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SRPS RAILTOURS : 2013 PROGRAMME


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Below are details of the 2013 SRPS Railtours programme.

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Sunday 21 April : THE FORTH CIRCLE - Forth Bridge, Fife, Clackmannan & Stirling<
Steam-hauled by 60009 Union of South Africa

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 to Dunfermline, then along the shores of the Firth of Forth to Kincardine and through Alloa to Stirling, and returning through Larbert and Falkirk.
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Saturday 4 May : FORT WILLIAM & MALLAIG

From GLENROTHES with Thornton, Kirkcaldy, Dalgety Bay, Dalmeny, Linlithgow, Falkirk High, Croy, Westerton
From the scenic West Highland Line view Loch Long, Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, and Monessie Gorge. Either choose to spend the afternoon in Fort William or continue on the train to Mallaig with views of Ben Nevis, Loch Eil, Glenfinnan and Morar.
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Saturday 25 May : 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 1 June : FORT WILLIAM & MALLAIG
Steam-hauled between Fort William & Mallaig by Black Five 44871

From AYR, Prestwick Town, Troon, Irvine, Kilwinning, Johnstone, Paisley Gilmour Street, Exhibition Centre (Glasgow), Westerton, Helensburgh Upper
From the scenic West Highland Line view Loch Long, Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, and Monessie Gorge. Either choose to spend the afternoon in Fort William or continue on the train steam-hauled to and from Mallaig with views of Ben Nevis, Loch Eil, Glenfinnan and Morar.
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Saturday 8 June : AVIEMORE & INVERNESS

From BERWICK-upon-Tweed, Dunbar, Drem, Edinburgh Waverley, Dalmeny, Dalgety Bay, Kirkcaldy
North along the East Coast, over the Forth Bridge and through Fife to Perth, 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 Highland Capital.
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Sunday 16 June : FORTH CIRCLE
Steam-hauled by new A1 Class 60163 Tornado

From EDINBURGH WAVERLEY
Steam special hauled by Britainís newest main-line steam locomotive. An afternoon departure round the Edinburgh Suburban Circle then through Linlithgow and Falkirk to Stirling; continuing through Alloa, Kincardine and along the shores of the Firth of Forth, returning via Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and over the Forth Bridge.
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Saturday 14 September : OBAN
Hauled by heritage Deltic diesel 55 022 Royal Scots Grey

From INVERURIE, Dyce, Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Laurencekirk, Montrose, Arbroath, Dundee
Along the east coast including the Tay and Forth Bridges, across central Scotland and past Glasgow. Then over the spectacular 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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Saturday 21 September : BLACKPOOL

From DUNDEE, Leuchars for St Andrews, Cupar, Markinch, Kirkcaldy, Dalgety Bay, Edinburgh Waverley, Kirknewton, Lockerbie
Along the West Coast Main Line to the resort with its famous tower and Golden Mile.
Return over the scenic Settle & Carlisle line.

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Saturday 28 September : CUMBRIAN COAST - Ravenglass & Grange-over-Sands

From LINLITHGOW, Edinburgh Waverley, Drem, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnmouth, Morpeth, Cramlington, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hexham, Haltwhistle
Via the East Coast and Tyne Valley then along the Cumbrian Coast line to Ravenglass (for Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway) and Grange-over-Sands (for Lake Windermere Cruise).
( Tour organised jointly with North East Railtours )

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Saturday 26 October : FORT WILLIAM
Double-headed steam-hauled southbound by 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier and 44871

From POLMONT, Falkirk High, Westerton, Dumbarton Central
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.
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