20180224 – ModelRail and the Glasgow Suburbs


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An early start this morning as I intended to get to Stirling in time to see the 1S25 London Euston-Inverness Caledonian Sleeper. I did arrive in time and happened to catch it arriving on my cars dash-cam. The sleeper had DBS class 67, 67007 in charge. Another early arrival was the 4H47 Mossend Yard-Inverness ‘Tesco’ intermodal which passed around thirty-seven minutes early at around 05:08 and hauled by DRS class 66 locomotive, 66424.

The early arrival of the ‘Tesco’, meant that I could have twenty minutes or so stretched out in the car, (with the heater on), before I had to catch my train into Glasgow Queen Street for the next part of the days’ proceedings.

The journey to and from Glasgow served as a ‘first’ for me today in the sense that I forsook paper tickets and opted to use my Scotrail smart card for the first time. I have had a smart card for a couple of years, as it is incorporated into a discount railcard that I use but this was my first use of it today.

On arrival at Glasgow Queen Street, I did have to purchase a paper ticket though, in the form of an SPT Roundabout ticket.

My first journey was via the Glasgow Subway to St. Enoch, a single stop away and not far from Glasgow Central, which was where I headed in order to see the 1S26 London Euston-Glasgow Central Caledonian Sleeper, hauled by GBRf class 92 electric locomotive, 92043; and it’s associated ECS movement, 5S26 Glasgow Central-Polmadie TMD, hauled by Colas Rail class 47, 47749. My! That took me back a bit!

There were plenty of Enthusiasts about as today is the middle of three days of Modelrail Scotland, at the Exhibition Centre, Finnieston, in Glasgow, and it was to there that I headed after 5S26 departed, pausing only for a quick

Ken gets busy with the video camera as Scotrail class 314, 314214 gets ready to depart from Corkerhill station on 24th February 2018 with a service for Glasgow Central.

cup of tea and to get some more shots of the Scotrail class 314, which are soon to be withdrawn.

I met up with my mate Ken at the Exhibition Centre and we spent a couple of hours walking around the various layouts. Whilst I am not a railway modeller, I really appreciate the time and effort that the various clubs and individuals go to in order to produce their layouts. The detail is superb, and, I notice that computer control is becoming more prominent on layouts now.

After our visit to Modelrail, Ken and I headed back to Glasgow Central,

where the rest of the day was to be spent ‘chasing’ class 314s’, on their various routes.

Our first port of call, (after a cup of tea), was the Paisley Canal line, where we took photos at Paisley Canal and Corkerhill stations, and where we had a nice chat with the Ticket Examiner on the way back to Glasgow.

Next, it was back to Paisley, but by a different route, boarding a Gourock bound class 314, we alighted at Paisley Gilmour Street and spent around an hour there, before heading back to Glasgow Central, (in a class 380 I’m afraid 🙁 ); before boarding another class class 314 and completing a circuit of the Cathcart Circle.

On arrival back at Glasgow Central, Ken headed for home and, after a bite to eat, I headed back to Stirling to catch two late night freights before also heading for home.

On the whole, a very enjoyable day.  🙂


Locomotives & Multiple-Units seen over the course of the day:

Buchanan Street (U):
125 133
Corkerhill TMD:
156509 314201
Exhibition Centre:
318250 318254 318263 320303 320411
Glasgow Central:
47749 92043 156435 156462 156465 156478 156494 156495 156499 156501
156502 156505 156506 156510 156511 156512 156514 158730 158786 185118
220015 221118 221119 314202 314203 314204 314205 314206 314209 314210
314211 314212 314214 314216 318259 318264 318267 320306 320307 320309
320313 320415 350404 380001 380002 380003 380004 380006 380007 380008
380011 380015 380018 380104 380105 380106 380107 380111 380112 380114
380115 390020 390117 390131 390138
Glasgow Central (L\L):
320303 320319 320413 334036
Glasgow Queen Street:
156474 156503 158728 170393 170426 170428 170461 380103
Hillington East:
314212
Paisley Gilmour Street:
314202 314210 314212 320309 380001
380003 380004 380006 380008 380009 380012 380016 380020 380108 380109
380114 DR73932 DR73941
Partick:
318268 318269 318270 320311 320320 320321 334016 334030 334032
Queens Park:
314211
Shields Road ETMD:
314207 314208 320417 334036 380017 380019 380108
Stirling:
66068 66302 66424 67010 156430 156467 156505 158706 158711 158726
158728 158735 158741 158782 158786 158869 170410 170413 170415 170419
170426 170428 170450 170453 170457 170471 170472 170474 170478


Here are a list of the locomotive-hauled workings seen during the day:

Location

Sch Arr

Sch Dep

Headcode

Plat

Act Arr

Act Dep

Type

Route

Loco 1

Loco 2

Stirling

04:52

04:55

1S25

2

04:42

04:46

Sleeper

London Euston-Inverness 

67007

 

Stirling 

Pass

05:45

4H47

2

Pass

05:08

Intermodal

Mossend Yard-Inverness  (Tesco)

66424

 

Glasgow Central 

07:18

 

1S26

1

07:18

 

Sleeper

London Euston-Glasgow Central 

92043

 

Glasgow Central 

07:32

 

0S26

1

07:34

 

Lt. Loco 

Polmadie TMD-Glasgow Central 

47749

 

Glasgow Central 

 

08:11

5S26

1

 

08:11

ECS

Glasgow Central-Polmadie TMD

47749

92043

Stirling 

Pass

22:31

6D84

3

22:22

22:24

China Clay (E)

Aberdeen Waterloo-Mossend 

66068

 

Stirling 

Pass

22:39

4N83

3

Pass

22:28

Intermodal 

Aberdeen Craiginches-Grangemouth 

66302

 


And here is the travel log:

From

Sch DT

Act DT

To

Sch AT

Act AT

Loco \ Unit

Headcode

M

Ch

Stirling

05:57

05:55

Glasgow Queen Street

06:35

06:34

170426/ 170428

1T02

29

46

Buchanan Street (U)

06:41

06:41

St Enoch (U)

06:43

06:43

133/125

STPU

00

27

Glasgow Central (L/L)

08:52

08:52

Exhibition Centre

08:55

08:56

318263/ 320414

2F11

00

75

Exhibition Centre 

13:40

13:42

Glasgow Central (L/L)

13:43

13:45

320303

2L08

00

75

Glasgow Central  

14:42

14:42

Paisley Canal

15:00

14:59

314213

2D35

07

47

Paisley Canal

15:05

15:05

Corkerhill

15:14

15:14

314213

2D36

03

69

Corkerhill

15:20

15:21

Paisley Canal

15:30

15:31

314216

2D37

03

69

Paisley Canal

15:35

15:35

Glasgow Central

15:54

15:55

314216

2D38

07

47

Glasgow Central

16:06

16:06

Paisley Gilmour Street

16:21

16:20

314206

2G39

07

16

Paisley Gilmour Street

17:14

17:14

Glasgow Central

17:31

17:31

380003

2G66

07

16

Glasgow Central

17:51

17:51

Cathcart via Crosshill

18:04

18:04

314211

2O34

03

40

Cathcart 

18:04

18:04

Glasgow Central via Maxwell Park

18:21

18:23

314211

2O34

04

36

Glasgow Central (L/L)

19:24

19:24

Partick

19:32

19:35

320319/ 320412

2F13

02

11

Partick

19:45

19:46

Glasgow Queen Street (L/L)

19:51

19:52

320311/ 318270

2E56

02

58

Glasgow Queen Street

20:18

20:18

Stirling

21:00

21:00

158728

2N61

29

46