11th March 2017

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 37516 'Loch Laidon', 47760 & steam: 34046 'Braunton' (2)
Stock Used (3) (35451)+5200+5171+9104+13440+99352+99347+13320+1666+5236+5237+5249

Route :
1Z24 : Southend East to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z26 : Bristol Temple Meads to Southend East

Loco(s) Route
37516 (1) Southend East - Southend Central - Pitsea - Laindon - Upminster - Barking - Woodgrange Park - South Tottenham - Harringay Park Jn - Upper Holloway - Junction Road Jn - Gospel Oak - West Hampstead - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Southall
34046 (1) 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) - Southall
37516? (5) (1?) Southall - (reverse of outward route) - Southend East

Notes : 
(1) 47760 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'.
(5) Loco confirmation required.


34046 passing Freshford 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
Southend East 08.09d [P1] 08.09 22.59a [P2] 23.05
Southend Central 08/11 [P3] 08/12 22/57 [P2] 23/02
Leigh-on-Sea 08/18 [P1] 08/17 22/52 [P2] 22/56
Pitsea 08/24 [P2] 08/25 22/44 [P1] 22/48
Laindon 08/30 08/30 22/40 22/44
Upminster 08.38a ~ 08.41d [P1] 08.40 ~ 08.43 22.26a ~ 22.30d [P2] 22.32 ~ 22.34
Barking Upney Jn 08/51 ? 22/16 ?
Barking 08/53 [P8] 08/56 22/14 [P7] 22/19
Barking Station Jn 08/54 ? 22/12 ?
Woodgrange Park 08/56 [P1] 08/59 22/10 [P2] 22/13
South Tottenham 09/15 09/15 21/55 21/57
Harringay Park Jn 09/19 ? 21/51 ?
Upper Holloway 09/23 ? 21/49 21/51
Junction Road Jn 09/24 ? 21/47 ?
Gospel Oak 09/27 09/25 21/45 21/48
West Hampstead 09.32a ~ 09.34d [P1] 09.30 ~ 09.34 21.38a ~ 21.40d [P2] 21.39 ~ 21.43
Kensal Green Jn 09/39 09/37 21/33 21/32
Willesden Junction HL 09/41 [P5] 09/39 21.30 ~ 21.31 [P4] 21.29 ~ 21.30
Acton Wells Jn 09/44 09/43 21/27 21/25
Acton Main Line 09/47 [P3] 09/45 21/20 [UR] 21/17
Acton West 09/49 09/50 21/17 21/15
West Ealing 09/51 ? 21/15 21/12
Southall East Jn 09/54 09/57 21/12 21/08
Southall 09L56 ~ 10L39 [GL] 09.59 ~ 10.40 [GL] 20L46 ~ 21L10 [GL] 20.43 ~ 21.09
Southall West Jn 10/42 10/40 20/43 20/41
Heathrow Airport Jn 10/46 10/46 20/41 20/38
Slough 10/54 [P2] [DM] 10/53 20/27 [P3] [UM] 20/27
Maidenhead 11/00 [P1] [DM] 10/59 20/21 [P2] [UM] 20/21
Twyford 11/07 [P1] [DM] 11/05 20/14 [P2] [UM] 20/16 [P2] [UM]
Kennet Bridge Jn 11/12 11/10 20/09 20/09
Reading 11.14a ~ 11.19d [P7] 11.12 ~ 11.18 20.04a ~ 20.06d [P15] 20.02 ~ 20.06
Oxford Road Jn 11/25 11/21 - -
Southcote Jn 11/28 11/24 - -
Theale 11/32 ? - -
Newbury Racecourse 11w45 ~ 12w03 [P3] 11.46 ~ ? - -
Newbury 12/05 [P1] 12/07 - -
Bedwyn 12/20 12/28 - -
Woodborough 12/34 13/07 - -
Lavington 12/45 13/14 - -
Heywood Road Jn 12/53 13/23 - -
Hawkeridge Jn 12*56 ~ 13*18 13/27? - -
Trowbridge 13/24 [P1] 13/33 - -
Bradford Jn 13/26 13/34 - -
Reading West Jn - - 20/01 19/59
Goring & Streatley - - 19/51 [P4] [UR] 19/51
Didcot East Jn - - 19/43 [UR] 19/43
Didcot Parkway - - 19/42 [P4] 19/42
Foxhall Jn - - 19/40 19/39
Milton Jn - - 19w17 ~ 19w37 [RL] 19.17 ~ 19.33
Steventon - - 19/14 19/14
Wantage Road - - 19/10 19/11
Challow - - 19/06 19/07
Uffington - - 19/03 19/05
Swindon - - 18*36 ~ 18*51 [UM] 18.35 ~ 18.53
Wootton Bassett Jn - - 18/27 18/26
Chippenham - - 18/15 [P2] 18/15
Thingley East Jn - - 18/13 18/13
Thingley Jn - - 18/12 ?
Bathampton Jn 13/39 13/46 18/03 18/02
Bath Spa 13.43a ~ 13.47d [P1] 13.50 ~ 13.56 17.54a ~ 17.58d [P2] 17.53 ~ 17.58 [P2]
North Somerset Jn 14/02 14/10 17/40 17/39
Bristol East Jn 14/04 14/11 17/39 17/38
Bristol Temple Meads 14.06a [P10] 14.12 [P10] 17.37d [P3] 17.37 [P3]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

11/03/17 :
5Z24 : (47760 with 37516 on rear?) : Southall to Shoeburyness C.S.
5Z24 : (37516 with 47760 on rear) : Shoeburyness C.S. to Southend East

Location Booked
Southall Depot 04.40d
Shoeburyness C.S. ? ~ ?
Southend East ?a

5Z25 : (47760 with 34046 on rear) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol East Depot
5Z25 : (47760 with 34046 on rear) : Bristol East Depot to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Temple Meads 14.26d [P9] 17.28a [P4]
Bristol East Jn 14/28 17/26
North Somerset Jn 14/30 17/24
Bristol East Depot 14.33a 17.21d

5Z26 : (34046 with 35451) : Bristol East Depot to Bristol Temple Meads
5Z26 : (34046 with 35451) : Bristol Temple Meads to Lawrence Hill
5Z26 : (34046 with 35451) : Lawrence Hill to Bristol East Depot
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Bristol East Depot 15.53d
North Somerset Jn 15/55
Bristol East Jn 15/57
Bristol Temple Meads 15.58 ~ 16.06 [UT]
Bristol East Jn 16/07
Dr Day's Jn 16/08
Lawrence Hill 16.09 ~ 16.12
Dr Day's Jn 16/13
North Somerset Jn 16/21
Bristol East Depot 16.24a

5Z27 : (37516 with 47760 on rear?) : Southend East to Shoeburyness C.S.

Location Booked
Southend East 23.06d
Shoeburyness C.S. ?a

12/03/17 : 
5Z28 : (47760 with 37516 on rear) : Shoeburyness C.S. to Southall

Location Booked
Shoeburyness C.S. 12.17d
Willesden Junction HL [P5]
Southall Depot ?a


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