14th - 16th April 1978

Stephenson Locomotive Society
The Highlander

Locos Used at least 26011, 26030 & 45069
Stock Used [1] : 4x open coaches and 4x sleeping coaches
[2] : 4x open coaches (from rake [1])

Route :

Date(s) Loco(s) Stock Route
14/04-15/04 ????? (2) [2] Leeds - York - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley - ??? - Inverness
15/04 26011 + 26030 [1] Inverness - Dingwall - Achnasheen - Kyle of Lochalsh
15/04 ?26011 + 26030? [1] Kyle of Lochalsh - (reverse of outward route) - Inverness
15/04-16/04 ????? [2] Inverness - (?reverse of outward route?) - ??? - Stockton - ??? - York - (?reverse of outward route?) - Leeds

Notes :
(1) A coach tour to the Strathspey Railway was booked to depart from the B.R. Motor-Rail Terminal (next to Inverness station) at 09:30 on 15/04 and return by about 18:00 - a trip over the railway had been advertised but was not possible as the Light Railway Order had not been granted. Guided tours of both Aviemore and Boat of Garten stations and deports were organised instead.
(2) 45069 seen on the northbound train at Newcastle - was it used from Leeds to Edinburgh, and/or beyond?

Sources : various including Ian Johnson courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Johnson courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Leeds 20.47d 20.40   06.37a 08.34
York ??.??a ~ 21.30d ?   05.50a ~ ??.??d ?
Darlington ??.??a ~ 22.11d ?   - -
Stockton - -   04.55a ~ ??.??d ?
Newcastle ??.??a ~ 23.06d ?   04.00a ~ ??.??d ?
Edinburgh Waverley ??c?? ~ ??c?? ?   ? ?
Inverness 07.01a ~ 09.25d (07.30) ~ ??.??   17.48a ~ 19.40d ??.?? ~ 21.35
Achnasheen ? ?   16p04a ~ 16p09d ?
Lochluichart ? ?   16p26a ~ 16p31d ?
Stromferry 12p02a ~ 12p07d ?   ? ?
Plockton 12p19a ~ 12p24d ?   ? ?
Kyle of Lochalsh 12.37a ?   14.50d ?


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