23rd April 2014

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express / St George's Day

Locos Used 47746 & steam: 34046 'Braunton'
Stock Used 35451+5216+5171+9104+13440+5237+5249+1666+99371+99350+5236

Route : 
1Z43 : Andover to Stratford-upon-Avon
1Z44 : Stratford-upon-Avon to Andover

Loco(s) Route
47746 + 34046 Andover - Salisbury
34046 Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Melksham - Thingley Jn - Chippenham - Swindon - Foxhall Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Warwick - Hatton - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
34046 Stratford-upon-Avon - (reverse of outward route) - Salisbury
47746 + 34046 Salisbury - Andover

Notes: 
(1) 34046 'Braunton' replaced unavailable 70000 'Britannia'. 
(2) The outward leg was delayed at Banbury by the late running 11.40 Reading to Newcastle. 
(3) The tour was originally advertised to start from/terminate at Salisbury.


34046 approaching Melksham on the outward leg photo: Guy Vincent)

Sources : John Clifford (on the tour from Salisbury to Stratford-upon-Avon) & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Andover 07.30d [P2] 07.30   23.10a [P1] 23.11
Tunnel Jn 07/44 07/47   22/52 22/53
Salisbury 07w47a ~ 08w20d [P4] 07w50 ~ 08w19 [P4]   22w27a ~ 22w49d [P4] 22.29 ~ 22.49
Wilton Jn 08/24 08/26   22/23 22/23
Wishford 08/29 08/30   22/18 22/19
Wylye LC 08/34 08/35   22/14 22/14
Upton Lovell 08/39 08/39   22/07 22/10
Warminster 08/44 08/45 [P1]   22/01 22/03
Westbury 08.54a ~ 09.15d [P1] 08.53 ~ 09.15 [P1]   21.47a ~ 21.50d [P1] 21.51 ~ 21.54
Trowbridge 09.23a ~ 09.27d 09.23 ~ 09.27   21.33a ~ 21.37d 21.39 ~ 21.44
Bradford Jn 09/31 09.31 ~ 09.33   21/30 21/33
Melksham 09.38a ~ 09.42d 09.44 ~ 09.46   21.14a ~ 21.22d ?
Thingley Jn 09/54 [DM] 09/54 [DM]   21/08 21/09
Thingley East Jn 09/56 09/56   21/07 21/07
Chippenham 09.59a ~ 10.02d [P2] 10.00 ~ 10.02 [P2]   20.59a ~ 21.03d [P1]  21.00 ~ 21.04
Wootton Bassett Jn 10/14 10/16   20/47 20/49
Swindon 10/21 [UM] 10/21 [UM]   20/40 [P4] 20/43
Uffington 10/31 10/31   20/29 20/31
Challow 10/34 [UR] 10/37 [UR]   19w30 ~ 20w24 ? ~ 20.26
Wantage Road 10w39 ~ 11w00 10w41 ~ 10w57   19/25 [DR] 19/29
Steventon 11/06 [UR] 11/04 [UR]   19/19 19/24
Milton Jn 11/08 11/07   19/18 19/21
Foxhall Jn 11/10 11/10   19/16 19/16
Didcot North Jn 11/12 11.12 ~ 11.12   19/12 19/13
Kennington Jn 11/20 11/23   19/00 19/05
Oxford U&DPL - -   18/57 19/01
Oxford 11.26a ~ 11.29d [P2] [GL] 11.28 ~ 11.32 [P2] [GL]   18.50a ~ 18.53d [P1] 18.55 ~ 18.59
Oxford North Jn 11.33 ~ 11.40 11.35 ~ 11.41   18/48 18/51
Wolvercote Jn 11/43 11/47   18/44 [GL] 18/48
Heyford 11/51 [P2] 11/55 [P2]   18/35 [P1] 18/41
Aynho Jn 11/57 12/00   18/29 18/35
Banbury 12w02 ~ 12w28 [P1] 12w08 ~ 12w37 [P1]   17w51 ~ 18w22 [UGL] 17.38 ~ 18.27
Fenny Compton 12/39 12/50   17/43 17/25
Leamington Spa 12/51 [DM] 12/59 [DM]   17.18 ~ 17.29 [UM] 17/14
Warwick 12.56a ~ 13.00d 13.03 ~ 13.04 [P1]   17.05 ~ 17.10 17.05 ~ 17.10
Hatton 13/06 13/14 [P3]   16/58 16/59
Hatton West Jn 13.10 ~ 13.18 13.16 ~ 13.17   16/56 16/57
Bearley Jn 13/26 13/25   16/48 16/51
Stratford-upon-Avon 13.35a [P2] 13.31 [P2]   16.40d [P2] 16.40


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z42 : (47746 + 34046) : Southall to Andover 
5Z45 : (47746 + 34046) : Andover to Southall 

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 05.00d 00.42a
Southall Yard 05.10 ~ 05.14 00.30 ~ 00.32
Airport Jn 05/19 00/24
Slough 05/28 00/18
Maidenhead 05/33 00/13
Twyford 05/39 00/08
Kennet Bridge Jn 05/43 00/03
Reading 05/45 00/01
Southcote Jn 05/48 23/53
Bramley 06/01 23/42
Basingstoke 06/08 23/35
Worting Jn 06/13 23/33
Andover 06.27a [P2] 23.15d [P1]

0Z43 : ( 47746) : Salisbury to Salisbury HS
0Z45 : (47746) : Salisbury HS to Salisbury

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Salisbury 07.52d [P4] 22.32a [P4]
Sig.SY215 - 22.23 ~ 22.30
Salisbury - 22/21 [P2]
Sig.SY240 07.54 ~ 07.57 22.12 ~ 22.19
Salisbury HS 07.59a 22.10d

0Z44 : (34046) : Stratford-upon-Avon - Hatton - Dorridge - Stratford-upon-Avon 
 (loco turning trip) 

Location Booked
Stratford-upon-Avon 14.50d [P2]
Bearley Jn 14/57
Hatton West Jn 15/03
Hatton 15.05 ~ 15.08
Dorridge 15.17 ~ 15.33
Hatton North Jn 15/42
Hatton West Jn 15/44
Bearley Jn 16/08
Stratford-upon-Avon 16.17a


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