Out of the Ordinary
Sunday 23rd September 2018
Day Four, our final day, will start from Glasgow Central with the two 73/1s for a short trip down to Paisley Canal. From Paisley, a Class 47 will take us back to Polmadie Down Holding Sidings, and the 73/1s will then again lead us back into Glasgow Central from where they will take a well earned break.
The Class 47 will then lead the train via the G&SW route through Kilmarnock and Gretna to Carlisle where we will have a locomotive change. 2 x Class 86/6 locomotives (kindly provided by Freightliner) will haul the train from Carlisle to Crewe via the West Coast Main Line.
At Crewe, a further locomotive change will see the 86s give way to two Class 50 locomotives (kindly provided by the Class 50 Alliance), and these fine locomotives will take us forward via Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton, Bescot, Coventry, Banbury, High Wycombe, Neasden Curve and into Hanwell Goods Loop.
The final part of our journey will be the Class 73/1s hauling us for the short journey from Hanwell Loop into London Paddington where our adventure ends.
Provisional Timings and Route
Station Calls are shown in BOLD
Glasgow Central - Paisley Canal (reverse) - Shields Junction - Polmadie Down Holding Sidings (reverse) - Glasgow Central (pick up) - Barrhead - Kilmarnock - Gretna - Carlisle
Carlisle - Penrith - Lancaster - Preston - Wigan - Crewe
Crewe - Shrewsbury - Telford - Wolverhampton - Bescot - Coventry - Leamington - Banbury - High Wycombe - Neasden Curve - Hanwell Goods Loop (reverse) - London Paddington
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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