Scottish Railway Preservation Society Steam Train Excursion crosses

The Forth Rail Bridge

May 2008

Steam Train Excursion over the Forth Rail Bridge  -  May 2008

Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                 Photograph taken May 18, 2008

 

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Forth Rail Bridge

Steam-hauled Excursion

This photograph is of the second of these two excursions crossing the Forth Rail Bridge at  5pm on Sunday May 18, 2008.

The train has just left Dalmeny Station and begins its crossing of the Forth Rail Bridge, heading to the north towards Fife, passing high above Hawes Inn at Queensferry.

These were the first steam-hauled excursions for several years to be allowed to cross the Forth Bridge. [Metro:  May 19, 2008].

 

Scottish Railway Preservation Society Excursions

May 19, 2008

Two Excursions

There were two Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursions from Edinburgh Waverley station on Sunday May 18, 2008.

A Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursion around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line and Fife Circle line departs from Edinburgh Waverley Station  -  May18, 2008

Both trains were hauled by Loco No 61994 'The Great Marquess'.

The trains departed from Edinburgh Waverley station at 10.20 am and at 4.12pm.  Both followed the same route:

-  around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line

A Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursion around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line and Fife Circle line crosses the roundabout at Cameron Toll, Edinburgh  -  May18, 2008

-  across the Forth Rail Bridge

   A Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursion around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line and Fife Circle line crosses the roundabout at Cameron Toll, Edinburgh  -  May18, 2008

-  around the Fife Circle Line, via Aberdour, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline

-  return across the Forth Rail Bridge

-  and back to Edinburgh Waverley station via the South Suburban Line.

 

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