23rd April 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37706 & 47760
Stock Used 5171+5216+9104+13440+99352+99371+13320+1666+5236+5249

Route :
1Z44 : London Paddington to Stratford-upon-Avon
1Z46 : Stratford-upon-Avon to London Paddington

Locos Route
37706 + 47760 London Paddington - Acton Main Line - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Goring & Streatley - Didcot East Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Aynho Jn - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Warwick - Hatton - Claverdon - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
37706 + 47760 Stratford-upon-Avon - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes : 
(1) This tour was originally advertised to be hauled by 6201 'Princess Elizabeth', but its overhaul was not finished in time. 45699 'Galatea' was to substitute, however it was not available either, so the train ran as shown above.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 10.15d [P1] 10.17   21.54a [P1] 22.01 [P1]
Ladbroke Grove 10/17 10/22   21/49 21/55
Acton West 10/23 10/26   21/45 21/51
West Ealing 10/25 ?   21/43 ?
Southall 10/29 [P1] 10/34   21/41 [P2] 21/47
Heathrow Airport 10/33 10/38   21/39 21/44
Dolphin Jn 10/49 ?   21/26 ?
Slough 10.53a ~ 10.56d [P4] 10.52 ~ 10.55   21.09a ~ 21.23d [P5] 21.07 ~ 21.10
Maidenhead 11/06 [P3] 11/05   20/58 [P4] 20/59
Twyford 11.14a ~ 11.17d [P3] 11.14 ~ 11.14   20.48a ~ 20.51d [P4] 20.48 ~ 20.50
Kennet Bridge Jn 11/27 11/23   20/42 20/40
Reading 11.30a ~ 11.48d [P12] 11.25 ~ 11.48   20.37a ~ 20.40d [P15] 20.34 ~ 20.39
Goring & Streatley 11/58 [P3] 11/58   20/25 [P2] 20/19
Didcot East Jn 12/12 12/09   20/19 20/12
Didcot North Jn 12/17 12/14   20/16 20/11
Kennington Jn 12/24 12/24   20/07 20/04
Oxford [U&DPL] - -   20*00 ~ 20*04 ?
Oxford 12.29a ~ 12.32d [P2] 12.33 ~ 12.37 [P2]   19.55a ~ 19.57d [P1] 19.55 ~ 19.59
Oxford North Jn 12*37 ~ 12*47 12.42 ~ 12.46   19/53 19/53
Wolvercote Jn 12/51 12/49   19/52 19/51
Heyford 12/58 [P2] 13/00   19/45 [P1] 19/44
Aynho Jn 13/06 13/05   19/40 19/38
Banbury 13/13 [P2] 13/11   19/35 [P3] 19/34
Fenny Compton 13/20 13/21   19/21 19/26
Leamington Spa 13.36a ~ 13.39d [P2] 13.31 ~ 13.36 [P2]   19/08 [UM] 19/11 [UM]
Warwick 13/42 13/40   19.01a ~ 19.04d [P2] 19.02 ~ 19.06
Hatton 13/49 [P3] 13/50 [P3]   18*45 ~ 18*55 [P3] 18.43 ~ 18.55
Hatton West Jn 13*50 ~ 13*57 ? ~ 13.57   18/43 18/40
Claverdon 14/00 ?   18/39 18/38
Bearley Jn 14/06 14/05   18/30 18/32
Stratford-upon-Avon 14.14a [P1] 14.12   18.24d [P1] 18.24


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