6th June 2017

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express (2 trains)

Locos Used 37706 & steam: 60103 'Flying Scotsman'
Stock Used 99953+5200+5249+5236+1666+13320+99351+99352+13440+9104+5171+5032

Route :
1Z72 : London Paddington to London Victoria
1Z75 : London Victoria to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
60103 (1) London Paddington - Park Royal - Greenford West Jn - South Ruislip - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Bicester South Jn - Gavray Jn (3) - Bicester Village - Oxford Parkway - Woodstock Road Jn - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Goring & Streatley - Reading - Twyford - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Canal Wharf - Willesden No.7 Jn
37706 (2) Willesden No.7 Jn - Willesden West London Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria
60103 (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 - South Acton Jn - Kew East Jn - Old Kew Jn - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham Jn - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Guildford - Shalford - Gomshall - Reigate - Redhill - Purley - East Croydon - Norwood Junction - Crystal Palace - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill - Brixton - Voltaire Road Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria

Notes : 
(1) 37706 on rear.
(2) 60103 on rear.
(3) This was reported as the first steam hauled rail tour over the chord from Bicester South Jn to Gavray Jn.
(4) The evening tour was originally advertised to run London Paddington - Bicester - Oxford - London Paddington.
(5) 1Z75 was delayed in the Croydon area, by reasons unknown.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
London Paddington 12.22d [P9] 12.22
Ladbroke Grove 12/25 12/25
Old Oak Common West 12/30 12/29
Park Royal 12/33 12/34
Greenford East Jn 12/38 ?
Greenford West Jn 12/40 ?
South Ruislip 12/58 12/52
West Ruislip 13/02 13/00
Gerrards Cross 13/09 [P1] 13/08
High Wycombe 13/20 [P2] 13/22 [P2]
Saunderton 13/29 13/29
Princes Risborough 13.34a ~ 13.45d [P2] 13.36 ~ 13.43 [P2]
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 13/53 [P1] 13/52
Bicester South Jn 14/09 14/06
Gavray Jn 14/11 14/07
Bicester Village 14/13 [P1] 14/08
Oxford Parkway 14w24a ~ 14w44d [P1] 14.18 ~ 14.43
Woodstock Road Jn 14/48 14/48
Oxford 14/51 [UM] 14/54 [UM]
Kennington Jn 14/53 14/57
Didcot North Jn 15/01 15/07
Didcot East Jn 15/02 [UR] 15/09
Goring & Streatley 15/10 [P4] [UR] 15/16
Reading West Jn 15/21 [UR] 15/24
Reading 15.23a ~ 15.25d [P15] 15.27 ~ 15.29
Kennet Bridge Jn 15/28 [UR] 15/31
Twyford 15/32 [P4] [UR] 15/36
Maidenhead 15/39 [P4] [UR] 15/44
Slough 15/49 [P5] [UR] 15/53
Heathrow Airport Jn 16/05 [UR] 16/05
Southall 16/10 [P4] [UR] 16/10
West Ealing 16/14 [P4] [UR] 16/15
Acton West 16/20 [UR] 16/19
Acton Main Line 16/22 [UR] 16/21
Acton Wells Jn 16/27 16/27
Acton Canal Wharf 16/36 ?
Willesden No.7 Jn 16.39 ~ 16.44 ? ~ ?
Willesden West London Jn 16/46 16/42
Mitre Bridge Jn 16/54 16/44
North Pole Jn 16/55 16/46
Kensington Olympia 17/00 [P3] 16/49
Latchmere Jn 17/07 16/56
Longhedge Jn 17/10 ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 17/12 [RVL] ?
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/13 ?
London Victoria 17.18a [P2] 17.20

 

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 19.12d [P2] 19.12
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 19/17 ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 19/21 [RVL] ?
Longhedge Jn 19/25 ?
Latchmere Jn 19/28 19/32
Kensington Olympia 19/35 [DM] 19/37
North Pole Jn 19/39 19/39
Mitre Bridge Jn 19/40 19/41
Willesden SW Sidings 19/43 ?
Acton Wells Jn 19/47 19/51
South Acton Jn 19/53 ?
Kew East Jn 19/55 20/00
Old Kew Jn 19/58 20/01
Brentford 20/02 [P2] 20/03
Hounslow 20/06 [P2] 20/08
Feltham Jn 20/09 20/11
Feltham 20/11 [P2] 20/14
Staines 20/20 [P2] 20/21
Virginia Water 20/29 [P4] 20/35
Addlestone Jn 20/40 ?
Byfleet & New Haw 20/46 20/46
Woking 20/52 [P5] 20/55
Woking Jn 20*55 ~ 20*59 ? ~ 21.03
Guildford 21/13 [P4] 21/15
Shalford Jn 21/16 21/18
Shalford 21w20 ~ 21w40 [P1] 21.21 ~ 21.35
Gomshall 21/49 21/46
Dorking Deepdene 21/57 21/51
Reigate 22/05 21/59
Redhill 22/10 [P1] 22/09
Stoats Nest Jn 22/22 [UF] 22/21
Purley 22/23 [P1] 22/23
South Croydon 22/27 22/27
East Croydon 22/29 [P1] 22/28
Windmill Bridge Jn 22/30 22/56
Norwood Junction 22/33 [P3] 23/00
Bromley Jn 22/35 23/02
Crystal Palace 23/27 [P1] 23/04
West Norwood 22/42 [P1] 23/08
Tulse Hill 22/44 [P3] 23/11
Herne Hill 22/49 [P2] 23/16
Brixton 22/51 23/17
Voltaire Road Jn 22/53 [FL] 23/18
Factory Jn 22/54 ?
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 22/56 ?
London Victoria 23.00a [P2] 23.24


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z72 :  (60103 with 37706 on rear) : Southall to Greenford West Jn
5Z72 :  (37706 with 60103 on rear) : Greenford West Jn to London Paddington

Location Booked
Southall Depot 10.34d
Southall Yard 10.44 ~ 10.51
Southall East Jn ?
Hanwell Bridge Loop 10.54 ~ 11.05
Drayton Green ?
Greenford West Jn 11.28 ~ 11.34
Drayton Green ?
West Ealing 11/45
Acton West 11/49
London Paddington 11.59a [P9]

5Z73 :  (60103 with 37706 on rear) : London Victoria to Stewarts Lane Jn
5Z73 :  (37706 with 60103 on rear) : Stewarts Lane Jn to Battersea Loop

Location Booked
London Victoria 17.35d
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/37
Stewarts Lane Jn 17.40 ~ 17.43
Battersea Loop 17.47a

5Z75 :  (60103 with 37706 on rear) : Battersea Loop to Stewarts Lane Jn
5Z75 :  (37706 with 60103 on rear) : Stewarts Lane Jn to London Victoria

Location Booked
Battersea Loop 18.42d
Stewarts Lane Jn ? ~ ?
Grosvenor Bridge Jn ?
London Victoria 18.56a [P2]

5Z76 : (37706 with 60103 on rear) : London Victoria to Southall

Location Booked
London Victoria 23.19d [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 23/22
Stewarts Lane Jn 23/34
Longhedge Jn 23/41
Latchmere Jn 23/47
West Brompton 23.52 ~ 23.53
Kensington Olympia 23/55
North Pole Jn 23/59
Mitre Bridge Jn 00/01
Willesden SW Sidings 00/05
Acton Wells Jn 00/07
Acton Main Line 00.11 ~ 00.15
Acton West 00/19
West Ealing 00/21
Southall East Jn 00/24
Southall Yard 00.26 ~ 00.36
Southall Depot 00.53a


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