21st-23rd September 1984

F & W Railtours
The Skirl o'the Pipes 5

Locos Used 08717, 08881, 20089, 20127, 26004, 26005, 26026, 26032, 27020, 27022, 37028, 37039, 37063, 37144, 37177, 37186, 37219, 37264, 37265, 40079, 40152, 47157, 47191, 47615, 50048 & 85029

Route : 1Z40 throughout

Date Loco(s) Route
21/09 47157 Plymouth – Exeter St Davids – Taunton – Bristol Temple Meads
21/09 37177 + 37186 Bristol Temple Meads  – Bristol Parkway – Cheltenham Spa – Bromsgrove – Kings Norton – St Andrews Jn – Birmingham New Street – Wolverhampton – Stafford – Crewe
21/09 85029 Crewe – Warrington Bank Quay – Wigan North Western – Preston – Carlisle – Carstairs – Law Jn – Holytown Jn – Mossend Yard

The train split at Mossend.

Portion 1 : 1Z50 throughout

Date Loco(s) Route
22/09 27020 + 27022 Mossend Yard – Sunnyside Jn – Bellgrove – Glasgow Queen Street Low Level – Partick – Westerton – Dalmuir – Dumbarton – Garelochhead – Crianlarich – Rannoch – Fort William
22/09 27020 + 27022 Fort William – Glenfinnan – Mallaig
22/09 37063 + 37265 Kyle of Lochalsh – Achnasheen – Dingwall – Inverness
22/09 08717 & 47615 Stock shunts at Inverness
22/09 26026 + 26032 Inverness – Aviemore – Pitlochry – Perth – Ladybank – Cowdenbeath – Inverkeithing – Dalmeny Jn – Edinburgh Waverley

Portion 2 : 1Z40 throughout

Date Loco(s) Route
22/09 47191 Mossend Yard – Larbert – Stirling – Perth
22/09 26032 + 37038 Perth – Pitlochry – Aviemore – Inverness
22/09 37063 + 37265 Inverness – Dingwall – Achnasheen – Kyle of Lochalsh
22/09 27020 + 27022 Mallaig – Glenfinnan – Fort William
22/09 37144 Fort William – Rannoch – Crianlarich – Garelochhead – Dumbarton – Westerton – Partick – Bellgrove – Cowlairs North Jn
22/09 37039 + 37264 Cowlairs North  Jn – Falkirk High – Winchburgh Jn – Edinburgh Waverley

The train was then recombined at Edinburgh Waverley: 1Z40 throughout

Date Loco(s) Route
23/09 08881 Stock shunt at Edinburgh Waverley
23/09 26004 + 26005 Edinburgh Waverley – Gorgie Jn – Craiglockhart Jn – Niddrie West Jn – Craigentinny – Edinburgh Waverley
23/09 37039 + 37264 Edinburgh Waverley – Niddrie West Jn – Craiglockhart Jn – Slateford Jn – Midcalder Jn – Holytown Jn – Mossend West Jn – Uddingston – Newton West Jn – Queen’s Park – Glasgow Central
23/09 20089 + 20127 Glasgow Central –Barrhead – Kilmarnock – Dumfries – Carlisle
23/09 40152 + 40079 Carlisle – Appleby – Garsdale – Hellifield – Blackburn – Darwen – Bolton – Manchester Victoria – Phillips Park No. 1 – Ashburys – Guide Bridge – Woodley – Chinley – Grindleford – Totley Tunnel East – Chesterfield – Ambergate – Derby
23/09 37219 + 37177 Derby – Wichnor Jn – Lichfield City – Aston – Birmingham New Street – Kings Norton  - Bromsgrove – Worcester Shrub Hill – Cheltenham – Bristol Parkway – Bristol Temple Meads
23/09 50048 Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton – Exeter St Davids – Plymouth

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. Transfer between Mallaig and Kyle of Lochalsh for both portions was by ferries to/from Isle of Skye and buses on Skye.

Sources : Ian Monkton (Joined/left the train at Bristol Temple Meads) & Harry Harper

Photo Review


40152+40079 pause for photos at Ribblehead on 23/09 (photo: Ian Jordan)


37219+37177 departing Derby for Bristol on 23/09 (photo: Ian Jordan)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


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