2nd May 2005

North East Railtours
Oban Excursion

Locos Used 37416, 37417 & 66026
Stock Used 35185+3096+13229+13230+1730+4836+4856+1859+5028+4831+5412

Route:
1Z37 : Newcastle to Oban
1Z38 : Oban to Newcastle

Loco(s) Route
37416 + 37417 05:35 Newcastle - Morpeth - Berwick-Upon-Tweed - Dunbar - Edinburgh Waverley
37417 + 37416 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Linlithgow - Falkirk High - Lenzie - Cowlairs West Jn - Cowlairs North Jn - (via West Highland Line) - Oban
37417 + 37416 16:00 Oban - (reverse of outward route) (2) - Edinburgh Waverley
66026 + 37417 + 37416 Edinburgh Waverley - (reverse of outward route) - Newcastle

Notes :
(1) Problems with the locos resulted in them being run round each other at Edinburgh on the outward (actually, turned on the triangle of junctions west of Haymarket station), after which one failed with a DSD problem, the second with an NRN failure as a result of which the train was topped back from Edinburgh on the return leg by 66026.
(2) Was booked via Garscadden, Hyndland, Glasgow Queen Street LL, Bellgrove & Springburn to Cowlairs.

Sources : Richard Rooker, Steve Cassidy, Brian Grey, Graeme Robertson & Solomon Riley

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Newcastle 05.35d 05.34   23.14a 00.48
Heaton South Jn 05/40 05/38   23/10 00/44
Morpeth 06.01a ~ 06.04d 05.59 ~ 06.00   22.45a ~ 22.48d ??.?? ~ 00.15
Alnmouth 06.27a ~ 06.30d 06.20 ~ 06.21   22.25a ~ 22.28d 23.24 ~ 23.28
Belford 06/49 06/45   22/11 23/09
Berwick-upon-Tweed 07.06a ~ 07.09d 06.58 ~ 07.09   21.55a ~ 21.58d 22.50 ~ 22.54
Marshall Meadows 07/14 07/14   21/52 22/46
Grantshouse 07.29a ~ 07.39d 07.26 ~ 07.36   21/38 22/34
Dunbar 07/52 07/49   21/27 22/22
Drem 08/09 08/11   21/01 22/13
Monktonhall Jn 08/27 08/30   20/51 22/02
Portobello Jn 08/31 08/33   20/45 21/59
Edinburgh Waverley 08.36a ~ 08.38d 08.50 ~ 09.51   20.39a ~ 20.41d 21L30a ~ 21L53d
Haymarket 08/41 09/58   20/36 21/26
Haymarket West Jn 08/42 09/59   20/34 21/24
Newbridge Jn 08.50a ~ 09.04d 10.09 ~ 10.15   20/26 21/19
Winchburgh Jn 09/10 10/20   20/22 21/15
Linlithgow 09/14 10.25a ~ ??.??d   20/09 21/10
Polmont Jn 09/19 10/29   20/04 21/04
Falkirk High 09/21 10/31   19/56 20/59
Greenhill Upper Jn 09/26 10/35   19/53 20/56
Lenzie 09/35 10/45   19/44 20/48
Cowlairs East Jn 09/39 ?   19/38 ?
Springburn   19/36 DIV
Bellgrove   19/31 DIV
Glasgow Queen Street LL   19/27 DIV
Finnieston West Jn   19/20 DIV
Garscadden   19/09 DIV
Westerton 09/49 11/01   DIV 20/34
Dalmuir 09/54 11/06   19/06 20/28
Dumbarton Central 10/00 11/15   18/58 20/12
Dalreoch 10/01 11/16   18/57 20/11
Cragendoran Jn 10/08 11/23   18/49 20/04
Garelochhead 10.28a ~ 10.29d 11.43 ~ 11.44   18.27a ~ 18.29d 19.45 ~ 19.46
Crianlarich 11.36a ~ 11.38d 12.49 ~ 12.51   17.22a ~ 17.24d 17.56 ~ 18.23
Taynuilt 12.28a ~ 12.58d 13.41 ~ 13.43   16.30a ~ 16.31d 16.44 ~ 16.45
Oban 13.25a 14.08   16.00d 16.14


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