17th September 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express (Day 1 of 4)

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 6201 'Princes Elizabeth'
Stock Used 99040+5200+9104+13440+99352+13320+1666+5236+5249

Route :
1Z82 : London Victoria to Plymouth
1Z84 : Plymouth to Penzance

Loco(s) Route
6201 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Southall - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Westbury - Clink Road Jn - Frome - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids
6201 Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Teignmouth - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth - Liskeard - Lostwithiel - Par - Truro - St Austell - Camborne - St Erth - Penzance

Notes: 
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) This tour was originally advertised to run to Newquay.
(3) This was reported as the first time that a 'Princess Royal' class locomotive had worked in Cornwall.
(4) Days 2 & 3 off train options: visits to Padstow, Tintagel Castle, Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan or Bodmin & Wenford Railway.

Source : Guy Vincent

Photo Review


6201 during the water stop at Frome (photo: Guy Vincent)


47746 on the rear of the train at Clink Road Jn (photo: Guy Vincent)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 08.44d [P2] 08.43
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/48 [FL] ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/51 [RVL] ?
Longhedge Jn 08/56 ?
Latchmere Jn 08/58 08/58
Kensington Olympia 09/05 [DM] 09/02 [DM]
North Pole Jn 09/09 09/06
Mitre Bridge Jn 09/10 09/09
Willesden SW Sidings 09/15 ?
Acton Wells Jn 09/17 09/14
Acton Main Line 09/20 [DR] 09/19
Acton West 09/24 [DR] 09/21
West Ealing 09/27 ?
Southall 09/32 [DR] 09/28
Heathrow Airport Jn 09/34 [DR] 09/32
Slough 09/43 [P4] [DR] 09/39
Maidenhead 09/50 [P3] [DR] 09/48
Twyford 09/57 [P3] [DR] 09/56
Kennet Bridge Jn 10/03 [DR] 10/00
Reading 10.06a ~ 10.15d [P12] [DFR] 10.03 ~ 10.18
Oxford Road Jn 10/18 10/21
Southcote Jn 10/21 10/24
Theale 10/27 ?
Newbury Racecourse 10/44 [P3] 10/46
Newbury 10.47a ~ 11.01d [P1] 10.48 ~ 11.22
Bedwyn 11/17 [P1] 11/43
Woodborough 11/30 11/56
Lavington 11/41 12/05
Heywood Road Jn 11/47 12/12
Westbury 11.50a ~ 11.52d [P2] 12.15 ~ 12.17
Fairwood Jn 11/55 12/20
Clink Road Jn 11/59 12/26
Frome 12w02 ~ 12w28 12.54 ~ 13.09
Blatchbridge Jn 12/33 13/22
East Somerset Jn 12/39 13/31
Castle Cary 12/49 [P2] 13/40
Somerton GF 13/02 13/47
Athelney LC 13/13 13/56
Cogload Jn 13/19 13/59
Taunton 13/25 [P2] 14/05
Norton Fitzwarren 13/27 14/07
Whiteball 13/37 14/20
Tiverton Parkway 13/41 [P1] 14/24
Tiverton Loop 13/44 14/25
Cowley Bridge Jn 13/57 14/50
Exeter St Davids 14.03a [P3] ~ 16.23d [P3] 14.53 [P6] ~ 16.24 [P3]
Dawlish Warren 16*40 ~ 16*54 [P1] 16/37 [DT]
Dawlish 16/58 16/40
Teignmouth 17/01 16/46
Newton Abbot 17/10 [P2] 16/55
Newton Abbot West Jn 17/11 16/56
Dainton Tunnel 17/18 17/01
Totnes 17/26 [DT] 17/07
Aish Crossover 17/40 17/18
Ivybridge 17/47 17/23
Hemerdon 17/55 17/28
Lipson Jn 18/06 17/35
Plymouth 18w12a ~ 19w15d [P7] 17.42 ~ 19.12
St Budeaux Jn 19/22 19/20
Saltash 19/26 [P1] 19/24
St Germans 19/37 [P1] 19/37
Liskeard 19/49 [P1] 19/50
St Pinnock 19/56 ?
Largin 19/57 ?
Lostwithiel 20/05 [P2] 20/06
Par 20/12 [P1] 20/14
St Austell 20.19a ~ 20.23d ?
Burngullow Jn 20/27 20/31
Probus 20/36 ?
Truro 20/43 [P2] 20/46
Penwithers Jn 20/44 ?
Baldhu 20/51 ?
Redruth 20/57 ?
Camborne 21/03 21/02
St Erth 21/16 [P1] 21/11
Long Rock 21/21 ?
Penzance 21.26a [P1] 21.20


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z81 : (47746 with 6201 on rear) :  Southall to London Victoria

Location Booked
Southall Depot 06.50d
Southall 07.00 ~ 07.11
Southall East Jn 07/12
West Ealing 07/15
Acton West 07/19
Acton Main Line 07/25
Acton Wells Jn 07/29
Willesden SW Sidings 07.32 ~ 07.36
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/40
North Pole Jn 07/42
Kensington Olympia 07/44
West Brompton 07.46 ~ 07.47
Latchmere Jn 07/52
Longhedge Jn 07/53
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/56
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/02
London Victoria 08.14a [P2]

5Z83 : (47746 with 6201 on rear) : Exeter St Davids to Exeter Riverside Yard
5Z84 : (6201) : Exeter Riverside Yard to Exeter St Davids

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Exeter St Davids 14.11d [P3] 16.04a [P3]
Exeter Riverside Yard 14.14a 16.00d

0Z84 : (47746) : Exeter Riverside Yard to Penzance

Location Booked
Exeter Riverside Yard 16.45d
Exeter St Davids 16/48
Dawlish Warren 17/02
Dawlish 17/05
Teignmouth 17/08
Newton Abbot 17/16
Newton Abbot West Jn 17/17
Dainton Tunnel 17/25
Totnes 17/35
Aish Crossover 17/49
Ivybridge 17/56
Hemerdon 18/05
Lipson Jn 18/16
Plymouth 18.21 ~ 19.30
St Budeaux Jn 19/37
Saltash 19/41
St Germans 19/51
Liskeard 19/59
St Pinnock 20/04
Largin 20/05
Lostwithiel 20/14
Par [DGL] 20.23 ~ 20.42
St Austell ?
Burngullow Jn 20/53
Probus 21/04
Truro 21/10
Penwithers Jn 21/11
Baldhu 21/22
Camborne 21/34
St Erth 21/44
Long Rock 21/48
Penzance 21.51a [P4]


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