10th December 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47802 & steam: 34046 'Braunton' (2)
Stock Used 35451+5237+5249+5236+1666+99347+13320+99352+13440+9104+5200+5222

Route :
1Z50 : London Victoria to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z52 : Bristol Temple Meads to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
34046 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Bramley - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
34046 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes : 
(1) 47802 on rear.
(2) 34046 running numbered / named as 34052 'Lord Dowding'.
(3) John Clifford comments: The tour was originally advertised as being hauled by 46100 'Royal Scot' but as this engine was not available 34046 was substituted. The train was to start and end at London Paddington but was changed to London Victoria because of engineering work. On the outward journey we stood at Worting Jn to let the 10.20 Waterloo - Exeter St Davids go ahead as had been allowed for in the timings. We ran slightly late after this but reached Bristol Temple Meads just 4 minutes late. On the return there were signal problems in the Bristol area so, although the E.C.S. arrived almost on time, the engine (with its support coach) arrived late. We set off behind the 17.30 Bristol - Paddington and the 16.30 Cardiff Portsmouth. At Swindon we stopped on the Up Fast line to let the 16.24 Swansea - Paddington go ahead, which lost us some more time. After Reading we caught up the 19.07 Oxford - Paddington so the lateness increased. We did manage to pull back some of the arrears to arrive back under half an hour late.


34046 (running as 34052) passing Westbury in the rain (photo: Steve Moore)

Source : John Clifford (on the tour throughout) & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 09.43d [P2] [FL] 09.45 [P2] [FL]   21.14a [P2] 21.40 [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/47 09/49   21/10 [SL] 21/34
Stewarts Lane Jn 09/51 [RVL] 09/51 [RVL]   20/59 [RVL] 21/31 [RVL]
Longhedge Jn 09/54 09/53   20/56 21/30
Latchmere Jn 09/56 09/56   20/53 21/28
Kensington Olympia 10/05 [DM] 10/03 [DM]   20/46 [P3] 21/18 [P3]
North Pole Jn 10/09 10/05   20/41 21/16
Mitre Bridge Jn 10/11 [REV] 10/08 [REV]   20/39 21/14
Willesden SW Sidings 10/15 10/12   20/35 [REV] 21/12
Acton Wells Jn 10/17 10/18   20/33 21/10
Acton Main Line 10/20 [DR] 10/21 [DR]   20/30 [UR] 21/07 [P4] [UR]
Acton West 10/22 [DR] 10/25 [DR]   20/28 [UR] 21/04 [UR]
West Ealing 10/24 ?   20/25 [P4] [UR] 21/00 [P4] [UR]
Southall 10/28 [DR] 10/31 [P3] [DR]   20/21 [UR] 20/57 [P4] [UR]
Heathrow Airport Jn 10/32 [DR] 10/34 [DR]   20/18 [UR] 20/55 [UR]
Slough 10.42a ~ 10.45d [P4] [DR] 10.40 ~ 10.45 [P4] [DR]   20.04a ~ 20.09d [P5] [UR] 20.41 ~ 20.44 [P5] [UR]
Maidenhead 10/54 [P3] [DR] 10/55 [P3] [DR]   19/56 [P4] [UR] 20/27 [P4] [UR]
Twyford 11/01 [P3] 11/03 [P3] [DR]   19/49 [P4] 20/20 [P4] [UR]
Kennet Bridge Jn 11/06 [DR] 11/09 [DR]   19/44 [UR] 20/14 [UR]
Reading 11.08a ~ 11.17d [P12] [WL] 11.11 ~ 11.20 [P12] [WL]   19.36a ~ 19.41d [P14] [UR] 20.08 ~ 20.12 [P14] [UR]

 

Location Booked Actual
Oxford Road Jn 11/24 11/23
Southcote Jn 11/28 11/25
Bramley 11/40 11/36 [P2]
Basingstoke 11/53 [P2] [DF] 11/53 [P2] [DS]
Worting Jn 12/14 12.01 ~ 12.16
Andover 12w33 ~ 12w49 [P2] 12w41 ~ 12w54 [P2]
Tunnel Jn 13/08 13/15
Salisbury 13/11 [P3] 13/18 [P4]
Wilton Jn 13/15 13/22
Wishford 13/21 13/27
Wylye LC 13/26 13/32
Upton Lovell 13/32 13/38
Warminster 13/39 13/45 [P1]
Westbury 13/48 [P3] 13/53 [P2]
Trowbridge 13/52 [P1] 13/59
Bradford Jn 13/54 14/01
Bathampton Jn 14/07 14/13
Bath Spa 14.12a ~ 14.17d [P1] 14.17 ~ 14.24 [P1]
North Somerset Jn 14/31 14/36
Bristol East Jn 14/33 [DM] 14/37 [DM]
Bristol Temple Meads 14.35a [P12] ~ 17.11d [P7] 14.39 [P12] ~ 17.34 [P7]
Bristol East Jn 17/13 [UM] 17.37 ~ 17.37 [UM]
North Somerset Jn 17/14 17/41
Bath Spa 17.26a ~ 17.30d [P2] 18.02 ~ 18.06 [P2]
Bathampton Jn 17/34 18/11
Thingley East Jn 17/44 18/20
Chippenham 17/45 [P2] 18/21 [P2]
Wootton Bassett Jn  17/56 18/30
Swindon 18/03 [UM] 18.40 ~ 18.46 [UM]
Uffington 18/14 18/59
Challow 18/17 [UR] 19/01 [UR]
Wantage Road 18/26 19/09
Steventon 18/30 [UR] 19/14 [UR]
Milton Jn 18w34 ~ 19w07 19w17 ~ 19w33
Foxhall Jn 19/11 19/41 [RL]
Didcot Parkway 19/14 [P4] [UR] 19/47 [P4] [UR]
Didcot East Jn 19/15 [UR] 19/48 [UR]
Goring & Streatley 19/23 19/56 [P4] [UR]
Reading West Jn 19/33 [UR] 20/04 [UR]

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z50 : (47802 with 34046 on rear) : Southall to London Victoria
5Z53 : (47802 with 34046 on rear) : London Victoria to Southall

Location Booked Actual   Booked
Southall Depot 08.01d     23.02a [P2]
Southall Yard 08.11 ~ 08.21     22.42 ~ 22.52
Southall East Jn 08/22     22/40
West Ealing 08/25     22/37
Acton West 08/30     22.32 ~ 22.34
Acton Main Line 08/34     22/28
Acton Wells Jn 08/37     22/25
Willesden SW Sidings 08/39     22.18 ~ 22.22
Mitre Bridge Jn 08/43     22/14
North Pole Jn 08/45     22/12
Kensington Olympia 08/49     22/07
West Brompton 08.52 ~ 08.55     22.02 ~ 22.04
Latchmere Jn 08/59     21/58
Longhedge Jn 09/06     21/53
Stewarts Lane Jn 09/09     21/50
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/12     21/47
London Victoria 09.15a [P2] 09.14a [P2]   21.43d [P2]

5Z50 : (34046 with 35451) Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol West Jn - Lawrence Hill - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Kingsland Road 
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Bristol Temple Meads 14.40d [P12]
Bristol West Jn 14.47 ~ 14.57
Bristol Temple Meads 14.59 ~ 15.08 [UT]
Bristol East Jn 15/10
Dr Day's Jn 15/11
Lawrence Hill 15.12 ~ 15.14
Dr Day's Jn 15/15
North Somerset Jn 15/17
Bristol East Depot 15.19 ~ 15.24
North Somerset Jn 15.26 ~ 15.28
Bristol Kingsland Road 15.31a

5Z51 : (47802) Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol West Jn - Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 15.01d [P12] ?
Bristol West 15.03a ~ 16.56d ?
Bristol Temple Meads 16.58a [P7] 16.59 [P7]

5Z52 : (34046 with 35451) Bristol Kingsland Road - Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol West Jn

Location Booked Actual
Bristol Kingsland Road 16.16d  
North Somerset Jn 16.19 ~ 16.24  
Bristol East Jn 16/24  
Bristol Temple Meads 16.26 ~ 16.37 [DT] 17.23 [P7]
Bristol West Jn 16.39a CANC


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