2nd April 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47245, 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 45699 'Galatea'
Stock Used (3) (80217)+5236+1666+13320+99371+99352+13440+9104+5216+5171

Route :
1Z61 : London Euston to Chester
1Z63 : Chester to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
47245 + 47580 London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton & Trent Valley) - Crewe
45699 (1) Crewe - Nantwich - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury (1)
45699 (1) (1) Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Chirk - Wrexham General - Saltney Jn - Chester
47245 (1) Chester - Crewe - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Northampton) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2) 45699 on rear.
(3) 80217 was only in the consist when 45699 was on the train.
(4) This tour was originally advertised to be hauled by 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' from London Euston to Chester and return, but its overhaul was not finished in time. 34067 'Tangmere' was to substitute, however it was not available either, so the train ran as shown above.
(1) Timed under headcode 1Z61 the train was reversed at Shrewsbury, without passengers, as follows;
45699 (1) : Shrewsbury - Abbey Foregate Jn
47580 (2) : Abbey Foregate Jn - English Bridge Jn - Sutton Bridge Jn
45699 (1) : Sutton Bridge Jn - English Bridge Jn - Shrewsbury

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Euston 08.14d [P2] 08.14 [P2]   21.33a [P2] 21.23
Camden South Jn 08/18 08/17   21/29 21/20
Camden Jn 08/19 08/18   21/28 21/19
Willesden West London Jn 08/23 08/23   21/23 21/16
Wembley Central 08/26 08/26   21/18 21/13
Harrow & Wealdstone 08/30 08/28   21/15 21/11
Watford Junction 08/35 [P8] 08/33   21/08 [P9] 21/03
Bourne End Jn 08/44 08/42   21/00 20/56
Tring 08/53 [P3] 08/51   20.38 ~ 20.53 [P4] 20.36 ~ 20.49
Ledburn Jn 09/01 08/56   20/27 20/29
Bletchley 09/08 [P3] 09/04   20/18 [P4] 20/21
Milton Keynes Central 09.13a ~ 09.16d [P3] 09.07 ~ 09.16   20/14 [P1] 19/59
Hanslope Jn 09/23 09/23   20/07 19/53
Northampton 09.35a ~ 09.41d [P3] 09.33 ~ 09.41   19.46a ~ 19.50d [P1] 19.38 ~ 19.42
Long Buckby 09/54 09/53   19/31 19/26
Daventry North Jn 10/05 09/57   19/24 19/22
Hillmorton Jn 10/08 10/00   19/20 19/18
Rugby 10.10a ~ 10.13d [P2] 10.02 ~ 10.13   19.14a ~ 19.17d [P6] 19.05 ~ 19.16
Trent Valley Jn 10/15 10/15   19/12 19/03
Newbold Jn 10/19 10/16   19/10 ?
Brinklow 10/32 10/21   19/06 ?
Attleborough Jn 10/38 10/27   18/57 ?
Nuneaton 10.41a ~ 10.44d [P2] 10.30 ~ 10.44   18.50a ~ 18.54d [P5] 18.40 ~ 18.40
Amington Jn 10/56 10/56   18/36 18/28
Lichfield Trent Valley 11.02a ~ 11.05d [P1] 11.02 ~ 11.06   18.24a ~ 18.28d [P2] 18.18 ~ 18.21
Rugeley North Jn 11/14 11/15   18/13 18/10
Colwich 11/19 11/18   18/08 18/06
Trent Valley Jn  11/24 11/25   17/56 ?
Stafford 11/25 [P5] 11/27   17/55 [P4] 17/56
Searchlight Lane Jn 11/31 11/33   - -
Norton Bridge - -   17/46 17/42
Madeley 11/40 11/43   17/34 17/33
Basford Hall Jn 11/48 11/48   17/29 17/26
Crewe 11L52a ~ 12L26d [P12] 11.53 ~ 12.26 [P12]   17.10a ~ 17.22d [P12] 17.08 ~ 17.22 [P12]

 

Location Booked Actual
Crewe Gresty Lane 12/29 12/29
Nantwich 12/35 12/35
Whitchurch 12/45 ?
Prees 12/50 ?
Wem 12/53 13/02
Harlescott LC 13/03 ?
Shrewsbury 13/08 [P7] ? ~ 13.52 [P7]
Abbey Foregate Jn 13.12 ~ 13.18 13.55 ~ 14.01
English Bridge Jn 13/21 14/04
Sutton Bridge Jn 13.23 ~ 13.28 14.06 ~ 14.11
English Bridge Jn 13/31 14/19
Shrewsbury 13/37 [P4] ? ~ 14.34 [P4]
Gobowen 14/03 15/02
Chirk 14w08 ~ 14w25 ?
Ruabon 14/33 ?
Wrexham General 14/42 [P2] 15/43
Saltney Jn 15/01 15/56
Chester South Jn 15/03 ?
Chester 15.05a [P4] ~ 16.46d [P4] 16.00 [P4] ~ 16.46
Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 16/57 16/57
Crewe Steel Works 17/05 17/04

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z61 : (33207 with 47580 + 47245 on rear) : Southall to London Euston
5Z64 : (47580 with 47245 on rear?) : London Euston to Wembley Yard
5Z64 : (47245 with 47580 on rear?) : Wembley Yard to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 05.54d 23.47a
Southall 06.04 ~ 06.10 23.22 ~ 23.37
Southall East Jn 06/12 23/20
West Ealing 06/15 23/16
Acton West 06/19 23.10 ~ 23.13
Acton Main Line 06/22 23/06
Acton Wells Jn 06/25 23/03
Willesden SW Sidings 06.29 ~ 07.29 -
Acton Canal Wharf - 22/58
Willesden No.7 Jn - 22/56
Wembley Yard - 22.32 ~ 22.47
Harlesden Jn - 22/10
Willesden West London Jn 07/32 22/09
Camden Jn 07/38 22/04
Camden South Jn 07/40 22/03
London Euston 07.43a [P2] 22.00d [P2]

5Z60 : (45699 with 80217) : Carnforth Steamtown to Crewe

Location Booked
Carnforth Steamtown 06.30
Carnforth H.S. 06.39 ~ 06.44
Carnforth 06.50 ~ 06.52
Carnforth North Jn 06/56
Carnforth U&DGL 06.58 ~ 07.01
Morecambe South Jn 07/10
Lancaster 07/14
Garstang & Catteral 07/26
Preston 07.40 ~ 07.42
Farington Jn 07/47
Euxton Jn 07/51
Balshaw Lane 07/55
Wigan North Western 08/04
Wigan South Jn 08/06
Springs Branch Jn 08/08
Golborne Jn 08/20
Winwick Jn 08/23
Dallam Jn 08/26
Warrington Bank Quay 08/28
Acton Grange Jn 08/31
Weaver Jn 08/37
Acton Bridge 08/39
Hartford Jn 08/41
Winsford 08/46
Crewe Coal Yard 08/58
Crewe 09.06a [P12]

0Z63 : (47245) : Crewe to Chester

Location Booked
Crewe 12.38d
Chester ?a

5Z62 : (45699 with 47580 on rear) : Chester - Chester East Jn - Chester Reception Siding (cancelled)

Location Booked
Chester 15.21d [P4]
Chester East Jn 15.22 ~ 15.26
Chester Reception Siding 15.30 ~ 16.25
Chester East Jn 16.27 ~ 16.31
Chester 16.34a [P4]

5Z70 : (45699 with 80217) : Chester to Carnforth Steamtown

Location Booked
Chester 17.10d [UDG]
Mickle Trafford 17/16
Helsby 17/25
Frodsham 17/31
Runcorn East 17/37
Acton Grange Jn 17/46
Warrington Bank Quay 17/49
Dallam Jn 17/51
Winwick Jn 17/54
Golborne Jn 17/56
Springs Branch Jn 18/02
Wigan South Jn 18/05
Wigan North Western 18/07
Balshaw Lane 18/17
Euxton Jn 18/20
Farington Jn 18/23
Preston 18.28 ~ 18.29
Garstang & Catteral 18/40
Oubeck Loop 18*49 ~ 19*14 [GL]
Lancaster 19/19
Morecambe South Jn 19/22
Carnforth U&DGL 19/27
Carnforth North Jn 19/28
Carnforth 19.30 ~ 19.32
Carnforth H.S. 19.34 ~ 19.39
Carnforth Steamtown 19.50a


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