16th April 2011

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47500 & steam: 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'
Stock Used 99040+5216+5249+5236+5237+1961+3093+99125+9104+13440+1860+5171+5200

Route :
1Z90 : London Euston to Chester
1Z92 : Chester to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
6201 (1) London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton) - Rugby
6201 Rugby - (via WCML, Trent Valley) - Crewe - Chester
6201 Chester - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 47500 on rear (provided banking assistance out of Euston).


6201 waiting start the day at Euston (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Source : Nick Bartlett (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.00 Euston 07.39d [P16] 07.39 [P16] [C, DS]   20.51a [P15] [US, B] 21.12 [P2] 181.4
1.6 Camden Jn 07/42 ?   20/47 ? 179.8
5.0 Willesden WL Jn 07/46 ?   20/43 20/54 [US] 176.4
8.1 Wembley Central 07/50 ?   20/39 20/51 [US] 173.3
11.4 Harrow & Wealdstone 07/53 ?   20/36 20/43 [P4] [UF] 170.0
17.4 Watford Junction 08.00a ~ 08.04d [P8] 08/00 [P8] [DS]   20/30 20/35 [P7] [UF] 164.0
25.5 Bourne End Jn 08/13 08/09 [DS]   20/22 ??/?? [UF] 155.9
31.6 Tring 08/20 08/17 [P3] [DS]   20/16 20/20 [UF] 149.8
37.4 Ledburn Jn 08/27 08/23 [DS]   20/10 20/15 [UF] 144.0
46.7 Bletchley 08/36 08/31 [DS]   19/59 20/05 [P2] [UF] 134.7
48.6 Denbigh Hall South Jn 08/38 08/33 [DS]   ? ? ?
49.8 Milton Keynes Central 08.40a ~ 08.44d [P3] 08.35 ~ 08.43 [P3]   19.53a ~ 19.56d [P1] 20.00 ~ 20.02 [P4] 131.6
56.6 Hanslope Jn 08/52 08/52 [DS]   19/45 19/52 [UF] 124.8
65.8 Northampton 09/03 09/02 [P2]   19w02 ~ 19w35 [P1] [U&DS] 19.15 ~ 19.35 [P1] 115.6
75.4 Long Buckby 09/14 09/12   18/49 18/59 106.0
83.7 Hillmorton Jn 09/21 09/19   18/42 18/50 97.7
84.8 Rugby 09w23a ~ 09w35d [P1] 09.22 ~ 09.35 [P1]   18.37a ~ 18.41d [P6] 18.44 ~ 18.47 [P5] 96.6
85.6 Trent Valley Jn 09/36 09/38   18/36 18/43 92.8
90.2 Brinklow 09/41 09/43 [DS]   ? ? ?
98.0 Attleborough Jn 09/48 09/50 [DS]   ? ? ?
99.4 Nuneaton 09/51 09/51 [P2] [DS]   18/21 18/28 [P5] [US] 82.0
? Atherstone ? ?   18w03 ~ 18w15 18.07 ~ 18.19 [P2] [US] 76.8
? Tamworth LL ? 10/02 [P1]   ? 17/57 [US] ?
118.5 Lichfield TV 10w10 ~ 10w22 [P1] 10.09 ~ 10.18 [P1]   ? ? ?
119.0 Lichfield North Jn 10/24 ?   17/48 17/52 [US] 62.4
? Rugeley North Jn ? ?   17/41 17/45 [US] 54.8
126.8 Rugeley North Jn 10/31 10/29   17/40 17/44 [US] 54.6
129.4 Colwich Jn 10/35 10/33   17/37 17/41 [US] 52.0
135.8 Stafford 10/43 10/41 [DF] [DS]   17/31 17/34 [UF] 45.6
141.1 Norton Bridge 10/49 10/48 [DS]   17/25 17/30 [UF] 40.3
151.8 Madeley Jn 10/58 10/59 [DS]   17/16 17/20 [UF] 29.6
158.5 Basford Hall Jn 11/06 11/06 [DS]   17/09 17/10 [US] [UF] 23.0
160.3 Crewe 11.13 ~ 11.28 [P12] 11.13 ~ 11.31 [P12]   16.41 ~ 17.03 [P12] 16.39 ~ 17.03 [P12] [US] 21.1
161.8 Crewe Steel Works 11/35 11/36   16/34 16/33 19.6
171.0 Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 11/45 11/46   16/24 16/22 10.4
181.4 Chester 12.01a [P3] 12.01 [P3]   16.08d [P4] 16.08 [P4] 0.0


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