30th August 1987

Branch Line Society
The Firth of Lorne

DMU Used 6-cars; 107440 + 101???

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Glagow Central - Rutherglen East Jn - Whifflet North Jn - Mossend - Motherwell
as listed Motherwell - Whifflet South Jn - Sunnyside Jn - Glasgow Queen Street LL - Hyndland - Dalmuir - Crianlarich - Crianlarich Jn
as listed Crianlarich Jn - Crianlarich Lower (1)
as listed Crianlarich Lower - Crianlarich Jn - Loch Awe (2) - Oban
as listed Oban - Loch Awe - Crianlarich - Dumbarton - Dalmuir - Westerton - Cowlairs - Glasgow Queen Street

Notes :
(1) Stopped at point opposite wood yard.
(2) For boat cruise.
(3) Ian Umpleby comments: The units struggled with the West Highland Line gradients with the result that there were prolonged waits to pass service trains at Dalmally and Taynuilt. Upon arrival at Oban passengers were advised that departure would be 20mins later than advertised.


From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.

Sources : Paul Griffin & Ian Umpleby (on the train throiughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual
Glasgow Central 10.00d 10.01
Rutherglen East Jn 10/07 10/16
Langloan Jn 10/20 10/26
Whifflet North Jn 10/24 10/28
Mossend 10/30 ?
Mossend South Jn 10/31 10/33
Motherwell 10.35a ~ 10.45d 10.37 ~ 10.46
Mossend South Jn 10/49 10/49
Mossend 10/50 ?
Whifflet South Jn 10/55 10/53
Sunnyside Jn 11/03 10/59
Shettlestone 11/13 11/12
Bellgrove 11/17 11/16
Glasgow Queen Street LL 11.20a ~ 11.25d 11.18 ~ 11.25
Partick 11/29 11/30
Hyndland 11.31a ~ 11.33d 11.32 ~ 11.33
Clydebank 11/41 11/39
Dalmuir 11/43 11/42
Dumbarton Central 11.50a ~ 11.52d 11.51 ~ 11.52
Craigendoran Jn 12/02 12/05
Garelochhead 12/15 12/20
Glen Douglas 12/24 12/36
Arrochar & Tarbet 12/32 12.44 ~ 12.44
Ardlui 12/44 12/57
Crianlarich 13.00a ~ 13.02d 13.18 ~ 13.19
Crianlarich Jn 13.05 ~ 13.11 13.21 ~ 13.24
Crianlarich Lower 13.15a ~ 13.35d 13.32 ~ 14.05
Crianlarich Jn 13x40 ~ 13x50 14.08 ~ 14.14
Dalmally 14/10 14x41 ~ 15x09
Loch Awe 14.15a ~ 14.17d 15.14 ~ 15.16
Taynuilt 14/30 15x30 ~ 15x55
Oban 14.55a ~ 16.20d
[amended: 16.40d]
16.18a ~ 16.41
Taynuilt 16x45 ~ 16x52 17.09 ~ 17.10
Loch Awe 17.05a ~ 17.07d 17.26 ~ 17.28
Dalmally 17/12 17t36 ~ 17t36
Crianlarich 17.38a ~ 17.50d 18.12 ~ 18.12
Ardlui 18/08 18/25
Arrochar & Tarbet 18/22 18x42 ~ 18x51
Glen Douglas 18x32 ~ 18x39 19.03 ~ 19.06
Garelochhead 18x48 ~ 18x54 19t17 ~ 19t18
Craigendoran Jn 19/07 19/35
Dumbarton Central 19.16a ~ 19.17d 19.45 ~ 19.46
Dalmuir 19/24 19/54
Westerton 19.29a ~ 19.30d 19.58 ~ 19.59
Cowlairs SB 19/38 20/07
Glasgow Queen Street 19.42a 20.12


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