Steaming into Glasgow

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Steaming into Glasgow

Postby Alycidon » Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:55 am

For those of you partial to the nostalga created by a Steam Locomotive. Next Saturday 3rd September

5Z18 0600 Glasgow Works - Glasgow Queen Street

Glasgow Works 0600
Springburn 0614
Cowlairs Sth Jnc 0617
Glasgow QS 0622 (plt 7)

1Z18 0634 Glasgow Queen Street - Fort William
Steam loco + 7 + banker to Cowlairs Nth Jnc

Glasgow QS 0634 (plt 7)
Cowlairs Sth Jnc 0639
Cowlairs Wst Jnc 0641
Cowlairs Nth Jnc 0643/0653 (detach banker)
Westerton 0705
Dalmuir 0715
Dumbarton Cent 0724/0727 (plt 2)
Fort William 1309

1Z22 1000 Fort William - Glasgow QS

Fort William 1000
Craigendoran Jnc 1435
Dumbarton Cent 1456/1459
Dalmuir 1512
Westerton 1525
Cowlairs Nth Jnc 1531
Glasgow QS 1539 (plt 7)

5Z23 1612 Glasgow QS - Glasgow Works

Glasgow QS 1612
Cowlairs Sth Jnc 1615
Springburn 1617
Glasgow Works 1627

Simplified this means that the steam loco will be in Queen Street Station between 06:22 and 06:34 on Saturday (bit early for me) and 15:39 and 16:12 on Sunday, when I most definately will be there.
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Postby Fossil » Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:16 pm

Cheers for the info Alycidon.. I might make it along on Sunday

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Re: Steaming into Glasgow

Postby downward_spiral » Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:46 pm

Thanks Jim.

Out of interest, when was the last time GQS saw a steam loco?

Typical they have it the same day as the 303 is due to be out working at Bo'ness! Dilemmas..

Any idea what the bank engine will be?

Cheers,

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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:08 pm

Clocked this gin palace on rails 'steaming' out of glasgow earlier this morning full of rich kahnts. :x

Any Idea how much a trip on this costs or as I suspect POA !


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PS: if my mates are watching. I was taking a pic of the building in the background for another project. The train just happened along! Honest tae god! I swear it! :oops: ::):
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Postby Alycidon » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:12 pm

Last time a locomotive was in Queen Street was on the 3rd of October 1993 when L.N.E.R. class A4 pacific no. 60009 "Union of South Africa" worked out of the station on the Glasgow to Edinburgh centenery specials. (Incidentally that was the day the photograph that my avatar was based on was taken). That shot was from around the top of Cowlairs bank with the locomotive working wrong line. Sundays locomotive is ex LMS Black 5 No. 45407, with class 37 diesel 37261 earmarked for banking and ECS (sorry empty coaching stock) workings.
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Postby Alycidon » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:15 pm

Standard Journeys on the Royal Scotsman
Wee Dram (1 night) £590
Highland (2 nights) £1,480
Western (3 nights) £2,090
Classic (4 nights) £2,740
Grand West Highland (5 nights)
*Book the combined Western and Highland tours and receive a 10% discount £3,220
Grand North West (7 nights)
*Book the combined Classic and Western tours and receive a 10% discount £4,350.

Thats per head by the way!!
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Postby thecatsmother » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:35 pm

If I'm feeling particularly masochistic I might cycle along the towpath to Westerton on Saturday. Otherwise it's Sunday at Queen Street.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:59 pm

Alycidon wrote:Standard Journeys on the Royal Scotsman
Wee Dram (1 night) £590
Highland (2 nights) £1,480
Western (3 nights) £2,090
Classic (4 nights) £2,740
Grand West Highland (5 nights)
*Book the combined Western and Highland tours and receive a 10% discount £3,220
Grand North West (7 nights)
*Book the combined Classic and Western tours and receive a 10% discount £4,350.

Thats per head by the way!!


Cheers for the info Alycidon not that I'll be making a booking in the near future @ those prices.

Fortunately I've had the opportunity of the 'Best' seat on the Scotsman a number of years ago working it down to Ayr and back of all places.

And the punters even chipped in £20 for the Crew when we changed over at Polmadie! 8)

It was soon pissed up the wall in the 'International' on Aikenhead Road IIRC. ::):

I bet that doesn't happen now. The Tip that is 8O ::):
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Postby Alycidon » Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:30 pm

For those who didn't make it I have posted my photographs on my photopic site - enjoy. http://jameshowie6771.fotopic.net/c678310_1.html

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Postby thecatsmother » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:14 am

I was there... you have my right arm in one of your shots ;)

I'll try and get some pics up later today.
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Postby thecatsmother » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:13 pm

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first sight

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a bit closer

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Embdy got a lens cloth?

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time flies by when you're the driver of a train

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Bye, then......
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Postby yoker brian » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:01 pm

Thecatsmother

You must have been standing just in front of me when you took your first pic,

I was halfway along the platform near the youngish couple with the two kids.

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