23rd July 2017

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47237 & steam: 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used 35486+5249+5236+1666+99351+99352+99121+13440+9104+5171+5200

Route : 
1Z55 : London Paddington to Weymouth
1Z56 : Weymouth to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
60009 (1) London Paddington - Southall - Langley - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - Westbury - Fairwood Road Jn - Clink Road Jn - Frome (2) - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Yeovil Pen Mill
47237 Yeovil Pen Mill - Maiden Newton - Dorchester West - Weymouth
60009 (1) Weymouth - Dorchester South - Wareham - Poole - Bournemouth - Brockenhurst - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Eastleigh - Winchester - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Bramley - Southcote Jn - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes: 
(1) 47237 on rear.
(2) The outward leg of the tour was diverted via Frome, to allow the delayed 1C77 09.57 London Paddington to Newquay to overtake.


60009 is seen here approaching Clink Road Jn (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.55d [P11] 08.55   22.00a [P8] 21.59
Royal Oak Jn 08/57 [L5] 08/58   21/58 21/57
Portobello Jn 08/59 [L5] 09/01   21/57 [L4] 21/56
Ladbroke Grove 09/00 [DR] 09/01   21/56 [UR] 21/55
Acton Main Line 09/04 [P3] [DR] 09/09   21/51 [UR] 21/49
Acton West 09/05 [DR] 09/16   21/50 [UR] 21/48
West Ealing 09/07 [DR] ?   21/46 [P4] [UR] 21/45
Southall 09/11 [DR] 09/22   21/43 [UR] 21/42
Heathrow Airport Jn 09/15 [DR] 09/24   21/39 [UR] 21/39
Langley 09.25a ~ 09.28d [P3] [DR] 09.33 ~ 09.35   21.26a ~ 21.30d [P4] [UR] 21.27 ~ 21.31
Dolphin Jn 09/30 [DR-DM] ?   21/24 [UM-UR] ?
Slough 09/32 [P2] [DM] 09/39   21/22 [P3] [UM] 21/22
Maidenhead 09/39 [P1] [DM] 09/44   21/13 [P2] [UM] 21/15
Twyford 09/46 [P1] [DM] 09/50 [P1] [DM]   21/04 [P2] [UM] 21/07
Kennet Bridge Jn 09/52 [DM] 09/54   20/59 [UM] 20/59
Reading 09.55a ~ 09.58d [P7] [WL] 09.56 ~ 10.03 [P7]   20.53a ~ 20.56d [P11] [UM] 20.35 ~ 20.57

 

Location Booked Actual
Oxford Road Jn 10/01 10/05
Southcote Jn 10/03 10/07
Theale 10/07 ?
Newbury Racecourse 10w23 ~ 10w51 [P3] 10.25 ~ 10.53
Newbury 10/54 [P1] 10/58
Bedwyn 11/08 [P1] 11/15
Woodborough 11/20 11/25
Lavington 11/28 11/32
Heywood Road Jn 11/37 11/39
Westbury 11.40 ~ 11.42 [P1] 11/42 [P1]
Fairwood Jn 11/45 11/46
Clink Road Jn 11/49 11/54
Frome DIV ?
Blatchbridge Jn 11/51 12/01
East Somerset Jn 11/56 12/08
Castle Cary 12/13 [P2] 12/18 [P2]
Yeovil Pen Mill 12L36a ~ 13L10d [P3] 12.38 ~ 13.11
Maiden Newton 13t30 ~ 13t33 13.32 ~ 13.33
Dorchester West 13/44 13/45
Dorchester Jn 13/46 13/46
Weymouth 13.55a [P2] ~ 17.20d [P3] 14.00 ~ 17.21
Dorchester Jn 17/35 17/34
Dorchester South 17/36 [P1] 17/35
Moreton 17/43 [P1] 17/42
Wool 17/50 [P1] 17/46
Wareham 17/57 [P1] 17/52
Poole 18/06 [P1] 18/00
Branksome 18/13 [P1] 18/07
Bournemouth 18/18 [P2] 18/11
Brockenhurst 18/42 [P2] 18/43
Redbridge 18/55 [P1] 18/55
Southampton Central 19/02 [US] [P2] 19/02
Northam Jn 19/05 [UF] 19/04 [UF]
St Denys 19/08 [P1] 19/06
Southampton Airport Parkway 19/13 [P1] [US] 19/12 [P1] [US]
Eastleigh 19w18 ~ 19w43 [P1] 19w18 ~ 19w41 [P1] [US]
Shawford 19/52 19/50
Winchester 19/57 [P1] 19/54
Wallers Ash Loop 20/04 19/59
Worting Jn 20/15 [US] 20/10
Basingstoke 20.19 ~ 20.21 [P4] 20/14?
Bramley 20/30 20/21
Southcote Jn 20/46 20/30
Oxford Road Jn 20/50 [UFM] 20/32

Timings continued in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z55 : (47237 with 60009 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z57 : (47237 with 60009 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 07.55d 23.11a
Southall Yard 08.05 ~ 08.16 22.46 ~ 23.01
Southall East Jn 08/18 22/44
Acton West 08/24 22/37
Ladbroke Grove 08/30 22/33
Portobello Jn 08/30 22/31
Royal Oak Jn 08/31 22/30
London Paddington 08.33a [P11] 22.28d [P8]

0Z55 : (60009) :  Yeovil Pen Mill to Yeovil Junction
(Loco turned at Yeovil Railway Centre)

Location Booked
Yeovil Pen Mill 12.46d [P3]
Yeovil Junction 12.54a

5Z55 : (47237) :  Weymouth to Jersey Sidings

Location Booked
Weymouth 14.05d [P2]
Jersey Sidings 14.09a

0Z56 : (60009) :  Yeovil Junction to Weymouth Jersey Sidings

Location Booked
Yeovil Junction 15.20d
Yeovil Pen Mill 15t27 ~ 15t31
Maiden Newton 16t00 ~ 16t03
Dorchester West 16/14
Dorchester Jn 16/16
Weymouth 16.28 ~ 16.37 [P1]
Jersey Sidings 16.41a

5Z56 : (47237 with 60009 on rear) : Jersey Sidings to Weymouth

Location Booked
Jersey Sidings 17.00d
Weymouth 14.05a [P3]


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