29th November 2014

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47746 & steam: 44871 & 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier'
Stock Used (3) (35517+35508)+5222+5171+9104+13440+5237+5249+5236+1666+99350+99351+99371

Route : 
1Z45 : London Paddington to Shrewsbury
1Z46 : Shrewsbury to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
47746 London Paddington - Southall - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Kemble - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Horton Road Jn - Gloucester
44871+45407 Gloucester - Lydney - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms - English Bridge Jn - Shrewsbury
44871+45407 Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Bristol Parkway
47746+44871+45407 (2) Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Swindon - (reverse of outward route) - Slough

Notes : 
(1) This tour was originally advertised to start from and terminate at London Paddington, and to be steam hauled from Bristol to Shrewsbury and return.
(2) It is reported that 47746 piloted 44871+45407 from Bristol Parkway to Slough, due to timings issues over water stops.
(3) 35517+35508 were only in the consist when 44871+45407 were on the train.

Source : Nick Bartlett & The Class 47 List

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 07.09d [P11] 07.12   - -
Ladbroke Grove 07/12 [DR] 07/16   - -
Acton West 07/16 [DR] 07/19   - -
Southall 07/20 [DR] 07/26   - -
Heathrow Airport Jn 07/24 [DR] 07/31   - -
Slough 07.31a ~ 07.34d [P4] [DR] 07.39 ~ 07.42   23.08a [P5] 01.02
Maidenhead 07/41 [P3] [DR] 07/49   23/01 [P4] [UR] 00/55
Twyford 07.48a ~ 07.51d [P3] 07.57 ~ 08.00   22.51a ~ 22.53d [P4] 00/44?
Kennet Bridge Jn 07/57 [DR] 08/05   22/46 [UR] 00/38
Reading 08.00a ~ 08.03d [P12] [DR] 08.08 ~ 08.11   22.41a ~ 22.43d [P10] [UM] 00.34 ~ 00.37
Reading West Jn 08/06 [DR] 08/13   22/38 [UM] 00/30
Goring & Streatley 08/13 08/21   22.26a ~ 22.28d 00.17 ~ 00.21
Didcot East Jn 08/21 [UR] 08/30   22/18 [UM] 00/06
Didcot Parkway 08/22 [P4] [RL] 08/32 [P4]   22/17 [P2] [UM] 00/06
Foxhall Jn 08/23 08/33   22/16 00/05
Milton Jn 08/30 08/35   22/14 00/03
Wantage Road 08/36 08/41   22/09 23/57
Challow 08/39 08/43   22/05 23/49
Uffington 08/41 08/45   22/02 23/47
Swindon 08/51 [P3] 08/56   21.47a ~ 21.50d [P3] 23.30 ~ 23.34
Loco Yard Jn 08/53 08/58   - -
Kemble 09.06a ~ 09.09d [P2] 09.09 ~ 09.12   - -
St Mary's LC 09/21 09/23   - -
Standish Jn 09/31 09/34   - -
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/38 09/43   - -
Horton Road Jn 09/52 09/54   - -
Gloucester 09L54a ~ 10L32d 09.56 ~ 10.43 [P4]   - -
Awre Jn 10/50 11/02   - -
Lydney 10/55 11/07   - -
Chepstow 11/05 11/16   - -
Wootton Bassett Jn - -   21/38 23/22
Hullavington - -   21/27 23/10
Westerleigh Jn - -   21/13 22/57
Bristol Parkway - -   20L44a ~ 21L07d [P4] 22.21 ~ 22.50
Patchway - -   20/41 [P1] 22/16
Pilning - -   20/35 [P1] 22/09
Severn Tunnel East - -   20/33 22/06
Severn Tunnel West - -   20/28 22/01
Severn Tunnel Junction 11.18 ~ 11.53 [DR] ??.?? ~ 11.48 [DR]   20/27 [P4] 22/00
Llanwern West Jn 12/07 12/01   20/07 21/52
Maindee East Jn 12/12 ?   20/04 [UR] ?
Maindee North Jn 12/20 12/19   20/02 21/46
Cwmbran 12/30 12/27   19/53 21/35
Little Mill Jn 12/38 ?   19/47 21/13
Abergavenny 12/46 12/46   19/40 21/06
Pontrilas 13/01 12/59   19/28 20/51
Tram Inn 13/06 13/05   19/23 20/45
Hereford 13.15d ~ 13.30d [P3] 13.13 ~ 13.29   19.01a ~ 19.12d [P1] 20.22 ~ 20.33
Shelwick Jn 13/33 13/32   18/58 20/19
Moreton-on-Lugg 13/36 13/35   18/53 20/16
Leominster 13/45 13/44   18/46 20/06
Woofferton 13/52 13/51   18/40 19/58
Ludlow 13.59a ~ 14.06d ?   18.29a ~ 18.33d ?
Bromfield 14/12 14/09   18/23 19/36
Craven Arms 14/18 [P1] 14/15   17.29 ~ 18.16 [DGL]  18.34 ~ 19.23
Marsh Brook LC 14/24 14/21   17/22 18/25
Church Stretton 14/27 ?   17/18 ?
Dorrington 14/34 14/30   17/09 18/12
Sutton Bridge Jn 14/40 14/36   16/59 18/02
English Bridge Jn 14/42 ?   16/57 17/58
Shrewsbury 14.44a [P4] 14.48   16.55d [P7] 17.57


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z45 : (37706 with 47746 on rear?) : Southall to London Paddington

Location Booked
Southall Depot 05.47d
Southall 05.57 ~ 06.07
Southall East Jn 06/09
West Ealing 06/11
Acton West 06/14
Ladbroke Grove 06/20
London Paddington 06.27a

5Z45 : (44871 + 45407) : Shrewsbury to Coton Hill Yard (cancelled?)
5Z46 : (44871 + 45407) : Coton Hill Yard to Shrewsbury (cancelled?)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Shrewsbury 14.49d 16.52a
Coton Hill Yard 14.54a 16.47d

5Z44 : (44871 + 45407 with 35517 + 35508) : Coton Hill Yard - Abbey Foregate Jn - English Bridge Jn - Coton Hill Yard
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Coton Hill Yard 15.52d
Shrewsbury 15/57
Abbey Foregate Jn 16.01 ~ 16.04
English Bridge Jn 16.07 ~ 16.10
Shrewsbury 16/14
Coton Hill Yard 16.19a

5Z47 : (47746 + 44871 + 45407) : Slough to Southall

Location Booked
Slough 23.11d
Heathrow Airport Jn 23/20
Southall West Jn 23/22
Southall 23.25 ~ 23.35
Southall Depot 23.45a


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