Some sources record this as being named 'Armistice Day Special' however John Clifford confirms all literature from Steam Dreams only referred to it as 'Cathedrals Express'.

Sources : Neil Kearns & John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Neil Kearns & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Waterloo 10.43d [P19] [RVL] 10.42  
Nine Elms Jn 10/50 [RVL] 10/48  
West London Jn 10/53 [URV] 10/51  
Victoria   22.45a [P2] ?
Grosvenor Bridge Jn   22/42 [SL] ?
Stewarts Lane Jn   22/40 ?
Longhedge Jn   22/39 [RVL] ?
Latchmere Jn 10/56 10/52   22/36 ?
Chelsea Bridge ? 10.55 ~ 11.02      
Imperial Wharf 10*59 ~ 11*03 11/04   ? ?
Kensington Olympia 11/11 [P2] 11/08   22.28a ~ 22.30d [P3] ?
Mitre Bridge Jn 11/17 11/13   22/23 ?
Willesden Junction HL 11/22 [P4] 11/23   22/20 [P5] ?
Kensal Green Jn 11/24 11/24   22/19 ?
Gospel Oak 11/35 [P2] 11/38   22/06 [P1] ?
Camden Road Jn 11/39 11/42   22/03 ?
Camden Road East Jn 11/42 [NL] 11/43   22/02 ?
Westbourne Road Jn 11/45 11/46   21/59 [NL] ?
Highbury & Islington 11.46a ~ 11.49d [P8] 11.47 ~ 11.49   21.56a ~ 21.58d [P7] 21.53 ~ 21.55
Canonbury West Jn 11/50 11/51   21/54 21/50
Navarino Road Jn 11/54 11/55   21/51 21/47
Lea Jn 11/59 12.01 ~ 12.02   21/42 21/42
Channelsea Jn DIV 12/03   DIV 21/41
Stratford DIV 12/07   DIV 21/37
Temple Mills East Jn 12/04 12/08   21/30 21/34
Copper Mill Jn 12/10 12/15   21/25 21/29
Tottenham South Jn 12/12 12/16   21/24 21/28
Brimsdown 12/20 [P2] 12/22   21/17 [P1] 21/22
Cheshunt 12/26 [P2] 12/26   21/13 [P1] 21/19
Broxbourne 12w31a ~ 12w43d [P4] [DPL] 12.30 ~ 12.43   21.03 ~ 21.08 [P1] 21.09 ~ 21.13
Broxbourne Jn 12/45 12/48   21/01 21/05
Harlow Town 12/51 [P3] 12/53   20w28 ~ 20w53 [P1] 20.45 ~ 20.47
Bishops Stortford 13/00 [P1] 13/03   20/17 [P2] 20/33
Stansted Mountfitchet 13/04 [P2] 13/06   20/14 [P1] 20/29
Stansted North Jn 13/05 [ML] 13/08   20/12 20/26
Audley End 13/13 [P2] 13/16   20/01 [P1] 10/17
Whittlesford Parkway 13.22a ~ 13.24d [P2] 13.24 ~ 13.26   19.46a ~ 19.51d [P1] 20.02 ~ 20.05
Shepreth Branch Jn 13/31 [ML] 13/34   19/39 19/55
Cambridge 13/37 [P4] 13/39   19/35 [UML] 19.46 ~ 19.50
Coldham Lane Jn 13/39 [ML] 13/40   19/32 16/43
Ely Dock Jn 13/54 [DL] 13/55   19/16 19/26
Ely 13.55a ~ 13.57d [P1] [DL] 13.57 ~ 14.01   19.13a ~ 19.15d [P2] [UL] 19.21 ~ 19.24
Ely North Jn 14/01 [NL] 14/05   19/09 [UL] 19/17
Brandon 14/19 [P1] 14/25   18/52 [P2] 18/57
Thetford 14/27 [P1] 14/32   18/43 [P2] 18/50
Attleborough 14/42 [P1] 14/45   18/27 [P2] 18/34
Wymondham 14/48 [P1] 14/50   18/20 [P2] 18/26
Trowse Jn 14/57 [U] 15.02 ~ 15.04   18/08 18/13
Trowse Swing Bridge 14/58 [D] 15/08   18/04 18/12
Thorpe Jn 14/59 [Down W] 15/09   17/58 [D] 18/10
Norwich 15.04a 15.11   17.57d [P1] [C] 18.08


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