1st April 2017

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47237 & 47760
Stock Used 5200+5171+9104+13440+99352+99347+1666+13320+5236+5237

Route :
1Z45 : Kettering to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z46 : Bristol Temple Meads to Kettering

Loco(s) Route
47237 (1) Kettering - Wellingborough - Bedford - Luton - St Albans City - Mill Hill Broadway - Silkstream Jn - Hendon - Brent Curve Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Neasden Jn - Acton Canal Wharf - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - Hawkeridge Jn - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
47760 (2) Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - Kettering

Notes : 
(1) 47760 on rear.
(2) 47237 on rear.
(3) This tour was booked to be steam hauled from Southall to Bristol Temple Meads and return. However 45699 'Galatea' failed its fitness to run exam. 

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Kettering 06.58d [P1] 06.58 22.02a [P2] 22.08
Harrowden Jn 07/05 07/12 21/55 22/01
Wellingborough 07.08a ~ 07.11d [P2] 07.15 ~ 07.17 21.48a ~ 21.50d [P3] 21.54 ~ 21.55
Sharnbrook Jn 07/21 07/27 21/34 21/42
Bedford North Jn 07/28 07/33 21/25 21/30
Bedford 07.30a ~ 07.33d [P1] 07.34 ~ 07.38 21.22a ~ 21.24d [P4] 21.23 ~ 21.29
Bedford South Jn 07/35 07/40 21/20 21/21
Flitwick 07/44 [P1] 07/49 21/11 [P2] 21/13
Leagrave 07/50 [P1] 07/56 21/05 [P2] 21/06
Luton 07/53 [P1] 07/59 21/03 [P3] 21/03
Harpenden 07/59 [P1] 08/04 20/56 [P2] 20/58
St Albans City 08.05a ~ 08.07d [P1] 08.09 ~ 08.12 20.48a ~ 20.51d [P2] 20.48 ~ 20.51
Radlett 08/13 [P1] 08/17 20/43 [P2] 20/42
Mill Hill Broadway 08.20 ~ 08.22 [P1] 08.23 ~ 08.25 20/36 [P2] 20/33
Silkstream Jn 08/25 ? 20/34 ? ~ 20.29
Hendon 08/30 [UH] 08/32 20/29 [DH] 19/40
Brent Curve Jn 08/36 08/36 20/25 19/36
Dudding Hill Jn 08/39 08/41 20/23 19/32
Neasden Jn 08/41 ? 20/21 ?
Acton Canal Wharf 08/45 ? 20/17 19/27
Acton Wells Jn 08/47 08/51 20/15 19/26
Acton Main Line 08/56 [P3] 08/59 20/13 [P4] 19/23
Acton West 08/58 09/01 20/12 19/22
West Ealing 09/01 ? 20/08 19/19
Hanwell Bridge Loop - - 19L34 ~ 20L04 [GL] 19/17?
Southall East Jn 09/05 09/06 19/32 19/16
Southall 09L07 ~ 09L42 [GL] 09.08 ~ 09.10 19/31 [P4] 19/16
Heathrow Airport Jn 09/48 09/13 19/27 19/11
Slough 10/01 [P4] 09/19 19/18 [P5] 18/57
Maidenhead 10/08 [P3] 09/28 19/11 [P4] 18/51
Twyford 10/17 [P3] 09/36 19/04 [P4] 18/44
Kennet Bridge Jn 10/23 09/42 18/58 18/39
Reading 10.25 ~ 10.35 [P12] 09/44? 18.53 ~ 18.55 [P15] 18.34 ~ 18.37
Oxford Road Jn 10/44 09/47 - -
Southcote Jn 10/46 09/49 - -
Theale 10/50 ? - -
Newbury Racecourse 11w04 ~ 11w26 10/03? - -
Newbury 11/28 10/03 - -
Bedwyn 11/43 10/13 - -
Woodborough 11/56 10/24 - -
Lavington 12/03 10/31 - -
Heywood Road Jn 12/12 10/40 - -
Hawkeridge Jn 12/17 10/43 - -
Trowbridge 12/22 [P1] ? - -
Bradford Jn 12/24 10/53 - -
Reading West Jn - - 18/50 18/29
Goring & Streatley - - 18/38 [P4] 18/20
Didcot East Jn - - 18/30 18/12
Didcot Parkway - - 18/29 [P4] 18/12
Foxhall Jn - - 18/26 18/09
Milton Jn - - 18w03 ~ 18w22 [UR] 18.03 ~ 18.06
Steventon - - 18/00 18/00
Wantage Road - - 17/56 17/56
Challow - - 17/48 17/46
Uffington - - 17/46 17/44
Swindon - - 17/35 [UM] 17/34
Wootton Bassett Jn - - 17/28 17/23
Chippenham - - 17/14 [P2] 17/10
Thingley East Jn - - 17/12 17/09
Thingley Jn - - 17/11 ?
Bathampton Jn 12/38 11/11 17/01 17/00
Bath Spa 12.42a ~ 12.48d [P1] 11.15 ~ 11.20 16.51a ~ 16.56d [P2] 16.47 ~ 16.55
North Somerset Jn 13/03 11/32 16/37 16/36
Bristol East Jn 13/04 11/36 16/36 16/35
Bristol Temple Meads 13.06a [P7] 11.37 16.34d [P7] 16.33


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z40 : (45699 with Support Coach) : Southall to Southall Yard (cancelled)

Location Booked
Southall Depot 08.50d
Southall 09.00 ~ 09.01
Southall Yard 09.03a [GL]

5Z41 : (45699 with Support Coach) : Hanwell Bridge Loop to Southall (cancelled)

Location Booked
Hanwell Bridge Loop 20.41d [GL]
Southall East Jn 20/42
Southall Yard 20.44 ~ 20.54
Southall Depot 21.04a


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