16th December 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37518 & 47580 'County of Essex'
Stock Used 5222+5216+9104+13440+5237+5236+1666+99352+3093+99371

Route : 
1Z69 : London Kings Cross to York
1Z71 : York to London Kings Cross

Loco(s) Route
47580 (1) London Kings Cross - Finsbury Park - Alexandra Palace - Gordon Hill - Hertford North - Stevenage - (via ECML) - York
37518 (2) York - (reverse of outward route) - London Kings Cross

Notes : 
(1) 37518 on rear.
(2) 47580 on rear.
(3) 37518 & 47580 'County of Essex' replaced 61306 'Mayflower', which was failed due to a cracked driving wheel axle box.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Kings Cross 07.25d [P2] 07.25   21.47a [P1] 21.35
Belle Isle 07/27 07/26   21/45 21/32
Holloway South Jn 07/30 07/28   21*34 ~ 21*42 21/31?
Finsbury Park 07/31 [P6] 07/31   21/29 [P3] 21/27
Alexandra Palace 07/36 [P4] 07/38   21/24 [P1] 21/19
Gordon Hill 07/48 [P3] 07/45   21/08 [P2] 21/06
Hertford North 08.02a ~ 08.04d [P2] 08.00 ~ 08.04   20.43a ~ 20.54d [P2] 20.45 ~ 20.51
Langley Jn 08/16 08/20   20/32 20/30
Stevenage 08/21 [P4] [DS] 08/23   20/30 [P1] 20/27
Hitchin 08.28a ~ 08.30d [P2] [DS] 08.29 ~ 08.34   20.25a ~ 20.27d [P1] [US] 20.16 ~ 20.19
Sandy 08/50 [P2] [DS] 08/51   20/00 [P1] [US] 19/57
Huntingdon 09.12a ~ 09.15d [P3] 09.05 ~ 09.14 [P3]   19.40a ~ 19.42d [P2] 19.38 ~ 19.42 [P2]
Connington South Jn 09/24 ?   19/31 19/28
Holme Jn 09w26 ~ 09w44 ? ~ 09.43   19/29 ?
Fletton Jn 09/53 09/51   19/21 ?
Peterborough 10.05a ~ 10.09d [P4] 10.03 ~ 10.09   19.16a ~ 19.19d [P2] 19.08 ~ 19.12
Helpston Jn 10/19 10/16   19/05 18/48
Tallington Jn 10/24 10/21   18/59 18/45
Stoke Jn 10/46 10/43   18/43 18/31
Grantham 10/52 [P2] 10/52   18/37 [P1] 18/26
Claypole Loop 11*04 ~ 11*18 11.03 ~ 11.14   18/28 18/10
Newark North Gate 11/24 [P1] 11/21   18.10 ~ 18.22 [P3] 18/04?
Newark Flat Crossing 11/26 11/22   18/07 18/02
Retford 11.41a ~ 11.43d [P2] 11.37 ~ 11.42   17w23 ~ 17w46 [P1] 17.23 ~ 17.40
Babworth Loop 11w46 ~ 12w10 ?   - -
Loversall Carr Jn 12/23 12/21   17/04 17/08
Black Carr Jn - -   16/57 16/59
Potteric Carr Jn - -   16/56 16/58
Doncaster 12.27 ~ 12.33 [P4] 12.27 ~ 12.35   16/52 [P3] 16/54
Shaftholme Jn 12/40 12/42   16/45 16/45
Temple Hirst Jn 12/54 12/55   16/38 16/37
Hambleton North Jn 13/00 13/02   16/32 16/32
Colton Jn 13/08 13/09   16/25 16/26
York 13.16a [P10] 13.15 [P10]   16.18d [P10] 16.19


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z68 : (47580 with 37518 on rear) : Southall to Hornsey
5Z68 : (37518 with 47580 on rear) : Hornsey to London Kings Cross
5Z72 : (47580 with 37518 on rear) : London Kings Cross to Hornsey
5Z72 : (37518 with 47580 on rear) : Hornsey to Hayes & Harlington
5Z72 : (47580 with 37518 on rear) : Hayes & Harlington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 05.23d 00.46a
Southall Yard 05.33 ~ 05.43 00.31 ~ 00.36
Southall West Jn - 00/28
Hayes & Harlington Loop - 00.19 ~ 00.26
Southall West Jn - 00/17
Southall - 00/11
West Ealing 05/51 00/06
Acton West 05/54 00/04
Acton Main Line 05/57 23.57 ~ 00.01
Acton Wells Jn 06/00 23/53
Willesden Junction HL 06/05 23/45
Kensal Green Jn 06/07 23/43
Gospel Oak 06/19 23/30
Junction Road Jn 06/22 -
Upper Holloway 06/24 -
Harringay Park Jn 06/28 -
Camden Road Jn - 23/26
Camden Road Central Jn - 22.42 ~ 23.23
York Way North Jn - 22/41
Copenhagen Jn - 22/40
Holloway South Jn - 22.35 ~ 22.37
Finsbury Park - 22/32
Hornsey Sig. K440 06.33 ~ 06.43 22.19 ~ 22.26
Harringay 06/46 ?
Finsbury Park 06/48 22/15
Holloway South Jn 06/50 22/11
Belle Isle 06/53 22/07
London Kings Cross 06.56a [P2] 22.05d [P1]

5Z69 : (37518 with 47580 on rear) : York to Holgate Sidings
5Z71 : (47580 with 37518 on rear) : Holgate Sidings to York

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
York 13.32d [P10] 15.56a [P10]
Holgate Sidings 13.36a 15.50d

5Z70 : (61306) : York - York N.R.M. - York Thrall - Holgate Sidings - York
(Loco turning trip) (cancelled)

Location Booked
York 13.25d
York N.R.M. 13.44 ~ 14.13
Holgate Sidings 14.27 ~ 14.36
York Yard North Jn 14.43 ~ 14.46
York Thrall Turntable 14.52 ~ 15.30
York Yard North Jn 15.35 ~ 15.38
Holgate Sidings 15.46 ~ 16.00
York 16.03a


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