3rd December 2005

Compass Tours
The Festive Scotsman

No path to Edinburgh was available, an alternative to Glasgow was offered but this was not popular with passengers and thus the train was cancelled.

Planned route & loco(s):

Loco(s) Route
class 47(s) Blackpool North - Poulton-le-Fylde - Preston - Babmer Bridge - Cherry Tree - Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - (via S&C) - Carlisle - Carstairs South Jn - Carstairs East Jn - Midcalder Jn - Slateford Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
class 47(s) Edinburgh Waverley - (via Fife Circle) - Edinburgh Waverley
class 47(s) Edinburgh Waverley - (?reverse of outward route?) - Blackpool North

Booked Route & Locos:
1Z71 : Blackpool North to Glasgow Central
1Z72 : Glasgow Central to Blackpool North

Loco(s) Route
class 47(s) Blackpool North - Poulton-le-Fylde - Preston - Babmer Bridge - Cherry Tree - Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - (via S&C) - Carlisle - Carstairs South Jn - Motherwell - Uddingston Jn - Newton Jn - Rutherglen East Jn - Glasgow Central
class 47(s) Glasgow Central - (reverse of outward route) - Uddingston Jn - Mossend West Jn - Mossend South Jn - Motherwell - Carstairs South Jn - Beattock Summit Up Passenger Loop - Carlisle - (reverse of outward route) - Blackpool North

Sources : various including Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked Only)
(From Alan Sheppard)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Blackpool North 06.44d 23.31a
Carleton Crossing 06/49 23/24
Poulton-le-Fylde 06.52a ~ 06.55d 23.20a ~ 23.22d
Signal PT67 07/00 -
Signal KM51 - 23/16
Kirkham & Wesham 07/03 23/12
Preston Fylde Jn 07/14 23/02
Preston 07.16a ~ 07.34d 22.57a ~ 23.00d
Farington Curve Jn 07/38 22/52
Lostock Hall Jn 07/43 22/48
Bamber Bridge 07.46a ~ 07.48d 22.44a ~ 22.46d
Cherry Tree 07.58a ~ 08.00d 22.34a ~ 22.36d
Blackburn 08.06a ~ 08.08d 22.27a ~ 22.29d
Daisyfield Jn 08/10 22/23
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 08/14 22/17
Langho 08/18 22/13
Whalley 08.22a ~ 08.24d 22.07a ~ 22.09d
Clitheroe 08.31a ~ 08.33d 21.47a ~ 22.00d
Horrocksford Jn 08/37 21/45
Hellifield 08.59a ~ 09.01d 20.56a ~ 20.58d
Settle Jn 09/05 20/50
Ribblehead 09/21 20/37
Blea Moor 09/24 20/34
Garsdale 09/34 20/23
Kirkby Stephen 09/44 20/11
Appleby 09/55 19/59
Kirkby Thore Signal Box 10/01 19/52
Culgaith 10/04 19/49
Low House Signal Box 10/19 19/34
Petterill Bridge Jn 10/29 19/24
London Road Jn 10/30 19/23
Carlisle 10/32 19/21
Gretna Jn 10/41 19/12
Cove 10/46 19/09
Lockerbie 11/02 18/56
Beattock 11/17 18/46
Beattock Summit 11/39 18*28 ~ 18*36
Abington 11/50 18/17
Carstairs South Jn 12/10 18/04
Carstairs 12/11 18/04
Lanark Jn 12/15 18/02
Law Jn 12/21 17/51
Shieldmuir 12/24 17/46
Motherwell 12/28 17/35
Mossend South Jn - 17/32
Mossend West Jn - 17/31
Uddingston Jn 12/31 17/26
Newton 12/35 17/20
Rutherglen East Jn 12/40 17/11
Eglinton Street Jn 12/43 17/06
Glasgow Central 12.48a 17.01d


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