13th April 2011

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37676, 47500 & steam: 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used (1) 35518+5216+5249+5236+5237+1961+3093+99125+9104+13440+1860+5171

Route :
1Z94 : Basingstoke to Lincoln Central
1Z95 : Lincoln Central to Basingstoke

Loco(s) Route
34067 (2) Basingstoke - Farnborough (Main) - Woking - Byfleet & New Haw - Addlestone Jn - Virginia Water - Staines - Feltham - Hounslow - Brentford - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Gospel Oak - Camden Road - Copenhagen Jn - (via ECML) - Werrington Jn - Spalding - Sleaford - Metheringham - Lincoln Central
34067 Lincoln Central - Pyewipe Jn - Boultham Jn - Swinderby - Newark Crossing East Jn - Newark Northgate - (via ECML) - Connington Loop (4)
47500 Connington Loop - Peterborough
47500 Peterborough - (reverse of outward route) - Basingstoke

Notes :
(1) 35518 only in consist when 34067 was hauling the train.
(2) 37676 on rear, which did provide assistance in places north of Stevenage due to 34067 running low on coal. 37676 shut down twice causing breaking problems. Stops south of St Neots for 44mins (11.50 12.34 at signal P305) and just north of Metheringham for 34mins (15.09-15.43 at MP 73) were made to the resolve fault.
(3) The stop at Holme was extended due to the kitchen car also needing to be watered.
(4) 34067 failed at Connington Loop with a hot bearing and was left there. 47500 worked the train back via Peterborough after having being added to the rear at Connington Loop for assistance on the Copenhagen Jn - Camden Road incline and ECS duties.

Sources : Nick Wason (on the train throughout) & John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Wason, John Clifford & Neil Kearns)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Basingstoke 08.13d [P4] [SL] 08.13 [P4]   23.00a [P1] 01.28 [P1] 143.60
? Winchfield ? ?   22/56 [SL] ? ?
11.23 Fleet 08/25 [P1] [SL] 08/26 [US]   22/47 [SL] 01/17 [DS] 132.37
14.44 Farnborough (Main) 08.30a ~ 08.34d [P1] [SL] 08.32 ~ 08.34 [P1]   22.36a ~ 22.40d [P2] [SL] 01.11 ~ 01.12 [P2] 129.16
18.22 Pirbright Jn 08/38 [SL] 08/40 [US]   22/31 [SL] 01/06 [DS] 125.38
22.79 Woking Jn 08/42 [SL] 08/44 [US]   22/25 [SL] 00/59 [DS] 120.61
23.34 Woking 08.43a ~ 08.45d [P1] [SL] 08.46 ~ 08.47 [P1] [SL]   22.22a ~ 22.24d [P5] [SL] 00.56 ~ 00.58 [P5] 120.26
27.29 Byfleet & New Haw 08/51 [SL] 08/54 [SL]   22/16 [SL] 00/51 [DS] 116.31
28.29 Addlestone Jn 08/53 08/56   22/00 00/49 115.31
? Chertsey ? ?   21w43 ~ 21w55 ? ?
33.20 Virginia Water 09/04 [P3] 09/05 [P3]   21/39 [P4] 00/40 110.40
37.33 Staines 09.12a ~ 09.15d [P1] 09.14 ~ 09.15 [P1]   21.30a ~ 21.32d [P2] 00.30 ~ 00.32 [P2] 106.27
41.47 Feltham 09/21 [P1] 09/22 [P1[   21/23 [P2] 00/24 102.13
43.00 Feltham Jn 09/23 09.25 ~ 09.30   21/21 00/21 100.60
43.78 Hounslow 09/25 [P1] 09/35 [P1]   21/10 [P2] 00/19 99.62
46.66 Brentford 09/30 [P1] 09/39 [P1]   21/04 [P2] 00/13 96.74
47.79 Kew East Jn 09w33 ~ 09w46 09.44 ~ 09.54   21/00 00/10 95.61
48.59 South Acton Jn 09/47 09/57   20/58 00/07 95.01
50.45 Acton Wells Jn 09/51 10/01   20/52 00/02 93.15
51.30 Willesden Junction HL 09/58 [P4] 10/04 [P4]   20.48 ~ 20.49 [P5] 23.58 ~ 23.58 92.30
51.52 Kensal Green Jn 09/59 10/05   20/47 23/56 92.08
53.74 West Hampstead 10.03a ~ 10.05d [P'E'] 10.10 ~ 10.12 [P'E']   20.39a ~ 20.42d [P'W'] 23.48 ~ 23.49 [P'W'] 89.66
55.59 Gospel Oak 10/09 [P2] 10/17 [P2]   20/34 [P1] 23/42 88.01
56.70 Camden Road Jn 10/13 10/21   20/22 23/38 86.70
57.15 Camden Road East Jn 10/15 [NLI] 10/22 [NLI]   20/18 [NLI] 23/36 86.45
57.66 Copenhagen Jn 10/17 [SL] 10/26 [SL]   20/14 [SL] 23/32 85.74
58.46 Holloway South Jn 10/19 [SL] 10/28 [SL]   20/12 [SL] 23/26 [SL] 85.14
59.43 Finsbury Park 10.21 ~ 10.24 [P5] [SL2] 10.31 ~ 10.36 [P5] [SL1]   20/10 [P1] [SL] 23.20 ~ 23.22 [P1] 84.17
62.00 Alexandra Palace 10/36 [P3] [SL] 10/41 [P3] [SL]   20/04 [P1] [SL] 23/14 [SL] 81.60
69.59 Potters Bar 10.45a ~ 10.48d [P4] [FL] 10.54 ~ 10.56 [P4] [SL]   19.50a ~ 19.53d [P1] 23.04 ~ 23.05 [P1] [SL] 74.01
77.27 Welwyn Garden City 10/55 [FL] 11/09 [SL]   19/38 [P2] [SL] 22/54 [P2] [SL] 66.33
? Digswell Jn ? 11/12   19/37 [SL] 22/53 [SL] ?
80.70 Woolmer Green Jn 10/58 11/18 [SL]   19/35 [SL] 22/47 [FL] 62.70
84.47 Stevenage 11.02a ~ 11.04d [P4] [SL] 11.24 ~ 11.26 [P4] [SL]   19.22a ~ 19.26d [P1] [SL] 22.39 ~ 22.41 [P2] 59.13
88.76 Hitchin 11/08 [P2] [SL] 11/32 [P2] [SL]   19/16 [P1] [SL] 22/33 [FL] 54.64
101.12 Sandy 11/18 [P2] [SL] 11/42 [P2] [SL]   19/05 [FL] 22/21 [FL] 42.48
115.72 Huntingdon 11/32 [P3] [SL] 12/44 [P3] [SL]   18/52 [FL] 22/11 [FL] 27.68
- Connington South Jn   DIV 22/05 [FL] 19.28
- Holme Jn   DIV 22/04 17.46
- Peterborough   DIV 21.34 ~ 21.55 [P3] 10.29
- Holme Jn   DIV 21/23 3.12
- Connington South Jn   DIV 21/21 [FL] 1.30
- Connington Loop   18w01 ~ 18w44 20.09 ~ 21.17 0.00
70.43
- Connington South Jn   17/59 [SL] 20/05 [SL] 1.30
126.14 Holme Jn 11w43 ~ 11w57 [FL] 12.58 ~ 13.33 [FL]   ? 20/02 [FL] 67.31
133.31 Peterborough 12/08 [FL] 13/44 [FL]   17/53 [FL] 19/56 [FL] 60.14
136.36 Werrington Jn 12/13 13/50 [FL] [SL]   ? 19/53 [FL] 57.09
149.79 Spalding 12/33 [P2] 14/15 [P2]  
167.66 Sleaford South Jn 13/02 14/41  
168.77 Sleaford 13/05 [P2] 14/45 [P1]  
171.25 Sleaford North Jn 13/09 14/51  
190.06 Pelham Street Jn 13/42 16/14  
- Tallington Jn   17/46 [FL] 19/49 [FL] 51.59
- Stoke Jn   17/34 [FL] 19/36 [FL] 36.63
- High Dyke Jn   17/32 19/33 [FL] 34.77
- Grantham   17/20 [P1] [SL] 19/29 [P1] [FL] 31.05
- Claypole   17/11 19/19 21.16
- Newark Northgate   17/06 [P3] 19/11 [DUGL] 16.35
- Newark Crossing East Jn   17/05 19/01 15.64
- Boultham Jn   16/44 18/41 1.18
- West Holmes Jn   14/43 18/40 0.68
190.18 Lincoln Central 13.45a [P5] 16.17 [P3]   16.40d 17.30d [P3] 18.36 [P3] 0.00


Associated Stock Movements;

5Z93 : ECS (37676 with 34067 on rear) : Southall WCRC to Andover Sig. BE5202 or Basingstoke West Yard
5Z93 : ECS (34067 with 37676 on rear) : Andover Sig. BE5202 to Andover
5Z93 : ECS (37676 with 34067 on rear) : Andover to Ludgershall Branch Stop Board
5Z93 : ECS (34067 with 37676 on rear) : Ludgershall Branch Stop Board or Basingstoke West Yard to Basingstoke
5Z96 : ECS (booked for 34067 with 37676 on rear) : Basingstoke to Andover Sig. BE5202
5Z96 : ECS (booked for 37676 with 34067 on rear) : Andover Sig. BE5202 to Andover

5Z96 : ECS (booked for 34067 with 37676 on rear) : Andover to Ludgershall Branch Stop Board

5Z96 : ECS (booked for 37676 with 34067 on rear) : Ludgershall Branch Stop Board to Southall WCRC

5Z96 : ECS (47500) : Basingstoke to Southall WCRC

Two sets of differing timings were received by the Webmaster;

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Booked (rtn)
Southall WCRC 04.50d [GL] 01.40a 01.15a
Southall 04/59 [ML] 01/32 [GL] 01/04
Southall West Jn 05/01 [ML] ? ?
Airport Jn 05/05 [ML] 01/29 [ML] 00/57
Slough 05/15 [ML] 01/20 [ML] 00/45
Maidenhead 05/23 [ML] 01/12 [ML] 00/34
Twyford 05/33 [ML] 01/03 [ML] 00/26 [ML]
Reading 05/42 [P4] [ML] 00/54 [TL] [ML] 00.13 ~ 00.18 [TL]
Southcote Jn 05/49 00/51 00/03
Bramley 06/05 00/36 23/53
from here the routing varies;
Basingstoke 06/18 [P2] [FL] 00/27 [P4] -
Worting Jn 06/25 00/23 [SL] -
Andover 06/45 [P2] - -
Andover Sig. BE5202 06.46 ~ 06.50 - -
Andover 06.52 ~ 06.56 [P1] 00/03 -
Ludgershall Branch Stop Board 06.58 ~ 07.38 23.58 ~ 00.05 -
Andover Sig. BE5202 - 23.42 ~ 23.46 -
Andover 07/39 [P1] 23/40 -
Overton 07w53 ~ 08w00 ? -
Worting Jn 08/06 [SL] 23/22 [SL] -
Basingstoke 08.10a 23.18d [P1] -
or...
Basingstoke 06/19 [P4] - 23/47
Basingstoke West Yard 06.21 ~ 08.05 - 23.09 ~ 23.45
Basingstoke 08.08a - 23.06d

5Z94 : ECS (propelled by 34067) : Lincoln Central to Lincoln Terrace Sidings
5Z95 : ECS (34067) : Lincoln Terrace Sidings to Lincoln Central

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Lincoln Central 13.45d 16.35a
Pelham Street Jn 13/52 16/34
Lincoln Terrace Sidings 13.55a 16.30d


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