12th - 15th April 1963

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Scottish Area) / Branch Line Society
Scottish Rambler No.2 (Joint Easter Rail Tour)

Locos Used CR 123, NBR 256 'Glen Douglas', HR 103, GNSR 49 'Gordon Higlander', 45588, 46474, 57375, 60041, 61324, 64603, 64618, 65323, 80023, 80093
Stock Used

12/04 : 2 x preserved CR coaches
13/04 - 15/04 : 5 x mark 1's, inc. RMB
open wagons (Millisle to and from Garlieston)

Route :
ran under ScR internal 3-figure reporting numbers (except on 15/04 and possibly 14/04);
12/04 : 123
13/04 : 77
14/04 : ???? (1X??)
15/04 : 1X82

Date Loco(s) Route
12/04 123 Glasgow Central - Eglinton Street - Rutherglen - Bridgeton Cross - Glasgow Central (LL) - Stobcross - Partick Central - Partick East Jn - Partick West - Partick North Jn - Kelvinside - Bellshaugh Jn - Kelvinside North Jn - Maryhill Central - Possil - Possil Jn - Balornock Jn - Robroyston West Jn - Stepps - Gartcosh Jn - Garnqueen North Jn - Greenhill - Labert - Stirling - Dunblane - Doune - Callander - Balquhidder - Glenoglehead - Killin Junction
12/04 80093 (4) Killin Junction – Killin (4) - Loch Tay
12/04 80093 Loch Tay - Killin – Killin Junction
12/04 123 Killin Junction - Luib - Crianlarich Lower Jn - Crianlarich West Jn
12/04 123 Crianlarich West Jn - Crianlarich Upper - Arrochar and Tarbet - Helensburgh Upper - Craigendoran Jn - Dumbarton Central - Dunglass Jn - Clydebank Riverside - Partick West Jn - Partick North Jn - Kelvinside - Bellshaugh Jn - Kelvinside North Jn - Maryhill Central - Possil - Possil Jn - Balornock Jn - Blochairn Jn - London Road Jn - Rutherglen - Eglinton Street - Glasgow Central
13/04 256 Edinburgh Waverley – Haymarket - Queensferry Jn – Kirkliston – Dalmeny Jn
13/04 256 (2) Dalmeny Jn – South Queensferry
13/04 64603 (3) South Queensferry – Dalmeny Jn
13/04 256 Dalmeny Jn – Inverkeithing - Inverkeithing North Jn - Charlestown Jn - Dunfermline Lower – Touch South Jn - Townhill Jn - Cowdenbeath South Jn - Foulford Jn - Lumphinnans Central Jn - Lumphinnans North Jn - Kelty South Jn - Kelty - Kelty North Jn - Craigend - Redford Jn - Thornton Station
13/04 64618 Thornton Station - Markinch
13/04 64618 Markinch - Auchmuty Jn - Leslie
13/04 64618 Leslie - Auchmuty Jn - Markinch
13/04 64618 Markinch – Thornton Station
13/04 256 Thornton Station - Lumphinnans North Jn - Kelty South Jn - Kelty - Kelty North Jn - Kinross Junction - Mawcarse Junction – Auchtermuchty
13/04 256 Auchtermuchty - Mawcarse Junction - Kinross Junction - Balado - Rumbling Bridge - Dollar - Tillicoultry - Alloa
13/04 65323 Alloa – Alloa West Jn - Cambus - Alva
13/04 65323 Alva – Cambus - Alloa West Jn - Alloa
13/04 256 Alloa – Kincardine Jn - Oakley (Fife) – Whitemyre Jn - Dunfermline Upper - Touch North Jn - Touch South Jn - Dunfermline Lower - Charlestown Jn - Inverkeithing North Jn - Inverkeithing - Dalmeny - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
14/04 61324 Edinburgh Waverley – Dunbar – Reston
14/04 61324 Reston – Chirnside - Duns
14/04 61324 Duns – Chirnside - Reston – Berwick-upon-Tweed - Tweedmouth
14/04 61324 Tweedmouth – Norham - Coldstream
14/04 46474 Coldstream – Kirknewton - Akeld - Wooler
14/04 46474 Wooler – Akeld - Kirknewton - Coldstream
14/04 61324

Coldstream – Kelso - Roxburgh – Jedburgh

14/04 61324

Jedburgh – Roxburgh – Kelso Jn - St Boswells – Ravenswood Jn - Greenlaw

14/04 61324

Greenlaw – Ravenswood Jn - St BoswellsKelso Jn - Hawick

14/04 60041 Hawick – Riccarton Junction - Newcastleton - Riddings Junction - Longtown Jn - Carlisle Citadel
15/04 45588 Carlisle Citadel – Lockerbie – Shieldhill - Dumfries
15/04 45588 Dumfries – Killywhan - Dalbeattie - Castle Douglas
15/04 80023 Castle Douglas – Kirkcudbright
15/04 80023 Kirkcudbright – Castle Douglas
15/04 45588 Castle Douglas – New Galloway - Gatehouse of Fleet - Creetown - Newton Stewart
15/04 57375 Newton Stewart – Wigtown - Millisle (5) Whithorn
15/04 57375 Whithorn – Millisle
15/04 57375 Millisle - Garlieston
15/04 57375 Garlieston – (5) Millisle – Wigtown – Newton Stewart
15/04 45588 Newton Stewart – Kirkcowan - Challoch Jn - Dunragit - Stranraer Town
15/04 103 + 49 Stranraer Town – Dunragit - Barrhill - Girvan - Ayr - Troon - Irvine - Kilwinning - Lochside - Elderslie - Paisley Canal - Corkerhill - Shields Road - Gorbals Jn - Clyde Jn - Glasgow St Enoch

Notes:
(1) This was the second such annual Easter tour : see also 20/04–23/04/62.
(2)
64603 on rear. Confirmation required.
(3) 256 on rear. Confirmation required.
(4) Worked as the 14.16 service train between Killin Junction and Killin.
(5) Page originally uploaded as showing the train going from Millisle to
Garlieston & back, then Millisle to Whithorn & back, however this is in reverse order to the booked times - did the train traverse these branches out of sequence?

Sources : Mark Harrington, Chris Harley, Leonard Rogers, John Robin & Steve Armitage

Photo Review
(all photos: John Robin unless otherwise stated)


13/04: 123 pauses at Possil station in the Glasgow suburbs.


13/04: CR123 and 80093 in the snow at Killin Junction.


13/04: CR123 in a blizzard at Killin Junction!


61324 at Chirnside on the return from Duns (photo: Bruce Nathan)


46474 during a short pause at Akeld (photo: Bruce Nathan)


15/04: 45588 at Castle Douglas.


15/04: 57375 at Whithorn.


15/04: 103 leads 49 at Barrhill on the way back to Glasgow.


A 12th April ticket from John Robin.

 
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Robin, Douglas Blades & Bruce Nathan)

12th April

Location Booked
Glasgow Central 09.48d
Eglinton Street 09/51
Rutherglen 09/55
Bridgeton Cross 09/59
Glasgow Central (LL) 10/04
Partick West 10/10
Maryhill Central 10/15
Possil 10.18 ~ 10.23
Balornock Jn 10/34
Robroyston Jn 10c37 ~ 10c38
Garnqueen North Jn 10/48
Greenhill 11/00
Larbert Jn 11/05
Larbert 11/06
Alloa Junction 11/09
Stirling 11.18 ~ 11.23
Dunblane 11/33
Doune 11/40
Drumvaich 11/47
Callander 11.55a ~ 13.00d
Strathyre 13/15
Balquhidder 13/20
Glenoglehead 13/33
Killin Junction 13L40a ~ 14L16d
Killin 14.29a ~ 14.35d
Loch Tay 14.40a ~ 14.50d
Killin 14.55a ~ 15.00d
Killin Junction 15L13a ~ 15L18d
Luib 15.25 ~ 15.30
Crianlarich Lower 15.40 ~ 15.42
Crianlarich Jn 15.45 ~ 15.50
Crianlarich Upper 15.55 ~ 16.10
Ardlui 16.30 ~ 16.35
Arrochar and Tarbet 16/53
Glen Douglas 17.06 ~ 17.11
Garelochhead 17x25 ~ 17x36
Helensburgh Upper 17/51
Craigendoran Jn 17/56
Dumbarton Central 18c06 ~ 18c12
Dunglass Jn 18/17
Clydebank Riverside 18w27 ~ 18w31
Partick West 18/39
Maryhill Central 18/45
Balornock Jn 18/55
London Road Jn 19/05
Rutherglen 19/09
Eglinton Street 19/13
Glasgow Central 19.16a

13th April

Location Booked
Edinburgh Waverley 08.48d
Haymarket ??.??a ~ 08.52d
Queensferry Jn 09/03
Kirkliston 09.11a ~ 09.20d
Dalmeny Jn 09L29 ~ 09L35
South Queensferry 09.48a ~ 10.05d
Dalmeny Jn 10L24 ~ 10L27
Dalmeny 10/29
Forth Bridge north 10/32
Inverkeithing 10/37
Dunfermline Lower 10w45 ~ 10w53
Touch South Jn 10/56
Cowdenbeath South Jn 11/09
Foulford Jn 11/14
Lumphinnans Central Jn 11/19
Lumphinnans North Jn 11/21
Kelty South Jn 11/32
Kelty North Jn 11/34
Redford Jn 12/24
Thornton Station 12L28 ~ 12L36
Markinch 12.43 ~ 12.51
Leslie 13.17a ~ 13.32d
Markinch 13.58 ~ 14.06
Thornton Station 14L13 ~ 14L21
Cardenden 14/33
Lumphinnans North Jn
(East Jn points)
14/41
Lumphinnans North Jn 14/42
Kelty South Jn ??x?? ~ 15x02
Kelty North Jn 15/04
Kinross Junction 15w18 ~ 15w23
Mawcarse Junction 15/32
Auchtermuchty 16.02a ~ 16.10d
Mawcarse Junction 16/40
Kinross Junction 16/49
Balado 16.54 ~ 16.59
Rumbling Bridge 17.22 ~ 17.27
Dollar 17/36
Tillicoultry 17/41
Alloa 17L50 ~ 18L02
Cambus Jn 18/09
Alva 18.40a ~ 18.55d
Cambus Jn 19/26
Alloa 19L33 ~ 19L43
Dunfermline Upper 20/12
Touch North Jn 20/14
Touch South Jn 20/15
Dunfermline Lower 20/18
Inverkeithing 20/27
Forth Bridge North 20/33
Dalmeny 20/37
Saughton Jn 20/48
[cross to south line]
Haymarket 20/51
Edinburgh Waverley 20.55a

14th April

Location Booked Actual
Edinburgh Waverley 09.30d 09.30
Portobello 09/36 09/35
Monktonhall Jn 09/42 09/40
Drem Jn 09/55 09/54
Dunbar 10/08 10.08 ~ 10.09
Grantshouse 10/38 10/40
Reston Jn 10c44 ~ 10c54 10.48 ~ 10.56
Chirnside 11.05 ~ 11.10 11/06
Duns 11.23 ~ 11.33 11.18 ~~ 11.35
Chirnside ??/?? 11.46 ~ 11.50
Reston Jn 11/55 11/59
Marshal Meadows T1 signal 12/07 12/11
Tweedmouth 12.12 ~ 12.22 12.16 ~ 12.24
Norham 12.34 ~ 12.39 12/36
Coldstream 12.51 ~ 12.56 12.44 ~ 12.46
Akeld 13.22 ~ 13.27 13.27 ~ 13.31
Wooler 13.34a ~ 13.44d 13.40 ~ 13.49
Coldstream 14.09 ~ 14.15 14.37 ~ 14.45
Carham 14/25 14/58
Kelso 14/32 15/04
Roxburgh Jn 14c40 ~ 14c48 15.10 ~ 15.26
Nisbet 15.08 ~ 15.13 15.40 ~ 15.41
Jedburgh 15.43a ~ 15.53d 15.58 ~ 16.06
Roxburgh Jn 16/40 16/29
Kelso Jn 16/54 ?
St Boswells 16.55 ~ 17.00 16/45
Ravenswood Jn 17/03 16/48
Earlston 17.10 ~ 17.15 16.55 ~ 17.01
Greenlaw 17.45a ~ 17.50d 17.22 ~ 17.31
Ravenswood Jn 18/22 18/00
St Boswells 18/25 18.04 ~ 18.14
Hawick 18L42 ~ 18L52 18.33 ~ 18.49
Whitrope Siding 19/17 19/12
Riccarton Junction 19.20 ~ 19.25 19.18 ~ 19.23
Newcastleton 19/36 19/38
Riddings Junction 19/49 19/53
Longtown Jn 19.57 ~ 20.02 19.59 ~ 20.00
Mossband 20/20 20/22
Rockliffe 20/23 20/29
Carlisle Citadel 20.32a 20.35

15th April

Location Booked
Carlisle Citadel 09.00d
Gretna Jn 09/11
Lockerbie 09.32 ~ 09.34
Shieldhill 10.02 ~ 10.07
Dumfries 10.24a ~ 11.00d
Killywhan 11/13
Dalbeattie 11/26
Castle Douglas 11.36 ~ 11.46
Kircudbright 12.04a ~ 12.14d
Castle Douglas 12.32 ~ 12.38
Crossmichael 12/44
New Galloway 12/52
Loch Skerrow 13.00 ~ 13.05
Gatehouse of Fleet 13/15
Creetown 13/21
Newton Stewart 13.32 ~ 13.38
Wigtown 14/07
Millisle Jn 14/38
Whithorn 15.04a ~ 15.14d
Millisle Jn 15.40 ~ 15.55
Garlieston 16.05a ~ 16.15d
Millisle Jn 16.25 ~ 16.40
Wigtown 16/58
Newton Stewart 17.27 ~ 17.34
Kirkcowan 17/44
Glenluce 17/56
Dunragit 18/01
Castle Kennedy 18/06
Stranraer Town 18.12a ~ 18.24d
Castle Kennedy 18/31
Dunragit 18/36
New luce 18/46
Glenwhilly 18/54
Barrhill 19x08 ~ 19x13
Pinwherry 19/20
Pinmore 19/26
Girvan 19.33 ~ 19.38
Maybole 19/55
Ayr 20.07 ~ 20.13
Troon 20/23
Irvine 20/32
Kilwinning 20x42
Dalry Jn 20/45
Lochside 20/54
Elderslie 21/02
Paisley Canal 21/05
Shields Road 21/13
Glasgow St Enoch 21.18a


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