8th September 1973

British Rail (Scottish Region)
Scottish Steam Special No.3

Locos Used 5015, 5307 & Steam 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used 6 coaches vb90mph

Route :

Loco(s) Route
5015 + 5307 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Dalmeny - Inverkeithing
60009 Inverkeithing - Kirkcaldy - Thornton South Jn - Thornton West Jn - Cowdenbeath - Dunfermline Lower
5307 Dunfermline Lower - Charlestown Jn - Longannet - Kincardine - Alloa - Cambus Jn - Stirling
5307 Stirling - Dunblane - Gleneagles - Perth [P3]
5307 (1) Perth [P3] - Perth South End
5307 Perth South End - Perth [P2] - Errol - Invergowrie - Dundee Tay Bridge
60009 Dundee Tay Bridge - Leuchars - Ladybank - Thornton North Jn - Thornton South Jn - Kirkcaldy - Inverkeithing East Jn
5015 Inverkeithing East Jn - Dalmeny - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley

Notes :
(1) 5307 propelling.
(2) Iain Gent suggests the tour organiser was John Cameron.

Sources : Kevin Driscoll, Gordon Lacy (on train Dundee to Kirkcaldy) & Dick Franklin

Photo Review


60009 watering at Dundee & departing Kirkcaldy (photos: Gordon Lacy)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll, Gordon Lacy & Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual
Edinburgh Waverley 09.05d 09.05
Haymarket 09/08 ?
Saughton Jn 09/11 09/11
Dalmeny 09/18 09/17
North Queensferry 09/21 09/20
Inverkeithing 09L25 ~ 09L40 09.24 ~ 09.40
Burntisland 09/51 09/51
Kirkcaldy 09/59 09/59
Thornton South Jn 10/06 ?
Thornton West Jn 10/07 ?
Redford Jn 10/11 ?
Cowdenbeath 10/26 10/21
Townhill Jn 10/36 ?
Dunfermline Lower 10L39 ~ 11L00 10.34 ~ 11.02
Charlestown Jn 11/01 ?
Longannet 11/30 11/28
Kincardine 11p37a ~ 11p47d 11.32 ~ 11.46
Kincardine Jn

12/01

11/57
Alloa 12p07a ~ 12p17d 12.00 ~ 12.17
Cambus Jn 12/21 12/22
Stirling 12.45 ~ 12.55 12.36 ~ 13.01
Dunblane 13/04 13/11
Gleneagles 13/21 13/25
Hilton Jn 13/34 13/36
Perth 13.37a ~ 15.45d 13.42 ~ 15.46
Barnhill 15/48 15.54 ~ 15.54
Errol 15/59 16/06
Invergowrie 16/06 16/16
Buckingham Jn 16/09 ?
Dundee Tay Bridge 16L11a ~ 16L50d 16.24 ~ 16.50
Tay Bridge South 16/56 16/57
Leuchars 17/03 17/05
Ladybank 17p18a ~ 17p23d 17.20 ~ 17.26
Thornton Jn 17/36 17/39
Kirkcaldy 17p44a ~ 17p49d 17.48 ~ 17.54
Burntisland 17/57 18/03
Inverkeithing East Jn 18L07 ~ 18L20 18.14 ~ 18.22
Inverkeithing 18.21a ~ 18.22d 18.24 ~ 18.25
Forth Bridge North 18/27 18/29
Dalmeny 18/30 18/32
Haymarket 18/39 18/46
Edinburgh Waverley 18.42a 18.49


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