10th September 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge', 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'
Stock Used (3) (99040)+5237+5249+5236+1666+13320+99352+13440+9104+5222+5200

Route :
1Z33 : London Paddington to Shrewsbury
1Z36 : Shrewsbury to Slough

Loco(s) Route
47580 (1) London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
6201 (2) Bristol Temple Meads - Filton Abbey Wood - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Cwmbran - Abergavenny - Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms - Sutton Bridge Jn - Shrewsbury
6201 (2) Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - Patchway - Bristol Parkway
47746 + 6201 ? (2) (4) Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - (reverse of outward route) - Slough

Notes : 
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) 47580 on rear.
(3) 99040 was only in the consist when 6201 was on the train.
(4) Loco confirmation required.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Photo Review


47580 arriving at Bristol Temple Meads (photo: Nick Bartlett)


6201 departing from Bristol Temple Meads (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.03d [P4] 08.02   - -
Ladbroke Grove 08/06 [DM] 08/06   - -
Acton West 08/10 [DM] 08/10   - -
Southall 08/13 [DM] 08/13   - -
Heathrow Airport Jn 08/15 [DM] 08/15   - -
Slough 08.21a ~ 08.24d [P2] [DM] 08.21 ~ 08.24   23.15a [P3] 23.20
Slough West Jn 08/25 [DM-DR] ?   23/13 ?
Maidenhead 08/31 [P3] [DR] 08/31   23/08 [P2] [UM] 23/15
Ruscombe 08/35 ?   23/02 [UR-UM] ?
Twyford 08/37 [P3] [DR] 08/38   23/00 [P4] [UR] 23/08
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/42 [DR] 08/42   22/55 [RL] 23/03
Reading 08.44a ~ 08.47d [P12] [DR] 08.45 ~ 08.47   22.45a ~ 22.50d [P10] [UM] 22.54 ~ 23.01
Reading High Level Jn - -   22/42 22/52
Reading West Jn 08/49 [DR] 08/50   - -
Goring & Streatley 08.58a ~ 09.01d [P3] [DR] 08.57 ~ 09.01   22.32a ~ 22.34d 22.40 ~ 22.43
Didcot East Jn 09/13 [DR] 09/15   22/23 22/32
Didcot Parkway 09/15 [P3] [DR] 09/16   22/23 [P2] [UM] 22/32
Foxhall Jn 09*17 ~ 09*27 ? ~ 09.25   22/22 22/31
Wantage Road 09/34 09/32   22/16 22/22
Challow 09/37 09/35   22/13 22/16
Uffington 09/39 09/37   22/11 22/14
Swindon 09.50a ~ 10.00d [P3] 09.52 ~ 10.03   21.50a ~ 22.00d [P1] 21.59 ~ 22.03
Wootton Bassett Jn 10/08 10/10   21/42 21/51
Chippenham 10/15 [P1] 10/18   - -
Thingley East Jn 10/16 10/20   - -
Thingley Jn 10/17 ?   - -
Bathampton Jn 10/36 10/34   - -
Bath Spa 10.40a ~ 10.43d [P1] 10.39 ~ 10.42   - -
North Somerset Jn 10/55 10/53   - -
Bristol East Jn 10/56 [UM] 10/57   - -
Bristol Temple Meads 10L58a ~ 11L33d [P8] [UF] 10.58 ~ 11.34 [P3]   - -
Bristol East Jn 11/35 [RL] 11/35   - -
Dr Day's Jn 11/36 11/40   - -
Narroways Hill Jn 11/38 11/44   - -
Filton Abbey Wood 11/43 [P3] 11/50   - -
Hullavington - -   21/33 21/42
Westerleigh Jn - -   21/23 21/31
Bristol Parkway - -   20L58a ~ 21L17d [P4] 20.56 ~ 21.24
Patchway 11/50 [P2] 11/52   20/55 [P1] 20/51
Pilning 11/54 [P2] 12/00   20/49 [P1] 20/47
Severn Tunnel East 11/55 12/01   20/47 20/46
Severn Tunnel West 12/01 12/05   20/42 20/42
Severn Tunnel Junction 12/04 [P3] [DM] 12/07   20/41 [P4] 20/40
Llanwern West Jn 12/12 12/15   20/32 20/32
Maindee East Jn 12/16 ?   20/29 [UM] 20/29
Maindee North Jn 12/18 12/22   20/27 20/27
Cwmbran 12/28 12/30   20/17 20/18
Pontypool & New Inn 12/33 ?   19w56 ~ 20w12 20.01 ~ 20.12
Little Mill Jn 12/36 12/36   19/54 19/59
Abergavenny 12/44 12/44   19/45 19/50
Pontrilas 12/59 12/58   19/31 19/39
Tram Inn 13/05 13/03   19/24 19/36
Hereford 13w14 ~ 13w31 [P3] 13.11 ~ 13.31 [P3]   19.10a ~ 19.13d [P2] 19.25 ~ 19.28
Shelwick Jn 13/34 13/34   19/07 19/23
Moreton-on-Lugg 13/37 13/38   19/03 19/20
Leominster 13/46 13/46   18/54 19/13
Woofferton 13/54 13/52   18/47 19/07
Ludlow 13.59a ~ 14.05d ?   18.35a ~ 18.40d 18.57 ~ 19.01
Bromfield SB 14/10 14/09   18/31 18/54
Craven Arms 14/17 [P1] 14/14   18w04 ~ 18w24 [DGL] 18.04 ~ 18.48
Marsh Brook LC 14/24 14/19   17/57 17/56
Dorrington SB 14/35 14/28   17/44 17/46
Sutton Bridge Jn 14/42 14/34   17/34 17/38
English Bridge Jn 14/43 ?   17/32 ?
Shrewsbury 14.45a [P3] 14.38   17.31d [P7] 17.35


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