21st March 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 847
Stock Used 5236+5249+1666+99371+99348+99352+13440+9104+5222+5216+5200

Route :
1Z82 : Horsted Keynes to Ely
1Z84 : Ely to Horsted Keynes

Loco(s) Route
847 + 47580 Horsted Keynes - Kingscote - East Grinstead Sidings
47580 East Grinstead Sidings - East Grinstead - Lingfield - Hurst Green - Oxted - Sanderstead - South Croydon - East Croydon - Selhurst - Balham - Clapham Junction - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Kensal Green Jn - West Hampstead - Gospel Oak - Camden Road Jn - Westbourne Road Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Lea Jn - Channelsea Jn - Stratford - Temple Mills East Jn - Coppermill Jn - Tottenham South Jn - Brimsdown - Cheshunt - Broxbourne - Harlow Town - Bishops Stortford - Audley End - Shepreth Branch Jn - Cambridge - Ely 
47580 Ely - Cambridge - Shepreth Branch Jn - Royston - Letchworth - Hitchin - Stevenage - Welwyn Garden City - Potters Bar - Finsbury Park - Copenhagen Jn - York Way North Jn - Camden Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - East Grinstead - East Grinstead Sidings - Kingscote - Horsted Keynes 

Notes :
(1) This tour was advertised as the first mainline steam hauled excursion to start from the Bluebell Railway. Unfortunately the booked steam locomotive, 61306 'Mayflower' failed it's 'fitness to run' exam so 47580 was substituted. 

Sources : Nick Bartlett & Stuart Hicks

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Horsted Keynes 08.15d ?   22.10a ?
Kingscote ? ?   ? ?
East Grinstead Sidings ??.?? ~ 09.02 ??L?? ~ 09L02?   21.20 ~ ??.?? 21.20? ~ ??.??
East Grinstead 09.08a ~ 09.14d [P1] ? ~ 09.18   21.10a ~ 21.15d 21.04 ~ 21.15
Lingfield 09.22a ~ 09.24d 09.24 ~ 09.25   20.56a ~ 20.59d 20.46 ~ 20.55
Hurst Green 09/33 [P1] 09/37   20/47 20/44
Oxted 09/35 [P1] 09/40   20/44 [P2] 20/43
Sanderstead 09/47 09/50   20/32 20/32
South Croydon 09/50 [US] 09/54   20/29 [P5] ?
East Croydon 09/53 [P4] 09/55   20/27 [P6] 20/29
Windmill Bridge Jn 09/54 [US] 09/56   20/25 [DS] 20/26
Selhurst 09/55 [P2] 09/57   20/21 [P1] 20/25
Streatham Common 10/03 [P2] 10/03   20/14 [P1] 20/14
Streatham North Jn 10/07 10/06   20/13 20/12
Balham 10/11 [P2] 10/12 [P2]   20/11 [P1] 20/08
Clapham Junction 10/17 [P16] 10/19 [P16]   20/05 [P17] [DS] 19/59
Latchmere Jn 10/22 10/22   19/56 19/53
Kensington Olympia 10.30a ~ 10.33d [P2] 10.30 ~ 10.32   19.47a ~ 19.49d [P3] 19.45 ~ 19.46
North Pole Jn 10/36 10/35   19/43 19/41
Mitre Bridge Jn 10/37 10/38   19/42 19/40
Willesden Junction HL 10/40 [P4] 10/41   19/39 [P5] 19/38
Kensal Green Jn 10/42 10/42   19/38 19/34
West Hampstead 10.48 ~ 10.50 [P2] 10.48? ~ 10.48?   19.31 ~ 19.33 [P1] 19/28?
Gospel Oak 10/55 [P2] 10/55 [P2]   19/25 [P1] 19/22
Camden Road Jn 11/00 10/59   19/20 19/17

 

Location Booked Actual
Camden Road East Jn 11/02 [RL] ?
Westbourne Road Jn 11/04 11/03
Canonbury West Jn 11/08 11/04
Navarino Road Jn 11/12 11/09
Lea Jn 11/18 11/16
Channelsea Jn 11/19 ?
Stratford 11.22 ~ 11.33 [P12] ? ~ 11.32 [P12]
Temple Mills East Jn 11/37 11/34
Coppermill Jn 11/43 11/44
Tottenham South Jn 11/45 ?
Brimsdown 11/53 11/54
Cheshunt 11/58 [P2] 11/58
Broxbourne 12/02 [P4] 12/02
Broxbourne [DPL] 12w05 ~ 12w26 ?
Broxbourne Jn 12/29 ?
Harlow Town 12/33 [P3] 12/09
Bishops Stortford 12/42 [P1] 12/17
Stansted Mountfitchet 12/47 12/21
Stansted North Jn 12/49 ?
Audley End 12/59 [P2] 12/45
Shepreth Branch Jn 13/12 12/58
Cambridge 13.19a ~ 13.22d [P4] 13.08 ~ 13.15
Coldham Lane Jn 13/25 13/17
Ely Dock Jn 13/41 ?
Ely 13.43a [P1] ~ 17.05d [P3] 13.30 ~ 17.05
Ely Dock Jn 17/06 ?
Coldham Lane Jn 17/23 17/19
Cambridge 17.28a ~ 17.33d [P8] 17.23 ~ 17.32
Shepreth Branch Jn 17/39 17/38
Royston 17/51 [P1] 17/50
Letchworth 18/03 18/01
Hitchin 18/07 [P1] [US] 18/08
Stevenage 18/14 [P1] 18/14
Woolmer Green Jn 18/22 18/21
Digswell Jn  18/25 [US] 18/27
Welwyn Garden City 18/27 [P2] 18/30
Potters Bar 18/37 [P1] 18/43
Alexandra Palace 18/47 [P2] [US1] 18/57
Finsbury Park 18.53a ~ 18.58d [P2] [US] 19.02 ~ 19.04
Holloway South Jn 19/03 19/07
Copenhagen Jn 19/05 ?
York Way North Jn 19/10 ?
Camden Road Central Jn 19/19 ?

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z83 : (61306 with tour stock) : Ely to March Down Yard (cancelled)
5Z84 : (61306 with tour stock) : March Down Yard to Ely (cancelled)

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
Ely 13.48d [P1]   16.57a [P3]
Ely Reception 13.51 ~ 14.00   -
Ely 14/02 [P1]   -
Ely North Jn 14/06   16/54
March Down Yard 14.25a   16.37d

5Z50 : (61306 with support coach?) : March Down Yard - Whitemoor Jn - March West Jn - March Down Yard 
(loco turning trip - cancelled)

Location Booked
March Down Yard 15.08d
March 15/10
Whitemoor Jn 15.12 ~ 15.37
March West Jn 15.39 ~ 15.41
March 15/43
March Down Yard 15.45a


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