6th - 9th April 2007

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Easter Highlander

Locos Used 37229, 47802 & 47805
Stock Used ?????

Route:
1Z18 : London Kings Cross to Falkirk Grahamston
1Z19 : Stirling to Inverness
1Z20 : Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
1Z21 : Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
1Z22 : Inverness to Georgemas Junction
1Z23 : Georgemas Junction to Inverness
1Z19 : Inverness to London Kings Cross

Date Loco(s) Route
06/04 47805 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - York
06/04 37229 + 47802 (1) York - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Linlithgow - Falkirk Grahamston
06/04 37229 + 47802 (1) Stirling - Perth - Aviemore - Inverness
07/04 37229 + 47802 (1) Inverness - Dingwall - Kyle of Lochalsh
07/04 37229 (2) Kyle of Lochalsh - Dingwall - Inverness
08/04 47802 (3) Inverness - Dingwall - Lairg - Georgemas Junction
08/04 47802 (3) Georgemas Junction - Lairg - Dingwall - Inverness
09/04 37229 + 47802 (1) Inverness - Aviemore - Perth - Stirling - Linlithgow - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - York
09/04 47805 York - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Locos operated in tandem, both locos crewed.
(2) 47802 on rear, assisting where required.
(3) 37229 on rear, assisting where required.

Sources : Richard Rooker & Steve Dunn

Photo Review
(all photos: David Ross, except where stated)


47802 & 37229 at Kyle of Lochalsh on 7th April


47802 & 37229 at Dunrobin Castle on 8th April


37229 at Georgemas Junction, also on 8th April.


Quick break for the traincrew at Pitlochry en-route homeward.
L-R: Simon McGlen, Steve Dunn (gen provider) & Jim from DRS
(photo: Colin Hadley)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

1Z18 to Falkirk, 1Z19 from Stirling (06/04) & 1Z19 throughout return (09/04)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Kings Cross 08.05d 08.05   20.20a 20.45
Belle Isle 08/07 08/06   20/18 20/41
Finsbury Park 08/09 08/09   20/14 20/39
Alexandra Palace 08/10 08/11   20/12 20/37
Potters Bar 08/15 08/18   20/07 20/32
Welwyn Garden City 08/20 08/24   20/03 20/27
Woolmer Green 08/22 08/26   20/00 20/22
Stevenage 08.26a ~ 08.30d 08.34 ~ 08.38   19.45a ~ 19.50d 20.12 ~ 20.16
Hitchin 08/34 08/44   19/40 20/07
Sandy 08/42 08/53   19/32 19/57
Huntingdon 08/51 09/02   19/23 19/47
Connington South Jn   19/18 ?
Holme LC 08/57 09/09  
Peterborough 09.05a ~ 09.09d 09.20 ~ 09.23   19.07a ~ 19.10d 19.30 ~ 19.33
Tallington Jn 09/16 09/25   19/00 19/23
Stoke Tunnel 09/25 09/49   18/51 19/13
Grantham 09/29 09/53   18/47 19/09
Barkston South Jn 09/31 09/55   18/44 19/06
Newark North Gate 09/41 10/02   18/38 18/59
Retford 09.56a ~ 10.04d 10.16 ~ 10.16   18/27 18/47
Loversall Carr Jn 10/17 10/23   18/19 18/37
Doncaster 10/20 10/26   18/15 18/34
Shaftholme Jn 10/25 10/29   18/10 18/29
Templehirst Jn 10/31 10/35   18/03 18/23
Hambleton North Jn 10/35 10/38   18/00 18/19
Colton Jn 10/40 10/45   17/55 18/14
York 10.48a ~ 11.07d 10.51 ~ 11.17   17.29a ~ 17.50d 17.46 ~ 18.07
Skelton Jn 11/09 11/20   17/25 17/42
Tollerton Jn 11/15 11/27   17/20 17/32
Thirsk 11/23 11/35   17/13 17/23
Northallerton 11/29 11/41   17/09 17/18
Darlington 11/39 11/52   17/01 17/07
Ferryhill South Jn 11/58 12/03   16/51 16/52
Tursdale Jn 11/59 ?   16/50 ?
Durham 12/09 12/48   16/45 16/44
Durham Signal TY358   16*35 ~ 16*44 ?
Birtley Jn 12/25 12/57   16/26 16/19
Low Fell Jn 12/42 ?   ? ?
King Edwards Bridge South Jn 12/46 13/02   16/22 16/14
Newcastle 12.50a ~ 13.11d 13.06 ~ 13.10   16.00a ~ 16.20d 16.01 ~ 16.12
Heaton South Jn 13/16 13/13   15/53 15/46
Morpeth 13/31 13/30   15/38 15/33
Morpeth Loop   15*30 ~ 15*36 ?
Morpeth North Jn ? ?   15/28 ?
Wooden Gate Jn 13*46 ~ 14*04 ?   14*52 ~ 15*11 ?
Alnmouth 14/06 13/44   14/49 14/51
Belford LC 14/19 13/57   14/35 14/38
Berwick-Upon-Tweed 14/30 14/09   14/23 14/26
Marshall Meadows 14/33 14/13   14/20 14/23
Reston GSP 14/39 ?   14/15 ?
Grantshouse 14*17 ~ 14*54 14.24 ~ 14.25   14/10 14/13
Dunbar 15/09 15/06   13/58 14/04
Drem 15/18 15/16   13/49 13/55
Monktonhall Jn 15/28 15/25   13/39 13/43
Portobello Jn 15/38 15/27   13/37 13/38
Edinburgh Waverley 15/41 15/43   13.25a ~ 13.33d 13.30 ~ 13.33
Princes Street Gardens 15/42 ?   13/23 ?
Haymarket 15/47 15/46   13/19 13/25
Haymarket West Jn 15/49 15/48   13/17 13/16
Newbridge Jn 15*56 ~ 16*02 15.56 ~ 16.02   13/10 13/11
Winchburgh Jn 16/07 16/07   13/07 13/07
Linlithgow Up Loop   12*56 ~ 13*02 12.54 ~ 13.03
Linlithgow 16/11 16/12   12/54 12/53
Polmont Jn 16/15 16/19   12/48 12/46
Grangemouth Jn 16/18 ?   12/43 ?
Falkirk Grahamston 16.19a 16.23  
Carmuirs East Jn   12/39 ?
Larbert Jn   12/38 ?
Stirling 18.17d 18.25   12/28 12/27
Dunblane 18.24a ~ 18.26d 18.35 ~ 18.38   12/22 12/20
Blackford 18/40 18/47   12/09 12/06
Hilton Jn 18/55 ?   11/54 ?
Perth 18.59a ~ 19.15d 19.10 ~ 19.15   11.24a ~ 11.49d 11.02 ~ 11.49
Stanley 19/25 ?   11/09 ?
Dunkeld & Birnam 19/35 ?   10/59 ?
Pitlochry 19/49 19/49   10.23a ~ 10.47d 10.16 ~ 10.27
Blair Atholl 20/05 ?   10/14 ?
Dalwinnie 20/44 20/25   09/51 09/39
Kingussie 20.57a ~ 21.09d 20.39 ~ 20.39   09.30a ~ 09.34d 09.10 ~ 09.25
Kincraig 21/16 ?   09/25 ?
Aviemore 21/22 21/27   09/18 08/55
Carrbridge 21/31 ?   09/12 ?
Slochd 21/42 ?   09/07 ?
Tomatin 21/46 ?   09/01 ?
Moy 21/50 ?   08*46 ~ 08*55 ?
Culloden 21/57 ?   08/29 ?
Millburn Jn 22/04 ?   08/17 ?
Inverness 22.06a 22.06   08.15d 08.15

1Z20 / 1Z21 (07/04)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Inverness 07.22d 07.28   19.07a 19.07
Millburn Jn 07*25 ~ 07*30 ?   18*59 ~ 19*04 ?
Rose Street Jn 07/34 ?   18/56 ?
Clachnaharry 07/38 ?   18/52 ?
Clunes 07/45 ?   18/45 ?
Muir Of Ord 07.50a ~ 07.56d ?   18.33a ~ 18.36d ?
Dingwall 08.04a ~ 08.06d 08.12 ~ 08.14   18.16a ~ 18.25d 18.16 ~ 18.25
Garve 08.30a ~ 09.01d ?   17.52a ~ 17.54d ?
Achnasheen 09.29a ~ 09.30d 09.40 ~ 09.42   17.18a ~ 17.20d 17.18 ~ 17.20
Strathcarron 09.59a ~ 10.00d 10.11 ~ 10.12   16.44a ~ 16.46d 16.44 ~ 16.46
Kyle Of Lochalsh 10.36a 11.01   16.00d 16.00

1Z22 / 1Z23 (08/04)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Inverness 08.20d 08.25   22.27a 22.19
Millburn Jn 08*23 ~ 08*28 ?   22*19 ~ 22*24 ?
Rose Street Jn 08/32 ?   22/16 ?
Clachnaharry 08/36 ?   22/12 ?
Clune 08/43 ?   22/05 ?
Muir Of Ord 08.48a ~ 08.50d ?   21.54a ~ 21.56d ?
Dingwall 08.58a ~ 09.00d 09.03 ~ 09.05   21.45a ~ 21.47d 21.37 ~ 21.39
Invergorden 09.20a ~ 09.22d ?   21.25 ~ 21.27 ?
Tain 09.40a ~ 09.42d 09.41 ~ 09.43   21.05a ~ 21.07d 20.59 ~ 21.01
Ardgay 10.01a ~ 10.03d ?   20.44a ~ 20.46d ?
Lairg 10.26a ~ 10.28d 10.18 ~ 10.20   20.25a ~ 20.27d 20.20 ~ 20.22
Rogart 10.46a ~ 10.48d ?   19/54a ~ 20.00d ?
Dunrobin Castle 11.05a ~ 13.06d ?   ? ?
Brora 13.14a ~ 13.16d 13.16 ~ 13.18   19.30a ~ 19.32d 19.15 ~ 19.17
Helmsdale 13.32a ~ 13.40d 13.34 ~ 13.40   19.13a ~ 19.15d 18.57 ~ 18.58
Forsinard 14.22a ~ 14.24d ?   18.35a ~ 18.37d ?
Georgemas Jn 14.57a 14.56   17.57d 17.46


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