25th September 2009

Compass Tours
Forth & Tay Explorer

Locos Used 47812 (as D1916), 47853, 66016 & 66200
Stock Used Riviera Trains ex-Virgin Trains rake of 1st & standard class

Route :
1Z44 : Crewe to Aberdeen
1Z45 : Aberdeen to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
D1916 + 47853 Crewe - (via WCML) - Carlisle (1)
66016 + D1916 (2) Carlisle - (via WCML) - Motherwell - Mossend South Jn - Mossend North Jn - Coatbridge Central - Garnqueen North Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Carmuirs West Jn (4) Carmuirs North Jn - Larbert - Stirling - Gleneages - Hilton Jn - Perth - (4) Dundee - Arbroath - Montrose - Stonehaven - Aberdeen
66016 (3) Aberdeen - (reverse of outward route) (4) - Mossend South Jn - Braidhurst Loop
66200 (3) Braidhurst Loop - Motherwell - (via WCML) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 47853 failed at Lancaster and was removed at Carlisle.
(2) D1916 was providing ETS only.
(3) D1916 on rear, providing ETS only.
(4) To regain lost time the tour was re-routed between Carmuirs West Jn and Dundee (was booked via Winchburgh Jn on the outward and Alloa on the return), thus the train did not go over either the Forth or Tay bridges as planned.

Sources : various including John Cowlishaw

Photo Review


D1916 & 47853 at Carlisle (photo: John Cowlishaw)


66016 prior to leaving Aberdeen (photo: John Cowlishaw)


66200 on arrival back at Crewe (photo: John Cowlishaw)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including John Cowlishaw)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 05.18d (05.26)   00.27a 00.52
Hartford ? 05/39   ? ?
Acton Grange Jn ? 05/44   ? ?
Warrington Bank Quay ??.??a ~ 05.42d 05.47 ~ 05.48   23.52a ~ ??.??d 00.24 ~ 00.26
Wigan North Western ??.??a ~ 05.56d 06.01 ~ 06.04   23.37a ~ ??.??d 00.09 ~ 00.11
Leyland ? 06/14   ? ?
Preston ??.??a ~ 06.14d 06.21 ~ 06.23   23.12a ~ ??.??d 23.50 ~ 23.53
Lancaster ??.??a ~ 06.34d 06.45 ~ 07.23   22.48a ~ ??.??d 23.25 ~ 23.27
Morecambe South Jn ? 07/27   ? ?
Hest Bank ? 07/29   ? ?
Carnforth South Jn ? 07/35   ? ?
Carnforth ? 07.36 ~ 07.52 [loop]   ? 23/16
Oxenholme ??.??a ~ 06.54d 08.10 ~ 08.12   22.28a ~ ??.??d 23.02 ~ 23.04
Grayrigg ? 08.27 ~ 08.34 [loop]   ? 22/54
Tebay ? 08/43   ? 22/49
Shap ? 08/49   ? ?
Shap Summit ? 08/52   ? 22/45
Penrith ??.??a ~ 07.29d 09.09 ~ 09.14   21.59a ~ ??.??d 22.27 ~ 22.30
Carlisle 07.46a ~ 08.01d 09.58 ~ 10.32d   21.38a ~ ??.??d 22c01 ~ 22c04
Lockerbie ??.??a ~ 08.28d 10.57 ~ 11.02   20.53a ~ ??.??d 21.34 ~ 21.36
Beattock ? 11.18 ~ 11.23 [loop]   ? (21/15)
Beattock Summit ? 11.37 ~ 11.44 [loop]   ? ?
Abington ? 11/52   ? ?
Carstairs ? 12/04   ? 20/53
Law Jn ? 12/13   ? ?
Motherwell ? 12.24 ~ 12.25   ? 20c31 ~ 20c35
Braidhurst Loop   DIV 20L03 ~ 20L29
Mossend North Jn ? ?   ? 19/52
Whifflet ? 12/34   ? 19/47
Coatbridge Central ? 12/35   ? ?
Cumbernauld ? 12/44   ? 19/32
Greenhill Lower Jn ? 12/59   ? 19/18
Carmuirs West Jn ? 13/01   ? ?
Carmuirs North Jn DIV 13/02   ? ?
Larbert DIV 13/03   ? 19/13
Stirling DIV 13c12 ~ 13c14   ? 19.04 ~ ??.??
Alloa   ? DIV
Dunblane DIV 13/23   DIV 18/57
Blackford DIV 13/34   DIV ?
Gleneagles DIV 13/36   DIV ?
Hilton Jn DIV 13/48   DIV 18/37
Perth DIV 13/54   DIV 18/28
Winchburgh Jn ? DIV  
Dundee 12.06a ~ ??.??d 14.20 ~ 14.26   ??.??a ~ 17.05d 18.01 ~ 18.06
Carnoustie ? ?   ? 17/48
Arbroath ? 14/46   ? 17/41
Montrose ? 15/01   ? 17/26
Stonehaven ? 15/24   ? ?
Aberdeen 13.28a 16.05   15.42d 16.42


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