2nd - 4th June 2017

S.R.P.S. Railtours
The Far North Explorer

Locos Used 37025 'Inverness TMD' & 37421
Stock Used 13229+13230+3150+3096+3115+1730+35185+4831+1859+4856+4832

Route : 
1Z37 : Edinburgh Waverley to Thurso
1Z38 : Thurso to Wick
1Z39 : Wick to Edinburgh Waverley

Date(s) Loco(s) Route
02/06-03/06 37025 + 37421 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Linlithgow - Falkirk Grahamston - Carmuirs East Jn - Larbert Jn - Stirling - Dunblane - Perth - Pitlochry - Blair Atholl - Kingussie - Aviemore - Milburn Jn - Rose Street Jn (4)
03/06 37421 + 37025 (3) Rose Street Jn - Muir of Ord - Dingwall - Invergordon - Tain - Ardgay - Lairg - Brora - Helmsdale - Forsinard - Georgemas Junction (5)
03/06 37421 (1) Georgemas Junction - Thurso
03/06 37025 (2) Thurso - Georgemas Junction - Wick
03/06-04/06 37025 + 37421 Wick - Georgemas Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Edinburgh Waverley

Notes :
(1) 37025 on rear.
(2) 37421 on rear.
(3) 37025 steam heating.
(4) 37025 & 37421 swapped places during the refuelling stop at Inverness.
(5) Shunted into the up loop at Georgemas Junction to let a service train to Inverness pass.
(6) Off tour option: Coach trip from Thurso via John o'Groats to Wick.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Edinburgh Waverley 21.49d [P11] 21.49 [P11]   00.30a [P9] 00.34 [P9]
Princes St Gardens 21/51 21/51 [W]   00/28 ?
Haymarket 21/54 21/54 [P2]   00/26 00/29 [P3]
Haymarket West Jn 21/55 21/56   00/24 00/26
Winchburgh Jn 22/06 22/07   00/17 00/16
Linlithgow 22.11a ~ 22.14d [P2] 22.13 ~ 22.15 [P2]   00.08a ~ 00.11d [P1] 00.09 ~ 00.11 [P1]
Polmont 22/18 22/20   00/01 00/01
Grangemouth Jn 22/22 22/25   23/51 ?
Falkirk Grahamston 22.23a ~ 22.26d [P2] 22.25 ~ 22.26 [P2]   23.47a ~ 23.50d [P1] 23.49 ~ 23.51
Carmuirs East Jn 22/31 22/29   23/45 23/46
Larbert Jn 22/32 22/30   23/44 23/45
Stirling 22.44a ~ 22.47d [P2] 22.39 ~ 22.45 [P2]   23.29a ~ 23.32d [P3] 23.31 ~ 23.34
Dunblane 22.52a ~ 22.55d 22.52 ~ 22.55 [P2]   23.17a ~ 23.20d 23.22 ~ 23.24
Hilton Jn 23/21 ?   22/52 ?
Perth 23.26a ~ 23.29d [P7] 23.22 ~ 23.29 [P7]   22.29a ~ 22.47d [P4] 22.26 ~ 22.47 [P4]
Stanley 23/38 23/39   22/15 22/17
Dunkeld & Birnam 23/48 [P1] 23/49   22/05 [P1] 22/06 [P1]
Pitlochry 00/02 00/02   21/53 21/53
Blair Atholl 00/11 00/13   21.29 ~ 21.43 21.25 ~ 21.42 [P1]
Dalnacardoch 00/26 ?   21/20 ?
Dalnaspidal 00/36 ?   21/14 ?
Dalwhinnie 00/46 00/43   21/05 20/58
Newtonmore 00/55 ?   20/51 ?
Kingussie 00/58 [P1] 01/00   20.40 ~ 20.46 [P2] 20.40 ~ 20.44 [P2]
Kincraig 01/04 ?   20/32 ?
Aviemore 01/10 [P1] 01/14   20.21 ~ 20.26 [P1] 20.21 ~ 20.26 [P2]
Carrbridge 01/18 [P1] ?   20/13 [P1] ?
Slochd 01/27 ?   20/07 ?
Tomatin 01/31 ?   19/59 ?
Moy 01/35 ?   19.46 ~ 19.52 ?
Culloden 01/42 ?   19/32 ?
Cradlehall 01/46 ?   19/23 ?
Millburn Jn 01/48 ?   19/21 ?
Welshs Bridge 01/52 ?   19/18 ? [UM]
Rose Street Jn 01.55 ~ 02.40 ? ~ ? [RSC]   19.14 ~ 19.16 ? ~ ? [UN-RSC]
Clachnaharry 02/44 ?   19/08 ?
Clunes I.B. 02/53 ?   18/58 ?
Muir of Ord 03.02 ~ 03.04 ?   18.46 ~ 18.50 ? ~ ? [P1]
Conon Bridge 03/09 ?   18/40 ?
Dingwall 03.14 ~ 03.16 [P1] 03.35 ~ 03.37   17.40a ~ 18.35d [P2] 18.25 ~ 18.29 [P2]
Alness 03/28 ?   17/25 ?
Invergordon 03.32 ~ 03.34 03.53 ~ 03.55   17.20 ~ 17.21 [P1] 17.54 ~ 18.07 [P1]
Fearn 03/46 ?   17/06 ?
Tain 03.51 ~ 03.53 04.12 ~ 04.14   17.00 ~ 17.01 17.35 ~ 17.36 [P1]
Ardgay 04.30 ~ 04.32 ?   16.45 ~ 16.45 ? [P1]
Culrain 04/39 ?   16/40 ?
Invershin 04/39 ?   16/39 ?
Lairg 04.51 ~ 04.53 04.51 ~ 04.53   16.29 ~ 16.30 17.00 ~ 17.01 [P2]
Rogart 05.07 ~ 05.09 ?   15.57 ~ 16.02 ? [P1]
Golspie 05/17 ?   15/46 ?
Dunrobin Castle 05/19 ?   15/43 ?
Brora 05.24 ~ 05.26 05.24 ~ 05.26   15.35 ~ 15.36 15.59 ~ 16.23 [P1]
Helmsdale 05.48 ~ 05.50 05.48 ~ 05.50 [P2]   15.21 ~ 15.21 15/42 [P1]
Kildonan 06/16 ?   15/07 ?
Kinbrace 06/36 ?   14/56 ?
Forsinard 06.57 ~ 07.27 ? ~ ? [P2]   14.44 ~ 14.45 14.57 ~ 14.58 [P1]
Altnabreac 07/46 ?   14/33 ?
Scotscalder 08/13 ?   14/19 ?
Georgemas Junction 08.25a ~ 09.15d 08.26 ~ 09.35 [DL-UL-DL]   - -
Thurso 09.32a ~ 09.47d 09.49 ~ 09.59   - -
Georgemas Junction 10.03a ~ 10.06d 10.14 ~ 10.15   14.03a ~ 14.12d 14.23 ~ 14.24 [DL]
Wick 10.35a 10.40   13.40d 13.40


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