8th June 1963
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|
|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|
(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.
Source : Ian Clark (SLS)
Timings (Advertised Only)
(from 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|
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