24th August 1996

Branch Line Society
The Bo'ness Traveller

Locos Used 08443, 20020, 25235, 26001, 37043 & 37212
Stock Used 99823+99822+99831+99824+99821+99818+99829+99827

Route : 1Z50 throughout

Loco(s) Route
26001 + 25235 Bo'ness - Manuel reversing siding
26001 + 25235 Out of loop back towards Bo'ness to allow 37043 to enter headshunt
37043 Back into loop to allow 37212 to attach
37212 (1) Manuel reversing siding - Linlithgow up passenger loop
37043 (2) Linlithgow up passenger loop - Linlithgow - Falkirk High - Cowlairs East Jn - Springburn - High Street Jn - Shields Junction - Paisley Gilmour Street - Falkland Jn - Ayr Harbour
37212 (1) Ayr Harbour - Newton Junction - Ayr - Dalrymple Jn - Chalmerston - Minnivey Ayrshire Preservation society site
37043 (2) Minnivey - Dalrymple Jn - Ayr - Burma Road - Terminus Jn - Larkfield Jn - Whifflet - Coatbridge Central - Falkirk Grahamston - Grangemouth Refinery
37212 (1) Grangemouth Refinery - Falkirk Grahamston - Larbert - Larbert North Jn
37043 (2) Larbert North Jn - Larbert - Falkirk Gramhamston - Polmont Jn - Bo'ness Ground Frame
37212 Bo'ness Ground Frame - Manuel reversing siding
20020 Manuel reversing siding - Bo'ness headshunt
08443 Bo'ness headshunt - Bo'ness

Notes :
(1) 37043 on rear.
(2) 37212 on rear.
(3) Mileage shown for Grangemouth Oil Terminal is for the start of the sidings, train reached the LC between Reception Sidings & Gantries, so approx. mile needs to be added each way.
(4) Mileages reverse at Falkirk Grahamston & return to Polmont Jn, the run out to Larbert North to reverse is NOT included in mileages.

Some additional comments from Trevor Cockram :
I was the train manager for this tour and I was responsible for arranging the motive power, sorry folks but I needed the 37's! My mistake was not to ask for the class 14 for the pull back into Bo'ness station. It was the first passenger train in service over the new connection at Manuel and the first passenger train over the reinstated Dalmellington branch.

Sources : Trevor Cockram, Paul Griffin & Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Bo'ness 08.30d 08.31d
? Bo'ness Exchange Siding 08L55 ~ 09L30 09L06 ~ 09L53
6.14 Bo'ness GF 09*32 ~ 09*40 09.55 ~ 10.05
8.24 Linlithgow 09.45a PU 09.47d 10/11
? Linlithgow UPL 09.48 ~ 09.53 10.13 ~ 10.19
? Linlithgow 09/55 10.23a PU 10.24d
13.07 Polmont Jn 09/59 ?
16.26 Falkirk High 10/02 10/33
21.57 Greenhill Upper Jn 10/10 10/37
32.11 Lenzie 10/25 10/51
42.24 Cowlairs West Jn 10/35 11/01
42.67 Springburn 10.43a ~ 10.45d 11.03 ~ 11.05
43.18 Barnhill 10*46 ~ 10*52 ?
45.19 Bellgrove 10/55 11/16
45.46 High Street Jn 10/56 11/18
47.49 Shields Jn 11/07 11/28
52.69 Arkleston Jn 11/12 ?
53.69 Paisley Gilmour Street 11/14 11.35 ~ 11.36
56.06 Elderslie 11/19 ?
62.60 Lochwinnoch 11/26 11/47
72.73 Kilwinning 11/35 11/56
76.21 Irvine 11/39 11/59
79.73 Barassie Jn 11/43 12/03
84.39 Prestwick Town 11/48 12/07
85.73 Falkland Jn 11/53 12/13
? Falkland SS 11/59 ?
86.36 Ayr Harbour (Loop 1) 12.05 ~ 12.10 12.20 ~ 12.28
86.79 Newton Jn 12/17 12/31
88.07 Ayr 12/19 12.35 ~ 12.37
91.12 Dalrymple Jn 12/25 12/45
99.18 Waterside 12*55 ~ 13*00 13.11 ~ 13.14
100.45 Chalmerston 13*15 ~ 13*20 13.29 ~ 13.30
102.18 Minnivey (EOL 55m 05ch) 13.25 ~ 13.30 13.38 ~ 13.45
? Chalmerston 13*35 ~ 13*40 13.53 ~ 13.53
? Waterside 13*55 ~ 14*00 14/05
113.24 Dalrymple Jn 14/30 14.35 ~ 14.42
116.29 Ayr 14.35 cc 14.37 14.56 ~ 14.59
? Prestwick Town 14/43 15/04
? Barassie Jn 14/48 15/09
? Irvine 14/52 ?
131.10 Kilwinning 14/57 15/15
? Lochwinnoch 15/06 15/24
? Elderslie 15/12 ?
146.29 Paisley Gilmour Street 15/16 15/32
? Arkleston Jn 15/18 ?
151.75 Shields Jn 15/26 15/42
152.22 Terminus Jn 15/30 15/45
152.65 Larkfield Jn 15/33 15/47
153.55 Polmadie (Clydesdale Line) 15.35 cc 15.37 15.50 ~ 15.51
? Shawfield 15/38 ?
155.34 Rutherglen East Jn 15/41 15/54
157.08 Carmyle Jn 15/43 ?
161.64 Langloan Jn 15*51 ~ 15*57 16/12
162.48 Coatbridge Central 16/00 16.14 ~ 16.15
163.50 Gartsherrie South Jn 16/02 16/18
164.51 Garnqueen North Jn 16*04 ~ 16*09 16/20
168.64 Cumbernauld 16/18 16/32
174.07 Greenhill Lower Jn 16/25 16/38
176.35 Carmuirs West Jn 16/27 16/42
176.73 Carmuirs East Jn 16/29 16/43
179.03 Grangemouth Jn 16/33 16/51
180.58 Fouldubs Jn 16*37 ~ 16*42 16.55 ~ 16.59
182.73(3) Grangemouth Oil Terminal 17.02 ~ 17.07 17.16 ~ 17.26
? Fouldubs Jn 17*27 ~ 17*32 17/42
? Grangemouth Jn 17/39 17.45 ~ 17.51
188.11 Falkirk Grahamston 17.40a ~ 17.42d 17.55 ~ 17.57
(4) Carmuirs East Jn 17/47 18.02 ~ 18.05
(4) Larbert Jn 17/49 18/07
(4) Larbert North 17.51 ~ 17.53 18.12 ~ 18.17
(4) Larbert Jn 17/55 18/20
(4) Carmuirs East Jn 17/56 18/21
? Grangemouth Jn 18/00 18/27
191.17 Polmont Jn 18/04 18/32
193.31 Bo'ness Jn GF 18.08 ~ 18.16 18L39 ~ 18L49
? Bo'ness Exchange Siding 18L18 ~ 18L25 18L51 ~ 19L00
199.47 Bo'ness 19.15a 19.20 ~ 19.31
? Bo'ness Headshunt   19L31 ~ 19L43
 ? Bo'ness   19.43a


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