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SRPS RAILTOURS : 2007 PROGRAMME


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5 May : PLOCKTON & KYLE of LOCHALSH

From NORTH BERWICK, Longniddry, Wallyford, Dalmeny, Dalgety Bay, Kirkcaldy, Markinch, Ladybank, Perth, Pitlochry
The Highland Line via Blair Atholl, Drumochter, Aviemore and Culloden to Inverness, then via Dingwall, Garve and the spectacular scenery along Loch Carron to Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh.
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19 May : FORT WILLIAM & MALLAIG

From GLENROTHES with Thornton, Kirkcaldy, Dalgety Bay, Dalmeny, Linlithgow, Falkirk High, Croy, Westerton
From the scenic West Highland Line view the splendour of Loch Long, Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Monessie Gorge, Ben Nevis, Glenfinnan and Morar.
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9 June : AYR & STRANRAER
Hauled by heritage diesel 40 145

From DARLINGTON, Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Hexham, Carlisle, Gretna Green
Along the Tyne Valley to Carlisle then through Dumfries, the Nith Valley and Kilmarnock to the Ayrshire coast. Explore this seaside town or stay on the train over the scenic line to Stranraer.
( Tour organised jointly with North East Railtours )

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22/23 June : THURSO & WICK
Hauled by heritage diesels 40 145 & Deltic 55 022 Royal Scots Grey

From LINLITHGOW, Dalmeny, Dalgety Bay, Kirkcaldy, Ladybank, Perth
Overnight along the Highland Line to Inverness for an early morning run on the Far North Line to Wick and then to Thurso,Britain's most northerly station. The train then runs to Wick before returning south. Optional coach trip from Thurso via John o' Groats to Wick available (additional fare).
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18 August : AVIEMORE, BOAT of GARTEN & BROOMHILL
Steam-hauled by 61994 The Great Marquess between Perth & Broomhill (return)

From POLMONT, Falkirk Grahamston, Larbert, Stirling, Dunblane, Perth
Steam-hauled along the Highland Line through Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Blair Atholl and over Drumochter Summit, the highest point on the British railway network. At Aviemore the train runs onto the Speyside Railway through Boat of Garten to Broomhill. The train is diesel-hauled between Polmont and Perth (both ways).
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25 August : FORT WILLIAM
Hauled by heritage diesel 40 145

From CARLISLE, Gretna Green, Annan, Dumfries, Sanquhar, Kilmarnock, Exhibition Centre (Glasgow)
From the scenic West Highland Line view Loch Long, Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Monessie Gorge and Ben Nevis.
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8 September : PLOCKTON & KYLE of LOCHALSH

From AYR, Prestwick Town, Troon, Irvine, Kilwinning, Johnstone, Paisley Gilmour Street, Larbert, Stirling, Perth
The Highland Line via Blair Atholl, Drumochter, Aviemore and Culloden to Inverness, then via Dingwall, Garve and the spectacular scenery along Loch Carron to Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh.
Tour cancelled for operational reasons
22 September : INVERNESS & SPEYSIDE (Circular Tour)
Hauled by heritage diesel 40 145

From LINLITHGOW, Dalmeny, Dalgety Bay, Kirkcaldy, Ladybank
Across the Forth Bridge, through Fife to Perth and north on the Highland Line via Blair Atholl, Drumochter, Aviemore and Culloden to Inverness. Return via Elgin, Aberdeen and along the coast to cross the Tay and Forth Bridges.
Passengers may leave the train at Aviemore for a coach trip through 'Monarch of the Glen' country to visit a Speyside Distillery, then rejoin the train at Elgin.

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6 October : OBAN
Hauled by heritage Deltic diesel 55 022 Royal Scots Grey

From DUNDEE, Leuchars for St Andrews, Cupar, Markinch, Kirkcaldy, Dalgety Bay, Dalmeny, Linlithgow
Over the Tay and Forth Bridges and across central Scotland to take the scenic West Highland Line by Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Ben Cruachan and the Pass of Brander to Oban with its views of Mull across the Firth of Lorn.
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Friday 7 December : LINCOLN (for Christmas Market)
Hauled by heritage Deltic diesel 55 022 Royal Scots Grey


From LINLITHGOW, Edinburgh Waverley (if available), Drem, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnmouth, Morpeth, Cramlington, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Durham
Along the East Coast Main Line through Durham and York to Doncaster then through Gainsborough to the historic city of Lincoln with its famous Christmas Market. Christmas Dinner is available during the return journey.
( Tour organised jointly with North East Railtours )

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