16th March 1996

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Skirl o'the Bagpipes 2

Locos Used 33109 & 33116

This was HRT's 21st Anniversary Tour which produced the first Class 33's to go north of Newcastle on a passenger train, the first over Forth and Tay bridges and the first to reach Aberdeen.

Route : 1Z33 throughout

Locos Route
33119 + 33116 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Dalmeny Junction - Inverkeithing - Burntisland - Kirkcaldy - Thornton South Jn - Thornton North Jn - Ladybank - Cupar - Leuchars - Tay Bridge South Jn - Dundee Central Jn - Dundee - Camperdown Jn - Arbroath - Usan - Montrose - Laurencekirk - Stonehaven - Aberdeen (2 hour break)
33119 + 33116 Aberdeen - (reverse of outward route) -Dundee - Dundee Central Jn - Errol - Barnhill - Perth - Hilton Jn - Ladybank - Thornton North Jn - Thornton South Jn - Kirkcaldy - Inverkeithing - Dalmeny Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley - Portobello Jn - Monktonhall Jn - Drem - Dunbar - Granthouse - Reston - Berwick-upon-Tweed (1) - Alnmouth - Morpeth - Newcastle (2) - King Edward Bridge South Jn - Durham - (reverse of outward route) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Train halted on Royal Border Bridge with problems to No 3 Traction engine on 33116. Eventually restarted but was about 80 minutes late at Newcastle.
(2) Originally due to circle round the bridges at Newcastle but continued straight on to try and get some time back. Passed Durham 62 minutes down but lost more time and reached Potters Bar 80 minutes late.

Sources : Alan Costello & David Bellamy

Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Bellamy)

Location Booked (out) (Actual) Booked (rtn) (actual)
Kings Cross 00.05d 21.55a
Finsbury Park 00/12 21/48
Potters Bar 00.30a ~ 00.33d 21.33a ~ 21.36d
Stevenage 00.47a ~ 00.50d 21.16a ~ 21.19d
Sandy 01/05 20/55
Huntingdon 01/16 20/41
Peterborough 01.31a ~ 01.55d 20.23a ~ 20.26d
Stoek Jn 01/58 20/04
Grantham 02/03 19/58
Newark Northgate 02/14 19/44
Retford 02/27 19/30
Doncaster 02/59 19/16
Temple Hirst Jn 03/09 19/02
Colton Jn 03/28 18/50
York 03.35a ~ 03.37d 18/42 (19/44)
Tollerton 03/48 18/33
Thirsk 03/56 18/22
Northallerton 04/02 18/17
Darlington 04/21 18/06
Durham 04/38 17/50
Newcastle 05.05a ~ 05.09d 17/14
Morpeth 05/25 16/55
Alnmouth 05/4 016/41
Berwick-upon-Tweed 06/03 16/15
Reston 06/12 16/06
Dunbar 06/27 15/49
Drem 06/35 15/41
Edinburgh Waverley 07.06a ~ 07.11d 15.03a ~ 15.25d
Haymarket 07/14 15/00
Inverkeithing 07/28 14/34
Kirkcaldy 07/46 14/18
Ladybank 08/02 14/03
Perth - 13/40
Errol - 13/28
Leuchars 08.16a ~ 08.20d -
Tay Bridge South Jn 08/27 -
Dundee 08/35 13/18
Arbroath 08/48 13/00
Usan 09*07a ~ 09*12d 12/48
Montrose 09/15 ?
Stonehaven 09/39 12/24
Aberdeen 09.58a (09.58) 12.05d (12.05)


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