29th & 30th August 1981

Branch Line Society
Scottish Weekend (Ayrshire Wanderer / Ayr & Stranraer)

DMU Used 29/08: 51988+59786+52013
30/08: 51529+59685+51787

Route 29/08 'Ayrshire Wanderer' : 1Z25 throughout

Date DMU Route
29/08 as listed Glasgow Central - Shields Road - Cardonald Jn - Shieldhall Yard
29/08 as listed Shieldhall Yard - Cardonald Jn - Shields Jn - Maxwell Jn - Terminus Jn - Muirhouse Central Jn - Maxwell Park - Barrhead - Lugton - Giffen (MoD)
29/08 as listed Giffen (MoD) - Lugton
29/08 as listed Lugton - Stewarton - Kilmarnock - Riccarton (to Gates of Oil Depot)
29/08 as listed Riccarton - Kilmarnock
29/08 as listed Kilmarnock - Mauchline Jn
29/08 as listed Mauchline Jn - Annbank Jn
29/08 as listed Annbank Jn - Killoch Colliery
29/08 as listed Killoch Colliery - Annbank Jn - Newton Jn - Ayr Harbour
29/08 as listed Ayr Harbour - Falkland Jn - Lochgreen Jn - (via Troon station avoiding route) - Barassie - Irvine - Kilwinning Jn
29/08 as listed Kilwinning Jn - Dubbs Jn - South Beach - Hunterston Low level Sidings
29/08 as listed Hunterston Low Level Sidings - Ardrossan South Beach - Stevenston No.1 - Misk (ICI Ardeer)
29/08 as listed Misk (ICI Ardeer) - Stevenston No.1 - South Beach - Ardrossan Harbour
29/08 as listed Ardrossan Harbour - South Beach - Dubbs Jn - Kilwinning - Dalry - Lochside - Elderslie - Paisley Gilmour Street - Shields Jn - Glasgow Central

Route 30/08 'Ayr & Stranraer' : 1Z25 throughout

Date DMU Route
30/08 as listed Ayr - Maybole - Girvan - Barhill - Dunragit - Stranraer Harbour Jn - Stranraer Town
30/08 as listed Stranraer Town - Stranraer Harbour Jn
30/08 as listed Stranraer Harbour Jn - Stranraer Harbour
30/08 as listed Stranraer Harbour - Stranraer Harbour Jn - Dunragit - Barhill - Girvan No.1
30/08 as listed Girvan No.1 - Girvan Goods
30/08 as listed Girvan Goods - Girvan - Maybole - Ayr (2)

Notes :
(1) Sundays train was delayed by a class 40 (light engine) taking the booked path.
(2) Following the official end of the tour participants were able to travel on the unit into Kyle Street carriage sidings.


Neil Boardwell's ticket for the tour.

Sources : Andy Pullar, Greg Beecroft & Kevin Driscoll

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft, Kevin Driscoll & Ian Umpleby)

29/08

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Glasgow Central 10.20d 10.20
1.53 Shields Jn 10/24 10/24
3.79 Cardonald Jn 10/28 10/28
5.19 Shieldhall 10.33 ~ 10.48 10.32 ~ 10.47
6.39 Cardonald Jn 10/53 10/51
8.65 Shields Jn 10/56 10/59
9.31 Terminus Jn 10/58 ?
9.67 Muirhouse Central Jn 11/00 ?
10.06 Muirhouse South Jn 11/01 ?
12.05 Busby Jn 11/05 11/06
16.64 Barrhead 11/09 11/12
23.38 Lugton Jn 11/18 11/24
27.44 Giffen 11.33 ~ 11.43 11.36 ~ 11.49
31.50 Lugton Jn 11.58 ~ 12.04 12.02 ~ 12.04
41.48 Kilmarnock 12.15a ~ 12.17d 12.17 ~ ??.??
42.30 Kay Park Jn 12/19 ?
43.61 Riccarton & Craigie 12.37 ~ 12.45 ?
45.12 Kay Park Jn 13/03 ?
45.74 Kilmarnock 13.05a ~ 13.30d ??.?? ~ 13.40
47.65 Hurlford 13/33 13/43
55.17 Mauchline 13.43 ~ 13.53 14.01 ~ 14.03
61.74 Annbank 14.04 ~ 14.10 14.15 ~ 14.17
69.78 Killoch Colliery 14.38 ~ 14.48 14.38 ~ 14.50
78.02 Annbank 15/16 15/12
82.11 Newton Jn 15/28 15.22 ~ 15.22
82.40 Ayr Harbour 15.35 ~ 15.45 15.25 ~ 15.44
83.22 Falkland Jn 15/53 15/51
87.34 Lochgreen Jn 16/01 15/59
89.39 Barassie Jn 16/04 16/03
93.00 Irvine 16/08 16/10
96.37 Kilwinning Jn 16.13 ~ 16.21 16.19 ~ 16.25
101.05 South Beach 16/28 16.33 ~ 16.34
107.19 Hunterston SB 16t39 ~ 16t41 16/46
110.10 Hunterston LL Sidings 17.04 ~ 17.14 17.00 ~ 17.14
113.01 Hunterston SB 17t37 ~ 17t39 17/28
119.15 South Beach 17/46 17/36
121.53 Stevenston No.1 17t50 ~ 17t52 17.41 ~ 17.46
122.30 Misk 18.05 ~ 18.10 17.50 ~ 18.05
123.07 Stevenston No.1 18t23 18.08 ~ 18.11
125.45 South Beach 18/28 18.17 ~ 18.18
126.36 Ardrossan Harbour 18.37a ~ 18.53d 18.24 ~ 18.53
127.27 South Beach 19/00 18/59
132.41 Kilwinning 19/13 19.05 ~ 19.06
135.70 Dalry 19/18 19/11
142.47 Lochside 19/25 19/18
149.28 Elderslie 19/32 ?
151.65 Paisley Gilmour Street 19.37a ~ 19.38d 19.28 ~ 19.28
152.70 Arkleston Jn 19/40 ?
157.30 Shields Jn 19/47 19/38
159.03 Glasgow Central 19.51a 19.42

30/08

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Ayr 11.40d 12.09   17.22d 17.27
Belmont Jn 11/42 12/11   17/20 17/24
Maybole 11/52 12/24   17/07 17.08 ~ 17.13
Kilkerran 11/58 12/28   17/02 17/01
Girvan 12/07 12.37 ~ 12.37   16/50 ?
Girvan Goods   16.36 ~ 16.46 16.35 ~ 16.46
Girvan No.1 Headshunt   ? 16.31 ~ 16.32
Girvan   16.20a ~ 16.30d 16.19 ~ 16.29
Pinwherry 12/22 12/52   16/06 16/05
Barrhill 12*31 ~ 12*41 13.00 ~ 13.07   16/00 15/59
Glenwhilly 12/54 13.21 ~ 13.35   15/46 15/47
Dunragit 13*07 ~ 13*18 13.50 ~ 13.55   15/30 15/29
Stranraer Harbour Jn 13*35 ~ 13*39 14.02 ~ 14.06   ??/?? 15/22
Stranraer Town 13.43a ~ 13.55d 14.08 ~ ??.??  
Stranraer Harbour Jn 13*59 ~ 14*06 ?  
Stranraer Harbour 14.10a ?   15.20d 15.21


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