28th - 30th March 1980
The Hebridean Express
|Locos Used||26043, 26046, 40068, 47408, 47413 & 55017 'The Durham Light Infantry'|
|Stock Used||BR Mk1's including SK & Restaurant Car
Load 14 King’s Cross to Inverness & return
Load 11 Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh & return
|28/03||47408||London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Peterborough - Werrington Jn - Spalding - Sleaford South Jn - ??? - Sleaford North Jn - Lincoln Central - Gainsborough Lea Road - Bessacar Jn - Decoy North Jn - Doncaster - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley|
|29/03||40068||Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Dalmeny - Inverkeithing - Kirkcaldy - Ladybank - Hilton Jn - Perth - Aviemore - Inverness (2)|
|29/03||26043 + 26046||Inverness - Dingwall - Achnasheen - Kyle of Lochalsh|
|29/03||26043 + 26046||Kyle of Lochalsh - (reverse of outward route) - Inverness|
|29/03||40068||Inverness - (reverse of outward route) - Edinburgh Waverley|
|30/03||47413||Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Slateford Jn - Midcalder Jn - Carstairs East Jn - Carstairs South Jn - (via WCML) - Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - Hexham - ??? (4) - Pelaw Jn - Washington - Leamside - Tursdale Jn - (via ECML) - York (3)|
|30/03||55017||York - (reverse of outward route) - London Kings Cross|
(1) Various coach tours organised in the Kyle area and also coach trip to Dunvegan Castle on Isle of Skye.
(2) Three mark 1's were removed at Inverness by the station pilot (class 08).
(3) 47413 failed (ran out of fuel) resulting in a delay of about an hour.
(4) Route confirmation required. Michael Landon queries if the train avoided Newcastle station on the return leg. Tour was about 3 hours late into Kings Cross due to the diversions and loco change at York.
Sources : Ray Humphries, Harry Harper & Michael Landon
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