Scottish moves August 1 and 2 1983

Monday August 1st 1983

85040 sped me and many others on a very wedged 1S06 North through the night. When I awoke at Mossend the 2 passengers opposite asked me where we were. On replying Glasgow, they went into a flap. They had hoped to be arriving in Stranraer, but only their bikes in the Stranraer portions van were!

Still they raked in 26010 for haulage into Glasgow Queen St before bailing. More doss on the West Highland slog behind 37108 and 37192, despite being booked for a 20 pilot on Mondays, a pair of 37s was rateable enough. The Tyndrum Upper bail saw "Smudger Smith" of Cornish fame produce. He joined the other 20 or so bashers on the cafe move at Tyndrum. Now being only a plus 50 most bashers opted for a coffee and a roll, Smudger Smith opting for the full breakfast.

Smudger with orange jacket flailing was viewed on the long path from the main road as 37051 left Tyndrum Lower, bowled big time. Later he advised he went back to the cafe for a second breakfast!, before joining the Fort Bill train some 3 hours later!

Later 37039 returned me to Glasgow, then Edinburgh where 27208 dragging a DMU on a Shotts service was the only major interest. 26031 produced on a Dundee-Glasgow before 47469 took me North on the "internal overnight".    

 

85040  1S06 2100 (31/7) Euston-Stranraer/Fort William       Nuneaton - Mossend

                                                            1/8/83 Mo

26010  1S06 2100 Euston-Fort William                                 Mossend - Cowlairs

37081  1S06 2100 Euston-Fort William-shunt                       Queen St shunt

37191    1S06 2100 Euston-Fort William                               Cowlairs - Queen St

37108}   1B07 0600 Glasgow-Mallaig                                   Queen St - Tyndrum U

37192}

 

01088337192n1080600qsmawebr.jpg 37108 and 37192 at Tyndrum U, 010883

 

37051  1T16 0740 Oban-Glasgow                                          Tyndrum L - Arrochar

37191  1B06 0804 Glasgow-Oban                                         Arrochar - Crianlarich

37081  1B10 0834 Glasgow-Mallaig                                      Crianlarich - Bridge of Orchy

010883370810834gmbroforwebr.jpg 37081 at Bridge of Orchy awaiting 1T24 to cross, 010883

37039  1T24 0919 Fort William-Glasgow                              Bridge of Orchy - Queen St

47707  1O43 1400 Edinburgh-Glasgow                                 Queen St - Waverly

27040  2L47 1517 Edinburgh-Dundee                                   Waverly - Kircaldy

27017   2G75 1521 Dundee-Edinburgh                                 Kirkcaldy - Waverly

47426  1M47 1706 Edinburgh-Birmingham                           Waverly - Haymarket

27050     2G84 1621 Dundee-Edinburgh                               Haymarket - Waverly

47708  1800 Edinburgh-Glasgow                                           Waverly - Haymarket

47160  1O54 1715 Glasgow-Edinburgh                                 Haymarket - Waverly

47712  1O56 1830 Edinburgh-Glasgow                                 Waverly - Queen St

47541  1L59 1925 Glasgow-Dundee                                     Queen St - Stirling

26031  2T51 1918 Dundee-Glasgow                                      Stirling - Croy

47570  2P27 2038 Glasgow-Perth                                          Croy - Larbert

DMU   2120 Stirling-Glasgow                                                Larbert - Queen St

47118  2L66 2238 Glasgow-Dundee                                     Queen St - Stirling

Winners: 26010, 37081, 37108, 37039, 47541

Other Gen

47710  1T04 2350 Inverness-Glasgow

47123  1M03 1350 Glasgow-Carlisle

27023  1S37 1240 Carlisle-Glasgow

47426  1S61 0645 Padd-Edinburgh

27012  2L52 1617 Edinburgh-Dundee

27021   2G88 1421 Dundee-Edinburgh        

27021  2L54 1717 Edinburgh-Dundee

27017  2L56 1817 Edinburgh-Dundee

47414  2E21 1716 Edinburgh-Newcastle

27208  1720 Edinburgh-Glasgow C (failed DMU)

01088327208wagcwebr.jpg 27208 at Haymarket dragging a DMU forming the 1720 Edinburgh - Glasgow C (via Shotts), 010883

37190  1T56 1610 Mallaig-Glasgow

47421  1M16 1930 Inverness-Euston

37025  1S81 2050 Carlisle-Perth

Tuesday August 2nd 1983

On arrival at Inverness it was straight onto 47013 for the Elgin leap. 27051 was tucked away here in the good's yard "platform" with the stock to form the 0712 Elgin - Inverness. The guard had herded all the bashers off the inbound non advertised Aberdeen - Elgin service into the rear bays, so i got the front table!

Inverness had a type 4 shortage so the 0848 and 1048 Aberdeen's got 26034/040 and 26030/043 respectively. The second pair was flagged for required 37025 on the Wick which took me to Dingwall for a pint in the "Shunter's bar" adjoining the station.

After a daytime Highland main line run, the famous 2L50 1710 Perth - Arbroath was joined which tonight was load 2 though often it was just load 1. 26032 arrived light engine from Dundee to work the train in style. A Cupar bail later in the evening saw me join a fairly quiet overnight South to Peterborough.  

 

                                                            2/8/83 Tu

47469  1N05 2310 Edinburgh-Inverness                                Stirling - Inverness

47013  1A12 0548 Inverness-Aberdeen                                 Inverness - Elgin

27051  1N08 0715 Elgin-Inverness                                        Elgin - Inverness

26034} 1A22 0848 Inverness-Aberdeen                                Inverness - Forres

26040}

02088326040n0340848iawebr.jpg 26034 and 26040 are classic power on 1A22, 020883

 

                                                                                           

47040  1N13 0755 Aberdeen-Inverness                                 Forres - Inverness

26024  2K08 1045 Inverness-Kyle                                         Inverness- Muir of Ord

02088326024r.jpg 26024 at Inverness with 2K08 as 37260 arrives on 020883  

37025  2K09 1140 Inverness-Wick/Thurso                            Muir of Ord - Dingwall

26041  2N20 1110 Kyle-Inverness                                         Dingwall - Inverness

47416  1T43 1430 Inverness-Glasgow                                   Inverness- Perth

26032  2L50 1710 Perth-Arbroath                                         Perth - Dundee

27021  2G09 1821 Dundee-Edinburgh                                  Dundee- Leuchars

27037  2L54 1717 Edinburgh-Dundee                                   Leuchars - Dundee

02088327017edawebr.jpg 27037 arrives at Leuchars long platform with 2L54, 020883

27037  2G16 1921 Dundee-Edinburgh                                  Dundee - Markinch

27040  2L58 1917 Edinburgh-Dundee                                   Markinch - Cupar

47521  1E41 1920 Aberdeen-Kings X                                   Cupar - Waverly

Winners: 27051, 37025, 26041, 47416, 26032,

Other gen:

37183  2K03 0640 Inverness-Wick               

26041  2K02 0655 Inverness-Kyle

47469  1G57 0830 Inverness-Edinburgh                               

47586  1S05 2210 Euston-Inverness

37260  2N14 0600 Wick/Thurso - Inverness

47489  1T20 1020 Inverness-Glasgow          

47586  1M42 1030 Inverness-Euston                                    

47416  1S07 2200 Euston-Inverness                                                             

26030}   1A27 1048 Inverness-Aberdeen

26043}

 

47013  1N22 1155 Aberdeen - Inverness

47515  1N23 1005 Glasgow-Inverness

47445  1E26 1630 Aberdeen-York

47510  1T50 1655 Aberdeen-Glasgow

47426  1A51 1700 Edinburgh-Aberdeen

47012  2L56 1817 Edinburgh-Dundee

More Aug 83 all line moves to follow

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