9th May 1959
Society (Scottish Area)
Land of Burns Rail Tour
Route : Reporting Code 224 (?throughout?)
|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|
(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)
40574 running round at Catrine (photo: The John Debens Collection)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)
|4.69||Annbank||14.01 ~ 14.06|
|7.08||Tarbolton||14.12 ~ 14.17|
|14.66||Catrine||14.35 ~ 15.00|
|18.21||Mauchline||15.10 ~ 15.18|
|25.24||Lugar||15.34 ~ 15.39|
|32.67||Muirkirk||15.57 ~ 17.40|
|?||Cronberry||17.50 ~ 17.55|
|42.24||Cumnock A. & C.||18.01 ~ 18.06|
|45.07||Skares||18.12 ~ 18.18|
|50.70||Drongan||18.30 ~ 18.36|
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