7th March 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37706, 47580 'County of Essex', steam: 34067 'Tangmere' & 61306 'Mayflower'
Stock Used (3) (35479) (35518) +5249+5236+5237+1666+99371+99348+99352+9104+5222+5216+5200+13440

Route :
1Z21 : Southend East to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z67 : Bristol Temple Meads to Southend East

Loco(s) Route
61306 (1) Southend East - Southend Central - Pitsea - Basildon - Upminster - Barking - Woodgrange Park - South Tottenham - Harringay Park Jn - Upper Holloway - Junction Road Jn - Gospel Oak - West Hampstead - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Southall
34067 Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - Hawkeridge Jn - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
34067 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Chippenham - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Twyford - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall
47580 (2) Southall - (reverse of outward route) - Southend East

Notes :
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2) 37706 on rear.
(3) 35479 was only in the consist when 61306 was on the train, and 35518 was only in the consist when 34067 was on the train. 
(4) Nick Bartlett comments: It is reported that the return leg was involved in an alleged major signalling incident at Wootton Bassett Jn. Subsequent investigations by Network Rail, the R.A.I.B. and O.R.R. saw all services operated by West Coast Railways being suspended from 03/04/15. 

Source : John Clifford (on the tour from/to West Hampstead)

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

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Southend East 07.22d 07.25   22.18a ?
Southend Central 07/24 [P3] 07/28   22/14 [P2] ?
Leigh-on-Sea 07/32 [P1] 07/33   22/09 [P3] ?
Pitsea 07/39 [P2] 07/40   22/00 [P1] ?
Basildon 07.43a ~ 07.46d [P1] 07.43 ~ 07.47   21.53a ~ 21.56d [P2] ?
Laindon 07/49 [P1] 07/50   21/49 [P3] ?
Upminster 08.01a ~ 08.03d [P1] 07.59 ~ 08.03   21.37a ~ 21.39d [P2] ?
Barking Upney Jn 08/13 [UCL] ?   21/27 [UCL] ?
Barking 08.23a ~ 08.26d [P8] 08.19 ~ 08.26   21.01a ~ 21.15d [P7] ?
Barking Station Jn 08/28 ?   20/58 ?
Woodgrange Park 08/30 [P1] 08/30   20/56 [P2] ?
Leyton Midland Road 08/35 [P1] 08/38   20/48 [P2] ?
South Tottenham 08/44 [P1] 08/45   20/39 [P2] ?
Harringay Park Jn 08/49 08/49   20/35 ?
Upper Holloway 08/52 [P1] ?   20/33 [P2] ?
Junction Road Jn 08/53 ?   20/31 ?
Gospel Oak 08/57 08/55   20/29 ?
West Hampstead 09.01a ~ 09.03d [P1] 09.01 ~ 09.03 [P1]   20.18a ~ 20.20d [P2] 22.12 ~ 22.15 [P2]
Kensal Green Jn 09/09 09/08   20/10 22/07
Willesden Junction HL 09/11 [P5] 09/09 [P5]   20/09 [P4] 22/06 [P4]
Acton Wells Jn 09/19 09/12   20/01 22/03
Acton Main Line 09/25 [DR] 09/25 [P3] [DR]   19/58 [GL] 22/00 [GL]
Acton West 09/28 [DR] 09/27 [DR]   19/57 [UR] 21/58 [UR]
West Ealing 09/31 [DR] 09/30 [P3] [DR]   19/54 [UR] 21/55 [UR]
Southall East Jn 09/37 [DR-GL] 09/35   19/51 [UR] 21/51 [UR]
Southall 09L38 ~ 10L05 [GL] 09L38 ~ 10L10 [GL]   19L18 ~ 19L50 [GL] 21L14 ~ 21L46
Southall West Jn 10/07 [DR] 10/12 [DR]   19/16 [UR-GL] 21/11
Heathrow Airport Jn 10/09 [DR] 10/15 [DR]   19/14 [UR] 21/05 [UR]
Slough 10.18a ~ 10.20d [P4] [DR] 10.24 ~ 10.25 [P4] [DR]   19.03a ~ 19.05d [P5] [UR] 20.51 ~ 20.53 [P5] [UR]
Maidenhead 10/29 [P3] [DR] 10/33 [P3] [DR]   18/56 [P4] [UR] 20/43 [P4] [UR]
Twyford 10/36 [P3] 10/40 [P3] [DR]   18/48 [P4] 20/36 [P4] [UR]
Kennet Bridge Jn 10/41 [DM] 10/46 [DM]   18/42 [UR] 20/30 [UR]
Reading 10/42 [P7] [WL] 10/48 [P7] [WL]   18.36a ~ 18.39d [P10] [UM] 20.25 ~ 20.27 [P10]

 

Location Booked Actual
Oxford Road Jn 10/45 10/50
Southcote Jn 10/47 10/51
Newbury Racecourse 11w06 ~ 11w17 [P3] 11w08 ~ 11w21 [P3]
Newbury 11/19 [P1] 11/24 [P1]
Bedwyn 11/36 11/40 [P1]
Woodborough 11/50 11/53
Lavington 12/00 11/59
Heywood Road Jn 12/14 12/11
Hawkeridge Jn 12/18 12/14
Trowbridge 12/25 ?
Bradford Jn 12/28 12/26
Bathampton Jn 12/43 12/43
Bath Spa 12.47a ~ 12.52d [P1] 12.47 ~ 12.53 [P1]
North Somerset Jn 13/07 13/08
Bristol East Jn 13/09 [DM] 13/09 [DM]
Bristol Temple Meads 13.11a [P12] ~ 16.35d [P9] 13.11 [P12] ~ 16.38 [P9]
Bristol East Jn 16/37 [UM] 16/40 [UM]
North Somerset Jn 16/38 16/41
Bath Spa 16.52a ~ 16.57d [P2] 16.56 ~ 16.59 [P2]
Bathampton Jn 17/01 17/04
Thingley East Jn 17/11 17/14
Chippenham 17/13 [P2] 17/16 [P2]
Wootton Bassett Jn  17/25 17.26 ~ 17.49
Sig.SN61 - 18.05 ~ 18.17
Swindon 17/33 [UM] 18.21 ~ 19.00 [P1]
Uffington 17/44 19/15
Challow 17/47 [UM] 19/17 [UM]
Wantage Road 17/51 19/20
Steventon 17/55 [UR] 19/26 [UR]
Milton Jn 17w58 ~ 18w07 19w28 ~ 19w44
Foxhall Jn 18/10 19/55
Didcot Parkway 18/14 [P2] [UM] 20/00 [P3] [UM]
Reading High Level Jn 18/33 20/20

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z20 : (47580 with 61306 on rear) : Southall to Shoeburyness Depot
5Z20 : (61306 with 47580 on rear) : Shoeburyness Depot to Southend East

Location Booked
Southall Depot 03.35d
Southall 03.45 ~ 03.55
Southall East Jn 03/57
West Ealing 04/01
Acton West 04/08
Acton Main Line 04.12 ~ 04.15
Acton Wells Jn 04/21
Willesden Junction HL 04/23
Kensal Green Jn 04/25
Gospel Oak 04/35
Junction Road Jn 04/38
Upper Holloway 04/40
Harringay Park Jn 04/44
South Tottenham 04/49
Leyton Midland Road 04/54
Woodgrange Park 04/59
Barking Station Jn 05/01
Barking 05/03
Barking Upney Jn 05/03
Upminster 05/13
Laindon 05/23
Basildon 05/24
Pitsea 05/28
Leigh-on-Sea 05/36
Southend Central 05/42
Shoeburyness London End Jn 05/48
Shoeburyness Depot 05.51 ~ 07.07
Shoeburyness London End Jn 07/11
Thorpe Bay 07/13
Southend East 07.17a 

5Z23 : (34067) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol West Jn
5Z65 : (34067) : Bristol West Jn to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 13.50d [P12] ?   16.15a [P9] 16.34 [P9]
Bristol West Jn 13.52a ?   16.12d ?

5Z64 : (34067 with 35518) : Bristol West Jn - St Philips Marsh Depot - Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol West Jn
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Bristol West Jn 14.15d
St Philips Marsh HST Depot 14.27 ~ 15.45
North Somerset Jn 15/55
Bristol East Jn 15/57
Bristol Temple Meads 15/58 [DT]
Bristol West Jn 16.00a

5Z69 : (47580 with 37706 on rear) : Southend East to Shoeburyness Depot

Location Booked
Southend East 22.26d
Thorpe Bay 22/30
Shoeburyness London End Jn 22/32
Shoeburyness Depot 22.37a

08/03/15 :
5Z70 : (37706 with 47580 on rear) : Shoeburyness Depot to Willesden Sigs. 830 & 934
5Z70 : (47580 with 37706 on rear) : Willesden Sigs. 830 & 934 to Mitre Bridge Jn
5Z70 : (37706 with 47580 on rear) : Mitre Bridge Jn to Southall

Location Booked
Shoeburyness Depot 11.10d
Shoeburyness London End Jn 11/17
Southend Central 11/24
Leigh-on-Sea 11/31
Pitsea 11/39
Laindon 11/46
Upminster 11/55
Barking Upney Jn 12/05
Barking 12.07 ~ 12.11
Barking Station Jn 12/13
Woodgrange Park 12/16
Leyton Midland Road 12/26
South Tottenham 12/36
Harringay Park Jn 12/41
Upper Holloway 12/44
Junction Road Jn 12/46
Gospel Oak 12/49
Kensal Green Jn 13/00
Harlesden Jn 13/05
Wembley Yard South Jn 13/10
Sudbury Jn 13/11
Willesden Sigs.WM830 & 934 13.13 ~ 13.28
Sudbury Jn 13/30
Wembley Yard South Jn 13/31
Willesden No.7 Jn 13/32
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 13.36 ~ 19.30
Willesden WL Jn 19/35
Mitre Bridge Jn 19.37 ~ 19.44
Willesden SW Sidings 19/46
Acton Wells Jn 19/48
Acton Main Line 20/06
Acton West 20/09
West Ealing 20/11
Southall East Jn 20/13
Southall 20.14 ~ 20.30
Southall Depot 20.40a


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