3rd - 6th June 2005

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Orcadian

Pride of the Nation Series

Locos Used 37401, 37416 & 67024
Stock Used 3097+1679+3119+3123+1698+3121+3120+1680+3147+3141+2834

Route:
1Z49 : London Kings Cross to Stirling
1Z50 : Stirling to Inverness
1Z22 : Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
1Z23 : Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
1Z24 : Inverness to Georgemas Junction
1Z25 : Georgemas Junction to Inverness
1Z26 : Inverness to London Kings Cross

Date Loco(s) Route
03/06 67024 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Edinburgh - Haymarket - Newbridge Jn - Linlithgow - Polmont Jn - Falkirk Grahamston - Larbert Jn - Stirling
03/06 37416 + 37401 Stirling - Perth - Pitlochry - Aviemore - Inverness
04/06 37416 + 37401 (1) Inverness - Welsh's Bridge Jn
04/06 37416 + 37401 Inverness - Dingwall - Strathcarron - Kyle of Lochalsh
04/06 37401 + 37416 Kyle of Lochalsh - Strathcarron - Dingwall - Welsh's Bridge Jn
04/06 37401 + 37416 (1) Welsh's Bridge Jn - Inverness
05/06 37416 + 37401 (1) Inverness - Welsh's Bridge Jn
05/06 37416 + 37401 Welsh's Bridge Jn - Rose Street Jn - Dingwall - Georgemas Junction (2)
05/06 37401 + 37416 Georgemas Junction - Dingwall - Welsh's Bridge Jn
05/06 37401 + 37416 (1) Welsh's Bridge Jn - Inverness
06/06 37416 + 37401 Inverness - Aviemore - Pitlochry - Perth - Ladybank - Kirkcaldy - Inverkeithing - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
06/06 67024 Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Locos propelling.
(3) On arrival at Georgemas the 37's ran round then propelled the train into the up platform.
(3) Train was 130mins late back at Kings Cross following delays caused by a fatality at Peascliffe Tunnel north of Grantham.


The 37's at Inverness (photo: David Ross)


67024 at Edinburgh Waverley (photo: David Ross)

Sources : various including Nigel Pitt & David Ross

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including David Ross & Janet Cottrell)

3rd & 6th June

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Kings Cross 07.39d [FL1] ?   19.21a [P1] ?
Belle Isle 07/41 [FL] ?   19/19 [FL2] ?
Finsbury Park 07/43 ?   19/15 ?
Alexandra Palace 07/45 ?   19/13 ?
Potters Bar 07/51 ?   19/08 ?
Welwyn Garden City 07/56 ?   19/04 ?
Woolmer Green 07/58 ?   19/02 ?
Stevenage 08.02a ~ 08.05d ?   18.50a ~ 18.53d [FL] ?
Hitchin 08/08 ?   18/43 ?
Sandy 08/15 ?   18/33 ?
Huntingdon 08/25 ?   18/23 [SL] ?
Connington South   18/17 ?
Holme LC ? ?  
Peterborough 08.40a ~ 08.43d [P5] ?   18.04a ~ 18.07d ?
Helpston Jn [SL] 08/51 ?   - -
Tallington Jn 08/56 ?   17/59 ?
Stoke Jn 09/12 ?   17/48 ?
Grantham 09/15 [P2] ?   17/44 ?
Barkston South Jn 09/17 ?   17/41 ?
Newark Northgate 09/23 ?   17/34 ?
Retford 09/34 ?   17/20 ?
Loversall Carr Jn 09/46 ?   17/11 ?
Doncaster 09/56 ?   17/08 [UF] ?
Shaftholme Jn 09/59 ?   17/05 ?
Temple Hirst Jn 10/05 ?   16/59 ?
Hambleton North Jn 10/14 ?   16/54 ?
Colton Jn 10/22 [LSL] ?   16/48 ?
York 10.32a ~ 10.39d [P9] ?   16c39a ~ 16c41d [P3] ?
Skelton Jn 10/41 [FL] ?   16/32 ?
Tollerton 10/49 ?   16/22 ?
Thirsk 10/58 [SL] ?   16/09 ?
Longlands Jn 11/05 ?   16/02 ?
Northallerton 11/06 ?   16/00 ?
Darlington 11/17 [DML] ?   15/45 [UML] ?
Ferryhill South Jn 11/27 ?   15/34 ?
Durham 11/31 ?   15/18 ?
Birtley 11/48 ?   15/10 ?
King Edward Bridge South Jn 11/54 [SL] ?   15/06 ?
Newcastle 12.04a ~ 12.06d [P2] ?   [P2] 15/04 [UF] ?
Heaton South Jn 12/11 ?   14/58 ?
Morpeth 12/26 ?   14/38 ?
Alnmouth 12/42 ?   14/23 ?
Belford 13/00 ?   14/10 ?
Berwick-upon-Tweed 13/15 ?   13/58 ?
Reston signal EG403 / EG402 13/18 ?   13/56 ?
Reston 13/24 ?   13/51 ?
Grantshouse 13/29 ?   13/46 ?
Dunbar 13/37 ?   13/35 ?
Drem UPL 13.46a ~ 13.56d ?   - -
Drem 13/57 ?   13/28 ?
Monktonhall Jn 14/08 ?   13/20 ?
Portobello Jn 14/10 ?   13/18 ?
Edinburgh Waverley 14.14a ~ 14.20d [P20] ?   12L44a ~ 13L14d [P20] 12.52 ~ ??.??
Haymarket 14/25 ?   12/41 12/47
Haymarket West Jn 14/29 ?   12/40 ?
Newbridge Jn 14/36 ?  
Winchburgh Jn 14/40 ?  
Linlithgow 14/44 ?  
Polmont Jn 14/48 ?  
Falkirk Grahamston 14/52 ?  
Carmuirs East Jn 14/55 ?  
Stirling 15.15a ~ 18.16d [P9] ?  
Dunblane ? ?  
Blackford ? ?  
Gleneagles ? ?  
Dalmeny Jn   12/32 ?
Inverkeithing   12/24 12/29
Burntisland   12/12 ?
Kirkaldy   12/04 12/06
Thornton South Jn   11/58 ?
Thornton North Jn   11/56 ?
Ladybank   11/47 11/48
Hilton Jn ? ?   11/27 ?
Perth 18/57 ?   10c58a ~ 11c22d [P7] 11.06 ~ 11.22
Stanley Jn ? ?   10/50 ?
Dunkeld & Birnam ? ?   10/38 10/52
Pitlochry ? ?   10x22a ~ 10x26d 10/39
Blair Atholl 19/51 ?   10/13 10.20a ~ 10.30d
Dalwhinnie ? ?   09/51 10/00
Kingussie 20.47a ~ 21.09d ?   09x23a ~ 09x35d 09.23 ~ 09.44
Kincraig ? ?   09/17 ?
Aviemore 21.22a ~ 21.27d ?   09/10 09/10
Carrbridge ? ?   09/04 0904
Slochd ? ?   08/58 ?
Tomatin ? ?   08/52 ?
Moy ? ?   08/47 ?
Culloden ? ?   08/33 ?
Millburn Jn ? ?   08/22 ?
Inverness 22.10a ?   08.20d [P2] 08.20

4th June

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Inverness 07.24d 07.24   19.16 19.37
Welsh's Bridge Jn 07.27a ~ 07.31d 07.27 ~ 07.34   19.09a ~ 19.13d 19.30 ~ 19.34
Muir of Ord 08.54a ~ 08.17d 07.58 ~ 08.00   18.44a ~ 18.46d 19.09 ~ 19.10
Dingwall 08.25a ~ 08.30d 08.12 ~ 08.15   18.28a ~ 18.34d 18.40 ~ 19.00
Garve 08.54a ~ 08.58d 08.38 ~ 09.00   18.02a ~ 18.04d 18.07 ~ 18.09
Achnasheen 09.27a ~ 09.28d 09.29 ~ 09.32   17.30a ~ 17.31d 17.39 ~ 17.40
Strathcarron 09.56a ~ 09.57d 10.04 ~ 10.06   16.57a ~ 16.58d 17.03 ~ 17.07
Kyle of Lochalsh 10.34a 10.43   16.12d 16.21

5th June

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Inverness 06.10d 06.10 23.57a 23.11
Welsh's Bridge Jn 06.13a ~ 06.17d 06.13 ~ 16.17 23.50a ~ 23.54d 23.01  ~23.06
Muir of Ord 06.40 ~ 06.41 06.40 ~ 06.41 23.25a ~ 23.26d 22.41 ~ 22.43
Dingwall 06.49a ~ 06.50d 06.49 ~ 06.50 23.14a ~ 23.15d 22.30 ~ 22.32
Invergordon 07.10a ~ 07.11d 07.10 ~ 07.11 22.55a ~ 22.57d ?
Tain 07.29a ~ 07.30d 07.22 ~ 07.23 22.36a ~ 22.37d ?
Ardgay 07.49a ~ 07.50d 07/42 22.16a ~ 22.17d ?
Lairg 08.13a ~ 08.14d 08.00 ~ 08.01 21.58a ~ 21.59d ?
Rogart 08.32a ~ 08.33d 08/20 21.28a ~ 21.33d ?
Brora 08.56a ~ 08.56d 08.36 ~ 08.39 21.05a ~ 21.06d 20.30 ~ 20.45
Helmsdale 09.13a ~ 09.14d 08/57 20.40a ~ 20.50d ?
Forsinard 09.56a ~ 09.57d 09.35 ~ 09.36 20.03a ~ 20.04d ?
Georgemas Junction 10.30a 10.02 19.25d 18.55


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