8th February 2009

Pathfinder Tours
The Forth McFreighter

Locos Used 66039 & 66201
Stock Used 5350+4902+5040+4927+5009+1863+3107+3140+3112+3122+3098+17105

Route:
1Z47 : Edinburgh Waverley to Leith Docks
1Z48 : Leith Docks to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z49 : Edinburgh Waverley to Grangemouth
1Z50 : Grangemouth to Edinburgh Waverley

Loco(s) Route
66201 (1) Edinburgh Waverley - Abbeyhill Jn - Powderhall Branch Jn - Portobello Jn
66039 (2) Portobello Jn - Powderhall Branch Jn - Powderhall
66201 (1) Powderhall - Powderhall Branch Jn - Portobello Jn - Monktonhall Jn - Prestonpans - Drem - North Berwick
66039 (2) North Berwick - (reverse of outward route) - Monktonhall Jn - Millerhill East Jn - Millerhill West Jn - Millerhill Yard (Siding F6)
66201 (1) Millerhill Yard - Millerhill West Jn - Millerhill South Jn - Monktonhall
66039 (2) Monktonhall - Millerhill South Jn - Millerhill East Jn
66201 (1) Millerhill East Jn - Millerhill West Jn - Millerhill Yard (Siding F6) - Niddrie South Jn - Niddrie North Jn - Portobello Jn - Seafield L.C. (3)
66039 (2) Seafield L.C. - Portobello Jn - Niddrie North Jn
66201 (1) Niddrie North Jn - Portobello Jn - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket East Jn (4) - Haymarket West Jn - Newbridge Jn - Winchburgh Jn - Polmont Jn - Falkirk High - Greenhill Upper Jn - Croy - Cadder Yard DPL
66039 (2) Cadder Yard DPL - (reverse of outward route) - Greenhill Upper Jn - (Up 'E&G' Sig. GJ.347) (5)
66201 (1) Greenhill Upper Jn, Cross 'Up' to 'Down' - (Dn 'E&G', Bridge UB79A, Skipperton Burn, Sig. GJ.1338)
66039 (2) Greenhill Upper Jn, Cross 'Down' to 'Up' - (4) Greenhill Lower Jn - Carmuirs East Jn - Falkirk Grahamston - Grangemouth Jn - Fouldubs Jn - Grangemouth Docks Branch Gate
66201 (1) Grangemouth Docks Branch - (reverse of outward route) - Carmuirs East Jn - Larbert Jn - Stirling - Alloa - Kincardine - Longannet SB - Elbowend Jn - Charlestown Jn - Dunfermline Town - Dunfermline Queen Margaret - Townhill DGL No.1
66039 (2) Townhill DGL - (reverse of outward route) - Charlestown Jn - Rosyth - Inverkeithing - Forth Bridge - Dalmeny Jn - Haymarket West Jn - Haymarket East Jn - Edinburgh Waverley

Notes :
(1) 66039 on rear.
(2) 66201 on rear.
(3) Train reversed at Seafield L.C. as both DBS & NR could not determine who owns Leith South Yard. Quail shows the boundary as being at the next L.C. which is where the tour was timed to.
(4) Original booked route was: Haymarket East Jn - Slateford Jn - Midcalder Jn - Shotts - Holytown Jn - Mossend East Jn - Mossend North Jn - Mossend Down Reception - Mossend Down Arrival line - Coatbridge Central - Cumbernauld - Greenhill Lower Jn. Due to an emergency possession near Whifflet Jn, the tour was re-routed & re-timed, (shown in brackets), to Cadder Yard & then to Greenhill Lower Jn to fall into it's original path.
(5) Misrouted onto Falkirk High route. Reversed back over junction via the trailing x-over there, to reverse again back over the same x-over & onto correct route - the 'Down Branch'.

Source : Alan Sheppard

Photo Review


66201 at North Berwick (photo: Alan Sheppard)


66039 at Edinburgh Waverley (photo: Alan Sheppard)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including Alan Sheppard & 45137)

Decimal miles were provided by 'Pogo', using a Garmin GPS.

M.C
Location Booked Actual Decimal
miles
0.00
Edinburgh Waverley 09.14d [P11] 09.23 0.00
?
Abbeyhill Jn 09/16 09/25 ?
 ?
Craigentinny Jn 09/18 09/27 ?
 3.39
Portobello Jn 09.21 ~ 09.26 09/28 ?
?
Monktonhall Jn DIV 09.32 ~ 09.35 6.21
0.00
0.00
Portobello Jn 09.21 ~ 09.26 09/39 ?
 1.23
Craigentinny Jn 09.30 ~ 09.31 09/43 ?
3.47
0.00
Powderhall Refuse Siding 09.43 ~ 09.48 09.48 ~ 09.50 5.40
0.00
2.24
Craigentinny Jn 10.06 ~ 10.07 09.55 ~ 10.05 ?
?
Portobello Jn 10/11 10/06 ?
 ?
Monktonhall Jn 10/14 10/11 ?
 ?
Prestonpans 10/17 10/14 ?
 ?
Drem 10/24 10/25 ?
22.37
0.00
North Berwick 10.31a ~ 10.45d 10.33 ~ 10.44 21.68
0.00
?
Drem 10/52 10/54 ?
?
Prestonpans 10/58 11/02 ?
?
Monktonhall Jn 11/05 11/08 ?
16.69
0.00
Millerhill Sorting Sidings 11.15 ~ 11.20 11.27 ~ 11.36 18.22
0.00
1.16
0.00
Monktonhall Colliery Branch 11.38 ~ 11.48 11.47 ~ 11.50 0.84
0.00
0.69
0.00
Millerhill East Jn 12.06 ~ 12.11 11.56 ~ 12.01 0.80
0.00
0.26
Millerhill Sorting Sidings 12.16 ~ 12.18 12/03 ?
 ?
Niddrie South Jn 12/26 12/10 ?
 ?
Portobello Jn 12/30 12/13 ?
 ?
Seafield LC ? 12.22 ~ 4.80
?
Leith South 12.44 ~ 12.46 DIV -
5.42
0.00
Leith Docks SF 12.56 ~ 13.10 DIV -
 ?
Leith South 13.20 ~ 13.22 DIV -
?
Seafield LC 12.44 ~ 12.46 ~ 12.43 0.00
3.16
Portobello Jn 13.43 ~ 14.00 12*52 ~ 13*25 ?
 ?
Niddrie North Jn ? 13.29 ~ 13.53 2.49
0.00
0.00
Portobello Jn 13.43 ~ 14.00 13/55 ?
 ?
Craigentinny Jn 14/03 13/58 ?
 ?
Abbeyhill Jn 14/04 [SL] 14.00 ~ 14.02 ?
3.30
Edinburgh Waverley 14.06a ~ 14.45d [P11] [Line W] 14.07 ~ 14.45 3.86
0.00
 ?
Princes Street Gardens 14/46 [DS] 14/46 ?
 ?
Haymarket 14/48 [P4] 14/47 ?
 ?
Slateford Jn 14/50 DIV ?
 ?
Midcalder Jn 15/00 DIV ?
 ?
Benhar Jn 15/25 DIV ?
 ?
Shotts 15/28 DIV ?
 ?
Holytown Jn 15/41 DIV ?
 ?
Mossend East Jn 15/42 DIV ?
 ?
Mossend North Jn 15/43 DIV ?
35.35
Mossend Down Reception 15*46 ~ 15*52 DIV ?
 ?
Whifflet South Jn 16/01 DIV ?
 ?
Coatbridge Central 16/03 DIV ?
 ?
Gartsherrie South Jn 16/04 DIV ?
 ?
Garnqueen North Jn 16/06 DIV ?
 ?
Cumbernauld 16/11 DIV ?
 ?
Haymarket West Jn DIV (14/49) 14/49 ?
 ?
Newbridge Jn DIV (14/56) 14/56 ?
 ?
Winchburgh Jn DIV (15/01) 14/59 ?
 ?
Linlithgow DIV (15/06) 15/03 ?
 ?
Polmont Jn DIV (15/12) 15/08 ?
 ?
Falkirk High DIV (15/15) 15/10 ?
 ?
Greenhill Upper Jn DIV (15/19) 15/14 ?
 ?
Croy DIV (15/24) 15/19 ?
 ?
Lenzie DIV (15/29) 15/24 ?
 ?
Cadder Yard DPL (Sig.CG.210) DIV (15.33 ~ 15.54) 15.35 ~ 15.54 42.5
0.00
 ?
Lenzie DIV (15/58) 15/57 ?
 ?
Croy DIV (16/07) 16/02 ?
 ?
Greenhill Upper Jn DIV (16/14) Up E&G 16.10 ~ 16.17
Dn E&G 16.21 ~ 16.26
12.6
0.00
 ?
set-back point - - 0.54
0.00
 ?
Greenhill Lower Jn 16/18 16/29 ?
 ?
Carmuirs West Jn 16/21 16/32 ?
 ?
Carmuirs East Jn 16/23 16/34 ?
 ?
Grangemouth Jn 16/30 16/41 ?
 ?
Fouldubs Jn 16/34 16/46 ?
57.60
0.00
Grangemouth FPA Boundary 16.44 ~ 16.55 16.53 ~ 16.57 8.49
0.00
 ?
Fouldubs Jn 17/05 17/05 ?
 ?
Grangemouth Jn 17/11 17/11 ?
 ?
Carmuirs East Jn 17/17 17/17 ?
 ?
Larbert Jn 17/22 17/20 ?
14.03
Stirling 17*35a ~ 17*37d [P6] 17.39 ~ 17.40 ?
 ?
Causewayhead Jn 17/40 17/42 ?
 ?
Cambus Loop 17/46 17/47 ?
 ?
Alloa 17/50 17/50 ?
 ?
Alloa Loop 17/52 17/51 ?
 ?
Longannet SB 18/05 18.13 ~ 18.17 ?
 ?
Charlestown Jn 18/32 18/49 ?
 ?
Dunfermline 18/33 18/50 ?
40.05
0.00
Townhill Down Goods Loops 18.37 ~ 18.47 18.57 ~ 19.00 39.9
0.00
 ?
Dunfermline 18/51 19/05 ?
 ?
Inverkeithing 18/56 19/11 ?
 ?
Dalmeny Jn 19/04 19/17 ?
 ?
Haymarket West Jn 19/14 [UN] 19/23 ?
 ?
Haymarket 19/16 [P1] [UN] 19/25 ?
?
Princes Street Gardens 19/18 [Line Z] 19/27 ?
19.05
Edinburgh Waverley 19.20a [P19] 19.30 19.7


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