31st May - 2nd June 1980
|Locos Used||27001, 27009, 27106, 27111, 45003, 47105 & 47419|
|31/05||47105||Wolverhampton - Bescot -Birmingham New Street - Nuneaton - Leicester - Derby - Sheffield - Leeds - York|
|01/06||47419||York - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley - ?Haymarket - Winchburgh Jn - Polmont - Falkirk Grahamston - Carmuirs West Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn? - Cumbernauld - Garnqueen North Jn - Gartcosh Jn - Sighthill Jn - Cowlairs|
|01/06||27001 + 27009||Cowlairs - Maryhill Central Jn - Knightswood South Jn - Anniesland North Jn - Anniesland West Jn - Yoker - Dalmuir - Craigendoran Jn - Crainlarich - Rannoch - Fort William|
|01/06||27106 + 27111||Fort William - Glenfinnan - Mallaig|
|01/06||27106 + 27111||Mallaig - Glenfinnan - Fort William|
|01/06||27001 + 27009||Fort William - (reverse of outward route) - Dalmuir - Westerton - Knightswood North Jn - Maryhill Central Jn - Cowlairs|
|01/06||47419||Cowlairs - Sighthill Jn - Barnhill - Bellgrove - High Street Jn - Gorbals Jn - Shields Jn - Cardonald - Paisley Gilmour Street - Dalry - Kilwinning - Barassie - Ayr|
|01/06-02/06||47419||Ayr - Barassie - Kilmarnock - Dumfries - Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Skipton - Shipley - Leeds - Church Fenton - York|
|02/06||47419||York - Church Fenton - Pontefract Baghill - Moorthorpe - Bolton-on-Dearne - Wath Road Jn - Sheffield - Derby - Leicester|
|02/06||47419||Leicester - Loughborough - Trent - Sheet Stores Jn - ??? - Burton-on-Trent - Wychnor Jn - Alrewas - Lichfield City - Four Oaks - Aston - Birmingham New Street|
|02/06||45003||Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Wolverhampton|
(1) Requested motive power had been :
Class 40: Wolverhampton - York
Class 55: York - Edinburgh
Class 47/7: Edinburgh - Glasgow
2 x class 27's: Glasgow - Mallaig & return
2 x class 20's: Glasgow - Ayr
2 x class 25's: Ayr - Carlisle
Class 40: Carlisle - Wolverhampton.
Craig Simmons has added the following comments about the rostered locomotives : 40115 was diagrammed for the Wolves-York leg, but got dragged off Bescot to replace some failure or other, hence 47105. A Deltic was promised by York control after the rather aggressive response the tours participants gave 47419 at 3am from the end of York platform! (particularly bearing in mind, no less than 3 Deltics were on York shed) Newcastle should have provided it, and indeed Crepello was waiting light as we came in, but it didn't latch on (so sure were most of the tour contingent of a loco change, that several were left behind as they dashed over the bridge to check out the 03's!!).
(2) Craig Simmons comments: There should have been a shed visit at Ayr but it wasn’t authorised and we were all told that under no circumstances were we allowed in during the protracted break at Ayr station. But this was the 80’s, and there were hundreds of us right? So the entire contingent went to the shed regardless and there was absolutely nobody around to stop us even if they’d wanted to! 25001 was on; only time I saw it.
Sources : Paul Bettany (joined/left train at
& Craig Simmons (left the train at Leicester) & Peter Finan (joined/left train at Bescot)
27001 & 27009 wait to leave Fort William (photo: Kevin Law)
47149 is seen running round at Leicester on 02/06 (photos: Craig Simmons)
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Peter Finan)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
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