Loco Clearances in Scotland

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It is now confirmed class 47's and 57's are cleared to run on the
following

FORT WILLIAM TO MALLAIG
Mallaig Branch - I am happy to accept, subject to current published
restrictions for Class 66 Loco's as published in Scotland Route PON
between Fort William Jn & Corpach plus the following additional:
Underbridge 29 (6m 400yds) - 20mph
No double-heading is permitted. In the event of a loco failure, top-
and-tail operation is required or alternatively a barrier vehicle of
60' must be introduced between failed & recovery loco's.

INVERNESS TO KYLE OF LOCHALSH
Kyle Line - I am happy to accept these loco's subject to the
following conditions:
Underbridge 1 (0m 671yds) - 10mph
Underbridge 40 (20m 517yds) - 10mph
Underbridge 70 (27m 1705yds) - 10mph
Underbridge 96 (39m 1243yds) - 20mph
Underbridge 103 (44m 249yds) - 20mph
Underbridge 104 (46m 253yds) - 20mph
No double-heading is permitted. In the event of a loco failure, top-
and-tail operation is required or alternatively a barrier vehicle of
60' must be introduced between failed & recovery loco's.

WEST HIGHLAND LINE
West Highland Line - I am happy to accept Class 47/57's under the
current published restrictions for Class 66 Loco's, as published in
Scotland Route PON. These are "stand alone" restrictions, except of
course for any relating to the particular Class of Train, as
published in the Sectional Appendix. No routine double-heading
permitted - in the event of a loco failure, recovery as per
restrictions for Class 66 loco's to be observed.

OBAN BRANCH
The use of class 47 and class 57 locomotives remains PROHIBITED
 
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Lesjordans said:
are they actually going to run on the WHL though i thought it was just 156's, 37's and the new 67's coming soon?
I'm sure they will run them as there'd be no point applying otherwise.

You can add 66's to that list though as I've definitely seen them on the West Highland Line.

67's are not well-suited to the line at all, but as 66's don't have ETH it looks like wasteful 67's will run (and at reduced speed in some areas) instead of 37's on the Sleeper as EWS is determined to make the operation less efficient and more costly to run. :( Personally, I really hope they (EWS) lose the franchise, give DRS a chance with more efficient locos.

Using a 67 on a mostly 40mph line with 4 coaches is like using a sledgehammer to open a nut.
 

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yorkie said:
Using a 67 on a mostly 40mph line with 4 coaches is like using a sledgehammer to open a nut.
Sledge hammer to open a nut? It makes perfect sense to me... oh wait, i work for NR ;)
For his next trick, Joy54 will now transform yards into chains as is the correct measurement ;)
 
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