15th May 2016

Steam Dreams
The Borders Scotsman

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 60103 'Flying Scotsman'
Stock Used 99953+5249+5236+1666+13320+99371+99352+13440+9104+5200+5171

Route :
1Z22 : Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank
1Z23 : Tweedbank to Edinburgh Waverley

Loco(s) Route
60103 (1) Edinburgh Waverley - Craigentinny Jn - Portobello Jn - Newcraighall - Shawfair - Eskbank - Newtongrange - Galashiels - Tweedbank
47580 (2) Tweedbank - (reverse of outward route) - Niddrie South Jn - Niddrie West Jn
60103 (1) Niddrie West Jn - Portobello Jn - Abbeyhill Jn - Edinburgh Waverley

Notes : 
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2) 60103 on rear.
(3) This tour was very nearly cancelled at short notice due to gauging issues, however it was re-instated after high level intervention.

Sources : Nick Bartlett & Gareth Kelly

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains & Gareth Kelly)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Edinburgh Waverley 10.45d [P11] 10.46   17.27a [P11] 17.23 36.05
0.61 Abbeyhill Jn 10/47 ?   17/25 ? 35.24
1.50 Craigentinny Jn 10/48 ?   17/23 ? 33.69
3.30 Portobello Jn 10/52 10/52   17/20 17/14 32.55
3.36 Niddrie North Jn 10/52 ?   17/19 ? 32.49
3.72 Brunstane 10/54 ?  
- Niddrie West Jn   17.06 ~ 17.15 ??.?? ~ 16.57 31.46
4.46 Niddrie South Jn 10/56 ?   17/03 ? 30.68
4.54 Newcraighall 10/57 ?   17/02 16/56 30.60
5.02 Newcraighall South Jn 10/58 ?   17/01 ? 30.32
5.64 Shawfair 11/00 ?   16/59 ? 29.50
7.11 King's Gate Jn 11/02 11/01   16/57 16/51 28.23
8.25 Eskbank 11/04 ?   16/55 ? 27.09
9.58 Newtongrange 11/06 ?   16/52 ? 23.56
11.77 Gorebridge 11/10 ?   16/48 16/45 23.37
12.28 Fushiebridge Jn 11/11 11/09   16/47 16/44 23.06
16.13 Tynehead Jn 11/18 11/15   16/40 16/34 19.21
25.75 Galabank Jn 11/36 11/34   16/22 16/16 9.39
26.45 Stow 11/39 ?   16/20 ? 8.69
29.71 Bowland Jn 11/57     16/12 16/09 5.43
33.22 Galashiels 12.02a ~ 12.05d     16.02a ~ 16.05d ? 2.56
35.14 Tweedbank Sig Emb244 12/09 ?  
35.34 Tweedbank 12.11a [P2] 12.10   15.56d [P2] 15.56 0.00


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