20th - 22nd May 1977

Wirral Railway Circle
The Queen of Scots

Locos Used 20046, 20105, & 8????

Route :

Loco(s) Route
8???? Crewe - ??? - Gourock
20046 + 20105 (2) Gourock - ??? - Glasgow Central
???? Glasgow Central - ??? - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. For a cruise round Kyles of Bute to Tarbert and Inverary and return. Bus connections were available from Tarbert to Inverary in both directions At Largs a contingent of SRPS tour passengers also joined the cruise. A note to passengers stated that because of higher charges imposed by the Clyde Port Authority they could not call at Ardrossan as originally advertised by the SRPS.
(2) The electric loco had been declared a failure and a pair of 20's were used for the return leg to get the train away from Gourock.

Sources : Alex Cunningham, Pip Dunn & Alistair Deayton

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Alistair Deayton)

Steamer Timings

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Gourock 08.30d 20.30a
Dunoon 08.50a ~ 09.00d ?
Largs 10.00a ~ ??.??d ??.??a ~ 19.30d
Tarbert 12.15a ~ ??.??d ??.??a ~ 17.30d
Inverary 14.30a 15.30d

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