14th January 1984

The Steam Locomotive Operators' Association
The Fair Maid

Locos Used 37045, 47107, 47709 'The Lord Provost', 86249 'County of Merseyside' & steam : 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used 11 coaches

Route : 1Z11 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86249 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Abington
37045 (1) Abington - (via WCML) - Carstairs
86249 Carstairs - (via WCML) - Motherwell - Mossend Yard
60009 Mossend Yard - Coatbridge Central - Greenhill Lower Jn - Larbert - Stirling - Gleneagles - Hilton Jn - Perth
60009 Perth - Hilton Jn - Newburgh - Ladybank - Markinch - Kirkcaldy - Inverkeithing - Dalmany - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
47709 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Slateford - Midcalder Jn - Carstairs
47107 ?(1)? Carstairs - (via WCML) - Abington
86249 Abington - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Plus 86249 dead-in-tow.
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. Overhead line problems and single-line working between Abington and Carstairs caused significant late running and as a result all photo-stops were cancelled; the only opportunity to photograph 60009 was at Perth. An extra stop was made at Gleneagles so that passengers who had to return to London and points south could catch a connecting service to Edinburgh Waverley and hence south to London Kings Cross.


Ian McDonald's Ticket.

Sources : Gary Thornton, Tony Jakeman & Ian McDonald

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian McDonald)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.0 Euston 05.50d ?   22.57a 01.45 901.3
17.4 Watford Junction 06.06a ~ 06.08d ?   22.34a ~ 22.36d ? 883.9
46.7 Bletchley 06/30 ?   22/13 ? 854.6
82.6 Rugby 06.58a ~ 07.00d ?   21.41a ~ 21.43d ? 818.7
116.3 Lichfield TV 07/26 ?   21/15 ? 785.0
158.1 Crewe 08.04a ~ 08.06d ?   20.41a ~ 20.43d ? 743.2
182.1 Warrington Bank Quay 08/26 ?   20/18 ? 719.2
209.1 Preston 08.53a ~ 08.55d ?   19.55 ~ 19.57d ? 692.3
262.2 Tebay 09/43 ?   19/13 ? 639.2
299.1 Carlisle 10.17a ~ 10.19d ?   18.40a ~ 18.42d ? 602.2
338.7 Beattock 10/51 ?   18/06 ? 562.7
348.9 Beattock Summit 11/00 ?   17/59 ? 552.4
? Abington ? ??L?? ~ ??L??   17*47 ~ 17*53 ? 544.3
372.7 Carstairs 11/17 ?   17L28 ~ 17L34 ? 528.6

 

Miles Location Booked Actual
388.6 Motherwell 11.29a ~ 11.31d ?
391.0 Mossend 11L37 ~ 11L52 ?
392.8 Coatbridge Central 11p58a ~ 12p05d ?
396.1 Garnqueen North Jn 12/13 ?
405.7 Greenhill Lower Jn 12/24 ?
408.6 Larbert 12/28 ?
417.3 Stirling 12/39 ?
422.6 Dunblane 12/48 ?
432.6 Blackford 13/04 ?
434.8 Gleneagles 13p08a ~ 13p18d ?
448.6 Hilton Jn 13/36 ?
450.4 Perth 13.41a ~ 14.26d ?
452.2 Hilton Jn 14/31 ?
453.8 Bridge of Earn 14/33 ?
460.9 Newburgh 14/42 ?
465.4 Collessie 14/50 ?
468.1 Ladybank 14/56 ?
474.9 Markinch 15p05a ~ 15p20d ?
476.4 Thornton North Jn 15/24 ?
481.3 Kirkcaldy 15/32 ?
487.1 Burntisland 15/41 ?
494.1 Inverkeithing 15/54 ?
497.7 Dalmeny 16/03 ?
499.1 Haymarket 16/17 ?
500.3 Edinburgh Waverley 16L22 ~ 16L45 18.40 ~ ??.??
512.5 Midcalder Jn 17/05 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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