Off for a sleep
Thursday, 16th June, 2005
|Mucho claggo from 416 after pulling away from the signal|
|Almost ready for the off|
Not satisfied with being late already 37416 decided to throw a real spanner in the works but losing power at every opportunity.
|With a bit of tinkering 37416 springs back into life… for now.|
|As is traditional with any West Highland line bash a shot out the window should be obtained, for this purpose I used Monessie George|
|After 37416s dismal performance on the Fort William portion 37417 was sent light loco from Motherwell to bring the evenings train back to Edinburgh and tow 416 back to Motherwell for some much needed attention, seen here pausing at Bridge of Orchy|
|The last sprinter of the day heads towards Glasgow at it climbs to County March Summit|
|With the 6Y16 'Alcan' service 66107 slows for a RETB token exchange at Bridge of Orchy|
|After rounding the Horseshoe Curve 66107 powers up towards County March Summit|
|After this point the infamous Scottish midges (latin name smalluspaininthearseus) started to come out to play, thanks to them I now have arms like a spotty teenagers face!|
Forget sunscreen - use midge repellent!
Having done the inward sleeper it was now time to get a shot or two of the inward sleeper.
|With the 1Y11 morning sleeper 37401 ambles through Glen Falloch|
|Not quite making it to the right location before 401 departs|
|Taking the tourist route from Inverness to Fort William you run along the length of Loch Ness, I'm sure there is a monster in there somewhere!|
|Woo woo, chhuff thing shunting at Fort William|
|A pause at Garelochhead as 401 heads us back to Edinburgh|
And the job of getting my home to England fell to GNER livered 90024, the first of which I knew about was from a gen report of the train passing Northampton from Les Pitcher
|And finally we arrive back at Euston|
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