3rd May 2010
North East Railtours
(Newcastle to Oban)
|Locos Used||37516 & 37676 'Loch Rannoch'|
|Stock Used||11x SRPS mark 1 set incl. generator car|
1Z37 : Newcastle to Oban
1Z74 : Oban to Newcastle
|37676 + 37516||Newcastle - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Newbridge Jn - Winchburgh Jn - Polmont Jn - ??? - Greenhill Upper Jn - Cowlairs East Jn - Cowlairs North Jn - Maryhill - Westerton - Singer - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central - Craigendoran Jn - Crianlarich - Oban|
|37516 + 37676||Oban - (reverse of outward route) - Newcastle|
(1) Graham Scofield comments: The tour ran to time as far as Edinburgh. From Edinburgh forward time was lost, particularly waiting for pathing through the Westerton area. Train was also held at several places on West Highland Line believed to be due to preceding late and slow running freight working. Held at Crainlarich for unit (1Y24) to cross (had been booked to cross at Dalmally had the railtour been running to time) and an unscheduled photostop ensued. Arrived at Oban 1 hour late at 14:47 actual when booked to arrive at 13:46 Due to late arrival at Oban the return leg was re-pathed to allow the normals extra time at Oban. Original Booked departure time 16:13 Re-pathed departure time 17:10 Actual departure time 17:10 Locos were booked to run in top-and-tail formation outward and return, but instead ran in double-headed formation outward and return, running round the stock at Oban.
Source : Graham Scofield
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