10th - 13th April 2009

UK Railtours
Arran and West Highland Easter Weekend Tour

Locos Used 67001, 67004 & 67030
Stock Used (1) 2834+3397+3426+1699+3348+3356+3330+1692+3364+3390+17077

Route.
1Z20 : Kings Cross to Carlisle
1Z21 : Carlisle to Glasgow Central
1Z21 : Glasgow Central to Fort William
1Z22 : Fort William to Glasgow Central
1Z23 : Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
1Z24 : Ardrossan Harbour to Glasgow Central
1Z50 (6) : Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z51 : Edinburgh Waverley to Kings Cross

Date Loco(s) Route
10/04 67030 (2)

London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Doncaster - Adwick Jn - South Kirkby Jn - Hare Park Jn - Calder Bridge Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Altofts Jn - Methley Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Whitehall Jn - Shipley - Keighley - Hellifieled - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle - Gretna Jn - Annan - Dumfries - New Cumnock - Kilmarnock - Lugton - Barrhead - Busby Jn - Muirhouse South Jn - Muirhouse North Jn - Eglington Street Jn - Glasgow Central

11/04 67004 (3) (4) Glasgow Central - Eglington Street Jn - Larkfield Jn - Rutherglen West Jn - Rutherglen North Jn - Glasgow Central LL - Partick - Hyndland - Yoker - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central - Craigendoran Jn - Arrochar & Tarbet - Crianlarich - Rannoch - Fort William
11/04 67030 (5) Fort William - (reverse of outward route) - Glasgow Central
12/04 67004 (4) Glasgow Central - Shields Jn - Paisley Gilmour Street - Lochwinnoch - Kilwinning - Dubbs Jn - Ardrossan South Beach - Ardrossan Harbour
12/04 67030 (5) Ardrossan Harbour - Ardrossan South Beach - Dubbs Jn - Byrehill Jn - Irvine - Troon - Ayr - Dalrymple Jn - Waterside
12/04 67004 (4) Waterside - (reverse of outward route) - Byrehill Jn - Kilwinning - (reverse of outward route) - Glasgow Central
13/04 67030 (2) Glasgow Central - Eglington Street Jn - Rutherglen East Jn - Carmyle Jn - Langloan Jn - Coatbridge Central - Gartsherrie South Jn - Garnqueen North Jn - Cumbernauld - Greenhill Lower Jn - Carmuirs West Jn - Larbert jn - Stirling - Alloa - Longannet SB - Charlestown Jn - Dunfermline Town - Townhill DGL
13/04 67001 (4) Townhill DGL - Dunfermline Town - Charlestown Jn - Inverkeithing - Dalmeny Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) 2834 & 3397 were not in the train formation on 11th & 12th April. 3397 was used for luggage storage only.
(2) 67001 on rear.
(3) 67004 replaced 67001 as the latter was not RETB fitted.
(4) 67030 on rear.
(5) 67004 on rear.
(6) According to Steve from Hull, the driver of the tour at Edinburgh Waverley stated the headcode from Edinburgh to London to be 1Z25, not 1Z51 per the tour itinerary...can anyone else confirm which it was?

Source : David Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Sheppard)

Day 1: 10/04

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Kings Cross 08.18d 08.17   20.24a 20.16 [P2]
Finsbury Park 08/23 ?   20/18 20/10
Alexandra Palace 08/27 08/25 [DL]   20/16 20/08
Potters Bar 08/44 08/41 [FL]   20/10 20/04
Welwyn Garden City 08/51 08/47   20/06 ?
Woolmer Green 08/54 08/49 [DS]   20/03 19/56
Stevenage 08.58a ~ 09.01d 08.53 ~ 08.59 [P4]   19.49a ~ 19.55d 19.49 ~ 19.52
Hitchin 09/06 ?   19/43 19/43
Sandy 09/16 09/14   19/34 19/26
Huntingdon 09/28 09/26   19/22 19/18 [UF]
Holme LC 09/42 09/41   19/15 19/10
Peterborough 09.48a ~ 09.51d 09.50 ~ 09.51 [P3]   19.01a ~ 19.06d 19.00 ~ 19.03 [P3]
Tallington 10/02 10/02 [DS]   18/52 18/50
Stoke Summit 10/18 10/20   18/39 18/36 [US]
Grantham 10/28 10/28   18/33 18/32
Claypole 10/35 10/35   18/25 18/25
Newark North Gate 10/38 10/38   18/21 18/21
Retford 10/35 10/50   18/03 18/02
Loversall Carr Jn 11/02 ?   17/51 17/50
Doncaster 11c07 ~ 11c11 11.04 ~ 11.10 [P3]   17c39 ~ 17c45 17.34 ~ 17.39 [P1]

 

Location Booked Actual
Adwick Jn 11/16 11/16
South Kirkby Jn 11/20 11/20
Hare Park Jn 11/31 11/27
Crofton West Jn 11/34 11/31
Calder Bridge Jn 11/36 11/34
Turners Lane Jn 11/39 11/37
Altofts Jn 11/46 ?
Methley Jn 11/49 ?
Engine Shed Jn 11/59 11/55
Whitehall Jn 12/01 11/57
Kirkstall Loop 12*10 ~ 12*18 12/02
Apperley Jn 12/22 ?
Dockfield Jn 12/28 12/11
Shipley 12/29 12/12
Keighley 12/36 12/27
Skipton 12/51 12/41
Hellifield 13/02 12/51
Settle Jn 13/05 12/55
Blea Moor 13/24 13/18
Kirkby Stephen 13/44 13/38
Appleby 13/54 13/50
Culgaith 14/04 13/59
Low House 14/18 ?
Petteril Bridge Jn 14/27 ?
Carlisle 14.30a ~ 16.52d [P4] ??.?? ~ 16.52 [P3]
Gretna Jn 17/02 17/03
Annan 17*11 ~ 17*24 17/11
Dumfries 17/40 17/26
Thornhill 18/00 17/47
Kirkconnel 18/16 18/13
New Cumnock 18/31 18/23
Auchinleck 18/38 18/32
Mauchline Jn 18/42 18/37
Kilmarnock 18*55 ~ 19*09 18.55 ~ 19.08 [P4]
Lugton 19x22 ~ 19x29 19.22 ~ 19.34 [Loop]
Barrhead 19/36 19/42
Busby Jn 19/43 19/46
Muirhouse South Jn 19/51 19/50
Muirhouse North Jn 19/52 19/52
Eglington Street Jn 19/57 19/56 [SL]
Glasgow Central 20.00a 20.01 [P2]

Day 2: 11/04

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Glasgow Central 06.25d 06.25 [P2]   21.46a 21.48 [P2]
Eglington Street Jn 06/28 06/28 [SL]   21/42 21/41 [DS]
Larkfield Jn 06/29 06/29   21/38 21/41
Rutherglen West Jn 06/33 06/34   21/34 21/36
Rutherglen North Jn 03/34 06/35   21/28 21/32
Glasgow Central LL 06/42 06/42   21/22 21/20
Partick 06/48 06/50   21/16 21/13
Hyndland East Jn 06/54 ?   21/09 21/10
Scotstounhill 06/57 06/56   21/00 20/58
Yoker 07/02 06/59   20/55 20/56
Dalmuir 07/07 07/08   20/52 20.50 ~ 20.53
Dumbarton Central 07/14 07/18 [P3]   20/36 20.31 ~ 20.35
Dalreoch 07/15 ?   20/35 20/30
Craigendoran Jn 07/25 07/26   20/24 20/23
Helensborough Upper 07t30 ~ 07t34 07.26 ~ 07.30 (1)   20t16 ~ 20t18 20.17 ~ 20.18
Garelochhead 07t46 ~ 07t48 08.03 ~ 08.06   20t02 ~ 20t04 19.59 ~ 20.03
Glen Douglas 08t06 ~ 08t08 08.21 ~ 08.22   19/50 ?
Arrochar & Tarbet 08x17 ~ 08x19 08.32 ~ 08.34   19x16 ~ 19x38 19.17 ~ 19.35
Ardlui 08t33 ~ 08t35 08.48 ~ 08.50   18t58 ~ 19t00 19/02
Crianlarich 08t59 ~ 09t01 09.10 ~ 09.13   18t38 ~ 18t40 (2) 18.34 ~ 18.37
Upper Tyndrum 09x14 ~ 09x28 09.23 ~ 09.25   18t38 ~ 18t40 (2) 18.26 ~ 18.30
Bridge of Orchy 09t44 ~ 09t46 ?   18t03 ~ 18t05 18.09 ~ 18.10
Rannoch 10t16 ~ 10t18 10.15 ~ 10.17   17t38 ~ 17t40 17.41 ~ 17.43
Corrour 10/35 10/33   17/26 17/29
Tulloch 10t54 ~ 10t56 10.54 ~ 10.56   17t03 ~ 17t05 17.07 ~ 17.09
Spean Bridge 11t11 ~ 11t13 11.12 ~ 11.13   16t43 ~ 16t45 16.47 ~ 16.50
Fort William 11.38a 11.29 [P2]   16.25d 16.31 [P1]

Notes :
(1) Train was delayed at Helensburgh Upper due to RETB in fron cab of 67004 not functioning. Driver had to operate RETB from rear cab.
(2) clearly a typo in the tour itinerary!

Day 3: 12/04

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Glasgow Central 08.03d 08.03   19.08a 19.14 [P2]
Shields Jn 08/08 08/09   19/03 19/06
Arkleston Jn 08/12 08/13   18/58 19/01
Paisley Gilmour Street 08/14 08/14   18/56 18/59
Elderslie 08/17 08/18   18/52 ?
Lochwinnoch 08/26 ?   18/44 18/45
Dalry 08/35 08/30   18/35 18/35
Kilwinning 08/40 08/36   18/30 18.21 ~ 18.30
Dubbs Jn 08/42 ?   ? ?
Saltcoats 08/49 08/41  
Ardrossan South Beach 08/53 08/45  
Ardrossan Town 08/57 08/49  
Ardrossan Harbour 09.00a ~ 15.40d 08.53 ~ 15.40  
Ardrossan Town 15/42 ?  
Ardrossan South Beach 15/44 15/43  
Saltcoats 15/46 15/45  
Dubbs Jn 15/51 15/50  
Byrehill Jn 15/53 15/52   ? ?
Irvine 15/55 15/55   18/22 18/13
Barassie Jn 15/59 15/58   18/17 18/09
Prestwick Town 18/12 18/05   18/12 18/05
Newton-on-Ayr 16c08 ~ 16c10 16/05   18c06 ~ 18c08 18/00
Ayr 16/13 16/06   18/03 17/57
Dalrymple Jn 16/21 16/13   18/00 17/59
Waterside 17.02 16.42   17.17 17.05

Day 4: 13/04

Location Booked Actual
Glasgow Central 07.23d 07.22 [P2]
Eglington Jn 07/26 07/26 [US]
Rutherglen East Jn 07/33 07/32
Carmyle Jn 07/40 07/34
Langloan Jn 07/53 07/44
Coatbridge Central 07/55 07/48
Gartsherrie South Jn 07/56 07/49
Garnqueen North Jn 07/58 07/51
Cumbernauld 08/03 08/00
Greenhill Lower Jn 08/08 08/06
Carmuirs West Jn 08/10 08/09
Larbert Jn 08/11 08/09
Stirling 08c19 ~ 08c21 08/22
Cambus Loop (East) 08/29 ?
Alloa 08/33 08/31
Alloa Loop 08/35 08/33
Longannet SB 08/48 08/48
Charlestown Jn 09/08 09/13
Dunfermline Town 09/10 09/14
Townhill GL 09.14 ~ 09.30 09.19 ~ 09.30 [DGL]
Dunfermline Town 09/34 09/36
Inverkeithing 09/43 09/42
Dalmeny Jn 09/49 09/52
Haymarket 10/05 10/02
Edinburgh Waverley 10.14a ~ 13.30d [P9] 10.09 ~ 13.30 [P8]
Portobello Jn 13/34 ?
Minktonhall Jn 13/37 13/37
Prestonpans 13/40 ?
Drem 13/46 13/47
Dunbar 13/57 13/56
Grantshouse 14/10 14/08
Reston 14/15 14/12
Berwick-upon-Tweed 14/23 14/21
Belford 14/35 14/35
Alnmouth 14/48 14/47
Morpeth 15/03 15/12
Heaton South Jn 15/21 15/24
Newcastle 15c25 ~ 15c27 15.27 ~ 15.29
King Edward Bridge South Jn 15/29 15/31
Low Fell Jn 15/32 ? [DSL]
Durham 15/58 15/51
Tursdale Jn 16/08 16/03
Ferryhill South Jn 16/10 16/05
Darlington 16*21 ~ 16*29 16.16 ~ 16.30 [UM]
Northallerton 16/42 16/42 [UF]
Thirsk 16/47 16/47
Tollerton Jn 16/57 16/55
Skelton Jn 17/05 17/00
York 17/07 17/05
Colton Jn 17/13 17/11
Hambleton North Jn 17/20 17/16
Temple Hirst Jn 17/29 17/19
Shaftholme Jn 17/35 17/25

Timings continue in first table.

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