18th - 20th September 1981

F & W Tours
The Ayr Aberdonian

Locos Used 27012, 37026, 40024, 40034, 40150, 47077, 50010 & 82006

Route :

Date Loco Route
18/09 50010 Plymouth Exeter Taunton Bristol Temple Meads Bristol Parkway Gloucester
18/09 50010 Gloucester Cheltenham Spa Worcester Shrub Hill Bromsgrove Kings Norton Birmingham New Street
19/09 82006 Birmingham New Street Soho South Jn Perry Barr North Jn Bescot Bushbury Jn Stafford Crewe Wigan North Western Preston Carlisle
19/09 40024 Carlisle Dumfries Kilmarnock Ayr Stranraer Harbour
19/09 27012 Stranraer Harbour shunt release
19/09 40024 Stranraer Harbour Ayr Kilmarnock
19/09 40024 Kilmarnock Barrhead Polmadie Mossend Yard Gartcosh Jn Cowlairs West Jn
19/09 37026 Cowlairs West Jn Greenhill Upper Jn Stirling Perth Stanley Jn Forfar
19/09 37026 Forfar Stanley Jn Perth Ladybank Kirkaldy Inverkeithing East Jn - Inverkeithing North Jn  Cowdenbeath Thornton West Jn Ladybank Dundee Montrose Aberdeen
20/09 37026 Aberdeen Dundee Kirkaldy Haymarket Edinburgh Waverley
20/09 40034 Edinburgh Waverley Midcalder Carstairs East Jn Lockerbie Carlisle
20/09 40150 Carlisle Hexham Newcastle
20/09 40150 Newcastle Gateshead Pelaw Jn Washington Darlington York
20/09 47077 York Moorthorpe Rotherham Sheffield Chesterfield Toton Trent Jn Derby
20/09 47077 Derby Burton-on-Trent Lichfield Walsall Bescot Aston Birmingham New Street (reverse of outward route) - Gloucester
20/09 47077 Gloucester (reverse of outward route) - Plymouth

Source : Ian Monkton (joined/left train at Bristol Temple Meads)

Photo Review


40024 runs round at Stranraer Harbour (photo: Ian Jordan)


37026 Photo-stop at Couper Angus on the Forfar branch (photo: Ian Jordan)


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