26th July 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Loco(s) Used 47746 'Chris Fudge' steam: 61306 'Mayflower' 
Stock Used 35479+5249+99352+99348+1666+5236+13440+9104+5216+5222

Route :
1Z61 : Windsor & Eton Riverside to Faversham
1Z63 : Faversham to Windsor & Eton Riverside

Loco Route
61306 (1) Windsor & Eton Riverside - Datchet - Wraysbury - Staines - Feltham - Twickenham - Richmond - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - West Norwood - Crystal Palace - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - Purley - Stoats Nest Jn - Redhill - Edenbridge - Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Headcorn - Ashford International - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Ramsgate - Margate - Herne Bay - Whitstable - Faversham
61306 (1) Faversham - (reverse of outward route) - Windsor & Eton Riverside

Notes : 
(1) 47746 on rear. 
(2) John Clifford comments: There were no problems on the outward run with the train keeping roughly to time. On the return the servicing of the engine took longer than expected so there was a late start from Faversham. In addition we waited for the 15.45 Victoria - Ramsgate to go ahead. We gradually made up time so that East Croydon was left early. Then, for reasons that I did not discover, we were stopped at Norwood Fork Jn and in Norwood Junction station thus leading to a late arrival at Clapham Junction where I left the train.

Source : John Clifford (joined the outward leg at Staines, returned to Clapham Junction)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Windsor & Eton Riverside 09.08d [P2] ? 22.22a [P2] ?
Datchet 09.13a ~ 09.16d ? 22.15a ~ 22.28d ?
Sunnymeads 09/18 ? 22/11 ?
Wraysbury 09.21a ~ 09.24d ? 22.05a ~ 22.08d ?
Staines 09.29a ~ 09.32d [P1] 09.28 ~ 09.32 [P1] 21.55a ~ 21.58d [P2] ?
Feltham 09/39 [P1] 09/39 [P1] 21/47 [P2] ?
Feltham Jn 09/41 09/40 21/45 ?
Whitton Jn 09/42 09/41 21/44 ?
Twickenham 09.45a ~ 09.47d [P3] 09.45 ~ 09.47 [P3] [SL] 21.37a ~ 21.40d [P5] ?
St Margarets 09/49 09/49 [P1] ? ?
Richmond 09/51 [P2] 09/52 [P2] 21/34 [P1] ?
Barnes 09/56 [P1] [US] 09/56 [P1] [US] 21/29 [P4] ?
Clapham Junction 10.02a ~ 10.05d [P3] 10.01 ~ 10.05 [P3] 21.19a ~ 21.22d [P6] [DS] 21.32 ~ 21.33 [P6] [DS]
Longhedge Jn 10/10 10/10 21/16 21/27
Factory Jn 10/12 [AL] 10.11 ~ 10.12 [DCR] 21/14 21/25
Voltaire Road Jn 10/13 10.14 ~ 10.15 [DCM] 21/13 21/24 [AL]
Shepherds Lane Jn 10/17 10/18 [DCM] 21/12 [AL] 21/22 [AL]
Brixton 10/18 10/19 [P2] 21/11 21/21 [P1]
Herne Hill 10/20 [P3] 10/23 [P3] 21/09 [P2] 21/20 [P1]
Tulse Hill 10/24 [P4] 10/28 [P4] 21/06 [P3] 21/15 [P3]
West Norwood Jn 10/26 10/30 21/00 21/13
West Norwood 10/27 [P2] 10/31 [P2] 20/59 [P1] 21/12 [P1]
Crystal Palace 10/33 [P2] 10/36 [P2] 20/54 [P1] 21/06 [P1]
Bromley Jn 10/36 10/40 20/49 21/03
Norwood Junction 10/38 [P6] 10/42 [P6] [DS] 20/47 [P1] 20.54 ~ 21.00 [P1]
Norwood Fork Jn - - ? 20.44 ~ 20.50
Windmill Bridge Jn 10/41 [SL] 10/46 [SL] 20/44 [SL] 20/43 [SL]
East Croydon 10.43a ~ 10.46d [P6] 10.48 ~ 10.49 [P6] [DS] 20.35a ~ 20.42d [P4] 20.37 ~ 20.41 [P4]
South Croydon 10/49 [P4] 10/52 [P5] [DS] 20/33 [P3] 20/34 [P3]
Purley 10/53 [P4] 10/56 [P4] [DS] 20/29 [P3] 20/32 [P3]
Stoats Nest Jn 10/54 [DS] 10/57 20/27 [US] 20/30 [US]
Redhill 11.02a ~ 11.05d [P3] 11.07 ~ 11.08 [P3] 20.01a ~ 20.17d [P2] 20.18 ~ 20.20 [P2]
Nutfield ? ? 19w43a ~ 19w55d 20w03 ~ 20w11 [P1]
Godstone 11/15 11/16 [P2] 19/38 19/56 [P1]
Edenbridge 11/21 11/21 [P2] 19/32 19/49 [P1]
Penshurst 11w28a ~ 11w40d 11w28 ~ 11w40 [P2] 19.23a ~ 19. 25d 19/42 [P1]
Leigh 11/43 11/44 [P2] ? ?
Tonbridge 11/46 [DF] 11/49 [DF] 19/16 [UF] 19/34 [UF]
Paddock Wood 11/54 [DM] 11/56 [DM] 19/08 [UM] 19/27 [UM]
Cranmore Loop 12.07 ~ 12.37 [DPL] 12.09 ~ 12.31 - -
Headcorn 12/41 [DM] 12/35 [DM] 18/52 [UM] 19/17 [UM]
Ashford International 12/56 [DM] 12.54 ~ 12.55 [DM] 18/38 [UM] 19/05 [UM]
Wye 13/06 13/03 [P2] 18/29 18/59 [P1]
Canterbury West 13.18a ~ 13.23d [P2] 13.20 ~ 13.24 [P2] 18.10a ~ 18.14d [P1] 18.41 ~ 18.44 [P1]
Minster 13w40a ~ 13w50d 13w41 ~ 13w51 [P2] 17w41a ~ 17w53d 18w10 ~ 18w22 [P1]
Minster East Jn 13/51 13/52 17/40 18/09
Ramsgate 13/57 [P3] 13/59 [P3] 17/32 [P2] 18/02 [P2]
Margate 14/05 [P3] 14/08 [P3] 17/20 [P1] 17/50 [P1]
Herne Bay 14/20 [P1] 14/20 [P1] 17/06 [P2] 17/36 [P2]
Whitstable & Tankerton 14.25a ~ 14.28d 14.25 ~ 14.29 [P1] 16.56a ~ 17.00d 17.27 ~ 17.29 [P2]
Faversham 14.39a [P2] 14.41 [P2] 16.46d [P4] 17.15 [P4]


Associated E.C.S. Moves

25/07/15 : 
5Z60 : (61306 with 47746 on rear) : Southall to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z60 : (47746 with 61306 on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Booked
Southall Depot 19.35d
Southall Yard 19.45 ~ 19.56
Southall East Jn 19/57
West Ealing 20/00
Acton West 20/05
Acton Main Line 20.09 ~ 20.12
Acton Wells Jn 20/15
Acton Canal Wharf 20/17
Willesden No.7 Jn 20.20 ~ 20.25
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 20.28a

26/07/15 : 
5Z61 : (47746 with 61306 on rear) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Windsor & Eton Riverside

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 07.30d
Willesden West London Jn 07/33
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/35
North Pole Jn 07/36
Kensington Olympia 07/39
West Brompton 07.42 ~ 07.44
Latchmere Jn 07/48
Clapham Junction 07/51
Barnes 07/58
Richmond 08/02
Twickenham 08/06
Whitton Jn 08/09
Feltham Jn 08/10
Feltham 08/12
Staines 08/22
Windsor & Eton Riverside 08.38a [P2]

5Z62 : (61306 with 47746 on rear) : Faversham to Swale
5Z62 : (47746 with 61306 on rear) : Swale to Rainham
5Z62 : (61306 with 47746 on rear) : Rainham to Faversham 
(train turning trip)

Location Booked Actual
Faversham 14.43d [P2]  
Faversham Sig.EK5062 14.45 ~ 14.48  
Faversham Down Recp 14.50 ~ 15.26  
Faversham Sig.EK5062 15.28 ~ 15.31  
Faversham 15/33 [P2]  
Sittingbourne 15/41  
Eastern Jn 15/41  
Kemsley 15/43  
Swale 15.45 ~ 15.49  
Kemsley 15/52  
Western Jn 15/55  
Rainham 16.01 ~ 16.04 [P1]  
Eastern Jn 16/11  
Sittingbourne 16/12  
Faversham 16.25 [P4] 17.00 [P4]

5Z64 : (47746 with 61306 on rear) : Windsor & Eton Riverside to Southall

Location Booked
Windsor & Eton Riverside 22.39d [P2]
Staines 22/54
Feltham 23/02
Feltham Jn 23/04
Whitton Jn 23/05
Twickenham 23/08
Richmond 23/13
Barnes 23/23
Clapham Junction 23/30
Latchmere Jn 23/33
West Brompton 23.38 ~ 23.40
Kensington Olympia 23/43
North Pole Jn 23/47
Mitre Bridge Jn 23/48
Willesden West London Jn 23/50
Willesden SW Sidings 23.53 ~ 23.57
Acton Wells Jn 00/01
Acton Main Line 00/04
Acton West 00/07
Southall East Jn 00/14
Southall Yard 00.16 ~ 00.26
Southall Depot 00.36a


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