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SRPS RAILTOURS : 2011 PROGRAMME


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Below are details of the 2011 SRPS Railtours programme.

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Sunday 24 April : THE FORTH CIRCLE - Forth Bridge, Fife, Clackmannan & Stirling
Steam-hauled by A4 Class 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley

From LINLITHGOW (morning train)   /   DALMENY or INVERKEITHING (afternoon train)
Morning and afternoon steam specials round the 'Forth Circle'; over the Forth Bridge, along the Fife Coast and round the Fife Circle then along the recently re-opened railway through Kincardine and Alloa to Stirling, returning via Falkirk.
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Saturday 7 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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Saturday 14 May : FORT WILLIAM
Steam-hauled by K4 Class 61994 The Great Marquess & Black Five 45231 The Sherwood Forester

From POLMONT, Falkirk High, Westerton, Dumbarton, Helensburgh Upper
Double-headed steam special on the scenic West Highland Line with stunning views of Loch Long, Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Monessie Gorge and Ben Nevis. Return diesel-hauled.
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Saturday 28 May : PLOCKTON & KYLE of LOCHALSH
Hauled by heritage Deltic diesel 55 022 Royal Scots Grey

From NORTH BERWICK, Longniddry, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Waverley, Dalmeny, Dalgety Bay, Kirkcaldy, Ladybank, 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.
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Saturday 11 June : LEEDS, KEIGHLEY & SKIPTON

From GLENROTHES with Thornton, Kirkcaldy, Dalgety Bay, Edinburgh Waverley
Along the East Coast Main Line through Berwick, Newcastle and Durham for a visit to the city of Leeds, Keighley (for the Worth Valley Railway and Haworth) and Skipton. The return route is over the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway then along the West Coast Main Line over Beattock Summit.
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Friday 17 - Saturday 18 June : THURSO & WICK
Hauled by heritage Deltic diesel 55 022 Royal Scots Grey

From LINLITHGOW, Edinburgh Waverley, 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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Sunday 14 August : PLOCKTON & KYLE of LOCHALSH

From ABERDEEN, Dyce, Inverurie, Huntly, Keith, Elgin
Through rural Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray to Inverness, then via Dingwall, Garve and the spectacular scenery along Loch Carron to Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Sunday 21 August : THE FORTH CIRCLE - Forth Bridge, Fife, Clackmannan & Stirling
Steam-hauled by LMS Black Five Class 45231 The Sherwood Forester

From LINLITHGOW (morning train)   /   DALMENY or INVERKEITHING (afternoon train)
Morning and afternoon steam specials round the 'Forth Circle'; over the Forth Bridge, along the Fife Coast and round the Fife Circle then along the recently re-opened railway through Kincardine and Alloa to Stirling, returning via Falkirk.
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Saturday 3 September : OBAN

From BERWICK-upon-Tweed, Dunbar, Drem, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Livingston North, Bathgate, Airdrie, Coatbridge Sunnyside, High Street (Glasgow)
Along the new line through Bathgate then over the scenic West Highland Line by Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Ben Cruachan and the Pass of Brander to Oban with views across the Firth of Lorn to Mull.
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Saturday 24 September : OBAN

From CARLISLE, Gretna Green, Annan, Dumfries, Sanquhar, Auchinleck, Kilmarnock, Barrhead, Crossmyloof, Westerton, Helensburgh Upper
The Nith Valley Line then over the scenic West Highland Line by Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Ben Cruachan and the Pass of Brander to Oban with with views across the Firth of Lorn to Mull.
This tour was cancelled for operational reasons
Saturday 8 October : BUXTON

From LINLITHGOW, Edinburgh Waverley, Drem, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnmouth, Morpeth, Cramlington, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham
Through York then via the Hope Valley and Peak Forest to the elegant spa town of Buxton in the Peak District. Return route via Stockport, Stalybridge and Standedge. (Tour organised jointly with North East Railtours)
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Friday 2 December : LINCOLN
Hauled by heritage Deltic diesel 55 022 Royal Scots Grey

From LINLITHGOW, Edinburgh Waverley, Drem, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnmouth, Morpeth, Cramlington, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham
Christmas Special to the historic cathedral city of Lincoln and its Christmas Market. (Tour organised jointly with North East Railtours)
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