29th March 2014

Vintage Trains
The Canterbury Explorer

Locos Used 47773  & steam: 34046 'Braunton'
Stock Used (1) (35451)+9101+5157+5191+17018+5198+99353?+99361+99349?+35470

Route :
1Z46 : Solihull to Canterbury West
1Z47 : Canterbury West to Solihull

Loco Route
47773 Solihull - Dorridge - Warwick Parkway - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Aynho Jn - Bicester North - Princes Risborough - High Wycombe - Gerrards Cross - West Ruislip Greenford West Jn - Greenford South Jn - Drayton Green - Hanwell - Hanwell Bridge Goods Loops
34046 Hanwell Bridge Goods Loops - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Mitre Bridge Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Denmark Hill - Nunhead - Bellingham - Shortlands Jn - Bromley South - Bickley Jn - Petts Wood Jn - Orpington - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Headcorn - Ashford International - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Sandwich - Deal - Buckland Jn - Dover Priory - Folkestone East - Folkestone Central (2)

Notes :
(1) 35451 was only in the consist when 34046 was on the train. 
(2) It is reported that 34046 failed at Folkestone with injector problems. The tour was diverted into Folkestone East Train Roads, where Kent Fire Brigade watered 34046. It then ran on to Folkestone Central, where the tour was cancelled. Passengers were transferred to South Eastern's 'Javelin' service 1J63 19.56d Folkestone Central to London St Pancras, then 1R82 22.08d Marylebone to Birmingham. The E.C.S. from the tour ran back to Southall as 5Z47.

Source : Mark Herriott

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mark Herriott)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Solihull 07.04d 07.04   22.53a CAN
Bentley Heath LC 07/09 07/07   22/48 CAN
Dorridge [UPL] 07.11 ~ 07.32 07.10 ~ 07.31   - -
Dorridge 07.33a ~ 07.35d [P1] 07.32 ~ 07.33   22.45a ~ 22.47d [P2] CAN
Hatton 07/42 07/40   22/37 CAN
Warwick Parkway 07.46a ~ 07.48d [P1] 07.44 ~ 07.46   22.30a ~ 22.32d [P2] CAN
Leamington Spa 07.55a ~ 07.57d [P3] 07.53 ~ 07.55   22.21a ~ 22.23d [P2] CAN
Fenny Compton  08.10 ~ 08.16 [UGL] 08.10 ~ 08.13   22/10 CAN
Banbury 08.27a ~ 08.29d [P3] 08.23 ~ 08.26   21.59a ~ 22.01d [P2] CAN
Aynho Jn 08/35 08/32   21/52 CAN
Bicester North 08/44 [P2] 08/41   21/35 [P1] CAN
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 08/55 [P2] 08/52   21/22 [P1] CAN
Princes Risborough 09/01 [UM] 08/58   21/15 [P3] CAN
Saunderton 09/04 09/01   21/11 CAN
High Wycombe 09/09 [P3] 09/05   21/06 [P2] CAN
Gerrards Cross 09/17 [P2] 09/15   20/58 [P1] CAN
West Ruislip 09/24 [TL] 09/22   20/53 CAN
South Ruislip 09/27 09/25   20.35 ~ 20.50 CAN
Greenford West Jn 09/31 ?   20/31 CAN
Greenford South Jn 09/33 ?   20/29 CAN
Drayton Green 09/39 ?   20/25 CAN
Hanwell 09.43 ~ 09.44 ?   20.22 ~ 20.23 CAN
Hanwell Bridge [Goods Loop] 09L47 ~ 10L18 09L42 ~ 10L16   19L51 ~ 20L19 CAN
Hanwell 10/21 ?   19/48 CAN
West Ealing 10/23 ?   19/47 CAN
Acton West 10/26 10/23   19/44 [DR] CAN
Acton Main Line 10/28 [UR] 10/24   19/41 CAN
Acton Wells Jn 10/31 10/28   19/32 CAN
Willesden SW Sidings 10/33 ?   19/26 CAN
Mitre Bridge Jn 10/38 10/35   19/22 CAN
North Pole Jn 10/39 10/38   19/21 CAN
Kensington Olympia 10.44a ~ 10.46d [P3] 10.41 ~ 10.44 [P3]   19.15a ~ 19.17d [P2] CAN
Latchmere Jn 10/52 10/50   19/09 CAN
Longhedge Jn 10/55 ?   19/06 CAN
Factory Jn 10/57 [AL] 10/56   19/03 CAN
Voltaire Road Jn 10/58 10/58   19/01 CAN
Denmark Hill 11/02 [P2] 11/03   18/56 [P1] CAN
Crofton Road Jn 11/03 11/07   18/54 [AL] CAN
Nunhead 11/05 [P2] 11/10   18/51 [P1] CAN
Bellingham 11/09 11/15   18/47 CAN
Shortlands Jn 11/13 [DF] 11/17   18/44 CAN
Bromley South 11/15 11/19   18/42 CAN
Bickley Jn 11/18 [DFV] 11/21   18/40 [UF] CAN
Petts Wood Jn 11/20 [DF] 11/23   18/38 [UFV] CAN
Orpington 11/22 [P3] 11/25   18/35 [P2] [UF] CAN
Sevenoaks 11/31 [P3] 11/34   18/25 [P1] CAN
Tonbridge 11/42 [DF] 11/40   18/14 [UF] CAN
Tonbridge [UPL] - -   18.05 ~ 18.12 [US] CAN
Paddock Wood 11/51 [DM] 11/46   17w41a ~ 17w55d [P1] CAN
Cranmore [DPL] 12.03 ~ 12.14 ?   - -
Headcorn 12w17a ~ 12w33d [P2] 12.16 ~ 12.33 [P2]   17/30 [UM] CAN
Ashford International 12/49 12/50   17/19 CAN

 

Location Booked Actual
Wye 12/58 ?
Canterbury West 13.09a ~ 15.54d [P2] 13.10 ~ 15.56
Minster 16/14 16/13
Minster South Jn 16/15 ?
Sandwich 16/23 16/21
Deal 16/30 16.37? ~ ? 
Buckland Jn 16/46 ?
Dover Priory 16/48 [P1] 17/22
Folkestone East Train Roads DIV 17.40? ~ 19.39?
Folkestone Central 17/03 19.45? ~ 19.50?
Saltwood Jn 17/08 CAN

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z45 : (47773) : Tyseley Steam Trust to Solihull
5Z?? : (47773) : Solihull to Tyseley Steam Trust (cancelled)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Tyseley Steam Trust 06.28d ?a
Small Heath South Jn 06.38 ~ 06.47 ?
Tyseley 06/52 ?
Olton 06/54 ?
Solihull 06.57a ?d

5Z49 : (34046 with 35451) : Southall to Hanwell Bridge Goods Loop
5Z50 : (34046 with 35451) : Hanwell Bridge Goods Loop to Southall (cancelled)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 09.00d 20.28a
Southall Yard 09.10 ~ 09.13 20.15 ~ 20.18
Hanwell Bridge [Goods Loop] 09.17a 20.12d

5Z47 : (34046) : Folkestone Central to Southall

Location Revised
Folkestone Central 19.50d
Saltwood Jn 19/57
Ashford International 20/49
Headcorn 21/00
Paddock Wood 21/10
Tonbridge [UPL] 21.12 ~ 21.16
Tonbridge 21/17
Sevenoaks 21/28
Orpington 21/38
Petts Wood Jn 21/41
Bickley Jn 21/43
Shortlands Jn 21/47
Bellingham 21/50
Nunhead 21/54
Crofton Road Jn 21/57
Denmark Hill 21/59
Voltaire Road Jn 22/04
Factory Jn 22/06
Longhedge Jn 22/09
Latchmere Jn 22/12
Kensington Olympia 22.18 ~ 22.20
North Pole Jn 22/24
Mitre Bridge Jn 22/25
Willesden SW Sidings 22/29
Acton Wells Jn 22/35
Acton Main Line 22/44
Acton West 22/47
Southall Yard 22.51 ~ ?
Southall Depot 22.54a


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