20th April 2017

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 46100 'Royal Scot' & 53808
Stock Used (2) (35451)+5249+5200+5171+9104+13440+99352+99347+13320+1666+5236+5237

Route :
1Z60 : London Victoria to Minehead
1Z61 : Minehead to West Brompton

Loco(s) Route
46100 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Isleworth - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Sunningdale - Ascot - Bracknell - Wokingham - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Frome - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren (WSR)
53808 Norton Fitzwarren (WSR) - Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
53808 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
47746 Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Blatchbridge Jn - Clink Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Clapham Junction - Latchmere Jn - West Brompton

Notes : 
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) 35451 was only in the consist when 46100 was on the train. 
(3) John Clifford comments: The tour was originally advertised as being steam hauled both ways by 61306 'Mayflower'. However, this engine is undergoing repairs, so 46100 'Royal Scot' was substituted. Also there was a gauging problem at Thatcham. Because of this, the tour was diesel hauled back since there was a stop at Newbury. Otherwise there would have been a diversion with Newbury passengers being conveyed by coach. As the diesel took the train back the train, on the return, it was diverted to West Brompton due to a lack of loco to take the E.C.S. out of London Victoria. 46100 returned to Southall Depot on 21/04/17 (see below).


46100 at Berkley Marsh, near Frome, on the outward leg of the tour.
(photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : John Clifford (on the tour from London Victoria to Taunton) & Guy Vincent

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

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 08.43d [P2] [FL] 08.43 [P2] [FL] - -
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/47 08/46 - -
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/51 [RVL] 08/49 - -
Longhedge Jn 08/57 08.51 ~ 08.53 - -
Sig.W135 - 08.57 ~ 08.57
West Brompton - - 23.13a [P4] 23.11
Latchmere Jn - - 23/08 23/07
Clapham Junction 09/01 [P5] [FL] 09/01 [P5] [FL] 22.57a ~ 23.05d [P3] 22.53 ~ 23.05
Barnes 09/08 [P3] 09/09 [P3] 22/50 [P1] [US] 22/44
Brentford 09/14 [P2] 09/15 [P2] 22/43 [P1] 22/37
Isleworth 09.17a ~ 09.19d [P2] 09.20 ~ 09.21 [P2] 22.34a ~ 22.38d [P1] ? ~ 22.35
Hounslow 09/22 [P2] 09/25 [P2] 22/31 [P1] 22/28
Feltham Jn 09/24 09/28 22/29 22/26
Feltham 09/26 [P2] 09/30 [P2] 22/26 [P1] 22/23
Staines 09/33 [P2] 09/35 [P2] 22/19 [P1] 22/14
Virginia Water 09/43 [P2] 09/44 [P2] 22/10 [P1] 22/03
Sunningdale 09.47a ~ 09.59d [P2] 09.51 ~ 09.59 [P2] 21.51a ~ 21.55d [P1] 21.54 ~ 21.57
Ascot 10/04 [P2] 10/04 [P2] 21/48 [P1] 21/51
Bracknell 10.09a ~ 10.12d [P2] 10.11 ~ 10.13 [P2] 21.38a ~ 21.42d [P1] 21.42 ~ 21.47
Wokingham 10/19 [P2] 10/21 [P2] 21/30 [P1] 21/33
Earley 10/25 10/26 21/21 21/22
Reading Spur Jn 10/31 10/31 21/17 21/18
Reading New Jn 10/32 [DM] 10.32 ~ 10.33 21/16 21/16
Reading 10.34a ~ 10.42d [P8] [WL] 10.37 ~ 10.42 [P8] [WL] 21.09a ~ 21.15d [P8] [DM] 21.11 ~ 21.14
Oxford Road Jn 10/45 10/45 21/07 [WL] 21/09
Southcote Jn 10/47 10/47 21/04 21/05
Theale 10/51 ? 21/00 ?
Newbury Racecourse 11w05 ~ 11w18 [P3] 11.06 ~ 11.21 [P3] 20/46 ?
Newbury 11.23a ~ 11.26d [P1] 11.24 ~ 11.26 [P1] 20.42a ~ 20.45d [P2] 20.47 ~ 20.50
Hungerford Loop - - 20*25 ~ 20*34 [UPL] ?
Bedwyn 11/42 [P1] 11/45 [P1] 20/19 [P2] 20/23
Woodborough 11/54 11/59 20/08 20/13
Lavington 12/04 12/06 20/00 20/06
Heywood Road Jn 12/12 12/13 [AL] 19/55 20/01
Fairwood Jn 12/14 12/15 19/50 19/58
Clink Road Jn 12/19 12.20 ~ 12.23 19/47 19/55
Frome 12w22 ~ 12w33 12.27 ~ 12.38 - -
Blatchbridge Jn 12/36 12/42 19/45 19/54
East Somerset Jn 12/41 12/48 19/41 19/51
Castle Cary 12/50 [P2] 12/57 [P2] 19/30 [P1] 19/44
Somerton GF 13/01 13/05 19/23 19/36
Athelney LC 13/11 13/14 19/17 19/30
Cogload Jn 13/16 13/17 19/14 19/27
Taunton 13.22a ~ 13.30d [P3] [RL] 13.23 ~ 13.33 [P2] [RL]  19.04a ~ 19.06d [P2] 19.17 ~ 19.21
Norton Fitzwarren Jn 13/34 13/37 18/59 [DR] ?
Norton Fitzwarren WSR 13L40 ~ 14L00 ? 18/55 -?
Bishops Lydeard 14/12 ? 18L36a ~ 18L45d  ?
Crowcombe Heathfield 14/27 ? 18/26 ?
Williton 14/45 ? 18/06 ?
Blue Anchor 15/08 ? 17.38 ~ 17.43 ?
Minehead 15.22a ? 17.25d ?


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

20/04/17 :
5Z60 : (47746 with 46100 on rear) : Southall to London Victoria
5Z61 : (47746) : West Brompton to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.20d 00.08a
Southall Yard 06.30 ~ 06.45 23.49 ~ 23.59
Southall East Jn 06/46 23/47
West Ealing 06/48 ?
Acton West 06/50 23/39
Acton Main Line 06/52 23/37
Acton Wells Jn 06/55 23/35
Willesden SW Sdgs 06.58 ~ 07.22 23/33
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/27 23/29
North Pole Jn 07/28 23/28
Kensington Olympia 07/31 23/23
West Brompton 07.34 ~ 07.39 23.20d [P4]
Latchmere Jn 07/43 -
Longhedge Jn 07/45 -
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/48 -
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/01 -
London Victoria 08.04a [P2] -

21/04/17 :
5Z62 : (46100 with 35451) : Bishops Lydeard to Southall

Location Booked
Bishops Lydeard 11.10d
Taunton 11.32 ~ 11.32
Castle Cary 12/04
Frome 12.25 ~ 12.34
Westbury 12.45 ~ 13.11
Melksham ?
Chippenham 13/35
Wootton Bassett Jn 13/54
Swindon 14/03
Milton Jn 14.28 ~ 14.50
Didcot Parkway 14/59
Goring & Streatley 15/08
Reading 15/22
Twyford 15/29
Slough 15/48
Heathrow Airport Jn 16/04
Hayes [Up Loop] 16.12 ~ 16.44
Southall Yard 16.49 ~ 16.52
Southall Depot 17.02a


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