Scottish Trains Website: Blog http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Scottish Trains Website (Scottish Trains Website) Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:33:00 GMT Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:33:00 GMT http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v44/u1614541-o761250848-50.jpg Scottish Trains Website: Blog http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog 120 90 Tram Sunday 16th July http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/tram-sunday-16th-july 623 at Pleasure Beach623 at Pleasure BeachWartime liveried Brush Car 623 pauses on the loop at Pleasure Beach before heading back to Rigby Road 16.7.17 I went to Blackpool for the day on Sunday for the annual Fleetwood Transport Festival (Tram Sunday).   I arrived in Blackpool at 1pm and went to North Pier for the tram to Fleetwood.   There was a 20 minute Heritage service running to Ash Street as well as the regular Flexity service.   Trams on the Heritage Service were:

Route A: Brush Car 623 and Ex Towing Railcoach 680

Route B: Millennium Balloon 718

Route C: Bolton 66

Route D: Balloon 717

Route E: Balloon 715

Route F: Balloon 723

I caught Balloon 717 from North Pier to Ash Street and had a wander round the event.   Stabled at Pharos Street was Fleetwood Box Car 40, B Fleet Balloon 711 and Illuminated Trawler 737.   I headed back to Ash Street to catch the tram to Blackpool and just as I arrived, Brush Car 623 and Ex towing railcoach 680, which were both operating on route A arrived.  

623 has recently returned to Blackpool on loan from Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester and will be in Blackpool till the end of the illuminations as part of the 80th Birthday celebrations for the Brush Cars.   It required a reduced height trolley tower to allow it to fit into the depot at Heaton Park.  When it returned to Blackpool a couple of weeks ago, it required an extension to the trolley tower to allow the pantograph to be able to reach the wire.   623 had last ran in Blackpool in November 2009 on the last day of service to Fleetwood before the line from Ash Street to the Ferry closed for upgrading.   It moved to the Museum of Museums in Manchester along with Balloon 702 in 2010, then to Heaton Park in 2011 where it made its debut in 2012.   623 made it's debut back in Blackpool on a tour on 14th July in Wartime Green and Cream livery.

I caught 680, which ran a short distance behind 623 heading back to Pleasure Beach.   At Cabin, 623 and 680 were joined by Balloon 717, which had arrived on a short working from Pleasure beach and was returning there.   So from Cabin to Pleasure Beach, there was a 3 car heritage convoy made up of 623, 680 and 717, bringing back memories of the pre upgrade tramway where convoys of trams was commonplace.

Once at Pleasure Beach, the 3 trams unloaded and headed back north to the Foxhall, where they would reverse and head back to Rigby Road.   Bolton 66 made an unscheduled journey to Pleasure Beach and was soon followed by Balloon 723, the last Pleasure Beach working of the day.   After a trip to the Velvet Coaster for Dinner, it was time to head back to Blackpool North for the train home.

More Photos from Tram Sunday can be found at http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/p553573863

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(Scottish Trains Website) 40 623 66 680 711 715 717 718 723 737 ash balloon blackpool bolton box brush car ex fleetwood illuminated millennium pharos railcoach street sunday towing tram trawler http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/tram-sunday-16th-july Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:33:18 GMT
Blackpool Trams 2.7.17-8.7.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/blackpool-trams-2-7-17-8-7-17 717 at Manchester Square717 at Manchester Square1930's liveried Balloon 717 'Walter Luff' passes Manchester Square with a heritage service for Pleasure Beach 3.7.17 I spent a week on holiday in Blackpool and had a few journeys on the heritage trams!

The following trams were out on the heritage service during the week:

  • Sunday 2nd July: Balloon 715 and Balloon 717
  • Monday 3rd July: Balloon 717 and Ex Towing Railcoach 680
  • Tuesday 4th July: Balloon 717 and Balloon 723
  • Wednesday 5th July: Boat 600 and Balloon 715
  • Thursday 6th July: Bolton 66 and Boat 600
  • Friday 7th July: Bolton 66 and Balloon 715
  • Saturday 8th July: Boat 600 and Balloon 717

6 different trams were used on the service during the week, 66 was out twice, 600 was out 3 times as was 715.   717 was out 4 times and 723 and 680 were out only once during the week.

Balloon 717 also worked a Private Hire from the North Pier heritage siding to the Savoy Hotel  near Gynn Square via Little Bispham loop on Friday 7th, while Fleetwood Box Car 40 was out on a tour from Pleasure Beach on Saturday 8th, unfortunately I was already on my way home by this point so didnt manage to get a photograph.

Of interest at Rigby Road, Brush Car 625 and Standard 143 were stabled at the front of the depot as was newly repainted Millennium Balloon 718, while Brush Car 623 was visible in the Electrical Compound.

More photographs from the week can be found at http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/p399815755

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 623 625 66 680 715 717 718 723 Blackpool balloon blackpool boat bolton brush ex millennium railcoach towing tram http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/blackpool-trams-2-7-17-8-7-17 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 20:27:51 GMT
Carluke 28.6.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/carluke-28-6-17 90049 at Carluke90049 at CarlukeFreightliner liveried 90049 heads south through Carluke with 5C11 Polmadie - Edinburgh Waverley Caledonian Sleeper ECS working 28.6.17 Freightliner's 90049 heads through Carluke with 5C11 Polmadie - Edinburgh Waverley Sleeper ECS working 28.6.17

66061 heads south through Carluke with 4M30 Grangemouth - Daventry intermodal 28.6.17

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(Scottish Trains Website) 66061 90049 Caledonian Carluke DB Freightliner Schenker Sleeper http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/carluke-28-6-17 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:47:06 GMT
88002 at Holytown 27.6.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/88002-at-holytown-27-6-17 88002 at Holytown88002 at Holytown88002 passes through Holytown with 4M48 Mossend - Daventry Tesco Containers 27.6.17 88002 passes through Holytown with 4M48 Mossend - Daventry Tesco Containers 27.6.17

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(Scottish Trains Website) 4M48 88002 DRS Holytown http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/88002-at-holytown-27-6-17 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:21:06 GMT
Shed 47 Railway 18.6.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/shed-47-railway-18-6-17 MOD250 (D2650) at LathalmondMOD250 (D2650) at LathalmondMOD 250 in fictitious BR Green livery and numbered D2650 seen at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Lathalmond near Dunfermilne 18.6.17 I went to the Vintage Transport festival at the Scottish Bus Museum at Lathalmond near Dunfermilne, here they have the Shed 47 railway, a short railway within the site.   Based in the original Locomotive Shed at what was Royal Naval Store Depot Lathalmond, Shed47 Railway Restoration Group is actively recreating some of the vast internal railway network that existed on the site until 1971.

They are also in the process of building a narrow gauge railway to transport visitors through the site.

Here are a few photos from the railway:

Narrow Gauge Locomotive

Fife Coal Company no 17 

Another Narrow Gauge Loco

Another Narrow Gauge Loco

recently repainted Hunslet MOD251

MOD 250 in fictitious BR Green livery and numbered D2650

Wagon 47930 and tanker NS161

Also in the Bus Museum is Edinburgh Horse Tram 23

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 23 250 251 Bus D2650 Edinburgh Horse Hunslet Lathalmond MOD Museum Scottish Tram http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/shed-47-railway-18-6-17 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:59:25 GMT
Greenfaulds 16.6.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/greenfaulds-16-6-17 60002 at Greenfaulds60002 at Greenfaulds60002 passes through Greenfaulds with 6R47 Prestwick Airport - Grangemouth Tanks 16.6.17 320413+318258 depart Greenfaulds with 2C38 Milngaive - Cumbernauld

320308 arrives at Greenfaulds with 2V54 Dumbarton Central - Cumbernauld

68007 passes through Greenfaulds with 5G13 Motherwell TMD - Edinburgh Waverley Fife Circle ECS move

318258+320413 departs Greenfaulds with 2F01 Cumbernauld - Dalmuir

60002 passes through Greenfaulds with 6R47 Prestwick Airport - Grangemouth Tanks

334037 arrives at Greenfaulds with 2V56 Dumbarton Central - Cumbernauld

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(Scottish Trains Website) 318258 320308 320413 334037 60002 68007 Colas DRS Greenfaulds Scotrail http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/greenfaulds-16-6-17 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:58:05 GMT
Camelon and Cumbernauld 14.6.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/camelon-and-cumbernauld-14-6-17 37421 tnt 37025 at Cumbernauld37421 tnt 37025 at Cumbernauld37025 on the rear of 37421 and train at Cumbernauld with 1Q81 Mossend - Carlisle High Wapping Sidings Network Rail test train 14.6.17 sightings tonight including an HST on an ECS working and a pair of 37's

43320 top and tailed with 43277 approach Camelon with 5S22 Stirling - Craigentinny ECS move

318253 prepares to depart Cumbernauld with 2V47 Cumbernauld - Dumbarton Central

37421 top and tailed with 37025 at Cumbernauld with 1Q81 Mossend - Carlisle High Wapping Sidings Network Rail test train

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(Scottish Trains Website) 318253 37025 37421 43277 43320 BR Camelon Coast Colas Cumbernauld East Large Logo Scotrail Test Train Virgin http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/camelon-and-cumbernauld-14-6-17 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:15:33 GMT
Busy spell at Carluke 13.6.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/busy-spell-at-carluke-13-6-17 88003 at Carluke88003 at Carluke88003 passes through Carluke on only the 2nd day of class 88 haulage on 4M48 Mossend - Daventry Tesco containers 13.6.17 2 freights in opposite directions in 1 minute at Carluke

Freightliner liveried 90016+90044 passes through Carluke with 4S44 Daventry - Coatbridge containers

88003 passes through Carluke on only the 2nd day of class 88 haulage on 4M48 Mossend - Daventry Tesco containers

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(Scottish Trains Website) 88 88003 90 90016 90044 Carluke Class DRS Freightliner class http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/busy-spell-at-carluke-13-6-17 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:25:57 GMT
Greenfaulds 10.6.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/greenfaulds-10-6-17 68002 at Holytown68002 at Holytown68002 passes through Holytown with 0Z11 Carlisle Kingmoor - Motherwell TMD light engine move 10.6.17 68002 passes through Holytown with 0Z11 Carlisle Kingmoor - Motherwell TMD light engine move 10.6.17

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(Scottish Trains Website) 68002 DRS Holytown http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/greenfaulds-10-6-17 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:22:15 GMT
Carstairs 7.6.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/carstairs-7-6-17 92038 at Carstairs92038 at Carstairs92038 passes through Carstairs with 5C11 Polmadie - Edinburgh Waverley Sleeper ECS working 7.6.17 I spent a couple of hours at Carstairs, here are my sightings:

86604+86607 heads south from Carstairs with 4L81 Coatbridge - London Gateway containers

82230 on the rear of an unidentified class 91 heads north past Carstais with 1S23 London Kings Cross - Glasgow Central

60026 passes through Carstairs with 6M34 Grangemouth - Dalston tanks

92038 passes through Carstairs with 5C11 Polmadie - Edinburgh Waverley Sleeper ECS working

390042 waits at Carstairs with 5S80 Edinburgh - Polmadie ECS move

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(Scottish Trains Website) 390042 60026 82230 86604 86607 92038 Caledonian Carstairs Coast Colas East Float Freightliner Sleeper Viaduct Virgin West http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/carstairs-7-6-17 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:20:53 GMT
Camelon 3.6.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/camelon-3-6-17 66425 at Camelon66425 at Camelon66425 passes through Camelon with 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen containers 3.6.17 I headed to Camelon today, my intention was to catch the Dalston tanks and the Aberdeen containers.   The Dalston Tanks, however were running 25 minutes early and had already passed through before I arrived!   I did catch the containers though!

Here are my sightings:

170394 prepares to depart Camelon with 2P38 Dunblane - Edinburgh Waverley

66425 passes through Camelon with 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen containers

156457, still in the First Barbie livery, departs Camelon with 2J66 Glasgow Queen Street - Falkirk Grahamston

After passing through 2 massive downpours with thunder and lightning, I stopped off at Greenfaulds and caught 318268 still in SPT livery

SPT Carmine and Cream liveried 318268 departs Greenfaulds with 2V50 Dumbarton Central - Cumbernauld

 

I had headed to Gartcosh to catch the Alcan tanks passing through, however another thunderstorm started with torrential rain so I just went home!

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 156457 170394 318268 66425 Barbie Camelon Carmine Cream DRS First Livery SPT Saltire Scotrail and http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/camelon-3-6-17 Sat, 03 Jun 2017 21:26:22 GMT
Greenfaulds and Carstairs 2.6.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/greenfaulds-and-carstairs-2-6-17 unidentified 390 at Carstairsunidentified 390 at Carstairsan unidentified 390 heads north towards Carstairs with 1S87 London Euston - Glasgow Central 2.6.17 320412 stops at Greenfaulds with 2V54 Garscadden - Cumbernauld service

Scotrail Saltire liveried 68007 approaches Greenfaulds with 5G13 Motherwell TMD - Edinburgh Waverley Fife Circle ECS working

One of the last few 318s remaining in Carmine and Cream livery, 318267 departs Greenfaulds with 2F01 Cumbernauld - Dalmuir service

Colas liveried 70802 working in place of the usual class 60, approaches Greenfaulds with 6N47 Prestwick - Grangemouth tankers

Scotrail Saltire liveried 68006 passes through Hartwood with 5L69 Motherwell TMD - Edinburgh Waverley Fife Circle ECS working

350407 accelerates away from Carstairs South Junction with 1M94 Edinburgh Waverley - Manchester Airport

an unidentified 390 heads north towards Carstairs with 1S87 London Euston - Glasgow Central

390040 with Virgin Radio advertising approaches Carstairs with 9S85 London Euston - Glasgow Central

92014 passes through Carstairs with 5C11 Polmadie - Edinburgh Waverley sleeper ECS working

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(Scottish Trains Website) http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/greenfaulds-and-carstairs-2-6-17 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 21:38:49 GMT
Greenfaulds 31.5.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/greenfaulds-31-5-17 156507 at Greenfaulds156507 at Greenfauldsnewly revynaled and repainted Saltire liveried 156507 at Greenfaulds with 2J82 Glasgow Queen Street - Falkirk Grahamston 31.5.17 A quick visit to Greenfaulds tonight produced the following sightings:

66107 passes through Greenfaulds with 4M30 Grangemouth - Daventry containers

Track Machine DR73915 passes through Greenfaulds with 6T44 Stirling Sidings -Abington

newly revynaled and repainted Saltire liveried 156507 at Greenfaulds with 2J82 Glasgow Queen Street - Falkirk Grahamston

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(Scottish Trains Website) 156507 66107 DR73915 Greenfaulds Scotrail http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/greenfaulds-31-5-17 Wed, 31 May 2017 21:48:42 GMT
37's at Cleland 28.5.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/37s-at-cleland-28-5-17 37611+37025 at Cleland37611+37025 at ClelandEurophoenix liveried 37611 and BR Large Logo liveried 37025 pass through Cleland with 0Z37 Derby RTC - Mossend light engine move 28.5.17 Europhoenix liveried 37611 and BR Large Logo liveried 37025 pass through Cleland with 0Z37 Derby RTC - Mossend light engine move

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(Scottish Trains Website) 37025 37611 BR Cleland Derby Europheonix Large Logo Mossend RTC http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/37s-at-cleland-28-5-17 Sun, 28 May 2017 20:32:51 GMT
Bo'ness 26.5.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/boness-26-5-17 37518 at Bo'ness37518 at Bo'ness37518 at Bo'ness 26.5.17 Seen at Bo'ness today

68007

37518

37261

DVT 82113

303032

Class 126

 

 

 

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/boness-26-5-17 Fri, 26 May 2017 21:15:26 GMT
92018 at Carstairs 24.5.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/92018-at-carstairs-24-5-17 92018 at Carstairs92018 at Carstairs92018 passes through Carstairs with 5C11 Polmadie - Edinburgh Waverley Sleeper ECS movement 24.5.17 I had a quick visit to Carstairs earlier and saw:

60026 crossing Float Viaduct with 6M34 Grangemouth - Dalston loaded tanks

92018 passes with 5C11 Polmadie - Edinburgh Waverley Sleeper ECS movement

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(Scottish Trains Website) 60026 92018 Caledonian Carstairs Colas Float Sleeper Viaduct http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/92018-at-carstairs-24-5-17 Wed, 24 May 2017 21:35:51 GMT
Colas 70 at Camelon 22.5.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/colas-70-at-camelon-22-5-17 70802+56302 at Polmont70802+56302 at PolmontColas liveried 70802 and 56302 seen passing through Polmont with 0Z61 Oxwellmains - Grangemouth Driver training run 22.5.17  Colas liveried 70802, with 56302 in tow had been on a Driver Training Run to Oxwellmains.   They are seen passing through Polmonton their return journey to Grangemouth.

Colas liveried 70802 and 56302 seen with 0Z61 Oxwellmains - Grangemouth Driver training run

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(Scottish Trains Website) 56302 70802 Colas Polmont http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/colas-70-at-camelon-22-5-17 Mon, 22 May 2017 17:41:35 GMT
Summerlee 311103 and trams 20.5.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/summerlee-311103-and-trams-20-5-17 311103 at Summerlee311103 at Summerlee311103 at Summerlee 20.5.17 I saw the following at Summerlee:

311103 at Summerlee

Summerlee's access tram, Dusseldorf 392 is seen passing the depot fan and heading towards the park entrance

Glasgow 1017 stabled at the rear of the tram shed

Lanarkshire 53 seen stabled in the tram depot

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(Scottish Trains Website) 1017 311103 392 53 Dusseldorf Glasgow Lanarkshire Summerlee http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/summerlee-311103-and-trams-20-5-17 Sun, 21 May 2017 18:55:28 GMT
Camelon 20.5.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/camelon-20-5-17 60026 at Camelon60026 at Camelon60026 approaches Camelon with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth tanks 20.5.17 I went up to Camelon to catch 2 freights passing through and as soon as I arrived, the heavens opened!

In torrential rain, 66425 passes through with 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen Craiginches containers

156430 departs with 2J67 Glasgow Queen St - Falkirk Grahamston

60026 approaches with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth tanks

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(Scottish Trains Website) 156430 60026 66425 Camelon http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/camelon-20-5-17 Sun, 21 May 2017 18:47:25 GMT
Carstairs South Junction 19.5.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/carstairs-south-junction-19-5-17 66709 at Carstairs66709 at Carstairs66709 approaches Carstairs South Junction with 6S50 Carlisle Yard - Millerhill Departmental 19.5.17 I spent an hour at Float Viaduct just to the south of Carstairs South Junction today.  Here are my sightings:

Old First TPE liveried 350405 leads new liveried 350404 south with 1M99 Edinburgh Waverley - Manchester Airport

350408+350402 in the New First TPE livery with 1S56 Manchester Airport - Edinburgh Waverley

An unidentified 390 approaches with 9S55 London Euston - Glasgow Central service

66709 approaches with 6S50 Carlisle Yard - Millerhill Departmental

66529 heads south with 7M69 Mossend - Carlisle Yard crane move

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(Scottish Trains Website) 350402 350404 350405 350408 66529 66709 Carstairs Float Freightliner GBRF TPE Viaduct http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/carstairs-south-junction-19-5-17 Fri, 19 May 2017 21:51:15 GMT