6 Nations Rugby Charter at Carstairs Part 2 11.3.19

March 12, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

68016 at Carstairs East Junction68016 at Carstairs East JunctionRunning early, DRS's 68016 waits at Carstairs East Junction until its right time while working 1Z27, the return Pathfinder Welsh 6 Nations Rugby fans charter from Motherwell - Carmarthen 11.3.19 The return working of the Pathfinder Welsh 6 Nations Rugby fans Charter heading to Carmarthen from Motherwell ran on 11th March. 68016 was again used to haul the set, which was made up mainly of Blue / Grey Mark2's. Starting from Motherwell, where supporters staying in Glasgow were picked up, the charter worked south to Carstairs before diverting east over the Cobbinshaw line to Edinburgh Waverley.

At Edinburgh, it picked up its remaining passengers before returning along the Cobbinshaw line to Carstairs East Junction. As the charter was running early by this point, it was held here awaiting its correct time and for a southbound Pendilino from Glasgow to pass.

The charter then joined the West Coast Main Line and headed south. At Carlisle, 68016 was replaced by First Transpennine Express liveried 68019 for the remainder of the journey to Carmarthen.

For completeness, the table from the part 1 post, now containing the return working's loco allocation.

  Carmarthen - Carlisle Carlisle - Motherwell Motherwell - Carlisle Carlisle - Carmerthen
2015 68005 68002 68002 68005
2017 68024 68004 68004 68024
2019 68001 68016 68016 68019

The Main photo shows 68016 waiting at Carstairs East Junction until its right time while working 1Z27, the return Pathfinder Welsh 6 Nations Rugby fans charter from Motherwell - Carmarthen. The smaller images below show the charter at Carstairs East Junction and on the approach to Float Bridge south of Carstairs. Click on the image to see a larger version.

68016 at Carstairs68016 at Carstairs68016 heads south from Carstairs towards Float bridge while working 1Z27, the return Pathfinder Welsh 6 Nations Rugby fans charter from Motherwell - Carmarthen 11.3.19 68016 at Carstairs68016 at Carstairs68016 heads south from Carstairs towards Float bridge while working 1Z27, the return Pathfinder Welsh 6 Nations Rugby fans charter from Motherwell - Carmarthen 11.3.19 68016 at Carstairs68016 at Carstairs68016 heads south from Carstairs towards Float bridge while working 1Z27, the return Pathfinder Welsh 6 Nations Rugby fans charter from Motherwell - Carmarthen 11.3.19 68016 at Carstairs68016 at Carstairs68016 heads south from Carstairs towards Float bridge while working 1Z27, the return Pathfinder Welsh 6 Nations Rugby fans charter from Motherwell - Carmarthen 11.3.19

 


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