Monday, April 28, 2014

Steaming through Nairn again this Thursday 1st and Saturday 3rd – “The Great Britain V11”

Steam enthusiasts will have two chances to see coal-fired locomotives in Nairn this week. The Railway Touring Company’s website gives details of when their Great Britain railtour 2014 will pass through Nairn.

On Thursday the 1st May  a LMS Black 5 class 4-6-0 steam locomotive will take over the train for the journey from Aberdeen to Inverness. The times on the site are Aberdeen 14:07,  Huntly 16:54, Inverness 19.20. The train will obviously be travelling slowly with a few stops so exactly what time it arrives in Nairn might be hard to work out precisely.

The return journey on Saturday 3rd is a bit more precise quoting: Inverness (Platform 1) 09:37, Nairn 10:15. More information here.

Two opportunities then for railway enthusiasts and photographers to get a glimpse of the way things used to be. An image here from 2012 posted on the Visit Nairn facebook pages gives you an idea of what to expect and on Saturday two 'Black 5's' No.45407 and No.44871 will be steaming through in the Aberdeen direction. 

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