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44871 at Carstairs 12.6.21

July 04, 2021 - Black 5 no 44871 and support coach are seen waiting out time in the Down Goods Loop at Carstairs with 5Z72 Carlisle - Fo...
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Evening Star at Carstairs 6.5.21

July 03, 2021 - GBRF's BR Green liveried 66779 'Evening Star' is seen departing the Up Goods Loop at Carstairs with 4M01 Mossend - Carli...
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66705 at Carstairs 20.4.21

July 03, 2021 - GBRF liveried 66705 'Golden Jubilee' waits in the Down Goods Loop at Carstairs with a mixture of Chiltern and Anglia Mar...
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Progress at Carstairs 12.4.21

July 03, 2021 - Pride Liveried 390119 'Progress' accelerates away from Carstairs South Junction with 9M86 14.53 Edinburgh Waverley - Lon...
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66006 at Carstairs 23.12.20

January 27, 2021 - EWS liveried 66006 approaches Carstairs South Junction with 6S50 Carlisle Yard - Millerhill departmental working 23.12.2...
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37219 tnt 37116 at Carstairs 3.11.20

January 25, 2021 - 37219 top and tailed with 37116 are seen Carstairs with 1Q80 Mossend - Mossend via Carstairs Network Rail PLPR service 3...
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Locomotive Services Limited at Carstairs 25.9.20

January 23, 2021 - D6817+D6851 British Railways Green liveried D6817 (37521)+D6851 (37667) approach Carstairs with 0Z39 Carlisle High Wappi...
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44871 at Carstairs 21.9.20

January 20, 2021 - Black 5 no 44871 is seen waiting in the Down Goods Loop at Carstairs with 5Z46 Carnforth - Fort William working 21.9.20...
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Carstairs Freight 8.9.20

January 17, 2021 - 325001+325005 Royal Mail EMU's 325001+325005 approach Carstairs with 1M03 Shieldmuir - Warrington working 8.9.20 66746...
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390119 in Pride livery 2.9.20

January 17, 2021 - 390119 Pride liveried Avanti West Coast Pendolino 390119 is seen approaching Carstairs with 1S69 13.10 London Euston - G...
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56103 and railvac at Carstairs 10.8.20

January 16, 2021 - 56103 DC Rail Freight liveried 56103 is seen hauling the RAUK3 RailVac from one of the sidings at Carstairs Civil Engine...
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DRS Convoy at Carstairs, Polmont and Manuel 17.4.20

July 19, 2020 - A DRS convoy consisting of 37038+20302+20305+37424+37403 approaches Carstairs with 0Z20 Carlisle Kingmoor - Bo'ness ligh...
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37402 tnt 37419 at Carstairs 10.7.20

July 19, 2020 - BR Large Logo liveried 37402 'Stephen Middlemore' top and tailed with Intercity liveried 37419 'Carl Haviland' approach...
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37884 at Carstairs 14.8.19

August 14, 2019 - Europhoenix Rail Operations Group liveried 37884 'Cepheus' waits at Carstairs with 0S10 Crewe South Yard - Mossend Holdi...
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debranded 350403 at Carstairs 14.8.19

August 14, 2019 - Debranded Transpennine Express unit 350403 heads north through Carstairs with an unidentified working from Manchester Ai...
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397004+397003 at Carstairs 25.6.19

June 25, 2019 - On their first visit to Scotland, First TransPennine Express liveried CAF Civity class 397004+397003 pass through Carsta...
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New Measurement Train at Carstairs 25.6.19

June 25, 2019 - Network Rail New Measurement Train 'Flying Banana' 43062 top and tailed with 43014 passes Carstairs with 1Q26 Derby RTC...
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LNER Thompson Class B1 61306 'Mayflower' on tour 15.5.19

May 21, 2019 - On 15th May, LNER Thompson Class B1 61306 'Mayflower' was in West Central Scotland working on the Steam Dreams 'Highland...
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Gourock Growler Railtour 27.4.19

April 28, 2019 - The Branch Line Society operated a railtour from Crewe to Gourock and return on Saturday 27th April. The 'Gourock Growle...
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47501 and 47593 at Carstairs 25.3.19

March 25, 2019 - British Railways two toned green D1944 (47501) 'Craftsman' top and tailed with BR Large Logo liveried 47593 'Galloway Pr...
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6 Nations Rugby Charter at Carstairs 8.3.19

March 08, 2019 - Biannually, there is a Pathfinder Railtour running from Carmarthen in Wales to Wishaw / Motherwell via Edinburgh Waverle...
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37407 and Caroline at Carstairs 5.10.18

October 07, 2018 - BR Large Logo liveried 37407 and observation coach 'Caroline' waits at Carstairs platform 1 with 5Z03 Edinburgh Waverley...
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92038 and 16 x Mark 5's at Carstairs 22.6.18

June 22, 2018 - Caledonian Sleeper liveried 92038 and 16 mark 5's pause at Carstairs with 5Z26 Polmadie - Carlisle Upperby Sleeper test...
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37800 + 365509+365537 at Carstairs 6.6.18

June 06, 2018 - On 5th/6th June, Europhoenix liveried 37800 'Cassopeia' hauled Class 365's: 365509 and 365537 'Daniel Edwards - Cambridg...
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Galatea at Carstairs 23.4.18

April 28, 2018 - LMS Jubilee 45699 'Galatea' is seen in Carstairs Up Loop taking on water whilst working 1Z70 Inverness - Oxenholme Lake...
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Freight at Carstairs 6.4.18

April 06, 2018 - 37175 top and tailed with 37099 pass through Carstairs with 1Z18 Mossend - Derby Network Rail Test Train 6.4.18 57303 w...
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Carstairs and Cartland Freight 5.4.18

April 06, 2018 - 66078 approaches Cartland with 4S99 Tees Dock - Mossend 5.4.18 60026 approaches Carstairs with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemou...
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Busy 40 minutes at Carstairs 4.4.18

April 04, 2018 - 66078 approaches a snowy Carstairs with 4E99 Mossend - Tees Dock containers 4.4.18 68006 approaches Carstairs with the...
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Carstairs Diversions and Dalmeny HST's 3.4.18

April 04, 2018 - Over this week, the Shotts line is closed for engineering works, meaning that the freight and the Fife Circle ECS workin...
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Test train and Driver Training at Carstairs 27.3.18

March 27, 2018 - An extremely busy 30 minutes at Carstairs today threw up a couple of interesting workings, mainly the Network Rail PLPR...
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British Rail 2 toned green 47805+47501 south bound working 25.3.18

March 25, 2018 - On Friday, I caught the northbound working involving the pair of 2 tone green 47's heading to Kingussie, today I caught...
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WCML tours, freight and engineers 24.3.18

March 24, 2018 - 47826 tnt 57313 approaches Carstairs South Junction with 1Z43 Peterborough - Edinburgh Waverley 'The Settle and Carlisle...
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British Railways 2 toned Green 47501+47805 at Carstairs 23.3.18

March 23, 2018 - Two toned green liveried 47501 (D1944) + 47805 (D1935) seen stabled in Carstairs Down Goods Loop with 1Z54 Crewe - Kingu...
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50008 at Carstairs 15.1.18

January 16, 2018 - 50008 with barrier vehicles and 3 ex first Great Western mark 3's approach Carstairs East Junction with 5Z50 Leicester -...
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Late Running Sleeper at Carstairs 29.12.17

December 29, 2017 - Normally the northbound Caledonian Sleeper service (1S26 from London Euston - Glasgow Central) arrives into Carstairs at...
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88001 at a Snowy Carstairs 28.12.17

December 28, 2017 - Float Viaduct just south of Carstairs is a nice location for photos at any time of the year, however, when it has been s...
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66736 at Carstairs 8.12.17

December 08, 2017 - 66736 is seen approaching Carstairs South Junction not long before the sun went down with 6S50 Carlisle Yard - Millerhil...
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Lanarkshire Freight 16.10.17

October 16, 2017 - My sightings from today Camelon 68006 passes through Camelon with 5K19 Edinburgh Waverley to Motherwell TMD ECS workin...
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44871 at Carstairs 17.8.17

August 17, 2017 - Black 5 number 44871 stopped off in the Down Goods Loop at Carstairs this afternoon. The loco and its support coach had...
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Carstairs 66's 11.8.17

August 11, 2017 - 66432 top and tailed with 66430 were seen this afternoon waiting in the down goods loop at Carstairs with 6Z18 Carlisle...
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Colas Test Train 2.8.17

August 02, 2017 - I headed out this afternoon to catch the Colas test train. My intention was to catch it at Carstairs South Junction. I...
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Bonus afternoon of spotting 25.7.17

July 25, 2017 - An unexpected early finish led to an afternoon of spotting! I wasnt expecting to get out spotting today but an unexpect...
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Carstairs Freight 24.7.17

July 24, 2017 - I spent 30 minutes at a gloriously sunny Carstairs and caught 3 freights in that time! Here are my sightings: 88007 hea...
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Carstairs 7.6.17

June 13, 2017 - I spent a couple of hours at Carstairs, here are my sightings: 86604+86607 heads south from Carstairs with 4L81 Coatbri...
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92018 at Carstairs 24.5.17

May 24, 2017 - I had a quick visit to Carstairs earlier and saw: 60026 crossing Float Viaduct with 6M34 Grangemouth - Dalston loaded t...
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Carstairs South Junction 19.5.17

May 19, 2017 - I spent an hour at Float Viaduct just to the south of Carstairs South Junction today. Here are my sightings: Old First...
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Most of my Photographs and sightings are from my favourite locations in the Lanarkshire area, including

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