10th February 2007

Pathfinder Tours
McBuffer-Puffer

Locos Used 37406 & 37410
Stock Used 5376+4902+5040+4927+3122+17015

Route:
1Z37 : Glasgow Central to Glasgow Queen Street
1Z74 : Glasgow Queen Street to Glasgow Central

Loco(s) Route
37410 (1) Glasgow Central - Rutherglen West Jn - Rutherglen North Jn - Glasgow Central Low Level - Hyndland East Jn - Hyndland North Jn - Anniesland - Westerton - Milngavie
37406 (2) Milngavie - Westerton - Anniesland - Hyndland North Jn - Hyndland West Jn - Garscadden - Clydebank - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central - Craigendoran Jn - Helensburgh Central
37410 (1) Helensburgh Central - Craigendoran Jn - Dumbarton Central - Dalmuir - Westerton - Maryhill - Cowlairs North Jn - Cowlairs West Jn - Springburn
37406 (2) Springburn - Cowlairs South Jn - Glasgow Queen Street
37410 (1) Glasgow Queen Street - Cowlairs South Jn - Cowlairs West Jn - Eastfield Passenger Loop
37406 (2) Eastfield Passenger Loop - Cowlairs West Jn - Springburn - Bellgrove - High Street Jn - Shields Jn - Paisley Gilmour Street - Port Glasgow - Greenock Central - Gourock
37410 (1) Gourock - Greenock Central - Port Glasgow - Paisley Gilmour Street - Shields Jn - Terminus Jn - Muirhouse South Jn - Busby Jn - Busby - East Kilbride
37406 (2) East Kilbride - Busby - Busby Jn - Muirhouse South Jn - Larkfield Jn - Rutherglen East Jn - Newton - Uddingston Jn - Motherwell - Shieldmuir - Wishaw - Law Jn - Lanark Jn - Lanark
37410 (1) Lanark - Lanark Jn - Law Jn - Wishaw Central Jn - Holytown Jn - Mossend East Jn - Mossend North Jn - Whifflet North Jn - Langloan Jn - Carmyle - Rutherglen East Jn - Larkfield Jn - Terminus Jn - Shields Jn - Paisley Gilmour Street - Port Glasgow - Wemyss Bay
37406 (2) Wemyss Bay - Port Glasgow - Paisley Gilmour Street - Shields Jn - Terminus Jn - Muirhouse Central Jn - Maxwell Park - Cathcart West Jn - Cathcart - Muirhouse North Jn - Glasgow Central

Notes :
(1) 37406 on rear.
(2) 37410 on rear.


37410 on arrival into Milngavie (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : Martyn Brailsford, David Ross & Ralf Edge

Tour Review
(by Ralf Edge)

A Scottish railtour based on the normally London based 'buffer puffer' format from Pathfinder, to cover plenty of rare curves and indeed lines throughout the Glasgow area and a chance to take a loco hauled passenger train with a pair of EWS 37/4s to some usually multiple unit only destinations, another highlight for many was to be the climb out of Glasgow Queen Street.

The tour ran as advertised and on-time all day, the only slight problem was the lack of photographic opportunities at Glasgow Queen Street, whilst to their credit First Scotrail did allow us into Queen Street on the day (they had refused permission earlier in the week due to additional rugby trains) we were kept on platform 7 by Police and Scotrail staff, therefore passengers couldn't get a view of the 'offside' view of the train. Having said that we were glad to be there, and two extra photostops were allowed at Dumbarton Central and Springburn both of which were only advertised as operational stops.

A super day, and it did what it set out to! Congratulations to all involved.

Ralf Edge

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Martyn Brailsford)

Location Booked Actual
Glasgow Central 07.26d 07.26
Eglinton Street Jn 07/30 07/29
Shawfield 07/40 07/33
Rutherglen West Jn 07/43 07/35
Rutherglen North Jn 08/03 07.36 ~ 08.01
Glasgow Central Low Level 08/11 08/12
Finnieston East Jn 08/18 08.17 ~ 08.17
Hyndland East Jn 08/24 08/23
Anniesland 08/26 08/24
Westerton 08/30 08/27
Bearsden 08/32 08/29
Hillfoot 08/33 08/30
Milngavie 08.36a ~ 08.54d 08p32 ~ 08p54
Hillfoot 08/57 08/56
Bearsden 09/02 08.57 ~ 08.58
Westerton 09/04 09/02
Anniesland 09/08 09/06
Scotstounhill 09/14 09/09
Garscadden 09/15 09/10
Clydebank 09/19 09/12
Dalmiur 09/21 09/23
Dumbarton Central 09*35 ~ 09*51 09p36 ~ 09p51 [P3]
Dalreoch 09/53 09/53
Craigendoran Jn 10/01 10/02
Helensburgh Central 10.05a ~ 10.27d 10p07 ~ 10p30
Craigendoran Jn 10/31 10/33
Dalreoch 10/39 10/42
Dumbarton Central 10/40 10/43
Dalmiur 10/52 10/50
Westerton 11/02 11/02
Maryhill 11/06 11/06
Cowlairs North Jn 11/12 11/10
Cowlairs West Jn 11/13 11/11
Springburn 11*24 ~ 11*36 11p12 ~ 11p36
Cowlairs South Jn 11/39 11/39
Glasgow Queen Street 11.48a ~ 12.07d 11p46 ~ 12p08 [P7]
Cowlairs South Jn 12/12 12/12
Cowlairs West Jn 12/13 12/14
Eastfield Passenger Loop 12.15 ~ 12.35 12.15 ~ 12.30
Cowlairs West Jn 12/36 12/31
Springburn 12/37 12/33
Bellgrove 12/42 12/41
High Street Jn 12/43 12/42
Shields Jn 12/56 12.49 ~ 12.55
Arkleston Jn 13/01 13/02
Paisley Gilmour Street 13/05 13/04
Bishopton 13/13 13/12
Port Glasgow 13/23 13/22
Wemyss Bay Jn 13/24 13/23
Greenock Central 13/29 13/25
Greenock West 13/32 13/26
Gourock 13.40a ~ 13.50d 13p32 ~ 13p50 [P11]
Greenock West 13/55 13/55
Greenock Central 13/58 13/57
Wemyss Bay Jn 14/02 13/59
Port Glasgow 14/03 14/00
Bishopton 14/12 14/09
Paisley Gilmour Street 14/19 14/16
Arkleston Jn 14/21 14/18
Shields Jn 14/27 14/30
Terminus Jn 14/32 14/32
Muirhouse Central Jn ? 14.35 ~ 14.49
Muirhouse South Jn 14/53 14/52
Busby Jn 14/58 14/58
Busby 15/13 15/11
Hairmyres Loop 15*19 ~ 15*23 15.20 ~ 15.23
East Kilbride 15.27a ~ 15.34d 15p27 ~ 15p34
Hairmyres Loop 15*38 ~ 15*42 15.40 ~ 15.43
Busby 15/48 15/50
Busby Jn 15/58 15.57 ~ 16.01
Muirhouse South Jn 16/00 16/05
Larkfield Jn 16/09 16/08
Rutherglen East Jn 16/18 16/19
Newton 16/23 16/23
Uddingston Jn 16/27 16/25
Motherwell 16/30 16/30
Shieldmuir 16/32 16/32
Wishaw 16/35 16/36
Law Jn 16/42 16.42 ~ 16.44
Lanark Jn 16/48 16/58
Lanark 16.52a ~ 17.10d 17p04 ~ 17p15 [P1]
Lanark Jn 17/14 17/20
Law Jn 17/22 17/30
Holytown Jn 17/28 17/36
Mossend East Jn 17/29 17.37 ~ 17.39
Mossend North Jn 17/30 17.41 ~ 17.43
Mossend 17/31 17/45
Whifflet South Jn 17/40 17/50
Whifflet North Jn 17/41 17/50
Langloan Jn 17/45 17/53
Carmyle 17/58 18/01
Rutherglen East Jn 18/06 18.05 ~ 18.06
Larkfield Jn 18/10 18/10
Terminus Jn 18/12 18/12
Shields Jn 18/23 18.14 ~ 18.22
Arkleston Jn 18/30 18/29
Paisley Gilmour Street 18/32 18/32
Bishopton 18/38 18/39
Port Glasgow 18/47 18/49
Wemyss Bay Jn 18/49 18/51
Dunrod Loop 19*00 ~ 19*04 19/08
Wemyss Bay 19.12a ~ 19.22d 19p16 ~ 19p24 [P2]
Dunrod Loop 19*30 ~ 19*34 19.34 ~ 19.42
Wemyss Bay Jn 19/45 19/54
Port Glasgow 19/46 19/55
Bishopton 19/55 20/04
Paisley Gilmour Street 20/02 20/09
Arkleston Jn 20/04 20/11
Shields Jn 20/11 20/20
Terminus Jn 20/16 20/23
Muirhouse Central Jn 20/19 20/26
Cathcart West Jn 20/27 20/33
Cathcart 20/28 20/34
Mount Florida 20/30 20/36
Muirhouse North Jn 20/41 20/40
Glasgow Central 20.47a 20.50


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