28th May 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 60103 'Flying Scotsman'
Stock Used 99953+5249+5236+1666+13320+99371+99352+13440+9104+5200+5171+5222

Route :
1Z60 : London Paddington to Salisbury
1Z82 : Salisbury to Salisbury
1Z62 : Salisbury to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
60103 (1) London Paddington - Acton Main Line - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury
60103 (1) Salisbury - Dean - Romsey - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Eastleigh - Chandlers Ford - Romsey - Dean - Laverstock South Jn - Laverstock North Jn
47580 (2) Laverstock North Jn - Salisbury
60103 (1) Salisbury - Andover - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Bramley - Southcote Jn - Reading - Twyford - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall - Hanwell - Drayton Green - Greenford South Jn - Greenford East Jn - Park Royal - Old Oak Common West - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2) 60103 on rear.
(3) This tour was originally advertised to run from London Paddington via Bristol to Bishops Lydeard.
(4) The return leg was delayed by a lineside fire in the former 'British Rail Staff Association' building at Salisbury station.


60103 passing Woodborough, on the outward leg (photo: Steve Moore)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.34d [P10] 08.34 [P1]
Ladbroke Grove 08/39 [RL] 08/38
Acton Main Line 08/43 ?
Acton West 08/45 [DR] 08/43
Southall East Jn 08/51 [DR-DM] 08/51
Southall 08/52 [DM] 08/53
Heathrow Airport Jn 08/58 [DM] 08/57
Stockley Jn 08/59 [DM-DR] 08/58
Slough 09/10 [P4] [DR] 09/06
Maidenhead 09/17 [P3] [DR] 09/14
Twyford 09/24 [P3] 09/22
Kennet Bridge Jn 09/30 [RL] 09/28
Reading 09.32a ~ 09.34d [P12] [DFR] 09.31 ~ 09.35 [P12]
Oxford Road Jn 09/40 09/40
Southcote Jn 09/41 09/42
Theale 09/47 ?
Newbury Racecourse 10w07 ~ 10w24 [P3] 09.59 ~ ? [P3]
Newbury 10/27 [P1] 10/26
Bedwyn 10/42 [P1] 10/41
Woodborough 10/58 10/56
Lavington 11/05 11/03
Heywood Road Jn 11/12 11/10
Westbury 11.14a ~ 11.16d [P1] 11.12 ~ ?
Warminster 11/27 11/20
Upton Lovell 11/34 11/26
Wylye LC 11/41 11/30
Wishford 11/46 11/33
Wilton Jn 11/52 11/38
Salisbury 11.57a [P4] ~ 15.02d [P4] 11.47 [P4] ~ 15.02 [P?]
Tunnel Jn 15/07 15/05
Dean 15/20 ?
Romsey 15/30 [P1] 15/30
Redbridge 15/40 [P1] 15/38
Southampton Central 15/50 [UF] [P1] 15/49
Northam Jn 15/53 [UF] 15/52
St Denys 15/55 [P1] 15/57
Southampton Airport Parkway 15/59 [P1] [UF] 16/00 [P1]
Eastleigh 16/03 [P1] 16/04
Eastleigh East Jn 16/04 ?
Eastleigh Sig.E97 16.06 ~ 16.36 ?
Chandlers Ford ? ?
Romsey 16/57 [P2] 16/37
Dean 17/09 16/45
Laverstock South Jn 17/25 16/57
Laverstock North Jn 17.27 ~ 17.30 ? ~ 17.03
Tunnel Jn 17/32 17/04
Salisbury 17.35a [P4] ~ 18.28d [P4] 17.07 [P?] ~ 18.56 [P4]
Tunnel Jn 18/31 18/59
Andover 18/51 [P1] 19/25
Worting Jn 19/12 [US] 19/41
Basingstoke 19w16 ~ 19w30 [P4] 19.45 ~ 20.04
Bramley 19/37 20/11
Southcote Jn 19/51 20/20
Oxford Road Jn 19/53 [DFR] 20/22
Reading 19.58a ~ 20.07d [P14] [UR] 20.25 ~ 20.28
Kennet Bridge Jn 20/10 [UR] 20/30
Twyford 20/14 [P4] 20/36
Maidenhead 20/26 [P4] [UR] 20/43
Slough 20/36 [P5] [UR] 20/50
Stockley Jn 20/48 [UR-UM] 20/59
Heathrow Airport Jn 20/49 [UM] 21/01
Southall 20/54 [UM] 21/04
Southall East Jn 20/55 [UM-UR] 21/05
Hanwell 20/59 21/06
Drayton Green 21/04 21/10
Castle Bar Park 21/07 21/11
Greenford South Jn 21/15 21/19
Greenford East Jn 21/17 21/20
Park Royal 21/26 21/29
Old Oak Common West 21/29 [RL] 21/32
Ladbroke Grove 21/34 [RL] 21/38
London Paddington 21.39a [P1] 21.43


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z60 : (47580 with 60103 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z63 : (47580 with 60103 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 07.26d 22.55a
Southall 07.36 ~ 07.46 22.33 ~ 22.44
Southall East Jn 07/47 22/32
Acton West 07/52 22/25
Acton Main Line ? ?
Ladbroke Grove 07/58 22/20
London Paddington 08.02a [P10] 22.1d [P1]

5Z61 : (60103 with 47580 on rear) : Salisbury to Salisbury East Yard

Location Revised
Salisbury 12.18d [P4]
Salisbury Sig.SY240 12.19 ~ 12.23
Salisbury Reception Line 12.27 ~ 13.55 [P1]
Salisbury East Yard 14.01a

5Z82 : (47580 with 60103 on rear) : Salisbury East Yard to Salisbury

Location Revised
Salisbury East Yard 14.43d
Salisbury 14.46a [P4]


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