21st July 2017

Steam Dreams
The Cathedrals Express

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex', 47760, 47804 & steam: 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used (3) (35486)+5171+5200+9104+13440+99121+99127+13320+1666+5237+5249

Route : 
1Z24 : Southend Victoria to Poole
1Z26 : Poole to Southend Victoria

Loco(s) Route
47804 (1) Southend Victoria - Hockley - Wickford - Shenfield - Ilford - Stratford - Channelsea Jn - Lea Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Canonbury West Jn - Highbury & Islington - Westbourne Road Jn - Camden Road Jn - Gospel Oak - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Hanwell Bridge Loop
60009 + 47760 (1) (4) Hanwell Bridge Loop - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Bramley - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Laverstock North Jn - Laverstock South Jn - Dean - Romsey - Redbridge - Southampton [Up Goods Loop]
47580 (2) Southampton [Up Goods Loop] - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole 
60009 + 47760 (1) (4) Bournemouth (5) - Brockenhurst - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Eastleigh - Winchester - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - (reverse of outward route) - Hanwell Bridge Loop
47804? (1?) (6) Hanwell Bridge Loop - (reverse of outward route) - Southend Victoria

Notes: 
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2) 47760 + 60009 on rear.
(3) 35486 was only in the consist when 60009 was on the train.
(4) This tour was diesel assisted, due to the risk of lineside fires in hot weather.
(5) The return leg started from Bournemouth, due to the late running of 5Z26.
(6) Loco confirmation required.


60009+47760 at Bournemouth on the return leg (photo: Matt Jones)

Sources : Nick Bartlett & The Class 47 List

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Southend Victoria 07.37d [P1] 07.37   23.04a [P1] 23.18
Hockley 07.46a ~ 07.50d [P1] 07.44 ~ 07.53   22/55 [P2] 23/09
Wickford 07.59a ~ 08.03d [P3] 08.02 ~ 08.15   22.43a ~ 22.47d [P2] 22.56 ~ 23.00
Mountnessing Jn 08/14 08/27   22/35 22/46
Shenfield 08.17a ~ 08.26d [P2] 08.30 ~ 08.32   22.29a ~ 22.32d [P4] ?
Gidea Park 08/38 [P3] [EL] 08/42   22/21 [P2] [DM] 22/34
Ilford London End Jn 08/52 [EL-UM] ?   22/15 ?
Ilford 08/53 [P1] 08/52   22/15 [P2] [DM] 22/28
Forest Gate Jn 08/55 [UM] 08/55   22/13 [DM] 22/27
Maryland 08/58 [P4] [DM] 09/00   22/12 [P4] 22/25
Stratford 09.00a ~ 09.03d [P10a] 09.01 ~ 09.04   22.01a ~ 22.11d [P10a] 22.22 ~ 22.24
Channelsea Jn 09/06 09/05   21/58 22/20
Lea Jn 09/06 09/07   21/57 22/19
Navarino Road Jn 09/12 09/12   21/50 22/14
Canonbury West Jn 09/17 09/17   21/46 22/12
Highbury & Islington 09/18 [P7] 09/18   21/45 [P8] 22/11
Westbourne Road Jn 09/20 09/19   21/44 22/10
Camden Road East Jn 09/22 09/22   21/41 22/09
Camden Road Jn 09/23 09/23   21/39 22/07
Gospel Oak 09/30 [P1] 09/29   21/33 [P2] 22/01
West Hampstead 09/36 [P1] 09/36   21/27 [P2] 21/55
Kensal Green Jn 09/44 09/42   21/19 21/49
Willesden Junction HL 09/46 [P5] 09/45   21/18 [P4] 21/47
Acton Wells Jn 09/48 09/49   21/14 21/43
Acton Main Line 09/56 [DR] 09/56   21/11 21/38
Acton West 09/59 [DR] 09/58   21/10 [UR] 21/36
West Ealing 10/02 [P3] 10/01   21/07 [P4] [US] 21/32
Hanwell 10/04 [P3] 10/02   21/05 [P3] 21/30
Hanwell Bridge Loop 10L07 ~ 10L45 [GL] 10.05 ~ 10.47   20L35 ~ 21L02 [GL] 21.01 ~ 21.29
Southall East Jn 10/47 10/48   20/33 ?
Southall 10/48 [P1] 10/50   20/32 [P4] 21/00
Heathrow Airport Jn 10/51 [DR] 10/54   20/26 [UR] 20/57
Slough 11/02 [P2] 11/01   20/17 [P3] 20/47
Maidenhead 11/09 [P1] 11/09   20/08 [P2] 20/39
Twyford 11/16 [P1] 11/17   20/01 [P2] 20/32
Kennet Bridge Jn 11/22 [DR] 11/22   19/56 [UR] 20/27
Reading 11/26 [P12] [UFM] 11/25   19/54 [P14] 20/24
Oxford Road Jn 11/28 11/26   19/48 [DFR] 20/21
Southcote Jn 11/31 11/27   19/45 20/19
Bramley 11/43 11/38   19/32 20/09
Basingstoke 11/50 [P1] [DS] 11/52 [P1]   19/26 [P4] 20/03
Worting Jn 11*56 ~ 12*15 11.56 ~ 12.17   19/22 [US] 19/58
Andover 12w34 ~ 12w44 [P2] 12.36 ~ 12.50 [P2]   - -
Laverstock North Jn 13/02 13/11   - -
Laverstock South Jn 13/04 13/12   - -
Dean 13/14 13/22   - -
Romsey 13/25 [P1] 13/31   - -
Redbridge 13/33 [P1] 13/40   - -
Wallers Ash Loop - -   19/11 19/47
Winchester - -   19/04 [P1] 19/41
Shawford - -   18/59 19/37
Eastleigh - -   18w33 ~ 18w46 [P1] 19.16 ~ 19.30
Southampton Airport Parkway - -   18/30 [P1] [US] 19/09
St Denys - -   18/27 [P1] 19/05 [P1]
Northam Jn - -   18/20 [US] 19/03
Southampton Central 13.41 ~ 13.50 [US] [P3] DIV   18/17 [US] [P2] 19/00 [US] [P2]
Southampton [Up Goods Loop] DIV ? ~ ?   - -
Redbridge 13/57 [P2] 14/10   18/08 [P1] 18/54
Brockenhurst 14/12 [P3] 14/25   17/51 [P2] 18/41
Bournemouth 14.32a ~ 14.35d [P3] 14.44 ~ 14.50   17.28a ~ 17.31d [P2] 18.19d [P2]
Branksome 14/40 [P2] 14/55   17/23 [P1] CANC
Poole 14.46a [P2] 15.10 [P1]   17.15d [P1] CANC


Associated E.C.S. Workings

21/07/18 :
5Z24 : (47580 with 47804 on rear) : Southall to Southend Victoria

Location Booked
Southall Depot 04.35d
Southall 04.45 ~ 04.58
Southall East Jn 04/59
West Ealing 05/02
Acton West 05/05
Acton Main Line 05/08
Acton Wells Jn 05/10
Willesden Junction HL 05/12
Kensal Green Jn 05/13
Gospel Oak 05/21
Camden Road Jn 05/29
Camden Road East Jn 05/31
Westbourne Road Jn 05/33
Highbury & Islington 05/33
Canonbury West Jn 05/34
Navarino Road Jn 05/36
Lea Jn 05/40
Channelsea Jn 05/41
Stratford 05.45 ~ 05.51
Maryland 05/54
Forest Gate 05/55
Ilford 05/58
Gidea Park 06/04
Shenfield 06/12
Mountnessing Jn 06/14
Wickford 06/21
Hockley 06/29
Southend Victoria 06.49a [P1]

5Z23 : (60009 + 47760 with 35486) : Southall to Hanwell Goods Loop
5Z29 : (60009 + 47760 with 35486) : Hanwell Goods Loop to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 08.45d 21.30a
Southall Yard 08.55 ~ 09.04 21.13 ~ 21.24
Southall East Jn 09/05 21/12
Hanwell Goods Loop 09.07a 21.10d

5Z25 : (47580 with 47760 + 60009 on rear) : Poole to Poole Sidings (cancelled)
5Z26 : (60009 + 47760 with 47580 on rear) : Poole Sidings to Poole (cancelled)
(It is reported that the E.C.S. was too long for Poole Sidings)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Poole 14.51d [P2] 17.10a [P1]
Poole Sidings 14.54a 17.08d

5Z25 : (60009 + 47760 with 47580 on rear) : Poole to Southampton [Up Goods Loop]
5Z26 : (47580 with 47760 + 60009 on rear) : Southampton [Up Goods Loop] to Poole

Location Revised Actual   Revised Actual
Poole 14.51d     17.10a CANC
Branksome 14/59     16/55 CANC
Bournemouth 15/07 15/49 [P2]   16/50 18.11a [P2]
Brockenhurst 15/36     16/27  
Redbridge 15/53     16/12  
Southampton [Up Goods Loop] 15.58a     16.05d  

5Z27 : (47580 with 47804 on rear?) : Southend Victoria to Wembley Yard
5Z27 : (47804 with 47580 on rear?) : Wembley Yard to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Booked
Southend Victoria 23.25d [P1]
Hockley 23/31
Wickford 23/37
Mountnessing Jn 23/44
Shenfield 23/47
Gidea Park 23/55
Ilford 00/01
Forest Gate 00/03
Maryland 00/04
Stratford 00.06 ~ 00.07
Channelsea Jn 00/10
Lea Jn 00/11
Navarino Road Jn 00/15
Canonbury West Jn 00/18
Highbury & Islington 00/18
Westbourne Road Jn 00/19
Camden Road East Jn 00/22
Camden Road Jn 00/23
Primrose Hill 00/25
Camden Jn 00/26
Willesden West London Jn 00/30
Harlesden Jn 00/32
Willesden Railnet Reception 00/35
Wembley Yard South Jn 00/38
Sudbury Jn 00/39
Wembley Yard 00.40 ~ 00.50
Sudbury Jn 00/52
Wembley Yard South Jn 00/55
Willesden No.7 Jn 00/57
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 01.01a

23/07/18 :
5Z28 : (47580 with 47804 on rear?) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z28 : (47804 with 47580 on rear?) : Willesden No.7 Jn to Southall

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 10.10d
Willesden No.7 Jn 10.13 ~ 10.16
Acton Canal Wharf 10/17
Acton Wells Jn 10/19
Acton Main Line 10/22
Acton West 10/27
West Ealing 10/31
Southall East Jn 10/37
Southall Yard 10.38 ~ 10.48
Southall Depot 10.58a


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