31st March - 1st April 1995

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
Skirl o' the Bagpipes

Locos used 33116+33109, D5394
Stock used 5005+4938+4999+4986+5023+21266+4998+4959+4977+5007

 Route : 1Z33 throughout

 

Locos Route
33116+33109 London Victoria - Stewarts Lane Jn - Latchmere No 3 Jn - North Pole Jn - Willesden WL Jn - Watford Junction - Northampton - Rugby - Lichfield Trent Valley - Stafford - Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western - Preston - Oxenholme - Carlisle - Beattock - Carstairs - Law Jn - Holytown Jn - Mossend North Jn - Mossend East Jn - Coatbridge Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Larbert Jn - Stirling - Perth - Pitlochry - Aviemore Speyside - Boat of Garten
D5394 Boat of Garten - Aviemore Speyside
33116+33109 Aviemore Speyside - Aviemore BR
33116+33109 Aviemore BR - Culloden Moor - Inverness
33116+33109 Inverness - Culloden Moor - Aviemore - Pitlochry - Perth - Stirling - Larbert Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Coatbridge Jn - Mossend North Jn - Mossend South Jn - Motherwell - Law Jn - Carstairs - Beattock - Carlisle - Oxenholme - Preston - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe - Stafford - Lichfield Trent Valley - Nuneaton - Rugby - Weedon - Watford Junction - London Euston

Quotes from the tour brochure;
1) This is the final train to be run by 'Special Trains' (formerly the InterCity Charter Unit) as from midnight tonight it ceases to exist and the charter train business goes into the private sector with the new 'Waterman Railways' at the helm.
2) This tour is the farewell to the present company as we say goodbye to everybody involved over the last year. Amidst the sound of the bagpiper on the platform, Mr. Paul Smith of Special Trains travelling on the tour, will see the train away from London Victoria, Inverness-bound!
3) This will be the first occasion in their 35 year life that 'Cromptons' have worked a passenger train north of the border.

Source : Dave Burbridge

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 London Victoria 18.08d 18.08d  
0.73 Battersea Pier Jn 18/10 18/11  
1.36 Stewarts Lane Jn 18/13 18/13  
1.66 Longhedge Jn 18/15 18/14  
2.51 Latchmere No.3 Jn 18/18 18/18  
5.34 Kensington Olympia 18/21 18/21  
7.22 North Pole Jn 18/25 18/24  
7.59 Mitre Bridge Jn 18/26 18/25  
? Up & Down S.W. Line Wrong Routeing 18.26 ~ 18.29  
? Previous Signal Propel Back 18.31 ~ 18.35  
- London Euston   22.50a ? 1153.42
8.08 Willesden West London Jn 18/39 18/38   22/34 ? 1148.19
14.15 Harrow & Wealdstone 18/45 18/44   22/30 ? 1142.12
20.20 Watford Junction 18.51a ~ 18.52d 18.50 ~ 18.52   22.08a ~ 22.09d ? 1136.07
34.38 Tring 19/09 19/07   21/56 ? 1121.69
41.01 Ledburn Jn 19/14 19/11   21/52 ? 1115.26
49.31 Bletchley 19/23 19/19   21/37 ? 1106.76
52.50 Milton Keynes Central 19/25 19/21   21/32 ? 1103.57
59.32 Hanslope Jn 19/31 19/28   21/28 ? 1096.75
68.53 Northampton 19/40 19/37  
78.22 Long Buckby 19/51 19/48  
- Weedon   21/18 ? 1083.66
87.52 Rugby 20/00 20/00   20*58 ~ 21*05 ? 1071.02
102.22 Nuneaton 20.13a ~ 20.14d 20.14 ~ 20.15   20.45a ~ 20.46d 20.42 ~ 20.44 1056.32
115.24 Tamworth Low Level 20/26 20/26   20/35 20/31 1043.30
121.35 Lichfield Trent Valley 20/31 20/30   20/30 20/26 1037.19
126.43 Armitage Jn 20/35 20/33   20/26 20/22 1032.11
132.20 Colwich Jn 20/39 20/37   20/22 20/18 1026.34
138.55 Stafford 20/48 20.46 ~ 20.49   20/17 20/13 1019.79
144.04 Norton Bridge 20/53 21/03   20/13 20/09 1014.50
155.06 Madeley Jn 21/02 21/13   20/04 20/01 1003.48
163.12 Crewe 21.13a ~ 21.22d 21.22 ~ 21.25   19.53a ~ 19.54d 19.42 ~ 19.52 995.42
170.53 Winsford Signal Box 21/32 ?   19/44 19/32 988.01
180.32 Weaver Jn 21/38 ?   19/37 19/25 978.22
185.36 Acton Grange Jn 21/42 ?   19/33 19/21 973.18
187.23 Warrington Bank Quay 21/43 21/47   19/31 19/20 971.31
190.59 Winwick Jn 21/46 ?   19/29 19/17 967.75
197.54 Springs Branch Jn 21/52 ?   19/23 19/12 961.00
198.69 Wigan North Western 21/53 21/58   19/22 19/11 959.51
206.54 Balshaw Lane Jn 22/00 ?   19/15 19/05 952.00
208.57 Euxton Jn 22/03 ?   19/13 19/03 949.77
214.13 Preston 22w09 ~ 22w37 22.11 ~ 22.37   19.04 cc 19.06 18/57 944.41
235.14 Lancaster 22/57 ?   18/39 18/39 923.43
237.03 Morecambe South Jn 23/00 ?   18/36 18/37 921.51
241.19 Carnforth North Jn 23/03 23/00   18/30 18/33 917.35
254.19 Oxenholme : Lake District 23/14 ?   18/22 18/24 904.35
267.32 Tebay 23/29 ?   18/13 18/14 891.22
286.31 Penrith 23/47 ?   17/58 17/58 872.23
304.20 Carlisle 00.06 cc 00.08 23.55 ~ 00.11   17.37 cc 17.39 17.36 ~ 17.40 854.34
312.77 Gretna Jn 00/19 ?   17/28 17/26 845.57
314.33 Quintinshill 00/21 ?   17/27 17/25 844.21
330.06 Lockerbie 00/36 ?   17/10 17/12 828.48
343.60 Beattock 00/47 ?   16*52 ~ 16*57 16.54 UPL 16.59 814.74
354.04 Beattock Summit 01/02 ?   16/42 16/45 804.50
362.10 Abington 01/08 ?   16/36 16/33 796.44
377.33 Carstairs South Jn 01/27 01/20   ? ? ?
377.73 Carstairs 01/28 01/21   16/24 16/20 780.61
380.28 Lanark Jn 01/29 ?   16/22 16/18 778.26
388.29 Law Jn 01/36 01.29 ~ 01.35   16/16 16/11 770.25
393.68 Holytown Jn 01/42 01/42  
394.65 Mossend East Jn 01/44 01/44  
 - Shieldmuir Jn   16/13 16/07 766.75
- Motherwell   16.07 cc 16.09 16.02 ~ 16.04 764.76
- Mossend South Jn   16/04 16/01 763.26
395.20 Mossend North Jn 01/45 01/44   16/03 16/00 762.72
395.53 Mossend Yard 01.47 cc 01.49 01.46 ~ 01.48   16/02 15/59 762.39
397.63 Whifflet North Jn 01/53 01/51   15*54 ~ 15*58 15/54 760.29
398.27 Coatbridge Jn 01/54 01/53   15/53 15/53 759.65
399.42 Gartsherrie South Jn 01/56 01/55   15/51 15/51 758.50
400.63 Garnqueen North Jn 01/58 01/57   15/49 15/49 757.29
410.33 Greenhill Lower Jn 02/08 ?   15/39 15/40 747.59
412.54 Carmuirs West Jn 02/11 ?   15/36 15/37 745.38
413.19 Larbert Jn 02/12 02/12   15/35 15/36 744.73
422.02 Stirling 02/21 02/19   15/25 15/27 736.10
426.77 Dunblane 02/27 ?   15/18 ? 731.15
437.06 Blackford 02/38 ?   15/10 ? 721.06
452.75 Hilton Jn 02/53 ?   14/53 ? 705.17
455.03 Perth 02.58 ~ 05.30 02.50 ~ 05.30   14.47 cc 14.49 14.45 ~ 14.51 703.09
462.16 Stanley Jn 05/40 ?   14/36 14/37 695.76
470.45 Dunkeld & Birnam 05/49 ?   14/27 14/29 687.47
483.35 Pitlochry 06/02 ?   14/15 14/16 674.57
490.23 Blair Atholl 06/12 ?   14/07 14/08 667.69
500.10 Dalnacardoch 06/26 ?   13/59 ? 658.02
513.61 Dalwhinnie 06/46 ?   13/44 ? 644.31
523.76 Newtonmore 06/54 06/48   ? ? ?
526.57 Kingussie 06/57 06/51   13/30 ? 631.35
532.67 Kincraig 07/03 06/57   13/21 ? 625.23

 

M.C Location Booked Actual Booked Actual M.C
538.23 Aviemore Signal A29 (i) 07/09 07.03 ~ 07.04 09.25 ~ 09.27 09.26 ~ 09.28 549.11
538.67 Aviemore Speyside 07.14 ~ 07.20 07.09 ~ 07.11 08L40 ~ 09L20 08L33 ~ 09L19 548.47
543.57 Boat of Garten 07L40a 07L24a 08L20d 08.20d 543.57

Notes;
(i) - Timing sheet had signal A25

M.C Location Booked Actual Booked Actual M.C
549.34 Aviemore (BR) 09*30 ~ 09*42 09.30 ~ 09.32 13/14 ? 619.36
555.72 Carrbridge 09/52 09/40 13/08 ? 612.78
561.38 Slochd 10/00 09/48 13/02 ? 607.32
565.03 Tomatin 10*05 ~ 10*16 09/52 12/57 ? 602.67
569.15 Moy 10/22 09/56 12*49 ~ 12*52 12.49 ~ 12.51 598.55
577.22 Culloden Moor 10/31 10/04 12/34 12/36 590.48
583.12 Millburn Jn 10/42 10/09 12/23 12/28 584.58
583.75 Inverness [P1] 10.45a 10.10a 12.20d 12.26d 583.75

Notes;
Tomatin (565.03) Loop booked but NOT done on outward
Moy (598.55) Loop booked and Done on return


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