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Luxury travel

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:57 pm
by Deepol
I can't remember what MERCO was an acronym for now, but they ran luxury land cruises in the late 1990s formed by ex- Manchester Pullman stock.This is at Dalmuir in September 1994 returning from Fort William. I think this spawned the Statesman.

Re: Luxury travel

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:06 pm
by Deepol
Another luxury tour train also still with us but with different stock nowadays is the Royal Scotsman. Previously in was the Queen of Scots and in the interim changeover period used its stock, a mixture of vintage and converted BR Mk1s.
This is it at Cardross in

Re: Luxury travel

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:07 pm
by Deepol
Another luxury tour train also still with us but with different stock nowadays is the Royal Scotsman. Previously in was the Queen of Scots and in the interim changeover period used its stock, a mixture of vintage and converted BR Mk1s.
This is it at Cardross in November 1988. Former MetCam Pullman coaches are now used on the train.
Also a pic taken in 1985 at Dalmuir on the Press Run.

Re: Luxury travel

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:51 am
by Deepol
Leaving Edinburgh on the start of its week long tour in June 1986 headed by 37260 RADIO HIGHLAND.

Re: Luxury travel

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:15 pm
by zaaf5710
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The Bellmond Royal Scotsman approaching Dumbarton East Station on 2nd September 2016
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Re: Luxury travel

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:03 pm
by zaaf5710
Bellmond Royal Scotsman passing through Dumbarton Central at 4pm on 19th May en route to an overnight at Spean Bridge. 66745 bringing up the rear. Note the observation balcony on the leading coach behind the loco which will be the rear coach on the return. The entire train set was turned out immaculately. I think that this is the first trip of 2017. The cost of this four night trip is upwards of a mere £3900.