3rd December 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47760 & steam: 44871 & 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier' 
Stock Used (1) (35317)+5237+5249+5236+1666+99347+13320+99352+13440+9104+5200+5222

Route :
1Z86 : Southend East to Salisbury
1Z87 : Salisbury to Southend East

Loco(s) Route
47760 Southend East - Southend Central - Pitsea - Laindon - Upminster - Barking - Woodgrange Park - Forest Gate - Stratford - Channelsea Jn - Lea Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Camden Jn - Gospel Oak - West Hampstead - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Hanwell Bridge Loop
44871 + 45407 Hanwell Bridge Loop - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Bramley - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Salisbury
44871 + 45407 Salisbury - (reverse of outward route) - Hanwell Bridge Loop
47760 Hanwell Bridge Loop - (reverse of outward route) - Southend East

Notes : 
(1) 35317 was only in the consist when 44871 & 45407 were on the train. 
(2) John Clifford comments: Over the months prior to this tour the locos were shown variously as 61306 'Mayflower', 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' or 6201 'Princess Elizabeth', before becoming two Black 5s. Also the tour was originally advertised as going to Winchester (and later to Eastleigh as the locos had to be serviced there). Despite the tour operator being assured that Eastleigh Depot would be open, there was a change of staff and the use of Eastleigh depot became unavailable. Hence the tour went to Salisbury with passengers travelling to and from Winchester by service train. The original plan was for steam from Southend East (via Hounslow and Woking) to Eastleigh (or Salisbury) and return to Hanwell Bridge Loop, but with all the changes it became only steam from and back to Hanwell Bridge Loop. On the day there was some slow running on the Great Western Main Line as we followed the 10.50 Paddington - Oxford. On the return the servicing of the locos took longer than expected, so there was a late start from Salisbury. We did, however, get away in front of the 16.47 Salisbury - Waterloo. After Basingstoke we followed the 17.37 Basingstoke - Reading, which we should have preceded. This meant that the train was still 20 minutes late when I left it.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour from/to West Hampstead)

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

Location Booked (out) Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual
Southend East 08.09d 08.11   21.04a 21.19
Southend Central 08/11 [P3] 08/13   21/02 [P2] 21/16
Leigh-on-Sea 08/18 [P1] 08/18   20/56 [P3] 21/08
Pitsea 08/24 [P2] 08/25   20/48 [P1] 20/58
Laindon 08/30 [P1] 08/30   20/44 [P3] 20/54
Upminster 08.39a ~ 08.41d [P1] 08.39 ~ 08.43   20.31a ~ 20.34d [P2] 20.42 ~ 20.44
Barking Upney Jn 08/52 [UCL] ?   20/19 ?
Barking 08/54 [P8] 08/55   20/17 [P7] [UCL] 20/27
Barking Station Jn 08/56 ?   20/15 ?
Woodgrange Park 08/58 [P1] 08/59   20/13 [P2] 20/23
Forest Gate Jn 09/06 [EL] 09/04   20/11 20/22
Forest Gate 09/08 [P1] [ML] 09/06   20/10 ?
Maryland 09/10 ?   20/08 [P4] [EL] ?
Stratford Sig.L295 - -   19*53 ~ 20*07 ?
Stratford 09.12 ~ 09.13 [P10] [AL] 09.13 ~ 09.13   19/52 [P10a] 20/10
Channelsea Jn 09/16 [AL] ?   19/49 ?
Lea Jn 09*17 ~ 09*32 ? ~ 09.28   19/47 20/06
Navarino Road Jn 09/37 09/36   19/41 19/59
Canonbury West Jn 09/42 09/41   19/37 19/54
Westbourne Road Jn 09/44 [NL] 09/43   19/34 19/51
Camden Road East Jn 09/47 ?   19/31 [AL] 19/48
Camden Road Jn 09/49 09/47   19/29 19/47
Gospel Oak 09/55 [P1] 09/52   19/25 [P2] 19/43
West Hampstead 10.00a ~ 10.02d [P1] 10.00 ~ 10.02 [P1]   19.17a ~ 19.20d [P2] 19.37 ~ 19.38 [P2]
Kensal Green Jn 10/08 10/08   19/11 19/32
Willesden Junction HL 10.10 ~ 10.12 [P5] 10.10 ~ 10.11 [P5]   19/10 [P4] 19/31 [P4]
Acton Wells Jn 10/15 10/14   19/07 19/28
Acton East Jn - 10.16 ~ 10.20   - -
Acton Main Line 10/20 [DR] 10/22 [P3] [DR]   19/05 [UR] 19.23 ~ 19.24 [GL]
Acton West 10/24 [DR] 10/25 [DR]   19/03 [UR] 19/19 [UR]
West Ealing 10/27 [P3] [DR] 10/27 [P3] [DR]   19/00 [P4] [UR] 19/15 [P4] [UR]
Hanwell & Elthorne 10/30 10/29 [P2]   18/58 [UR] 19/13 [P3] [UR]
Hanwell Bridge Loop 10L33 ~ 11L06 [DGL] 10.32 ~ 11.09 [DGL]   18L26 ~ 18L56 [GL] 18.44 ~ 19.10 [GL]
Southall East Jn 11/08 [DR] 11/11 [DR]   18/24 18/42
Southall 11/09 [DR] 11/12 [P3] [DR]   18/23 [UR] 18/41 [P4] [UR]
Heathrow Airport Jn 11/13 [DR] 11/17 [DR]   18/21 [UR] 18/38 [UR]
Slough 11/28 [P4] [DR] 11/30 [P4] [DR]   18/13 [P5] [UR] 18/29 [P5] [DR]
Maidenhead 11/40 [P3] [DR] 11/43 [P3] [DR]   18/06 [P4] [UR] 18/23 [P4] [UR]
Twyford 11/48 [P3] 11/51 [P3] [DR]   17/59 [P4] 18/16 [P4] [UR]
Kennet Bridge Jn 11/54 [DR] 11/56 [DR]   17/53 [UR] 18/10 [UR]
Reading 11.57a ~ 11.59d [P12] [DFR] 11.59 ~ 12.01 [P13] [DFR]   17.49a ~ 17.51d [P13] [UR] 18.07 ~ 18.08 [P13] [UR]
Oxford Road Jn 12/01 12/05   17/45 [DFR] 18/03 [DFR]
Southcote Jn 12/04 12/07   17/43 18/01
Bramley 12/16 12/16 [P2]   17/34 17/48
Basingstoke 12.25a ~ 12.30d [P4] [DF] 12.29 ~ 12.32 [P4] [DF]   17.09a ~ 17.27d [P4] 17.38 ~ 17.41 [P4]
Worting Jn 12/34 12/37   17/04 [UF] 17/31 [US]
Andover 12/51 [P2] 12/54 [P2]   16/47 [P1] 17/12 [P1]
Tunnel Jn 13/08 13/12   16/31 16/51
Salisbury 13.11a [P4] 13.20 [P4]   16.28d [P4] 16.47 [P4]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

03/12/16 : 
5Z85 : (47760) :  Southall to Southend East

Location Booked
Southall Depot 04.39d
Southall Yard 04.49 ~ 04.59
Southall East Jn 05/01
West Ealing 05/04
Acton West 05/06
Acton Main Line 05/09
Acton Wells Jn 05/12
Willesden Junction HL 05/14
Kensal Green Jn 05/16
Gospel Oak 05/23
Camden Road Jn 05/26
Camden Road East Jn 05/27
Westbourne Road Jn 05.30 ~ 05.34
Canonbury West Jn 05/36
Navarino Road Jn 05/38
Lea Jn 05/45
Channelsea Jn 05/46
Stratford 05.49 ~ 05.54
Maryland 05/56
Forest Gate Jn 05/59
Woodgrange Park 06/01
Barking Station Jn 06/03
Barking 06.06 ~ 06.11
Barking Upney Jn 06/13
Upminster 06/24
Laindon 06/34
Pitsea 06/39
Leigh-on-Sea 06/47
Southend Central 06/51
Shoeburyness Depot 07.00a ~ 07.56d
Thorpe Bay 08/02
Southend East 08.04a

5Z85 : (45407 + 44871 with 35317) : Southall  to Hanwell Bridge Loop (propel)
5Z10 : (45407 + 44871 with 35317) : Hanwell Bridge Loop to Southall (propel)

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 09.07d   19.32a
Southall Yard 09.17 ~ 09.21   19.18 ~ 19.22
Southall East Jn 09/23   19/15
Hanwell Bridge Loop 09.25a   19.14d

5Z86 : (45407 + 44871) : Salisbury to Salisbury East Yard (propel)
5Z87 : (45407 + 44871) : Salisbury East Yard to Salisbury (propel)

Location Booked (out) Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual
Salisbury 13.17d [P4] 13.36 [P4]   16.18a [P4] 16.40 [P4]
Salisbury East Yard 13.20a ?   16.14d ?

0Z50 : (44871 + 45407) : Salisbury East Yard - Laverstock South Jn - Laverstock North Jn - Salisbury East Yard
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Salisbury East Yard 14.18d
Tunnel Jn 14/19
Laverstock South Jn 14.21 ~ 14.26
Laverstock North Jn 14.29 ~ 14.31
Tunnel Jn 14/33
Salisbury 14.36 ~ 14.40 [P4]
Salisbury East Yard 14.55a

5Z88 : (47760) : Southend East to Shoeburyness Depot

Location Booked
Southend East 21.10d
Thorpe Bay 21/12
Shoeburyness Depot 21.17a

04/12/16 : 
5Z89 : (47760) : Shoeburyness Depot to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Booked
Shoeburyness Depot 12.30d
Southend Central 12.42 ~ 12.44
Leigh-on-Sea 12/50
Pitsea 12/56
Stanford-le-Hope 13/03
Thames Haven Jn 13/04
Tilbury Town 13/12
Grays 13/15
West Thurrock Jn 13/16
Purfleet 13/22
Rainham 13/27
Dagenham Dock 13/29
Ripple Lane Renwick Road Jn 13/31
Barking 13/35
Barking Station Jn 13/37
Woodgrange Park 13/39
Forest Gate Jn 13.41 ~ 13.49
Forest Gate 13/50
Stratford 13/57
Channelsea Jn 14/00
Lea Jn 14.01 ~ 14.03
Navarino Road Jn 14/08
Canonbury West Jn 14/12
Westbourne Road Jn 14/14
Camden Road East Jn 14/17
Camden Road Jn 14/19
Camden Jn 14/23
Willesden West London Jn 14/31
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 14.36a

05/12/16 : 
5Z90 : (47760) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Southall

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 10.22d
Willesden No.7 Jn 10.25 ~ 10.30
Acton Canal Wharf 10/32
Acton Wells Jn 10/35
Acton Main Line 10.39 ~ 10.40
Acton West 10/44
Southall East Jn 10/51
Southall Yard 10.54 ~ 11.05
Southall Yard 11.15a


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