13th August 2017

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland'
Stock Used (2) (99041)+5237+5249+5236+1666+99351+99352+13440+9104+5171+5200

Route :
1Z32 : London Paddington to Crewe
1Z34 : Crewe to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
47746 London Paddington - Old Oak Common West - Park Royal - Greenford West Jn - South Ruislip - Gerrards Cross - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Bicester North - Aynho Jn - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Tame Bridge Parkway - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Cosford - Wellington - Shrewsbury - Wem - Nantwich - Crewe
46233 (1) Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes : 
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) 99041 was only in the consist when 46233 was on the train.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 09.52d [P8] 09.52   23.37a [P3] 23.30
Royal Oak Jn  09/53 09/53   23/34 23/28
Portobello Jn 09/54 09/54   23/30 ?
Ladbroke Grove 09/56 [RL] 09/54   23/29 23/26
Old Oak Common West 10/00 09/57   23/25 [RL] 23/23
Park Royal 10/03 10/01   23/21 23/21
Greenford East Jn 10/07 ?   23/15 ?
Greenford West Jn 10/09 ?   23/14 ?
South Ruislip 10.15 ~ 10.23 10.13 ~ 10.23   23/09 23/10
West Ruislip 10/26 10/26   22.58 ~ 23.04 [UPL] 22.51 ~ 23.05
Gerrards Cross 10/32 [P1] 10/31   22/49 [P2] 22/45
High Wycombe 10/42 [P2] 10/39   22/38 [P3] 22/36
Saunderton 10/48 10/44   22/31 22/31
Princes Risborough 10/52 [P3] 10/47   22/27 [UM] 22/28
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 10/58 [P1] 10/52   22/20 [P2] 22/21
Bicester South Jn 11/10 11/03   22/08 22/07
Bicester North 11.11a ~ 11.13d [P1] 11.05 ~ 11.12   21.58a ~ 22.06d [P2] 21.48 ~ 21.54
Aynho Jn 11/24 11/22   21/45 21/39
Banbury 11.31a ~ 11.33d [P2] 11.28 ~ 11.32   21.12a ~ 21.38d [P4] 21.12 ~ 21.32
Reservoir Jn 11/35 11/35   21/10 21/08
Fenny Compton 11/42 11/42   21/02 21/01
Leamington Spa 11/51 [DM] 11/52   20/50 [UM] 20/50
Milverton Jn 11/53 11/54   20/41 20/43
Kenilworth Jn 12/00 11/59   20.26 ~ 20.34 20.32 ~ 20.37
Gibbet Hill Jn 12/02 12/01   20/23 20/25
Coventry 12/06 [P3] 12/05   20/17 [P2] 20/17
Birmingham International 12.16a ~ 12.43d [P2] 12.17 ~ 12.42   19.37a ~ 19.59d [P1] 19.36 ~ 20.01
Stechford 12/51 12/50   19/28 19/27
Aston 12/56 [P1] 12/57   19/23 [P2] 19/22
Perry Barr North Jn 13/01 13/00   19/18 19/15
Tame Bridge Parkway 13.09 ~ 13.09 13/03?   19.11 ~ 19.11 19/09?
Bescot Stadium 13/12 13/04   19/09 18/54
Darlaston Jn 13/13 13/06   19/03 18/52
Portobello Jn 13/17 13/09   18/59 18/48
Wolverhampton 13.22a ~ 13.24d [P2] 13.15 ~ 13.26   18.50a ~ 18.53d [P4] 18/44 [P4]
Wolverhampton North Jn 13/26 13/27   18/47 18/42
Stafford Road Jn 13/27 13/28   18/44 18/39
Cosford 13.35a ~ 13.40d 13.36 ~ 13.40   18.13a ~ 18.33d 18.15 ~ ?
Madeley Jn 13/47 13/45   18/06 18/04
Telford Central 13/48 13/47   18/04 18/02
Wellington 13/52 [DM] 13/52   17/57 [UM] 17/55
Abbey Foregate Jn 14/04 ?   17/41 ?
Shrewsbury 14.05a ~ 14.09d [P4] 14.07 ~ 14.11   17.30a ~ 17.40d [P7] 17.29 ~ 17.40 [P7]
Harlescott LC 14/14 ?   17/24 17/24
Wem 14/23 14/24   17/15 17/17
Prees 14/26 ?   17/11 ?
Wrenbury 14/35 ?   17/00 ?
Nantwich 14/39 14/41   16/55 16/53
Crewe Gresty Lane 14/45 14/45   16/50 16/48
Crewe 14.47a [P12] 14.49   16.46d [P12] 16.46


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z32 : (????? with 47746 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z35 : (47746 with 46233 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 08.30d 00.39a
Southall Yard 08.40 ~ 08.55 00.19 ~ 00.29
Southall East Jn 08/56 00/17
West Ealing 08/59 ?
Acton West 09/02 00/09
Ladbroke Grove 09/06 00/03
Portobello Jn 09/07 00/02
Royal Oak Jn 09/08 00/01
London Paddington 09.10a [P8] 23.59d [P3]


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