4th June 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37706 & steam: 61306 'Mayflower'
Stock Used 35479+1666+99127+99122+99121+99125+1860+4973+99723

Route :
1Z82 : London Victoria to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z66 : Bristol Temple Meads to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
61306 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Ascot - Wokingham - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - Hawkeridge Jn - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
61306 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Chippenham - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Banked by 37706 from London Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge.
(2) 61306 'Mayflower' replaced unavailable 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'.


61306 'Mayflower' on the outward leg of the tour, passing through
Bradford-on-Avon (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : John Clifford (on the outward leg of the tour)

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

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 08.43d [P2] [FL] 08.43 [P2] [FL]   22.20a [P2] 21.48 [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/47 08/46   22/16 ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/51 [RVL] 08/48 [RVL]   22/15 [RVL] ?
Longhedge Jn 09/04 08.49 ~ 09.05   22/13 ?
Clapham Junction 09/08 [P5] [DF] 09/13 [P5] [DF]   22/10 [P3] 21/31
Barnes 09/17 [P3] 09/20 [P3]   22/00 [P1] [US] 21/24
Chiswick 09.21a ~ 09.24d  09.24 ~ 09.26 [P2]   21.52a ~ 21.54d 21.18 ~ 21.20
Brentford 09/31 09/31 [P2]   21/42 21/15
Hounslow 09.37a ~ 09.41d 09.39 ~ 09.42 [P2]   21/35 21/11
Feltham Jn 09/46 09.46 ~ 09.47   21/33 21/09
Feltham 09/49 [P2] 09/52 [P2]   21/31 [P1] 21/06
Staines 10/02 [P2] 09/58 [P2]   21/23 [P1] 21/00
Egham 10.09a ~ 10.12d 10.05 ~ 10.12 [P2]   21.14a ~ 21.17d 20.53 ~ 20.50
Virginia Water 10/17 [P2] 10/19 [P2]   21/10 [P1] 20/50
Ascot 10.27a ~ 10.30d [P2] 10.31 ~ 10.34 [P1]   20.56a ~ 20.59d [P1] 20.40 ~ 20.42
Bracknell 10.37a ~ 10.40d [P2] 10.42 ~ 10.43 [P2]   20.46a ~ 20.49d [P1] 20.30 ~ 20.34
Wokingham 10/52 [P2] 10/53 [P2]   20/38 [P1] 20/23
Earley 10/58 10/58 [P2]   20/30 20/17
Reading Spur Jn 11/01 11/02   20.14 ~ 20.26 20/12?
Reading New Jn 11/04 [DM] 11/04 [DM]   - -
Reading Southern Jn - -   20/08 20/09
Reading 11.07a ~ 11.15d [P7] [WL] 11.06 ~ 11.15 [P7] [WL]   20.03a ~ 20.06d [P15] 20.04 ~ 20.07

 

Location Booked Actual
Oxford Road Jn 11/18 11/18
Southcote Jn 11/20 11.21 ~ 11.22
Newbury Racecourse 11w43 ~ 11w54 [P3] 11w48 ~ 12w07 [P3]
Newbury 11/57 [P1] 12/10 [P1]
Bedwyn 12/10 [P1] 12/26 [P1]
Woodborough 12/23 12/37
Lavington 12/33 12/43
Heywood Road Jn 12/40 12/52
Hawkeridge Jn 12/43 12/54
Trowbridge 12/48 12/58
Bradford Jn 12/50 13/00
Bathampton Jn 13/02 13/12
Bath Spa 13.07a ~ 13.12d [P1] 13.16 ~ 13.20 [P1]
North Somerset Jn 13/25 13/34
Bristol East Jn 13/26 [DM] 13/35 [DM]
Bristol Temple Meads 13.28a [P12] ~ 17.37d [P11] 13.36 [P12] ~ 17.37
Bristol East Jn 17/39 [UM] 17/38
North Somerset Jn 17/40 17/39
Bath Spa 17.54a ~ 17.57d [P2] 17.54 ~ 17.57
Bathampton Jn 18/01 18/02
Thingley East Jn 18/11 18/12
Chippenham 18/13 [P2] 18/13 [P2]
Wootton Bassett Jn  18/26 18/24
Swindon 18/32 [P3] 18/35
Uffington 18/43 18/52
Challow 18/46 18/53
Wantage Road 18/50 19/01
Steventon 18/54 19/08
Milton Jn 19w00 ~ 19w31 [UR] ? ~ 19.33
Foxhall Jn 19/35 19/37
Didcot Parkway 19/38 [P4] [UR] 19/41
Didcot East Jn 19/39 [UR] ?
Goring & Streatley 19/49 ?
Reading West Jn 20/00 [UR] 20/01

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z64 : (37706 with 61306 on rear) : Southall to London Victoria
5Z67 : (37706? with 61306 on rear) : London Victoria to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z67 : (61306 with 37706? on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to Southall

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.20d   00.32a
Southall 06.30 ~ 06.45   00.11 ~ 00.22
Southall East Jn 06/46   00/10
West Ealing 06/48   00/06
Acton West 06/50   23.52 ~ 00.02
Acton Main Line 06/55   23/48
Acton Wells Jn 07/00   23/46
Willesden SW Sidings 07.03 ~ 07.23   -
Acton Canal Wharf -   23/40
Willesden No.7 Jn -   23.33 ~ 23.39
Willesden WL Jn -   23/30
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/27   23/29
North Pole Jn 07/29   23/28
Kensington Olympia 07.35 ~ 07.37   23/23
Latchmere Jn 07/43   23/15
Longhedge Jn 07/46   23/10
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/50   22/55
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/00   22/52
London Victoria 08.04a [P2]   22.49d [P2]

5Z65 : (61306) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol West Jn
5Z65 : (61306) : Bristol West Jn to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked (out) Actual   Booked (rtn)
Bristol Temple Meads 13.36 [P12] 13.49 [P12]   17.27a [P11]
Bristol West Jn 13.39a ?   17.25d

0Z66 : (61306 with 35479) : Bristol West Jn - Lawrence Hill - North Somerset Jn - Bristol West Jn
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked Actual
Bristol West Jn 15.21d  
Bristol Temple Meads 15.24 ~ 15.25 [UT] 14/07
Bristol Barton Hill Depot 15.27 ~ 16.45  
Dr Day's Jn 16/49  
Lawrence Hill 16.52 ~ 16.54 [P1]  
Dr Day's Jn 16/55  
North Somerset Jn 16.59 ~ 17.03  
Bristol East Jn 17/04  
Bristol Temple Meads 17.06 ~ 17.07 [DT]  
Bristol West Jn 17.10a  

0Z65 : (37706) : London Victoria to Southall
0Z67 : (37706?) : Southall to London Victoria

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
London Victoria 08.43d [P2]   22.31a [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08.47 ~ 08.52   22/29
Stewarts Lane Jn 08.56 ~ 09.08 [RVL]   22/23
Longhedge Jn 09/21   22/22
Latchmere Jn 09/38   22/18
Kensington Olympia 09/46   22/11
North Pole Jn 09/49   22/08
Mitre Bridge Jn 09/51   22/07
Willesden SW Sidings 09.55 ~ 10.17   22/03
Acton Wells Jn 10/19   22/01
Acton Main Line 10/26   21.55 ~ 21.58
Acton West 10/28   21/50
West Ealing ?   21/45
Southall East Jn 10/35   21/44
Southall 10.36 ~ 10.41   21.38 ~ 21.43
Southall Depot 10.51a   21.28d


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