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SRPS RAILTOURS : 2012 PROGRAMME


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Saturday 28 April : THE FORTH CIRCLE - Forth Bridge, Fife, Clackmannan & Stirling
Steam-hauled by Royal Scot Class 46115 Scots Guardsman

From LINLITHGOW (morning train)   /   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 12 May : FORT WILLIAM & MALLAIG

From NORTH BERWICK, Longniddry, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Waverley, 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 2 June : PLOCKTON & KYLE of LOCHALSH

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 16 June : CHESTER & LLANDUDNO

From GLENROTHES with Thornton, Kirkcaldy, Dalgety Bay, Edinburgh Waverley, Kirknewton
Along the West Coast Main Line over Beattock and Shap summits for a visit to the historic city of Chester, or remain on board for a trip along the North Wales Coast to the elegant seaside resort of Llandudno.
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Saturday 30 June : AVIEMORE & INVERNESS
Steam-hauled by Royal Scot Class 46115 Scots Guardsman

From GLENROTHES with Thornton, Cupar, Leuchars for St Andrews, Dundee, Perth
Steam-hauled through north Fife and over the Tay Bridge to Dundee, then along the Highland Line through Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Blair Atholl and over Drumochter Summit, the highest point on the British railway network. Passengers may leave the train at Aviemore for a trip on the Strathspey Railway through Boat of Garten to Broomhill. Alternatively remain aboard over Slochd Summit and past Culloden to Inverness. The train is diesel-hauled between Dundee and Perth (both ways). (Tour organised jointly with the Angus Railway Group)
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Saturday 8 September : WEMYSS BAY (for Rothesay)

From INVERURIE, Dyce, Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Laurencekirk, Montrose, Arbroath, Dundee, Leuchars for St Andrews
Along the east coast and over the Tay and Forth Bridges, the across central Scotland and along the south shore of the Firth of Clyde to Wemyss Bay, where passengers may take the ferry for a trip to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.
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Wednesday 12 September : LEEDS, YORK & SCARBOROUGH

From AYR, Prestwick Town, Troon, Kilmarnock, Auchinleck, Sanquhar, Dumfries, Annan, Gretna Green, Carlisle
A mid-week excursion along the Nith Valley Line and the scenic Settle & Carlisle Railway. Passenger may choose to visit Leeds, the historic city of York or the elegant seaside spa resort of Scarborough.
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Saturday 6 October : SKIPTON, KEIGHLEY (for the Worth Valley) & SALTAIRE

From LINLITHGOW, Edinburgh Waverley, Drem, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnmouth, Morpeth, Cramlington, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Along the East Coast Main Line and the scenic Tyne Valley line to Carlisle. See the autumn colours from the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway then either visit the attractive Yorkshire market town of Skipton, Keighley for the Worth Valley Railway and the Brontë sisters' home town of Haworth, or the World Heritage Site of Saltaire. The return journey is via York and Durham.   ( Tour organised jointly with North East Railtours )
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Saturday 27 October : FORT WILLIAM
Double-headed steam-hauled back from Fort William by 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier and 44871

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. The outward journey is diesel-hauled and the return journey steam-hauled.
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Friday 7 December : LINCOLN
Hauled by heritage Deltic diesel 55 022 Royal Scots Grey

From LINLITHGOW, Edinburgh Waverley, Drem, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnmouth, Morpeth, 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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