17th August 2017

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

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

Route : 
1Z24 : London Victoria to Worcester Shrub Hill
1Z26 : Worcester Shrub Hill to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
46233 (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 - Kew East Jn - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Egham - Virginia Water - Ascot - Wokingham - Earley - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Wolvercote Jn - Charlbury - Ascott-under-Wychwood - Moreton-in-Marsh - Evesham - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill
46233 Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Stroud - Kemble - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - (reverse of outward route) - Brentford - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Banked by 47746 from London Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge.


46233 waits to leave London Victoria to start the day (photo: Peter Burton)

Source : Peter Burton (on the tour)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 09.43d [P2] 09.42   22.13a [P2] 22.26
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/47 ?   22/10 ?
Stewarts Lane Jn 09/51 [RVL] ?   22/08 [RVL] ?
Longhedge Jn 09/55 ?   22/05 ?
Latchmere Jn 09/59 09/56   - -
Kensington Olympia 10/06 [DM] 10/02 [DM]   - -
North Pole Jn 10/10 10/04   - -
Mitre Bridge Jn 10/12 10/12   - -
Willesden SW Sidings 10/16 ?   - -
Acton Wells Jn 10/18 10/20   - -
South Acton Jn 10/26 ?   - -
Kew East Jn 10/29 10/31   - -
Clapham Junction - -   22/02 [P3] 22/01
Barnes - -   21/53 [P1] [UWS] 21/53
Brentford 10/33 [P2] 10/33   21/42 [P1] 21/42
Hounslow 10/37 [P2] 10/38   21/34 [P1] 21/34
Feltham Jn 10/46 10/41   21/31 21/32
Feltham 10/49 [P2] 10/44   21/29 [P1] 21/29
Staines 10/57 [P2] 10/52   21/23 [P1] 21/22
Egham 11.04a ~ 11.07d [P2] 10.57 ~ 11.07   21.12a ~ 21.16d [P1] 21.14 ~ 21.17 [P1]
Virginia Water 11/12 [P2] 11/11   21/08 [P1] 21/08
Ascot 11w24a ~ 11w36d [P1] 11.23 ~ 11.38 [P1]   20w48a ~ 20w53d [P1] 20.52 ~ 20.55
Wokingham 11/48 [P2] 11/56   20/36 [P1] 20/40
Earley 11/54 12/02   20/30 20/33
Reading Spur Jn 12/01 12/05   20/27 20/28
Reading New Jn 12/05 12/06   - -
Reading Southern Jn - -   20/26 20/26
Reading 12.07a ~ 12.13d [P8] [FVL] 12.08 ~ 12.16 [P8]   20.21a ~ 20.24d [P14] 20.21 ~ 20.25
Reading High Level Jn 12/16 [DM] 12/19   - -
Reading West Jn - -   20/18 [UR] 20/18
Goring & Streatley 12/24 [P1] [DM] 12/28   20/09 [P4] [UR] 20/11
Didcot East Jn 12/34 [DR] 12/36   20/02 [UR] 20/02
Didcot Parkway 12.35a ~ 12.37d [P3] 12/38?   19.56a ~ 20.00d [P4] 19.53 ~ 20.02

 

Location Booked Actual
Didcot North Jn 12/40 12/43
Kennington Jn 12/48 12/50
Oxford 12/51 [DT] 12/54 [DT]
Wolvercote Jn 12/54 12/56
Charlbury 13/04 ?
Ascott-under-Wychwood 13/08 [P1] 13/10
Kingham 13w14 ~ 13w29 ?
Moreton-in-Marsh 13/36 [P1] 13/38
Honeybourne 13/46 [P1] ?
Evesham 13.56a ~ 14.00d 13.55 ~ 13.58
Norton Jn 14/15 14/11
Worcester Shrub Hill 14.22a [P1] ~ 17.22 [P1] 14.17 [P1] ~ 17.22 [P1]
Norton Jn 17/28 17/30
Abbotswood Jn 17*31 ~ 17*41 ? ~ 17.42
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 17/54 [P2] 17/53
Cheltenham Spa 18.04a ~ 18.07d [P1] 18.02 ~ 18.06 [P1]
Barnwood Jn 18/15 18/12
Gloucester Yard Jn 18/16 18/13
Standish Jn 18/22 18/20
Stroud 18/31 18/29
St Mary's LC 18/37 18/30
Kemble 18/48 [P1] 18/41
Loco Yard Jn 19/02 ?
Swindon 19/04 [P3] 19/05
Uffington 19/15 19/16
Challow 19/18 [UR] 19/19
Wantage Road 19/26 19/26
Steventon 19/32 [UR] 19/30
Milton Jn 19w35 ~ 19w50 ? ~ 19.47
Foxhall Jn 19/54 19/50

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z24 : (46233 with 47746 on rear) : Southall to Greenford West Jn
5Z24 : (47746 with 46233 on rear) : Greenford West Jn to London Victoria
5Z27 : (47746? with 46233 on rear) : London Victoria to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.51d 23.49a
Southall Yard 07.01 ~ 07.11 23.29 ~ 23.39
Southall East Jn 07/12 23/28
Hanwell 07/14 -
Drayton Green 07/17 -
Greenford South Jn 07/25 -
Greenford West Jn 07.27 ~ 07.56 -
Greenford South Jn 07/58 -
Drayton Green 08/05 -
West Ealing 08/08 ?
Acton West 08/14 23/23
Acton Main Line 08/17 23/21
Acton Wells Jn 08/20 23/18
Willesden SW Sidings 08.24 ~ 08.37 23/15
Mitre Bridge Jn 08/42 23/11
North Pole Jn 08/44 23/09
Kensington Olympia 08/48 23/05
West Brompton 08.52 ~ 08.55 23.00 ~ 23.02
Latchmere Jn 09/00 22/56
Longhedge Jn 09/06 22/54
Stewarts Lane Jn 09/09 22/50
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/13 22/47
London Victoria 09.16a [P2] 22.43d [P2]

5Z25 : (46233) : Worcester Shrub Hill - Worcester L.M.D.
5Z26 : (46233) : Worcester L.M.D. - Worcester Shrub Hill

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Worcester Shrub Hill 14.32d [P1] 17.18a [P1]
Worcester L.M.D. 14.34a 17.16d

5Z28 : (46233 with 99041) : Worcester L.M.D. - Tunnel Jn - Henwick - Worcester Shrub Hill - Worcester L.M.D.
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Worcester L.M.D. 14.55d
Tunnel Jn 14.58 ~ 15.01
Worcester Foregate Street 15.04 ~ 15.06
Henwick 15.09 ~ 15.12
Worcester Foregate Street 15.15 ~ 15.27
Worcester Shrub Hill 15/30
Worcester Sig.54l 15.32 ~ 15.41
Worcester Shrub Hill 15/43
Worcester L.M.D. 15.46a


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