3rd March 1979

L.C.G.B. (North West Branch)
Caledonian No 4 Rail Tour

Locos Used 20116, 20124 & 86101
Stock Used 13 coaches (vb 90mph)

Route :
1Z09 : Crewe to Glasgow Central
1Z50 : Glasgow Circular tour
1Z09 : Glasgow Central to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
86101 Crewe - Winwick Jn - Earlestown - Golborne Jn - Preston - Carlisle - Glasgow Central
20116 & 20124 Glasgow Central - (via Cathcart Circle) - Cathcart West Jn - Kirkhill - Newton - Blantyre - Hamilton - Motherwell - Mossend - Whifflet - Sunnyside Jn - Gunnie siding (1)
20116 & 20124 Gunnie siding - Sunnyside Jn - Coatbridge Sunnyside - Airdrie - Bathgate - Newbridge - Winchburgh Jn - Haymarket West Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Portobello Jn - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Slateford Jn - Midcalder Jn - Benhar Jn - Shotts - Holytown - Bellshill - Uddingston - Rutherglen East Jn - Glasgow Central
86101 Glasgow Central - Carlisle - Preston - Golborne Jn - Earlestown - Winwick Jn - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Gordon Lacy comments: We were only 'allowed' far enough onto the Gunnie branch for run-round purposes - very frustrating!

Sources : David Hills, Andy Pullar, Greg Beecroft & Gordon Lacy

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Greg Beecroft & Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 08.00d ?   22.15a ?
Hartford ??.??a ~ 08.11d ?   21.57a ~ ??.??d ?
Warrington Bank Quay ??.??a ~ 08.22d ?   21.45a ~ ??.??d ?
Earlestown ??.??a ~ 08.33d ?   21.34a ~ ??.??d ?
Wigan North Western ??.??a ~ 08.48d ?   21.19a ~ ??.??d ?
Preston ??.??a ~ 09.06d ?   21.04a ~ ??.??d ?
Lancaster ??.??a ~ 09.27d ?   20.40a ~ ??.??d ?
Carlisle 10.26a ~ 10.28d ?   19.41a ~ 19.43d ?
Gretna Jn 10/36 ?   19/34 ?
Quintinshill 10/38 ?   19/33 ?
MP13 10/40 ?   19/26 ?
Lockerbie 10/49 ?   19/18 ?
Beattock 10/58 ?   19/09 ?
Beattock Summit 11/07 ?   19/02 ?
Abington 11/12 ?   18/56 ?
Carstairs 11/29 ?   18/45 ?
Lanark Jn 11/31 ?   18/43 ?
Law Jn 11/42 ?   18/36 ?
Shieldmuir 11/47 ?   18/33 ?
Motherwell 11/49 ?   18/31 ?
Uddingtson 11/53 ?   18/27 ?
Newton 11/55 ?   18/22 ?
Rutherglen East Jn 11/57 ?   18/20 ?
Glasgow Central 12.04a ~ 12.30d ??.?? ~ 13.07   17.56a ~ 18.13d 18.10 ~ ??.??

 

Location Booked Actual
Muirhouse North Jn 12/34 13/13
Cathcart West Jn 12/42 13/19
Kings Park 12/43 13/21
Newton 12/50 13/30
Hamilton Central 12/59 13/39
Motherwell 13/06 13c47 ~ 13c48
Mossend South Jn 13/11 13/52
Mossend North Jn 13/12 13/53
Whifflet South Jn 13/17 13/58
Sunnyside Jn 13/27 14/05
Gunnie Siding 13.30 ~ 13.40 14.06 ~ 14.16
Sunnyside Jn 13/42 14/17
Airdrie 13/45 14/22
Westcraigs Jn 14/07 14/44
Bathgate Upper 14/17 14/55
Newbridge 14.35 ~ 14.42 15.12 ~ 15.14
Haymarket West Jn 14/51 15/24
Craiglockhart Jn 14/56 15/26
Niddrie West Jn 15/05 15/38
Portobello Jn 15/08 15/42
Edinburgh Waverley 15.14a ~ 16.52d 15.50 ~ 16.52
Haymarket 16/55 16/56
Slateford Jn 16/58 17/02
Midcalder Jn 17/12 17/19
Benhar Jn 17/26 17/33
Holytown Jn 17/37 17/44
Mossend East Jn 17/38 17/45
Mossend West Jn 17/39 17/46
Uddingston 17/45 17/53
Newton 17/47 17/56
Rutherglen East Jn 17/49 18/01

Timings continue in first table.

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