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Old 13th April 2018, 19:42
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I was watching videos of the Jacobite locos heading for Fort William. When they are pulling the Jacobite in service, the loco is facing Mallaig not Fort William. Where do they turn them? Is there still a turntable at Fort William?


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Old 13th April 2018, 22:31
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They return tender first, there is no turntable or triangle at Fort William.
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Old 14th April 2018, 18:51
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They return tender first, there is no turntable or triangle at Fort William.
The previous turntable at Fort William, installed in 1948 is now in use at Kidderminster on the SVR.
However, a replacement was installed in the early 2000s & this was previously at Marylebone. The turntable is not regularly used and as there is no turntable at the Mallaig end of the line they run tender first on the return from Mallaig to Fort William.

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Old 15th April 2018, 20:54
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Thank you for your replies. The video I was referring to was the one shown recently of the 2 Black Fives (facing the direction of travel) and the Class 37 heading to Fort William from Carnforth to start the Jacobite season. My query was where the 5's are turned so they are facing Mallaig when they leave Fort William. Presumably they use the ex Marylebone turntable?
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Thank you for your replies. The video I was referring to was the one shown recently of the 2 Black Fives (facing the direction of travel) and the Class 37 heading to Fort William from Carnforth to start the Jacobite season. My query was where the 5's are turned so they are facing Mallaig when they leave Fort William. Presumably they use the ex Marylebone turntable?
Yes, I guess this would be a time when they would use the turntable, arriving chimney first into Fort William, then presumably they get turned at the depot to face Mallaig ready for running the Jacobite trains.

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