17th September 2011

Vintage Trains
The Cathedrals Express

Loco Used steam: 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe'
Stock Used (2) 35470+993??+99361+993??+3125+5177+5191+5198+51??+9101

Route : 
1Z97 : Tyseley Warwick Road to London Paddington
1Z98 : London Paddington to Tyseley Warwick Road

Loco Route
5043 Tyseley Warwick Road - Small Heath South Jn - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Evesham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Charlbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - London Paddington
5043 London Paddington - (reverse of outward route) - Tyseley Warwick Road 

Notes: 
(1) It is reported that this was the first steam hauled railtour to run over the recently redoubled Cotswold line via Evesham.
(2) Stock confirmation required.
(3) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Nick Bartlett)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
Tyseley Warwick Road 06.30d ?   22.00a ?
Small Heath South Jn 06/38 ?   21/54 ?
Birmingham Moor Street 06/42 ?   21/40 ?
Birmingham Snow Hill 06.46a ~ 06.51d ?   21.32a ~ 21.37d ?
Jewellery Quarter 06/54 ?   21/29 ?
Smethwick Galton Bridge 06/58 ?   21/25 ?
Smethwick Jn 06/59 ?   21/24 ?
Rowley Regis 07/03 ?   21/16 ?
Stourbridge Junction 07/13 ?   21/01 ?
Blakedown 07/18 ?   20/43 ?
Kidderminster 07/24 ?   20/39 ?
Hartlebury 07/28 ?   20/35 ?
Droitwich Spa [UGL] 07*36 ~ 08*11 ?   - ?
Droitwich Spa 08/13 ?   20/30 ?
Tunnel Jn 08/21 ?   20/23 ?
Worcester Shrub Hill 08.22a ~ 08.31d ?   20.10a ~ 20.22d ?
Norton Jn 08/37 ?   20/00 ?
Evesham 08.51 ~ 08.55 ?   19.44 ~ 19.48 ?
Honeybourne ? ?   ? ?
Moreton-in-Marsh 09.14 ~ 09.18 ?   19.22 ~ 19.26 ?
Ascott-under-Wychwood 09/31 ?   19/09 ?
Charlbury 09.36 ~ 09.48 ?   19.00 ~ 19.04 ?
Wolvercot Jn 10/00 ?   18/47 ?
Oxford 10/10 ?   18/43 ?
Oxford U&DPL 10w12a ~ 10w47d ?   17w56a ~ 18w40d ?
Kennington Jn 10/52 ?   17/52 ?
Didcot North Jn 11/00 ?   17/40 ?
Didcot East Jn 11/06 ?   17/39 ?
Reading West Jn 11/28 ?   17/18 ?
Reading 11/30 [P8] ? [P8]   17/16 ?
Twyford 11/36 ?   17/07 ?
Maidenhead 11/44 ?   16/59 ?
Slough 11/50 ?   16/47 ?
Heathrow Airport Jn 11/58 ?   16/40 ?
Southall 12/01 ?   16/36 ?
West Ealing 12/05 ?   ? ?
Acton West 12/09 ?   16/29 ?
Ladbroke Grove 12/15 ?   16/24 ?
London Paddington 12.19a ? [P1]   16.20d ? [P1]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z97 : (47500 with 5043 on rear) : London Paddington to Greenford West Jn
5Z97 : (5043 with 47500 on rear) : Greenford West Jn to Southall
5Z98 : (47500 with 5043 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
London Paddington 12.50d 16.07a
Acton Main Line ? ?
Greenford West Jn 13.15 ~ 13.23 -
Southall Yard 13.47 ~ 13.55 15.39 ~ 15.49
Southall Depot 14.05a 15.29d


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