30th April - 7th May 2005

Royal Scotsman
(Grand North Western 7 Nights)

Locos Used 31190 & 31602
Stock Used 99965+99967+99131+99961+99962+99963+99964+99968+99969

Route:
1H95 : Edinburgh Waerley to Spean Bridge
1H96 : Spean Bridge to Taynuilt
1H97 : Taynuilt to Wemyss Bay
1H98 : Weymss Bay to Edinburgh Waverley
1H82 : Edinburgh Waverley to Keith
1H93 : Keith to Kyle of Lochalsh
1H84 : Kyle of Lochalsh to Carrbridge
1H86 : Aviemore to Stirling
1H87 : Stirling to Edinburgh Waverley

Date Loco(s) Route
30/04 31602 + 31190 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Linlithgow - Failkirk High - Lenzie - Cowlairs West Jn - Cowlairs North Jn - Dumbarton Central - Arrochar & Tarbet - Upper Tyndrum - Spean Bridge
01/05 31190 + 31602 (5) Spean Bridge - Fort William
01/05 31190 + 31602 (5) Fort William - Loch Eil Outward Bound - Mallaig
01/05 31190 + 31602 (5) Mallaig - Loch Eil Outward Bound - Fort William
01/05 31190 + 31602 (5) Fort William - Spean Bridge - Upper Tyndrum - Arrochar & Tarbet - Crianlarich
01/05 31190 + 31602 (5) Crainlarich - Tyndrum Lower - Taynuilt
02/05 31190 + 31602 Taynuilt - Tyndrum Lower - Crianlarich - Garelochhead (6)
02/05 31602 (1) (6) Garelochhead - Dumbarton Central - Westerton - Hyndland East Jn - Finnieston West Jn - Glasgow Central Low Level - Rutherglen North Jn - Rutherglen West Jn - Larkfield Jn - Shields Jn - Paisley Gilmour Street - Bishopton - Port Glasgow - Wemyss Bay Jn - Wemyss Bay
03/05 31190 (2) Wemyss Bay - Wemyss Bay Jn - Port Glasgow - Bishopton - Paisley Gilmour Street - Shields Jn - Rutherglen East Jn - Newton - Mossend West Jn - Mossend East Jn - Shotts - Midcalder Jn - (3) Haymarket (3) - Edinburgh Waverley
03/05 31190 + 31602 (5) Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Inverkeithing - Kirkcaldy - Ladybank - Newburgh - Hilton Jn - Perth - Errol - Dundee - Arbroath - Montrose - Stonehaven - Aberdeen - Dyce - Huntly - Keith
04/05 31190 + 31602 (5) Keith - Elgin
04/05 31602 + 31190 (5) Elgin - Elgin Yard
04/05 31190 + 31602 (5) Elgin Yard - Elgin - Nairn - Millburn Jn - Rose Street - Muir Of Ord - Dingwall - Strathcarron - Kyle Of Lochalsh
05/05 31602 + 31190 Kyle Of Lochalsh - Strathcarron - Dingwall - Muir Of Ord - Rose Street - Millburn Jn - Moy - Carrbridge
06/05 31602 + 31190 (5) Aviemore - Kingussie - Bliar Atholl - Pitlochry - Perth - Blackford - Dunblaine - Stirling
07/05 31602 + 31190 Stirling - Larbert Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Garnqueen North Jn - Gartsherrie South Jn - Coatbridge Central - Whifflet South Jn - Mossend North Jn - Mossend East Jn - Holytown Jn - Shotts - Benhar Jn - Slateford Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley

Notes :
(1) 31190 on rear.
(2) 31602 on rear.
(3) Booked via Midcalder Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Portobello Jn - Edinburgh Waverley, but at the operators request it was looped at Midcalder Jn until running 71 minutes late and diverted via Haymarket.
(4) 1H83 delayed 56 minutes at Elgin due to a points failure (unable to release ground frame at Elgin Yard).
(5) Locos believed to have worked paired and not top and tail, but confirmation is required.
(6) Confirmation that Garelochhead is where 31190 ran round the train is required, but most likely as it was the only place with enough booked time to do it.

Sources : various including Richard Rooker & David Ross

Timings (Booked & Actual)

30th April

Location Booked Actual
Edinburgh Waverley 13.40d 13.54
Haymarket 13/43 13/58
Haymarket West Jn 13/44 14/00
Newbridge Jn 13*52 ~ 13*57 14*09 ~ 14*15
Winchburgh Jn 14/03 14/20
Linlithgow 14/08 14/25
Polmont Jn 14/14 14/32
Falkirk High 14/17 14/34
Greenhill Upper Jn 14/22 14/39
Croy 14/27 14/45
Lenzie 14/33 14/51
Bishopsbriggs 14/36 14/54
Cowlairs West Jn 14/38 ?
Cowlairs North Jn 14/42 ?
Westerton 14/49 15/03
Dalmuir 14.57a ~ 15.00d 15.10 ~ 15.10
Dumbarton Central 15/08 15/22
Dalreoch 15/09 15/23
Craigendoran Jn 15/17 15/30
Helensburgh Upper 15.22a ~ 15.25d ?
Garelochhead 15.37a ~ 15.38d 15.55 ~ 15.56
Glen Douglas 15/52 ?
Arrochar & Tarbet 16.00a ~ 16.01d ?
Ardlui 16.15a ~ 16.16d ?
Crianlarich 16.37a ~ 16.40d 17.03 ~ 17.06
Upper Tyndrum 16.50a ~ 16.53d ?
Bridge Of Orchy 17.09a ~ 17.42d ?
Rannoch 18.10a ~ 18.40d 18.10 ~ 18.40
Corrour 18.55a ~ 18.56d ?
Tulloch 19.18a ~ 19.19d ?
Roy Bridge 19.33a ~ 19.34d ?
Spean Bridge 19.42a 19.42

1st May

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Taynuilt   19.19a 19.19
Dalmally   18.46a ~ 19.02d ?
Tyndrum Lower   18.26a ~ 18.27d ?
Crainlarich   17.47a ~ 18.17d 17.47 ~ 18.30
Upper Tyndrum   17.34a ~ 17.37d ?
Bridge Of Orchy   17.05a ~ 17.10d ?
Rannoch   16.34a ~ 16.35d 16.28 ~ 16.29
Corrour   16/19 ?
Tulloch   15.47a ~ 15.54d ?
Spean Bridge 08.05d 08/05   15.28a ~ 15.29d ?
Fort William Jn 08/18 ?   15/13 ?
Fort William 08.21a ~ 09.15d 08.21 ~ 09.15   14.31a ~ 15.10d 14.31 ~ 15.10
Fort William Jn 09/18 ?   14/28 ?
Banavie 09/22 ?   14/25 ?
Loch Eil Outward Bound 09.33a ~ 09.34d ?   14.12a ~ 14.13d ?
Glenfinnan 09.57a ~ 09.58d 09.57 ~ 09.58   13.49a ~ 13.55d 13.49 ~ 13.55
Arisaig 10.36a ~ 10.48d ?   12.50a ~ 13.11d ?
Morar ? ?   12.37a ~ 12.39d ?
Mallaig 11.08a 11.08   12.30d 12.30

2nd May

Location Booked Actual
Taynuilt 07.00d 07.00
Dalmally 07.19a ~ 07.20d ?
Tyndrum Lower 07.46a ~ 07.47d ?
Crianlarich 07.54a ~ 07.56d 07.54 ~ 07.56
Ardlui 08.14a ~ 08.15d ?
Arrochar & Tarbet 08.30a ~ 08.32d ?
Glen Douglas 08.44a ~ 08.46d ?
Garelochhead 08.54a ~ 09.36d 08,54 ~ 09.36
Helensburgh Upper 09.48a ~ 09.59d ?
Craigendoran Jn 10/03 10/05
Dalreoch 10/12 10/13
Dumbarton Central 10/13 10/14
Dalmuir 10.24a ~ 10.26d 10.24 ~ 10.24
Westerton 10/33 10/33
Hyndland East Jn 10/40 ?
Finnieston West Jn 10/45 10/45
Glasgow Central Low Level 10/53 10/51
Rutherglen North Jn 11/02 ?
Rutherglen West Jn 11/06 ?
Larkfield Jn 11/10 11/20
Shields Jn 11/14 11/26
Arkleston Jn 11/20 ?
Paisley Gilmour Street 11/22 11/37
Bishopton 11/35 11/43
Port Glasgow 11/45 11/52
Wemyss Bay Jn 11/46 11/54
Dunrod 11.55a ~ 11.58d ??.?? ~ 12.08d
Wemyss Bay 12.07a 12.16d

3rd May

Location Booked Actual
Wemyss Bay 06.40s 06.41
Dunrod 06.50a ~ 06.52d 06.?? ~ 06.56
Wemyss Bay Jn 07/05 07/07
Port Glasgow 07/06 07/08
Bishopton 07/17 07/19
Paisley Gilmour Street 07/28 07/29
Arkleston Jn 07/30 ?
Shields Jn 07/40 07/44
Larkfield Jn 08/07 07/57
Rutherglen East Jn 08/12 08/13
Newton 08/16 08/17
Uddingston Jn 08/19 08/20
Mossend West Jn 08/23 08/24
Mossend East Jn 08/28 08/26
Holytown Jn 08/30 08/27
Shotts 08/39 08/46
Benhar Jn 08/43 ?
Midcalder Jn 09/06 10/17
Slateford Jn 09/26 10/37
Craiglockhart 09/31 DIV
Niddrie West Jn 09/44 DIV
Portobello Jn 10/28 DIV
Haymarket DIV 10/39
Edinburgh Waverley 10.38a ~ 14.24d 10.46 ~ 14.42
Haymarket 14/30 14/46
Haymarket West Jn 14/31 14/47
Dalmeny Jn 14/43 14/55
Inverkeithing 14/52 15/06
Burntisland 15/01 ?
Kirkcaldy 15/12 15/23
Thornton South Jn 15/16 15/28
Thornton North Jn 15/17 ?
Ladybank 15/32 15/44
Newburgh 15/42 ?
Hilton Jn 15/56 ?
Perth 15/59 16/12
Barnhill 16/01 ?
Errol 16/09 ?
Dundee Central Jn 16/18 ?
Dundee 16.19a ~ 16.21d 16.41 ~ 16.41
Camperdown Jn 16/25 ?
Carnoustie 16/37 16/55
Arbroath 16/47 ?
Usan 17/04 17/16
Montrose 17/07 ?
Laurencekirk 17/22 17/31
Carmont 17/29 17/40
Stonehaven 17/35 ?
Aberdeen 17.57a ~ 18.06d 18.06 ~ 18.08
Dyce 18/17 18/18
Inverurie 18/28 ?
Insch 18/39 18/42
Kennethmont 18/48 ?
Huntly 18/57 ?
Keith Loop 19/11 ?
Keith 19.13a 19.18

4th May

Location Booked Actual
Keith 08.00d 08.00
Keith Loop 08*02 ~ 08*07 08*02 ~ 08*03
Elgin 08.30a ~ 09.05d 08.30 ~ 09.05
Elgin Yard 09*07 ~ 12*18 ?
Elgin 12.20a ~ 12.25d 12.20 ~ 13.21
Forres Loop 12*43 ~ 12*49 ?
Forres 12/50 ?
Nairn 13.04a ~ 13.05d 13.54 ~ 14.14
Millburn Jn 13/24 ?
Rose Street 13.28a ~ 13.30d ?
Clachnaharry 13/34 ?
Clunes 13/34 ?
Muir Of Ord 13.50a ~ 14.05d ?
Dingwall 14.14a ~ 14.16d 15.17 ~ 15.19
Garve 14.46a ~ 14.47d ?
Achnasheen 15.20a ~ 15.21d 16.22 ~ 16.23
Stathcarron 15.51a ~ 15.53d ??.?? ~ 17.02
Plockton 16.19a ~ 16.24d ?
Kyle Of Lochalsh 16.39a 17.53

5th May

Location Booked Actual
Kyle Of Lochalsh 09.45d 09.50
Strathcarron 10.31a ~ 10.36d 10.52 ~ 10.55
Achnasheen 11.09a ~ 11.11d 11.28 ~ 11.29
Garve 11.39a ~ 11.45d ?
Dingwall 12.12a ~ 12.14d 12.28 ~ 12.30
Muir Of Ord 12.24a ~ 12.58d ?
Clunes 13/06 ?
Clachnaharry 13/15 ?
Rose Street 13.20a ~ 13.27d ?
Millburn Jn 13/29 ?
Culloden 13/41 ?
Moy 14/01 ?
Tomatin 14/06 ?
Slochd 14/16 ?
Carrbridge 14.24a 14.04

6th May

Location Booked Actual
Aviemore 13.10d 13.04
Kincraig 13.20a ~ 13.39d ?
Kingussie 13/47 ?
Dalwhinnie 14/00 13/41
Blair Atholl 14/28 ?
Pitlochry 14/39 14/17
Dunkeld & Birnam 14.53a ~ 15.13d ?
Slanley 15/26 ?
Perth 15.38a ~ 19.46d 14.54 ~ 19.44
Hilton Jn 19/50 ?
Blackford 20/09 20/12
Dunblane 20/19 20/25
Stirling 20.29a 20.33

7th May

Location Booked Actual
Stirling 08.48d 08.48
Larbert Jn 08/59 ?
Carmuirs West Jn 09/01 09/02
Greenhill Lower Jn 09/03 09/04
Garnqueen North Jn 09/21 09/21
Gartsherrie North Jn 09/23 09/23
Coatbridge Central 09/25 09/24
Whifflet South Jn 09/27 ?
Mossend North Jn 09/30 09/28
Mossend East Jn 09/31 09/30
Holytown Jn 09/33 09/31
Shotts 09/42 09/39
Benhar Jn 09/46 ?
Midcalder Jn 10/02 09/57
Slateford Jn 10/18 10/07
Haymarket 10/25 10/09
Edinburgh Waverley 10.33a 10.13


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