28th July 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 34046 'Braunton' (2)
Stock Used (3) (35451)+5249+5236+1666+13320+99352+13440+9104+5200+5171

Route : 
1Z52 : London Paddington to Cardiff Central
1Z54 : Cardiff Central to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
34046 (1) London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Kemble - Stroud - Standish Jn - Gloucester
47746 Gloucester - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central
47746 Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Lydney - Gloucester - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

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) John Clifford comments: This tour was advertised as being hauled by 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'. Since this engine was not available due to needing repairs, 34046 'Braunton' was substituted. The plan was for 34046 to take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central and back to Gloucester, with diesel forward. The E.C.S. arrived late at Paddington due to a reason that I did not discover. Hence there was a late start. At Gloucester we were told that the train would be held there, due to a person hit by a train at Cardiff. Whist at Gloucester it was found that 34046 had some wheel flats and could not proceed. Consequently it was decided to take the train to Cardiff via the Severn Tunnel behind 47746. The schedule for the original planned journey is shown below. I returned home by service train.

Source : John Clifford (on the outward leg of the tour)

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

Location Booked Revised Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 09.30d [P10] 09.30d [P10] 09.38 [P10]   23.21a [P10] 23.31
Ladbroke Grove 09/35 [RL] 09/35 [RL] 09/43 [RL]   23/18 [RL] 23/27
Acton Main Line 09/38 [P3] [DR] 09/38 [P3] [DR] 09/45   23/14 [UR] 23/23
Acton West 09/39 [DR] 09/39 [DR] 09/46 [DR]   23/13 [UR] 23/22
West Ealing 09/41 [DR] 09/41 [DR] ?   23/09 [UR] 23/17
Southall 09/45 [P3] [DR] 09/45 [P3] [DR] 09/56 [P3] [DR]   23/06 [UR] 23/14
Heathrow Airport Jn 09/47 [DR] 09/47 [DR] 10/04 [DR]   23/01 [UR] 23/10
Slough 10.01a ~ 10.04d [P4] [DR] 10.01a ~ 10.04d [P4] [DR] 10.14 ~ 10.15 [P4] [DR]   22.50a ~ 22.53d [P5] [UR] 22.55 ~ 22.58
Maidenhead 10/10 [P3] [DR] 10/10 [P3] [DR] 10/23 [P3] [DR]   22/43 [P4] [UR] 22/46
Twyford 10.17a ~ 10.20d [P3] 10.17a ~ 10.20d [P3] 10.32 ~ 10.34 [P3] [DR]   22.33a ~ 22.36d [P4] [UR] 22.36 ~ 22.39
Kennet Bridge Jn 10/27 [DR] 10/27 [DR] 10/40 [DR]   22/28 [UR] 22/29
Reading 10.30a ~ 10.33d [P12] [DR] 10.30a ~ 10.33d [P12] [DR] 10.43 ~ 10.47 [P12] [DR]   22.23a ~ 22.26d [P11] [UM] 22.20 ~ 22.27
Reading High Level Jn - - -   22/21 [RL] 22/18
Reading West Jn 10/36 [DR] 10/36 [DR] 10/50 [DR]   - -
Goring & Streatley 10/45 [P3] [DR] 10/45 [P3] [DR] 11/00 [P3] [DR]   22/12 [UR] 22/11
Didcot East Jn 10/52 [RL] 10/52 [RL] 11/10 [RL]   22/04 [RL] 22/04
Didcot Parkway 10.54a ~ 10.58d [P3] [RL] 10.54a ~ 10.58d [P3] [RL] 11.11 ~ 11.13 [P3] [RL]   21.59a ~ 22.03d [P4] [RL] 21.58 ~ 22.04
Foxhall Jn 11/01 11/01 11/15   21/58 [RL] 21/57
Wantage Road 11/10 11/10 11/23   21*44 ~ 21*49 [UR] 21.49 ~ 21.49
Challow 11w14 ~ 11w33 [DR] 11w14 ~ 11w33 [DR] 11.29 ~ 11.47 [DR]   21/39 21/35
Uffington 11/38 11/38 11/51   21/37 21/33
Swindon 11.51a ~ 11.53d [P3] 11.51a ~ 11.53d [P3] 12.04 ~ 12.06 [P1]   21.23a ~ 21.26d [P1] 21.09 ~ 21.19
Swindon Loco Yard 11/57 11/57 12/10   21/20 ?
Kemble 12/13 [P2] 12/13 [P2] 12/23 [P2]   21/10 [P1] 20/53
St Mary's LC 12/25 12/25 12/32   21/00 20/43
Stroud 12/30 12/30 ?   20/56 ?
Standish Jn 12/38 12/38 12/45   20/51 ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 12/47 12/47 12/54   20/44 20/23
Horton Road Jn 12/51 12/51 12/57   20/42 20/22
Gloucester 12w53a ~ 13w06d [P4]  12.53a ~ 14.22d [P4] 12.59 ~ 14.23 [P4]   20L00a ~ 20L40d [P4] 20.04 ~ 20.20
Awre 13/23 DIV DIV   19/44 19/50
Lydney 13.29a ~ 13.32d DIV DIV   19.34a ~ 19.37d 19.42 ~ 19.44
Chepstow 13/43 DIV DIV   19/23 19/31
Horton Road Jn - 14/23 14/25   - -
Gloucester Yard Jn - 14/24 14/26   - -
Standish Jn - 14/28 14/32   - -
Charfield - 14/36 14/40   - -
Yate - 14/40 [P2] 14/46 [P2]   - -
Westerleigh Jn - 14/42 14/48   - -
Bristol Parkway - 14/47 [P2] 14/52 [P2]   - -
Patchway - 14/49 [P2] 14/54 [P2]   - -
Pilning - 14/53 14/56 [P2]   - -
Severn Tunnel East - 14/54 14/59   - -
Severn Tunnel West - 14/58 15/03   - -
Severn Tunnel Junction  13/51 [DR] 15/01 [P3] 15.05 ~ 15.07 [P3] [DR]   19/15 [P2] 19/22
Llanwern West Jn 14/02 15/08 15/19 [DR]   18/42 18/42
Maindee West Jn 14/07 15/11 15/22   18/38 18/39
Newport 14/09 [DR] 15/15 [P1] 15.24 ~ 15.28 [P1] [DR]   18/36 [UR] 18/38
Ebbw Jn 14/12 [DR] 15/18 15/31   18/33 [UR] 18/35
Marshfield 14/19 15/22 15/35   18/29 18/31
Cardiff Sig.C?? - - 15.46 ~ 15.48   - -
Cardiff Central 14.30a [P3] 15.32a [P4] 15.50 [P4]   18.19d [P4] [UR] 18.21


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z42 : (47746 with 34046 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington

Location Booked Actual
Southall Depot 07.30d  
Southall 07.40 ~ 07.50  
Southall East Jn 07/51  
Hanwell Bridge Loop 07.53 ~ 09.04  
West Ealing 09/09  
Acton West 09/14  
Ladbroke Grove 09/20  
London Paddington 09.23a [P10] 09.31 [P10]

5Z53 : (47746) : Cardiff Central to Canton Sidings
5Z54 : (47746) : Canton Sidings to Cardiff Central

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Cardiff Central 14.35d [P3] 18.14a [P4]
Canton Sig.C637 - 18.10 ~ 18.11
Canton Sidings 14.39a 18.08d

0Z53 : (34046) : Canton Sidings - East Usk Jn - Maindee North Jn - Canton Sidings (cancelled)
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Canton Sidings 15.12d
Canton Sig.C637 15.14 ~ 15.15
Cardiff Central 15/18
Marshfield 15/29
Ebbw Jn 15/38
Newport 15.42 ~ 15.50
Maindee West Jn 15/52
Maindee East Jn 15/53
East Usk Jn 15.55 ~ 16.14
Maindee East Jn 16/19
Maindee North Jn 16.22 ~ 16.26
Maindee West Jn 16/31
Newport 16/32
Ebbw Jn 16/34
Marshfield 16/44
Cardiff Central 16/59
Canton Sidings 17.04a

5Z34 : (34046 with 35451) : Gloucester to Bristol St Philips Marsh HST Depot (cancelled)

Location Booked
Gloucester 20.06d [P4]
Horton Road Jn 20/07
Gloucester Yard Jn 20/08
Standish Jn 20/14
Charfield 20/28
Yate 20/35
Westerleigh Jn 20/41
Bristol Parkway 20/47
Filton Abbey Wood 20/49
Narroways Hill Jn 20/53
Dr Day's Jn 20/58
Bristol East Jn 20/59
Bristol Temple Meads 21.01 ~ 21.30
Bristol West Jn 21.32 ~ 21.57
St Philips Marsh HST Depot 22.09a

0Z54 : (47580?) : Southall to London Paddington

Location Booked
Southall Depot 22.32d
Southall 22.42 ~ 22.47
Southall West Jn 22/50
Hayes Loop 22.52 ~ 23.13
Southall West Jn 23/15
Southall 23/16
West Ealing 23/19
Acton West 23/23
Ladbroke Grove 23/27
London Paddington 23.30a [P10

5Z55 : (47580? with 47746 on rear) : London Paddington to Hayes Loop
5Z55 : (47746 with 47580? on rear) : Hayes Loop to Southall

Location Booked
London Paddington 23.52d [P10]
Ladbroke Grove 23/55
Acton West 00/01
Southall East Jn 00/12
Southall 00/13
Hayes Loop 00.15 ~ 00.25
Southall West Jn 00/27
Southall 00.30 ~ 00.33
Southall Depot 00.43a


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