7th March 2017

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47237, 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 34046 'Braunton' (2)
Stock Used (3) (35451)+5249+5237+5236+1666+13320+99347+99352+13440+9104+5171+5200

Route :
1Z37 : Ely to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z40 : Bristol Temple Meads to Ely

Loco(s) Route
47237 (1) Ely - Cambridge - Shepreth Branch Jn - Royston - Letchworth - Hitchin - Stevenage - Langley Jn - Hertford North - Gordon Hill - Alexandra Palace - Finsbury Park - Copenhagen Jn - York Way North Jn - Camden Road Jn - Gospel Oak - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Hanwell Bridge Loop
34046 (1) Hanwell Bridge Loop - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - Hawkeridge Jn - 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) - Hanwell Bridge Loop
47237 (1) Hanwell Bridge Loop - (reverse of outward route) - Ely

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) 34046 replaced unavailable 46100 'Royal Scot'.


34046 passing Greenland Mill crossing, Bradford-on-Avon on the  outward
 leg of the tour (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent & The Class 47 List

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Ely 07.03d [P1] 07.13 00.01a [P1] 00.14
Ely Dock Jn 07/04 ? 23/59 ?
Coldham Lane Jn 07/19 07/27 23/46 00/02
Cambridge 07.23a ~ 07.30d [P8] 07.31 ~ 07.33 23.33a ~ 23.43d [P7] 23.51 ~ 23.59
Shepreth Branch Jn 07/36 07/38 23/28 23/45
Royston 07.54a ~ 08.02d 07.53 ~ 08.02 23.11a ~ 23.13d 23.31 ~ 23.34
Letchworth 08/17 08/15 22/58 23/18
Hitchin 08/25 [P1] 08/24 22/53 [P2] [CF] 23/12
Stevenage 08.32a ~ 08.35d [P1] 08.31 ~ 08.35 22.41a ~ 22.46d [P4] 23.04 ~ 23.07
Langley Jn 08/37 08/37 22/39 23/01
Hertford North 08.56a ~ 09.12d [P1] 08.51 ~ 09.12 22.26a ~ 22.29d [P2] 22.45 ~ 22.47
Gordon Hill 09/28 09/27 22/14 22/34
Alexandra Palace 09/45 [P1] 09/43 22/01 [P4] 22/28
Finsbury Park 09.50a ~ 09.52d [P3] 09.51 ~ 09.53 21.53a ~ 21.55d [P8] 22.20 ~ 22.23
Holloway South Jn 10/00 09/55 21/50 ?
Copenhagen Jn 10/03 ? 21/48 ?
York Way North Jn 10/04 ? 21/47 ?
Camden Road Jn 10/07 10/04 21/41 22/01
Gospel Oak 10/12 [P1] 10/09 21/37 [P2] 21/57
Kensal Green Jn 10/24 10/22 21/24 21/44
Willesden Junction HL 10/26 [P5] 10/24 21/23 [P4] 21/42
Acton Wells Jn 10/28 10/28 21/14 21/36
Acton Main Line 10/30 [P3] 10/39 21/12 [P4] 21/32
Acton West 10/36 10/41 21/11 21/31
West Ealing 10/40 ? 21/07 21/26
Hanwell Bridge Loop 10L45 ~ 11L12 [GL] 10.45 ~ 11.24 20L43 ~ 21L03 20.52 ~ 21.24
Southall 11/15 [P3] 11/26 20/40 20/52
Heathrow Airport Jn 11/19 11/30 20/35 20/46
Slough 11.33a ~ 11.37d [P4] [DR] 11.45 ~ 11.47 20/20 [P5] [UR] 20/31
Maidenhead 11/45 [P3] [DR] 11/56 20/09 [P2] [UR] 20/25
Twyford 11/52 [P3] [DR] 12/03 20/01 [P2] [UR] 20/19
Kennet Bridge Jn 11/58 12/08 19/56 [UR] 20/12
Reading 12.00a ~ 12.04d [P13] 12.11 ~ 12.13 19.51a ~ 19.53d [P15] 20.06 ~ 20.10
Oxford Road Jn 12/06 12/17 - -
Southcote Jn 12/09 12/21 - -
Theale 12/13 ? - -
Newbury Racecourse 12w27 ~ 12w49 [P3] 12.38 ~ 12.56 - -
Newbury 12/52 [P1] 12/57 - -
Bedwyn 13/04 13/13 - -
Woodborough 13/17 13/25 - -
Lavington 13/25 13/32 - -
Heywood Road Jn 13/33 13/42 - -
Hawkeridge Jn 13/37 13/46 - -
Trowbridge 13/42 [P1] 13/52 - -
Bradford Jn 13/44 13/53 - -
Reading West Jn - - 19/49 20/02
Goring & Streatley - - 19/38 [P4] [UR] 19/50
Didcot East Jn - - 19/30 [UR] 19/41
Didcot Parkway - - 19/29 [P4] 19/41
Foxhall Jn - - 19/26 19/38
Milton Jn - - 19w06 ~ 19w22 [RL] 19.18 ~ 19.32
Steventon - - 19/03 19/13
Wantage Road - - 18/55 19/08
Challow - - 18/47 19/05
Uffington - - 18/44 19/03
Swindon - - 18/33 [UM] 18/45
Wootton Bassett Jn - - 18/25 18/29
Chippenham - - 18/08 [P2] 18/16
Thingley East Jn - - 18/07 18/15
Thingley Jn - - 18/06 ?
Bathampton Jn 13/58 14/05 17/58 18/05
Bath Spa 14.02a ~ 14.08d [P1] 14.09 ~ 14.14 17.50a ~ 17.54d [P2] 17.56 ~ 18.00
North Somerset Jn 14/20 14/27 17/38 17/42
Bristol East Jn 14/21 14/28 17/37 17/40
Bristol Temple Meads 14.23a [P4] 14.30 17.35d [P5] 17.37


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z36 : (34046 with 35451) : Southall to Hanwell Bridge Loop
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Southall Depot 08.50d
Southall Yard 09.00 ~ 09.12
Southall East Jn 09/13
Drayton Green 09/19
Greenford West Jn 09.30 ~ 09.35
Greenford East Jn 09.38 ~ 09.50
Drayton Green 10/14
Hanwell Bridge Loop 10.21a

5Z38 : (47746 with 34046 on rear) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol East Depot
5Z40 : (47746 with 34046 on rear) : Bristol East Depot to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Temple Meads 14.36d [P3] 17.22a [P6]
Bristol East Jn 14/38 17/20
North Somerset Jn 14/42 17/18
Bristol East Depot 14.45a 17.15d

5Z39 : (34046 with 47746 on rear) : Bristol East Depot to Bristol Temple Meads
5Z39 : (47746 with 34046 on rear) : Bristol Temple Meads to Lawrence Hill
5Z39 : (34046 with 47746 on rear) : Lawrence Hill to Bristol East Depot
(Whole train turned)

Location Booked
Bristol East Depot 16.03d
North Somerset Jn 16/05
Bristol East Jn 16/07
Bristol Temple Meads 16.08 ~ 16.18 [UT]
Bristol East Jn 16/19
Dr Day's Jn 16/20
Lawrence Hill 16.21 ~ 16.24
Dr Day's Jn 16/25
North Somerset Jn 16/28
Bristol East Depot 16.31a

5Z37 : (34046 with 35451) : Hanwell Bridge Loop to Southall
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Hanwell Bridge Loop 20.48d
Drayton Green 20/54
Greenford West Jn 21.05 ~ 21.11
Greenford East Jn 21.14 ~ 21.20
Drayton Green 21/31
Southall East Jn 21/44
Southall Yard 21.46 ~ 21.50
Southall Depot 22.00a


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