22nd February 2018

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47804 & steam: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'
Stock Used 14064+5216+1666+99371+99352+99351+9104+13440+5171+5200

Route :
1Z70 : London Liverpool Street to Norwich
1Z74 : Norwich to London Liverpool Street

Loco(s) Route
70013 (1) London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Ilford - Shenfield - Chelmsford - Colchester - Manningtree - Ipswich - Stowmarket - Diss - Norwich
47804 Norwich (reverse of outward route) - Stratford (4)

Notes : 
(1) 47804 on rear.
(2) A hot big end bearing on 70013 was discovered near Diss, and it continued to Norwich at reduced speed.
(3) 70013 carried a floral wreath in memory of R.H.N. 'Dick' Hardy, who died on 18/02/2018.
(4) It is reported that 1Z74 terminated at Stratford, to avoid reversal at Liverpool Street.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Liverpool Street 10.20d [P5] [DM] 10.21   22.24a [P6] CANC
Bethnal Green 10/25 [DM] 10/24   22/16 [UM] CANC
Bow Jn 10/30 [DM] 10/28   22/10 [UM] CANC
Stratford 10/34 [P10] [DM] 10/31   22/03 [P9] [UM] 21.32a
Maryland 10/37 [P4] 10/32   22/02 ?
Forest Gate Jn 10/39 [DM] 10/34   21/59 [UM] 21/26
Manor Park 10/40 [DM-IL] ?   21/58 ?
Ilford 10/43 [IL-EL] [P4] 10/40   21/57 [P1] [UM] 21/24
Gidea Park 10/56 [P4] [EL] 10/52   21/51 [P1] [UM] 21/17
Shenfield 11/07 [P3] 11/09   21/44 [P2] [UM] 21/10
Chelmsford 11/17 [P2] 11/19   21/32 [P1] 20/59
Witham 11/26 [P3] 11/31   21/25 [P2] 20/51
Marks Tey 11/36 [P2] 11/41   21/15 [P1] 20/43
Colchester 11w44 ~ 11w57 [P1] 11.48 ~ 12.00   20w53 ~ 21w06 [P4] 20.24 ~ 20.26
Manningtree 12/08 [P3] 12/10   20/37 20/14
Halifax Jn 12/20 12/19   20/28 20/00
Ipswich 12/23 [P3] 12.22 ~ ? [P3]   20*07 ~ 20*25 [TL] 19/57?
East Suffolk Jn 12/26 12/25   20/03 [UM] 19/53
Europa Jn 12/27 12/27   20/02 19/50
Stowmarket 12/39 [P2] 12/40   19/49 [P1] 19/40
Haughley Jn 12/41 12/43   19/45 19/36
Diss 12/54 12/55   19/33 19/28
Trowse Jn 13/17 14/03   19/12 19/11
Trowse Swing Bridge 13/19 [C] 14/04   19/10 19/10
Thorpe Jn 13/21 14/06   19/08 [C] 19/09
Norwich 13.23a [P2] 14.07 [P2]   19.06d [P2] [W] 19.08


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z70 : (47804 with 70013 on rear) : Southall to London Liverpool Street
5Z75 : (47804) : London Liverpool Street to Southall (ran direct from Stratford)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 05.52d 00.16a
Southall Yard 06.02 ~ 06.14 23.51 ~ 00.06
Southall East Jn 06/15 23/50
Hanwell Bridge Loop 06*17 ~ 08*48 -
West Ealing 08/51 23/46
Acton West 08/54 23/43
Acton Main Line 08*58 ~ 09*07 23/40
Acton Wells Jn 09/11 23/37
Willesden Junction HL 09/15 23/35
Kensal Green Jn 09/17 23/34
Gospel Oak 09/30 23/19
Camden Road Jn 09/34 23/16
Camden Road East Jn 09/36 23/15
Westbourne Road Jn 09/39 23/12
Highbury & Islington 09.40 ~ 09.42 23.09 ~ 23.11
Canonbury West Jn 09/44 23/07
Navarino Road Jn 09/47 23/04
Lea Jn 09/52 22/59
Channelsea Jn 09/55 22/59
Carpenters Road South Jn 09/56 22/57
Bow Jn 09/58 22/53
Bethnal Green 10/03 22/48
London Liverpool Street 10.09a [P5] 22.43d [P6]

5Z71 : (47804 with 70013 on rear) : Norwich to Thorpe Jn
5Z71 : (70013 with 47804 on rear) : Thorpe Jn to Norwich T.C.
5Z73 : (47804) : Norwich T.C. to Thorpe Jn
5Z73 : (47804) : Thorpe Jn to Norwich

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Norwich 13.33d [P2] 18.50a [P2]
Thorpe Jn 13.36 ~ 13.39 18.45 ~ 18.48
Norwich T.C. 13.42a 18.42d

5Z72 : (47804 with 70013 on rear) : Norwich T.C. to Wensum Jn
5Z72 : (70013 with 47804 on rear) : Wensum Jn to Trowse Swing Bridge
5Z72 : (47804 with 70013 on rear) : Trowse Swing Bridge to Norwich T.C.
(Whole train to be turned?) (cancelled)

Location Booked
Norwich T.C. 15.56d
Thorpe Jn 15/58
Wensum Jn 16.04 ~ 16.07
Trowse Swing Bridge 16.15 ~ 16.17
Thorpe Jn 16/19
Norwich T.C. 16.21a


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