14th February 2018

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express (2 trains)

Locos Used 37706 & steam: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'
Stock Used 14064+1666+99371+99352+99351+9104+13440+5171+5200

Route :
1Z49 : London Victoria to Folkestone West
1Z50 : Folkestone West to London Victoria
1Z51 : London Victoria to Windsor & Eton Riverside
1Z53 : Windsor & Eton Riverside to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
70013 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Cambria Jn? - Denmark Hill - Nunhead - Catford - Bellingham - Shortlands Jn - Bromley South - Bickley Jn -  St Mary Cray Jn - Swanley - Otford Jn - Maidstone East - Charing - Ashford International - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Sandwich - Deal - Buckland Jn - Dover Priory - Folkestone West - Ashford International - Headcorn - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Petts Wood Jn - Bickley Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria
70013 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Wraysbury - Windsor & Eton Riverside

Notes : 
(1) 37706 on rear.
(2) John Clifford comments: The morning tour was a circular trip around Kent. On the evening tour passengers could attend a showing of the film, "Casablanca", at Eton College. The E.C.S. arrived late at Victoria despite having been on time on the West London Line. South Eastern were having problems, including a difficulty in coupling two trains in Victoria platform so this may have accounted for the lateness. We set off late and on the Hounslow loop we found that we were behind the 17.22 Waterloo - Weybridge via Brentford (it stops at all stations). Hence we had to follow it to Staines. It wasn’t clear why we stopped outside Windsor. The return working was cancelled as our driver had been called away to a family emergency. Passengers returned to London by South Western Railway trains.

Source : John Clifford (travelled on 1Z51)

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

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 09.00d [P2] [FL] 08.59
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/04 ?
Voltaire Road Jn 09/06˝ ?
Brixton 09/08 09/13
Cambria Jn 09/13 DIV?
Denmark Hill 09/14 [P4] 09/15
Crofton Road Jn 09/14˝ 09/18
Nunhead 09/16˝ [P2] 09/20
Catford 09/20˝ ?
Bellingham 09/22 09/25
Shortlands Jn 09/28 [DS] 09/29
Bromley South 09.31a ~ 09.33d [P4] 09.31 ~ 09.34
Bickley Jn 09/38 [DF] 09/38
St Mary Cray Jn 09/41 09/40
Swanley 09/52 [P2] 09/46
Otford Jn 10/02˝ 09/57
Maidstone East 10w25 ~ 10w48 [P2] 10.31 ~ 10.49
Charing 11/03 11/07
Ashford International 11/11 [P5] 11/18
Wye 11/21 11/24
Canterbury West 11.36a ~ 11.40d [P2] 11.36 ~ 11.39
Minster 11/54 11/56
Minster South Jn 11/54˝ ?
Sandwich 12/01 12/03
Deal 12/08 12/08
Buckland Jn 12/19 ?
Dover Priory 12.21a ~ 12.23d [P1] 12/22
Folkestone East 12/31˝ ?
Folkestone Central 12/33˝ 12/33
Folkestone West 12.37a ~ 12.54d 12.35 ~ 12.58
Saltwood Jn 12/58 ?
Ashford International 13/08 [UM] 13/12
Headcorn 13/23 [UM] 13/21
Paddock Wood 13/37 [UM] 13/33
Tonbridge 13/45 [UF] 13/43
Sevenoaks 13/55 [P1] 13/55
Orpington 14/04˝ [P2] [UF] 14/04
Petts Wood Jn 14/06˝ [UFV] 14/11
Bickley Jn 14/08˝ [UF] 14/12
Bromley South 14.11a ~ 14.13d [P1] 14.16 ~ 14.19
Shortlands Jn 14/15 14/22
Bellingham 14/19 14/25
Catford 14/21 ?
Nunhead 14/26˝ [P1] 14/30
Crofton Road Jn 14/31 14/32
Denmark Hill 14/32 [P3] 14/32
Cambria Jn 14/34 ?
Brixton 14/36 14/35
Voltaire Road Jn 14/38 [FL] 14/39
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 14/42 ?
London Victoria 14.45a [P2] 14.44

 

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 17.16d [P2] [FL] 17.23˝ [P2] [FL]   23.37a [P7] CANC
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/18 17/27   23/31 [FL] CANC
Stewarts Lane Jn 17/21 [RVL] 17.28 ~ 17.29 [RVL]   23.16 ~ 23.26 [RVL] CANC
Longhedge Jn 17/26 17.32˝ ~ 17.35   23/09 CANC
Clapham Junction 17/29 [P5] [DWF] 17/42 [P5] [DWF]   23.00a ~ 23.05d [P3] CANC
Barnes 17/37 [P4] 17/48 [P3]   22/55 [P1] [UWS] CANC
Brentford 17/47 [P2] 17/58 [P2]   22/44 [P1] CANC
Hounslow 17/51˝ [P2] 18/05 [P2]   22/36 [P1] CANC
Feltham Jn 17/53 18/08   22/34 CANC
Feltham 17/54˝ [P2] 18/11 [P2]   22/31 [P1] CANC
Staines 17/58˝ [P2] 18/19 [P2]   22/24 [P1] CANC
Wraysbury 18/02 18/22   22/19 CANC
Sunnymeads 18/03˝ 18/24   22/17 CANC
Windsor Sig.F283 - 18.31 ~ 18.33˝   - -
Windsor & Eton Riverside 18.08a [P2] 18.38 [P2]   22.10d [P1] CANC


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z49 : (37706 with 70013 on rear) : Southall to London Victoria

Location Booked
Southall Depot 06.35d
Southall Yard 06.45 ~ 06.57
Southall East Jn 06/58
West Ealing 07/01
Acton West 07/05
Acton Main Line 07/08
Acton Wells Jn 07/11
Willesden SW Sidings 07*14 ~ 07*22
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/27
North Pole Jn 07/28
Kensington Olympia 07/32
West Brompton 07C36 ~ 07C38
Latchmere Jn 07/45
Longhedge Jn 07/52
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/55
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/10
London Victoria 08.14a [P2]

5Z50 : (37706 with 70013 on rear) : London Victoria to Acton Wells Jn
5Z50 : (70013 with 37706 on rear) : Acton Wells Jn to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z50 : (37706 with 70013 on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Booked
London Victoria 14.57d [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 15/00
Stewarts Lane Jn 15/03
Longhedge Jn 15/06
Latchmere Jn 15/09
West Brompton 15c14 ~ 15c16
Kensington Olympia 15/18
North Pole Jn 15/22
Mitre Bridge Jn 15/23
Willesden SW Sidings 15/27
Acton Wells Jn 15.31 ~ 15.36
Acton Canal Wharf 15/39
Willesden No.7 Jn 15.40 ~ 15.44
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 15.46a

5Z51 : (37706 with 70013 on rear) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to London Victoria

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 16.30d
Willesden West London Jn 16/34
Mitre Bridge Jn 16/40
North Pole Jn 16/41
Kensington Olympia 16/49
Latchmere Jn 16/56
Longhedge Jn 16/58
Stewarts Lane Jn 17/03
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/05
London Victoria 17.09a [P2]

5Z52 : (37706 with 70013 on rear) : Windsor & Eton Riverside to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z52 : (70013 with 37706 on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Booked
Windsor & Eton Riverside 18.15d [P2]
Staines 18/26
Feltham 18/31
Feltham Jn 18/33
Hounslow 18/36
Brentford 18/45
Kew East Jn 18*50 ~ 19*10
South Acton Jn 19/13
Acton Wells Jn 19/19
Acton Canal Wharf 19/21
Willesden No.7 Jn 19.24 ~ 19.28
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 19.32a

5Z53 : (70013 with 37706 on rear) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Willesden West London Jn (cancelled)
5Z53 : (37706 with 70013 on rear) : Willesden West London Jn to Windsor & Eton Riverside (cancelled)

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 20.57d
Willesden West London Jn 20.59 ~ 21.05
Willesden SW Sidings 21*06 ~ 21*14
Acton Wells Jn 21/19
South Acton Jn 21/24
Kew East Jn 21/28
Brentford 21/32
Hounslow 21/38
Feltham Jn 21/40
Feltham 21/42
Staines 21/48
Windsor & Eton Riverside 22.00a [P2]

5Z54 : (37706 with 70013 on rear) : London Victoria to Willesden No.7 Jn (cancelled)
5Z54 : (70013 with 37706 on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to Southall (cancelled)

Location Booked
London Victoria 23.49d [P7]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 23/51
Stewarts Lane Jn 23/53
Longhedge Jn 23/56
Latchmere Jn 00/04
West Brompton 00c09 ~ 00c11
Kensington Olympia 00/13
North Pole Jn 00/18
Mitre Bridge Jn 00/20
Willesden West London Jn 00/26
Willesden No.7 Jn 00.29 ~ 00.35
Acton Canal Wharf 00/38
Acton Wells Jn 00/40
Acton Main Line 00/43
Acton West 00/47
West Ealing 00/50
Southall East Jn 00/53
Southall Yard 00.54 ~ 01.04
Southall Depot 01.14a

5Z13 : (70013 with 37706 on rear) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Willesden West London Jn
5Z13 : (37706 with 70013 on rear) : Willesden West London Jn to Southall

Location Additional
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 20.30d
Willesden West London Jn 20.32 ~ 20.38
Willesden SW Sidings 20.43 ~ 21.10
Acton Wells Jn 21/13
Acton Main Line 21.16 ~ 21.22
Acton West 21/17
West Ealing 21/31
Southall East Jn 21/35
Southall Yard 21.37 ~ 21.48
Southall Depot 21.58a


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