Steam train passing through East London on Saturday

Steam trains in North and South West London while not commonplace, aren’t rare – but a steam train in East London is exceptionally so, and tomorrow (Sat 10th Dec) is a chance for people in this side of the city to see one charge by.

The Cathedrals Express is running from Southend-on-Sea to Southampton — via Upminster, Gospel Oak and Hounslow — and back along the same route – so you can watch the train twice if you want.

The locomotive doing the pulling will be the 60 year old Britannia class 70000.

Steam trains appeal to most people from train geeks to children, so something to look out for either at the stations along the route, or if you know a good vantage point near the railway tracks.

70000 "Britannia" @ Bournemouth, 3 Aug 2011

Timetable for the London Area

Barking Upney Junction10:0620:57
Barking Station Junction10:1720:47
Woodgrange Park10:1920:45
Leyton Midland Road10:2820:37
South Tottenham10:3820:27
Harringay Park Jn10:4320:23
Upper Holloway10:4620:19
Junction Road Jn10:4720:17
Gospel Oak10:5520:15
Kensal Green Jn11:0720:03
Willesden Jn: High Level11:1120:01
Acton Wells Jn11:1519:57
South Acton Jn11:2019:52
Kew East Jn11:2719:47

Route Map – subject to changes/delays, but should be accurate.

View Cathedral Express 10th Dec 2011 in a larger map

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4 comments on “Steam train passing through East London on Saturday
  1. Bryan Jones says:

    I waited lineside between Blackhorse Road and South Tottenham. Either it was running late or I was on the wrong bit of track as I only saw four DMUs before I got cold and went home.

  2. penny dorrell says:

    Is there trips for people to go the steam trains as its my dads 80th this year & he loves steam trains & i thought it would be lovely for him to have a trip on a steam train

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