26-01-2017: Bitterly Cold on the Fife Circle

I went out to Inverkeithing this evening in the never ending quest of trying to get a decent Fife Circle

DRS class 68, 68022 ‘Resolution’ stands at Inverkeithing on 26th January 2017 with the 2G13 Edinburgh-Glenrothes with Thornton Scotrail service

loco hauled night shot. Sorry to say I failed miserably (see photo below). It look ok, but it’s heavily edited and I think I know now what I’m doing wrong.

Photographic ability (or lack of it) aside, it was a clear but bitterly cold night. Perfect for night photography as there was no cloud and no orange sky.

DRS class 68, 68022 ‘Resolution’ headed the 2G13 Edinburgh- Glenrothes with Thornton service and it’s 2K14 return, while 68007 ‘Valiant’ was the 2L69 Edinburgh-Cardenden, which returned as the 5L70 Cardenden-Mossend Yard ECS.

Virgin Trains East Coast class 43’s 43208 & 43308 ‘Highland Chieftain’ were on the 1S20 London Kings Cross-Aberdeen service.

Here is a list of all locomotives and multiple units seen:

43208 43308 68007 68022
158708 158710 158724 158728 158729 158733 158738 158868 158870 170395 170408 170409
170413 170414 170430 170450 170451 170460 170461 170475 221124

Here’s a list of the loco hauled services seen:

Location

Sch Arr

Sch Dep

Headcode

Plat

Act Arr

Act Dep

Type

Route

Loco 1

Loco 2

Inverkeithing

17:28

17:28

2G13

2

17:31

17:32

LH Passenger

Edinburgh-Glenrothes with Thornton

68022

Inverkeithing

17:45

17:45

2L69

2

17:47

17:48

LH Passenger

Edinburgh-Cardenden

68007

Inverkeithing

18:52

18:53

2K14

1

18:53

18:55

LH Passenger

Glenrothes with Thornton-Edinburgh

68022

Inverkeithing

18:53

18:55

1S20

2

18:55

18:58

HST

London Kings Cross-Aberdeen

43208

43308

Inverkeithing

Pass

19:16

5L70

1

Pass

19:15

ECS

Cardenden-Mossend Yard

68007