22nd to 25th April 2011

UK Railtours
Loch Lomond and Royal Deeside

Locos Used 66111, 66114, 67026 & 67027
Stock Used 6310+3149+3068+1692+3119+3069+3066+1691+3097+3120+17015

Route :
1Z42 : London Kings Cross to Berwick-upon-Tweed
1Z42 : Berwick-upon-Tweed to Dumbarton Central
1Z33 : Dumbarton Central to Arrochar & Tarbet
1Z34 : Arrochar & Tarbet via Crianlarich to Dumbarton Central
1Z28 : Glasgow Central to Stonehaven
1Z29 : Stonehaven to Dumbarton Central
1Z21 : Dumbarton Central to Appleby
1Z22 : Appleby to London Kings Cross

Date Loco(s) Route
22/05 67027 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Berwick-upon-Tweed
22/05 67026 (1) Berwick-upon-Tweed - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Newbridge Jn - Bathgate - Drumgelloch - Airdrie - Coatbridge Sunnyside - Shettleston - Bellgrove - Glasgow Queen Street LL - Partick - Hyndland - Anniesland - Westerton - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central
23/05 66111 (2) Dumbarton Central - Dalreoch - Craigendoran Jn - Garelochhead - Arrochar & Tarbet - Crianlarich
23/05 66114 (3) Crianlarich - (reverse of outward route) - Dumbarton Central
24/05 66111 (2) Glasgow Central - Shields Jn
24/05 66114 (3) Shields Jn - High Street Jn - Bellgrove - Alexandra Parade - Springburn - Cowlairs East Jn - Lenzie - Greenhill Upper Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Larbert - Stirling - Alloa - Longannet - Dunfermline Town - Cowdenbeath - Thornton North Jn - Ladybank - Cupar - Dundee - Arbroath - Stonehaven
24/05 66114 (3) Stonehaven - (reverse of outward route) - Thornton North Jn - Kirkcaldy - Inverkeithing - Dalmeny Jn - Winchburgh Jn - Falkirk High - Greenhill Upper Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Cowlairs East Jn - Cowlairs North Jn - Maryhill - Westerton - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central
25/05 67027 Dumbarton Central - Dalmuir - Westerton - Anniesland - Hyndland - Partick - Glasgow Central LL - Rutherglen Central Jn - (via WCML) - Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Keighley - Shipley - Whitehall Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Methley Jn - Altofts Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Calder bridge Jn - hare Park Jn - Adwick - Doncaster - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) 67027 on rear.
(2) 66114 on rear.
(3) 66111 on rear.

Sources : David Sheppard & Nick Bartlett

Tour Comments
(from David Sheppard)

22/05 :
Claypole, Arksey & Chevngton loops were booked to allow fast services to pass. Newcastle stop was to allow the kitchen cars water tanks to be topped up. Departure from Newcastle P2 produced an unexpected weave around an up service awaiting entry to the station. We passed 67026 at Newcastle. This followed during our off-train trip to Floors Castle and took over haulage when the stock was brought out of Berwick UGL by 67027 which had run round somewhere.

23/05 :
The extended stop at Garelochhead in the morning was to allow adequate time to consume breakfast! Off train activity at Arrochar was a cruise on Loch Lomond.

24/05 :
Avoidance of engineering work dictated joining the train at Glasgow Central in lieu of Dumbarton but still required reversal outside Shields depot at the same location as the 'Airdrie and Bathgate Phoenix' tour. Off train activity at Stonehaven was a coach tour up the Dee valley to Balmoral which, for much of the trip, ran close to the old Ballater branch, including the Royal Deeeside Railway at Banchory which was operational. Ive checked my photos to confirm, the 66s did run round during the layover at Aberdeen.

25/05 :
Beattock Summit loop was another bonus due to pathing requirements as was the weave at Carlisle into P3 to access the water supply to replenish  the kitchen tanks again. Appleby was a pleasant leg-stretching break followed by another bonus weave at Skipton to pass through the down platform, avoiding the local service train. A fast run from Peterborough and potentially very early arrival at King's Cross was not to be as we sat in Copenhagen Tunnel awaiting a platform. Overall another excellent weekend tour from UK Railtours with the usual very high standard of on-train catering, well organised and interesting off-train activities and the usual crop of bonus loops and crossovers for the dedicated micro-gricer (I was probably the only micro-gricer on the train!)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Sheppard)

22/05

Location

Booked Actual
Kings Cross 08.09d 08.09 [No.1F]
Finsbury Park 08/12 08/12
Alexandra Palace 08/15 08/15
Potters Bar 08/21 08/20
Welwyn Garden City 08/26 08/25
Woolmer Green Jn 08/29 08/28 [DF]
Stevenage 08.33a ~ 08.36d [P3] 08.32 ~ 08.36
Hitchin 08/41 08/40
Sandy 08/48 08/48
Huntingdon 08/57 08/57
Holme 09/04 09/03
Peterborough 09.11a ~ 09.14d 09.11 ~ 09.14 [P4] [DF]
Tallington 09/23 09/24 [DS]
Stoke Jn 09/39 09/39
Grantham 09/43 09/43
Claypole Loop 09*51 ~ 09*58 [DPL] 09.53 ~ 09.58 [DPL]
Newark Northgate 10/02 10/05
Retford 10/15 10/18 [DF]
Loversall Carr Jn 10/23 10/28
Doncaster 10c29 ~ 10c33 10.33 ~ 10.35 [P8]
Arksey 10*36 ~ 10*42 [Loop] 10.42 ~ 10.46 [Loop]
Shaftholme Jn 10/45 10/51
Temple Hirst Jn 10/51 10/58
Hambleton North Jn 10/55 11/02
Colton Jn 11/02 11/06
York 11/10 11/07 [P5]
Skelton Jn 11/13 11/15 [DF]
Tollerton Jn 11/20 11/21
Thirsk 11/28 11/28 [DF]
Northallerton 11/33 11/34
Darlington 11/44 11/45
Ferryhill South Jn 11/56 11/55
Durham 12/05 12/07
King Edward Bridge South Jn 12/21 12/18
Newcastle 12w29 ~ 12w53 12.21 ~ 12.54 [P2] [U/DS] [UM]
Manors ? ? [DM]
Heaton South Jn 12/56 12/59
Morpeth 13/07 13/12
Chevington 13*15 ~ 13*23 [DPL] 13.24 ~ 13.28 [DPL]
Alnmouth 13/32 13/37
Berwick-upon-Tweed 14.05a ~ 18.15d ??.?? ~ 18.17
Reston 18/24 ?
Grantshouse 18/28 18/33
Dunbar 18*37 ~ 18*43 18.43 ~ 18.45
Drem 18/51 18/55
Prestonpans 18/56 19/00
Monktonhall Jn 19/02 19/03
Portobello Jn 19/04 19/04
Edinburgh Waverley 19c09 ~ 19c11 19.09 ~ 19.17 [P9]
Haymarket 19/14 19/23
Newbridge Jn 19/22 19/30
Bathgate 19/33 19/40
Drumgelloch 19/51 19/56
Airdrie 19/53 19.58 ~ 20.00
Coatbridge Sunnyside 19/57 20/06
Shettleston 20/03 20/13
Bellgrove 20/08 20/21
Glasgow Queen Street LL 20/14 20/30
Finnieston East Jn 20/19 20.31 ~ 20.34
Hyndland East Jn 20/24 20/42
Anniesland 20/25 20/45
Westerton 20/30 20/47
Dalmuir 20/44 20/55
Dumbarton Central 20.54a 21.10 [P2]

23/05

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Dumbarton Central 09.25d 09.24 [P2]   18.07a 18.09 [P1]
Dalreoch 09/26 09/26   18/05 18/07
Craigendoran Jn 09/35 09/34   17/48 17/47
Helensburgh Upper 09t40 ~ 09t50 09.39 ~ 09.42   17t38 ~ 17t40 17.39 ~ 17.41
Garelochhead 09.55 ~ 10.35 09.57 ~ 10.33   17t22 ~ 17t24 17.23 ~ 17.25
Glen Douglas 10/45 10/51   17/10 17/10
Arrochar & Tarbet 10.55a ~ 15.25d 11.02 ~ 15.24   16t57 ~ 16t59 16.57 ~ 16.59
Ardlui 15t39 ~ 15t41 15/41   16t40 ~ 16t42 16/42
Crianlarich 16.03a 16.02   16.21d 16.21

24/05

Location Booked Actual
Glasgow Central 08.30d 08.30 [P10]
Shields Jn 08.38 ~ 08.43 [No1 Line] 08.37 ~ 08.43 [Chord Line]
High Street Jn 08/54 08/54
Bellgrove 08/55 08/55
Springburn 08/59 09/00 [P1]
Cowlairs West Jn 09/01 09/02
Bishopbriggs 09/03 09/05
Lenzie 09/05 09/07
Croy 09/10 09/11
Greenhill Lower Jn 09/16 09/16
Larbert Jn 09/19 09/20
Stirling 09c32 ~ 09c34 09/31
Causeway Jn 09/35 09/33
Cambus Loop 09/40 09/39
Alloa 09/42 09/41
Alloa Loop 09/44 09/43
Longannet SB 09/56 09/58
Charlestown Jn 10/17 10/15
Dunfermline Town 10c19 ~ 10c21 10.16 ~ 10.19
Cowdenbeath 10/31 10/27
Thornton North Jn 10/48 10/42
Ladybank 10/57 10/52
Leuchars 11/07 11/03
Tay Bridge South 11/14 11/10
Dundee 11/23 11/19
Camperdown Jn 11/26 11/23
Carnoustie 11/38 11/36
Arbroath 11/50 11/46
Usan 12/04 11/59
Montrose 12/07 12/05
Laurencekirk 12/19 12/14
Stonehaven 12.44a ~ 18.30d 12.29 ~ 18.26
Laurencekirk 18/43 18/43
Montrose 18/52 18/54
Usan 18/56 18/57
Arbroath 19/08 19/11
Carnoustie 19/15 19/18
Camperdown Jn 19/25 ?
Dundee 19/30 19/33
Tay Bridge South 19/47 19/42
Leuchars 19/53 19/56
Ladybank 20/06 20/09
Thornton North Jn 20/16 20/20
Kirkcaldy 20/23 20/25
Burntisland 20/31 20/33
Inverkeithing 20/42 20/45
Dalmeny Jn 20/49 20/54
Winchburgh Jn 20/56 21/03
Linlithgow 21c01 ~ 21c03 21.12 ~ 21.14
Polmont Jn 21/10 21/19
Falkirk High 21/12 21/22
Greenhill Upper Jn 21/16 21/26
Croy 21/20 21/30
Lenzie 21/24 21/35
Bishopbriggs 21/27 21/37
Cowlairs East Jn 21/30 21/42
Cowlairs North Jn 21/32 21/43
Westerton 21/44 21/50
Dalmuir 21/54 21/54
Dumbarton Central 22.05a 22.06 [P2]

25/05

Location Booked Actual
Dumbarton Central 08.45d 08.44 [P1]
Dalmuir 08/52 08/53
Westerton 08/58 08/57
Hyndland East Jn 09/27 09/24
Finnieston West Jn 09/08 09/07
Glasgow Central LL 09/12 09/10
Rutherglen East Jn 09/27 09/24
Newton 09/30 09/29
Uddingston Jn 09/32 09/32
Motherwell 09/37 09/36
Law Jn 09/42 09/41
Lanark Jn 09/53 09/48
Carstairs 09/55 09/52 [P1]
Abington 10/06 10/03
Beattock Summit 10*14 ~ 10*20 10.12 ~ 10.19 [UPL]
Beattock 10/28 10/27
Lockerbie 10/38 10/36
Gretna Jn 10/55 10/48
Carlisle 11w04 ~ 11w25 11.08 ~ 11.28 [P3]
Petteril Bridge Jn 11/31 11/32
How & Co Siding 11/37 ?
Lazonby & Kirkoswald 11/48 11/48
Culgaith 11/56 11/56
Appleby 12.14a ~ 14.28d 12.06 ~ 14.27
Kirkby Stephen 14/42 14/40
Ais Gill 14/51 14/47
Blea Moor 15/08 15/00
Ribblehead 15/09 15/02
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 15/13 15/07
Settle Jn 15/24 15/15
Hellifield 15/28 15/19
Skipton 158/41 15/37 [P3]
Keighley 15/50 15/50
Shipley 16/02 16/01
Dockfield Jn 16/03 16/01
Apperley Jn 16/09 16/05
Whitehall Jn 16/17 16/23
Engine Shed Jn 16/19 16/23
Methley Jn 16/27 16/32
Altofts Jn 16/28 16/34
Turners Lane Jn 16/35 16/39
Calder Bridge Jn 16/43 16/41
Crofton West Jn 16/45 16/44
Hare Park Jn 16*50 ~ 17*01 16.48 ~ 16.58
South Kirkby Jn 17/09 17/04
Adwick Jn 17/13 17/08
Doncaster 17c22 ~ 17c25 17.23 ~ 17.25 [P3] [DF]
Loversall Carr Jn 17/30 17/31
Retford 17/39 17/40
Newark Northgate 17/53 17/51
Claypole 17/57 ?
Grantham 18/05 18/01
Stoke Jn 18/19 18/07 [US]
Tallington Jn 18/24 18/21
Peterborough 18.38a ~ 18.41d 18.40 ~ 18.42 [P2] [UF]
Holme 18/49 ?
Huntingdon 18/56 18/56
Sandy 19/08 19/05
Hitchin 19/17 19/14 [UF]
Stevenage 19.23a ~ 19.26d 19.20 ~ 19.23 [P2]
Woolmer Green Jn 19/33 19/28
Welwyn Garden City 19/38 19/30 [UF]
Potters Bar 19/45 19/35
Alexandra Palace 19/59 19/40
Finsbury Park 20/03 19/42 [UF No.2]
Kings Cross 20.10a 20.01 [P6]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

22/05 : 5Z42? : (66114 ?with 67027 on rear?) : ??? to London Kings Cross
22/05 : 5Z42? : (67027) : Berwick-upon-Tweed to ???
22/05 : 5Z43? : (?67026 with 67027 on rear?) : ??? to Berwick-upon-Tweed
22/05 : 5Z43? : (67027 with 67026 on rear) : Berwick-upon-Tweed UGL to Berwick-upon-Tweed


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