Vol 49: The Cathedrals Explorer 2012

The Cathedrals Explorer 2012, 18th-25th May 2012

Catherdrals Explorer 2012 Front CoverAn 8-day tour from London to Scotland, with steam haulage to Edinburgh, Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh,  Aberdeen and back to London.


  • 70000 Britannia
  • 60163 Tornado
  • 4464 Bittern
  • 61994 The Great Marquess
  • 6201 Princess Elizabeth

YouTube clips:
Day 2: Bittern at Burnmouth & Tornado in Glen Garry
Day 6: Bittern on the Forth Bridge

Available on Blu-ray and DVD.


Fri 18-May

70000:  Staines-Redhill, Tonbridge-S Bromley-London Victoria. Hackhurst, near Gomshall; Grosvenor Bridge, London.

60163:  Victoria-Peterborough-Durham. Grosvenor Bridge, London; Welwyn; Burton-le-Coggles, near the top of Stoke Bank; Weston, near Newark; Bawtry; Bradbury, near Sedgefield.

Sat 19-May

4464: Durham-Perth. Berwick-on-Tweed; Burnmouth; North Queensferry; Hilton Junction, near Perth.

61994: Thornton Junction-Aviemore-Inverness (light engine). Guay, near Dunkeld; Dalnamein Lodge, Glen Garry.

60163: Perth-Inverness. Glen Garry: Dalnacardoch, Dalnaspidal; Dalwhinnie; Kingussie; Slochd; Moy; Inverness.

Sun 20-May

61994: Inverness-Kyle of Lochalsh & return. Fodderty; Loch Achanalt; Loch Gowan; Glen Carron; Loch Sgamhain; Rogie.

Mon 21-May

61994: Inverness-Aviemore-Thornton Junction (light engine). Culloden Moor;  Findhorn Viaduct, Tomatin; Kingussie; Loch Insh, Kincraig.

Tue 22-May

60163: Inverness-Aberdeen-Dundee-Edinburgh. Milburn Yard, Inverness; Alves, near Forres; Gartley; Kennethmont; Tay Bridge from Newport-on-Tay; Forth Bridge from Queensferry.

Wed 23-May

4464: Edinburgh-Stirling-Edinburgh. Forth Bridge from North Queensferry; Lumphinnans, near Cowdenbeath; Culross; Kincardine; Linlithgow.

Thu 24-May

4464: Edinburgh-Carlisle-Settle-Hellifield. Linhouse Glen Viaduct, near Livingstone; Carstairs; Lamington; Lockerbie; Crosby Garrett.

Fri 25-May

6201: Hellifield-Chesterfield-Melton Mowbray-Luton-Victoria. Hellifield; Welland Viaduct, Harringworth.



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