9th May 1959

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Scottish Area)
Land of Burns Rail Tour

Loco Used 40574

Route : Reporting Code 224 (?throughout?)

Loco(s) Route
40574 Ayr - Hawkhill Jn - Blackhouse Jn - Annbank - Tarbolton - Mauchline - Brackenhill Jn - Catrine
40574 Catrine - Brackenhill Jn - Mauchline
40574 Mauchline - Brackenhill Jn - Auchinleck - Lugar - Cronberry - Muirkirk
40574 Muirkirk - Cronberry - Logan Jn - Cumnock (A. & C. station) - Ochiltree - Belston Jn - Drongan - Annbank - Blackhouse Jn - Hawkhill Jn - Ayr

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required- above is from booked timings. Tour itinerary described this as the 'Rail Tour to Catrine and Muirkirk' on the cover page but as 'Land of Burns Rail Tour' on the next page...and the route map in the same itinerary carried a head and shoulders picture of Robert Burns with 1759 one side of his neck and 1959 on the other with 'Burns Country Rail Tour' in a circle round the image...so take your pick!
(2) Andrew Fairholm suggests the 'Land O'Burns' tour uploaded on 09/09/1958 is in fact this tour. If that is the case then 40574 was believed used throughout, not 256 'Glen Douglas' as originally uploaded (certainly 40574 was photographed at Cumnock (A&C), Skares and Ochiltree). Ian Clark (SLS) also confirms the running of this tour and use of 40574 (was advertised to use a CR 3F 0-6-0).

Sources : John Debens & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


40574 running round at Catrine (photo: The John Debens Collection)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Ayr 13.50d
0.65 Hawkhill Jn ?
1.07 Blackhouse Jn ?
2.78 Auchincruive ?
4.19 Mossblown Jn ?
4.69 Annbank 14.01 ~ 14.06
7.08 Tarbolton 14.12 ~ 14.17
11.31 Mauchline ?
13.42 Brackenhill Jn ?
14.66 Catrine 14.35 ~ 15.00
18.21 Mauchline 15.10 ~ 15.18
21.01 Barony Jn ?
22.53 Auchinleck ?
24.37 Commondyke ?
25.24 Lugar 15.34 ~ 15.39
26.37 Cronberry ?
32.67 Muirkirk 15.57 ~ 17.40
41.13 Logan Jn ?
? Cronberry 17.50 ~ 17.55
42.24 Cumnock A. & C. 18.01 ~ 18.06
44.39 Dumfries House ?
44.63 Dykes Jn ?
45.07 Skares 18.12 ~ 18.18
46.22 Ochiltree ?
48.06 Belston Jn ?
50.70 Drongan 18.30 ~ 18.36
52.65 Trabboch ?
60.41 Ayr 19.00a


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