1st April 1995
Forth & Tay Express
|Locos Used||31201, 47705 & 47779|
|Stock Used||12x mark 2's|
Route : 1Z20 throughout
|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|
(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
Derek Sneddon & Derek Thompson
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Derek Thompson)
|Lancaster||06.21a ~ 06.23d||06.20 ~ 06.24||20.25a ~ 20.27d||??.?? ~ 23.50|
|Carnforth North Jn||06/30½||06/30||20/20||23/37|
|Oxenholme||06.43a ~ 06.45d||06.41 ~ 06.45||20.08½a ~ 20.10½d||21.59 ~ 23.25|
|Penrith||07.20½a ~ 07.22½d||07.16 ~ 07.22||19.39a ~ 19.41d||21.23 ~ 21.26|
|Carlisle||07.42½a ~ 07.44½d||07.38 ~ 07.44||19.14a ~ 19.16d||20.56 ~ 21.00|
|Lockerbie||08.11½a ~ 08.13d||08.08 ~ ??.??||18.44a ~ 18.46d||20.34 ~ 20.35|
|Carstairs South Jn||09/00||08/54||18/05||19/59|
|Carstairs East Jn||09/03½||08/58|
|Edinburgh Waverley||09.32a ~ 09.52d||09.30 ~ 09.56|
|Haymarket West Jn||09/57||10/00|
|Thornton South Jn||10/36½||10/38|
|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|
|Greenhill Lower Jn||17/13||?|
|Coatbridge Central||17/29||19.23 ~ ??.??|
|Mossend||17.34 ~ 17.36||?|
Timings continue in first table.
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