12th March 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Loco Used steam: 61306 'Mayflower'
Stock Used 35479+5216+5222+9104+13440+99352+99348+99371+1666+5249

Route : 
1Z69 : London Kings Cross to York
1Z71 : York to London Kings Cross

Loco Route
61306 London Kings Cross - Finsbury Park - Alexandra Palace - Gordon Hill - Hertford North - Langley Jn - Stevenage - (via ECML) - York
61306 York - (reverse of outward route) - London Kings Cross

Source : Nick Bartlett & The Class 47 List

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Kings Cross 07.25d [P1] 07.26   22.07a [P1] 22.15
Belle Isle 07/27 [SL2?] 07/28   22/04 [FL2] 22/13
Holloway South Jn 07/29 [DS] 07/31   22/00 [UF] 22/11
Finsbury Park 07/31 [P7] [DS2] 07/33   21/58 [P3] [US] 22/09
Alexandra Palace 07/36 [P4] 07/38   21/54 [P2] [US1] 22/03
Gordon Hill 07/48 [P3] 07/46   21/45 [P2] 21/57
Hertford North 08.02a ~ 08.04d [P2] 08.00 ~ 08.04   21.23a ~ 21.34d [P1] 21.40 ~ 21.43
Langley Jn 08/16 [DS] 08/19   21/09 21/30
Stevenage 08/20 [P4] 08/21   21/04 [P1] 21/28
Hitchin 08.27a ~ 08.30d [P2] [DS] 08.26 ~ 08.29   20.56a ~ 20.58d [P1] [US] 21.18 ~ 21.20
Arlesey 08.37a ~ 08.39d [P2] [DS] 08.37 ~ 08.41   20.46a ~ 20.48d [P1] [US]  21.05 ~ 21.10
Biggleswade 08/45 [P4] [DS] 08/47   20/41 [P1] [US] 20/59
Sandy 08/50 [P2] [DS] 08/50   20/34 [P1] [US] 20/56 [P1]
St Neots 09/03 [P1] [DS] 08/57   20/27 [P3] 20/49
Huntingdon 09.12a ~ 09.15d [P3] [DS] 09.04 ~ 09.14   20.17a ~ 20.19d [P2] 20.37 ~ 20.40
Connington Loop - -   19w33 ~ 20w06 [US] ?
Connington South Jn 09/24 ?   19/31 20/10
Holme Jn 09w26 ~ 09w44 [DS] ? ~ 09.43   19/29 ?
Fletton Jn 09/53 [DS] 09/53   19/21 ?
Peterborough 10.05a ~ 10.09d [P4] [DS] 10.06 ~ 10.09 [P4] [DS]   19.16a ~ 19.19d [P1] [UF] 19.56 ~ 19.59
Helpston Jn 10/19 10/18   19/05 19/48
Tallington Jn 10/24 10/23   18/59 19/46
Stoke Jn 10/46 10/44   18/43 [US] 19/31
Grantham 10/52 [P2] 10/53   18/37 [P1] 19/07
Claypole Loop 11*04 ~ 11*18 [DPL]  11.04 ~ 11.16   18/28 18/56
Newark Northgate 11/24 [P1] 11/23 [P1]   18*10 ~ 18*21 [P3] 18/52?
Newark Flat Crossing 11/25 11/25   18/07 18/51
Retford 11.41 ~ 11.43 [P2] 11.41 ~ 11.45   17w23 ~ 17w46 [P1] 18w06 ~ 18w16 [P1]
Babworth Loop 11w46 ~ 12w08 [DS] ?   - -
Loversall Carr Jn 12/22 12/21   17/04 17/28
Black Carr Jn - -   16/57 17/26
Potterick Carr Jn - -   16/56 [ESL] ?
Doncaster 12.27 ~ 12.33 [P4] 12.28 ~ 12.31 [P4]   16/51 [UF] 17/21 [P3]
Shaftholme Jn 12/40 12/44   16/45 17/16
Temple Hirst Jn 12/54 12/55   16/38 17/07
Hambleton North Jn 13/00 13/02   16/32 17/02
Colton Jn 13/08 13/10   16/25 16/54
York 13.16a [P10] 13.15 [P10]   16.18d [P11] 16.46 [P11]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z68 : (61306 with 47580? on rear?) : Southall to Hornsey
5Z68 : (47580? with 61306 on rear?) : Hornsey to London Kings Cross
5Z72 : (47580? with 61306 on rear?) : London Kings Cross to Ferme Park
5Z72 : (61306 with 47580? on rear?) : Ferme Park to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 05.04d 00.16a
Southall 05.14 ~ 05.34 23.55 ~ 00.06
Southall East Jn 05/35 23/54
West Ealing 05/38 ?
Acton West 05/42 23/47
Acton Main Line 05/44 23/43
Acton Wells Jn 05/47 23/40
Willesden Junction HL 05/49 23/38
Kensal Green Jn 05/51 23/36
Gospel Oak 06/02 23/20
Camden Road Jn 06/06 -
Camden Road Central Jn 06/07 -
York Way North Jn 06/08 -
Copenhagen Jn 06/09 -
Holloway South Jn 06/11 -
Finsbury Park 06/16 -
Junction Road Jn - 23/14
Upper Holloway - 23/13
Harringay Park Jn  - 23/10
Harringay - 23/08
Ferme Park [Reception] 06.20 ~ 06.37 22.46 ~ 23.03
Hornsey Sig. K440 06.40 ~ 06.43 -
Harringay 06/46 -
Finsbury Park 06/50 22/36
Holloway South Jn 06/56 22/32
Belle Isle 07/00 22/31
London Kings Cross 07.04a [P1] 22.29d [P1]

5Z69 : (47798) : York to Holgate Sidings
5Z71 : (61306 with 47798 on rear?) : Holgate Sidings to York

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
York 13.36d [P10] 15.56a [P11]
Holgate Sidings 13.42a 15.50d

5Z70 : (61306 with 35479) : York - York N.R.M. - York Thrall - York
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
York 13.25d [P10]
York N.R.M. 13.44 ~ 14.13
York 14/24
Holgate Sidings 14.27 ~ 14.36
York Yard North RS 14.43 ~ 14.46
York Thrall Turntable 14.52 ~ 15.30
York Yard North RS 15.35 ~ 15.38
Holgate Sidings 15.46 ~ 16.00
York 16.03a [P11]


Back to "The Railtour Files"