24th - 26th June 1994

NENTA Traintours
The Loch Ness Railcruiser

Locos Used 37099, 37156, 47481 & 47763

Route :

Date Loco(s) Route
24/06-25/06 47763 (1) Ipswich - Stowmarket - Haughley Jn - Bury-St-Edmunds - Ely - March - Whittlesea - Peterborough - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Dalmeny - Inverkeithing - Kirkcaldy - Leuchars - Dundee - Arbroath - Stonehaven - Aberdeen - ??? [between Elgin & Forres] (2)
25/06 47763 (2) ??? [between Elgin & Forres] - Elgin
25/06 37099 (3) Elgin - Inverness
25/06 37099 + 37156 Inverness - Aviemore - Perth - Ladybank - Inverkeithing - Dalmeny - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
25/06 47481 Edinburgh Waverley - (reverse of outward route) - Ipswich
25/06-26/06 47481 Ipswich - Diss - Norwich

Notes :
(1) Was booked to depart Norwich at 17.29 but failure of the booked 47 at Old Oak Common resulted in passengers from Norwich & Diss using a service train to get to Ipswich where the tour commenced.
(2) 47763 failed, train 'rolled back' to Elgin where 37099 came on. The train arrived at Inverness 4 hours late.
(3) plus 47763 dead-in-tow.


37099 getting the train headboard at Elgin (photo: Alan Cooper)

Sources : Derek Sneddon & Steve Pizzey

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Steve Pizzey)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Norwich 17.29d CANX   00.59a ?
Diss ??.??a ~ 17.49d CANX   00.36a ~ ??.??d ?
Ipswich ??.??A ~ 18.29d ?   23.58a ~ ??.??d ?
Stowmarket ??.??a ~ 18.43d ??.?? ~ 19.32   23.45a ~ ??.??d 23.45 ~ ??.??
Bury-St-Edmunds ??.??a ~ 19.04d ??.?? ~ 19.50   23.19a ~ ??.??d 23.19 ~ ??.??
Ely ??.??a ~ 19.40d ??.?? ~ 20.24   22.45a ~ ??.??d 22.43 ~ ??.??
March ??.??a ~ 20.00d ??.?? ~ 20.44   22.27a ~ ??.??d 22.18 ~ ??.??
Peterborough ??.??a ~ 20.22d ??.?? ~ 21.10   22.02a ~ 22.04d 21.56 ~ 22.00
Grantham 20/47 21/33   21/37 21/33
Newark North Gate 20/57 21/43   21/27 21/23
Retford 21/10 21/55   21/14 21/11
Doncaster 21/38 22/06   20/57 20/57
York 22/06 22/31   20/29 20/29
Thirsk 22/06 22/31   20/10 20/12
Northallerton 22/40 22/53   20/04 20/07
Darlington 22/51 23/03   19/53 19/57
Durham 23/09 23/20   19/35 19/39
King Edward Bridge South Jn 23/21 23/29   ? ?
Newcastle 23.24a ~ 23.26d 23.32 ~ 00.09   19.18a ~ 19.20d 19.18 ~ 19.20
Morpeth 23/46 00/25   18/58 19/02
Alnmouth 00/01 00/39   18/45 18/50
Berwick-upon-Tweed 00/26 01/32   18/21 18/27
Dunbar 00/49 02/06   17/55 18/06
Edinburgh Waverley 01.26 ~ 01.28 02.32 ~ 04.25   16.11a ~ 17.15d 17.20 ~ 17.36
Forth Bridge 01/43 04/43   15/49 16/52
Inverkeithing 01/52 04/46   15/46 16/47
Kirkcaldy 02/10 05/02   ? ?
Ladybank 02/22 05/14   15/11 16/12

 

Location Booked Actual
Leuchars 02/35 05/25
Tay Bridge 02/40 05/31
Dundee 02.48 ~ 02.50 05/37
Arbroath 03/09 05/55
Montrose 03/25 06/10
Stonehaven 03/49 06/31
Aberdeen 04.09 ~ 04.11 06.48 ~ 06.50
Dyce 04/21 07/04
Inverurie 04/31 07/15
Insch 04/43 07/26
Huntly 04/49 07/41
Keith Loop ? 07.56 ~ 08.03
Keith 08/12 08/04
Elgin 05.32 ~ 05.42 08.29 ~ 10.18
Forres 05/56 10/39
Nairn 06.10 ~ 06.24 10.55 ~ 11.10
Inverness 06.45a ~ 12.24d 11.30 ~ 13.31
Tomatin 12.45 ~ 12.50 14/00
Carrbridge 13/10 14/10
Aviemore 13/16 14/16
Kincraig Loop ? 14.24 ~ 14.28
Kingussie 13/28 14/34
Newtonmore 13/33 ?
Dalwhinnie 13/42 14/46
Blair Atholl 14/05 15/08
Pitlochry 14/13 15/16
Dunkeld 14/22 15/29
Perth 14.42 ~ 14.45 15.45 ~ 15.48

Timings continue in first table.

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