Royal Scotsman 2022

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A list of journeys operated by The Royal Scotsman train during 2022.

The trains are usually hauled by GBRf Class 66 locos 66743 or 66746 in Royal Scotsman livery.

There are three regular tour itineraries, plus a few special tours during the season.

Classic (Scotland's Classic Splendours) 5 Day/4 Night Tour
Day 1: 1H79 1345 Edinburgh - Keith via Aberdeen
Day 2: 1H80 0840 Keith - Kyle (or 1H77 1250 Elgin - Kyle)
Day 3: 1H81 0840 Kyle – Boat of Garten (or 1H78 0659 Kyle - Boat of Garten)
Day 4: 1H82 1115 Boat of Garten - Dundee (reverse at Perth)
Day 5: 1H84 0807 Dundee – Edinburgh
The 'Scotch Malt Whisky' tour and the 'Heritage Homes & Gardens' tour are variations of the Classic.

Western (Western Scenic Wonders) 4 Day/3 Night Tour
Day 1: 1H85 1345 Edinburgh - Spean Bridge (reverses at Dalmeny Loop and Springburn)
Day 2: 1H86 0823 Spean Bridge - Fort William - Mallaig - Fort William, 1643 Fort William - Bridge of Orchy
Day 3: 1H87 0749 Bridge of Orchy – Wemyss Bay, 1829 Wemyss Bay - Kilmarnock
Day 4: 1H88 0554 Kilmarnock - Edinburgh

The Western Trip operates in top and tail mode due to the length of the train on the Mallaig extension. On arrival back at Fort William, one loco stables and runs light (as 0H87) to Wemyss Bay on Day 3 to re-attach to the train. This means the veranda coach is at the rear for the journey over Rannoch Moor.

Highland (Taste of the Highlands) 3 Day/2 Night Tour
Day 1: 1H89 1345 Edinburgh - Boat of Garten
Day 2: 1H90 1200 Aviemore - Inverness - Aberdeen - Dundee
Day 3: 1H91 0807 Dundee – Edinburgh

Between tours, the train is serviced at Craigentinny Depot.
On days the train arrives back in Edinburgh, but does not have an afternoon departure (shown 'N/A' = None Advertised), the empty stock may run as 5D91 1003 Edinburgh to Hamilton sidings for maintenance work. The return working before a tour usually runs as 5B79 from Hamilton to Craigentinny.

% indicates changes for engineering work.

Departure Date, Tour

31-Mar, Thu, Empty Test Run 5Z78 Hamilton - Edinburgh - Hamilton (66706)

  • 04-Apr, Mon, Classic 66746 1H79
  • 08-Apr, Fri, (N/A) ECS to Hamilton
  • 10-Apr, Sun, (N/A) - 4 day Private tour to Tain 66746
  • 13-Apr, Wed, (N/A) ECS to Hamilton
  • 15-Apr, Fri, Western 1H85 66743 & 66746
  • 18-Apr, Mon, Classic - 66746
  • 22-Apr, Fri, Western - 1H85 started from Dalmuir 66743 & 66746
  • 25-Apr, Mon, Classic - 66743
  • 29-Apr, Fri, (N/A) ECS to Hamilton
  • 30-Apr, Sat, Highland - 1H89 66743

  • 02-May, Mon, Classic - 66743
  • 06-May, Fri, Western
  • 09-May, Mon, Classic
  • 13-May, Fri, (N/A)
  • 14-May, Sat, Classic
  • 18-May, Wed, Highland
  • 20-May, Fri, Western
  • 23-May, Mon, Classic
  • 27-May, Fri, Western. 1H85 via Falkirk High
  • 30-May, Mon, Heritage Homes & Gardens. Via Dunblane on Day 4.

  • 01-Jul, Fri, Western. 1H85 via Falkirk High.
  • 04-Jul, Mon, Classic
  • 08-Jul, Fri, (N/A)
  • 09-Jul, Sat, Highland. Day 2 not via Keith & Aberdeen.
  • 11-Jul, Mon, Classic
  • 15-Jul, Fri, Western
  • 18-Jul, Mon, Highland. Day 1 1H89, 1Z89 T&T 66743 & 66746, Day 2 1Z90 66743
  • 20-Jul, Wed, Classic / Whisky. Day 2: 1H76, 1H77. Day 3 1H78
  • 24-Jul, Sun, (N/A)
  • 25-Jul, Mon, Classic (Strike on Wed 27th)
  • 29-Jul, Fri, Western

  • 01-Aug, Mon, Classic
  • 05-Aug, Fri, (N/A or Classic?)
  • 10-Aug, Wed, Highland
  • 12-Aug, Fri, Western
  • 15-Aug, Mon, Classic (Day 5 BoG to Edinburgh via Stirling)
  • 19-Aug, Fri, Western ECS to Hamilton
  • 22-Aug, Mon, Classic / Whisky, Four-days only
  • 25-Aug, Thu, (N/A)
  • 26-Aug, Fri, Western
  • 29-Aug, Mon, (N/A)

See Also