31st August 1986

British Rail
(Radio Signalling Test Train)

Loco Used steam: 44767
Stock Used 6 coaches

Route :
1Z70 : Inverness to Helmsdale
1Z71 : Helmsdale to Inverness

Loco Route
44767 Inverness - Muir of Ord - Dingwall - Lairg - Brora - Helmsdale
44767 Helmsdale - (reverse of outward route) - Inverness

Notes :
(1)
BR Radio Signalling Test with Steam Loco on the Far North Line in for the West Highland the following year. It was run as a passenger carrying special.


44767 at Tain (photo Derek Thompson)

Sources : Derek Thompson & Dick Franklin

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Inverness 08.25d 08.25   18.05a 18.16
Clachnaharry 08/30 08/31   14/58 18/09
Lentram 08/38 08/39   17/48 18/01
Muir of Ord 08/46 08.51 ~ 08.53   17/37 17.48 ~ 17.48
Dingwall 08.55 ~ 09.06 09.03 ~ 09.12   17.23 ~ 17.25 17.27 ~ 17.37
Invergordon 09.20 ~ 09.28 09.30 ~ 09.33   16x32 ~ 17x00 17.02 ~ 17.07
Tain 09.43 ~ 09.58 09.58 ~ 10.07   16.06 ~ 16.10 16.36 ~ 16.39
Bridge 108 10w05 ~ 10w25 10.16 ~ 10.58   15w35 ~ 15w55 16.10 ~ 16.28
Ardgay 10t39 ~ 10t40 11.14 ~ 11.41   15t19 ~ 15t21 15.49 ~ 15.52
Lairg 10tx58 ~ 10tx59 12.01 ~ 12.04   15t01 ~ 15t03 15.29 ~ 15.30
Rogart 11t15 ~ 11t16 12.20 ~ 12.22   14t39 ~ 14t41 15.02 ~ 15.04
Golspie 11/27 12/34   14/26 14.49 ~ 14.49
Dunrobin 11.32 ~ 11.35 12.39 ~ 12.42   14.18 ~ 14.20 14.42 ~ 14.45
Brora 11t43 ~ 11t44 12.51 ~ 12.53   14t06 ~ 14t08 14.30 ~ 14.32
Helmsdale 11.59a 13.13   13.50d 14.10


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