21st October 2000

SRPS Railtours
The 'Flying Scotsman' Steam Special

Locos Used 47739 & steam: 4472 'Flying Scotsman'
Stock used load 10/11 (3)

Route :
1Z43 : Linlithgow to York
1Z?? : York to Linlithgow

Loco(s) Route
47739 Linlithgow - Winchburgh Jn - Haymarket West Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Portobello Jn - Edinburgh Waverley
4472 ?(1)? Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML, Tweedmouth Yard) - Low Fell Jn
?47739 (2)? Low Fell Jn - Low Fell RMT
4472 ?(1)? Low Fell RMT - Low Fell Jn - (via ECML) - York
47739 York - (reverse of outward route) - Edinburgh Waverley - ?Haymarket? - Linlithgow

Notes :
(1) 47739 on rear.
(2) 4472 on rear.
(3) Ran as load 10 when hauled by 47739 and load 11 when hauled by 4472 (additional vehicle being 4472's support coach).
(4) Jim Burton comments: I seem to remember that there was some industrial action this date affecting normal services - perhaps somebody could confirm? Result was an embarrassingly easy approach to Newcastle on the outward journey followed by a signal stop of some 25 minutes just short of the diamond crossing awaiting platform availability. On the return journey the loss of time was due to a blocked feed pipe leading to periodic fuel starvation, necessitating stops at Ferryhill (4mins 42secs); Plessey (5mins 05secs) and Marshall Meadows (2mins 34 secs).

Source : Jim Burton (joined/left the train at Edinburgh Waverley)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Jim Burton)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Linlithgow 07.00d ?   21.31a ??.??
Craiglockhart Jn 07/22 ?   - -
Edinburgh Waverley 07L36a ~ 07L50d ??.?? ~ 08.04   21.09a ~ ??.??d 22.01 ~ ??.??
Prestonpans Loop 08.05 ~ 08.20 08.19 ~ 08.26   ? ?
Dunbar 08.48a ~ 08.57d 08/47   ? ?
Berwick-upon-Tweed 09.30a ~ 09.34d 09.18 ~ 09.34   20.17a ~ 20.19d 20.54 ~ 20.56
Tweedmouth Yard 09w39 ~ 10w24d 09.42 ~ 10.24  
Belford 10/55 10/41   ? ?
Alnmouth 11/20 10/54   ? ?
Wooden Gate Loop 11.23 ~ 11.33 ?   ? ?
Morpeth 11/55 11/11   ? ?
HeatonNorth Jn 12/14 11/24   ? ?
Manors ? 11/27   ? ?
Newcastle 12c19 ~ 12c21 12.03 ~ 12.13   19c16 ~ 18c18 19.37 ~ 19.38
King Edward Bridge South Jn 12/24 12/18   ? ?
Low Fell Jn 12.29 ~ 12.31 12.23 ~ 12.25  
Low Fell RMT 12w39 ~ 13w16 12.30 ~ 13.06  
Low Fell Jn 13/19 13/11   ? ?
Birtley 13/22 13/29   ? ?
Durham 13/34 13/43   ? ?
Tursdale Jn 13/43 13/53   ? ?
Ferryhill South Jn 13/50 14/02   ? ?
Darlington 14/03 14/16   ? ?
Northallerton 14/19 14/29   ? ?
Thirsk 14/28 14/36   ? ?
Tollerton 14/43 14/47   ? ?
Skelton Jn 14/55 14/58   ? ?
York 15L00a 15.02   18L03d 18.12


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