9th - 12th April 2004

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Easter West Highlander

Pride of the Nation Series

Locos Used at least 37406, 37410, 37427 & 90036
Stock Used 1698+3149+3119+3123+1679+3121+3147+1680+3146+3120+2834

Route :
1Z45 : Kings Cross to Dumbarton Central
1Z18 : Dumbarton Central to Mallaig
1Z19 : Mallaig to Dumbarton Central
1Z?? : Dalmally to Dumbarton Central
1Z20 : Dumbarton Central to Carlisle
1Z60 Carlisle to Kings Cross

Date Loco(s) Route
09/04 90036 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Birtley - Tyne Yard
09/04 37410 + 37427 Tyne Yard - King Edward Bridge South Jn - High Level Bridge Jn - Newcastle - Gateshead Metrocentre - Hexham - Carlisle - (via WCML) - Carstairs - Law Jn - Holytown Jn - Mossend East Jn - Mossend West Jn - Newton - Rutherglen East Jn - Rutherglen - Glasgow Central LL - Hyndland - Westerton - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central
10/04 37410 + 37427 Dumbarton Central - Fort William
10/04 37410 + 37427 Fort William - Mallaig
10/04 37410 + 37427 Mallaig - Fort William
10/04 37410 + 37427 Fort William - Dumbarton Central
11/04 37410 + 37427 Dalmally - Crianlarich - Craigendoran Jn - Dumbarton Central
12/04 37406 + 37427 Dumbarton Central - (reverse of outward route) - Carlisle
12/04 37406 + 37427 Carlisle - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Skipton - Shipley - Whitehall Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Methley Jn - Turners Lane JN - Oakenshaw Jn - Hare Park Jn - Adwick - Doncaster
12/04 90036 Doncaster - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Above subject to confirmation. On 11/04 it is understood that passengers were on a bus tour and only joined the train at Dalmally.

Sources : various including Mark Herriott, Geordie & Kevin McCormick

Timings (Booked & Actual)

09/04 & 12/04 :

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Kings Cross 07.38d 07.38   20.55a 20.51
Belle Isle 07/40 07/40   20/52 20/49
Finsbury Park 07/42 07/42   20/48 20/47
Alexandra Palace 07/45 07/44   20/46 20/45
Potters Bar 07/50 07/49   20/41 20/40
Welwyn Garden City 07/54 07/54   20/36 20/35
Woolmer Green Jn 07/57 07/56   20/34 20/33
Stevenage 08.01a ~ 08.04d 07.59 ~ 08.04   20.29a ~ 20.31d 20.26 ~ 20.28
Hitchin 08/09 08/12   20/25 20/23
Sandy 08/22 08/23   20/16 20/15
Huntingdon 08/37 08/35   20/06 20/07
Connington South Jn   20/00 ?
Holme LC 08/50 08/46  
Peterborough 08.58a ~ 09.00d 08.56 ~ 09.02   19.50a ~ 19.53d 19.51 ~ 19.54
Tallington Jn 09/08 09/08   19/43 19/27
Stoke Tunnel 09/19 09/17   19/34 19/15
Grantham 09/24 09/23   19/30 19/09
Barkston South Jn 09/27 09/27   19/27 19/03
Newark North Gate 09/34 09/35   19/20 18/57
Retford 09/46 09/45   19*00a ~ 19*08d 18/41
Loversall Carr Jn 09/56 09/53   18/51 18/30
Doncaster 09/58 09/57   18L28a ~ 18L47d 18.05 ~ 18.23

09/04 cont :

Location Booked Actual
Shaftholme Jn 10/01 09/59
Templehirst Jn 10/06 10/04
Hambleton North Jn 10/10 10/08
Colton Jn 10/15 10/13
York 10.20a ~ 10.40d 10.18 ~ 10.50
Skelton Jn 10/43 10/53
Tollerton 10/48 10/58
Thirsk 10/56 11/06
Northallerton 11/01 11/12
Darlington 11/11 11/21
Ferryhill South Jn 11/23 11/30
Tursdale Jn 11/26 ?
Durham 11/34 11/39
Birtley 11/45 11/46
Tyne Yard 11L50a ~ 12L25d 11.50 ~ 12.19
Low Fell Jn 12/30 ?
King Edward Bridge South Jn 12/36 12/29
Greensfield Jn 12/40 ?
High Level Bridge Jn 12/44 ?
Newcastle Central 12/48 12/38
King Edward Bridge South Jn 12/50 ?
Norwood Jn 12/53 ?
Gateshead Metrocentre 12/56 12/57
Blaydon 13/00 ?
Hexham 13.18a ~ 16.23d 13.19 ~ 16.23
Haydon Bridge 16/32 ?
Haltwhistle 16/42 16/46
Brampton 16/57 ?
Petteril Bridge Jn 17/09 17/11
London Road Jn 17/10 ?
Carlisle 17.12a ~ 17.16d 17.14 ~ 17.19
Gretna Jn 17/27 17/29
Quintinshill 17/31 17/30
Lockerbie 17/42 17/43
Beattock 17/53 17/55
Beattock Summit 18/08 18/08
Abington 18/15 18/15
Carstairs South Jn 18/31 18/26
Carstairs 18/32 18/27
Lanark Jn 18/34 18/31
Law Jn 18/42 18/39
Holytown Jn 18/50 18/46
Mossend East Jn 18/55 18/47
Mossend West Jn 18/56 18/48
Uddingston Jn 18/59 18/58
Newton 19/13 19/01
Rutherglen East Jn 19/28 19/05
Rutherglen 19/29 19/08
Glasgow Central LL 19/34 19/17
Finnieston East Jn 19/38 ?
Hyndland East Jn 19/42 ?
Westerton 19/50 ?
Dalmuir 19/58 19/44
Dumbarton Central 20.06a 19.56

Timings continue after 12/04.

12/04 :

Location Booked Actual
Dumbarton Central 09/17 09.08
Dalmuir 09/26 09/23
Westerton 09/35 09/32
Hyndland East Jn 09/54 ?
Finnieston West Jn 09/58 09/40
Glasgow Central LL 10/03 09/50
Rutherglen 10/08 10/00
Rutherglen East Jn 10/10 10/02
Newton 10/13 10/07
Uddingston Jn 10/15 10/11
Mossend West Jn 10/21 10/16
Mossend East Jn 10/22 10/17
Holytown Jn 10/24 10/18
Law Jn 10/33 10/28
Lanark Jn 10/43 10/44
Carstairs 10/45 10/46
Carstairs South Jn 10/45 10/47
Abington 10/58 10/58
Beattock Summit 11/06 11/05
Beattock 11/14 11/13
Lockerbie 11/25 11/23
Quintinshill 11/40 11/36
Gretna Jn 11/43 11/37
Carlisle 11.54a ~ 13.52d 11.45 ~ 13.52
London Road Jn 13/55 ?
Petteril Bridge Jn 13/57 13/55
Low House SB 14/07 ?
Culgaith 14/22 ?
Kirby Thore SB 14/25 ?
Appleby 14/32 ?
Kirkby Stephen 14/44 14/55
Garsdale 14/56 ?
Blea Moor 15/05 ?
Ribblehead 15.10a ~ 15.30d ?
Settle Jn 15/44 ?
Hellifield 15/48 15/51
Skipton 16.02a ~ 16.09d 16.01 ~ 16.07
Keighley 16/23 16/23
Shipley 16/31 16/35
Dockfield Jn 16/32 ?
Apperley Jn 16/36 16/40
Kirkstall UL 16*40a ~ 17*05d ?
Armley Jn 17/09 17/08
Whitehall Jn 17/09 17/10
Engine Shed Jn 17/15 17/13
Methley Jn 17/30 17/28
Altofts Jn 17/38 17/30
Turners Lane Jn 17/42 ?
Calder Bridge Jn 17/45 ?
Crofton West Jn 17/47 ?
Hare Park Jn 18/03 17/48
South Kirkby Jn 18/11 17/53
Adwick Jn 18/18 ?
Adwick 18/19 17/58

Timings continue in first table.

10/04 :

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Dumbarton Central 07.40d 07.35   20.25a 20.22
Dalreoch 07/42 07/42   20/22 20/21
Cragendoran Jn 07/51 07/50   20/14 20/14
Helensburgh Upper 07.57a ~ 08.00d ?   20.04a ~ 20.06d ?
Garelochhead 08.13a ~ 08.15d 08.13 ~ 08.15   18.51a ~ 19.52d 18.55 ~ 19.56
Glen Douglas 08/29 ?   19/39 ?
Arrochar & Tarbet 08.37a ~ 08.39d ?   19.25a ~ 19.28d ?
Ardlui 08.52a ~ 08.54d ?   19.09a ~ 19.10d ?
Crianlarich 09.16a ~ 09.22d 09.16 ~ 09.22   18.50a ~ 18.51d 18.54 ~ 18.55
Tyndrum Upper 09.34a ~ 09.37d ?   18.36a ~ 18.39d ?
Bridge of Orchy 09.51a ~ 09.52d ?   18.19a ~ 18.20d ?
Rannoch 10.19a ~ 10.20d 10.19 ~ 10.20   17.55a ~ 17.56d 18.02 ~ 18.03
Corrour 10.34a ~ 10.35d ?   17.43a ~ 17.44d ?
Tulloch 10.54a ~ 10.55d ?   17.20a ~ 17.21d ?
Roy Bridge 11.05a ~ 11.06d ?   17.08a ~ 17.09d ?
Spean Bridge 11.11a ~ 11.12d ?   17.00a ~ 17.01d ?
Fort William Jn 11/24 ?   16/48 ?
Fort William 11.27a ~ 12.23d 11.27 ~ 12.36   16.18a ~ 16.45d 16.35 ~ 163.55
Fort William Jn 12/26 ?   16/15 ?
Banavie 12/32 ?   16/09 ?
Loch Eil Outward Bound 12.45a ~ 12.47d ?   15.57a ~ 15.58d ?
Glenfinnan 13.11a ~ 13.12d 13.18 ~ 13.20   15.38a ~ 15.39d 15.45 ~ 15.46
Arisaig 13.51a ~ 13.52d ?   14.56a ~ 14.57d ?
Mallaig 14.10a 14.18   14.37d 14.48

11/04 : no timings available.


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