7th July 2011

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47500 & steam: 60019 'Bittern' (running as 4492 'Dominion of New Zealand')
Stock Used set CS05

Route :
1Z86 : London Victoria to Cardiff Central
1Z87 : Cardiff Central to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
60019 (2) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham Jn - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Ascot - Wokingham - Earley - Spur Jn - New Jn - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Stroud - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Gloucester - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central
60019 Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - Feltham Jn - Twickenham - Richmond - Barnes - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Originally advertised for haulage by 60163 'Tornado'.
Nick Wason comments: The tour was not hauled by 60163 due to contractual issues. 70000 'Britannia' was the replacement however itself then replaced by 60019 due to motion bearings problems.
(2) Banked by 47500 from Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge Jn.

Sources : Nick Wason (joined/left the train at Reading) & Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Neil Kearns & Nick Wason)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Victoria 08.45d [P2] [FL] ?   23.10a [P2] ? 176.69
0.65 Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/49 ?   23/04 [SL] ? 176.04
1.36 Stewarts Lane Jn 08/53 [RVL] ?   23/01 ? 175.03
1.66 Longhedge Jn 08/57 ?   22/59 [RVL] ? 175.03
2.74 Clapham Junction 09/01 [P5] [FL] ?   22/53 [P3] ? 173.75
6.07 Barnes 09/08 [P3] ?   22/45 [P1] [SL] ? 170.62
9.52 Brentford 09/15 [P2] ?  
12.40 Hounslow 09/21 [P2] ?  
- Richmond   22/38 [P2] ? 168.12
- St Margarets   22/36 [P2] ? 167.03
- Twickenham   22/35 [P4] [FL] ? 166.47
- Twickenham Jn   22/34 [FL] ? 166.20
- Whitton Jn   22/32 ? 164.66
13.38 Feltham Jn 09/23 ?   22/31 ? 164.34
14.71 Feltham 09/25 [P2] ?   22/29 [P1] ? 163.01
19.05 Staines 09.32a ~ 09.34d [P2] ?   22.19a ~ 22.22d [P1] ? 158.67
23.18 Virginia Water 09/42 [P2] ?   22/10 [P1] ? 154.54
29.02 Ascot 09.53a ~ 09.56d [P2] ?   21.48a ~ 21.52d [P1] ? 148.70
36.54 Wokingham 10/09 [P2] ?   21/33 [P1] ? 141.18
40.47 Earley 10/15 [P1] ?   21/24 [P2] ? 137.25
42.42 Spur Jn 10/18 ?   21/19 ? 135.30
43.01 New Jn 10/23 [RL] ?   21/18 ? 134.71
43.39 Reading 10.25a ~ 10.30d [P8] [ML] 10.35 ~ 10.37 [P8]   21.14a ~ 21.17d [P5] [ML] 21.12 ~ 21.17 [P5] 134.33
44.37 Reading West Jn 10/33 [ML] 10/40 [RL]   21/11 [ML] 21/08 [UM] 133.35
60.51 Didcot Parkway 10/47 10/55 [ML]   20/57 [P2] [ML] 20/55 [ML] 117.21
67.63 Wantage Road 10/57 [RL] 11/01 [RL]   20/50 20/50 [ML] 110.09
71.41 Challow 11.02 ~ 11.07 11.07 ~ 11.09 [RL]   20/47 20/47 [ML] 106.31
74.00 Uffington 11/12 11/15   20/45 20/45 103.72
84.64 Swindon 11.23a ~ 11.27d [P3] 11.26 ~ 11.28 [P3]   20.29a ~ 20.32d [P1] 20.32 ~ 20.33 [P1] 93.08
85.61 Swindon Loco Yard 11/33 11.31 ~ 11.32   20/25 20/29 92.11
98.40 Kemble 11/54 11/46   20/11 20.11 ~ 20.13 79.32
106.25 St Mary's LC 12/03 11/56   19/59 19/59 71.47
114.35 Standish Jn 12/14 12/09   19/48 19/49 63.37
120.45 Gloucester Yard Jn 12/24 12/16   19/39 19/40 57.27
121.23 Horton Road Jn 12/25 12/19   19/38 19/38 56.49
121.46 Gloucester 12.27a ~ 12.30d [P4] 12.22 ~ 12.30 [P4]   19.30a ~ 19.36d [P4] 19.26 ~ 19.35 [P4] 56.26
135.64 Awre 12/48 12/47   19/12 19/09 42.08
140.79 Lydney 12/53 12/53   19/06 19/04 36.73
148.75 Chepstow 13/02 [P1] 13/01   18/59 [P2] 18/56 28.77
156.23 Severn Tunnel Junction 13/08 [DR] [RL] 13/08 [ML]   18/51 [P2] 18/43 [ML] 21.49
163.45 Llanwern West Jn 13/24 [RL] 13/18 [RL]   18/39 [RL] 18/29 [RL] 14.27
165.58 Maindee West Jn 13/30 [RL] 13/26 [RL]   18/34 [RL] 18/26 [RL] 12.14
166.12 Newport 13/32 [RL] 13/31 [DR]   18/33 [RL] 18/25 [RL] 11.60
167.49 Ebbw Jn 13/36 [RL] 13/34 [DR]   18/30 [RL] 18/22 [RL] 10.23
171.22 Marshfield 13/42 [RL] 13/38 [RL]   18/23 [RL] 18/18 [RL] 6.50
177.72 Cardiff Central 13.54a [P3] 13.55 [P3]   18.05d [P4] [RL] 18.08 [P4] 0.00


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Movements

5Z86 : (60019 + 2 tenders + POB + 10 coaches + 47500) : Southall FSS to Southall
5Z86 : (47500 + 10 coaches + POB + 2 tenders + 60019) : Southall to London Victoria
5Z86 : (47500 + 10 coaches + POB + 2 tenders + 60019) : London Victoria to Southall
5Z86 : (60019 + 2 tenders + POB + 10 coaches + 47500) : Southall to Southall FSS

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall FSS 06.18d [GL] 00.54a
Southall 06.28 ~ 06.43 [GL] 00.29 ~ 00.44 [GL]
Southall East Jn 06/45 [RL] 00/27 [GL]
West Ealing 06/49 [RL] ?
Acton West 06/54 [GL] 00/19 [ML]
Acton Main Line 06/58 00/13 [GL]
Acton Wells Jn 07/01 00/11
Willesden SWS 07.04 ~ 07.22 [REV] 00/08
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/26 00/04 [REV]
North Pole Jn 07/28 00/02
Kensington Olympia 07.33 ~ 07.36 [P3] 23c54 ~ 23c57 [P2]
Latchmere Jn 07/43 23/47
Longhedge Jn 07/46 [RVL] 23/43
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/51 23/38 [RVL]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/01 [SL] 23/34
Victoria 08.04a [P2] 23.30d [P1] [FL]

0Z85 : (47500 light-engine - banking from Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge Jn) : London Victoria to Wembley EFOC
0Z85 : (47500 light-engine) : Wembley EFOC to Willesden TMD
0Z86 : (47500 light-engine) : Willesden TMD to Wembley EFOC
0Z86 : (47500 light-engine) : Wembley EFOC to London Victoria

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Victoria 08.45d [P2] [FL] 23.20a [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08.49 ~ 08.51 23/17 [SL]
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/56 [RVL] 23/15
Longhedge Jn 09/02 23/14 [RVL]
Latchmere Jn 09/11 23/03
Kensington Olympia 09/20 22/56 [P3]
North Pole Jn 09/26 22/53
Mitre Bridge Jn 09/27 22/52
Willesden WL Jn 09/29 [DR] 22/50
Willesden No.7 09/31 [DR] 22/46 [UR]
Wembley Yard South Jn 09/32 22/44 [UR]
Wembley Euro Freight Ops Centre 09.37 ~ 09.49 22.27 ~ 22.34
Wembley Yard South Jn 09/56 [HLG] 22/22
Willesden Railnet Reception 09/58 [HLG] 22/19 [P1] [HLG]
Harlesden Jn 10/01 [SL] 22/17 [HLG]
Willesden WL Jn 10/04 [SL] 22/14 [SL]
Willesden TMD 10.11a 22.07d [SL]

5Z86 : (60019 + 2 tenders + POB + 10 coaches) : Cardiff Central to Cardiff Canton Sidings
5Z87 : (60019 + 2 tenders + POB + 10 coaches) : Cardiff Canton Sidings to Cardiff Central

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Cardiff Central 14.00d [P3] 17.57a [P4]
Canton Sig C637 - 17.54 ~ 17.54
Cardiff Canton Sidings 14.12a 17.50d

0Z87 : (60019 turning move) : Cardiff Canton Sidings to Ninian Park
0Z87 : (60019 turning move) : Ninian Park to Cadoxton
0Z87 : (60019 turning move) : Cadoxton to Cardiff Central
0Z87 : (60019 turning move) : Cardiff CentralCardiff Canton Sidings

Location Booked
Cardiff Canton Sidings 15.58d
Penarth Curve North Jn 16/02
Ninian Park 16.03 ~ 16.06
Penarth Curve North Jn 16/07
Penarth Curve South Jn 16/23
Cogan Jn 16/27
Cadoxton 16.36 ~ 16.47 [Dn Rec]
Cogan Jn 16/56
Penarth Curve South Jn 17/01 [RL]
Cardiff Radyr Branch Jn 17/05 [RL]
Cardiff Central 17.07 ~ 17.16 [P3A]
Cardiff Canton Sidings 17.21a


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