29th August 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47760 & steam: 61306 'Mayflower'
Stock Used (2) (35479)+5249+99352+99348+1666+5236+5237+9104+5216+5222

Route :
1Z34 : Salisbury to Canterbury East
1Z36 : Canterbury East to Salisbury

Loco(s) Route
61306 (1) Salisbury - Andover - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Farnborough (Main) - Woking - West Byfleet - Addlestone Jn - Virginia Water - Staines - Feltham - Hounslow - Brentford - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Denmark Hill - Nunhead - Catford - Bellingham - Shortlands Jn - Bromley South - Bickley Jn - St Mary Cray Jn - Swanley - Otford Jn - Maidstone East - Charing - Ashford International - Saltwood Jn - Folkestone Central - Dover Priory - Buckland Jn - Shepherds Well - Canterbury East
61306 (1) Canterbury East - Faversham - Sittingbourne - Rainham - Gillingham - Rochester - Sole Street - Fawkham Jn - Swanley - St Mary Cray Jn - Bickley Jn - Bromley South - Shortlands Jn - Bellingham - Catford - Nunhead - Denmark Hill - Cambria Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden West London Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn (4)
47760 Acton Wells Jn - Acton Central - Kew East Jn - Brentford - (reverse of outward route) - Salisbury

Notes :
(1) 47760 on rear.
(2) 35479 was only in the consist when 61306 was on the train.
(3) The outward leg was held at Woking, due to waiting for the water bowser at West Byfleet.
(4) The loco change on the return leg actually took place at Acton Wells Jn, instead of Willesden SW Sidings.
(5) Tour postponed from 08/04/15 and was originally advertised to run to/from Canterbury West.

Sources : Nick Bartlett & John Clifford (both on the tour)

Photo Review


61306 arriving at Basingstoke with the outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


47760 brings 5Z36 ECS in to Canterbury East (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Salisbury 07.24d [P4] 07.24   23.07a [P4] 23.08
Tunnel Jn 07/28 07/28   23/04 23/06
Andover 07.48a ~ 07.52d [P1] 07.49 ~ 07.52   22.46a ~ 22.50d [P2] 22.47 ~ 22.50
Whitchurch 08.02a ~ 08.06d [P1] 08.00 ~ 08.06   22.34a ~ 22.38d [P2] 22.36 ~ 22.37
Worting Jn 08/20 [US] 08/20 [US]   22/23 22/21
Basingstoke 08.25a ~ 08.57d [P4] [US] 08.26 ~ 08.57 [P4] [US]   22.14a ~ 22.18d [P1] [DS] 22.13 ~ 22.16 [P1]
Fleet 09/14 [P1] [US] 09/15 [P1] [US]   21/56 [P2] [DS] 21/54 [P2] [DS]
Farnborough Main 09.19a ~ 09.21d [P1] [US] 09.20 ~ 09.22d [P1] [US]   21.48a ~ 21.51d [P2] [DS] 21.48 ~ 21.49 [P2] [DS]
Pirbright Jn 09/27 [US] 09/28 [US]   21/43 [DS] 21/43 [DS]
Woking Jn 09/33 [US] 09/33 [US]   21/38 [DS] 21/38 [DS]
Woking 09.34a ~ 09.36d [P1] [US] 09.35 ~ 10.06 [P1] [US]   21.34a ~ 21.37d [P5] [DS] 21.34 ~ 21.36 [P5] [DS]
West Byfleet 09w41a ~ 09w53d [P1] 10w11 ~ 10w19 [P1]   21.24a ~ 21.27d [P3] 21.25 ~ 21.28 [P3]
Byfleet & New Haw 09/56 [P1] 10/23 [P1]   21/22 [DS] 21/23 [DS]
Addlestone Jn 09/58 10/25   21/16 21.18 ~ 21.19
Virginia Water 10/08 [P3] 10/35 [P3]   21/08 [P4] 21/06 [P4]
Staines 10/18 [P1] 10/43 [P1]   20/58 [P2] 20/55 [P2]
Feltham 10/24 [P1] 10/51 [P1]   20/52 [P2] 20/48 [P2]
Feltham Jn 10/26 10/54   20/50 20/44
Hounslow 10.34a ~ 10.39d [P1] 10.57 ~ 11.00 [P1]   20.38a ~ 20.42d [P2] 20.37 ~ 20.39 [P2]
Brentford 10/45 [P1] 11/04 [P1]   20/33 [P2] 20/32 [P2]
Barnes 10/53 [P2] [UF] 11/15 [P2] [UF]   - -
Clapham Junction 11.01a ~ 11.04d [P4] 11.22 ~ 11.25 [P4]   - -
Kew East Jn - -   20/29 20/31
South Acton Jn - -   20/25 20/26
Acton Central - -   20.21a ~ 20.23d [P1] 20.23 ~ 20.24
Acton Wells Jn - -   20/18 19L46 ~ 20L18
Willesden SW Sidings - -   19L45 ~ 20L15 19/45 [DSW]
Willesden West London Jn - -   19/43 19/43
Mitre Bridge Jn - -   19/41 19/41
North Pole Jn - -   19/40 19/39
Kensington Olympia - -   19/36 [DM] 19/36 [DM]
West Brompton - -   19.30a ~ 19.33d [P4] 19.32 ~ 19.34 [P4]
Latchmere Jn - -   19/25 19/27
Longhedge Jn 11/07 11/28   19/23 19/26
Factory Jn 11/09 [AL] 11/30 [AL]   19/20 19/24
Voltaire Road Jn 11/10 11/31   19/19 19/23
Shepherds Lane Jn 11/11 ?   19/17 [AL] 19/21 [AL]
Brixton - -   19/16 19.16 ~ 19.19
Cambria Jn - -   19/12 19/13
Denmark Hill 11/15 [P2] 11/35 [P2]   19/10 [P3] 19/11 [P3]
Crofton Road Jn 11/17 11/36   19/09 19/09
Nunhead 11/20 [P2] 11/38 [P2]   19/06 [P1] 19/06 [P1]
Catford 11/23 [P2] 11/42 [P2]   19/01 [P1] 19/01 [P1]
Bellingham 11/25 [P2] 11/43 [P2]   18/59 [P1] 18/59 [P1]
Shortlands Jn 11/29 [DCS] 11/45 [DCS]   18/56 18/55
Bromley South 11/31 [P4] 11/47 [P4]   18/54 [P3] 18/53 [P3]
Bickley Jn 11/34 11/49 [DCS-DCF]   18/52 18/51 [UCS]
St Mary Cray Jn 11/36 [DCF] 11/51 [DCF]   18/50 18/50 [UCS]
Swanley 11/51 [P2] 11/56 [P2]   18/44 [P3] [UCS] 18/44 [P3] [UCS]

 

Location Booked Actual
Otford Jn 12/02 12/06
West Malling 12/15 12/16
East Malling 12/17 12/17
Barming 12w19 ~ 12w31 12w20 ~ 12w31 [P2]
Maidstone East 12/36 [P2] 12/36 [P2]
Charing 12/54 12/53
Ashford International 13/06 [DM] 13.03 ~ 13.04 [Dn Maidstone] [DM]
Saltwood Jn 13/20 13/18
Folkestone Central 13/24 [P2] 13/23 [P2]
Folkestone East 13/26 13/25
Dover Priory 13/36 [P2] 13/35 [P2]
Buckland Jn 13/38 13/37
Shepherds Well 13/46 [P1] 13/44 [P1]
Canterbury East 14.00a [P1] ~ 17.05d [P2] 13.58 [P1] ~ 17.05 [P2]
Faversham 17/21 [P2] 17/21 [P2]
Sittingbourne 17/29 [P1] 17/29 [P1]
Eastern Jn 17/31 17/30
Western Jn 17/32 17/31
Newington 17w37 ~ 17w57 [P1] 17w37 ~ 17w55 [P1]
Rainham East Jn 18/00 ?
Rainham 18/01 [P1] 18/01 [P1]
Gillingham 18/07 [P2] 18/06 [P2]
Rochester 18/14 [P2] 18/11 [P2]
Rochester Bridge Jn 18/16 18/14
Sole Street 18/28 18/25 [P1]
Fawkenham Jn 18/35 18/30

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z34 : (47760 + 61306) :  Southall to Salisbury

Location Booked
Southall Depot 03.35d
Southall Yard 03.45 ~ 03.55
Southall West Jn 03/58
Heathrow Airport Jn 04/02
Slough 04/10
Maidenhead 04/16
Reading 04.31 ~ 04.33
Southcote Jn 04/39
Theale 04/43
Newbury Racecourse 04.58 ~ 05.18
Newbury 05/22
Bedwyn 05/35
Woodborough 05/48
Heywood Road Jn 06/06
Westbury 06/08
Warminster 06/18
Upton Lovell 06/27
Wylye AHB 06/34
Wilton Jn 06/46
Salisbury 06.50a [P4]

5Z35 : (61306 with 47760 on rear) :  Canterbury East to Faversham
5Z36 : (
47760 with 61306 on rear) :  Faversham to Canterbury East

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Canterbury East 14.05d [P1] 16.57a [P2]
Selling 14/16 16/46
Faversham 14.22 ~ 14.37 [P1] 16.27 ~ 16.40 [P1]
Faversham Sig.EK4327 14.39 ~ 14.42 16.22 ~ 16.25
Faversham 14/44 [P3] 16/20 [P2]
Faversham Sig.EK5062 14.46 ~ 14.49 16.15 ~ 16.18
Faversham Down Siding 1 14.52a 16.12d

5Z38 : (61306 with 35479) : Willesden SW Sidings to Southall
(loco change actually took place at Acton Wells Jn)

Location Booked Actual
Willesden SW Sidings 19.52d 19/45
Acton Wells Jn 19/55 19L46 ~ ??L??
Acton Main Line 19/58  
Acton West 20/00  
West Ealing 20/02  
Southall East Jn 20/05  
Southall Yard 20.07 ~ 20.11  
Southall Depot 20.19a  

5Z37 : (47760 + tour stock) :  Salisbury to Yeovil Junction

Location Booked
Salisbury 23.42d [P4]
Wilton Jn 23/47
Tisbury Loop 23/58
Gillingham 00.08 ~ 00.23
Templecombe 00/31
Sherborne 00/37
Yeovil Junction 00.45a [DS]

30/08/15 :
5Z39 : (47760 + tour stock) :  Yeovil Junction to Southall

Location Booked
Yeovil Junction 11.05d [DS]
Yeovil Pen Mill 11/10
Castle Cary 11.31 ~ 11.38
East Somerset Jn 11/47
Blatchbridge Jn 11/51
Clink Road Jn 11/53
Fairwood Jn 11/55
Westbury 11/58
Heywood Road Jn 12/00
Woodborough 12/13
Bedwyn 12/24
Newbury 12/35
Southcote Jn 12/47
Reading 12/51
Maidenhead 13/04
Slough 13/12
Heathrow Airport Jn 13/24
Southall West Jn 13/26
Southall Yard 13.29 ~ 13.39
Southall Depot 13.49a


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