24th September 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 61306 'Mayflower'
Stock Used 35479+3058+99352+99348+1666+5236+5237+9104+5216+5222

Route :
1Z82 : West Brompton to Worcester Shrub Hill
1Z85 : Worcester Shrub Hill to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
61306 (1) West Brompton - Latchmere Jn - Clapham Junction - Balham - Selhurst - East Croydon - Purley - Redhill - Reigate - Dorking Deepdene - Shalford - Guildford - Ash - North Camp - Wokingham - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Charlbury - Morton-in-Marsh - Evesham - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill
61306 (1) Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Kemble - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - (reverse of outward route) - Clapham Junction - Pouparts Jn - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria

Notes : 
(1) 47746 on rear. 
(2) John Clifford comments: This tour was originally advertised as being hauled by 6201 'Princess Elizabeth', but as this was not available 61306 'Mayflower' was substituted. Also diesel assistance was not expected. Presumably because of pathing problems the start was changed from London Victoria. Furthermore, a set down stop was advertised for Cheltenham Spa, but the train could not be pathed that way, so it ran via Honeybourne. I am unaware of the arrangements for getting passengers to Cheltenham. Southern were having a bad day. After leaving Clapham Junction slightly late we caught up the late running 07.50 London Bridge - West Croydon, then from Windmill Bridge Jn we followed the 08.02 London Bridge - Horsham. With the help of some recovery time we regained the lost time.

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

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

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
West Brompton 07.39d [P3] 07.40 - -
Latchmere Jn 07/43 07/44 - -
London Victoria - - 22.24a [P2] 22.17
Grosvenor Bridge Jn - - 22/15 [SL] ?
Stewarts Lane Jn - - 22/13 [RVL] ?
Longhedge Jn - - 22/11 ?
Pouparts Jn - - 22/04 22/06
Clapham Junction 07.49a ~ 08.00d [P17] [DS] 07.47 ~ 08.03 [P17] [DS] 22/03 [P12] [UF] 22/04
Balham 08/06 [P1] [DS] 08/11 [P1] [DS] 21/59 [P4] [UF] 22/00
Streatham North Jn 08/08 08/14 [DS] 21/53 21/54
Streatham Common 08/09 [P1] 08/15 [P1] [DS] 21/51 [P2] 21/51
Selhurst 08/16 [P1] 08/24 [P1] [DS] 21/42 [P2] 21/42
Windmill Bridge Jn 08/17 [DS] 08/27 [DS] 21/40 [US] 21/40
East Croydon 08/19 [P6] 08/28 [P5] [DSR] 21/38 [P4] 21/38
South Croydon 08/20 [P4] 08/32 [P4] [DS] 21/35 [P3] 21/36
Purley 08/24 [P4] 08/38 [P4] [DS] 21.27a ~ 21.30d [P3] 21.30 ~ 21.32
Stoats Nest Jn 08/25 08/40 21/23 [US] 21/28
Redhill 08.35a ~ 08.38d [P3] 08.53 ~ 08.55 [P3] 21.13a ~ 21.15d [P2] 21.13 ~ 21.16
Reigate 08.44a ~ 08.46d 09.00 ~ 09.02 [P2] 20.55a ~ 20.58d 20.55 ~ 20.56
Dorking Deepdene 08/57 09/11 ? ?
Gomshall 09/08 09/18 [P2] 20/45 20/41
Shalford 09w22 ~ 09w32 09w24 ~ 09w33 [P2] 20w20 ~ 20w31 20.20 ~ 20.30
Shalford Jn 09/34 09/36 20/18 20/18
Guildford 09.37a ~ 09.39d [P8] 09.43 ~ 09.45 [P5] 20.02a ~ 20.13d [P6] 20.04 ~ 20.14
Ash 09/50 09/57 [P2] 19/51 19/51
Aldershot South Jn 09/52 09/59 19/49 19/49
North Camp 09/54 10/00 [P2] 19/47 19/48
Blackwater 10/00 10/04 [P2] 19/41 19/40
Crowthorne 10/04 10/09 [P2] 19.35a ~ 19.37d 19.30 ~ ?
Wokingham 10.08 ~ 10.10 [P2] 10.14 ~ 10.15 [P2] 19/30 [P1] 19/24
Earley 10/16 10/20 [P2] 19/21 19/17
Reading Spur Jn 10/19 10/23 19*14 ~ 19*17 19.12 ~ 19.13
Reading Southern Jn 10/31 10/23 19/11 19/11
Reading 10.35a ~ 10.40d [P15] [DR] 10.26 ~ 10.37 [P15] [DR] 19.04a ~ 19.08d [P13] 19.05 ~ 19.09
Reading West Jn 10/43 [DR] 10/41 [DR] 19/02 [UR] 19/01
Goring & Streatley 10/53 [DR] 10/53 [P3] [DR] 18/52 [UR] 18/54
Didcot East Jn 11/02 [DR] 11/03 [DR] 18/45 [UR] 18/45
Didcot Parkway 11/04 [P3] 11.04 ~ 11.05 [P3] 18/44 [P4]  18/44

 

Location Booked Actual
Didcot North Jn 11/12 11/10
Kennington Jn 11/23 11/19
Oxford U&DPL 11w25 ~ 11w50 11w24 ~ 11w52
Oxford 11/52 [TL] 11/54 [TL]
Wolvercote Jn 11/57 11/59
Charlbury 12/08 12/10
Ascott-under-Wychwood 12/11 [P1] 12/14 [P1]
Moreton-in-Marsh 12/24 [P1] 12/25 [P1]
Honeybourne 12/36 [P1] 12/33 [P1]
Evesham 12/43 12.40 ~ 12.41 [P1]
Norton Jn 12/54 12/55
Worcester Shrub Hill 13.03a [P1] ~ 16.09d [P1] 13.08 [P1] ~ 16.13
Norton Jn 16/16 16/20
Abbotswood Jn 16/18 16/21
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 16/25 [P1] 16/39
Cheltenham Spa 16.38a ~ 16.41d [P1] 16.48 ~ 16.51 [P1]
Barnwood Jn 16/50 16/58
Gloucester Yard Jn 16/51 16/59
Standish Jn 16/59 17/05
St Mary's LC 17/16 17/16
Kemble 17/30 [P1] 17/26
Swindon Loco Yard 17/48 17/42
Swindon 17/50 [P1] 17/44
Uffington 18/01 17/57
Challow 18/04 17/58
Wantage Road 18*09 ~ 18*13 [UR] 18.09 ~ 18.11
Steventon 18/21 [RL] 18/15
Milton Jn 18w24 ~ 18w38 ? ~ 18.38
Foxhall Jn 18/42 18/42

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z81 : (61306 with 47746 on rear) Southall to West Brompton
5Z86 : (47746 with 61306 on rear) London Victoria to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.11d 00.30a
Southall 06.21 ~ 06.31 00.10 ~ 00.20
Southall East Jn 06/32 [UR] 00/09
West Ealing 06/35 00/05
Acton West 06/40 00/02
Acton Main Line 06/43 [GL] 23/56 [GL]
Acton Wells Jn 06/47 23/53
Willesden SW Sidings 06.51 ~ 07.19 23.33 ~ 23.48
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/24 23/29
North Pole Jn 07/26 23/28
Kensington Olympia 07/32 [P3] 23/24 [DM]
West Brompton 07.34a [P3] 23.20 ~ 23.21 [P4]
Latchmere Jn - 23/15
Longhedge Jn - 23/11
Stewarts Lane Jn - 23/09
Grosvenor Bridge Jn - 23/07
London Victoria - 23.04d [P2]

5Z83 : (61306 with 47746 on rear) : Worcester Shrub Hill - Worcester L.M.D.
5Z85 : (61306 with 47746 on rear) : Worcester L.M.D. - Worcester Shrub Hill

Location Booked Actual   Booked
Worcester Shrub Hill 13.11d [P1] 13.18 [P1]   15.59a [P1]
Worcester L.M.D. 13.13a ?   15.57d

5Z84 : (61306 with 35479) : Worcester L.M.D. - Tunnel Jn - Henwick - Worcester Shrub Hill - Worcester L.M.D.
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Worcester L.M.D. 14.42d
Tunnel Jn 14.44 ~ 14.47
Worcester Foregate Street 14/50 [P2]
Henwick 14.53 ~ 14.55
Worcester Foregate Street 14/57 [P1]
Worcester Shrub Hill 15.00 ~ 15.02 [P1B]
Worcester L.M.D. 15.04a


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