1st March 2015

Steam Dreams
Cathedrals Express / St David's Day

Loco Used steam: 61306 'Mayflower 
Stock Used 35479+1666+99371+99348+99352+9104+5222+5216+5200

Route : 
1Z61 : London Paddington to Cardiff Central
1Z63 : Cardiff Central to London Paddington

Loco Route
61306 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Kemble - Standish Jn - Gloucester - Lydney - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central
61306 Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) This tour was reported as the first working of preserved 61306 'Mayflower' to Cardiff - confirmation required.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.58d [P1] 08.59   22.48a [P10] 22.48
Ladbrook Grove 09/03 [DM] 09/03   22/43 [UM] 22/44
Acton West 09/07 [DM] 09/07 [DM]   22/37 [UM] 22/40
Southall 09/12 [DM] 09/11   22/33 [UM] 22/36
Heathrow Airport Jn 09/15 [DM] 09/13   22/30 [UM] 22/33
Dolphin Jn 09/21 [DR] 09/19   22/19 [UM] 22/20
Slough 09.24a ~ 09.26d [P4] [DR] 09.22 ~ 09.26   22.11a ~ 22.14d [P5] [UR] 22/15?
Maidenhead 09/32 [P3] [DR] 09/34   22/02 [P4] [UR] 22/09
Twyford 09.40a ~ 09.42d [P3] 09.41 ~ 09.44 [P3]   21.51a ~ 21.54d [P4] ? ~ 21.58
Kennet Bridge Jn 09/49 [DM] 09/49   21/46 [UR] 21/51
Reading 09.52a ~ 09.56d [P9] [DM] 09.52 ~ 09.55   21.41a ~ 21.43d [P10] [UM] 21.47 ~ 21.49 [P10]
Reading West Jn 09/58 [DM] ?   21/39 [UM] ?
Didcot East Jn 10/15 10/12   21/24 21/30
Didcot Parkway 10/15 [P1] 10/13   21/24 [P2] [UM] 21/30
Wantage Road 10/25 10/20   20w46 ~ 21w15 [UR] 20.43 ~ 21.12
Challow 10w29 ~ 10w47 [DR] ? ~ 10.43   20/40 20/34
Uffington 10/52 10/48   20/35 20/33
Swindon 11.06a ~ 11.08d [P3] 11.05 ~ 11.08   20.18a ~ 20.21d [P1] 20.16 ~ 20.20
Swindon Loco Yard 11/12 11/10   20/15 20/15
Kemble 11/26 [P2] 11/21   20/01 [P1] 20/03
St Mary's L.C. 11/36 11/30   19/50 19/52
Standish Jn 11/48 11/39   19/41 19/43
Gloucester Yard Jn 11/54 11/53   19/35 19/34
Horton Road Jn 11/56 11/56   19/29 19/29
Gloucester 11w58a ~ 12w34d [P4] 11.58 ~ 12.36 [P4]   19w18a ~ 19w28d [P4] 19.10 ~ 19.27
Awre Jn 12/53 12/56   18/57 18/55
Lydney 13.02a ~ 13.05d 13.02 ~ 13.05   18.47a ~ 18.50d 18.41 ~ 18.47
Chepstow 13.15a ~ 13.18d ?   18.35a ~ 18.38d 18.25 ~ 18.26 [P2]
Severn Tunnel Junction  13/29 [P1] [DM] 13/28 [P1]   18/26 [P2] 18/16
Magor 13/32 ?   18/22 ?
Llanwern West Jn 13/39 13/36   18/12 18/05
Maindee West Jn 13/47 [DR] 13/40   18/08 [UM] 17/58
Newport 13/49 [DR] 13/41 [UR]   18/04 [UR] 17/57 [UR]
Ebbw Jn 13/52 [DR] 13/45   17/59 [UR] 17/54
Marshfield 13/56 13/52   17/54 17/50 [UR]
Cardiff Central 14.05a [P3] 14.07 [P3]   17.40d [P4] [UR] 17.40 [P4]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z60 : (47580 with 61306 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z64 : (47580? with 61306 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 07.25d 23.55a
Southall 07.35 ~ 07.51 23.33  ~ 23.45
Southall East Jn 07/52 23/32
Acton West 07/57 23/26
Ladbroke Grove 08/01 23/22
London Paddington 08.05a [P1] 23.18d [P10]

0Z61 : (47580) : London Paddington to Southall
0Z62 : (47580?) : Southall to London Paddington

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
London Paddington 09.01d [P1] 22.50a [P10]
Ladbroke Grove 09/06 22/46
Acton West 09/10 22/41
Southall East Jn 09/14 22/37
Southall 09.15 ~ 09.21 22.31 ~ 22.36
Southall Depot 09.31a 22.21d

5Z62 : (61306) : Cardiff Central to Cardiff Canton Sidings
5Z63 : (61306) : Cardiff Canton Sidings to Cardiff Central

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Cardiff Central 14.15d [P3] 17.32a [P4]
Cardiff Canton Sidings 14.18a 17.27d

0Z63 : (61306) : Canton Sidings - Cadoxton - Ninian Park - Canton Sidings
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Cardiff Canton Sidings 15.10d
Cardiff Central 15.15 ~ 15.19 [P3a]
Penarth Curve South Jn 15/31
Cogan Jn 15/36
Cadoxton 15.46 ~ 15.50
Cogan Jn 15/56
Penarth Curve South Jn 16/01
Penarth Curve North Jn 16/03
Ninian Park 16.04 ~ 16.07
Penarth Curve North Jn 16/08
Radyr Branch Jn 16/09
Cardiff Central 16.15 ~ 16.19 [P3a]
Cardiff Canton Sidings 16.23a


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