19th June 2011

Steam Dreams
The
Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47500 & steam: 48151
Stock Used (1) (80217+) 5216+5249+5236+5237+1961+99125+3093+9104+13440+1860+5171+5200
(booked as 13 coaches, set CS05)

Route :
1Z96 : Alton to Canterbury West
1Z97 : Canterbury West to Alton

Loco Route
48151 Alton - Farnham - Aldershot - Camberley - Ascot - Virginia Water - Staines - Feltham - Twickenham - Richmond - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Denmark Hill - Nunhead - Bellingham - Shortlands Jn - Bromley South - Bickley Jn - Petts Wood Jn - Orpington - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Ashford International - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Ramsgate - Margate - Faversham - Gillingham - Swanley - St Mary Cray Jn - Bickley Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Shortlands Jn - Herne Hill - Brixton - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden SWS - Acton Wells Jn [sig. WM623]
47500 Acton Wells Jn [sig. WM623] - Willesden SWS - Mitre Bridge Jn - Kensington Olympia - Clapham Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Alton

Notes :
(1) 80217 only in the formation when 48151 was hauling the train.
(2) Train was delayed in the Staines area due to a broken rail.
(3) Loco change was booked at Willesden South West Sidings but actually took place close to Acton Wells Signal Box. Route confirmation is required from Clapham Junction back to Alton on last leg with 47500 - above is as booked. Chris Bracey comments: time keeping was erratic with a number of little things and the fact that 48151 was restricted to 50 miles per hour made it difficult to keep to time. At Clapham Junction it was about 40mins late on the return.
(4) It was afterwards reported that 48151 suffered a hot side rod bearing on this tour, leaving it unavailable for some subsequent railtour commitments.

Sources : Chris Bracey, Nick Wason, Nick Bartlett & John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Chris Bracey, Nick Wason & John Clifford)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Alton 09.40d [P2] 09.45 [P2]   22.43a [P2] 23.03 [P2] 58.57
4.49 Bentley ? 09/54   22/35 {P2] 22.52 ~ 22.53 [P2] 53.68
8.60 Farnham 09.59a ~ 10.02d [P1] 10.00 ~ 10.02 [P1]   22.23a ~ 22.28d [P2] 22.40 ~ 22.42 [P2] 49.77
11.66 Aldershot 10.07a ~ 10.10d [P1] 10.10 ~ 10.12 [P1]   22.13a ~ 22.17d [P2] 22.32 ~ 22.34 [P2] 46.71
13.26 Aldershot North Jn 10/13 10/15   22/09 22/28 45.31
14.28 Ash Vale 10/14 [P1] 10/18 [P1]   22/07 [P2] 22/26 44.29
16.48 Frimley Jn 10/19 10/22   22/00 22/22 42.09
19.63 Camberley 10.24a ~ 10.29d [P1] 10.29 ~ 10.32 [P1]   21.43a ~ 21.51d [P2] 22.15 ~ 22.17 [P2] 38.74
26.14 Ascot 10/38 [P1] 10/46 [P1]   21/29 [P2] 22/05 [P2] 32.53
28.22 Sunningdale 10.42a ~ 10.46d [P1] 10.50 ~ 10.52 [P1]   21.22a ~ 21.26d [P2] 21.58 ~ 21.59 [P2] 30.35
31.78 Virginia Water 10/51 [P1] 10/58 [P1]   21/16 [P2] 21/53 26.59
36.11 Staines 10.58a ~ 11.02d [P1] 11.07 ~ 11.15 [P1]   21.02a ~ 21.06d [P2] 21.44 ~ 21.46 [P2] 22.46
40.25 Feltham 11/08 [P1] 11/24 [P1]   20/57 [P2] 21/38 18.32
41.58 Feltham Jn 11/10 11/26   20/55 21/37 16.79
42.10 Whitton Jn 11/11 11/27   20/54 21/36 16.47
43.44 Twickenham Jn 11/13 [FL] 11/28   ? 21/34 15.13
44.71 Twickenham 11.14a ~ 11.18d [P4] 11.30 ~ 11.38 [P4]   20.48a ~ 20.52d [P5] 21.31 ~ 21.33 [P5] 14.66
44.27 St Margarets 11/19 [P2] 11/39 [P2]   ? 21/29 14.30
45.36 Richmond 11/21 [P2] 11/42 [P2]   20/44 [P1] 21/28 13.21
48.06 Barnes 11/26 [P1] [SL] 11/46 [P1] [SL]   20/38 [P4] 21/24 10.51
50.33 Wandsworth Town 11w31 ~ 11w51 11.52 ~ 12.09 [P4] [SL]   ? 21/21 8.24
51.19 Clapham Junction 11.54a ~ 11.58d [P3] 12.12 ~ 12.16 [P3]   20.29a ~ 20.32d [P4] 21.18 ~ 21.19 [P5] [FL] 7.38
- Latchmere Jn   20/26 21/15 6.48
- Kensington Olympia   20.16 ~ 20.20 [P3] 21.07 ~ 21.09 [P3] 3.70
- North Pole Jn   20/11 21/04 2.02
- Mitre Bridge Jn   20/10 21/03 1.45
- Willesden SWS   20L08d 20/20 [DSW] 0.20
- Acton Wells Jn [Sig. WM623]   DIV 20.20 ~ 20.58 [DSW] 0.00
100.77
- Willesden SWS   19L38a 20/18 [DSW] 100.57
- Mitre Bridge Jn   19/37 20/14 99.32
- North Pole Jn   19/36 20/13 98.75
- Kensington Olympia   19.29 ~ 19.33 [P2] 20.06 ~ 20.07 [P2] 97.07
- Latchmere Jn   19/23 19/53 94.29
52.27 Longhedge Jn 12/03 12/21   19/20 19/43 93.39
52.66 Factory Jn 12/05 [AL] 12/21 [AL]   19/18 19/42 [AL] 93.00
53.11 Voltaire Road Jn 12/06 [AL] 12/23 [AL]  
55.21 Denmark Hill 12/10 [P2] [AL] 12/27 [P2] [AL]  
55.57 Crofton Road Jn 12/11 12/30 [AL] [DCL]  
56.67 Nunhead 12/13 [P2] 12/32 [P2]  
59.63 Bellingham 12/19 [P2] 12/37 [P2]  
- Shepherds Lane Jn   19/16 19/40 [P1] [AL] 91.74
- Brixton   19/15 19/39 91.47
- Herne Hill   19/14 19/38 [P2] 90.65
- Beckenham Junction   19/08 19/31 86.08
61.56 Shortlands Jn 12/23 12/41 [FL]   19/06 19/29 [FL] 85.04
62.70 Bromley South 12.25a ~ 12.29d [P2] 12.43 ~ 12.47 [P2] [FL]   18.58a ~ 19.03d [P1] [FL] 19.22 ~ 19.27 [P1] [FL] 83.70
64.37 Bickley Jn 12/34 12/52 [DVF]   18/54 [FL] 19/19 [FL] 82.23
- St Mary Cray Jn   18/53 [FL] 19/18 [FL] 81.44
- Swanley   18/48 [P1] [FL] 19/12 [P1] [FL] 77.30
- Fawkham Jn   18/42 19/04 72.11
- Sole Street   18/37 [P1] 18/59 [P1] 67.70
- Rochester Bridge Jn   18/27 18/48 61.60
- Gillingham   18/22 [P2] 18/42 [P2] 58.66
- Sittingbourne   18/12 [P1] 18/31 [P1] 50.02
- Faversham   18/04 [P2] 18/22 [P2] 42.64
- Whitstable   17w39 ~ 17w55 [P1] 18.00 ~ 18.12 [P1] 35.55
- Herne Bay   17/34 [P1] 17/52 [P1] 32.03
- Margate   17/22 [P3] 17/35 [P3] 20.72
- Ramsgate   17/14 [P3] 17/23 [P3] 15.40
- Minster East Jn   17/09 17/17 ?
- Minster   17/08 [P1] 17/16 [P2] 11.37
65.30 Petts Wood Jn 12/35 [DFV] 12/54 [FL]  
66.70 Orpington 12/37 [P3] 12/56 [P3] [FL]  
75.14 Sevenoaks 12/49 [P3] 13/07 [P3] [DM]  
82.47 Tonbridge 12/59 [DF] 13/17 [DF]  
87.70 Paddock Wood 13/06 [DM] 13/23 [DM]  
98.25 Headcorn 13/20 [DM] 13/36 [DM]  
109.14 Ashford International 13/39 [P6] 13/51 [DF]  
113.37 Wye 13/47 [P2] 13/57 [P2]  
123.32 Canterbury West 14.05a [P2] 14.11 [P2]   16.51d [P2] 16.58 [P2] 0.00


Associated E.C.S. and Light-Engine Movements

18/06 : 5Z96 : (48151 with 47500 on rear) : Southall FSS to Southall
18/06 : 5Z96 : 47500 with 48151 on rear) : Southall to Alton
19/06-20/06 : 5Z96 : (47500) : Alton to Southall
20/06 : 5Z96 : (47500) : Southall to Southall FSS

Location Booked Actual   Booked (rtn)
Southall FSS 18.45d [GL] ?   01.50a
Southall 18.55 ~ 19.04 [GL] ?   01.30 ~ 01.40
Southall East Jn 19/05 [RL] ?   01/29 [ML]
West Ealing 19/08 [RL] ?   ?
Acton West 19/11 [RL] ?   01/22 [ML]
Acton Main Line 19/13 ?   01/20 [RL]
Acton Wells Jn 19/16 ?   01/18
Willesden SWS 19/22 [RVL] ?   01/16
Mitre Bridge Jn 19/29 ?   01/12 [RVL]
North Pole Jn 19/30 ?   01/11
Kensington Olympia 19.34 ~ 19.36 [P3] ?   01.04 ~ 01.07 [P2]
Latchmere Jn 19/43 ?   00/59
Clapham Junction 19/50 [P4] [FL] ?   00/57 [P4]
Barnes 20/00 [P3] ?   00/53 [P2] [FL]
Richmond 20/03 [P1] ?   00/50 [P2]
St Margarets ? ?   00/48 [P2]
Twickenham 20/06 [P5] ?   00/47 [P4] [FL]
Twickenham Jn ? ?   0/46 [FL]
Whitton Jn 20/09 ?   00/44
Feltham Jn 20/10 ?   00/43
Feltham 20/12 [P2] ?   00/41 [P1]
Staines 20/19 [P2] ?   00/36 [P1]
Virginia Water 20/28 [P2] ?   00/31 [P3]
Ascot 20/37 [P2] ?   -
Frimley Jn 20/55 ?   -
Addlestone Jn   00/24
Byfleet & New Haw   00/22
Woking   00/18 [P1] [SL]
Woking Jn   00/17 [SL]
Pirbright Jn   00/12 [SL]
Ash Vale 21/01 [P2] ?   00/08
Aldershot North Jn 21/03 ?   00/06
Aldershot 21/06 [P3] ?   00/04 [P1]
Farnham 21/11 [P2] ?   23/59 [P1]
Bentley 21.18 ~ 21.23 [P2] ?   23/51 [P1]
Alton 21.30 ~ ??.?? [P2] 21.42 ~ 21.46   23.44d [P2]
MHR ? ?   -

19/06 : 5Z95 : (48151) : Canterbury West to sig. 25
19/06 : 5Z95 : (48151) : sig. 25 to Canterbury West DPL
19/06 : 5Z97 : (48151) : Canterbury West DPL to sig. 25
19/06 : 5Z97 : (48151) : sig. 25 to Canterbury West

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Canterbury West 14.10d [P2] 14.10d [P2]   16.48a [P2] 16.53 [P2]
Sig. 25 14.12 ~ 14.15 ?   16.44 ~ 16.47 16.47 ~ 16.49
Canterbury West 14.17a [DPL] ?   16.42d [DPL] 16.45 [DPL]

19/06 : 0Z96 : (47500 light-engine) : Alton to Willesden SWS

Location Booked
Alton 16.35d
Bentley 16/41 [P1]
Farnham 16/47 [P1]
Aldershot 16/52 [P1]
Aldershot North Jn 16/54
Ash Vale 16/57 [P1]
Pirbright Jn 17/02 [SL]
Woking Jn 17/09 [SL]
Woking 17/10 [P1] [SL]
Byfleet & New Haw 17/18
Addlestone Jn 17/20
Virginia Water 17/27 [P3]
Staines 17/35 [P1]
Feltham 17/41 [P1]
Feltham Jn 17/43
Whitton Jn 17/44
Twickenham Jn 17/46 [FL]
Twickenham 17/47 [P4] [FL]
St Margarets 17/48 [P2]
Richmond 17/51 [P2]
Barnes 17/58 [P1] [SL]
Clapham Junction 18.10 ~ 18.20 [P3]
Latchmere Jn 18/23
Kensington Olympia 18.30 ~ 18.36 [P2]
North Pole Jn 18/41
Mitre Bridge Jn 18/43 [REV]
Willesden SWS 18.50a

19/06 : 5Z98 : (48151 hauling 80217) : Willesden SWS to Southall FSS

Location Booked
Willesden SWS 20.15d
Acton Wells Jn 20/17
Acton Main Line 20/19
Acton West 20.23 ~ 21.03
Southall East Jn 21/15
Southall 21.16 ~ 21.24
Southall FSS 21.35a


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