15th May 2019

Steam Dreams Rail Co
The Highlands & Islands Explorer (Day 7 of 9)

Locos Used 37669 & steam: 61306 'Mayflower'
Stock Used 35479+5171+9104+13440+99122+99125+99348+1666+5236+5249

Route :
1Z61 : Fort William to Coatbridge Central
1Z62 : Holytown to Penrith North Lakes

Loco(s) Route
61306 (1) Fort William - Spean Bridge - Tulloch - Corrour - Rannoch - Bridge of Orchy - Upper Tyndrum - Crianlarich - Arrochar & Tarbet - Garelochhead - Helensburgh Upper - Craigendoran Jn - Dumbarton Central - Dalmuir - Westerton - Maryhill - Cowlairs North Jn - Cowlairs West Jn - Springburn - Stepps - Gartcosh Jn - Gartsherrie South Jn - Coatbridge Central
61306 (1) Holytown - Wishaw - Law Jn - Carstairs - (via WCML) - Penrith North Lakes

Notes :
(1) 37669 on rear.
(2) 16/05/19 (Day 8 of 9) was a free day, with options to visit the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, or a cruise on Ullswater.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
Fort William 08.55d [P1] 08.55
Fort William Jn 08/58 ?
Spean Bridge 09t13 ~ 09t39 ?
Roy Bridge 09/48 ?
Tulloch 09t59 ~ 10t01 ?
Corrour 10/30 ?
Rannoch 10t47 ~ 11t09 10.47 ~11.09
Bridge of Orchy 11t41 ~ 11t48 ?
Upper Tyndrum 12t12 ~ 12t15 ?
Crianlarich 12t25 ~ 12t50 [P1] 12.25 ~ 12.50
Ardlui 13t13 ~ 13t15 ?
Arrochar & Tarbet 13t35 ~ 13t39 ?
Glen Douglas 13/52 ?
Garelochhead 14t05 ~ 14t07 14.07 ~ 14.09
Helensburgh Upper 14t22 ~ 14t25 ?
Craigendoran Jn 14.31 ~ 15.07 14.34 ~ 15.10
Dalreoch 15/19 15/23
Dumbarton Central 15/21 [P1] 15/24
Dalmuir 15/33 [P2] 15/35
Westerton 15/50 15/49
Maryhill 15/54 15/53
Cowlairs North Jn 16/03 15/57
Cowlairs West Jn 16/10 16/05
Springburn 16/12 [P2] 16/08
Stepps 16/18 16/19
Gartcosh Jn 16/23 16/25
Gartsherrie South Jn 16/31 16/29
Coatbridge Central 16.41a [P3] 16.32
Holytown 18.54d [P2] 18.51
Wishaw 19/01 19/02
Law Jn 19/06 19/05
Lanark Jn 19/17 19/15
Carstairs Loop 19.22 ~ 19.42 [UPL] ?
Carstairs 19/44 [P2] 19/51
Abington 20/00 20/07
Beattock Summit 20/10 20/15
Beattock 20/20 20/24
Lockerbie 20*38 ~ 21*23 [UPL] 20.39 ~ 21.07
Gretna Jn 21/44 21/28
Carlisle 21.55a ~ 21.57d [P3] 21/41?
Penrith North Lakes 22.15a [P1] 22.06


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z62 : (61306 with 37669 on rear) : Coatbridge Central to Holytown

Location Booked
Coatbridge Central 17.01d [P3]
Whifflet 17/04
Mossend North Exit 17/08
Mossend Up Reception 17w13 ~ 18w38
Mossend North Jn 18/42
Mossend East Jn 18/45
Holytown 18.47a [P2]

5Z63 : (61306 with 37669 on rear) : Penrith North Lakes to Carnforth

Location Booked Actual
Penrith North Lakes 22.22d [P1]  
Shap Summit 22/38  
Tebay 22/44  
Oxenholme Lake District 22/59 [P1] [P1]
Oxenholme Loop 23*02 ~ 23*14 [UGL]  
Carnforth North Jn 23/33  
Carnforth [U&DGL] 23.35 ~ 23.55  
Carnforth North Jn 23/57  
Carnforth 23.59 ~ 00.58  
Carnforth H.S. 01.02 ~ 01.12  
Carnforth Steamtown 01.22a  


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