8th June 1963

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Dundee Centre)
The Eskdale Express

Did it run? Details taken from pre-tour advertising.

Locos Used advertised for 60027 'Merlin', Riddles 2-6-0 & R&ER 'River Esk'
Stock Used advertised to include Cafeteria Car

Route :

Advertised Loco Advertised Route
60027 Glasgow Buchanan Street - Carstairs - Carlisle
Riddles 2-6-0 Carlisle - Keswick - Ravenglass
'River Esk' Ravenglass - Dalegarth
'River Esk' Dalegarth - Ravenglass
Riddles 2-6-0 Dalegarth - Ravenglass - Keswick - Carlisle
60027 Carlisle - (?reverse of outward route?) - Glasgow Buchanan Street

Notes :
(1) Advertised as 'Scotland's most ambitious trip!' with 1hr 59min timing from Glasgow to Carlisle. Accommodation was to be reserved on the 06.30 Perth to Glasgow Buchanan Street and 22.40 return, and the 06.53 Edinburgh Princess Street to Carstairs and 22.30 return service trains.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Source : Ian Clark (SLS)

Timings (Advertised Only)
Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Glasgow Buchanan Street 08.34d 22.07a
Carlisle 10.33a ~ 10.40d 19.45a ~ 19.53d
Keswick 11.45a ~ 11.53d 18.36a ~ 18.43d
Ravenglass 13.38a ~ 13.40d 15.20a ~ 16.55d
Dalegarth 14.15a 14.45d

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