Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back

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bdrummond
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Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back

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This might at first appear to be a GSWR query but look at the route specified on the ticket. Issued in March 1935, it belongs to a collector friend Ian Gardner. We are bereft of ideas as to why such a tour would be marketed other than as a regularly available seasonal circular tour but the ticket makes no mention of this other than to advise the traveller to 'return as per bill'. It also seems a bit out of season to undertake such a trip.

Bob Drummond
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caley739
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Re: Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back

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Perhaps it was merely to indicate Caledonian route rather than G&SWR one, and the excursionist would travel via Lockerbie. The ticket printer's geographical knowledge might have been rather basic, or more likely, they had a standard printing block set up for Caledonian section excursions from Carlisle with the destintation changed as required.

Tom Robertson
dunalastairv
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Re: Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back

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I think you'll find this is a Caledonian standard ticket with just the heading altered to L.M. & S.R. Consequently it prescribes the route the Caley would have demanded before 1923, avoiding any competitors.
bdrummond
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Re: Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back

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But surely the normal Caley route from Carlisle to Dumfries would have been by Lockerbie and the Dumfries branch from there.

Bob Drummond
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Re: Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back

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They were going by the scenic route - Annan and Upper Clyde valleys (4 times, twice in each direction)! :D :D

Have as good a Christmas as is possible everyone, while keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

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bdrummond
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Thank you gentlmen for your comments.

Bob Drummond
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