23rd February 2014

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express / The Great G
oodbye

Locos Used 47746 & 47580 'County of Essex'
Stock Used 4960+4984+13440+9104+5237+5249+5236+1666+99350+99122+99121

Route :
1Z24 : London Kings Cross to Shildon
1Z26 : Shildon to London Kings Cross

Loco(s) Route
47580 (1) London Kings Cross - Finsbury Park - Alexandra Palace - Cuffley - Hertford North - Stevenage - (via ECML) - Darlington - Heighington - Shildon
47746 (2) Shildon - (reverse of outward route) - London Kings Cross

Notes : 
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) 47580 on rear.
(3) This tour ran for a last chance to view all six surviving L.N.E.R. Class A4s: 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley', 60008 'Dwight D. Eisenhower', 60009 'Union of South Africa', 4464 'Bittern', 4468 'Mallard' & 4489 'Dominion of Canada', which were on display at 'The Great Goodbye' in the National Railway Museum, Shildon.

Source : Barry Owen

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Kings Cross 09.11d 09.11   22.50a 23.03
Belle Isle 09/13 09/12   22/47 23/00
Holloway South Jn 09/14 ?   22/46 ?
Finsbury Park 09/16 09/16   22/45 22/58
Alexandra Palace 09/20 09/21   22/37 22/54
Bowes Park 09/21 09/22   22/36 22/50
Crews Hill 09/29 09/29   22/27 22/38
Cuffley 09/31 09/31   22/25 22/36
Hertford North 09/37 09/37   22/19 22/27
Langley Jn 09/47 ?   22/11 ?
Stevenage 09.49a ~ 09.52d 09.47 ~ 09.52   22.06a ~ 22.09d 22.10 ~ 22.14
Hitchin 09/57 09/58   22/00 22/04
Sandy 10/06 10/09   21/50 21/40
St Neots 10.12a ~ 10.15d 10.16 ~ 10.19   21.22a ~ 21.42d 21.27 ~ 21.32
Huntingdon 10/20 10/26   21/16 21/19
Connington Loop - -   20.53 ~ 21.06 20.53 ~ 21.09
Connington South Jn 10/28 ?   20/50 ?
Holme LC 10/29 10/33   20/48 ?
Fletton Jn 10/35 ?   20/42 ?
Peterborough 10.37a ~ 10.40d 10.40 ~ 10.43   20.37a ~ 20.40d 20.30 ~ 20.39
Helpston Jn 10/46 10/49   20/29 20/18
Tallington Jn 10/49 10/53   20/24 20/15
Stoke Jn 11/05 11/09   20/03 20/01
Grantham 11/10 11/15   19/58 19/56
Claypole Loop 11/18 11/21   19/49 19/48
Newark North Gate 11/22 11/25   19.27a ~ 19.42d 19.36 ~ 19.41
Newark Flat Crossing 11/23 11/26   19/25 ?
Retford 11.37a ~ 11.45d 11.39 ~ 11.44 [P2]   19.05a ~ 19.11d 19.15 ~ 19.18 [P1]
Loversall Carr Jn 11/57 11/57   18/53 19/00
Doncaster 12.03a ~ 12.13d 12.03 ~ 12.10   18/49 18/50
Shaftholme Jn 12/18 12/15   18/44 18/34
Temple Hirst Jn 12/26 12/22   18/35 18/28
Hambleton North Jn 12/32 12/29   18/29 18/23
Colton Jn 12/40 12/37   18/14 18/17
York 12.47a ~ 12.54d 12.43 ~ 13.00   18.04a ~ 18.07d 18.02 ~ 18.11
Skelton Jn 12/58 13/03   18/01 17/59
Tollerton 13/05 13/12   17/55 17/51
Thirsk 13/15 13/23   17/46 17/36
Northallerton 13/22 13/29   17/34 17/27
Darlington 13.35a ~ 13.37d 13.51 ~ 13.52   17.14a ~ 17.17d 17.13 ~ 17.15
North Road 13/42 ?   17/09 ?
Heighington 13/53 ?   16/59 ?
Newton Aycliffe 13/56 ?   16/55 ?
Shildon 13.59a 14.13   16.50d 16.50


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