6th - 8th May 1977

B.R. (S.R.)
West Highland Rail 'n' Sail Safari Excursion

Locos Used ?????
Ship Used MV Columba

Route :

Date Loco(s) / Ship Route
06/05 ????? Basingstoke - Reading - Wokingham - Staines - Richmond - Clapham Junction - Watford Junction - Birmingham New Street - Crewe - Preston
07/05 ????? Preston - Oban (1)
07/05 MV Columba Oban - Mallaig
07/05 ????? Mallaig - Fort William (2)
07/05 - 08/05 ????? Fort William - Preston - (?reverse of outward route?) - Staines - Woking - Fleet - Basingstoke

Notes :
(1) Stock went ECS to Fort William (sleeping cars removed) then Mallaig to meet passengers of MV Columba.
(2) Re-attached sleeping cars.
(3) Route confirmation required.

Source : David Sheppard

Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Sheppard)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Basingstoke 17.32d 12.47a
Fleet - 12.32a
Woking - 12.15a
Reading 17.56d -
Wokingham 18.08d -
Staines 18.37d 11.49a
Richmond 18.59d 11.31a
Clapham Junction 19.15d 11.15a
Watford Junction 20.03d 10.36a
Birmingham New Street 21.45d 08.42a
Crewe 22.45d 07.35a
Preston 23.38d 05.33a
Oban 06.55a ~ 09.15d -
Mallaig 13.45a ~ 17.20d -
Fort William 19.05a 22.00d


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