The magic of the Highland Line, Perth-Inverness

 

Having relations in Inverness greatly helped in my Highland line trips when i was young. My first trip Highland line was in July 59 but no gen on that one! Once travelled on the Highland line, keeps calling ye back, so as shown below i done a few trips over the years.

There is everything here from rover leaps, failures, sleeper moves and more. Motive power also varies down the years too. My recent March 2017 S25 run brought my 119th loco over the highland line, not bad for a Bedfordshire resident!

 

 

The 70's

 

5330}  Queen St-Inverness                                                     -/8/71

5333}                                                                                      -/8/71

5340}  Inverness-Perth                                                           1/8/72

5344}                                                                                      1/8/72

5116}  Perth-Inverness                                                           1/8/72

5333}                                                                                      1/8/72

5344}  Inverness-Waverly                                                      4/8/72

5333}                                                                                      4/8/72

24130}            Queen St-Inverness                                                     31/7/75

26033}                                                                                                31/7/75

47193# Perth-Inverness          0940 Euston-Inverness           2/8/75

#          caught fire on arrival at Inverness

26021}            Inverness-Queen St     2345 Inverness-Glasgow        3/8/75

27011}                                                                                                3/8/75

40061  Perth-Inverness                                                           4/8/75

24116}            Queen St-Inverness                                                     6/8/75

26012}                                                                                                6/8/75

24113}            Inverness-Queen St                                                     7/8/75

26014}                                                                                                7/8/75

26025}            Queen St-Inverness                                                     9/8/75

26011}                                                                                                9/8/75

40115  Inverness-Eastfield                                                     13/8/75

47467  Moss End-Inverness   0940 Euston-Inverness                                   29/1/76

47467  Inverness-Moss End   1030 Inverness-Euston                                   4/2/76

40123# Perth-Tomatin            1740 Edinburgh-Inverness                              1/9/77

#          failed on full power with a loud bang.          

26013  Tomatin-Inverness      1740 Edinburgh-Inverness                              1/9/77

25078}            Inverness-Perth           0815 Inverness-Glasgow                                3/9/77

25233}                                                                                                                        3/9/77

26031}            Haymarket-Inverness  1740 Edinburgh-Inverness                              3/9/77

26034}                                                                                                                        3/9/77

25227}            Inverness-Perth           2345 Inverness-Glasgow/Edinburgh              4/9/77

25241}                                                                                                                        4/9/77

26028}            Waverly-Inverness      2305 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness              6/9/77

25076}                                                                                                                        6/9/77

40050  Perth-Inverness           1740 Edinburgh-Inverness                              7/9/77

47427  Inverness-Perth           1030 Inverness-Euston                                   8/9/77

40050  Perth-Inverness           1740 Edinburgh-Inverness                              8/9/77

47516  Inverness-Moss End   1030 Inverness-Euston                                   9/9/77

40167  Perth-Inverness           1740 Edinburgh-Inverness                              9/9/77

40050  Inverness-Perth           0815 Inverness-Glasgow                                10/9/77

26012}            Perth-Inverness           1740 Edinburgh-Inverness                              10/9/77

26043}                                                                                                                        10/9/77

40167  Inverness-Edinburgh   2345 Inverness-Edinburgh/Glasgow              11/9/77

47274  Perth-Inverness           2320 Glasgow/Edinburgh-Inverness              13/9/77

The 80's

 

47141  Inverness-Aviemore    0815 Inverness-Glasgow                                25/9/80

40081  Aviemore-Newtonmore  0945 Inverness-Edinburgh                          25/9/80

47104  Newtonmore-Aviemore  0905 Glasgow-Inverness                            25/9/80

47544  Aviemore-Inverness    0945 Edinburgh-Inverness                              25/9/80

47544  Inverness-Kingussie    1642 Inverness-Edinburgh                              25/9/80

40081  Kingussie-Aviemore   1525 Edinburgh-Inverness                              25/9/80

47472  Aviemore-Inverness    0935 Euston-Inverness                                   25/9/80

40165  Inverness-Aviemore    0945 Inverness-Edinburgh                              26/9/80

47550  Aviemore-Kingussie   1040 Inverness-Euston                                   26/9/80

47011  Kingussie-Aviemore   0905 Glasgow-Inverness                                26/9/80

47210  Aviemore-Inverness    0945 Edinburgh-Inverness                              26/9/80

47467  Perth-Inverness           0935 Euston-Inverness                                   29/5/81

47053  Inverness-Perth           0815 Inverness-Glasgow                                1/6/81

47419# Edinburgh-Blair Athol (m/p 34) 2305 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness 28/5/82

#          failed here

27037  m/p 34-Blair Athol      2305 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness              29/5/82

27111}            Blair Athol-Inverness  2305 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness              29/5/82

27038}                                                                                                                        29/5/82

47403  Inverness-Aviemore    1430 Inverness-Glasgow                                29/5/82

47546  Aviemore-Inverness    1322 Edinburgh-Inverness                              29/5/82

47570  Kircaldy-Dunkeld       1710 Edinburgh-Inverness                              30/5/82

37035}            Dunkeld-Perth                        1745 Inverness-Edinburgh                              30/5/82

47434}                                                                                                                        30/5/82

47109  Perth-Inverness           2305 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness              1/6/82

47160  Inverness-Perth           1430 Inverness-Glasgow                                1/6/82

47570  Larbert-Inverness        1735 Glasgow-Inverness                                2/6/82

26023#} Inverness-Stirling     0830 Inverness-Edinburgh                              3/6/82

26027#}                                                                                                          3/6/82

#          47209 failed on earlier diagram

47469  Stirling-Inverness        2310 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness              2/8/83

47416  Inverness-Perth           1430 Inverness-Glasgow                                2/8/83

47595  Perth-Inverness           2310 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness              10/4/84

47467  Inverness-Perth           1030 Inverness-Euston                                   10/4/84

26003}            Edinburgh-Inverness “Grampian Highlander” 2130 St.Pancras-Inverness RT 171184

26007}           

47096  Perth-Inverness           2325 Edinburgh-Inverness                              27/1/85

37287#} Inverness-Perth        1700 Inverness-Edinburgh                              27/1/85

47096#}                                                                                                                                 

#          delayed 2 hrs at Aviemore awaiting snow plough to clear Drumochter

47546  Perth-Inverness           2305 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness              29/1/85

47469  Inverness-Blair Athol  2350 Inverness-Glasgow/Edinburgh              29/1/85

47610  Blair Athol-Inverness  2305 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness              30/1/85

47467  Inverness-Queen St     1220 Inverness-Glasgow                                30/1/85

26041}            Edinburgh-Inverness “Sutherland Highlander” 1710 Cardiff-Thurso Railtour 4/5/85

26032}                                                                                                                              

26032}            Inverness-Edinburgh “Sutherland Highlander” 1225 Thurso-Cardiff Railtour  4/5/85                

26041}                                                                                                                                

47614  Perth-Inverness           2330 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness                 12/12/85

47006  Perth-Inverness           1803 Glasgow-Inverness                                 20/6/86

47473  Inverness-Stirling        1650 Inverness-Glasgow                                  22/6/86

47470  Moss End-Inverness   2055 Euston-Inverness                                     18/9/87

47640  Inverness-Moss End   1930 Inverness-Euston                                     27/9/87

47644  Perth-Inverness           2325 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness  14/1/89

47643  Inverness-Queen St     1625 Inverness-Glasgow                    14/1/89

47570  Inverness-Aviemore    1935 Inverness-Euston                       16/1/89

47622  Aviemore-Inverness    1803 Glasgow-Inverness                    16/1/89

47546  Inverness-Queen St     2340 Inverness-Edinburgh/Glasgow  16/1/89

47563  Perth-Blair Athol        2325 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness  18/1/89

47467  Blair Athol-Perth        2340 Inverness-Edinburgh/Glasgow  18/1/89

47641# Pitlochry-Queen St    2340 Inverness-Edinburgh/Glasgow  18/1/89

#          assisted due low power on 47467      

47470  Waverly-Inverness      2325 Edinburgh/Glasgow-Inverness  18/1/89

47644  Inverness-Queen St     0655 Inverness-Glasgow                    19/1/89

 

The 90's

 

47704  Carstairs-Inverness      2205 Euston-Inverness                                   20/6/90

47643  Carstairs-Inverness      2110 Euston-Inverness                                   17/1/91

47518  Inverness-Waverly      1010 Inverness-Euston                                   18/1/91

37285}            Waverly-Inverness      1440 Edinburgh-Inverness                              17/8/92

37251}                                                                                                                        17/8/92

37221  Inverness-Haymarket  1015 Inverness-Edinburgh                              20/8/92

37510}            Waverly-Inverness      2055 Euston-Inverness                                   16/8/93

37113}                                                                                                                        16/8/83

37113}            Inverness-Waverly      2020 Inverness-Euston                                   19/8/93

37510}                                                                                                                        19/8/93

37683}            Carstairs-Inverness      2130 Euston-Inverness                                   18/8/94

37685}                                                                                                                        18/8/94

37427  Inverness-Aviemore    1015 Inverness-Edinburgh                              24/8/94

37262  Inverness-Aviemore    1015 Inverness-Edinburgh                              25/8/94

37088  Aviemore-Inverness    0925 Edinburgh-Inverness                              25/8/94

37184  Inverness-Aviemore    1015 Inverness-Edinburgh                              26/8/94

37184  Inverness-Waverly      1015 Inverness-Edinburgh                              27/8/94

37685}            Waverly -Inverness     2130 Euston-Inverness                                    19/4/95

37240}                                                                                                                        19/4/95

47763  Waverly -Inverness     2130 Euston-Inverness                                   16/5/96

47791  Waverly -Inverness     2130 Euston-Inverness                                   27/3/97

47790  Inverness- Waverly     2020 Inverness-Euston                                   30/3/97

47790# Waverly -Inverness    2130 Euston-Inverness                                   25/10/97

#          slipped to stand at Struan (frost)

47773  Struan-Dalwhinnie      2130 Euston-Inverness                                   25/10/97

47790  Inverness-Waverly      2020 Inverness-Euston                                   26/10/97

47790  Waverly-Inverness      2130 Euston-Inverness                                   8/4/98

47767  Inverness-Waverly      2020 Inverness-Euston                                   12/4/98

47565#} Waverly-Inverness   2130 Euston-Inverness                                   29/10/98

47756#}                                                                                                          29/10/98         

#           pilot due leaf fall

47565#} Inverness-Waverly   2020 Inverness-Euston                                   1/11/98

47756#}                                                                                                          1/11/98

#           pilot due leaf fall

 

47634  Waverly-Inverness      2110 Euston-Inverness                                   5/4/99

47634  Inverness-Waverly      2020 Inverness-Euston                                   11/4/99

 

The 2000's and beyond

 

47773  Waverly-Inverness      2130 Euston-Inverness                                   20/4/00

47764  Inverness-Waverly      2020 Inverness-Euston                                   23/4/00

47733  Waverly-Dunkeld (fail) 2105 Euston-Inverness                                 24/7/01

47758}            Dunkeld-Inverness      2105 Euston-Inverness                                   24/7/01

47733(d)}

47733 failed Dunkeld

47791}            Inverness-Waverly      2040 Inverness-Euston                                   25/7/01

47733(d)}

67003  Waverly-Inverness      2105 Euston-Inverness                                   8/4/03

67010  Inverness-Waverly      2040 Inverness-Euston                                   10/4/03

67025  Waverly-Inverness      2105 Euston-Inverness                                   25/2/04

67015    Inverness-Waverly    2040 Inverness-Euston                                   26/2/04

67024    Waverly-Inverness    2030 Euston-Inverness                                   2/8/04

67008    Inverness-Waverly    2040 Inverness-Euston                                   6/8/04             

67007    Waverly-Inverness    2115 Euston-Inverness                                   01/3/05

67008  Inverness-Waverly      2040 Inverness-Euston                                   03/3/05

67009    Waverly-Inverness    2115 Euston-Inverness                                   28/2/06

67014     Inverness-Waverly   2040 Inverness-Euston                                   03/3/06

67015    Waverly-Inverness    2115 Euston-Inverness                                   15/8/06

67004    Inverness-Waverly    2040 Inverness-Euston                                   17/8/06

67012    Waverly-Inverness    2013 Euston-Inverness                                   27/2/07

67012   Inverness-Waverly     2040 Inverness-Euston                                   1/3/07

40145  Linlithgow-Georgemas Jn       2159 Linlithgow-Thurso Railtour       23/6/07

67009     Inverness-Waverly   2040 Inverness-Euston                                   26/6/07

67030  Waverly-Inverness      2115 (23/01) Euston - Inverness                     24/1/08

67011  Waverly - Inverness    2115 (18/2) Euston -Inverness                        19/02/08

67011  Inverness - Waverly    2040 (22/2) Inverness-Euston                         22/02/08

67007  Waverly - Inverness    2115 (21/7)  Euston - Inverness                      22/07/08

67007  Inverness - Waverly    2038 Inverness - Euston                                 25/07/08

67009  Waverly-Inverness      2115 (22/1) Euston - Inverness                       22/01/09

67030  Inverness-Waverly      2038 Inverness-Euston                                   23/01/09

67011  Waverly-Inverness      2115 (09/3) Euston-Inverness                         10/3/09

67011  Inverness-Waverly      2038 Inverness-Euston                                   12/3/09

67009  Waverly - Inverness    2116 (18/1) Euston-Inverness                         19/01/10

67011  Inverness-Waverly      2046 Inverness-Euston                                   22/01/10

67007  Inverness-Waverly      2046 Inverness-Euston                                   20/01/11

67007  Waverly-Inverness      2115 (14/2) Euston-Inverness                         15/02/11

67007  Inverness-Waverly      2046 Inverness-Euston                                   17/02/11

67030  Waverly-Inverness      2055(10/7) Euston-Inverness                          11/07/11

67004  Inverness-Waverly      2046 Inverness-Euston                                   14/07/11         

67030  Inverness-Waverly      2046 Inverness-Euston                                   16/11/11

67024  Waverly-Inverness      2115(16/1) Euston-Inverness                          17/1/12

67024  Inverness-Waverly      2047 Inverness-Euston                                   19/1/12

67011  Waverly-Inverness      2115(24/4) Euston-Inverness                          25/04/12

67027  Inverness-Waverly      2044 Inverness-Euston                                   24/01/13

67004  Waverly-Inverness      2115 (9/10) Euston - Inverness                       10/10/13

67030  Inverness-Waverly      2044 Inverness-Euston                                   15/10/13  

67004  Waverly - Inverness    2115 (15/1) Euston – Inverness                        16/1/14

67009  Inverness - Waverly    2044 Inverness – Euston                                  20/1/14

67011  Edinburgh - Inverness 2115 (5/3) Euston - Inverness                        6/3/14

37259}   Crewe - Kyle 1Z50 0140 Crewe - Kyle "Lochalsh Highlander" RT  25/4/14

37423}

37423}   Kyle - Crewe 1Z51 1608 Kyle - Crewe Rtn Railtour                         25/4/14     37259}

67028  Waverly - Inverness    2057(18/1) Euston - Inverness            19/1/15

67015  Waverly - Inverness    2116 (2/3) Euston - Inverness             3/3/15  

67007}  Waverly - Inverness  2116 (21/10) Euston - Inverneess         22/10/15

67011}

67007}   Aviemore - Inverness 2116 (23/10) Euston - Inverness       24/10/15

67011}

67015  Waverly - Inverness    2057 (28/2) Euston - Invernness           29/02/16

67012  Waverly - Inverness    2028 (1/5) Euston- Inverness              2/5/16

67012  Inverness - Waverly    2044 (2/5) Inverness - Euston             2/5/16

66733}   Waverley - Inverness 2057 (8/1) Euston - Inverness           9/1/17  <

73971(idling)}

67013  Waverley - Inverness  2115 (14/3) Euston - Invernesss           15/3/17           

 

 

Highland Line - Phot Spot

 

additional images are linked in the text.

 

 

 26003 and 26007 thrash North towards Drumochter with the epic "Grampian Highlander" tour on 171184

 

 37113 and 37510 with the motorail vans that topped the 2020 Inverness - Euston on 190893

 

 40145 at Perth with the epic Linlithgow - Thurso SRPS tour early on 230607

 

 47467 looking good at Perth working the 1030 Inverness - Euston "Clansman" on 100484

 

 66733 and an ehing 73971 at Inverness with S25 on 090117

 67013 at Inverness after working North on 1S25 on 150317

 

 

 

The list

           

24113/116/130                                                                                                            3

25076/078/227/233/241                                                                                              5

26003/007/011/012/013/014/021/023/025/027/028/030/031/032/033/034/040/041/043/044 20

27011/037/038/111                                                                                                     4

37035/088/113/184/221/240/251/259/262/285/287                                                    11

37510/683/685                                                                                                            3

37423/427                                                                                                                   2

40050/061/081/115/123/145/165/167                                                                         8

47006/011/053/096/104/109/141/160/193/274                                                           10

47403/416/419/427/434/467/469/470/472/473/516/518/544/546/550//563/565/570/595/610/

614/ 622/634/640/641/643/644                                                                                   26

47704/733/756/758/763/764/773/790/791                                                                  9

66733                                                                                                                          1

67003/4//7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/24/25/27/28/30                                                      16

73971                                                                                                                          1

TOTAL                                                                                                                       119     

 

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