19th December 2011

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Loco Used steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used 21268+35469+3110+3122+3147+1671+3100+3112+13227+1832+4991+4959+5322

Route :
1Z31 : Basingstoke to Norwich
1Z33 : Norwich to Basingstoke

Loco Route
60163 Basingstoke - Farnborough (Main) - Woking - Byfleet & New Haw - Addlestone Jn - Virginia Water - Staines - Feltham - Hounslow - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Kensal Green Jn - Gospel Oak - Junction Roas Jn - Upper Holloway - Harringay Park Jn - Alexandra Palace - Gordon Hill - Hertford North - Stevenage - Hitchin - Royston - Shepreth Branch Jn - Cambridge - Ely - Thetford - Wymondham - Trowse Jn - Norwich
60163 Norwich - (reverse of outward route) - Shepreth Branch Jn - Audley End - Bishops Stortford - Broxbourne - Cheshunt - Brimsdown - Tottenham South Jn - Copper Mill Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - High Meads Jn - Lea Jn - Canonbury West Jn - Camden Road - Gospel Oak - (reverse of outward route) - Basingstoke

Notes :
(1) Signalling and points problems around Willesden Junction HL delayed the return journey; stops of 11mins at Brondesbury Park and 9mins just before Kensal Green were made waiting for permission to proceed.

Sources : Nick Bartlett & Nicholas Wason

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & Nicholas Wason)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Basingstoke 07.55d [P4] 08.05 [P4]   23.18a [P1] 23.44 [P1]
Fleet 08/13 [US] 08/16 [US]   23/04 [DS] 23/32
Farnborough (Main) 08.19a ~ 08.21d [P1] 08.19 ~ 08.22 [P1]   22.56a ~ 22.58d [P2] 23.23 ~ 23.27 [P2]
Pirbright Jn 08/26 08/28 [US]   22/49 23/18 [DS]
Woking Jn 08/31 08/32 [US]   22/43 23/13 [DS]
Woking 08.33a ~ 08.35d [P1] 08.34 ~ 08.36 [P1]   22.40a ~ 22.42d [P4] 23.07 ~ 23.09 [P5]
Byfleet & New Haw 08/44 [US] 08/44 [US]   22/33 [DS] 23/00 [DS]
Addlestone Jn 08/47 08/46   22/29 22/58
Chertsey ? 08/50   22.12a ~ 22.25d 22.43 ~ 22.53
Virginia Water 09/03 [P3] 09.02 ~ 09.04   22/07 [P4] 22/39
Staines 09.10a ~ 09.12d [P1] 09.13 ~ 09.17 [P1]   21.56a ~ 21.58d [P2] 22.25 ~ 22.29 [P2]
Feltham 09/19 [P1] 09/26   21/50 [P2] 22/18
Feltham Jn 09/21 09/29   21/46 22/15
Hounslow 09/25 09/31   21/37 22/13
Brentford 09/30 09/35   21/33 22/08
Kew East Jn 09.35 ~ 09.56 09.38 ~ 09.56   21/29 21/59
South Acton Jn 10/01 10/00   21/22 21/56
Acton Wells Jn 10/06 10/04   21/14 21/48
Willesden Junction HL 10.09a ~ 10.11d [P4] 10.10 ~ 10.14   21.09a ~ 21.11d [P5] 21.42 ~ 21.45
Kensal Green Jn 10/13 10/16   21/07 21.40 ~ 21.41
West Hampstead 10.18a ~ 10.20d [E] 10.22 ~ 10.24 [E]   21w00 ~ 21w02 20.58 ~ 21.01
Gospel Oak 10/25 [P4] 10/30   20/54 [P1] 20/53
Junction Road Jn 10/28 10/32  
Upper Holloway 10/30 [P2] 10/33  
Harringay Park Jn 10/33 10/38  
Harringay 10/35 10/39 [DS2]  
Alexandra Palace 10/47 10/42 [DH]  
Gordon Hill 10/58 10/50  
Hertford North 11/15 [P2] 11/04  
Langley Jn 11/30 11.17 ~ 17.19 [DS]  
Stevenage 11/31 [P4] 11/24 [DS]  
Hitchin 11.37 ~ 11.39 [P2] 11.30 ~ 11.40 [DS]  
Letchworth Garden City 11/44 11/45  
Royston 11/59 [P2] 11/57 [P2]  
Camden Road   20/50 20/50
Canonbury West Jn   20/42 20/46
Navarino Road Jn   20/38 20/43
Lea Jn   20/33 20/37
High Meads Jn   20/32 20/37
Temple Mills East Jn   20/30 20/33
Copper Mill Jn   20/25 20/25
Tottenham South Jn   20/23 20/24
Brimsdown   20/16 20/18
Cheshunt   20/13 [P1] 20/13
Broxbourne   20/09 [P1] 20/10
Harlow Town   19.43 ~ 20.02 [P1] 19.44 ~ 20.02
Bishops Stortford   19/33 [P2] 19/36
Stansted Mountfitchet   19/29 19/32
Audley End   19/16 [P1] 19/22
Shepreth Branch Jn 12/14 12/11   19/03 19/08
Cambridge 12/20 [P4] 12/17 [P1/P4]   18.54 ~ 18.58 [P7] 18.58 ~ 19.03 [P7]
Coldham Lane Jn 12.23 ~ 12.38 12.23 ~ 12.39 [DGL]   18/51 18/55
Ely 12/54 [P1] 12/58 [P1]   18/35 [P2] 18/41 [P2]
Ely North Jn 12/58 13/01   18/32 18/36
Brandon 13/16 13/21   18/01 17/59
Thetford 13/23 13/29   17/53 17/53
Attleborough 13/39 13/42   17/38 17/39
Wymondham 13/45 13/47   17/32 17/33
Trowse Jn 13/55 13/55   17/20 17/21
Trowse Swing Bridge 13/56 13/58   17/19 17/20
Thorpe Jn 13.58 ~ 14.03 13.59 ~ 14.07   17/18 1718
Norwich 14.05a [P2] 14.11 [P3]   17.16d [P2] 17.17 [P2]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z31 : (60163) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to Basingstoke
5Z34 : (60163) : Basingstoke to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh T&RSMD 06.11d 00.11a
Eastleigh South Jn ? 23/59
Eastleigh 06/21 23/57
Winchester 06.41 ~ 06.43 23.44 ~ 23.46
Wallers Ash 06.49 ~ 07.37 [UPL] ?
Basingstoke 07.51a 23.23d


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