Up Scotland, March 2015
A far too quick trip North of the border
to sample the sleeper under Scotrail operation for the last time.
Coincided with a good dump of fresh snow
from Gleneagles to Achnashellach ....Sample the sleeper before
it perhaps becomes even more of a "yuppie
express" on April 1st.
snow still covers the Aviemore semaphores as 67015 awaits departure time. March
at Aviemore Strathspey awaits the thaw! March 3rd 2015
pleased to get old WSMR/Chiltern legend 67015 "Dave" back to the "ness"
again. "Spring" weather aplenty on March 3rd 2015!
In time honoured
style the Inverness pilot 08788 backs on to release the sleeper stock March 3rd
2015. From April 1st sleeper
heavy maintenance will no longer be carried out at Inverness, as far as i know.
27055 at a
seriously wintry Inverness on January 27th 1985 with the 0805 Lairg papers
looking a bit rough at Garve! March 3rd 2015
Better Garve weather
on June 21st 1986 with 37417 on the 0655 Inverness - Kyle
Kyle scene except for the power. The snow was down to sea level on Skye. The
power is 158709
just arrived with the 0855 ex Inverness on March 3rd 2015. Early March still
sees light loads with no rancid coach parties filling the train. After Easter
vile wedges on the Kyle begin for 6 months...
43314 with 43208 round the corner
leaves Aviemore with the 0755 Inverness - Euston on March 4th 2015, the service
is now part of "Virgin East Coast", more progress!.
The mighty Cairn Lochan from the path
to Chalamain, a frozen Cairngorm world! March 4th 2015.
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