26th - 28th May 1984

The Steam Locomotive Operators' Association
The West Highlander

Locos Used at least 37081, 37264, 85036 & steam: 673 'Maude' & 5407
Stock Used [1] : booked for load 12
[2] : booked for load 6 (5x TSO + 1x BSO)
[3] : booked for load 4 (3x TSO + 1x BSO)
[4] : : booked for load 6 (5x FO + 1x BCK)

Route :
1Z43 : London Euston to Fort William
(remainder of headcodes unspecified - or was it 1Z43 throughout?)

Date Loco(s) Stock Route
26/05 85036 [1] London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Law Jn - Holytown Jn - Mossend East Jn - Mossend North Jn - Mossend Yard
26/05 37081 + 37264 [1] Mossend Yard - Coatbridge Jn - Gartsherrie South Jn - Gartcosh Jn - Sighthill Jn - Cowlairs - Westerton - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central - Craigendoran Jn - Arrochar 7 Tarbet - Crianlarich - Rannoch - Fort William
27/05 5407 (4) [2] 'Train 1' Fort William - Glenfinnan - Mallaig
27/05 5407 (4) [2] 'Train 1' Mallaig - Glenfinnan - Fort William
27/05 (2) 673 (4) [3] 'Train 2' Fort William - Glenfinnan - Mallaig
27/05 (2) 673 (4) [3] 'Train 2' Mallaig - Glenfinnan - Fort William
28/05 5407 (4) [4] 'Train 1' (3) Fort William - Glenfinnan - Mallaig
28/05 5407 (4) [4] 'Train 1' (3) Mallaig - Glenfinnan - Fort William
28/05 ????? ? Fort William - (reverse of outward route) - Mossend Yard
28/05 ????? ? Mossend Yard - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Pre-tour advertising gave this tour as being steam-hauled by 5407 & 44767 'George Stephenson' between Fort William and Mallaig (two round trips) however a tour itinerary seen by the Webmaster lists the steam locos as 673 'Maude' & 5407. It is unclear how this fitted in with the Scotrail 'West Highlander' which ran on 27th May using 5407. Dinner & B&B was on offer in Fort William on the Saturday and Sunday night.
(2) It is understood that for this train half the tour participants were to travel by train to Mallaig and return by road coach and the other half do the same journey in reverse i.e. outward by road coach and return by rail.
(3) Against 'Train 1' on Monday 28th May was the following footnote regarding the stock used; As the TSO's are required for scheduled services this train will consist of part of the SLOA set. On arrival back at Fort William the rest of the SLOA set will be attached to the south end of the train.
(4) Confirmation is required of the steam locos used and also the locos used to return the train homeward. Route confirmation is also required - above is from booked timings.


John Broderick's ticket.

Sources : Ian McDonald & John Broderick

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Broderick)

Saturday 26th May & Monday 28th May

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0.0 Euston 07.50d 22.54a 523.6
5.4 Willesden Junction 07/56 22/46 518.5
17.4 Watford Junction 08.05a ~ 08.06d 22.36a ~ 22.38d 506.2
46.7 Bletchley 08/26 22/15 476.9
82.6 Rugby 08/51 21/46 441.0
97.1 Nuneaton 09/01 21.32a ~ 21.34d 426.5
116.3 Lichfield TV 09/13 21/18 407.3
133.5 Stafford 09/27 21/05 390.1
158.1 Crewe 09.50a ~ 09.52d 20.39a ~ 20.41d 365.5
174.4 Weaver Jn 10/06 20/19 349.2
194.0 Wigan North Western 10/20 20/05 329.6
209.1 Preston 10/37 19/50 314.5
220.1 Lancaster 10/54 19/32 303.5
226.4 Carnforth 10/58 19/26 297.2
262.2 Tebay 11/18 19/08 261.4
281.3 Penrith 11/33 18/53 242.3
299.1 Carlisle 11.52a ~ 11.57d 18.27a ~ 18.37d 224.5
307.8 Gretna Jn 12/05 18/19 215.8
309.2 Quintinshill 12/07 18/17 214.4
324.9 Lockerbie 12/19 ? ?
338.6 Beattock 12/30 17/54 185.0
348.9 Beattock Summit 12/38 17/48 174.7
357.0 Abington 12/44 17/42 166.6
372.7 Carstairs 12/56 17/32 150.9
375.2 Lanark Jn 12/58 17/30 148.5
383.2 Law Jn 13/04 17/23 140.4
388.7 Holytown Jn 13/08 17/19 134.9
389.7 Mossend East Jn 13/09 17/16 133.9
390.1 Mossend North Jn 13/10 17/15 133.5
390.5 Mossend Yard 13L12 ~ 13L22 17L04 ~ 17L14 133.1
393.2 Coatbridge Jn 13/26 17/00 130.4
394.4 Gartsherrie South Jn 13/28 16/57 129.2
395.7 Gartcosh Jn 13/36 16/55 127.9
401.7 Sighthill Jn 13/45 16/46 121.9
402.6 Cowlairs // Cowlairs SB 13c48 ~ 13c58 16/38 121.0
407.5 Westerton 14/01 16/31 116.5
410.8 Dalmuir 14/10 16/21 112.8
417.3 Dumbarton Central 14/20 16/14 106.3
424.1 Craigendoran Jn 14/31 16/02 99.5
433.1 Garelochhead 14x48 ~ 15x10 15/45 90.5
439.4 Glen Douglas 15/22 15/35 83.9
443.7 Arrochar & Tarbet 15/30 15/26 79.9
451.7 Ardlui 15/44 15/12 71.9
460.4 Crianlarich 16c03 ~ 16c10 14/55 63.2
465.9 Tyndrum Upper 16/20 14/46 58.2
473.0 Bridge of Orchy 16p33a ~ 16p45d 14/32 50.6
488.5 Rannoch 17/08 14/11 35.0
495.8 Corrour 17/20 14/00 27.8
505.9 Tulloch 17/39 13/40 17.7
514.8 Spean Bridge 17x54 ~ 18x00 13x22 ~ 13x25 8.7
523.0 Mallaig Jn 18/12 13/10 0.6
523.6 Fort William 18.15a 13.07 0.0

Sunday 27th May

Miles Location Train 1   Train 2 Miles
Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
0.0 Fort William 09.00d 13.37a   13.50d 18.57a 41.4
0.6 Mallaig Jn 09/03 13/34   13/53 18/54 40.8
9.9 Locheilside 09p24a ~ 09p34d 13/13   14p14a ~ 14p24d 18/33 31.5
16.6 Glenfinnan 09p46a ~ 09p56d 12p50a ~ 13p00d   14p36a ~ 14p56d 18p05a ~ 18p20d 24.8
25.7 Lochailort 10p16a ~ 10p26d 12/28   15p16a ~ 15p26d 17/43 15.7
31.4 Beasdale 10/38 12p07a ~ 12p17d   15/27 17p22a ~ 17p32d 10.0
33.9 Arisaig 10p46a ~ 10p56d 11/58   15p46a ~ 15p56d 17/13 7.5
41.4 Mallaig 11w18a 11w35d   16w18a 16w50d 0.0

Monday 28th May
'Train 1'

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0.0 Fort William 08.30d 12.43a 41.4
0.6 Mallaig Jn 08/33 12/40 40.8
9.9 Locheilside 08/54 12/20 31.5
16.6 Glenfinnan 09p06a ~ 09p21d 11p58a ~ 12p08d 24.8
25.7 Lochailort 09/41 11/38 15.7
31.4 Beasdale 09/52 11/28 10.0
33.9 Arisaig 10/01 11*12 ~ 11*19 7.5
41.4 Mallaig 10w23a 10w50d 0.0

Timings continue in first table.

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