17th April 2009

Compass Tours
The Highland Mountaineer

Locos Used 47805 & 47843
Stock Used ???

Route :
1Z41 : Hooton to Inverness
1Z42 : Inverness to Hooton

Loco(s) Route
47843 + 47805

Hooton - Chester - Helsby - Frodsham - Acton Grange Jn - (via WCML) - Law Jn - Wishaw - Holytown Jn - Mossend East Jn - Mossend North Jn - Whifflet - Cumbernauld - Larbert - Stirling - Gleneagles - Perth - Blair Atholl - Aviemore - Inverness

47805 + 47843 Inverness  - (reverse of outward route) - Hooton


The train, on arrival into Inverness (photo: John Cowlinshaw)

Source : John Cowlinshaw (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cowlinshaw)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hooton 05.03d 05.03   23.32a ??.??
Chester ??.??a ~ 05.19d 05.18 ~ 05.26   23.12a ~ ??.??d 23.11 ~ ??.??
Helsby ??.?/a ~ 05.32d 05.37 ~ 05.38   22.56a ~ ??.??d 22.58 ~ 22.59
Frodsham ??.??a ~ 05.40d 05.43 ~ 05.45   22.47a ~ ??.??d 22.50 ~ 22.53
Runcorn East ? 05/50   ? 22/46
Acton Grange Jn ? 05/53   ? ?
Warrington Bank Quay ??.??a ~ 05.56d 05.56 ~ 05.59   22.33a ~ ??.??d 22.36 ~ 22.40
Winwick Jn ? 06/04   ? 22/32
Golborne Jn ? 06/05   ? ?
Springs Branch Jn ? 06/09   ? ?
Wigan North Western ??.??a ~ 06.10d 06.11 ~ 06.14   22.17a ~ ??.??d 22.22 ~ 22.24
Euxton Balshaw Lane ??.??a ~ 06.23d 06.24 ~ 06.26   ? (22.00a ~ ??.??) 22.10 ~ 22.13
Leyland ? 06/31   ? 22/06
Farington Curve Jn ? 06/36   ? ?
Preston ??.??a ~ 06.50d 06.47 ~ 06.50   ? 21.46 ~ 21.58
Lancaster ? 07/07   ? 21/24
Morecambe South Jn ? 07/11   ? ?
Hest Bank Jn ? 07/12   ? 21/21
Carnforth ? 07/17   ? 21/18
Oxenholme ? 07/26   ? 21/07
Tebay ? 07/36   ? ?
Shap ? 07/40   ? 20/53
Penrith ? 07/52   ? 20/39
Carlisle ??.??a ~ 08.14d 08.06 ~ 08.13   ??.??a ~ 20.24d 20.19 ~ 20.22
Gretna Jn ? 08/24   ? 20/12
Quintinshill ? ?   ? 20/11
Lockerbie DPL ? 08.39 ~ 08.46   ? 20/01
Beattock ? 08/58   ? 19/52
Beattock Summit ? 09/07   ? 19/45
Abington ? 09/13   ? 19/40
Carstairs ? 09/25   ? 19.20 ~ 19.28
Lanark Jn ? 09/29   ? 19/16
Law Jn ? 09/39   ? 19/07
Wishaw ? 09/42   ? 19/02
Holytown ? 09/47   ? ?
Mossend East Jn ? 09/49   ? ?
Mossend North Jn ? 09/50   ? ?
Mossend ? ?   ? 18c48 ~ 18c52
Whifflet ? 09/54   ? ?
Coatbridge Jn ? 09/55   ? 18/42
Garnqueen North Jn ? 09/58   ? ?
Cumbernauld ? 10/04   ? ?
Greenhill Lower Jn ? ?   ? 18/26
Carmuirs West Jn ? ?   ? 18/22
Larbert ? ?   ? 18.19 ~ 18.19
Stirling ? ?   ? 18/12
Dunblane ? ?   ? 18/05
Gleneagles ? ?   ? 17/56
Perth ? approx. 10.54 ~ 11.22   ? 17c35 ~ 17c41
Pitlochry 12.05a ~ ??.??d ?   ??.??a ~ 17.02d ?
Dalnaspidal ? 12.38 ~ 12.41   ? ?
Druimuachder Summit ? 12/44   ? 16/35
Dalwhinnie ? 12/50   ? 16/31
Newtonmore ? 13/00   ? ?
Kingussie ? 13.02 ~ 13.03   ? 16.15 ~ 16.19
Kincraig ? 13/09   ? 16/09
Aviemore 13.06a ~ ??.??d 13.14 ~ 13.18   ??.??a ~ 15.58d 15.57 ~ 16.03
Carrbridge ? 13.28 ~ 13.30 [loop]   ? 15/49
Slochd Summit ? 13/39   ? 15/47
Tomatin Loop ? 13.44 ~ 13.49   ? ?
Culloden Moor ? ?   ? 15/28
Inverness 14.06a 14.10   15.15d 15.20


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