In Part 1: London-York-Edinburgh with Bittern and Oliver Cromwell. To Aberdeen and Inverness with Scots Guardsman, Inverness to The Kyle with 5305 then back to Glasgow with Scots Guardsman. Meanwhile The Great Marquess worked to Fort William and Mallaig and back.
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Bolton Percy; Colton Junction.
York–Edinburgh, 70013 Oliver Cromwell
Darlington; Bradbury; Durham; Cheswick; Berwick-upon-Tweed; Lamberton.
Sun 22nd Train 1: Edinburgh–Aberdeen–Inverness, 46115 Scots Guardsman
Queensferry; North Queensferry; Markinch; Lunan Bay; Insch to Wardhouse; Tillytarmont; Boat o’ Brigg; Elgin; Forres; Brodie Castle; Inverness. After crossing the Forth Bridge, the train divided, with 46115 continuing to Aberdeen and Inverness, while 61994 proceeded to Fort William, via Stirling and the outskirts of Glasgow.
Train 2: Thornton Junction–Fort William, 61994 The Great Marquess
Culross; Crianlarich; LochTulla / Achallader. 61994 was struggling with a badly clinkered fire. Running more than an hour late she had to stop at the top of the climb from Loch Lomond for a “blow up” before easing down the hill into Crianlarich, where more time was taken up cleaning the fire. The sun was setting and Laurie was on the point of giving up when the train finally appeared above Bridge Of Orchy.
Mon 23rd Train 1: Inverness – Kyle of Lochalsh, Black Five 45305
Beauly; Fodderty to Achterneed; Gorstan (near Garve); Corriemoille; Achanalt; Loch Gowan; Attadale; Kyle of Lochalsh; Stromferry; Glen Carron; Loch a’ Chuilinn; Muir of Ord to Beauly.
Train 2: Fort William–Mallaig, 61994 The Great Marquess
Glenfinnan; Morar; Mallaig; LochEilt.
Tue 24th Train 2: Fort William – Glasgow, 61994 The Great Marquess
Horseshoe Curve; Crianlarich.
Train 1: Inverness – Aviemore – Glasgow, 46115 Scots Guardsman
Culloden; Tomatin & Findhorn Viaducts; leaving Aviemore; Drumochter; Dunkeld & Birnam; Birnam Wood; Byres of Murthly; Forteviot to Dunning; Aberuthven; Auchterarder.