Tuesday 17 September 2019

To Arbroath, 6th September 2019

43316 arrives at Kirkcaldy with 1W03 07:08 Leeds - Aberdeen, runing about 20 minutes late.

After arrival at Arbroath, the driver prepares for the right away. Arborath North signal box is that surviving here, the Forfar trains left from the platform on the left. The driver was also a railway photographer, here is the train earlier at Leuchars.

A small surprise, Paxman 12VP185 engined 43061, running with rebranded set NL65, but the power car has not been rebranded for LNER. Driver's picture at Aberdeen. Update: last pre-planned usage of 43061 or NL65 by LNER was on 15th September.

43021 leads 1A61 11:39 Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen,approaching Arbroath.

An STP 5Z57 12:30 Aberdeen - Heaton ran to rebalance set locations, seen here at the West Links with 43308 HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN on the rear.

43150 approaches with 1T34 15:38 Aberdeen - Glasgow Queen Street.

43130 came a few minutes later with 1B40 16:02 Aberdeen - Edinburgh, which does not stop in Fife after Leuchars, so my next train was a dmu.

68007 Valiant arrives at Kirkcaldy with 2K14 18:23 Glenrothes - Edinburgh.

Interior of 6173, which ran on the Cumbrian Coast until 2018.