24th July 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37685 'Loch Arkaig', 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 34046 'Braunton' (2)
Stock Used (3) (35451)+5171+5200+9104+13440+99351+13320+1666+5236+5249

Route :
1Z82 : London Victoria to Faversham
1Z84 : Faversham to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
34046 + 37685 (1) (4) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Beckenham Junction - Shortlands Jn - Bromley South - Bickley Jn - Swanley - Otford Jn - Borough Green & Wrotham - Maidstone East - Charing - Ashford International - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Sandwich - Deal
47746  Deal - Sandwich - Minster South Jn - Minster East Jn - Ramsgate - Margate - Herne Bay - Whitstable - Faversham
47746  Faversham - (reverse of outward route) - Deal
34046 + 37685 (1) (4) Deal -  (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes : 
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) 34046 running numbered / named as 34052 'Lord Dowding'.
(3) 35451 was only in the consist when 34046 was on the train.
(4) It is reported that 37685 failed during the outward leg of the tour.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 10.00d [P2] 09.59 22.15a [P2]  22.14
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 10/04 [FL] ? 22/10 ?
Voltaire Road Jn 10/07 10/05 22/09 [FL] 22/07
Brixton 10/10 10/07 22/07 22/06
Herne Hill 10/13 [P3] 10/10 22/05 [P2] 22/05
Beckenham Junction 10/20 10/21 21/55 21/59
Shortlands Jn 10/21 [DF] 10/25 21/53 21/58
Bromley South 10.25a ~ 10.28d [P2] 10.30 ~ 10.34 [P2] 21.46a ~ 21.49d [P3] 21.51 ~ 21.55
Bickley Jn 10/32 10/38 21/42 21/48
St Mary Cray Jn 10/33 10/40 21/41 21/47
Swanley 10/40 [P2] 10/45 21/35 [P3] [SL] 21/43
Otford Jn 10/52 10/55 21/26 21/34
Borough Green & Wrotham 11.00a ~ 11.03d 11.03 ~ 11.07 21.16a ~ 21.19d 21.18 ~ 21.23
Maidstone East 11/17 [P2] 11/19 21/02 [P1] 21/04
Bearsted 11/20 ? 20/58 20/59
Hollingbourne 11/23 ? 20/55 ?
Harrietsham 11/27 ? 20w40 ~ 20w52 ?
Lenham 11/29 ? 20/37 ?
Charing 11w35 ~ 11w47 ? 20/32 ?
Ashford International 11/58 [P5] 12/55 20/23 [DM] 20/27
Wye 12/07 ? 20/15 ?
Canterbury West 12.20a ~ 12.25d [P2] 13.17 ~ 13.18 19.56a ~ 20.01d [P1] 19.53 ~ 20.03
Minster 12/44 13/39 [P2] 19/38 19/36
Minster South Jn 12.51 ? 19/36 ?
Sandwich 13/00 13/55 19/28 19.28
Deal 13.04a ~ 13.19d [P1] 14.03 ~ ? [P1] 19.05a ~ 19.21d 19.08 ~ ?
Sandwich 13/26 14/23 18/59 19/01
Minster South Jn 13/32 ? 18/54 ?
Minster East Jn 13/34 ? 18/53 ?
Ramsgate 13/39 [P3] 14/35 18/46 [P1] 18/48
Margate 13.49a ~ 13.51d [P3] 14.43 ~ 14.46 [P3] 18.35a ~ 18.38d [P1] 18.35 ~ 18.37 [P1]
Herne Bay 14/03 [P1] 14/56 18/21 [P2] 18/22
Whitstable 14.06a ~ 14.09d 15.01 ~ 15.05 18.12a ~ 18.17d 18.13 ~ 18.17
Faversham 14.20a [P2] 15.16 18.02d [P4] 18.04


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z82 : (47746 with 37685 + 34046 on rear) : Southall to London Victoria
5Z85 : (47746 with 37685 + 34046 on rear) : London Victoria to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 08.24d 23.37a
Southall 08.34 ~ 08.39 23.22 ~ 23.27
Southall East Jn 08/40 23/21
West Ealing 08/44 ?
Acton West 08/47 23/16
Acton Main Line 08/50 23.06 ~ 23.12
Acton Wells Jn 08/54 23/03
Willesden SW Sidings 08.57 ~ 09.04 23/01
Mitre Bridge Jn 09/09 22/57
North Pole Jn 09/10 22/56
Kensington Olympia 09/13 22/52
West Brompton 09.17 ~ 09.19 22.46 ~ 22.48
Latchmere Jn 09/24 22/40
Longhedge Jn 09/26 22/38
Stewarts Lane Jn 09/28 22/35
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/30 22/33
London Victoria 09.35a [P2] 22.30d [P2]

5Z46 : (34046) : Deal - Ramsgate - Minster - Deal
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Deal 14.50d
Minster South Jn 15/11
Ramsgate 15.23 ~ 15.29
Minster 15.36 ~ 15.39
Minster South Jn 15/52
Deal 16.07a

5Z83 : (47746) : Faversham to Sittingbourne
5Z84 : (47746) : Sittingbourne to Faversham

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Faversham 14.33d [P2] 17.49a [P4]
Sittingbourne 14/42 -
Sittingbourne Sig.EV46 14.44 ~ 14.55 -
Sittingbourne [Down Goods Loop] 14.58a 17.38d


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