Up Scotland, Oct 2014

 A quick trip North of the border. Autumn yellows and reasonable weather the whole time. Less tourists festering around by then too!

16101491020r.jpg  We opted for the East Coast to head North for a change, 91020 with the 1100 Edinburgh at the Cross, 161014

161014670091815gledr.jpg The “Fife Circle” still gives the Cardenrens of the kingdom a proper train. 67009 back at Waverly with the 1815 ex Glenrothes 161014

16101467005r.jpg 67005 stabled in the bay at the ast end of Waverly, 161014

17100467011r.jpg The right away for 67011 at Rannoch with the 0450 Edinburgh-Fort William sleeper portion on 171014

17101467011cr.jpg Lots of browns and yellows over Rannoch Moor as 67011 heads North, 171014

17101445407r.jpg 45407 about to darken the skies of Charlie’s Bridge, Fort William with the 1015 to Mallaig, 171014

17101467011fwr.jpg 67011 at Fort William prior to working 1M16 1950 Fort William - Edinburgh portion on 171014. This portion now calls at Queen St low level and also offers loco haulage mileage along the Aidrie-Bathgate-Edinburgh Waverly line  

181014156456r.jpg 156456 approaches Tyndrum Lower with the 0804 Glasgow - Oban on 181014. The “Tyndrum leap” is part of railway folklore, a feature to follow.

181014156492r.jpg With the booked seagull upfront, 156492 awaits departure time at Mallaig with the 1815 to Fort William, 181014

19101457316r.jpg 57316 tailing with 57314 up front with a return Statesman Rail weekender to High Wycombe at a soggy Fort William 191014

211014158706n3r.jpg 158706 and 158703 with the 1754 Inverness- Wick/Kyle at Dingwall. An evening leap to Dingwall is a must to rake in the Highlands finest chippie, shame its shut on Mondays like today, 201014!

25018537111r.jpg Archive Crianlarich. Back on 250185 with snow all around heres 37111 on the 0840 Fort William - Glasgow steaming nicely

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