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Glasgow & Edinburgh to Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Forfar & Aberdeen

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Timetable from Bradshaw's April 1910 Railway Guide covering services from Edinburgh to Linlithgow, Falkirk, Stirling, Oban and Perth and return.


Timetable from Bradshaw's July 1922 Railway Guide covering services from Edinburgh to Falkirk, Larbert, Stirling, Oban and Perth and return.


Ex-Caledonian Railway 49 Class (LMSR Class 4P) 4-6-0 No. 14750 leaves Perth and passes Perth Ticket Platform with the 5.30pm Aberdeen to Glasgow train, formerly The Grampian Express, in July 1926. The semaphore route indicator on the buffer-beam indicates that the train is routed via Coatbridge to Glasgow Central in order to provide connections with overnight trains to England. The two 49 Class locomotives were fitted with superheaters in 1911 and lost the smokebox wingplates originally fitted when rebuilt with new cylinders in 1924. As such, they outlived their successors, the 903 Class, and were withdrawn from service in 1933. [LPC, Real Photographs Co.]


Table 109, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 27th September, 1948, covering services from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Forfar and Aberdeen [Part 1 of 5].


Table 109, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 27th September, 1948, covering services from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Forfar and Aberdeen [Part 2 of 5].


Table 109, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 27th September, 1948, covering services from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Forfar and Aberdeen [Part 3 of 5].


Table 109, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 27th September, 1948, covering services from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Forfar and Aberdeen [Part 4 of 5].


Table 109, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 27th September, 1948, covering services from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Forfar and Aberdeen [Part 5 of 5].


Table 109, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 27th September, 1948, covering services from Aberdeen, Forfar, Inverness, Dundee, Perth and Stirling to Edinburgh and Glasgow [Part 1 of 5].


Table 109, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 27th September, 1948, covering services from Aberdeen, Forfar, Inverness, Dundee, Perth and Stirling to Edinburgh and Glasgow [Part 2 of 5].


Table 109, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 27th September, 1948, covering services from Aberdeen, Forfar, Inverness, Dundee, Perth and Stirling to Edinburgh and Glasgow [Part 3 of 5].


Table 109, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 27th September, 1948, covering services from Aberdeen, Forfar, Inverness, Dundee, Perth and Stirling to Edinburgh and Glasgow [Part 4 of 5].


Table 109, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 27th September, 1948, covering services from Aberdeen, Forfar, Inverness, Dundee, Perth and Stirling to Edinburgh and Glasgow [Part 5 of 5].


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44980 approaches Kinnaber Junction with The Granite City, the 10.0am Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train, on 1st August, 1953. [G.H. Robin]


Ex-Caledonian Railway 72 Class (LMSR Class 3P) 4-4-0 No. 54483 approaches Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station with the 8.55am train from Stepps on 3rd August, 1953. The train consists of an odd mixture of carriages for a local working, the leading vehicles being an ex-LNER Open Third and an ex-LMSR 12-wheel kitchen/restaurant car. [P. Hay]


BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No. 73007 waits to take over the up Saint Mungo in the south end bay platforms at Perth Station during the summer of 1954. An Edinburgh train headed by ex-LNER Class A3 4-6-2 No. 60037 HYPERION stands at the platform behind No. 73007. [J.L. Stevenson]


Ex-LNER Class V4 2-6-2 No. 61700 BANTAM COCK and ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44979 climb past Nigg Bay with the up The Granite City on 20th August, 1954. Pilot locomotives on this train often worked as far as Forfar. [W.J.V. Anderson]


A busy scene at the south end of Perth Station on 16th April, 1955, with ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44931 heading an arrival from Inverness on the left, BR Standard Class 6 4-6-2 No. 72007 CLAN MACKINTOSH heading the 12.15pm train to London Euston, ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60004 WILLIAM WHITELAW heading the 12.5pm train to Edinburgh Waverley, BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No. 73005 heading the up Saint Mungo from Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street), and on the right, ex-Caledonian Railway 0-4-4T No. 55213 on station pilot duty. [G.H. Robin]


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44677 catches the evening sun at Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station on 23rd June, 1957, as it waits to depart with the 7.35pm (SuO) train to Aberdeen. Beyond the locomotive can be seen part of Buchanan Street Goods Depot which was at one time the largest of its kind in Scotland. It closed on 6th August, 1962, four years before the adjacent passenger station. [Brian Morrison]


On 1st August, 1959, Restaurant Composite car No. Sc219M (formerly Pullman Car Queen Margaret, built in 1927) is about to be removed from the rear of the 11.45am Oban to Glasgow train at Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station by ex-LMSR Class 4 2-6-4T No. 42207. Commencing in 1914, the Pullman Car Co. provided catering services on Caledonian Railway trains; however, the agreement expired in 1933 and the Pullman cars were taken into LMSR stock. They received BR livery after 1948 and remained in service well into BR days. [W.A.C. Smith]


BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No. 73150 awaits departure from Perth General Station with the 5.30pm Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train. Twenty members of this class were built with Caprotti valve gear, of which ten were allocated to St. Rollox shed, Glasgow. [Derek Penney]


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44786 departs from Forfar with the 8.15am Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train on the snowy morning of 4th February, 1961. [W. Sellar]


NBL Type 2 (TOPS Class 21) Nos. D6108 and D6135 await departure from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station with the 12.0pm train to Oban on 13th May, 1961. The cooling tower of Pinkston Power Station can be seen above the leading carriage of the train. [Michael Mensing]


BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No. 73151 passes St. Rollox Shed with the 10.0am Dundee West to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 1st May, 1962. [W.S. Sellar]


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 45084 stands at St. Rollox Station with the 5.1pm train from Grangemouth to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 4th July, 1962. On the left is Sighthill Goods Station, while on the right can be seen part of the former Caledonian Railway St. Rollox Works. [D. Hume]


Ex-LNER Class A2/3 4-6-2 No. 60522 STRAIGHT DEAL passes St. Rollox Shed with the 9.30am (SO) Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 5th January, 1963. On the left, an LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 and a BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 stand adjacent to the coaling stage. [S. Rickard]


Table 32, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 17th June, 1963, covering services from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) and Edinburgh (Princes Street) to Stirling, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen [Part 1 of 5].


Table 32, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 17th June, 1963, covering services from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) and Edinburgh (Princes Street) to Stirling, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen [Part 2 of 5].


Table 32, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 17th June, 1963, covering services from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) and Edinburgh (Princes Street) to Stirling, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen [Part 3 of 5].


Table 32, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 17th June, 1963, covering services from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) and Edinburgh (Princes Street) to Stirling, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen [Part 4 of 5].


Table 32, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 17th June, 1963, covering services from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) and Edinburgh (Princes Street) to Stirling, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen [Part 5 of 5].


Table 32, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 17th June, 1963, covering services from Aberdeen to Dundee, Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh (Princes Street) and Glasgow (Buchanan Street) [Part 1 of 5].


Table 32, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 17th June, 1963, covering services from Aberdeen to Dundee, Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh (Princes Street) and Glasgow (Buchanan Street) [Part 2 of 5].


Table 32, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 17th June, 1963, covering services from Aberdeen to Dundee, Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh (Princes Street) and Glasgow (Buchanan Street) [Part 3 of 5].


Table 32, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 17th June, 1963, covering services from Aberdeen to Dundee, Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh (Princes Street) and Glasgow (Buchanan Street) [Part 4 of 5].


Table 32, British Railways Scottish Region Timetable commencing 17th June, 1963, covering services from Aberdeen to Dundee, Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh (Princes Street) and Glasgow (Buchanan Street) [Part 5 of 5].


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 45465 heads the 9.25am Crewe to Aberdeen train over Den of Cowie Viaduct, a short distance to the north of Stonehaven, on the bright evening of 9th August, 1963. [Peter A. Fry]


Ex-LNER Class A2 4-6-2 No. 60527 SUN CHARIOT restarts The Grampian, the 1.30pm Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train, from Bridge of Dun on the wet afternoon of 7th September, 1963. [W.A.C. Smith]


Ex-LNER Class V2 2-6-2 No. 60835 leaves Buchanan Street Tunnel and is about to pass beneath Dobbie's Loan as it approaches Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station with The Grampian, the 1.30pm train from Aberdeen, on 27th September, 1963. On the left, ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 45473 stands on the turntable road. [W.A.C. Smith]


NBL Type 2 (TOPS Class 21) Nos. D6134 and D6119 prepare to leave Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station with the 6.15pm train to Dundee West on 1st November, 1963. [N. Pollock]


NBL Type 2 (Class 29) No. D6123, experimentally rebuilt in 1963 with a Paxman Ventura engine and other modifications, has just passed Germiston Low Junction and is approaching St. Rollox Locomotive Shed with the 10.15am Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train on 26th November, 1963. Unlike the nineteen later rebuilds, this locomotive retained its gangway doors and headcode discs. [N. Pollock]


BR Standard Class 6 4-6-2 No. 72006 CLAN MACKENZIE passes through the deep cutting on the approach to the summit to the south of Gleneagles with the 12.10pm Perth to London Euston train on 20th February, 1964. [K.M. Falconer]


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44978 leaves Edinburgh (Princes Street) Station with the 4.22pm train for Perth on 29th February, 1964. [W.A.C. Smith]


As BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No. 73152 awaits departure from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station with the 5.35pm train for Dunblane on 25th April, 1964, ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60026 MILES BEEVOR departs with The Saint Mungo, the 5.30pm express to Aberdeen. [W.A.C. Smith]


Ex-LNER Class V2 2-6-2 No. 60816 climbs the 1-in-79 gradient through Sighthill Cutting towrds St. Rollox Station with the 7.15pm Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Dundee train on 17th May, 1964. Note the two ex-LNER teak-panelled carriages added to the head of the train as strengtheners, the second being a former Great Eastern section 52' 6" vehicle. This remarkably barren and ugly location, which is only a short distance to the north of the centre of Glasgow, was the former site of Tennant's Chemical Works and was known locally as the Soda Wastes. It has now been obliterated by the M8 motorway and Sighhill Park. [D. Hume]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60004 WILLIAM WHITELAW arrives at Perth Station with the 7.10am Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 25th June, 1964. [Alan Wild]


Ex-LNER Class V2 2-6-2 No. 60970 descends towards Stonehaven from Drumlithie Summit with the 9.25am Crewe to Aberdeen train on 11th July, 1964. [Michael Mensing]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA descends towards Stonehaven from Drumlithie Summit with The St. Mungo, the 5.30pm Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train, on 11th July, 1964. [Michael Mensing]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60007 SIR NIGEL GRESLEY departs from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station on 20th August, 1964, with The Saint Mungo, the 5.30pm train to Aberdeen. On the right, a Birmingham RCW Type 2 (TOPS Class 27) stands at the head of the 5.50pm train to Callander. [W.A.C. Smith]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60007 SIR NIGEL GRESLEY passes Cove Bay with the 7.10am Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on a bright morning in September 1964. No. 60007 was one of six Class A4s which continued to work the Glasgow to Aberdeen route into 1966, but was withdrawn in February as the first casualty of that year. However, it was then purchased by the A4 Locomotive Society and was sent to Crewe Works for restoration. It returned to operation in 1967, restored in garter blue livery as LNER No. 4498, when it made several runs on BR lines including a visit to the Southern Region. Since the ending of BR's steam ban in 1971, this locomotive has been foremost amongst those preserved locomotives operating railtours and special trains on the main line. [J.B. Bucknall]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60007 SIR NIGEL GRESLEY departs from Larbert Station with the 1.30pm Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train in September 1964. [C. Lawson Kerr]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA heads away from Stonehaven with the 07.10 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 20th March, 1965. [C.E. Weston]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60031 GOLDEN PLOVER departs from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station with the 6.15pm train to Dundee on 19th April, 1965. The railway enthusiasts watching from the platform ends had just alighted from the SLS/BLS Scottish Rambler No.4 railtour which had arrived at an adjacent platform. [J.J. Smith]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60019 BITTERN passes Ballathie with The Saint Mungo, the 17.30 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train, on 19th April, 1965. Following repair at Darlington Works in March 1965, this became a regular working for No. 60019 in April that year. The train is approaching a dip in the line to a viaduct over the River Tay on the now closed section of the Caledonian main line between Stanley Junction and Kinnaber Junction. [Ken Plant]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60034 LORD FARINGDON passes over the Allan Water at a location near Kinbuck with the 17.30 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train during the summer of 1965. [Derek Penney]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60034 LORD FARINGDON approaches Cove Bay with the down Postal at just after 7am on a bright morning in June 1965. [J.B. Bucknall]


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44703 heads the 10.10 Aberdeen to London (Euston) train past Craiginches on the exit from Aberdeen, 13th July, 1965. The train took the Strathmore route at Kinnaber Junction, and had more carriages attached at Perth. [S.C. Nash]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60019 BITTERN slows for the Gleneagles stop as it passes Gleneagles Down distant signal with the 18.15 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train on 29th July, 1965. [A.V. Haymes]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA approaches Bridge of Dun station with The Bon Accord, the 07.10 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 5th August, 1965. [John Goss]


BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No. 73153 heads the 13.15 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Dundee (West) train at Castlecary on 21st August, 1965. [David Idle]


ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA stands at Perth Station with the 07.10 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train during the mid-1960s. [Derek Penney]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA heads The Bon Accord, the 07.10 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train, towards Bridge of Allan at Kippenross on 23rd August, 1965. [David Christie]


English Electric Type 4 (TOPS Class 40) No. D368 heads towards Bridge of Allan at Kippenross with the southbound St. Mungo, the 12.00 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train, on 23rd August, 1965. [David Christie]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60034 LORD FARINGDON runs towards Bridge of Allan at Kippenross with The Grampian, the 13.30 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train, on 23rd August, 1965. [David Christie]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA heads The St. Mungo, the 17.30 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train, at Kippenross, between Bridge of Allan and Dunblane, on 23rd August, 1965. [David Christie]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60024 KINGFISHER, allocated to St. Margaret's shed, passes through Bridge of Allan Station with The Bon Accord, the 07.10 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train, on 27th August, 1965. [David Christie]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60031 GOLDEN PLOVER approaches Bridge of Allan Station with The Grampian, the 08.25 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train, on 27th August, 1965. No. 60031 was at that time allocated to St. Rollox Shed, and didn't seem to receive the same attention as the other Scottish Class A4s received. It had a diagonal yellow stripe on its cabside which was normally found only on London Midland Region locomotives; it signified that the locomotive was not permitted to run south of Crewe. No. 60031 remained in service only for another two months. [David Christie]


Ex-LNER Class A2 4-6-2 No. 60530 SAYAJIRAO passes over Kincardine Viaduct with the 10.00 Dundee to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train during the summer of 1965. [C.E. Weston]


Ex-LNER Class A2 4-6-2 No. 60530 SAYAJIRAO starts away from Gleneagles Station with the 10.00 Dundee Tay Bridge to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 30th August, 1965. On this occasion, the train consisted of eight passenger vehicles and a bogie van. [Ken Plant]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60026 MILES BEEVOR arrives at Perth Station with the 07.10 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 31st August, 1965. The relief crew waits to take over after topping up the tender with water. [David Idle]


In filthy condition, BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No. 73149 departs from Perth Station with the 08.25 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train on 31st August, 1965. [David Idle]


At Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station on 31st August, 1965, ex-LNER Class B1 4-6-0 No. 61244 STRANG STEEL awaits departure with the 17.35 train to Dunblane, while ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60026 MILES BEEVOR prepares to depart with The Saint Mungo, the 17.30 express to Aberdeen. [W.A.C. Smith]


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44998 crosses Bridge No. 325 to the east of Carmont Signal Box on the 1-in-102 climb from Stonehaven with the 17.30 (SX) Aberdeen to Perth train on 31st August, 1965. At the time, this train was booked to be worked by an ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2, but No. 44998 appeared again on the following day, suggesting that the booked locomotive was under repair. [Ken Plant]


Ex-LNER Class A2 4-6-2 No. 60530 SAYAJIRAO climbs towards Kinbuck with the 18.15 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Dundee West train on 31st August, 1965. [Derek Penney]


Ex-LNER Class A2 4-6-2 No. 60530 SAYAJIRAO takes the Scottish Central line at Hilton Junction with the 10.00 Dundee West to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 1st September, 1965. [Derek Penney]


Brush Type 4 (Class 47) No. D1847 passes Carmont Signal Box with the Up afternoon Aberdeen to Glasgow postal train on 2nd September, 1965. [P. Hocquard]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60034 LORD FARINGDON crosses the Allan Water, a short distance to the north of Dunblane Station, with The Saint Mungo, the 17.30 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen express, on the sunny summer evening of 2nd September, 1965. The spire of Dunblane Cathedral can be seen above the leading carriage. At the time this photo was taken, No. 60034 was one of eight survivors of its class in Scotland, and was recorded as performing well. [Ken Plant]


Ex-LNER Class V2 2-6-2 No. 60844 arrives at a busy Cumbernauld Station on 18th September, 1965, with the 10.00 Dundee (Tay Bridge) to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train. Buildings of the encroaching new town can be seen above the Caledonian Railway station building on the left. [W.A.C. Smith]


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44703 heads the 06.20 Aberdeen to Perth semi-fast train past Drumlithie in 1966. [Derek Penney]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60024 KINGFISHER crosses the River South Esk, a short distance to the west of Bridge of Dun, with the 13.30 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 12th April, 1966. Bridge of Dun's 'down' distant signal can be seen above the leading carriage of the train. [C.E. Weston]


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44794 heads the 13.30 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train past the site of Farnell Road station on 28th May, 1966. The locomotive is working hard at this point as it has just begun the four-mile-long climb of Farnell Road bank, the gradients of which varied from 1-in-100 at the foot to 1-in-143 just before the summit on the approach to the former Glasterlaw station. Farnell Road was amongst the isolated wayside stations which closed in the mid-1950s. In the summer 1951 timetable, Farnell Road was served by two trains in each direction on weekdays, but this meagre service was better than that of Glasterlaw which had been closed in April 1951. [D. Hume]


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44794 departs from Gleneagles Station with the 13.30 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 28th May, 1966. [R. Hobbs]


Ex-LNER Class A2 4-6-2 No. 60532 BLUE PETER heads The Grampian, the 13.30 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train, away from the coastal town of Stonehaven in June 1966. No. 60532 had recently been transferred to Aberdeen Ferryhill shed to bolster the dwindling number of A4s remaining in service. At this point the railway swings inland, following the Carron Water to the summit at Carmont. [Derek Penney]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60024 KINGFISHER heads the 17.15 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train towards Carmont in June 1966. [Derek Penney]


The tender of ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60034 LORD FARINGDON receives coal at Ferryhill Shed prior to working The Grampian, the 13.30 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train, on 14th June, 1966. [Roger Siviter]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60019 BITTERN climbs past Nigg Bay with the 17.15 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 14th June, 1966. [Roger Siviter]


Ex-LNER Class A2 4-6-2 No. 60532 BLUE PETER heads south from Dunblane towards Kippenross Tunnel with the 13.30 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on the overcast afternoon of 16th June, 1966. No. 60532 was built at Doncaster Works in March 1948, named Blue Peter after the 1939 Derby and 2,000 Guineas winner, and was the last Class A2 locomotive in traffic when withdrawn in December 1966. [R. Hobbs]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60024 KINGFISHER heads the 08.26 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train away from Stonehaven on 28th June, 1966. During the previous winter, the A4 Pacifics had surrendered the three-hour Glasgow to Aberdeen trains to diesel traction, but had been miraculously restored to working the 08.26 from Glasgow and 17.15 return for the duration of the summer timetable. During the last week in June, all three serviceable A4s, Nos. 60019, 60024 and 60034, were active. [Derek Penney]


Having topped the summit at Carmont, ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60034 LORD FARINGDON accelerates The Grampian, the 13.30 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train, on the easier grade towards Drumlithie on 29th June, 1966. [Derek Penney]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60034 LORD FARINGDON approaches Buchanan Street Tunnel with The Granite City, the 08.25 Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train, during July 1966. [D. Hume]


Ex-LNER Class A2 4-6-2 No. 60532 BLUE PETER departs from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station with The Granite City, the 08.25 train to Aberdeen, on 4th July, 1966. [D. Hume]


Ex-LMSR Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44704 passes Germiston Junction Signal Box with the 5.50pm Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Stirling train on 12th July, 1966. The Rutherglen and Balornock Railway, commonly known as 'The Switchback', veered off to the right before passing below the main line to Gartcosh and Coatbridge. [D. Hume]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60034 LORD FARINGDON departs from Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station with The Grampian, the 08.25 train to Aberdeen, on 20th July, 1966. [D. Hume]


Ex-LNER Class V2 2-6-2 No. 60813 climbs towards Camperdown Junction S.B. with the 11.00 (SO) Glasgow (Buchanan Street) to Aberdeen train on 6th August, 1966. This train ran only on Saturdays from 25th June to 13th August that year. [J. Kernahan]


Ex-LNER Class A2 4-6-2 No. 60532 BLUE PETER heads downgrade approaching the closed Bridge of Allan Station with the 13.30 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on 6th August, 1966. [Derek Penney]


Ex-LNER Class V2 2-6-2 No. 60919 departs from Bridge of Dun station with the 07.15 Perth to Aberdeen train, 13th August, 1966. [M.S. Burns]


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60024 KINGFISHER heads the 13.30 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) train on the level section of line between Bridge of Dun and Farnell Road on 25th August, 1966. [I.S. Krause]


Heading the very last train from Glasgow (Buchanan Street), the 23.25 to Inverness, Birmingham RCW Type 2 (TOPS Class 26) No. D5329 awaits departure on 6th November, 1966. [Eastbank Model Railway Club]


A view of the departure board at Glasgow (Buchanan Street) Station on 6th November, 1966, with the final departures displayed. The penultimate departure is for Aberdeen via Forfar, and the very last train from Buchanan Street Station is the 23.25 for Inverness. [Eastbank Model Railway Club]


English Electric Type 4 (TOPS Class 40) No. 265 heads the 07.20 Aberdeen to Glasgow (Queen Street) train through Gleneagles Station on 3rd May, 1971. [J.H. Cooper-Smith]


Brush Type 4 (Class 47) No. 47 704 Dunedin approaches Arbroath Station with the 11.25 Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen train on 2nd April, 1986. [Roger Siviter]


Brush Type 4 (TOPS Class 47) No. 47 712 Lady Diana Spencer heads the 15.25 Glasgow (Queen Street) to Aberdeen train at Craigo on 2nd April, 1986. [Roger Siviter]


Forming the 15.03 train from Stirling to Edinburgh Waverley, Metropolitan-Cammell (TOPS Class 101) 3-car DMU No. 101 318, consisting of DMCL No. Sc53176, TSL No. Sc59061 and DMBS No. Sc51244, approaches Bo'ness Junction on 30th May, 1988. [Brian Morrison]


Formed of two 3-car DMUs, the 15.10 Edinburgh Waverley to Dunblane train passes Bo'ness Junction on 30th May, 1988. The leading unit, No. 532, is composed of BR Swindon Cross Country (TOPS Class 120) DMBS No. 53699, followed by Metropolitan-Cammell (TOPS Class 101) TSL No. 59571 and Class 120 DMSL No. 53658, while the trailing unit consists of Class 120 DMBS No. 53733, Class 101 TSL No. 59065 and Class 101 DMBS No. 53215. [Brian Morrison]


Birmingham RCW (TOPS Class 104) 3-car DMU No. 457 climbs Cowlairs Incline forming the 19.37 Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane on 30th May, 1988. The set was formed of DMSL No. Sc53556, TBSL No. Sc59228 and DMSL No. Sc53504. [Brian Morrison]


Forming the 13.18 Glasgow (Queen Street) to Cumbernauld train, a BR Derby Class 150 2-car DMU passes the site of St. Rollox Shed on 15th November, 1996, by which time all trace of the former shed had been removed and only the 'up' and 'down' main lines remained. [Keith Sanders]


Forming the 13.08 Cumbernauld to Motherwell train, Metropolitan-Cammell (TOPS Class 101) 2-car DMU No. 101 692 stands at Greenfaulds Station on 28th June, 1997. [Stuart Mackay]


Having left the 'down' siding and crossed over to the 'up' line, Metropolitan-Cammell (TOPS Class 101) 2-car DMU No. 101 692 enters Cumbernauld Station prior to forming the 14.08 train to Motherwell on 28th June, 1997. [Stuart Mackay]


Having formed the 12.20 train from Motherwell, Metropolitan-Cammell (TOPS Class 101) 2-car DMU No. 101 690 stands at Cumbernauld Station on 8th January, 2000. [Stuart Mackay]


ScotRail Timetable commencing 23rd May, 2010, covering services from Glasgow Queen Street to Cumbernauld and Falkirk Grahamston.


ScotRail Timetable commencing 23rd May, 2010, covering services from Falkirk Grahamston to Cumbernauld and Glasgow Queen Street.


A northward view over Stirling Station from the recently-constructed footbridge over the south end of the station on 6th July, 2011, with the 15.13 Dunblane to Glasgow Queen Street train, formed by Adtranz Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 396, awaiting departure.


A northward view over Stirling Station from the recently-constructed footbridge over the south end of the station on 6th July, 2011, with the 15.13 Dunblane to Glasgow Queen Street train, formed by Adtranz Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 396, awaiting departure.


A southward view over the approaches to Stirling Station from the recently-constructed footbridge over the south end of the station on 6th July, 2011, with the 14.33 Edinburgh Waverley to Dunblane train, formed by BR Derby Class 158 2-car DMU No. 158 731, arriving.


A southward view over the approaches to Stirling Station from the recently-constructed footbridge over the south end of the station on 6th July, 2011, with the 14.48 Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane train, formed by Adtranz Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 395, approaching.


A southward view over the approaches to Stirling Station from the recently-constructed footbridge over the south end of the station on 6th July, 2011, with the 15.28 Dunblane to Edinburgh Waverley train, formed by BR Derby Class 158 2-car DMU No. 158 726, departing.


A southward view over the approaches to Stirling Station from the recently-constructed footbridge over the south end of the station on 6th July, 2011, with the 15.14 Perth to Glasgow Queen Street train, formed by Adtranz Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 430, departing.


A northward view over the S&D platforms at Stirling Station from the recently-constructed footbridge over the south end of the station on 6th July, 2011, with the 15.41 Alloa to Glasgow Queen Street train, formed by Adtranz Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 472, standing at the platform.


A southward view over the approaches to Stirling Station from the recently-constructed footbridge over the south end of the station on 6th July, 2011, with the 15.41 Alloa to Glasgow Queen Street train, formed by Adtranz Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 472, departing from the S&D platforms.


A southward view over the approaches to Stirling Station from the recently-constructed footbridge over the south end of the station on 6th July, 2011, with the 15.41 Alloa to Glasgow Queen Street train, formed by Adtranz Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 472, departing from the S&D platforms.


A southward view over the approaches to Stirling Station from the recently-constructed footbridge over the south end of the station on 6th July, 2011, with the 15.18 Glasgow Queen Street to Alloa train, formed by BR Derby Class 158 2-car DMU No. 158 711, forming a Glasgow to Alloa train, approaching the S&D platforms.


Forming the 13.33 Edinburgh Waverley to Dunblane train, ScotRail Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 470 calls at Edinburgh Park Station on the bright and sunny afternoon of 3rd November, 2014.


Forming the 13.33 Edinburgh Waverley to Dunblane train, ScotRail Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 470 calls at Edinburgh Park Station on the bright and sunny afternoon of 3rd November, 2014.


Forming the 13.33 Edinburgh Waverley to Dunblane train, ScotRail Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 470 calls at Edinburgh Park Station on the bright and sunny afternoon of 3rd November, 2014.


Forming the 13.33 Edinburgh Waverley to Dunblane train, ScotRail Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 470 calls at Edinburgh Park Station on the bright and sunny afternoon of 3rd November, 2014.


Forming the 12.58 Dunblane to Edinburgh Waverley train, ScotRail Class 158 2-car DMU No. 158 735 calls at Edinburgh Park Station on 3rd November, 2014.


Forming the 14.03 Edinburgh to Dunblane train, ScotRail Class 158 2-car DMU No. 158 725 arrives at Edinburgh Park Station on 3rd November, 2014.


Forming the 14.03 Edinburgh to Dunblane train, ScotRail Class 158 2-car DMU No. 158 725 takes on passengers at Edinburgh Park Station on 3rd November, 2014.


Forming the 14.03 Edinburgh to Dunblane train, ScotRail Class 158 2-car DMU No. 158 725 prepares to depart from Edinburgh Park Station on 3rd November, 2014.


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