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Class 100 Gloucester RC&W 2-car DMUs


Scotland (cont.)
A few days after the services began, on the 8th Feb., a set was stranded on the North Berwick branch due to snow drifts, resulting in buses being used between Longniddry and North Berwick.

From 17/2/58 they were introduced on services from Edinburgh to Galasheils via Peebles East, on a considerably expanded timetable. New trains left Waverley at 09:10, 12:20, 16:21 and 18:26, and the previously Saturday Only 20:50 was changed to 20:45 and run daily (previously the last Monday to Friday train had been the 17:05). In the reverse direction there was new trains from Galashiels at 11:15, 14:06, 18:05 and 20:35, while the 10:16 was changed to 10:00, and the weekdays 19:15 and SO 13:15 were withdrawn.

The image shows Sc51124 leading a 2-car set on the 12:20 Edinburgh - Galashiels past St. Margarets on the 7th April 1958. Hamish Stevenson.

Following this, as soon as further sets were available they were introduced on services from Costorphine to Rosewell, and both Costorphine to Costorphine and Musselburgh to Musselburgh both via Craiglockhart and Newington, which took the southern loop between Gorgre and Portobello via Morningside Road as well as the main line through Waverley. These services required a reversal at Portobello after leaving, or in the reverse direction, to gain the Circle Line.

On the 25th Feb. '58 50342/56097 were noted on driver instruction work on the Kelvin Valley branch. For this the set came through from Leith Central on Monday mornings and was stabled at Eastfield until the following Friday night.

From May 5th '58 they were introduced on Edinburgh Princess Street to Leith North. Running from 7am to 7pm, there was again a considerable increase in Mon-Sat trains, with 27 each way compared with 15 Mon - Fri and 7 on Sats (previously there were no trains after 2pm on Saturdays). During the morning and evening peak periods, and at midday, a 20-min service was provided. They were also used to Melrose and Hawick, and on locals to Polmont and North Berwick.

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