20th April 2013

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 67002 & steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used (3) 35333+3096+3150+3115+4856+4832+35185+13230+4831+1859+4836

Route :
1Z23 : London Euston to Holyhead
1Z25 : Holyhead to London Euston Crewe

Loco(s) Route
60163 London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton & Trent Valley) - Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Bangor - Holyhead
60163 Holyhead - Bangor - Rhyl (1)
67002 + 60163 Rhyl - Chester - Crewe (2)

Notes :
(1) It is reported that 60163 failed at Rhyl on the return leg, with an air brake problem. 67002 was sent light engine from Holyhead to rescue 60163.
(2) The return leg from Crewe to London Euston was due to be hauled by a class 92 but was cancelled altogether due to the severe late running..
(3) Stock confirmation required.

Source : Mark Herriott & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mark Herriott & Tom Cairns)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Euston 07.45d [P3] [C] 07.45   23.40a [P15] [CANX]
Camden South Jn 07/49 07/49   23/37 [CANX]
Camden Jn 07/50 [DS] 07/50   23/37 [D] [CANX]
Willesden WL Jn 07/54 [DS] 07/54   23/30 [UF] [CANX]
Wembley Central 07/57 07/57   23/27 [CANX]
Harrow & Wealdstone 08/00 [DS] 08/00   23/22 [UF] [CANX]
Watford Junction 08/06 [P8] [DS] 08/06   23/17 [P7] [UF] [CANX]
Bourne End Jn 08/16 [DS] 08/13   23/01 [UF] [CANX]
Tring 08/25 [P3] 08/18   22/55 [P2] [CANX]
Ledburn Jn 08/30 [DS] 08/23   22/48 [UF] [CANX]
Bletchley 08/38 [P3] 08/31   22/41 [P2] [CANX]
Denbigh Hall South Jn 08/43 08/45   ? [CANX]
Milton Keynes Central 08.47a ~ 08.52d [P5]  08.48 ~ 08.53   22.33a ~ 22.37d [P4] [UF] [CANX]
Hanslope Jn 09/01 [DS] 09/02   22/25 [UF] [CANX]
Northampton 09.13a ~ 09.19d [P2] 09.13 ~ 09.19   22.12a ~ 22.16d [P1] [CANX]
Long Buckby 09/32 09/32   21.51 ~ 21.59 [CANX]
Daventry North Jn 09/39 09/37   21/41 [CANX]
Hillmorton Jn 09/43 09/40   21/38 [CANX]
Rugby 09.46a ~ 09.50d [P2] 09.42 ~ 09.51   21.31a ~ 21.36d [P6] [CANX]
Trent Valley Jn 09/52 09/52   21/28 [CANX]
Brinklow 09/59 [DF] 09/57   - [CANX]
Attleborough Jn 10/06 10/03   - [CANX]
Nuneaton 10/08 [P3] [DF] 10/05   21/15 [P4] [UF] [CANX]
Amington Jn 10/21 10/15   21/03 [CANX]
Lichfield TV 10w29a ~ 10w41d [P1] 10.26 ~ 10.41   20.50a ~ 20.54d [P2] [CANX]
Lichfield North Jn 10/42 10/42   20/49 [CANX]
Rugeley North Jn 10/51 10/50   20/42 [CANX]
Colwich Jn 10/55 10/52   20/39 [CANX]
Stafford 11/02 [DF-DS] 10/59   20.30a ~ 20.32d [UF] [CANX]
Norton Bridge 11/11 [DS] 11/05   20/21 [US] [CANX]
Madeley Jn 11/22 [DS] 11/14   20/11 [US] [CANX]
Basford Hall Jn 11/29 11/20   20/06 [US] [CANX]
Crewe 11.33a ~ 11.35 [P12] 11.34 ~ 11.36   19L32a ~ 20L02d [P12] 22.31a 
Crewe Steel Works 11/40 11/40   19/27 22/27
Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 11/51 ?   19/18 22/19
Chester 12.04a ~ 12.08d [P3] 12.00 ~ 12.07   18.59a ~ 19.03d [P4] 22.02 ~ 22.06
Saltney Jn 12/11 12/11   18/54 21/59
Rockcliffe Hall 12/19 12/18   18/44 21/52
Holywell Jn 12/27 12/24   18/37 21/46
Rhyl 12/40 12/38   18/23 [P1] ? ~ 21.30
Colwyn Bay 12/50 ?   18/12 ?
Llandudno Junction 12.59a ~ 13.16d [P1] 13.03 ~ 13.19   18/07 [P3] 18/04
Penmaenmawr 13/26 ?   17/59 ?
Bangor 13.39a ~ 13.46d [P2] 13.40 ~ 13.46   17.43a ~ 17.47d [P1] 17.38 ~ 17.47
Menai Bridge 13/51 ?   17/37 ?
Llanfairpwll 13/54 ?   17/34 ?
Gaerwen 14/00 ?   17/26 ?
Valley 14/15 ?   17/10 ?
Holyhead 14.25a [P1] 14.24   17.02d [P1] 17.02


Associated Light Engine Workings

0Z?? : (60163) : Holyhead - Valley - Holyhead
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Holyhead 15.39d
Valley NE 15.56 ~ 16.01
Holyhead 16.18a


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