12th December 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Loco Used 47580 'County of Essex'
Stock Used 99371+3093+99352+1666+5236+5237+13440+9104+5216+5222

Route : 
1Z82 : Ashford International to Salisbury
1Z84 : Salisbury to Ashford International

Loco Route
47580 Ashford International - Charing - Maidstone East - Borough Green & Wrotham - Otford - Swanley - St Mary Cray Jn - Bickley Jn - Bromley South - Shortlands Jn - Bellingham - Catford - Nunhead - Denmark Hill - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - West Brompton - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Farnborough (Main) - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Salisbury
47580 Salisbury - Andover - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Bramley - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall - Hanwell Bridge Loop - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Ashford International

Notes: 
(1) John Clifford comments: This tour was originally booked to be hauled by 61306 'Mayflower' from Ashford to Salisbury and back to Hanwell Bridge Loop, from where it would have been taken forward by a diesel. However 61306 failed its 'Fitness to Run' exam due to a cracked driving wheel axle box, so 47580 was substituted for the whole trip. By omitting the Overton water stop on the outward run we arrived early at Salisbury. On the return there was no engine change needed in Hanwell Bridge Loop so we run early from there forward.


47580 at Salisbury with the outward leg of the tour (photo: Mark V. Pike)

Source : John Clifford (joined outward at Bromley South, left return at West Brompton)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
Ashford International 08.11d [P5] ?   22.18a [P6] ?
Charing 08.28a ~ 08.32d ?   22.03a ~ 22.06d ?
Maidstone East 08.49a ~ 08.52d [P1] ?   21.42a ~ 21.45d [P2] ?
Borough Green & Wrotham 09.06a ~ 09.08d ?   21.24a ~ 21.26d ?
Otford Jn 09/19 ?   21/17 ?
Swanley 09/29 [P1] [UF] ?   21/07 [P2] ?
St Mary Cray Jn 09/34 ?   21/02 ?
Bickley Jn 09/36 ?   21/01 ?
Bromley South 09.39a ~ 09.42d [P1] 09.38 ~ 09.42 [P1] [UF]   20.55a ~ 20.58d [P2] ?
Shortlands Jn 09/45 09/44   20/51 [DF] ?
Bellingham 09/48 09/47 [P1]   20/39 ?
Nunhead 09/52 [P1] 09/52 [P1]   20/34 [P2] ?
Crofton Road Jn 09/55 [AL] 09/55 [AL]   20/31 ?
Denmark Hill 09/57 [P3?] 09/56 [P1] [AL]   20/30 [P2] ?
Voltaire Road Jn 10/02 10/00 [AL]   20/24 ?
Factory Jn 10/04 10/02   20/23 [AL] ?
Longhedge Jn 10/06 10.03 ~ 10.03   20/21 ?
Latchmere Jn 10/11 10/06   20/14 ?
West Brompton 10.16a ~ 10.19d [P4] 10.12 ~ 10.19 [P4]   20.07a ~ 20.09d [P3] 19.32 ~ 19.33 [P3]
Kensington Olympia 10/21 [DM] 10/21 [DM]   20/04 [P3] 19/29 [P3]
North Pole Jn 10/25 10/24   19/58 19/25
Mitre Bridge Jn 10/26 10/26   19/57 19.16 ~ 19.22
Willesden SW Sidings 10w32 ~ 10w45 [REV] 10/28 [REV]   19/48 [REV] 19.08 ~ 19.12 [REV]
Acton Wells Jn 10/48 10.30 ~ 10.41   19/46 19.02 ~ 19.03
South Acton Jn 10/54 10.49 ~ 10.50   - -
Kew East Jn 10/57 10/53   - -
Brentford 11/01 11/00 [P2]   - -
Hounslow 11/05 11/06 [P2]   - -
Feltham Jn 11/10 11/10   - -
Feltham 11/12 [P2] 11/13 [P2]   - -
Staines 11/18 [P2] 11/20 [P2]   - -
Virginia Water 11/27 [P4] 11/28 [P4]   - -
Addlestone Jn 11/37 11/37   - -
Byfleet & New Haw 11/39 [DS] 11/39 [DS]   - -
Woking 11/46 [P5] 11/47 [P5] [DS]   - -
Woking Jn 11/47 11.48 ~ 11.48 [DS]   - -
Pirbright Jn 11/52 11/55 [DS]   - -
Farnborough (Main) 11.56 ~ 11.57 [P2] 11.59 ~ 12.01 [P2] [DS]   - -
Fleet 12/00 [P2] 12/05 [P2] [DS]   - -
Acton Main Line - -   19/42 [GL] 18/59 [P4]
Acton West - -   19/41 [UR] 18/57 [UR]
West Ealing - -   19/38 [UR] 18/54 [P4] [UR]
Hanwell - -   19/36 [UR] 18/53 [P3] [UR]
Hanwell Bridge Loop - -   18L55 ~ 19L34 [GL] DIV
Southall East Jn - -   18/53 18/53 [UR]
Southall - -   18/52 [UR] 18/51 [P4] [UR]
Heathrow Airport Jn - -   18/46 [UR] 18/47 [UR]
Slough - -   18/31 [P5] [UR] 18/32 [P5] [UR]
Maidenhead - -   18/19 [P4] [UR] 18/18 [P4] [UR]
Twyford - -   18/11 [P4] 18/10 [P4] [UR]
Kennet Bridge Jn - -   18/07 [UR] 18/06 [UR]
Reading - -   17*57 ~ 18*04 [P13] [UR] 17.59 [P13] [UR]
Oxford Road Jn - -   17/53 [DFR] 17/54 [DFR]
Southcote Jn - -   17/51 17/51
Bramley - -   17/38 17/38 [P1]
Basingstoke 12/13 [P2] [DF] 12/16 [P2] [DF]   17w21 ~ 17w32 [P4] 17.22 ~ 17.31 [P4]
Worting Jn 12/17 12/19   17/16 [US] 17/17 [US]
Overton 12w24 ~ 12w35 [P2] 12/23 [P2]   ? ?
Andover 12/46 [P2] 12/32 [P2]   16/58 [P1] 16/53 [P1]
Tunnel Jn 13/03 12/50   16/40 16/39
Salisbury 13.07a [P4] 12.53 [P4]   16.36d [P4] 16.36 [P4]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z81 : (47580) : Southall to Ashford International
5Z85 : (47580) : Ashford International to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 03.40d 01.11a
Southall Yard 03.50 ~ 04.00 00.53 ~ 01.01
Southall East Jn 04/01 00/51
West Ealing 04/05 ?
Acton West 04/08 00/46
Acton Main Line 04/11 00/44
Acton Wells Jn 04/14 00/42
Acton Canal Wharf 04/16? -
Willesden No.7 Jn 04.17 ~ 04.24? -
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 04.25 ~ 05.10? -
Willesden West London Jn 05/11? -
Willesden SW Sidings - 00/40
Mitre Bridge Jn 05/21 00/36
North Pole Jn 05/22 00/35
Kensington Olympia 05/25 00/30
West Brompton 05c27 ~ 05c29 00c27 ~ 00c28
Latchmere Jn 05/34 00/21
Longhedge Jn 05/36 00/17
Factory Jn 05/38 00/16
Voltaire Road Jn 05/39 00/15
Denmark Hill 05/44 00/11
Crofton Road Jn 05/45 00/10
Nunhead 05/47 00/03
Bellingham 05/52 23/58
Shortlands Jn 05/56 23/55
Bickley Jn 06/00 23/52
St Mary Cray Jn 06/01 23/51
Swanley 06/07 23/46
Otford Jn 06/18 23/37
Maidstone East 06/41 23/11
Charing 07/00 22/58
Ashford International 07/09 22/51
Sevington Loop 07.15 ~ 08.01 22.28 ~ 22.49
Ashford International 08.06a [P5] 22.25d [P6]

5Z83 : (47580) : Salisbury to Salisbury East Yard
5Z84 : (47580) : Salisbury East Yard to Salisbury

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Salisbury 13.25d [P4] ?   16.30a [P4] 16.27 [P4]
Salisbury East Yard 13.29a ?   16.26d ?

0Z84 : (61306) : Salisbury - Laverstock South Jn - Laverstock North Jn - Salisbury 
(loco turning trip) (cancelled)

Location Booked
Salisbury Reception Line 14.41d
Tunnel Jn 14/43
Laverstock South Jn 14.45 ~ 14.51
Laverstock North Jn 14.54 ~ 15.01
Tunnel Jn 15/02
Salisbury 15.05 ~ 15.07 [P3]
Salisbury S.S. 15.10a


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