Out of the Ordinary
Saturday 22nd September 2018
Day Three is an early start from Motherwell heading into Mossend Reception lines where some remarshalling of locomotives will take place. On departure from Mossend a Class 56 (kindly supplied by Colas Rail) will be leading, with a single Class 73/1 tucked behind and operating in tandem where appropriate. We will pick up at Dalmuir then head down the West Highland Line to Fort William where we expect to arrive late morning for a break of around 1 hour.
The return from Fort William will feature the Class 56 working solo, back up the West Highland Line, through Glasgow, round the Hamilton circle and back into Mossend. A brief pause here to re-attach the second Class 73/1 to the rear, and then with the Class 56 still leading we head via Cumbernauld, Falkirk and the Forth Bridge to Rosyth Down Loop (Inverkeithing). Here we’ll reverse and the two 73/1s will then lead us over the Forth Bridge and into Edinburgh Waverley. At Edinburgh we will replace the Class 56 with an electric locomotive and head back to Glasgow Central via Linlithgow, Cumbernauld, Coatbridge and Carmyle - rare routes for AC locomotives.
Provisional Timings and Route
Station Calls are shown in BOLD
Motherwell - Mossend Reception - Sunnyside Junction - Glasgow Queen Street Low Level - Anniesland - Westerton - Dalmuir (pick up) - Helensburgh Upper - Crianlarich - Rannoch - Fort William (reverse) - Rannoch - Crianlarich - Helensburgh Upper - Anniesland - Glasgow Central Low Level - Newton - Hamilton - Motherwell (set down) - Mossend Reception - Cumbernauld - Linlithgow - Dalmeny Junction - Rosyth Down Loop (reverse) - Dalmeny Junction - Edinburgh Waverley
Edinburgh Waverley - Linlithgow - Cumbernauld - Carmyle - Glasgow Central
All details here are provisional and subject to final confirmation. Timings are subject to Network Rail validation. Locomotives will be subject to availability in real time. All reasonable endeavors will be made to cover the planned route and to provide the advertised locomotives, however we reserve the right to amend the plan should circumstances dictate.
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