2nd June 1984

Grampian Railtours
The Grampian Invader

Locos Used 40028, 47221 & steam: 777 'Sir Lamiel'
Stock Used 6 coach rake of VB MK1 & MK2 coaches

Route : 1Z13 throughout

Loco Route
47221 Aberdeen - Edinburgh Waverley - York
777 York - Knaresbrough - Leeds
40028 Leeds - Appleby - Carlisle - Beattock - Edinburgh Waverley
40028 Edinburgh Waverley - Aberdeen

Notes :
(1) A shortage of guards at York found the steam special substituting for a local all stations York - Leeds DMU, leading to a ninety minute late arrival in Leeds. Stan Davies comments: The original itinerary was for 777 to do a circular trip back to York but due to the late running it was replaced at Leeds by 40028 which worked all the way back to Aberdeen. Highlight of the day? being piped away from Leeds (do not know if this was planned) by a piper in full Highland dress!

Sources : David Hills, Stan Davies & Harry Harper

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