28th May 1984

S.R.P.S. Railtours

Loco(s) Used at least steam: 673 'Maude'
Stock Used 4x SLOA coaches

Route :

Loco(s) Route
673 Fort William - Arisaig (1)
????? Arisaig - ???

Notes :
(1) Booked destination was Mallaig. 673 'Maude' ran a hot axlebox after Banavie and the train made it as far as Arisaig before being terminated. 5407 was sent 'light engine' from Fort William but lineside fires near Loch nan Umbh Viaduct started by the molten metal dripped from the hot axlebox had damaged the track circuits so the token had to be sent back by taxi adding further delays to proceedings. The train is reported to have got back to Fort William 'very late' with Scotrail holding the sleeper service for 2 hours to allow some passengers to get to London.

Sources : Brian Knights & Dennis Patterson

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