Scottish Trains Website: Blog http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Scottish Trains Website (Scottish Trains Website) Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:10:00 GMT Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:10:00 GMT http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u1614541-o761250848-50.jpg Scottish Trains Website: Blog http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog 120 90 Adverts for Edinburgh Trams 257 and 273 16.2.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/adverts-for-edinburgh-trams-257-and-273-16-2-18 257 at Ingliston Park and Ride257 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 257 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 The adverts keep on coming for Edinburgh's CAF Urbos 3 trams with 257 and 273 both receiving adverts in the past week for Johnnie Walker's (Diageo) Don't drink and drive campaign.  

Both adverts are identical and are in the usual style of Edinburgh adverts with the full section 3 and 5 covered and the other sections having the area above the windows covered.  

Both trams are expected to retain the adverts until the end of April.   With 257 and 273 receiving their adverts, there is now only 5 of the fleet of 27 trams still in fleet livery: 254, 256, 264, 265 and 268.

In service today was: 252, 253, 255, 257, 258, 261, 264, 267, 273, 274, 275 

257's advert detail257's advert detailSome of the detail of 257's advert 16.2.18 257 at Ingliston Park and Ride257 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 257 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 257 at Ingliston Park and Ride257 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 257 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 257 at Ingliston Park and Ride257 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 257 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18
257 257 257 257
273 at Ingliston Park and Ride273 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 273 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 273 at Ingliston Park and Ride273 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 273 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 273 at Ingliston Park and Ride273 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 273 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 273 at Ingliston Park and Ride273 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 273 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18
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(Scottish Trains Website) 257 273 caf urbos 3 diageo edinburgh trams johnnie walker http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/adverts-for-edinburgh-trams-257-and-273-16-2-18 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:09:36 GMT
First HST power cars in Scotrail Livery at Prestonpans 13.2.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/first-hst-power-cars-in-scotrail-livery-at-prestonpans-13-2-18 43033+43148 at Prestonpans43033+43148 at PrestonpansThe first set of HST powercars in Scotrail livery: 43033 and 43148 pass through Prestonpans with 0S04 Loughborough Brush - Craigentinny 13.2.18 Today, the first pair of Scotrail liveried Class 43's headed north to Craigentinny.  The Dark Blue fronted locos with white sides containing some of the landmarks of the bigger cities from around Scotland passed through Prestonpans around 3.30pm this afternoon.  

43033 and 43148 are seen passing through Prestonpans with 0S04 Loughborough Brush - Craigentinny light engine move.

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(Scottish Trains Website) 43033 43148 hst powercars prestonpans scotrail http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/first-hst-power-cars-in-scotrail-livery-at-prestonpans-13-2-18 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:17:01 GMT
Blackpool Heritage Trams 10.2.18-12.2.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/blackpool-heritage-trams-10-2-18-12-2-18 717 at Fleetwood Ferry717 at Fleetwood Ferry717 is stabled on the loop at Fleetwood Ferry whilst working on a Private Hire 11.2.18 I was in Blackpool for the February holiday weekend and the heritage tram service was in operation.   The blue timetable, which operates between Pleasure Beach and North Pier with 4 journeys to Cabin.

On Saturday, the service began with Balloon 717 and Ex Towing Railcoach 680 (I think), it was swapped over for Brush Car 630 after 1 journey.    717 was on route A (first 2 workings to Cabin of the day) and 630 was on Route B (last 2 Cabin workings). 

680 was later seen stabled in front of the electrical compound at Rigby Road depot.   Centenary car 642 was also spotted on the depot fan complete with a pair of newly repainted trucks.  Also prominent at the front of the depot was Balloon 711, complete with snowploughs.   

It was heat free Sunday as it was absolutely freezing out on the Prom and both trams in service didn't have heaters!   However this was more than made up for by Balloon 715 (route B) being one of the trams! The other was Brush Car 631(Route A) (which had its heaters removed when it had its swingover seats retrofitted).    Balloon 717 was also out, however it was working a Private Hire, which took in Fleetwood and the Pleasure Beach. 

Monday saw a return to heater fitted trams with Brush Car 630 on Route A and Balloon 717 operating on Route B.  There was a depot shunt taking place with Brush Car 632 spending some time on the depot fan and Bolton 66 on Hopton Road.   Over the weekend Flexities 001, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were seen, however there was no sign of 6,7,11,16, 17 and 18.

Day Route A Route B Private Hire
Sat 717 630  
Sun 631 715 717
Mon 630 717  

photographs from the weekend can be found at: http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/p890382945

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(Scottish Trains Website) 630 631 632 642 700 711 715 717 balloon blackpool brush flexity trams http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/blackpool-heritage-trams-10-2-18-12-2-18 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:27:40 GMT
New Caledonian Sleeper Mark 5's at Uddingston 9.2.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/new-caledonian-sleeper-mark-5s-at-uddingston-9-2-18 66414 at Uddingston66414 at Uddingston66414 with 4 new Mark 5 sleeper coaches in tow as well as some coal hoppers for brake force pass through Uddingston with 6X06 Tees Dock - Polmadie 9.2.18 Freightliner's 66414 is seen with 4 new Mark 5 sleeper coaches in tow as well as some coal hoppers for brake force passing through Uddingston with 6X06 Tees Dock - Polmadie 9.2.18

Mark 5 Sleeper coaches at UddingstonMark 5 Sleeper coaches at UddingstonFour of the new Mark 5 Sleeper coaches are seen behind 66414 passing through Uddingston enroute to Polmadie 9.2.18 Mark 5 Sleeper coaches at UddingstonMark 5 Sleeper coaches at UddingstonFour of the new Mark 5 Sleeper coaches are seen behind 66414 passing through Uddingston enroute to Polmadie 9.2.18

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 66414 caledonian sleeper freightliner mark 5 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/new-caledonian-sleeper-mark-5s-at-uddingston-9-2-18 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:41:19 GMT
more photos of Edinburgh Tram 271's advert 3.2.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/more-photos-of-edinburgh-tram-271s-advert-3-2-18 271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park CentralQatar Airways liveried CAF Urbos 271 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 3.2.18 Last Saturday, Edinburgh's CAF Urbos 3 tram 271 became the latest of the Edinburgh fleet to receive an external advert.   This is the first time that 271 has received an external advert.   

The advert is mainly maroon based and continues the tradition of the advert liveried tram of the advert being located along the top of the tram with sections 3 and 5 having full length adverts containing contravision.

271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park CentralQatar Airways liveried CAF Urbos 271 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 3.2.18 271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park CentralQatar Airways liveried CAF Urbos 271 at Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 3.2.18 271 at Ingliston Park and Ride271 at Ingliston Park and RideQatar Airways liveried CAF Urbos 271 departs Ingliston Park and Ride with a York Place - Airport service 3.2.18 advert detail on 271advert detail on 271some of the advert detail of tram 271 3.2.18 271 at Ingliston Park and Ride271 at Ingliston Park and RideQatar Airways liveried CAF Urbos 271 departs Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 3.2.18
271 271 271 271 271

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 271 airways caf urbos 3 edinburgh trams qatar http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/more-photos-of-edinburgh-tram-271s-advert-3-2-18 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:08:55 GMT
Caledonian Sleeper ECS and more 27.1.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/caledonian-sleeper-ecs-and-more-27-1-18 My Sightings from today

320413 at Greenfaulds320413 at Greenfaulds320413 at Greenfaulds with 2V66 Dalmuir - Cumbernauld 27.1.18 320413 at Greenfaulds with 2V66 Dalmuir - Cumbernauld 27.1.18
60047 at Greenfaulds60047 at Greenfaulds60047 passes through Greenfaulds with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth oil tankers 27.1.18 60047 passes through Greenfaulds with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth oil tankers 27.1.18
73966 tnt 73968 at Greenfaulds73966 tnt 73968 at Greenfaulds73966 tnt 73968 pass through Greenfaulds with 5Z25 Aberdeen - Polmadie Sleeper ECS 27.1.18 73966 tnt 73968 pass through Greenfaulds with 5Z25 Aberdeen - Polmadie Sleeper ECS 27.1.18
385104+385103 at Prestonpans385104+385103 at Prestonpans385104+385103 approach Prestonpans while working 2Z23 Dunbar - Edinburgh training run 27.1.18 385104+385103 approach Prestonpans while working 2Z23 Dunbar - Edinburgh training run 27.1.18
385103 and 380012 at Prestonpans385103 and 380012 at Prestonpans385103 on the rear of 385104 pass through Prestonpans while working 2Z23 Dunbar - Edinburgh training run whilst 380012 prepares to depart with 2Y26 Edinburgh Waverley - North Berwick 27.1.18 385103 on the rear of 385104 pass through Prestonpans while working 2Z23 Dunbar - Edinburgh training run whilst 380012 prepares to depart with 2Y26 Edinburgh Waverley - North Berwick 27.1.18
380015 at Prestonpans380015 at Prestonpans380015 arrives into Prestonpans with 2Y05 North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley 27.1.18 380015 arrives into Prestonpans with 2Y05 North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley 27.1.18
156475 at Prestonpans156475 at Prestonpans156475 passes through Prestonpans with 5S00 Heaton - Glasgow Works 27.1.18 156475 passes through Prestonpans with 5S00 Heaton - Glasgow Works 27.1.18

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 156475 320413 380012 380015 385103 385104 60047 73966 73968 caledonian sleeper colas greenfaulds northern prestonpans scotrail http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/caledonian-sleeper-ecs-and-more-27-1-18 Sat, 27 Jan 2018 22:33:01 GMT
Advert for Edinburgh Tram 271 27.1.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/advert-for-edinburgh-tram-271-27-1-18 271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park CentralThe latest Edinburgh tram to appear in and advert livery, 271 is seen at Edinburgh Park Central wearing an advert for Qatar Airways 27.1.18 Edinburgh's CAF Urbos 3 tram 271 is the latest of the Edinburgh fleet to receive an external advert.   This will be the first time that 271 has received an external advert.  

271 is advertising Qatar Airways and is the second company to advertise on the trams.  

The advert is mainly maroon based and continues the tradition of the advert liveried tram of the advert being located along the top of the tram with sections 3 and 5 having full length adverts containing contravision.

12 trams were in service today, these were 252, 253, 255, 257, 258, 264, 267, 271, 273, 274, 275 and 277.   253 261 (not in service today) and 273 have all recently returned to service following many months stored.   The fleet are cycled in and out of service on a regular basis to allow the fleet to get equal usage.   

271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park CentralThe latest Edinburgh tram to appear in and advert livery, 271 is seen at Edinburgh Park Central wearing an advert for Qatar Airways 27.1.18 271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park CentralThe latest Edinburgh tram to appear in and advert livery, 271 is seen at Edinburgh Park Central wearing an advert for Qatar Airways 27.1.18 271's advert livery271's advert liverySome of the detail of Edinburgh Tram 271's Qatar Airways advert 27.1.18
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(Scottish Trains Website) 271 advert caf urbos 3 edinburgh trams qatar airways http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/advert-for-edinburgh-tram-271-27-1-18 Sat, 27 Jan 2018 22:20:59 GMT
37175 tnt 37219 at Lanark 23.1.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/37175-tnt-37219-at-lanark-23-1-18 37175 tnt 37219 at Lanark37175 tnt 37219 at Lanark37175 top and tailed with 37219 arrive into Lanark with 1Q80 Mossend - Mossend Network Rail Test Train 23.1.18 A quick visit to Lanark on my way home to see 37175 top and tailed with 37219 arrive into the station with 1Q80 Mossend - Mossend Network Rail Test Train.  It would depart just a few minutes later, continuing on its journey.

37175 tnt 37219 at Lanark37175 tnt 37219 at Lanark37175 top and tailed with 37219 arrive into Lanark with 1Q80 Mossend - Mossend Network Rail Test Train 23.1.18 37219 tnt 37175 at Lanark37219 tnt 37175 at Lanark37219 top and tailed with 37175 prepare to depart Lanark with 1Q80 Mossend - Mossend Network Rail Test Train 23.1.18
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(Scottish Trains Website) 37175 37219 class 37 colas lanark http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/37175-tnt-37219-at-lanark-23-1-18 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:00:04 GMT
Scotrail HST on Driver Training at Dalmeny 19.1.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/scotrail-hst-on-driver-training-at-dalmeny-19-1-18 43179+43126 at Dalmeny43179+43126 at Dalmenydebranded former First Great Western class 43's 43179 top and tailed with 43126 and Mark 3's pass through Dalmeny with 2W24 Dundee - Haymarket training run. HST's will be entering service with Scotrail later in the year 19.1.18 Today saw Scotrail commence driver training between Dundee and Haymarket on the former First Great Western HST's that are beginning to transfer north.

Running today were 43179 and 43126, which had both been debranded and sandwiched in between were 3x Mark 3's.   I caught pass through Dalmeny whilst working 2W24 Dundee - Haymarket training run. The HST's will be entering service with Scotrail later in the year.

43179+43126 at Dalmeny43179+43126 at Dalmenydebranded former First Great Western class 43's 43179 top and tailed with 43126 and Mark 3's pass through Dalmeny with 2W24 Dundee - Haymarket training run. HST's will be entering service with Scotrail later in the year 19.1.18 43179 tnt 43126 at Dalmeny43179 tnt 43126 at Dalmenydebranded former First Great Western class 43's 43179 top and tailed with 43126 and Mark 3's pass through Dalmeny with 2W24 Dundee - Haymarket training run. HST's will be entering service with Scotrail later in the year 19.1.18
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50008 at Carstairs 15.1.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/50008-at-carstairs-15-1-18 50008 at Carstairs50008 at Carstairs50008 with barrier vehicles and 3 ex first Great Western mark 3's approach Carstairs East Junction with 5Z50 Leicester - Craigentinny coaching stock move 15.1.18 50008 with barrier vehicles and 3 ex first Great Western mark 3's approach Carstairs East Junction with 5Z50 Leicester - Craigentinny coaching stock move 15.1.18

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(Scottish Trains Website) 50008 carstairs http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/50008-at-carstairs-15-1-18 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:35:37 GMT
43179 at Haymarket 12.1.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/43179-at-haymarket-12-1-18 43179 at Haymarket43179 at Haymarketdebranded former First Great Western HST power car 43179 seen stabled at Haymarket Depot awaiting its entry to service with Scotrail later this year 12.1.18 Seen from a passing tram this afternoon was debranded former First Great Western HST power car 43179 seen stabled at Haymarket Depot awaiting its entry to service with Scotrail later this year.   There was another 43 on the other end, however I didn't manage to get a photo of it.

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(Scottish Trains Website) 43179 class 43 first great western haymarket hst scotrail http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/43179-at-haymarket-12-1-18 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:13:23 GMT
Edinburgh Tram 255 at St Andrews Square 12.1.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/edinburgh-tram-255-at-st-andrews-square-12-1-18 255 at St Andrews Square255 at St Andrews SquareCAF Urbos 255 rounds the curve from St Andrews Square into York Place with a service from Airport - York Place 12.1.18 a quick trip into Edinburgh this afternoon by tram meant a quick stop off at St Andrews Square and here is CAF Urbos 3 no 255 rounding the curve from St Andrews Square into York Place.

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(Scottish Trains Website) 255 caf urbos 3 edinburgh trams st andrews square http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/edinburgh-tram-255-at-st-andrews-square-12-1-18 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:09:55 GMT
Edinburgh Trams 6.1.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/edinburgh-trams-6-1-18 265 at Edinburgh Park Central265 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 265 departs Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 6.1.18 An hour at Edinburgh Park Central this afternoon allowed all 12 trams on todays 7 minute service to be viewed and photographed.  

In service today were trams: 255, 274, 265, 267, 258, 277, 252, 270, 269, 275, 257 and 271 (9 in CR Smith adverts and 3 in fleet livery).

Figures released have indicated a 19% increase in passenger numbers during 2017 with 6.6 million passenger journeys, up 1 million on the previous year.  

There are also trials underway to double the frequency during peak times.

Also noted today was that no 271 had stickers added to the windows next to 2nd and central sections indicating priority seating.

255 at Edinburgh Park Central255 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 255 at Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 6.1.18 274 at Edinburgh Park Central274 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 274 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 6.1.18 265 at Edinburgh Park Central265 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 265 departs Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 6.1.18 267 at Edinburgh Park Central267 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 267 departs Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 6.1.18
255 274 265 267
258 at Edinburgh Park Central258 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 258 at Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 6.1.18 277 at Edinburgh Park Central277 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 277 departs Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 6.1.18 252 at Edinburgh Park Central252 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 252 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 6.1.18 270 at Edinburgh Park Central270 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 270 departs Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 6.1.18
258 277 252 270
269 at Edinburgh Park Central269 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 269 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 6.1.18 275 at Edinburgh Park Central275 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 275 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 6.1.18 271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 271 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 6.1.18 265 at Edinburgh Park Central265 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 265 departs Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 6.1.18
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(Scottish Trains Website) 252 255 257 258 265 267 269 270 271 274 275 277 caf urobs 3 edinburgh park central edinburgh trams http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/edinburgh-trams-6-1-18 Sat, 06 Jan 2018 22:21:23 GMT
60047 at Greenfoot Loop and Greenfaulds 5.1.18 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/60047-at-greenfoot-loop-and-greenfaulds-5-1-18 60047 at Greenfoot60047 at Greenfoot60047 waits in Greenfoot loop with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth tanks 5.1.18 My first sighting of 2018: 60047.   I saw 60047 twice on this day.   The first time was from the level crossing at Greenfoot loop, where 60047 is viewed with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth tanks.  I then headed up to Greenfaulds, where I caught 047 passing through with the same working.

60047 at Greenfaulds60047 at Greenfaulds60047 passes through Greenfaulds with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth tanks 5.1.18
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(Scottish Trains Website) 60047 colas greenfaulds greenfoot http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/60047-at-greenfoot-loop-and-greenfaulds-5-1-18 Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:37:47 GMT
56105 passes through Carluke 30.12.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/56105-passes-through-carluke-30-12-17 56105 at Carluke56105 at Carluke56105 passes through Carluke with 6Z56 Mossend - Carlisle Yard engineering working 30.12.17 56105 passes through Carluke with 6Z56 Mossend - Carlisle Yard engineering working 30.12.17

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(Scottish Trains Website) 56105 carluke colas http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/56105-passes-through-carluke-30-12-17 Sun, 31 Dec 2017 17:53:46 GMT
Late Running Sleeper at Carstairs 29.12.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/late-running-sleeper-at-carstairs-29-12-17 90042 at Carstairs90042 at Carstairs90042 prepares to depart Carstairs with the late running 1B26 Carstairs - Edinburgh Waverley Caledonian Sleeper service. 29.12.17 Normally the northbound Caledonian Sleeper service (1S26 from London Euston - Glasgow Central) arrives into Carstairs at 6.21am, however this morning it was running around 104 minutes late by the time it arrived at 8.19 this morning, not only meaning that it was almost daylight but also that I could see it for a change!

92010 brought the sleeper into platform 1 at Carstairs, where the train would be divided with the front portion continuing to Glasgow behind 92010 and the rear portion, heading to Edinburgh Waverley as 1B26 and hauled by 90042.

92010 at Carstairs92010 at CarstairsRunning 104 minutes late, 92010 pauses at Carstairs with 1s26 London Euston - Glasgow Central Caledonian Sleeper. The train splits here with the Edinburgh portion at the rear being detached. 29.12.17 90042 at Carstairs90042 at Carstairs90042 prepares to depart Carstairs with the late running 1B26 Carstairs - Edinburgh Waverley Caledonian Sleeper service. 29.12.17
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(Scottish Trains Website) 90042 92010 caledonian sleeper carstairs http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/late-running-sleeper-at-carstairs-29-12-17 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:50:56 GMT
88001 at a Snowy Carstairs 28.12.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/88001-at-a-snowy-carstairs-28-12-17 88001 at Carstairs88001 at Carstairs88001 approaches a snowy Carstairs with 4S43 Daventry - Mossend Tesco containers 28.12.17 Float Viaduct just south of Carstairs is a nice location for photos at any time of the year, however, when it has been snowing, the scenery around there is stunning!  Today I popped up to take a couple of photos of 88001 on 4S43 Daventry - Mossend containers.   Here are my photos:

88001 at Carstairs88001 at Carstairs88001 approaches a snowy Carstairs with 4S43 Daventry - Mossend Tesco containers 28.12.17 88001 at Carstairs88001 at Carstairs88001 approaches a snowy Carstairs with 4S43 Daventry - Mossend Tesco containers 28.12.17 88001 at Carstairs88001 at Carstairs88001 pauses at Carstairs with 4S43 Daventry - Mossend Tesco containers 28.12.17
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(Scottish Trains Website) 88001 carstairs drs http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/88001-at-a-snowy-carstairs-28-12-17 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 20:28:21 GMT
Dusseldorf 392 and 311103 at Summerlee 23.12.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/dusseldorf-392-and-311103-at-summerlee-23-12-17 311103 at Summerlee311103 at Summerlee311103 at Summerlee 23.12.17 Summerlee Heritage Park in Coatbridge has Scotland's only working heritage tramline.   The tramline is about 1/2 mile long and single tracked throughout.   There have 4 trams:

  • Dusseldorf 392, which has a wheelchair lift and sees most use out of the fleet
  • Glasgow 1017, a small single decked ex Glasgow Standard car which was formerly a double decker before being reduced to a single decker to allow it to operate on a route with a low bridge.
  • Lanarkshire 53, an open topped double decker which used to run to Wishaw, Motherwell, Hamilton, Bellshill, Larkhall and Uddingston.
  • Glasgow 1245, a Glasgow Coronation double decker, currently being restored

The short line heads from the main entrance round to a replica coal mine and miners row.    Also at the end of the line is former Blue Train 311103, which the motor coach and one of the driving trailers from the set is on display.

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(Scottish Trains Website) 311103 coatbridge dusseldorf 392 glasgow 1017 glasgow 1245 lanarkshire 53 summerlee http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/dusseldorf-392-and-311103-at-summerlee-23-12-17 Sat, 23 Dec 2017 22:55:21 GMT
Test Train at Carstairs 23.12.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/test-train-at-carstairs-23-12-17 37116 tnt 37057 at Carstairs37116 tnt 37057 at Carstairs37116 top and tailed with 37057 head south past Carstairs with a Mossend - Derby Test Train 23.11.17 37116 top and tailed with 37057head south past Carstairs with a Mossend - Derby Test Train

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(Scottish Trains Website) 37057 37116 colas test train http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/test-train-at-carstairs-23-12-17 Sat, 23 Dec 2017 22:09:29 GMT
Flexity 018 arrives in Blackpool 16.12.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/flexity-018-arrives-in-blackpool-16-12-17 014 at Bispham014 at Bispham014 pauses at Bispham with a Starr Gate - Little Bispham service 23.9.17 The second of 2 additional Flexity trams ordered by Blackpool Transport has arrived in Blackpool.  Flexity 018 arrived at Starr Gate on the back of a low loader on Friday 15th December.   Both trams have been ordered in connection with the building of the new 630 metre long extension of the tramway from North Pier to North Station of which construction began during November.   The new extension is due to open at Easter 2019.  

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(Scottish Trains Website) 017 018 blackpool blackpool trams flexity http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/flexity-018-arrives-in-blackpool-16-12-17 Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:13:57 GMT