11th April 1966

B.L.S. / S.L.S. / Scottish Locomotive Preservation Fund
Scottish Rambler No.5

Locos Used 65345, 65914 & 90386

Route :

Loco Route
90386 Glasgow Queen Street - Lenzie Jn - Greenhill Upper Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Larbert - Alloa Jn - Stirling
65914 Stirling - Cambus
65914 Cambus - Menstrie
65914 Menstrie - Cambus
65914 Cambus - Alloa Yard
65914 Alloa Yard - (via direct curve) - Longcarse Jn - Throsk - Alloa Jn - Larbert - Falkirk Grahamston - Polmont - Bo'ness Jn - Kinniel Colliery
65914 Kinniel Colliery - Bo'ness Jn
65914 Bo'ness Jn - Winchburgh Jn - Bathgate Jn
65345 Bathgate Jn - Uphall - Pumpherston
65345 Pumpherston - Uphall - Bathgate Upper - Bathgate Lower - Westfield Loop
65345 Westfield Loop - Bathgate Lower - Bathgate Upper - Polkemmet Jn - Whitburn - Addiewell Jn - Fauldhouse (2)
65345 Fauldhouse - Addiewell Jn - Whitburn - Polkemmet Jn - Bathgate Upper - Westcraigs Jn - Airdrie - Bellgrove - High Street Jn - St Johns - Glasgow St Enoch

Notes :
(1) Confirmation of reversing points required.
(2) Ewan Crawford queries if the train went to Fauldhouse as indicated (Garth McLean suggests the train did) or traversed the North British Railway branch towards Addiewell (NB) as he is in possession of what he believes to be a photo of this tour at Stoneyburn on the branch to Addiewell (see below). That said (Webmasters comment); the line is shown as having closed in 1963, three years before this tour...was it still possible to travel over it in April 1966?

Source : George Woods

Photo Review


Is this Stoneyburn on the North British Railway branch to Addiewell?
(photo: The Robin Barbour Collection [Courtesy Bruce McCartney])


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from George Woods)

Location Booked
Glasgow Queen Street 09.10d
Cowlairs SB 09/17
Lenzie Jn 09/25
Greenhill Upper Jn 09/47
Greenhill Lower Jn 09.50a ~ 10.10d
Larbert Jn 10/16
Larbert 10/18
Alloa Jn 10/22
Stirling 10L35a ~ 10L43d
Cambus 11.41a ~ 11.44d
Menstrie 11.18a ~ 11.26d
Cambus 11.41a ~ 11.44d
Alloa Yard 11.54a ~ 12.04d
Longcarse Jn 12/07
Throsk 12/11
Alloa Jn 12/19
Larbert 12/22
Larbert Jn 12/23
Falkirk Grahamston 12/34
Polmont 12/46
Bo'ness Jn 12/50
Kinniel Colliery 13.07a ~ 13.17d
Bo'ness Jn 13.40a ~ 13.45d
Winchburgh Jn 13/55
Bathgate Jn 14L02a ~ 14L07d
Uphall 14.20a ~ 14.25d
Pumpherston 14.35a ~ 14.45d
Uphall 15/05
Bathgate Upper 15.10a ~ 15.15d
Bathgate Lower 15/19
Westfield Loop 15.35a ~ 15.50d
Bathgate Lower 16/06
Bathgate Upper 16.10a ~ 16.15d
Polkemmet Jn 16/18
Whitburn Jn 16/26
Addiewell Jn 16/36
Fauldhouse Jn 16.48a ~ 16.58d
Addiewell Jn 17/15
Whitburn 17/20
Polkemmet Jn 17/28
Bathgate Upper 17.31a ~ 17.36d
Westcraigs Jn 17/48
Airdrie 18/02
Bellgrove 18/30
High Street Jn 18/32
St Johns 18.37a ~ 18.41d
Glasgow St Enoch 18.45a


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