Sorry if this has been discussed in other threads - I did try to do a search, but it would seem that there is another forum member who has the name "Clansman", and that does rather distort the results Most of my childhood train journeys were between Elgin and Glasgow or Coatbridge (depending which granny we went to see). The preferred journey, if I remember correctly, was go to from Elgin via Inverness, leaving shortly after 9am and arriving in Inverness in time to grab a cuppa and then board the southbound Clansman, from which we would alight at Coatbridge Central at some point in the afternoon. I'm not entirely sure about the time frame, but I reckon it's between 1978-1983/4 (everything was still blue/grey). What stock would have been used on these journeys? I vaguely remember class 27s on the Elgin to Inverness leg of the journey. Would these have hauled Mk1s on this route? I'm sure that I remember air-con stock on the Clansman, but photographs I've seen from the late 70s would contradict this memory. Would this train have been 47-hauled? Later on, the Clansman no longer stopped at Coatbridge (any idea when?), and more of our holiday journeys went via Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen street. For the return journey, I recall that there was one Sunday service that went from Queen St - Aberdeen - Inverness, which eliminated the change at Aberdeen. I reckon it was a push-pull set (I noted 47706 as the loco on one of these journeys), and I'm fairly certain that the stock was Mk3, as I'd never been on these before and they were something completely new to me. It couldn't have been long after this that the "ScotRail" livery was introduced, along with the "ScotRail Express" branding. With my dad being in the RAF at the time, we had a lot of subsidised rail travel, and I remember talk of this being cut back. When did the "warrants" stop being a thing? I'd be grateful if anyone could help me fill in the gaps!