22nd December 2015

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express / White Cliffs Christmas Luncheon

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier'
Stock Used 35517+99371+3093+99352+1666+5236+5237+13440+9104+5222

Route :
1Z68 : London Victoria to Folkestone West
1Z69 : Folkestone West to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
45407 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane 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 - Ashford International - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Sandwich - Deal - Buckland Jn - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Folkestone West - Ashford International - Headcorn - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Petts Wood Jn - Bickley Jn - Bromley South - Shortlands Jn - Bellingham - Catford - Nunhead - Denmark Hill - Cambria Jn - Brixton - Voltaire Road Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria

Notes : 
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2) John Clifford comments: This tour was originally booked to be hauled by 70000 'Britannia', but this was not available. Then 61306 'Mayflower' was to substitute, however this had failed with a cracked driving wheel axle box. So the train ran with 45407 as shown.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 09.43d [P2] [FL] 09.43 [P2] [FL]   15.45a [P2] 15.44 [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/46 09/47   15/42 15/40 [FL]
Stewarts Lane Jn 09/48 09/50   - -
Factory Jn 09/53 [AL] 09.51 ~ 09.51 [AL]   - -
Voltaire Road Jn 09/55 09.54 ~ 09.56 [AL]   15/40 [FL] 15/37 [UF]
Brixton - -   15/38 15/35
Cambria Jn - -   15/33 15/33
Denmark Hill 10/00 [P2] 10/02 [P2]   15/31 [P3] 15/32 [P3]
Crofton Road Jn 10/01 10/03   15/30 15/31
Nunhead 10/04 [P2] 10/05 [P2]   15/27 [P1] 15/29 [P1]
Catford 10/11 ?   15/24 ?
Bellingham 10/15 10/11 [P2]   15/22 15/24 [P1]
Shortlands Jn 10/24 [DS] 10/14 [DS]   15/19 15/21
Bromley South 10.27a ~ 10.31d [P4] 10.17 ~ 10.31 [P4] [DS]   15.14a ~ 15.17d [P1] 15.15 ~ 15.18 [P1]
Bickley Jn 10/34 10/35 [DS]   15/11 [UF] 15/12 [UF]

 

Location Booked Actual
St Mary Cray Jn 10/36 10/36 [DS]
Sig. VS?? - 10.41 ~ 10.50
Swanley 10/52 [P4] 10/53 [P4]
Otford Jn 11/04 11/03
Maidstone East 11w24a ~ 11w40d [P2] 11w26 ~ 11w39 [P2]
Charing 11/58 11/57 [P2]
Ashford 'A' Jn 12/07 12/05
Ashford International 12/08 [P6] 12/08 [P6]
Wye 12/16 12/16
Canterbury West 12/37 [P2] 12/34 [P2]
Minster 12/53 12/53 [P1]
Minster South Jn 12/55 12/54
Sandwich 13/02 13/00 [P1]
Deal 13/09 13/05 [P1]
Buckland Jn 13/22 13/19
Dover Priory 13.24a ~ 13.26d [P1] 13/22 [P1]
Folkestone East 13/36 13/35
Folkestone Central 13/37 13/37 [P1]
Folkestone West 13w39a ~ 13w53d 13w38 ~ 13w53 [P1]
Saltwood Jn 13/57 14/01
Ashford International 14/09 [UM] 14/13 [UM]
Headcorn 14/22 [UM] 14/24 [UM]
Paddock Wood 14/37 [UM] 14/36 [UM]
Tonbridge 14/45 [UF] 14/45 [UF]
Sevenoaks 14/56 [P1] 14/58 [P1]
Orpington 15/06 [P2] [UF] 15/06 [P2] [UF]
Petts Wood Jn 15/09 [UFV] 15/09 [UFV]

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z68 : (45407 with 47580 on rear) : Southall to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z68 : (47580 with 45407 on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to London Victoria
5Z69 : (47580 with 45407 on rear) : London Victoria to Southall

Location Booked Actual   Booked
Southall Depot 07.29d     18.58a
Southall Yard 07.39 ~ 07.49     18.38 ~ 18.48
Southall East Jn 07/52     18/36
Hanwell Bridge Loop -     17*08 ~ 18*34 [GL]
Hanwell ?     17/05
West Ealing 07/55     ?
Acton West 07/57     17/00
Acton Main Line 08*01 ~ 08*26 [GL]     16/58
Acton Wells Jn 08/29     16/48
Acton Canal Wharf ?     -
Willesden No.7 Jn 08.32 ~ 08.37     -
Willesden SW Sidings -     16/46
Willesden West London Jn 08/39     -
Mitre Bridge Jn 08/43     16/42
North Pole Jn 08/44     16/41
Kensington Olympia 08.49 ~ 08.51 [P3]     16/37 [DM]
West Brompton ?     16.31 ~ 16.33 [P4]
Latchmere Jn 08/58     16/27
Longhedge Jn 09/06     16/12
Stewarts Lane Jn 09/09     16/09
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/12     16/07
London Victoria 09.16a [P2] 09.17 [P2]   16.04d [P2]


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