11th April 2004

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Edinburgh to Oban)

Locos Used 37418 & 37421

Route :
1Z23 : Edinburgh Waverley to Oban
1Z24 : Oban to Haymarket

Locos Route
37418 + 37421 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Polmont Jn - Falkirk High - Lenzie - Cowlairs North Jn - Westerton - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central - Crianlarich - Oban
37418 + 37421 Oban - (reverse of outward route) - Haymarket

Sources : various including Craig Nicholson & Kevin McCormick

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Edinburgh 09.23d 09.23  
Haymarket 09/28 09/26   23.00a 23.35
Haymarket West Jn 09/29 09/27   22/58 23/31
Newbridge Jn 09/36 09/32   22/50 23/24
Winchburgh Jn 09/40 09/35   22/47 23/21
Linlithgow 09/45 09/39   22/43 23/15
Polmont Jn 09/54 09/44   22/38 23/09
Falkirk High 09/57 09/45   22/35 ?
Greenhill Upper Jn 10/01 09/50   22/31 22/51
Croy 10/06 09/55   22/26 22/45
Lenzie 10/10 10/01   22/21 22/41
Cowlairs West Jn 10/16 ?   22/15 ?
Cowlairs North Jn 10/17 ?   22/14 ?
Westerton 10/25 10/14   22/03 22/24
Dalmuir 10/29 10/22   21/54 22/17
Dumbarton Central 10.36a ~ 10.38d 10.33 ~ 10.33   21.43a ~ 21.45d 22.03 ~ 22.03
Dalreoch 10/40 10/38   21/42 22/02
Craigendoran Jn 10/48 10/46   21/32 21/54
Helensborough Upper 10.53a ~ 10.56d ?   21.22a ~ 21.24d ?
Garelochhead 11.07a ~ 11.08d 11.05 ~ 11.08   21.08a ~ 21.10d 21.34 ~ 21.35
Glen Douglas 11/20 ?   20/57 ?
Arrochar 11.29a ~ 11.30d ?   20.45a ~ 20.47d ?
Ardlui 11.44a ~ 11.45d ?   20.28a ~ 20.30d ?
Crianlarich 12.05a ~ 12.08d 12.05 ~ 12.08   20.02a ~ 20.10d 20.12 ~ 20.20
Tyndrum Lower 12.17a ~ 12.18d ?   19.52a ~ 19.53d ?
Dalmally 12.38a ~ 12.39d ?   19.31a ~ 19.32d ?
Taynuilt 12.57a ~ 13.03d 12.57 ~ 13.03   19.10a ~ 19.12d 19.10 ~ 19.12
Connel Ferry 13.15a ~ 13.16d ?   18.57a ~ 18.59d ?
Oban 13.33a 13.31   18.40d 18.40


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