23rd March 2013

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Loco Used steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used 35333+3150+1730+3115+4856+4832+35185+13230+4831+1859+4836

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

Loco Route
60163 London Paddington - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear
60163 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes : 
(1) Tour postponed from 29/09/2012, due to ASLEF / DBS industrial dispute.
(2) It is reported that the outward leg was delayed at Slough, due to an air brake pipe defect. Another report suggests the train went via the Westbury avoiding line to catch-up time but this then puts into question the passing time at Westbury station - confirmation required?


60163 passing Styles Hill on the Frome avoiding line (photo: Guy Vincent)

Sources : Nick Bartlett, Jonathan Horswell & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tom Cairns & John Hussey)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.06d [P1] 08.06 23.12a [P1] 23.14
Ladbroke Grove 08/11 [DR] 08/11 23/08 [UR-UM] 23/11
Acton West 08/14 [DR] 08/14 23/00 [UR] 23/06
West Ealing 08/17 ? 22/57 [UR] ?
Southall 08/22 [DR] 08/29 22/54 [UR] 23/00
Airport Jn 08/27 [DR] 08/32 22/52 [UR] 22/55
Slough 08.35a ~ 08.39d [P4] 08.39 ~ 09.55 22.38a ~ 22.42d [P5] 22.41 ~ 22.46
Maidenhead 08/46 [P3] 10/02 22/30 [P4] 22/35
Twyford 08.59 ~ 09.09 [P3] 10.09 ~ ? 22/23 [P4] 22/28
Twyford West 09/12 [DR-DM] ? 22/22 [UM-UR] ?
Reading 09.19a ~ 09.25d [P8] 10.25 ~ 10.31 22.11a ~ 22.14 [P7] [UM] 22.15 ~ 22.20
Southcote Jn 09/29 10/35 22/06 22/07
Newbury Racecourse 09/45 [P3] 10/49 21/50 ?
Newbury 09w47a ~ 09w59d [P1] 10.50 ~ 11.03 21.45a ~ 21.49d [P2] 21.37 ~ 21.47
Hungerford 10/10 ? 21/34 ?
Bedwyn 10/16 11/19 21/29 21/22
Woodborough 10/28 11/29 20w57 ~ 21w15 [UGL] ? ~ 21.09
Lavington 10/34 11/36 20/41 20/43
Heywood Road Jn 10/43 11/42 20/31 20/36
Westbury 10/45 [P1] 11/43 20/29 [P3] 20/34
Fairwood Jn 10/47 11/44 20/25 20/31
Clink Road Jn 10/51 11/47 20/19 20/27
Blatchbridge Jn 10/56 11/48 20/18 20/26
East Somerset Jn 11/01 11/51 20/14 20/23
Castle Cary 11/12 [P2] 11/58 20/04 [P1] 20/14
Somerton  11/20 12/07 19/54 20/05
Athelney LC 11/29 12/14 19/46 19/57
Cogload Jn 11/33 12/17 19/42 19/54
Taunton 11.39a ~ 11.55d [P2] 12.22 ~ 12.35 19.19a ~ 19.34d [P2] 19.25 ~ 19.46
Norton Fitzwarren Jn 12/05 12/38 19/14 ?
Whiteball 12/15 12/49 19/05 19/12
Tiverton Parkway 12/19 [P1] 12/51 18/59 [P2] 19/06
Tiverton Loop 12w22a ~ 12w34d [DGL] 12/53 18/57 19/05
Cowley Bridge Jn 12/50 13/05 18/43 18/51
Exeter St Davids 12.54a ~ 13.04d [P4] 12.54 ~ 13.12 18.33a ~ 18.40d [P5] 18.30 ~ 18.48 [P5]
Dawlish Warren 13/19 13/24 18.06a ~ 18.18d [P2] 18/20 [UM]
Dawlish 13/21 13/26 18/03 18/18
Teignmouth 13/26 13/28 18/00 18/13
Newton Abbot 13/36 [P2] 13/34 17/55 [P3] 18/05
Newton Abbot West Jn 13/36 13/35 17/54 18/02
Paignton 14.04a ~ 14.13d [P1] 13.50 ~ 14.04 17.37a ~ 17.40d [P2] 17.44 ~ 17.47
Paignton GF 14/15 ? 17.29 ~ 17.34 ?
Kingswear 14.33a ? 17.05d 17.05


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z60 : (67006 with 60163 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z61 : (67006 with 60163 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 05.45d ?a
Southall Yard 05.55 ~ 06.25 23.53 ~ 00.13
Acton West 06/32 23/46
Ladbroke Grove 06/38 23/41
Royal Oak 06.40 ~ 07.46 ?
Paddington 07.48a [P1] 23.36d [P1]


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