25th March 2005

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Easter Highlander

Locos Used 37406, 37427, 66146, 67007, 67009 & 90020
Stock Used 2834+3120+3121+1696+3149+3146+1680+3141+3123+1679+3147

Route:
1Z52 : London Kings Cross to York
1Z53 : York to Dumbarton Central
1Z36 : Dumbarton Central to Oban
1Z37 : Oban to Dumbarton Central
1Z39 : Dumbarton Central to Aviemore
1Z40 : Aviemore to Dumbarton Central
1Z62 : Dumbarton Central to Berwick-Upon-Tweed
1Z63 : Berwick-Upon-Tweed to London Kings Cross

Date Loco(s) Route
25/03 90020 London Kings Cross [P6] - (via ECML) - York [P10 / break / P9] - (via ECML) - Darlington [P4] - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Carstairs - Motherwell - Braidhurst Down Loop
25/03 66146 (7) Braidhurst Down Loop - Mossend South Jn - Mossend West Jn - Newton - Rutherglen - Glasgow Central Low Level - Hyndland East Jn - (1) Garscadden (1) - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central [P3]
26/03 37406 + 37427 Dumbarton Central [P2] - (via West Highland Line) - Oban [P3]
26/03 37406 + 37427 Oban [P4] - (via West Highland Line) - Dumbarton Central [P3]
27/03 67009 (2) (3) Springburn - Cowlairs East Jn (3) - Greenhill Upper Jn - Greenhill  Lower Jn - Larbert Jn - Stirling - Perth - Pitlochry - Dalwhinnie - Aviemore [P1]
27/03 67007 (8) Aviemore - (reverse of outward route) - Perth [P4] - (reverse of outward route) - Cowlairs East Jn - Cowlairs North Jn - (5) Dalmuir (5)
28/03 67009 (2) Dumbarton Central [P1] - Dalmuir - Westerton (6) - Cowlairs - Springburn [P1] - Stepps - Gartsherrie South Jn - Coatbridge Central - (6) Mossend South Jn - Braidhurst UGL
28/03 90020 Braidhurst UGL - Motherwell - Carstairs - Midcalder Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML, Crag Mill Loop, slow lines from Tursdale Jn to Darlington) - Peterborough [P2] - Huntingdon - (Up Fast) - Stevenage - Hertford North - Alexandra Palace - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Was booked via Westerton.
(2) 67007 on rear.
(3) Was booked to start at Dumbarton Central and go Dalmuir - Cowlairs North Jn - Cowlairs West Jn, but started at Springburn instead with to the ECS from Motherwell running 89 mins late. The change was caused by engineering work blocking the booked route.
(4) 67009 on rear.
(5) Was booked through to Dumbarton Central but terminated at Dalmuir due to the late running. Whilst the station at Dalmuir was very close to the hotel being used, road access was not as good as at Dumbarton Central.
(6) Booked reverse of outward route via Glasgow Central Low Level, but was diverted via Cowlairs as class 67's were not passed for passing through Glasgow Central Low Level.
(7) Booked motive power from Braidhurst Loop to Dumbarton was 2x37's but the 66 was substituted due to train length problems at Craigendoran Jn where it would have run ECS to run round.
(8) 67009 on rear.


37406 & 37427 at Oban on 26th March (photo: David Ross)

Sources : Richard Rooker, Janet Cottrell, David Sheppard & Kevin McCormick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker, Janet Cottrell & David Sheppard)

Table 1
1Z52 & 1Z53 out 25th March (headcode change at York)
1Z62 & 1Z63 rtn 28th March (headcode change at Berwick-Upon-Tweed)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Kings Cross 07.45d 08.15   21.20a 21.32
Belle Isle 07/47 08/17   21/18 21/31
Finsbury Park 07/49 08/19   21/13 21/29
Alexandra Palace 07/51 08/22   21/10 21/25
Potters Bar 08/02 08/27  
Welwyn Garden City 08/11 08/31  
Woolmer Green Jn 08/13 08/33  
Gordon Hill   21/04 21/19
Hertford North   20/56 21/12
Langley Jn   20/47 ?
Stevenage 08.20a ~ 08.24d 08.37 ~ 08.40   20.43a ~ 20.45d 20.57 ~ 21.03
Hitchin 08/28 08/44   20/37 20/39
Sandy 08/39 08/51   20/22 20/27
Huntingdon 08/48 09/00   20/13 20/18
Holme LC 08/54 09/06  
Connington South Jn   20/08 ?
Peterborough 09.00a ~ 09.03d 09.12 ~ 09.16   19.58a ~ 20.01d 20.01 ~ 20.05
Tallington Jn 09/11 09/23   19/51 19/53
Stoke Summit 09/22 09/32   19/42 19/44
Grantham 09/27 09/34   19/38 19/40
Barkston South Jn 09/30 09/37   19/35 19/37
Newark Northgate 09/37 09/44   19/28 19/30
Retford 09/51 09/55   19/17 19/16
Loversall Carr Jn 10/00 10/03   19/09 19/08
Doncaster 10/03 10/06   19/05 19/05
Shaftholme Jn 10/06 10/09   19/00 19/01
Temple Hirst Jn 10/12 10/16   18/53 18/54
Hambleton North Jn 10/16 10/19   18/45 18/51
Colton Jn 10/23 10/25   18/39 18/46
York 10.30a ~ 14.07d 10.29 ~ 14.08   18/35 18/41
Skelton Jn 14/10 14/11   18/33 18/39
Tollerton Jn 14/15 14/18   18/26 18/33
Thirsk 14/25 14/26   18/18 18/26
Northallerton 14/32 14/32   18/13 18/22
Darlington 14/43 14/46   18/05 18/12
Ferryhill South Jn 14/53 14/59   17*46 ~ 17*56 18/01
Tursdale Jn 14/58 15/01   17/31 ?
Durham 15/05 15/07   17/24 17/43
Birtley Jn 15/15 15/14   17/09 17/31
King Edward Bridge South Jn 15/18 15/19   17/06 17/26
Newcastle 15/20 15/23   17.00a ~ 17.04d 17.15 ~ 17.24
Heaton South Jn 15/24 15/27   16/56 17/03
Morpeth 15/40 15/45   16/44 16/52
Alnmouth 15/53 15/58   16/32 16/40
Belford LC 16/03 16/09   16/22 16/27
Berwick-upon-Tweed 16/14 16/20   12.20a ~ 16.12d 12.39 ~ 16.09
Marshall Meadows 16/17 16/23   12/13 12/36
Reston 16/23 ?   12/08 ?
Grantshouse 16/28 16/34   12/02 12/26
Dunbar 16/37 16/42   11/53 12/18
Drem 16/46 16/49   11/46 12/10
Monktonhall Jn 16/57 16/57   11/39 12/03
Portobello Jn 17/00 16/58   11/36 12/01
Edinburgh Waverley 17c05a ~ 17c07d 17.06 ~ 17.12   11c27a ~ 11c32d 11.50 ~ 11.55
Haymarket 17/10 17/15   11/24 11/46
Slateford Jn 17/14 17/17   11/20 11/43
Midcalder Jn 17/27 17/24   11/13 11/36
Torphin ? ?   11/11 ?
Auchengray ? ?   11/07 ?
Carstairs East Jn 17/39 17/36   11/03 11/23
Carstairs 17/42 17/39   11/00 11/21
Larnak Jn 17/44 17/41   10/58 11/17
Law Jn 17/49 17/47   10/49 11/12
Shieldmuir ? ?   10/40 ?
Motherwell 17/53 18/01   10/37 11/06
Braidhurst Down Loop 17L56a ~ 18L21d 18.04 ~ 18.24   10L09a ~ 10L34d 10.26 ~ 11.03
Mossend South Jn 18/26 18/29   10/06 10/23
Mossend North Jn   DIV 10/22
Whifflet South Jn   DIV 10/19
Coatbridge Central   DIV 10/13
Gartsherrie South Jn   DIV 10/10
Gartcosh Jn   DIV 10/07
Springburn   DIV 09/56
Cowlairs West Jn   DIV 09/54
Mossend West Jn 18/27 18/30   10/05 DIV
Uddingston Jn 18/30 18/35   10/01 DIV
Newton 18/34 18/38   09/59 DIV
Rutherglen East Jn 18/38 18/42   09/53 DIV
Rutherglen 18/39 18/45   09/53 DIV
Glasgow Central Low Level 18/49 18/57   09/49 DIV
Finnieston East Jn 18/54 19/02   09/45 DIV
Hyndland East Jn 18/59 19/08   09/42 ?
Westerton 19/02 DIV   09/38 09/46
Clydebank DIV 19/12  
Dalmuir 19/13 19/12   09/32 09/41
Dumbarton Central 19.22a 19.21   09.20d 09.33

Train was late departing Kings Cross awaiting arrival of the driver who was delayed on an incoming train.

Table 2
1Z36 / 1Z37 26th March

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Dumbarton Central 07.55d 07.56   21.52a 21.54
Dalreoch 07/57 07/57   21/50 21/52
Carigendoran Jn 08/05 08/04   21/34 21/43
Helensburgh Upper 08.10a ~ 08.13d 08.08 ~ 08.10   21.24a ~ 21.27d 21.37 ~ 21.38
Garelochhead 08.25a ~ 08.26d 08.25 ~ 08.26   21.11a ~ 21.12d 21.24 ~ 21.25
Glen Douglas 08.40a ~ 08.41d 08/38   21.01a ~ 21.02d 21/11
Arrochar & Tarbet 08.50a ~ 08.51d 08.47 ~ 08.49   20.48a ~ 20.49d 20.58 ~ 21.00
Ardlui 09.05a ~ 09.06d 09/05   20.32a ~ 20.33d 20/42
Crainlarich 09.28a ~ 09.32d 09.24 ~ 09.32   20.10a ~ 20.14d 20.17 ~ 20.21
Tyndrum Lower 09.41a ~ 09.42d 09/47   20.01a ~ 20.02d 20.06 ~ 20.07
Dalmally 10.02a ~ 10.03d 10/01   19.34a ~ 19.35d 19.42 ~ 19.43
Taynuilt 10.20a ~ 10.21d 10.21 ~ 10.21   19.13a ~ 19.14d 19.19 ~ 19.20
Connel Ferry 10.34a ~ 10.35d 10/32   19.00a ~ 19.01d 19.03 ~ 19.04
Oban 10.55a 10.47   18.40d 18.40

Table 3
1Z39 / 1Z40 27th March

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Dumbarton Central 09.25d CAN   20.42a CAN
Dalmuir 09/46 CAN   20/31 21.30a
Westerton 09/53 CAN   20/23 21/25
Cowlairs North Jn 10/00 CAN   20/15 21/20
Springburn DIV 11.00  
Cowlairs East Jn 10/02 11/03   20/12 21/18
Lenzie 10/08 11/09   20/07 21/12
Greenhill Upper Jn 10/18 11/18   19/57 21/02
Greenhill Lower Jn 10/19 11/19   19/55 20/59
Carmuirs West Jn 10/21 11/21   19/51 20/57
Larbert Jn 10*23a ~ 10*32d 11/22   19/50 20/51
Stirling 10/41 11/38   19/40 20/48
Dunblane 10/50 11/45   19/35 20/43
Blackford 11/02 11/57   19/26 20/35
Hilton Jn 11/17 12/10   19/09 20/19
Perth 11.21a ~ 11.23d 12.15 ~ 12.22   19c03a ~ 19c05d 20.12a ~ 20.15d
Stanley Jn 11*36a ~ 11*46d 12/32   18/54 20/03
Dunkeld & Birnam 11/58 12/42   18/42 19/54
Pitlochry 12/21 12/55   18/29 19/41
Blair Atholl 12/34 13/05   18/20 19/32
Dalnacardoch 12/46 ?   ? ?
Dalwhinnie 13/08 13.38a ~ 13.48d   17/57 19/11
Kingussie 13*22a ~ 13*32d 14.04 ~ 14.12d   17/44 18/58
Kincraig 13/39 ?   17/40 ?
Aviemore 13.46a 14.26   17.34d 18.47

Train was late departing Aviemore awaiting arrival of the guard who had been sent to Perth by mistake. A substitute guard was sent down by taxi from Inverness.

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