3rd May 2017

Railway Touring Company
The Great Britain X (Day 5 of 9)

Locos Used 37518, 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 62005
Stock Used 99723+99128+99125+99122+99712+99371+3136

Route : 
1Z65 : Glasgow Queen Street to Fort William
1Z67 : Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street

Loco(s) Route
62005 (1) Glasgow Queen Street - Cowlairs West Jn - Cowlairs North Jn - Maryhill - Westerton - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central - Dalreoch - Craigendoran Jn - Helensburgh Upper - Garelochhead - Arrochar & Tarbet - Ardlui - Crianlarich - Upper Tyndrum - Bridge of Orchy - Rannoch - Corrour - Tulloch - Spean Bridge - Fort William
47746 (2) Fort William - (reverse of outward route) - Glasgow Queen Street

Notes : 
(1) 47746 assisting on rear, due to fire risk in hot weather.
(2) 37518 on rear.
(3) This leg of the tour was originally advertised to run to Oban, hauled by Black 5s 44871 & 45407
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(4) Geoff Brockett comments: Wednesday was the optional day and the originally advertised return steam to Oban, but ended up as steam to Fort William and diesel return. We now encountered the only operational incident of the tour when it was discovered that the hand brake had been left on on 62005’s support coach. As a result it had to be removed from the E.C.S. at Bo’ness and all the tools etc. transferred to the BSK. This delay meant that the E.C.S. didn’t arrive at Glasgow Queen Street until 08.17 for the 07.33 departure and was then not allowed to leave until 09.04. However worse was to come. The fine weather had a sting in its tail as the previous day’s 'Jacobite' had started two fires and we were required to have 47746 on the back. In fact 62005 was on the front for little more than cosmetic reasons, with the Cl.47 doing virtually all the work. The diesel power meant our arrears was down to 38 minutes by Fort William.

Source : Geoff Brockett (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Geoff Brockett & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Glasgow Queen Street 07.33d [P7] 09.04   21.48a [P7] 21.48˝
Cowlairs South Jn 07/37 09/08   21/44 ?
Cowlairs West Jn 07/39 09/09˝   21/43 ?
Cowlairs North Jn 07/41 09/10˝   21/42 ?
Maryhill 07/52 09/14   21/30 21/33˝
Westerton 08/05 [P2] 09/19   21/20 [P2] 21/23
Dalmuir 08/12 [P1] 09/26   21/12 [P2] 21/14˝
Dumbarton Central 08/24 [P2] 09/37   21/01 [P1] 21.00˝ ~ 21.01
Dalreoch 08/25 09/37˝   20/58 20/59
Craigendoran Jn 08.37 ~ 09.10 09.52 ~ 10.12   20.07 ~ 20.47 20.16˝ ~ 20.48 [Loop]
Helensburgh Upper 09.16 ~ 09.20 10.17˝ ~ 10.19˝   19.58 ~ 20.01 20.07 ~ 20.08 
Garelochhead 09.35 ~ 09.36 10.32˝ ~ 10.36˝   19.43 ~ 19.45 19.53˝ ~ 19.54˝
Glen Douglas 09/54 10.51 ~ 11.02   19.15 ~ 19.29 19.17 ~ 19.39
Arrochar & Tarbet 10.04 ~ 10.08 11.11 ~ 11.13˝   19.00 ~ 19.02 19.04 ~ 19.06
Ardlui 10.28 ~ 10.30 11.30 ~ 11.45   18/46 18/47
Crianlarich 10w58 ~ 11w21 [P2] 12.05 ~ 12.17˝   17.56 ~ 18.27 [P1] 18.06˝ ~ 18.29˝
Upper Tyndrum 11.33 ~ 11.36 12.29 ~ 12.34   17.40 ~ 17.43 17.50 ~ 17.53˝
Bridge of Orchy 11.58 ~ 12.00 12.49 ~ 13.08   17.18 ~ 17.20 17.29 ~ 17.32
Rannoch 12.38 ~ 12.43 13.37 ~ 13.39˝   16.52 ~ 16.53 16.58 ~ 17.04
Corrour 13/00 ?   16/40 16/44
Tulloch 13.29 ~ 13.31 14.12˝ ~ 14.14   16.17 ~ 16.19 16.21˝ ~ 16.25
Roy Bridge 13/40 14//25   16/04˝ ? ~ 16.10
Spean Bridge 13.45 ~ 13.55 14.31˝ ~ 14.33 [P1]   15.53 ~ 15.57 16.00 ~ 16.02
Fort William Jn 14/07 14/45˝   15/35 ?
Fort William 14.10a [P1] 14.48   15.32d [P2] 15.43


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z65 : (62005 with 47746 on rear) : Bo'ness Exchange Sidings to Linlithgow
5Z65 : (47746 with 62005 on rear) : Linlithgow to Glasgow Queen Street

Location Booked
Bo'ness ?d
Bo'ness Exchange Sidings ? ~ 06.05
Bo'ness GF 06.08 ~ 06.11
Linlithgow 06/15
Linlithgow [UPL] 06.17 ~ 06.32
Linlithgow 06/34
Polmont 06/38
Falkirk High 06/42
Greenhill Upper Jn 06/49
Croy 06/55
Lenzie 07/01
Bishopbriggs 07/04
Cowlairs East Jn 07/08
Cowlairs West Jn 07/09
Cowlairs South Jn 07/13
Glasgow Queen Street 07.21a [P7]


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