14th June 2018

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 45212
Stock Used 99035+5171+5200+9104+13440+99121+99127+5236+1666+5237

Route : 
1Z11 : London Paddington to Cardiff Central
1Z13 : Cardiff Central to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
45212 (1) London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn
47746 (2) Maindee North Jn - Maindee West Jn - Newport - Cardiff Central
45212 (1) Cardiff Central - Newport - Maindee West Jn - Maindee East Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) 45212 on rear.
(3) Tour postponed from 01/03/18, due to adverse weather conditions.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 09.14d [P11] 09.15   21.39a [P11] 21.35
Royal Oak Jn 09/15 [L4] 09/18   21/37 [L4] 21/32
Portobello Jn 09/16 [L4] 09/19   21/36 [L4] 21/30
Ladbroke Grove 09/17 [DR] 09/20   21/34 [UR] 21/29
Acton West 09/22 [DR] 09/25   21/28 [UR] 21/26
West Ealing 09/25 ?   21/25 [P4] [UR] 21/24
Southall East Jn 09/28 ?   21/21 [UM-UR] 21/22
Southall 09/28 [P3] [DR] 09/29   21/20 [P2] [UM] 21/21
Heathrow Airport Jn 09/34 [DR] 09/31   21/17 [UM] 21/17
Slough 09.44a ~ 09.51d [P4] [DR] 09.41 ~ 09.51   21.06a ~ 21.08d [P3] [UM] 21.04 ~ 21.07
Maidenhead 09/59 [P3] [DR] 10/03   20/59 [P2] [UM] 20/58
Twyford 10/06 [P3] [DR] 10/11   20/52 [P2] [UM] 20/50
Kennet Bridge Jn 10/10 [DR-DM] 10/19   20/48 [UM] 20/44
Reading 10.13a ~ 10.30d [P8] [DM] 10.22 ~ 10.35   20.25a ~ 20.45d [P11] 20.24 ~ 20.42
Reading High Level Jn 10/31 10/38   20/23 20/23
Goring & Streatley 10/40 [P1] [DM] 10/48   20/16 [P2] [UM] 20/13
Didcot East Jn 10/47 ?   20/09 [UR-UM] 20/04
Didcot Parkway 10/48 [P1] 10/56   20/08 [P4] [UR] 20/03 [P4]
Foxhall Jn 10/48 ?   20/05 19/48?
Milton Jn 10/50 ?   19w23 ~ 20w01 19/41?
Steventon 10/51 ?   19/20 [RL] 19/20
Wantage Road 10/55 11/04   19/16 19/10
Challow 10w59 ~ 11w32 [DR] 11.08 ~ 11.36   19/04 [UR] 19/06
Uffington 11/37 11/41   19/01 19/04
Swindon 11.49a ~ 11.52d [P4] 11.54 ~ 11.57   18.47a ~ 18.49d [P3] 18.49 ~ 18.51
Wootton Bassett Jn 12/00 12/05   18/38 18/35
Hullavington 12/11 12/16   18*09 ~ 18*17 [UGL] 18.14 ~ 18.19
Westerleigh Jn 12/29 12/31   17/54 17/56
Bristol Parkway 12.35 ~ 12.45 [P1] 12.40 ~ 12.56   17/48 [P3] 17/50
Patchway 12/48 [P2] 12/59   17/47 [P1] 17/49
Pilning 12/52 [P2] 13/03   17/42 [P1] 17/44
Severn Tunnel East 12/53 13/04   17/40 17/42
Severn Tunnel West 12/59 13/09   17/35 17/37
Severn Tunnel Junction  13/03 [P3] [DM] 13/11   17/34 [P4] 17/33
Magor 13/06 ?   17w14 ~ 17w29 17.09 ~ ?
Llanwern West Jn 13/13 13/20   17/05 17/03
Maindee East Jn 13/19 ?   17/02 17/01 [UR]
Maindee North Jn 13.22 ~ 13.30 13.26 ~ ?   - -
Maindee West Jn 13/34 13/43   17/01 17/00
Newport 13/35 [P1] 13/44   17/00 [UR] 16/59
Ebbw Jn 13/38 [DR] 13/47   16/57 [UR] 16/56
Marshfield 13/43 13/51   16/53 16/52
Long Dyke Jn 13/52 [E] ?   16/43 [UR] 16/45
Cardiff Central 13.54a [P3] 14.00 [P3]   16.40d [P3] [E] 16.43 [P3]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z11 : (47746 with 45212 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z14 : (47746 with 45212 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.43d 22.57a
Southall 06.53 ~ 07.03 22.37 ~ 22.46
Southall East Jn 07/05 22/35
Hanwell Bridge Loop 07*07 ~ 08*31 -
West Ealing 08/39 ?
Acton West 08/43 22/28
Ladbroke Grove 08/49 22/23
Portobello Jn 08/50 22/22
Royal Oak Jn 08/51 22/20
London Paddington 08.53a [P11] 22.19d [P11]

5Z12 : (47746 with 45212 on rear) : Cardiff Central to Barry
5Z13 : (45212 with 47746 on rear) : Barry to Cardiff Central
(45212 was serviced at the Barry Railway Centre)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Cardiff Central 14.04d [P3] 16.36a [P3]
Penarth Curve South Jn 14/08 16/32
Cogan Jn 14/12 16/27
Cadoxton 14/19 16/17
Barry 14.27a [P3] 16.11d [P1]


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