13th April 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex' & 47760
Stock Used 5171+5216+9104+13440+99352+99371+13320+1666+5236+5249

Route : 
1Z61 : West Brompton to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z63 : Bristol Temple Meads to West Brompton

Locos Route
47580 + 47760 West Brompton - Latchmere Jn - Clapham Junction - Balham - Streatham North Jn - Streatham South Jn - Mitcham Junction - Sutton - Cheam - Epsom - Leatherhead - Effingham Junction - Guildford - Haslemere - Petersfield - Havant - Farlington Jn - Cosham - Fareham - Botley - Eastleigh - Chandlers Ford - Romsey - Dean - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bradford Jn - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
47760 + 47580 Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - West Brompton

Notes : 
(1) John Clifford comments: When, first advertised, this tour was to be hauled 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'. Its overhaul was not complete so 34067 'Tangmere' was substituted. However this need some repair work so the diesels shown were used. On the day there were signal stops outside Sutton and Guildford on the outward journey to fit in with other trains. At Guildford we were held to allow SWTs late running 09.00 London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour to precede us. At Havant it was the turn of Southern, where we waited for 09.57 Littlehampton and the 09.33 Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour to go ahead. On the return there had been a signal problem in the Twerton (Bath) area which caused heavy delays. In fact some Bristol - London Paddington trains had been diverted via Badminton. As can be seen the train left slightly late but was over an hour adrift by the time I left it at Salisbury. We were held at Westbury to let the 16.30 Cardiff - Portsmouth Harbour go ahead.


47580+47760 passing Greenland Mill crossing, Bradford-on-Avon on the
 outward leg of the tour (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : John Clifford (joined the outward leg at Clapham Junction, returned to Salisbury)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Revised Actual   Booked Revised Actual
West Brompton 07.51d [P3] 07.51d [P3] 07.52   21.58a [P4] 22.14a [P4] 22.26
Latchmere Jn 07/54 07/54 07/56   21/54 22/10 22/23
Clapham Junction 08.00a ~ 08.05d [P17] [DS] 08.00a ~ 08.05d [P17] [DS] 07.59 ~ 08.07 [P17] [DS]   21.49a ~ 21.51d [P16] 22.05a ~ 22.07d [P16] 22.18 ~ 22.21
Balham 08/12 [P1] 08/12 [P1] 08/12 [P1] [DS]   21/42 [P2] 22/00 [P2] 22/14
Streatham North Jn 08/15 08/15 08/17   21/34 [US] 21/57 [US] 22/11
Streatham South Jn 08/17 08/17 08/18   21/30 21/56 22/09
Mitcham Junction 08/21 [P2] 08/21 [P2] 08/22 [P2]   21/25 [P1] 21/51 [P1] 22/03
Sig.VC??? - - 08.30 ~ 08.35   - - -
Sutton 08/30 [P2] 08/30 [P2] 08/36 [P2]   21/15 [P1] 21/45 [P1] 21/58
Cheam 08.35a ~ 08.39d 08.35a ~ 08.39d 08.38 ~ 08.40 [P2]   21.07a ~ 21.11d 21.38a ~ 21.41d ?
Epsom 08/50 [P1] 08/50 [P1] 08/46 [P1]   21/01 [P3] 21.29a ~ 21.32d [P3] 21/47?
Leatherhead 08.57a ~ 09.01d [P2] 08.57a ~ 09.01d [P2] 08.54 ~ 09.00 [P2]   20.53a ~ 20.56d [P1] 21.19a ~ 21.22d [P1] 21.37 ~ 21.40
Effingham Junction 09/10 [P2] 09/10 [P2] 09/08 [P2]   20/45 [P1] 21/12 [P1] 21/29
Sig.GD745 - - 09.24 ~ 09.29   - - -
Guildford 09.31a ~ 09.37d [P3] 09.31a ~ 09.37d [P3] 09.32 ~ 09.43 [P3]   20.31a ~ 20.33d [P3] 20.56a ~ 20.59d [P3] 21.15 ~ 21.16
Shalford Jn 09/40 09/40 09/46   20/23 20/52 21/08
Farncombe 09/43 [P2] 09/43 [P2] 09/49 [P2]   20/20 [P1] 20/49 [P1] 21/06
Haslemere 09.58a ~ 10.03d [P1] 09.58a ~ 10.03d [P1] 10.01 ~ 10.03 [P1]   19w49a ~ 20w11d [P3] 20.28a ~ 20.38d [P3] 20.54 ~ 20.56
Petersfield 10/19 [P2] 10/19 [P2] 10/15 [P2]   19/37 [P1] 20/15 [P1] 20/40
Havant 10/42 [P2] 10.41a ~ 10.43d [P2] 10.32 ~ 10.47 [P2]   19/24 [P1] 19.59a ~ 20.01d [P1] 20/21?
Farlington Jn 10/47 10/47 10/52   19/18 19/55 20/12
Cosham Jn 10*50 ~ 10*53 10*49 ~ 10*54 10/54   19/14 19/54 20/11
Cosham 10/54 [P1] 10/56 [P1] 10/57 [P1]   19/13 [P2] 19/51 [P2] 20/11
Fareham 11/07 [P1] 11/07 [P1] 11/07 [P1]   19/06 [P3] 19/43 [P3] 20/01
Fareham North Jn 11/08 11/08 11/09   19/05 19/24 ?
Botley 11/14 11/14 11/14 [P1]   18/59 19/17 19/52
Hedge End 11/17 11.19a ~ 11.23d [P1] 11.17 ~ 11.24 [P1]   18/56 19.10a ~ 19.14d [P2] 19/45?
Eastleigh South Jn 11/22 11/33 11.30 ~ 11.32   18/52 19/05 ?
Eastleigh 11.35 ~ 11.36 [P2] 11/35 [P2] 11/36 [P2]   18/50 [P2] 19.00a ~ 19.03d [P3] 19/39?
Eastleigh East Jn 11.38 ~ 11.42 11/36 11/37   18/39 18*40 ~ 18*58 ?
Chandlers Ford ? ? ?   18/35 ? 19/34
Romsey Sig.E883 11*50 ~ 11*55 11/48 [P2] 11/46 [P2]   - - -
Romsey 11/56 [P2] 11/48 [P2] 11/46 [P2]   18/25 [P1] 18/29 [P1] 19/27
Dean 12/07 [P2] 11/57 [P2] 11/54 [P2]   18/19 [P1] 18/20 [P1] 19/20
Tunnel Jn 12/19 12/06 12/02   18/08 18/09 19/10
Salisbury 12w24a ~ 12w44d [P4] 12.09a ~ 12.15d [P4] 12.06 ~ 12.15 [P4]   17w45a ~ 18w05d [P4] 17.52a ~ 18.05d [P4]  19.02 ~ 19.07 [P4]
Wilton Jn 12/48 12/19 12/19   17/41 17/48 18/56
Wishford 12/52 12/23 12/23   17/37 17/43 18/52
Wylye AHB 12/56 12/28 12/28   17/33 17/39 18/47
Upton Lovell 13/01 12/32 12/33   17/29 17/35 18/43
Warminster 13/08 [P1] 12/37 [P1] 12/38 [P1]   17/23 [P2] 17/30 [P2] 18/37 [P2]
Westbury 13*15 ~ 13*22 [P3] 12/44 [P1] 12/45 [P1]   17/17 [P1] 17/23 [P1] 18.09 ~ 18.25 [P1]
Westbury North Jn - - -   - - 17.53 ~ 18.06
Trowbridge 13/30 [P1] ? 12/50   17/11 [P2] ? 17/48
Bradford Jn 13/33 12/52 12/52   17/09 17/15 17/46
Bradford-on-Avon 13/35 [P1] ? 12/55   17/07 [P2] ? 17.30 ~ 17.42
Bathampton Jn 13/44 13/03 13/05   16/59 17/05 17/19
Bath Spa 13.48a ~ 13.52d [P1] 13.07a ~ 13.12d [P1] 13.09 ~ 13.13 [P1]   16.51a ~ 16.55d [P2] 16.55a ~ 17.00d [P2] 17.11 ~ 17.15 [P2]
North Somerset Jn 14/03 13/23 13/25   16/39 16/43 16/46
Bristol East Jn 14/04 [DM] 13/24 [UM] 13/27 [UM]   16/38 16/42 [DM] 16/45 [UM]
Bristol Temple Meads 14.06a [P12] 13.26a [P12] 13.28 [P12]   16.36d [P11] 16.41d [P15] 16.43 [P11]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z61 : (47580 + 47760) : Southall to West Brompton
5Z64 : (47760 + 47580) : West Brompton to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.41d 23.24a
Southall 06.51 ~ 07.11 22.54 ~ 23.14
Southall East Jn 07/12 22/52
West Ealing 07/15 22/48
Acton West 07/20 22/45
Acton Main Line 07/22 22.38 ~ 22.41
Acton Wells Jn 07/25 22/34
Willesden SW Sidings 07.28 ~ 07.35 22/32
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/39 22/28
North Pole Jn 07/40 22/27
Kensington Olympia 07/45 22/22
West Brompton 07.48a [P3] 22.19d [P4]

5Z62 : (47580 + 47760) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol West Jn
5Z63 : (47760 + 47580) : Bristol West Jn to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked Actual   Booked
Bristol Temple Meads 14.14d [P12] 13.40 [P12]   16.30a [P11]
Bristol West Jn 14.16a ?   16.28d


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