14th July 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge', 47760 & steam: 3850
Stock Used 5222+5216+9104+13440+5236+1666+99348+99352+5249

Route :
1Z41 : Gravesend to Minehead
1Z42 : Minehead to Gravesend

Loco(s) Route
47760 (1) Gravesend - Strood - Snodland - Maidstone West - Yalding - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Penshurst - Edenbridge - Redhill
47746 (2) Redhill - Reigate - Shalford - Guildford - Ash - Farnborough North - Wokingham - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - [Westbury avoiding line] - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard
3850 + 47746 (2) Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
3850 + 47760 (1) Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
47760 (1) Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Redhill
47746 (2) Redhill - (reverse of outward route) - Gravesend

Notes : 
(1) 47746 on rear. 
(2) 47760 on rear.


47746 passing Clink Road Jn, near Frome, on the outward leg (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Gravesend 06.52d 06.52 23.49a 23.57
Hoo Junction 06/57 06/56 23/44 23/53
Strood 07.03a ~ 07.06d 07.02 ~ 07.07 23.35a ~ 23.38d 23.43 ~ 23.48
Cuxton 07/10 07/10 23/31 23/40
Snodland 07.16a ~ 07.18d 07.17 ~ 07.18 23.26a ~ 23.28d 23.34 ~ 23.36
Aylesford 07/22 07/22 23/22 23/30
Maidstone West 07.28a ~ 07.30d 07.28 ~ 07.30 23.14a ~ 23.16d 23.22 ~ 23.23
Wateringbury 07/37 07/37 23/06 23/14
Yalding 07.40a ~ 07.42d ? 23.01a ~ 23.03d ?
Paddock Wood 07.50a ~ 07.52d 07.48 ~ 07.52 22.51a ~ 22.53d ? ~ 23.03
Tonbridge [Up Loop] 07*59 ~ 08*17 ? - -
Tonbridge 08.19a ~ 08.28d 08.20 ~ 08.28 22.41a ~ 22.43d 22.52 ~ 22.55
Penshurst 08/33 ? 22/36 ?
Edenbridge 08.39a ~ 08.42d ? 22.28a ~ 22.30d ? ~ 22.38
Godstone 08/46 08/48 22/23 22/28
Redhill 08.56a ~ 09.07d 08.56 ~ 09.06 22.09a ~ 22.14d 22.11 ~ 22.20
Reigate 09/17 09/16 22/02 22/01
Dorking Deepdene 09/23 09/22 21.51a ~ 21.54d ? ~ 21.53
Gomshall 09/29 09/28 21/44 21/44
Shalford 09/37 09/34 21/36 21/36
Shalford Jn 09/39 09/36 21/34 21/34
Guildford 09.42a ~ 09.45d 09.41 ~ 09.45 21.29a ~ 21.31d 21.29 ~ 21.31
Ash 09/55 09/55 21/19 21/17
Aldershot South Jn 09/56 09/56 21/17 21/14
Farnborough North 09/59 09/59 21/10 ?
Wokingham 10/08 10/13 20/59 20/59
Earley 10/14 10/18 20/51 20/51
Reading Spur Jn 10/17 10/21 20/48 20/47
Reading New Jn 10/18 10/22 20/44 20/45
Reading 10.20a ~ 10.23d 10.24 ~ 10.26 20.40a ~ 20.42d 20.41 ~ 20.43
Oxford Road Jn 10/25 10/28 20/37 20/39
Southcote Jn 10/26 10/30 20/33 ?
Theale 10/30 ? 20/29 ?
Newbury 10*46 ~ 10*54 10.54 ~ 10.57 20/16 ?
Bedwyn 11/09 11/11 19/59 20/08
Woodborough 11/20 11/21 19/47 19/58
Lavington 11/26 11/27 19/38 19/50
Heywood Road Jn 11/32 11/32 19/31 19/45
Westbury - - 19/28 [P2] DIV
Fairwood Jn 11/34 11/34 19/24 19/42
Clink Road Jn 11/36 11/37 19/20 19/39
Blatchbridge Jn 11/38 11/38 19/18 19/38
East Somerset Jn 11/41 11/41 19/14 19/35
Castle Cary 11/49 11/48 19/06 19/28
Somerton GF 11/56 11/54 18/59 19/20
Athelney LC 12/02 12/02 18/53 19/13
Cogload Jn 12/14 12/04 18/50 19/11
Taunton 12.20a ~ 12.22d 12.11 ~ 12.16 18.37a ~ 18.44d 19.02 ~ 19.04
Norton Fitzwarren 12/25 12/20 18/32 ?
Bishops Lydeard 12L35a ~ ??L??d ? ??L??a ~ 18L20d ?
Crowcombe Heathfield ? ? ? ?
Williton ? ? ? ?
Blue Anchor ? ? ? ?
Dunster ? ? ? ?
Minehead ? ? ? ?


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z41 : (47746 with 47760 on rear?) : Southall to Gravesend
5Z42 : (47760 with 47746 on rear?) : Gravesend to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 04.20d ?a
Gravesend ?a 23.56d


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