15th January 2000

Branch Line Society
The River Don

Loco Used 33103
Stock Used 4-TC No. 417 (76301+70826+70860+76302)

Route :

Leading Route
33103
Birmingham New Street - Water Orton - Whitacre Jn - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth - Stenson Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Toton Centre - Pye Bridge Jn - Kirkby Lane End Jn - Shirebrook - Shireoaks - Brancliffe East Jn - St Catherines Jn - Kirk Sandall Jn - Hatfield & Stainforth (Up Slow opposite Hatfield Colliery bunker)
417
Hatfield & Stainforth - Kirk Sandall Jn - Bentley Jn - Hexthorpe Jn - Mexborough - Thrybergh Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Rotherham Central - Tinsley South Jn - Shepcote Lane Jn - Tinsley East Departure (1)
33103
Tinsley East Departure - Tinsley Main Yard East Departure
417
Tinsley Main Yard East Departure - Tinsley East Arrival
33103
Tinsley East Arrival - Shepcote Lane Jn - Broughton Lane Jn - Woodburn Jn - Sheffield
417
Sheffield - Wincobank Jn - Holmes Jn - Rotherham Masborough, Booths Branch (Westgate Siding) (2)
33103
Booths Branch - Holmes Jn - Wincobank Jn - Brightside Station Jn - (via No.2 Recp.) - Attercliffe Sidings (3)
417
Attercliffe Sidings - (via No.1 Recp.) - Brightside Station Jn - Wincobank Jn - Holmes Jn - Swinton - Mexborough - Hexthorpe Jn - St. James Jn - Doncaster Two Way Goods 2 - Temple Hirst Jn - Hambleton South Jn - Hambleton West Jn - Gascoigne Wood Jn - Milford Jn - Castleford - Pontefract Monkhill Down Goods - Knottingley - Snaith - Goole
33103
Goole - (crossover to Up Line) - Thorne Jn - Hatfield & Stainforth - Doncaster [P4] - Mexborough - Swinton - Aldwarke Jn - Holmes Jn - Wincobank Jn - Sheffield - Chesterfield - Ambergate Jn - Derby - Stenson Jn - Tamworth - Kingsbury Jn - Water Orton - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) Trains nowadays normally reach this point via the "East Departure Line" around the outskirts of the yard, reversing and returning via the same line. As this train was shorter, it was able to reverse onto the "Main Yard East Departure Line" to reverse again onto the "East Arrival Line" and return westwards on the "East Arrival Line" around the outskirts of the yard.
(2) Point reached on the "Westgate Siding" Branch to Booth's Scrap Yard was just upto the bridge carrying the "Old Road" (Tapton to Masborough Line) overhead.
(3) Timing sheet had "Mill Race Jn". We travelled to the gate denoting the start of "Attercliffe Sidings", and we covered both the "No.2 Recp." & the "No.1 Recp." but I can't remember for sure which order we did them in!

Sources : Alan Sheppard (on the train from Tamworth to Doncaster) & Chris Totty

Timing's (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

Location

Booked Actual
Birmingham New Street 08.14d ?
Proof House Jn 08/16 ?
Landor Street Jn 08/18 ?
Water Orton 08/24 ?
Whitacre Jn 08/28 ? (1)
Kingsbury Jn 08/33 ?
Tamworth [P3] ??a ~ 08.37d 09.00a ~ 09.02d
Wichnor Jn 08/43 ?
Burton-on-Trent 08/48 09/13
North Stafford Jn 08/57 09/20
Stenson Jn 08/58 09/20
Sheet Stores Jn 09/15 09/35
Trent East Jn 09/17 09/37
Long Eaton Town LC 09/20 ?
Toton Jn 09/25 ?
Toton Centre 09c28 ~ 09c30 09.42 ~ 09.50
Trowell Jn 09/33 09/52
Langley Mill ??a ~ 09/39d 09.59a ~ 10.00d
Pye Bridge Jn 09/43 10/05
Sleights East Signal Box 09/47 ?
Pinxton 09/52 ?
Kirkby Lane End Jn 10/01 10/21
Kirkby Summit 10/02 ?
Mansfield Woodhouse 10/10 10/32
Shirebrook Jn 10/15 10.38 ~ 10.40
Shirebrook East Jn 10/21 10/41
Elmton & Creswell Jn 10/29 10/45
Whitwell Derby Signal Box 10/33 ?
Woodend Jn 10/39 ?
Shireoaks West Jn 10/41 10/53
Shireoaks 10/43 10/54
Brancliffe East Jn 10/46 10/58
Dinnington Colliery Jn 11*00 ~ 11*30 11.06 ~ 11.14
Maltby Colliery Signal Box 11/55 11/32
Firbeck Jn 12/03 ?
St. Catherines Jn 12/12 11/48
Kirk Sandall Jn 12/26 12/03
Hatfield & Stainforth (Up Slow) 12.29 ~ 12.45 12.11 ~ 12.23
Kirk Sandall Jn 12/53 12/35
Bentley Jn 12/58 12/40
Hexthorpe Jn 13/02 12.46 ~ 12.56
Mexborough 13/07 13/04
Thrybergh Jn 13/12 13/09
Aldwarke Jn 13/14 13/10
Rotherham Central 13/17 13/15
Tinsley East Jn 13/21 13/22
Tinsley South Jn 13/23 13/23
Shepcote Lane Jn 13/25 13/24
Tinsley S.S. 13.30a ~
Tinsley East Departure (MP 159) (2) 13.36 ~ 13.40
Tinsley Main Yard East Departure 13.43 ~ 13.47
Tinsley East Arrival (MP 159) 13.50 ~ 13.52
Tinsley S.S. ~ 13.35d ^
Shepcote Lane Jn 13/40 14/04
Broughton Lane Jn 13/42 14/05
Woodburn Jn 13/45 14/10
Nunnery Main Line Jn 13/50 14/13
Sheffield [P1b] 13.53 ~ 13.58 14.15 ~ 14.21
Nunnery Main Line Jn 14/00 ?
Wincobank Jn 14/03 14/26
Holmes Jn 14/05 14/31
Masborough Booths Branch (3) 14.15 ~ 14.20 14.38 ~ 14.45
Holmes Jn 14/30 14.47 ~ 14.53
Wincobank Jn 14/37 14/58
Brightside Station Jn 14/39 15/00
Mill Race Jn (4) 14.42 ~ 14.55 15.17 ~ 15.20
Brightside Station Jn 14/58 15.28 ~ 15.30
Wincobank Jn 15/00 15/34
Holmes Jn 15/02 15/36
Aldwarke Jn 15/06 ?
Swinton 15/08 15/41
Mexborough 15/10 15/43
Hexthorpe Jn 15/16 15/50
St James Jn 15/18 15/54
Doncaster (Two-Way Goods 2) 15c21 ~ 15c23 15.56 ~ 16.05
Shaftholme Jn 15/27 ?
Temple Hirst Jn 15/34 16/16
Hambleton South Jn 15/39 16/20
Hambleton West Jn 15/42 16/21
Gascoigne Wood Jn 15/44 16/25
Milford Jn 15/55 16/29
Castleford 16/00 16/36
Pontefract Monkhill (Down Goods) 16/08 16/46
Knottingley 16/11 16/50
Whitley Bridge 16/23 16/56
Hensall 16/26 16/59
Snaith 16/31 ?
Rawcliffe 16/35 17/11
Goole 16.50 ~ 16.55 17.20 ~ 17.23 [P1]
Thorne Jn 17/12 ?
Hatfield & Stainforth 17/15 ?
Kirk Sandall 17/18 17/39
Doncaster 17c25a ~ 17c27d 17.48a ~ 17.57d [P4]
Hexthorpe Jn 17/31 ?
Mexborough 17/40 ?
Swinton 17/45 ?
Aldwarke Jn 17/47 ?
Holmes Jn 17/53 ?
Wincobank Jn 17/57 ?
Nunnery Main Line Jn 18/03 ?
Sheffield 18*05a ~ 18*17d ?
Dore Station Jn 18/24 ?
Chesterfield 18/32 ?
Clay Cross South Jn 18/36 ?
Ambergate Jn 18/44 ?
Derby 18/58 ?
Stenson Jn 19/06 ?
North Stafford Jn 19/07 ?
Burton-on-Trent 19/12 ?
Wichnor Jn 19/17 ?
Tamworth [P4] ??a ~ 19.23d ?
Kingsbury Jn 19/31 ?
Water Orton 19/39 ?
Washwood Heath No.1 19/44 ?
Landor Street Jn 19/47 ?
Proof House Jn 19/50 ?
Birmingham New Street 19.54a ??.??a


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