28th August 1965
Fife Coast Rail Tour
|Locos Used||256 'Glen Douglas' & 64569|
Route : at least 615
|256||Glasgow St Enoch - ??? - Bathgate - Haymarket West Jn - Gorgie Jn - Niddrie North Jn - Portobello East Jn - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Dalmeny - Inverkeithing - Kirkaldy - Thornton Junction - Thornton North Jn - Markinch - Ladybank - Leuchars Junction|
|64569||Leuchars Junction - St Andrews - Crail - Anstruther - Leven - East Fife Central Jn - Thornton North Jn - Thornton Junction|
|256||Thornton Junction - Thornton North Jn - Markinch - Ladybank - Newburgh - Bridge of Earn - Hilton Jn - Perth|
|256||Perth - Hilton Jn - Bridge of Earn - Glenfarg - Mawcarse - Kinross Junction - Kelty - Cowdenbeath - Dunfermline Lower - Inverkeithing - Dalmeny - Winchburgh Jn - Polmont - Falkirk High - Greenhill Upper Jn - Croy - Lenzie - Glasgow Queen Street|
(1) Route confirmation required (note: above is at odds with the tour ticket). Kevin Driscoll comments: From sketchy memory, a shuttle service ran Monday 23rd to Friday 27th between Forres & Inverness, then a Saturday special Inverness to Perth. Terry Dorrity comments: NB 256 ran on 28 Aug 65 which was probably the Saturday Perth excursion mentioned by Kevin Driscoll, unless there were two that day (not very likely). This train was photographed at Burntisland, Markinch, Bridge of Earn, and Glen Farg so would seem to have been an Edinburgh to Perth circular returning via Kinross.
(2) 64569 was photographed at Guard Bridge carrying headcode 615 - was this headcode used throughout?
Sources : Terry Dorrity, Kevin Driscoll, David Whittaker &
256 'Glen Douglas' passes Dalgetty in Fife.
(photo: Photo by G N Turnbull İTOPticl Digital Memories - see
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256 is seen here at Markinch (photo: Terry Dorrity)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
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