Fife Circle variety, 1979-2016

 

The Cowdenbeaths and Cardenden's of the Fife circle network have seen an extraordinary variety of power on loco hauled commuter services over the years. A selection below and you can still sample loco hauled action to Cowdenbeath and Cardenden during the Monday to Friday peaks...

 

 

55009  1710 Edinburgh - Cardenden 260379

46032  1710 Edinburgh - Cardenden 030479

47100  1710 Edinburgh - Cardenden 100479

40012  1710 Edinburgh - Cardenden 120479

27018  2G26 0816 Cardenden - Waverly 100286

27051  2G01 0605 Waverly - Cowdenbeath 010886

27001  2G24 0740 Cardenden - Waverly 010886

26032} 2G01 0605 Waverly - Cowdenbeath 110886

26046}

20221} 0816 Cardenden - Waverly 280886

20208}

20221} 1730 Waverly - Cardenden 280886

20208}

20110}            1705 Edinburgh - Cardenden 150986

20224}

20218} 1840 Cardenden - Edinburgh 170986

20225}

26003  2G31 1705 Edinburgh - Cardenden 260986

 

By late 86 DMU's took over all the Cardenden and Cowdenbeath turns but the loco hauled trains returned with class 67 and stock starting in May 2011. 4 years later class 68's had replaced the "Skips" to bring yet more variety to the "Fife Circle"

 

Sample phots:

 

21088627052cowwebr.jpg 27052 thrashes out of Dumfermline with the 0605 Edinburgh - Cowdenbeath on 210886

 

250886260240647maedcowwebr.jpg 26024 arrives at Cowdenbeath with the 0647 Markinch - Edinburgh on 250886

 

12021467007amfifewebr.jpg 67007 rests at Waverly after working the morning commuter from Glenrothes on 120214

 

09091668007webr.jpg 68007 at Haymarket with the 0735 Cardendendendendenden! - Edinburgh on 090916

 

09091668023webr.jpg 68023 at Waverly prior to departure with the 1708 Edinburgh - Glenrothes on 090916

 

 

2012 Fife circle bits linked here

More "Fife Circle" bits to follow, contributions welcome!

 

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