1st April 1995

Lancashire Railtours
Forth & Tay Express

Locos Used 31201, 47705 & 47779
Stock Used 12x mark 2's

Route : 1Z20 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47705 Preston - Oxenholme - Penrith - Carlisle - Penrith - Carstairs South Jn - Carstairs East Jn - Midcalder Jn - Slateford Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
47705 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Dalmeny - Inverkeithing - Kirkcaldy - Ladybank - Leuchars - Dundee
47705 Dundee - Perth
47705 Perth - Dundee
47705 Dundee - Perth - Gleneagles - Stirling - Larbert - Greenhill Lower Jn - Cumbernauld - ??? (1)
47779 (2) ??? - Coatbridge Central - Cumbernauld - Coatbridge - Motherwell - Carlisle - Oxenholme (3)
31201 (4) Oxenholme - (reverse of outward route) - Preston

Notes :
(1) 47705 failed - a two hour wait ensued before the replacement loco arrived from Motherwell. Derek Thompson comments: 47705 appeared to have ran out of fuel between Greenhill Lower Jn and Coatbridge. This was not actually the case - the second extended tank was full but this was not draining into the main tank as the tap was closed and the driver could not find it to open it. The driver had to walk to the crossing signal box down the line as there was no signal on the cab to shore radio. 47779 finally arrived to rescue the train.
(2) Plus 47705 dead-in-tow.
(3) 47779 ran out of fuel and the train coasted to Oxenholme where it was declared a failure. 31201 was detached from a ballast train.
(4) Plus 47779 & 47705 dead-in-tow. Derek Thompson comments: progress was slow but there was plenty of thrash!

Sources : Alex Cunningham (joined/left the train at Carlisle),
Derek Sneddon & Derek Thompson

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Derek Thompson)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Preston 06.00d 06.00   20.50a 00.14
Lancaster 06.21a ~ 06.23d 06.20 ~ 06.24   20.25a ~ 20.27d ??.?? ~ 23.50
Carnforth North Jn 06/30 06/30   20/20 23/37
Oxenholme 06.43a ~ 06.45d 06.41 ~ 06.45   20.08a ~ 20.10d 21.59 ~ 23.25
Tebay 07/01 07/00   19/58 21/48
Penrith 07.20a ~ 07.22d 07.16 ~ 07.22   19.39a ~ 19.41d 21.23 ~ 21.26
Carlisle 07.42a ~ 07.44d 07.38 ~ 07.44   19.14a ~ 19.16d 20.56 ~ 21.00
Gretna Jn 07/56 07/53   19/05 20/49
Lockerbie 08.11a ~ 08.13d 08.08 ~ ??.??   18.44a ~ 18.46d 20.34 ~ 20.35
Beattock Summit 08/40 08/37   18/23 20/17
Carstairs South Jn 09/00 08/54   18/05 19/59

 

Location Booked Actual
Carstairs East Jn 09/03 08/58
Midcalder Jn 09/16 09/14
Slateford Jn 09/26 09/20
Haymarket 09/28 ?
Edinburgh Waverley 09.32a ~ 09.52d 09.30 ~ 09.56
Haymarket 09/55 ?
Haymarket West Jn 09/57 10/00
Dalmeny Jn 10/03 10/06
Inverkeithing 10/12 10/13
Kirkcaldy 10/32 10/32
Thornton South Jn 10/36 10/38
Ladybank 10/45 10/46
Dundee 11.14a ~ 11.24d 11.20 ~ 11.37
Perth 11.46a ~ 14.42d 12.00 ~ 15.00
Dundee 15.05a ~ 15.50d 15.31 ~ 16.03
Perth 16.17a ~ 16.19d 16.35 ~ 16.37
Dunblane 16/50 ?
Stirling 16/58 ?
Greenhill Lower Jn 17/13 ?
Coatbridge Central 17/29 19.23 ~ ??.??
Mossend 17.34 ~ 17.36 ?
Motherwell 17/41 19/38
Law Jn 17/47 19/47

Timings continue in first table.

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