9th & 10th May 1981

S.L.O.A.
The North Briton

Locos Used 37125, 37154, 47130, 85029, 85034 & steam: 246 'Morayshire', 673 'Maude' & 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used 35318+353+352+351+350+354+349+348+347+35191

Route : 1Z15 throughout

Date Loco(s) Route
09/05 85029 Carlisle - (via WCML) - Carstairs - Law Jn - Holytown Jn - Mossend
09/05 60009 Mossend - Coatbridge Jn - Garnqueen North Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Carmuirs West Jn - Larbert - Stirling - Dunblane - Hilton Jn - Perth - Errol - Dundee
09/05 60009 Dundee - Leuchars - Ladybank - Kirkcaldy - Inverkeithing - Dalmeny - Winchburgh Jn - Polmont - Falkirk Grahamston - Carmuirs East Jn - Larbert Jn (1)
09/05 37154 + 37125 Larbert Jn - Larbert - Carmuirs West Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Greenhill Upper Jn (2) - Cumbernauld - Garnqueen North Jn - Gartsherrie South Jn - Coatbridge Central - Langloan Jn - Carmyle - Rutherglen East Jn - Larkfield Jn - (2) Glasgow Central
10/05 47130 Glasgow Central - Rutherglen East Jn - Carmyle - Langloan Jn - Coatbridge Jn - Garnqueen North Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Carmuirs West Jn - Larbert
10/05 246 + 673 Larbert - Carmuirs East Jn - Falkirk Grahamston - Polmont - Winchburgh Jn - Newbridge Jn - Haymarket West Jn - Gorgie Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Portobello Jn - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Slateford Jn - Midcalder Jn - Benhar Jn - Shotts - Holytown Jn - Mossend East Jn - Mossend South Jn - Braidhurst Loop
10/05 85034 Braidhurst Loop - Motherwell - (via WCML) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 60009 failed with a faulty big end. Booked loco change point was Larbert station but Keith Hayward reports the change took place just short of the platforms.
(2) Booked route was:
Greenhill Upper Jn - Lenzie - Cowlairs West Jn - Parkhead North Jn - Sunnyside Jn - Glasgow Central.
(3) Tickets were also valid on connecting services to/from the tour - John Broderick had 87009 from Euston (07.45d) to Carlisle and 86242 back from Crewe (19.32d).


Keith Hayward's ticket.

Sources : Derek Sneddon, Keith Hayward & John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Keith Hayward & John Broderick)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.0 Carlisle 11.55d 12.20
8.7 Gretna Jn 12/03 12/28
12.9 Quintinshill 12/04 ?
39.5 Beattock 12/23 ?
49.8 Beattock Summit 12/30 12/57
73.7 Carstairs 12/48 13/12
84.1 Law Jn 13/00 13/19
89.6 Holytown Jn 13/05 ?
91.4
0.0
Mossend 13L10 ~ 13L35 13.30 ~ 13.36
2.7 Coatbridge Jn 13/40 ?
5.1 Garnqueen North Jn 13/46 13/46
14.7 Greenhill Lower Jn 14/05 13/57
17.1 Carmuirs West Jn 14/08 14/03
17.6 Larbert 14/09 14/10
26.3 Stirling 14/21 14.25 ~ 14.26
31.6 Dunblane 14/29 14/37
41.6 Blackford 14/46 ?
57.5 Hilton Jn 15/08 ?
59.4 Perth 15/12 15/29
60.5 Barnhill 15/17 ?
70.2 Errol 15/29 15/54
80.1 Buckingham Jn 15/41 ?
80.6
0.00
Dundee 15w43a ~ 16w40d 16.18 ~ 17.32
2.7 Tay Bridge South Jn 16/48 ?
8.3 Leuchars 16/55 17/50
20.1 Ladybank 17/11 18/03
28.4 Thornton North Jn 17/23 18/12
33.3 Kirkcaldy 17/30 18.20 ~ 18.32
39.1 Burntisland 17/38 18/43
46.1 Inverkeithing 17/50 18/58
49.7 Dalmeny 18/00 19/02
54.5 Winchburgh Jn 18/17 19/17
59.5 Linlithgow 18/24 19/24
64.3 Polmont 18/30 19/30
67.3 Falkirk Grahamston 18/35 19/36
69.0 Carmuirs East Jn 18/39 19/39
69.5
0.00
Larbert 18L40 ~ 18L47 Larbert Jn
19.43 ~ 19.53
? Carmuirs West Jn 18/48 19/55
? Greenhill Lower Jn 18/51 19/59
? Greenhill Upper Jn 18/52 ?
? Lenzie 19/02 DIV
? Cowlairs West Jn 19/10 DIV
? Parkhead North Jn 19/20 DIV
? Sunnyside Jn 19/33 DIV
? Cumbernauld DIV 20/08
? Garnqueen North Jn DIV 20/14
? Gartsherrie Jn DIV 20/16
? Coatbridge Central DIV 20/20
? Langloan Jn DIV 20/22
? Rutherglen Jn DIV 20/32
? Larkfield Jn DIV 20/39
?
0.0
Glasgow Central 20.16a ~ 10.00d 20.44 ~ 10.19
? Rutherglen East Jn 10/07 10/28
? Carmyle 10/10 ?
? Langloan Jn 10/23 10/37
? Coatbridge Jn 10/26 ?
? Coatbridge Central 10c28 ~ 10c30 10.38 ~ 10.39
? Garnqueen North Jn 10/35 10/43
? Greenhill Lower Jn 10/45 10/52
? Carmuirs West Jn 10/48 10/55
?
0.0
Larbert 10L50 ~ 11L10 11.00 ~ 11.27
0.5 Carmuirs East Jn 11/13 11/30
2.2 Falkirk Grahamston 11/17 11/33
5.3 Polmont 11/27 11/42
10.0 Linlithgow 11/37 11/51
15.0 Winchburgh Jn 11/47 12/00
19.7 Newbridge Jn 11/56 ?
25.8 Haymarket West Jn 12/08 12/17
26.2 Gorgie Jn 12/10 12/18
32.1 Niddrie West Jn 12/27 12/42
33.4 Portobello Jn 12/30 12/46
36.6
0.00
Edinburgh Waverley 12w38a ~ 13w10d 12.55 ~ 13.38
1.2 Haymarket 13/14 13/43
2.3 Slateford Jn 13/17 13/48
12.2 Midcalder Jn 13/47 14/11
21.1 Breich 14*19 ~ 14*24 14p35 ~ 15p15
23.9 Benhar Jn 14/34 ?
26.7 Shotts 14w44a ~ 15w14d 15/34
33.6 Holytown Jn 15/33 ?
34.2 Mossend East Jn 15/35 15/57
34.6 Mossend South Jn 15/37 15/58
35.5
0.0
Braidhurst Loop 15L40 ~ 15L57 16.04 ~ 16.13
0.6 Motherwell 16/00 16.15 ~ 16.16
? Carstairs 16/14 16/35
50.0 Beattock 16/37 ?
80.8 Gretna Jn 17/01 17/20
89.5 Carlisle 17.08a ~ 17.11d 17.27 ~ 17.32
139.5 Oxenholme 17/57 18/11
? Carnforth ? 18/19
? Lancaster ? 18/23
179.6 Preston 18/22 18/38
? Wigan North Western ? 18/49
206.5 Warrington Bank Quay 18/45 18/58
? Weaver Jn ? 19/03
? Winsford ? 19/09
230.5 Crewe 19.10a 19.17


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