15th July 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37685 'Loch Arkaig', 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 34046 'Braunton' (3)
Stock Used (4) (35451)+5200+9104+13440+99352+13320+1666+5236+5249+5237+99127

Route :
1Z34 : London Victoria to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z36 : Bristol Temple Meads to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
37685 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Ascot - Wokingham - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - Hawkeridge Jn - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
34046 (2) Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes : 
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) 37685 on rear.
(3) 34046 running numbered / named as 34052 'Lord Dowding'.
(4) 35451 was only in the consist when 34046 was on the train.
(5) The outward leg of this tour was diesel hauled due to the failure of the G.S.M.R. (cab radio) on 34046.
(5) Guy Vincent comments: The locos also carried a 'B.S.R.I.A. Diamond Express' headboard for B.S.R.I.A. Ltd of Old Bracknell Lane West, Bracknell (Research and Consultancy Services / Test Instruments for the Building and Construction Industry). They had a block booking on this train to celebrate their Diamond Jubilee 1955-2015 (slightly late!).


37685 passing Greenland Mill crossing, Bradford-on-Avon on the outward
leg of the tour (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 08.43d [P2] 08.44 22.01a [P2] ?
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/47 [FL] ? 21/58 [SL] ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/53 [RVL] ? 21/51 [RVL] ?
Longhedge Jn 09/04 ? 21/42 ?
Clapham Junction 09/08 [P5] [DF] 09/13 21/38 [P3] 21/36
Barnes 09/16 [P3] 09/19 21/30 [P1] [US] 21/22
Brentford 09/26 [P2] 09/30 21/14 [P1] 21/12
Hounslow 09.34a ~ 09.40d [P2] 09.38 ~ 09.41 21.05a ~ 21.09d [P1] 21.02 ~ 21.03
Feltham Jn 09/46 09/48 20/58 20/57
Feltham 09/50 [P2] 09/52 20/56 [P1] 20/54
Staines 10/01 [P2] 10/00 20/49 [P1] 20/47
Egham 10.07a ~ 10.10d [P2] 10.06 ~ 10.11 20.38a ~ 20.42d [P1] 20.37 ~ 20.40
Virginia Water 10/17 [P2] 10/15 20/32 [P1] 20/33
Ascot 10/25 [P2] 10/23 20/23 [P1] 20/26
Bracknell 10.31a ~ 10.34d [P2] 10.30 ~ 10.34 20.15a ~ 20.18d [P1] 20.16 ~ 20.22
Wokingham 10/41 [P2] 10/40 20/08 [P1] 20/09
Earley 10/46 10/46 20/02 20/04
Reading Spur Jn 10/49 10/49 19/58 20/01
Reading New Jn 10/57 [DM] 10/56 - -
Reading Southern Jn - - 19/56 20/00
Reading 10.59a ~ 11.02d [P7] [WL] 10.57 ~ 11.02 19.51a ~ 19.54d [P15] 19.54 ~ 19.58
Oxford Road Jn 11/05 11/04 - -
Southcote Jn 11/07 11/07 - -
Theale 11/13 ? - -
Newbury Racecourse 11/31 ? - -
Newbury 11.33a ~ 11.50d [P1] 11.27 ~ 11.49 [P1] - -
Bedwyn 12/10 [P1] 12/06 - -
Woodborough 12/22 12/18 - -
Lavington 12/29 12/24 - -
Heywood Road Jn 12/39 12/35 - -
Hawkeridge Jn 12/42 12/38 - -
Trowbridge 12/48 [P1] 12/44 - -
Bradford Jn 12/51 12/45 - -
Reading West Jn - - 19/48 [UR] 19/50
Goring & Streatley - - 19/39 [UR] 19/42 [UM]
Didcot East Jn - - 19/30 [UR] 19/33
Didcot Parkway - - 19/29 [P4] 19/33 [P3]
Foxhall Jn - - 19/26 19/26
Milton Jn - - 19w03 ~ 19w22 ? ~ 19.23
Steventon - - 18/59 [RL] 19/00
Wantage Road - - 18/55 18/55
Challow - - 18/47 [UR] 18/49
Uffington - - 18/44 18/46
Swindon - - 18/33 [UM] 18/37
Wootton Bassett Jn - - 18/25 18/28
Chippenham - - 18/13 18/11
Thingley East Jn - - 18/12 18/10
Bathampton Jn 13/04 12/57 18/01 18/00
Bath Spa 13.07a ~ 13.12d [P1] 13.03 ~ 13.08 17.53a ~ 17.56d [P2] 17.52 ~ 17.56 [P2]
North Somerset Jn 13/26 13/21 17/39 17/40
Bristol East Jn 13/28 [DM] 13/27 17/38 [UM] 17/39
Bristol Temple Meads 13.30a [P12] 13.29 17.36d [P11] 17.37 [P11]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z34 : (47746 with 37685 on rear) : Southall to London Victoria
5Z37 : (37685 with 34046 on rear) : London Victoria to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z37 : (34046 with 37685 on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.05d 00.43a
Southall Yard 06.15 ~ 06.30 00.18 ~ 00.33
Southall East Jn 06/31 00/16
West Ealing 06/34 00/07
Acton West 06/39 00/01
Acton Main Line 06/42 23/56
Acton Wells Jn 06/47 23/53
Willesden SW Sidings 06.51 ~ 07.33 -
Acton Canal Wharf - 23/48
Willesden No.7 Jn - 23.35 ~ 23.45
Willesden West London Jn - 23/32
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/38 23/29
North Pole Jn 07/40 23/27
Kensington Olympia 07.46 ~ 07.48 23.20 ~ 23.22
West Brompton 07/50 23/16
Latchmere Jn 07/54 23/12
Longhedge Jn 07/57 23/08
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/03 22/52
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/09 22/48
London Victoria 08.13a [P2] 22.44d [P2]

5Z?? : (34046 with 35451) Southall to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Revised Actual
Southall Depot ?d ?
Didcot Parkway ? [P3]
Bristol Temple Meads ?a ?

5Z35 : (37685 with 47746 on rear) Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol West Jn
5Z36 : (34046 with 37685 on rear) Bristol West Jn to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Temple Meads 13.36d [P12] 17.24a [P11]
Bristol West Jn 13.39a 17.21d

5Z44 : (34046) Bristol West Jn -North Somerset Jn - Lawrence Hill - Bristol West Jn
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Bristol West Jn 14.14d
Bristol Temple Meads 14/16 [DT]
Bristol East Jn 14/18
North Somerset Jn 14.20 ~ 14.24
Bristol Kingsland Road 14.29 ~ 16.11
North Somerset Jn 16.15 ~ 16.17
Dr Day's Jn 16/19
Lawrence Hill 16.21 ~ 16.23
Dr Day's Jn 16/25
Bristol East Jn 16/27
Bristol Temple Meads 16.29 ~ 16.36 [P8]
Bristol West Jn 16.39a


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