26th November 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37518, 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 61306 'Mayflower'
Stock Used (3) (35479)+5222+5216+9104+13440+5237+5236+1666+(99352+3058+3093)

Route : 
1Z30 : London Victoria to Minehead
1Z31 : Minehead to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
61306 + 47746 (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 - Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Frome - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
47746 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Blatchbridge Jn - Clink Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Heywood Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes : 
(1) Banked by 37518 from London Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge.
(2) 61306 'Mayflower' replaced advertised 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'. 
(3) 35479 was only in the consist when 61306 was on the train. It is reported that the outward leg was delayed at Reading, due to dragging brakes a coach. 99352+3058+3093 were then removed from the consist. The return timings were revised and worked by 47746 throughout. 61306 and support coach returned the following day to Southall.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Revised Actual
London Victoria 08.43d [P2] 08.43 [P2] 23.33a [P2] 23.33a [P2] 23.38
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/47 ? ? 23/30 ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/51 [RVL] ? ? 23/27 [RVL] ?
Longhedge Jn 08/57 ? ? 23/20 ?
Clapham Junction 09/01 [P5] [DF] 09/02 [P5] [DF] 23/17 23/17 [P3] 23/19
Barnes 09/08 [P3] 09/11 ? 23/11 [P1] [US] 23/10
Brentford 09/16 [P2] 09/18 ? 23/04 [P1] 23/04
Hounslow 09/22 [P2] 09/25 23/00 23/00 [P1] 23/00
Feltham Jn 09/24 09/28 ? 22/57 22/58
Feltham 09/26 [P2] 09/30 ? 22/55 [P1] 22/55
Staines 09.32a ~ 09.34d [P2] 09.37 ~ 09.42 22.45a ~ 22.48d 22.45a ~ 22.48d [P1] 22.48 ~ 22.50
Virginia Water 09/44 [P2] 09/55 ? 22/35 [P1] 22/40
Ascot 09.55a ~ 10.02d [P1] 10.10 ~ 10.24 22.15a ~ 22.27d  22.22a ~ 22.27d [P1] 22.29 ~ 22.34
Wokingham 10.18a ~ 10.21d [P2] 10.40 ~ 10.43 21.58a ~ 22.01d 22/13 [P1] 22/16
Earley 10/27 10/49 ? 22/09 22/09
Reading Spur Jn 10/30 10/51 ? 22/06 22/06
Reading New Jn 10/33 10/55 ? 22/00 22/05
Reading 10.35a ~ 10.42d [P8] 10.57 ~ 12.36 21.32a ~ 21.35d [P8] 21.55a ~ 21.58d [P8] 22.00 ~ 22.03
Oxford Road Jn 10/44 12/40 ? 21/53 21/58
Southcote Jn 10/46 12/45 ? 21/52 21/56
Theale 10/50 ? ? 21/48 ?
Newbury Racecourse 11w05 ~ 11w19 [P3] ? ? 21/36 ?
Newbury 11/22 [P1] 13/02 20.56a ~ 21.06d 21.33a ~ 21.35d [P2] 21.29 ~ 21.30
Bedwyn 11/37 [P1] 13/18 ? 21/06 [P2] 21/08
Woodborough 11/49 13/31 19w58 ~ 20w23 20/49 20/56
Lavington 11/55 13/39 ? 20/42 20/45
Heywood Road Jn 12/03 13/47 ? 20/37 20/39
Westbury 12/05 [P1] 13/49 19/36 - -
Fairwood Jn 12/08 13/51 ? 20/35 20/34
Clink Road Jn 12/14 13/57 ? 20/29 20/29
Frome 12w16 ~ 12w28 14.06 ~ 14.18 - - -
Blatchbridge Jn 12/31 14/24 ? 20/26 20/26
East Somerset Jn 12/36 14/28 19/22 20/22 20/23
Castle Cary 12/44 [P2] 14/38 19/09 20/15 [P1] 20/16
Somerton GF 12/55 14/46 18/59 20/08 20/08
Athelney LC 13/05 14/57 ? 20/02 20/02
Cogload Jn 13/14 15/00 ? 20/00 19/59
Taunton 13.20a ~ 13.22d [P2] 15.06 ~ 15.09 18.38a ~ 18.40d 19.53a ~ 19.55d [P2] 19.52 ~ 19.53
Norton Fitzwarren 13/26 15/14 18/32 19/22  ?
Bishops Lydeard 13w40a ~ 13w50d 15.31 ~ ??.?? [P1] 18w10a ~ 18w22d  ??.??a ~ 19.10d ??.?? ~ 19.10
Crowcombe Heathfield 14/05 ? 18/00 ? ?
Williton 14/20 ? 17/41 ? ?
Blue Anchor 14/42 ? 17/19 ? ?
Dunster 14.51a ~ 14.55d ? 17.08a ~ 17.12d ? ?
Minehead 15.05a 17.15? 17.00d 18.10? ?


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z30 : (61306 + 47746 with 37518 on rear) :  Southall to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z30 : (37518 with 47746 + 61306 on rear) :  Willesden No.7 Jn to London Victoria
5Z32 : (37518? with 47746 on rear) : London Victoria to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.14d 01.29a
Southall Yard 06.24 ~ 06.34 01.09 ~ 01.19
Southall East Jn 06/35 01/07
West Ealing 06/38 01/03
Acton West 06/43 01/00
Acton Main Line 06.47 ~ 06.53 00.49 ~ 00.56
Acton Wells Jn 06/56 00/46
Acton Canal Wharf 06/59 -
Willesden No.7 Jn 07.16 ~ 07.22 -
Willesden SW Sdgs - 00.31 ~ 00.43
Willesden West London Jn 07/25 00/29
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/27 00/27
North Pole Jn 07/28 00/26
Kensington Olympia 07/31 00/22
West Brompton 07.35 ~ 07.39 00.17 ~ 00.19
Latchmere Jn 07/44 00/11
Longhedge Jn 07/46 00/08
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/57 00/05
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/01 00/02
London Victoria 08.04a [P2] 23.58d [P2]


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