Pathfinder Scot II

A loco-hauled railtour run by the Pathfinder Tours from Swindon to Scotland, covering rare track in the scottish lowlands on Saturday 15th August 1992. Highlights were: Powderhall, Leith South, Methil, Grangemouth and Menstrie.

37221 at Leith South 15/08/92 (p1247.jpg)

After a visit to the Powderhall refuse terminal, the second branch to be ciovered was to the docks at Leith South. Here 37221 is at the head of the train at the furthest point reached.

37221 at Cameron Bridge 15/08/92 (p1248.jpg)

The tour was top and tailed with Class 37s. Here 37221 is seen during a photo-stop at teh disused station of Cameron Bridge on the branch to Methil West. Despite the lit headlamp, 37221 is the trailing loco at this point.

37152 at Cameron Bridge 15/08/92 (p1249.jpg)

At the front was 37152, again at Cameron Bridge. As part of the reopeninkg of this line to passengers, a new station will be provided at Cameron Bridge, but apparently not on this site.

37152 at Stirling 15/08/92 (p1251.jpg)

After visits to the branches to Grangemouth and Menstrie (but not Westfield which was not available), the tour paused at Stirling so that both 37s could be placed at the front of the train. After leading the return from Cambus Jn on the Alloa line, 37152 waits at Stirling station.

37221 37152 at Stirling 15/08/92 (p1253.jpg)

Having run round through the staion, 37221 backs onto the train at the south end of Stirling station, under a host of semaphores worked from Stirling Middle Signal Box.

For more details on this tour and the route taken visit Six Bells Junction