10th April 2014

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used D7535, 47746 & steam: 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
Stock Used (2) (21096)+5222+5216+5171+9104+13440+5237+5249+1666+99371+99350+99122

Route :
1Z32 : Woking to Kingswear
1Z33 : Kingswear to Woking

Loco(s) Route
47746 Woking - Guildford - Haslemere - Petersfield - Havant - Farlington Jn - Cosham - Fareham - Botley - Hedge End - Eastleigh - Chandlers Ford - Romsey - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury (3)
60007 Westbury - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Teignmouth - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Goodrington North
D7535 + 60007 Goodrington North - Churston
D7535 Churston - Kingswear
60007 (4) Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Paignton South
60007 Paignton South - (reverse of outward route) - Westbury (3)
47746 Westbury - (reverse of outward route) - Woking

Notes :
(1) This was the first railtour to pass along the repaired sea wall at Dawlish, after the line was washed away by storm damage in February 2014. 
(2) 21096 was only in the consist when 60007 was on the train.
(3) Booked loco change was in Westbury Down Reception but due to a derailment the evening before the tour was re-routed into the station.
(4) D7535 assisting on rear.

Sources : Nicholas Wason (joined/left the train at Salisbury) & Guy Vincent

Photo Review


47746 approaches Westbury on the outward leg (photo: Guy Vincent)


60007 passing Berkley near Frome on 1Z32 (photo: Guy Vincent)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Woking 07.04d [P5] 07.05   23.36a [P2] 23.36
Woking Jn 07/05  07/08   23/35 23/34
Guildford 07.13a ~ 07.17d [P4] 07.14 ~ 07.17   23.22a ~ 23.26d [P5] 23.20 ~ 23.23
Shalford Jn 07/20 07/19   23/19 23/16
Farncombe 07/22 07/21   23/17 23/14
Haslemere 07.34a ~ 07.38d [P1] 07.32 ~ 07.38   23.03a ~ 23.07d [P3] 23.02 ~ 23.04
Petersfield 07.51a ~ 07.55d [P2] 07.48 ~ 07.54   22.45a ~ 22.49d [P1] 22.45 ~ 22.48
Havant 08.10a ~ 08.14d [P2] 08.12 ~ 08.14   22.26a ~ 22.30d [P1] 22.22 ~ 22.27
Farlington Jn 08/20 08/18   22/19 22/17
Cosham Jn 08/23 08/23   22/18 22/16
Cosham 08/26 08/25   22/17 22/15
Portchester 08/32 08/30   22/14 22/12
Fareham 08/39 [P1] 08/37   22/10 [P3] 22/08
Fareham North Jn 08.40 ~ 08.49 ?   22/09 ?
Botley 08/55 08/54   22/03 22/00
Hedge End 08.59a ~ 09.15d 08.56 ~ ?   21.56a ~ 21.59d 21.52 ~ 21.55
Eastleigh South Jn 09/23 ?   21/51 ?
Eastleigh 09.25a ~ 09.28d [P3] 09.21 ~ 09.28   21.44a ~ 21.49d [P3] 21.42 ~ 21.47
Eastleigh East Jn 09/30 ?   21/43 ?
Chandlers Ford 09/34 09/34   21/38 21/32
Romsey 09/44 [P2] 09/40   21/25 [P1] 21/26
Dean 09/52 09/50   21/15 21/19
Tunnel Jn 10/01 09/59   21/03 21/08
Salisbury 10.04a ~ 10.15d [P4] 10.02 ~ 10.15   20.56a ~ 21.00d [P3] 21.01 ~ 21.04
Wilton Jn 10/20 10/18   20/52 20/57
Wishford 10/24 10/24   20/48 20/52
Wylye LC 10/28 10/28   20/44 20/49
Upton Lovell 10/32 10/32   20/37 20/45
Warminster 10.42a ~ 10.44d 10.38 ~ 10.43   20.28a ~ 20.31d 20.36 ~ 20.40
Westbury 10L53a ~ 11L30d ??.?? ~ ??.??   19L59a ~ 20L20d  19.56 ~ 20.27 [P1]
Fairwood Jn 11/35 11/39   19/55 19/53
Clink Road Jn 11/40 11/43   19/50 19/48
Blatchbridge Jn 11/43 11/46   19/48 19/47
East Somerset Jn 11/47 11/50   19/44 19/43
Castle Cary 11/55 [P2] 11/58   19/34 [P1] 19/34 [P1]
Somerton 12/06 12/05   19/23 19/24
Athelney LC 12/16 12/14   19/13 19/16
Cogload Jn 12/20 12/17   19/09 19/13
Taunton 12w26a ~ 12w38d [P2] 12.22 ~ 12.41 [P2]   18w48a ~ 19w03d [P5] 18.49 ~ 19.05
Norton Fitzwarren Jn 12/42 12/44   18/45 18/47
Whiteball 12/55 12/55   18/37 18/39
Tiverton Parkway 12/59 [P1] 12/59   18/32 [P2] 18/35 [P2]
Tiverton Loop 13/01 13/01   18/30 18/33
Cowley Bridge Jn 13/16 13/13   18/16 18/20
Exeter St Davids 13.19a ~ 13.22d [P4] 13.15 ~ 13.21   18.10a ~ 18.13d [P5] 18.14 ~ 18.17 [P5]
Dawlish Warren 13/34 13/34   17*40 ~ 17*54 [P2] 18/01
Dawlish 13/36 13/36   17/36 ?
Teignmouth 13/40 13/41   17/32 17/52
Newton Abbot 13/46 [P2] 13/48   17/26 [P3] 17.40 ~ ? [P1]
Newton Abbot West Jn 13/48 13/48   17/24 17/36
Paignton 14.06a ~ 14.16d [P1] 14.03 ~ 14.28   17.03a ~ 17.06d [P2] 17.20 ~ 17.22
Paignton GF 14/20 ?   16.55 ~ 17.00 ?
Kingswear 14.46a ?   16.30d ?


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z32 : (60007 with 21096) : Didcot GWS to Westbury

Location Booked
Didcot GWS 06.10d
Didcot East Jn 06.13 ~ 06.15
Reading West Jn 06/39
Oxford Road Jn 06*42 ~ 06*45
Southcote Jn 06/47
Newbury 07/03
Bedwyn 07/20
Woodborough 07/37
Lavington 07/50
Heywood Road Jn 07/59
Westbury 08.10a

5Z34 : (60007 with 21096) : Westbury to Southall

Location Booked
Westbury 21.15d
Heywood Road Jn 21/19
Lavington 21/26
Woodborough 21/36
Bedwyn 21/48
Newbury 22/03
Theale [UGL] 22.18 ~ 23.02
Southcote Jn 23/10
Reading 23.15 ~ 23.19
Kennet Bridge Jn 23/22
Twyford 23/27
Maidenhead 23/35
Slough 23/46
Airport Jn 23/59
Southall Yard 00.06 ~ 00.10
Southall Depot 00.20a


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