Up Scotland, January 2015
quick trip North on the Sleeper returning South on Easy Jet. After the stormy
weather the previous week i was rewarded with blue skies,
snow, penetrating wind and severe cold...Fantastic!
The sleepers power
(90029) was miles off the end of platform 1 but this blocks view of 90021 in
Scotrail livery was ok.
world at a very dark Dalwhinnie. Icicles hang from the door lights and a fair
bit of snow too
Due to a delayed
Kings X bound HST on the normal platform 1 67028 looks good on the blocks with
of Lochalsh, 190115
The Kyle line
has a magic of its own in winter, few tourists, no coach parties, highly recommended!
43313 with 43239
out of sight leave a freezing Aviemore with the 0755 Inverness - Kings X
From the same
footbridge viewpoint was this impressive view of the Cairngorms with sun rising
behind the plateau
classmate head North for Inverness with a service from Edinburgh
The older order at the
Strathspey shed with 26025 and 27106 which was moving around earlier on 2001.
37611 on a Carlisle - Georgemas empty flask working
After a 40 minute
check for passing units 37611 leaves Carrbridge on the climb to Scholdt.
Carrbridge is a
freight hotspot it seems, as 20 minutes later, with a freindly toot, 66427
passes with the Inverness - Mossend "Tesco empties"
Aviemore with the 2130 Euston - Inverness sleeper in April 99. From April 2015
Serco replace Scotrail on the sleepers and a rumoured interim move may see 47's
back on some sleeper duties. The privitised railway!
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