1st March 2012

Steam Dreams
St David's Day Cathedrals Express / Help for Heroes

Loco Used steam: 6024 'King Edward I'
Stock Used 35333+5322+5292+5341+1832+13227+3097+3119+1691+3123+3068+35469

Route : 
1Z27 : London Paddington to Cardiff Central
1Z28 : Cardiff Central to London Euston

Loco Route
6024 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Chippenham - Bath Spa - Dr Days Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central
6024 Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Gloucester - Kemble - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Slough - Acton Main Line (2) - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - London Euston (2)

Notes :
(1) The outward leg was delayed by signal failures between Swindon and Chippenham.
(2) The return route was originally advertised to run to London Paddington, but revised to run to Euston due to gauging issues with 6024. This was reported as being the first time a 'King' class locomotive had worked into London Euston.


6024 'King Edward I' on arrival into Cardiff Central (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : Nick Bartlett (joined the train at Paddington / left the train at Reading) and Peter Hicks.

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.0 London Paddington 09.36d [P11] 09.36 [P11] [L5]
1.9 Ladbrook Grove 09/40 [DR] 09/41 [DR]
5.0 Acton West 09/45 [DR] 09/45 [DR]
9.1 Southall 09/53 09/54 [DR]
11.2 Airport Jn 09/58 09/59 [DR]
18.4 Slough 10.07a ~ 10.09d [P4] 10.10 ~ 10.13 [P4]
24.2 Maidenhead 10/17 [DR] 10/20 [DR]
31.0 Twyford 10.25a ~ 10.27d [P3] 10.27 ~ 10.31 [P3]
36.0 Reading 10/34 [DR] [P9] 10/38 [DR] [P9]
37.0 Reading West Jn 10/36 [DR] 10/40 [DR]
52.8 Didcot East Jn 11/01 [DR] 11/01 [DR]
53.1 Didcot Parkway 11/02 [P3] 11/04 [P3]
53.7 Foxhall Jn 11/03 11/06 [DM]
60.3 Wantage Road 11/12 [DR] 11/16 [DR]
64.0 Challow 11w17 ~ 11w47 [DR] 11.22 ~ 11.44 [DR]
66.5 Uffington 11/51 11/51
77.3 Swindon 12/02 [P4] 12/01 [P4]
83.1 Wootton Bassett Jn  12/08 12/22
93.9 Chippenham 12/17 [P1] 12/53 [P1]
95.3 Thingley East Jn 12/18 12/55
96.1 Thingley Jn 12/19 12/56
104.7 Bathampton Jn 12/28 13/04
106.9 Bath Spa 12/31 [P1] 13/08 [P1]
117.3 Bristol East Depot 12w43 ~ 12w59 [DGL]  13.23 ~ 13.37 [DGL]
117.6 North Somerset Jn 13/00 13/39
117.9 Dr Day's Jn 13/06 13/41
119.3 Narroways Hill Jn 13/09 13/44
121.6 Filton Abbey Wood 13/16 [P3] 13/49 [P3]
122.2 Patchway 13/18 [P2] 13/51 [P2]
125.8 Pilning 13/22 [P2] 13/55 [P2]
127.3 Severn Tunnel East 13/24 13/56
131.7 Severn Tunnel West 13/30 14/01
132.8 Severn Tunnel Junction  13/31 [P3] [DM] 14/05 [P3] [DM]
140.0 Llanwern West Jn 13/38 14/13 [DM]
142.2 Maindee West Jn 13/41 [DM] 14/15 [DM] [UR]
142.6 Newport 13/42 [P3] 14/16 [UR]
- Gaer Jn ? 14/18 [UR] [DM]
144.1 Ebbw Jn 13/45 14/19 [DM]
147.8 Marshfield 13/50 14/24
154.4
0.00
Cardiff Central 14.00a [P3] ~ 17.32d [P4] 14.32 [DM] [P3] ~ 18.21 [P1] [UM]
6.6 Marshfield 17/46 18/31
10.3 Ebbw Jn 17/51 18/35
11.0 Gaer Jn 17/53 ?
11.8 Newport 17/55 [UR] 18/38
12.2 Maindee West Jn 17/57 18/39
14.4 Llanwern West Jn 18/01 18/42
21.6 Severn Tunnel Junction 18/15 [UR] [P2] 18/49
23.3 Caldicot L.C. 18/18 ?
28.9 Chepstow 18/24 18/57
36.9 Lydney 18/33 19/04
42.1 Awre Jn 18/39 19/10
56.3 Gloucester 18w57 ~ 19w11 [P4] 19.27 ~ 19.47 [P4]
56.6 Horton Road Jn 19/13 19/50
57.3 Gloucester Yard Jn 19/14 19/51
63.4 Standish Jn 19/20 20/03
71.5 St Mary's L.C. 19/29 20/13
79.3 Kemble 19/38 [P1] 20/26 [P1]
92.0 Swindon Loco Yard 19/53 20/40
93.0 Swindon 19/55 [P3] 20/42 [P1]
103.8 Uffington 20/07 20/54
106.3 Challow 20/11 [UR] 20/56 [UR]
109.9 Wantage Road 20w16 ~ 20w32 [UR] 21.05 ~ 21.27 [UR]
113.9 Steventon 20/39 [UR] 21/35 [UM]
115.3 Milton Jn 20/41 ?
116.6 Foxhall Jn 20/43 21/35 [UM]
117.2 Didcot Parkway 20/46 [P4] [UR] 21/36 [P2] [UM]
117.5 Didcot East Jn 20/47 [UR] 21/37 [UM]
133.4 Reading West Jn 21/07 [UM] 21/51 [UM]
134.4 Reading 21.10a ~ 21.13d [UM] [P8] 21.55 ~ 22.02 [P8]
139.4 Twyford 21/20 [P2] 22/10
146.2 Maidenhead 21/28 [P2] [UM] 22/16
152.0 Slough 21.35a ~ 21.37d [P5] [UR] 22.22 ~ 22.25
159.3 Airport Jn 21/46 [UR] 22/38
161.4 Southall 21/49 22/41
164.8 Ealing Broadway 21.53a ~ 21.56d [P4] 22.48 ~ 22.52
165.5 Acton West 21/54 22/54
166.7 Acton Main Line 21/59 ?
? Ladbroke Grove 21/58 [UR] [DIV]
? London Paddington 22.02a [P11] [DIV]
167.4 Acton Wells Jn 22/02 22/59
167.8 Willesden SW Sidings 22/05 ?
168.2 Willesden WL Jn 22/08 23/03
171.8 Camden Jn 22/12 23/12
172.3 Camden South Jn 22/13 23/13
173.4 London Euston 22.16a 23.17


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z25 : (67006) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to Southall
5Z25 : (67006 with 6024 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z29 : (67006? with 6024 on rear) London Euston to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z29 : (6024 with 67006? on rear) Willesden No.7 Jn to Southall
5Z29 : (67006?) Southall to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked
Eastleigh T&RSMD 04.30d
Winchester 04.52 ~ 04.55
Basingstoke 05/14
Reading 05/33
Southall 06L01 ~ 06L45
Hanwell Bridge 06.46 ~ 08.48 [GL]
Acton West 08/55
Paddington [P11] 09.21a
Euston 22.35d
Willesden No.7 Jn 22.48 ~ 22.56
Acton Wells Jn 23/02
Acton West 23/17
Southall 23L22 ~ 00L11d
Reading 00/34
Basingstoke 01/00
Andover 01/17
Romsey 01/48
Eastleigh T&RSMD 02.20a


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