9th March 2013

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Loco Used steam: 60163 ' Tornado' 
Stock Used 35333+3150+3096+1730+3115+4856+13230+4831+1859+4836

Route : 
1Z60 : London Paddington to Plymouth
1Z61 : Plymouth to London Paddington

Loco Route
60163 London Paddington - Acton Main Line - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbott - Totnes - Plymouth 
60163 Exeter St Davids - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) This tour was originally advertised to run with 60163 'Tornado' London Paddington - Taunton and return. Then 60163 to double head with 5029 'Nunney Castle' or 34046 'Braunton' Taunton - Plymouth - Taunton, however neither 5029 or 34046 were available.


60163 on 1Z60 is seen storming through Westbury (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.06d [P1] 08.06   23.09a [P9] 23.12 [P9]
Ladbroke Grove 08/11 [DR] 08/15   23/06 [UR] 23/08
Acton West 08/14 [DR] 08/19   23/00 [UR] 23/03
West Ealing ? ?   22/57 [UR] 23/00
Southall 08/22 [DR] 08/24   22/54 [UR] 22/58
Airport Jn 08/27 [DR] 08/28   22/52 [UR] 22/56
Slough  08.35a ~ 08.39d [P4] [DR] 08.35 ~ 08.39   22.39a ~ 22.42d [P5] [UR] 22.43 ~ 22.47
Maidenhead 08/46 [P3] [DR] 08/46   22/31 [P4] [UR] 22/37
Twyford 08.53a ~ 08.57d [P3] 08.54 ~ 08.57 [P3]   22.20a ~ 22.22d [P4] 22.26 ~ 22.28
Twyford West ? ?   22/18 [UM-UR] ?
Reading 09.07a ~ 09.17d [P10] 09.06 ~ 09.17 [P10]   22.07a ~ 22.10d [P8] [UM] 22.09 ~ 22.18
Southcote Jn 09/22 09/21   22/01 21/57
Newbury Race Course 09/42 [P3] [DPL] ?   - -
Newbury 09w45a ~ 09w57d [P1] 09.50 ~ 10.00   21.41a ~ 21.44d [P2] 21.31 ~ 21.37
Bedwyn 10/14 10/15   21/25 21/16
Woodborough 10/26 10/26   20w57a ~ 21w11d [UGL] ? ~ 21.04
Lavington 10/32 10/33   20/40 20/34
Heywood Road Jn 10/41 10/39   20/30 20/28
Westbury 10/43 [P1] 10/44   20/28 [P3] 20/26 [P3]
Fairwood Jn 10/45 10/47   20/24 20/23
Clink Road Jn 10/49 10/51   20/18 20/19
Blatchbridge Jn 10/54 10/55   20/17 20/18
East Somerset Jn 10/59 11/00   20/13 20/15
Castle Cary 11/10 [P2] 11/08   20/03 [P1] 20/06
Somerton 11/18 11/17   19/53 19/56
Athelney LC 11/27 11/25   19/45 19/46
Cogload Jn 11/31 11/27   19/41 19/43
Taunton 11.37a ~ 11.55d [P2] 11.32 ~ 12.10 [P2]   19.13a ~ 19.33d [P2] 19.16 ~ 19.35
Norton Fitzwarren Jn 12/05 12/20   19/08 19/13
Whiteball 12/15 12/33   18/59 19/07
Tiverton Parkway 12/19 [P1] 12/36   18/53 [P2] 19/02
Tiverton Loop 12w22a ~ 12w34d [DPL] 12/38?   18/51 19/00
Cowley Bridge Jn 12/50 12/49   18/37 18/47
Exeter St Davids 12.54a ~ 13.04d [P4] 12.52 ~ 13.03   18.31a ~ 18.34d [P5] 18.40 ~ 18.44
Dawlish Warren 13/19 13/17   18.04a ~ 18.16d [P2] 18/29?
Dawlish 13/21 13/22   18/01 18/27
Teignmouth 13/26 13/27   17/55 18/22
Newton Abbot 13/34 [P2] 13/33   17/50 [P3] 18/13
Newton Abbot West Jn 13/34 13/34   17/49 18/13
Dainton Tunnel 13/38 13/39   17/45 18/07
Totnes 13/47 13/44 [DM]   17/38 18/01 [UM]
Aish Crossover 13/58 13/54   17/30 17/54
Ivybridge 14/04 13/58   17/26 17/49
Hemerdon 14/10 14/04   17/18 17/42
Lipson Jn 14/16 14/10   17/10 17/36
Plymouth 14.20a [P5] 14.14   17.05d [P8] 17.31


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z60 : (DL with 60163 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z62 : (DL with 60163 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 05.45d ?a
Southall Yard 05.55 ~ 06.25 23.59 ~ 00.19
Acton Main Line ? 23/41
Ladbroke Grove ? 23/38
Royal Oak 06.40 ~ 07.46 ?
Paddington 07.48a [P1] 23.33d [P9]

5Z61 : (60163) : Plymouth - Tavistock Jn - Plymouth

Location Booked
Plymouth 14.43d
Lipson Jn 14/48
Tavistock Jn 14.54a ~ 16.28d
Lipson Jn 16/38
Plymouth 16.43a

0Z61 : (60163) : Tavistock Jn - Lipson Jn - Mount Gold Jn - Laira Jn - Tavistock Jn
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Tavistock Jn 15.47d
Lipson Jn 15.54 ~ 15.57
Mount Gould Jn 15.59 ~ 16.02
Laira Jn 16/09
Tavistock Jn 16.14a


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