4th March 1978

L.C.G.B. (North West Branch)
Caledonian No.3 Railtour

Locos Used 25226, 25241 & 85008
Stock Used Booked load 13 as follows (lettered A-M);
BSK-4xTSO-2xFO-Kitchen/Bar (unlettered)-4xTSO-BS(O/K?)

Route : 1Z09 throughout

Loco(s) Route
85008 Crewe - Winwick Jn - Earlestown - Golborne Jn - Preston - Lancaster - Carlisle - Beattock - Lockerbie - Carstairs - Motherwell - Uddingtson - Rutherglen Jn - Glasgow Central
25241 & 25226 Glasgow Central - Rutherglen - Carmyle - Langloan - Coatbridge - Cumbernauld - Larbert - Stirling - Alloa - Kincardine Jn - Kincardine - Culross - Charlestown Jn - Dunfermline Lower - Cowdenbeath South - Thornton Yard - Thornton West Jn - Thornton South Jn - Inverkeithing West Jn - Winchburgh Jn - Falkirk - Carmuirs - Rutherglen - Glasgow Central
85008 Glasgow Central - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) The run with the class 25's was described in the tour timing sheet as: "Caledonian" (Extension Tour).

Sources : David Hills, Andy Pullar & Alan Rintoul

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft & Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 07.55d ?   22.45a ?
Hartford ??.??a ~ 08.07d ?   22.30a ~ ??.??d ?
Warrington Bank Quay ??.??a ~ 08.19d ??.?? ~ 08.21   22.15a ~ ??.??d ?
Earlestown ??.??a ~ 08.27d 08.29 ~ 08.31   22.06a ~ ??.??d ?
Wigan North Western ??.??a ~ 08.42d 08.46 ~ 08.47   21.50a ~ ??.??d ?
Preston ??.??a ~ 09.01d 09.01 ~ 09.11   21.31a ~ ??.??d ?
Lancaster ??.??a ~ 09.24d 09.37 ~ 09.38   21.06a ~ ??.??d ?
Carlisle ??.??a ~ 10.25d 10.36 ~ 10.38   20.09a ~ ??.??d ?
Gretna Jn 10/33 10/46   19/57 ?
Lockerbie 10/45 10/59   19/34 ?
Beattock 10/55 11/10   19/24 ?
Beattock Summit 11/03 11/19   19/17 ?
Abington 11/12 11/25   19/10 ?
Carstairs 11/28 11/36   18/58 ?
Lanark Jn 11/32 ?   18/52 ?
Law Jn 11/43 11/43   18/41 ?
Motherwell 11/49 11/50   18/36 ?
Uddingston 11/56 11/55   18/32 ?
Rutherglen Jn 12/04 12/00   18/27 ?
Glasgow Central 12.11a ~ 12.30d 12.07 ~ 12.31   16.55a ~ 18.20d ?
Rutherglen Jn 12/27 12/38   16/44 ?
Carmyle Jn 12/40 12/41   16/41 ?
Langloan Jn 12/47 12/49   16/28 ?
Coatbridge Jn 12/49 12/50   16/25 ?
Garnqueen North Jn 12/54 12/54   16/18 ?
Greenhill Lower Jn 13/04 13/05   16/07 ?
Carmuirs West Jn 13/06 ?   16/04 ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Larbert Jn 13/07 ?
Stirling 13.18a ~ 13.20d 13.27 ~ 13.30
Cambus 13/36 13/43
Alloa West 13/44 ?
Kincardine Jn 13/50 13/52
Kincardine 14/01 14/02
Longannett 14/08 14/06
Charlestown Jn 14/33 14/29
Dunfermline Lower 14/25 ?
Cowdenbeath 14/44 14/40
Cardenden 14/51 14/47
Thornton West 14/57 14/55
Thornton South 14/59 14/56
Kirkcaldy 15/05 15/02
Burntisland 15/12 15/10
Inverkeithing 15/22 15/22
Dalmeny Jn 15/31 15/31
Winchburgh Jn 15/46 15/49
Linlithgow 15/52 15/56
Polmont 15/56 16/02
Falkirk Grahamston 16/01 16.11 ~ ??.??
Carmuirs East Jn 16/03 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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