2nd June 2018

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express (2 trains)

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 45212
Stock Used 99035+5216+5200+9104+13440+99121+99127+13320+1666+5237

Route :
1Z82 : London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour
1Z84 : Portsmouth & Southsea to Salisbury
1Z86 : Salisbury to Portsmouth & Southsea
1Z88 : Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo

Loco(s) Route
45212 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - Streatham - Wimbledon - Raynes Park - New Malden - Surbiton - Weybridge - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Guildford - Haslemere - Petersfield - Havant - Farlington Jn - Portcreek Jn - Fratton - Portsmouth & Southsea - Portsmouth Harbour
47746 (2) Portsmouth & Southsea - Fratton - Portcreek Jn - Cosham - Fareham - Netley - St Denys - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Romsey - Dean - Salisbury
45212 (1) Salisbury - Dean - Romsey - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Southampton Airport Parkway - Eastleigh
47746 (2) Eastleigh - Botley - Fareham - Cosham - Portcreek Jn - Fratton - Portsmouth & Southsea
45212 (1) Portsmouth Harbour - Portsmouth & Southsea - Fratton - Portcreek Jn - Farlington Jn - Havant - Petersfield - Haslemere - Guildford - Woking - Byfleet & New Haw - Weybridge - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes : 
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) 45212 on rear.
(3) 45212 replaced advertised 61306 'Mayflower'.
(4) John Clifford comments: There was an option to visit the Isle of Wight for a journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway or just to look around the island (or both). While the train was at Portsmouth there was an extra tour from Portsmouth to Salisbury and back. The train started from London Victoria on time but was delayed outside Herne Hill by the slightly late 08.28 Victoria - Orpington. Continuing to Wimbledon we were behind the 09.54 Waterloo - Woking stopper until Woking. At Guildford we had to wait for the 09.30 Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour to leave. The watering at Haslemere took longer than was allowed for. We continued on and in the Portsmouth area we had caught up the 10.00 Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour. The slow progress into the Harbour station was due to the 11.45 Portsmouth Harbour - Waterloo occupying our platform.
The outward journey from Portsmouth & Southsea to Salisbury was initially slow as we followed the 13.38 Portsmouth & Southsea - Southampton Central as far as Southampton. The late start from Salisbury on the return journey was caused by the late running 14.30 Cardiff - Portsmouth Harbour. Furthermore we had to wait until 15.23 Portsmouth Harbour - Cardiff had crossed our path to get into platform 3. The 14.30 also caused the signal stop south of Laverstock South Jn. Consequently we ran late initially, but recovered some of this lateness by cutting short the stop for reversal at Eastleigh. Outside Portsmouth & Southsea we were held for the 18.11 & 18.15 both Portsmouth Harbour - Waterloo to cross our path and then to let the 18.23 Portsmouth & Southsea - Waterloo to vacate platform 4.
The return journey from Portsmouth Harbour to London was running roughly to time until we left Haslemere. The failure of signal EW 212 meant that we had to get permission to pass it at danger. At Worplesdon there was a sudden stop due to a fault with the T.P.W.S. equipment. We continued on only to be delayed at Woking by the need to change the battery on the T.P.W.S. equipment. While there we saw the trains, which we had delayed at Worplesdon, pass us (20.24 Portsmouth & Southsea - Waterloo, 24' late ex Woking and the 20.45 Portsmouth Harbour - Waterloo, 19' late ex Woking). Arrival at London Waterloo was 43 minutes late.

Source : John Clifford (on both tours throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
London Victoria 08.31d [P2] [FL] 08.31 [P2] [FL] - -
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/34 08/33 - -
Voltaire Road Jn 08/37 08/36 - -
Brixton 08/39 08/38 [P2] - -
Sig.VE125 - 08.41 ~ 08.43 - -
Herne Hill 08/41 [P3] 08/45 [P3] - -
Tulse Hill 08/44 [P4] 08/49 [P4] - -
Streatham 08/48 [P1] 08/52 [P1] - -
Streatham South Jn 08/50 08/54 - -
London Waterloo - - 22.16a [P16] 22.59 [P19]
Clapham Junction - - 22/01 [P8] [UMF] 22/48 [P8] [UMF]
Wimbledon 09.00 ~ 09.03 [P9] 09.02 ~ 09.04 [P9] 21/57 [P6] [UF] 22/45 [P6] [UF]
Wimbledon West Jn 09/09 [DS] 09.07 ~ 09.07 [DS] 21/56 22/44
Raynes Park 09/11 09/10 [P3] [DS] 21/55 22/43
New Malden 09/14 09/12 [P4] [DS] 21/54 [P2] [UF] 22/42 [P2] [UF]
Surbiton 09/18 [P3] [DS] 09/16 [P3] [DS] 21/51 [P2] [UF] 22/39 [P2] [UF]
Hampton Court Jn 09/21 09/19 [DS] 21/48 22/38 [UF]
Weybridge 09/31 [P3] [DS] 09/31 [P3] [DS] 21/41 22/30
Byfleet & New Haw 09/36 09/33 [P2] [DS] 21/40 22/28
Woking 09.46a ~ 09.48d [P5] 09.48 ~ 09.50 [P5] [DS] 21.32a ~ 21.35d [P2] 22.08 ~ 22.21 [P2] [UF]
Woking Jn 09/50 09/51 21/31 [UF] 22/05 [UF]
Worplesdon 09/53 09/54 21/29 21.41 ~ 21.59 [P1]
Guildford 10.00 ~ 10.07 [P3] 10.03 ~ 10.09 [P3] 21/24 [P5] 21/36 [P5]
Shalford Jn 10/10 10/12 21/21 21/33
Farncombe 10/15 10/15 [P2] 21/19 21/31 [P1]
Sig.EW212 - - - 21.16 ~ 21.18
Haslemere 10w29 ~ 10w41 [P1] 10.30 ~ 10.46 [P1] 20w47 ~ 21w05 [P3] 20.51 ~ 21.06 [P3]
Petersfield 10/56 [P2] 11/00 [P2] 20/31 [P1] 20/32 [P1]
Havant 11/09 [P2] 11/17 [P2] 20/16 [P1] 20/18 [P1]
Farlington Jn 11/14 11/21 20/10 20/12
Portcreek Jn 11/16 11/21 20/09 20/11
Fratton East 11/21 [UDL] 11/25 [DM] 20/04 20/07
Fratton 11/23 [P2] 11/26 [P3] [DM] 20/04 [P1] 20/05 [P1]
Blackfriars Jn ? 11.29 ~ 11.37 ? ?
Portsmouth & Southsea 11/37 [P2] 11/39 [P2] 19/59 [P1] [UM] 20/02 [P1] [UM]
Sig.HT65 - 11.42 ~ 11.42 - -
Sig.HT67 - 11.43 ~ 11.47 - -
Portsmouth Harbour 11.48a [P5] 11.50 [P5] 19.55d [P5] 19.57 [P5]

 

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Portsmouth & Southsea 13.40d [P4] [UM] 13.41 [P4] [UM]   18.24a [P4] 18.29 [P4]
Blackfriars Jn ? ?   ? 18.18 ~ 18.26
Fratton 13/44 [P1] 13/44 [P1]   18/17 [P2] 18/16 [P2]
Fratton East 13/44 13/45   18/13 [UDL] 18/15 [UDL]
Portcreek Jn 13/50 13/51   18/08 18/10
Cosham Jn 13/52 13/53   18/07 18/09
Cosham 13/55 [P1] 13/54 [P1]   18/06 [P2] 18/07 [P2]
Fareham 14/08 [P1] 14/08 [P1]   17/57 [P3] 17/59 [P3]
Netley 14/25 14/27   - -
Fareham North Jn - -   17/56 17/57
Botley - -   17/47 [P2] 17/48 [P2]
Eastleigh South Jn - -   17/38 17/40
Eastleigh - -   17.29 ~ 17.36 [P2] 17.35 ~ 17.38 [P2]
Southampton Airport Parkway - -   17/25 [P1] [UF] 17/31 [P1] [UF]
St Denys 14/36 [P4] 14/40 [P4]   17/22 [P1] 17/27 [P1]
Northam Jn 14/42 [DS] 14/42 [DS]   17/18 [UF] 17/25 [UF]
Southampton Central 14/46 [P4] [DF] 14/45 [P4] [DF]   17/15 [UF] [P2] 17/23 [UF] [P1]
Redbridge 14/51 [P2] 14/53 [P2]   17/10 [P1] 17/19 [P1]
Romsey 15/00 [P2] 15/01 [P2]   17/00 [P1] 17/11 [P1]
Dean 15/10 15/11 [P2]   16/52 17/00 [P1]
Sig.SY34 - -   - 16.49 ~ 16.50
Tunnel Jn 15/20 15/22   16/41 16/47
Salisbury 15.25a [P4] 15.26 [P4]   16.36d [P4] 16.42 [P4]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z81 : (45212 with 47746 on rear) : Southall to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z81 : (47746 with 45212 on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to London Victoria

Location Booked Actual
Southall Depot 05.38d  
Southall Yard 05.48 ~ 06.04  
Southall East Jn 06/05  
West Ealing 06/08  
Acton West 06/12  
Acton Main Line 06.16 ~ 06.34  
Acton Wells Jn 06/37  
Acton Canal Wharf 06/40  
Willesden No.7 Jn 06.43 ~ 06.47  
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 06.51 ~ 07.20  
Willesden West London Jn 07/23  
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/25  
North Pole Jn 07/28  
Kensington Olympia 07/32  
West Brompton 07.37 ~ 07.39  
Latchmere Jn 07/43  
Longhedge Jn 07/45  
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/51  
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 07/57  
London Victoria 08.05a [P2] 08.07 [P2]

5Z83 : (47746 with 45212 on rear) : Portsmouth Harbour to Fratton Depot

Location Booked Actual
Portsmouth Harbour 11.54d [P5] 11.58 [P5]
Portsmouth & Southsea 11/57  
Fratton Staff Halt 12.02 ~ 12.04  
Fratton Depot 12.07a  

5Z84 : (45212 with 47746 on rear) : Fratton Depot to Portsmouth & Southsea

Location Booked Actual
Fratton Depot 13.22d  
Fratton Staff Halt 13.26 ~ 13.29  
Portsmouth & Southsea 13.32a [P4] 13.28 [P4]

5Z87 : (45212 with 47746 on rear) : Portsmouth & Southsea to Fratton Depot

Location Booked Actual
Portsmouth & Southsea 18.36d 18.38 [P4]
Fratton Staff Halt 18.41 ~ 18.43  
Fratton Depot 18.46a  

5Z88 : (47746 with 45212 on rear) : Fratton Depot to Portsmouth Harbour

Location Booked Actual
Fratton Depot 19.30d  
Fratton Staff Halt 19.33 ~ 19.35  
Portsmouth & Southsea 19/38  
Portsmouth Harbour 19.48a [P5] 19.49 [P5]

5Z89 : (47746 with 45212 on rear) : London Waterloo to Southall

Location Booked
London Waterloo 22.26d [P16]
Nine Elms Jn 22/31
Queenstown Road 22/32
West London Jn 22/35
Latchmere Jn 22/57
West Brompton 23.02 ~ 23.04
Kensington Olympia 23/08
North Pole Jn 23/12
Mitre Bridge Jn 23/13
Willesden SW Sidings 23/15
Acton Wells Jn 23/18
Acton Main Line 23.21 ~ 23.31
Acton West 23/35
West Ealing 23/40
Southall East Jn 23/47
Southall Yard 23.48 ~ 23.55
Southall Depot 00.05a


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