5th November 2005

Branch Line Society
Tees Rail Tour

Locos Used 37416 & 37417
Stock Used 5482+4949+4946+5008+4996+5023+21245

Route:
1Z37 : Birmingham New Street to Middlesborough Goods
1Z38 : Middlesborough Goods to Birmingham New Street

Loco(s)

Route
37416 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Water Orton - Tamworth High Level - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Toton Centre - Langley Mill - Chesterfield - Sheffield - Wincobank Jn - Swinton - Moorthorpe - Ferrybridge North Jn - Milford Jn - Church Fenton - York - Thirsk - Longlands Jn - via Northallerton Low Level Line - Northallerton East Jn - Eaglescliffe - Stockton Cut Jn - Bowesfield Jn - Thornaby East Jn - Tees Yard Down Goods (Signal TY 152)
37416 (1) Tees Yard Down Goods - Newport East Jn - Middlesborough - Whitehouse Jn - South Bank Jn - via Down Goods - Beam Mill Jn - Lackenby Corus (Slag Road LC)
37417 (2) Lackenby Corus (Slag Road LC) - Beam Mill Jn
37416 (1) Beam Mill Jn - via Up Goods (3) - Grangetown Jn - Redcar Central - Saltburn West Jn - BS Skinningrove NR Limit, Crag Hall SB (Down Boulby Line)
37417 (2) Crag Hall SB (Down Boulby Line) - Saltburn West Jn - Redcar Central - South Bank - Whitehouse Jn - via Up Goods - Newport East Jn
37416 (1) Newport East Jn - Middlesborough Old Town Goods
37417 (2) Middlesborough Old Town Goods - Newport East Jn - via Tees Yard Up Goods No.1 (4) - Thornaby East Jn - Bowesfield Jn - Hartburn Jn - Norton South Jn - Billingham Jn - Port Clarence Jn - Bells Bank Sidings (Siding No.3)
37416 (1) Bells Bank Sidings - Port Clarence Jn - Billingham Jn
37417 (2) Billingham Jn - Hartlepool (5)
37416 (1) (5) Hartlepool - Seaton Snook Jn - Seaton-on-Tees (British Energy) (Hartlepool PS)
37417 (2) Hartlepool Power Station - Seaton Snook Jn - Hartlepool
37416 (1) Hartlepool - Billingham Jn - (6) - Norton South Jn - Eaglescliffe - Northallerton East Jn - via Northallerton Low Level Line - Longlands Jn - Thirsk - York
37417 + 37416 York - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) 37417 on rear.
(2) 37416 on rear.
(3) Up Goods in Down direction between Beam Mill Jn and Grangetown.
(4) Newport East Jn to Thornaby East Jn was via Up Goods No.1 instead of the booked Up Goods No.2.
(5) Original specification was for the train to travel to the Hartlepool Docks Area (Clarence Road Siding) but due to the NR limit moving nearer the mainline, (since the last BLS visit on 12/08/00), this was no longer possible.
(6) Original specification was for the train to travel via Norton-on-Tees East Jn to Norton-on-Tees West Jn, to Durham to reverse, followed by Norton-on-Tees West Jn to Norton-on-Tees South Jn. This was knocked back due to the line closing at 14:00 and also no bi-directional running at Durham. Attempts to change order of route to run to Ferryhill in the morning failed.
(7) Up Main traversed at Heeley rather than the Up Passenger Loop even though we passed 'between' the booked arrival and departure times.

Source : Alan Sheppard (joined/left the train at Tamworth)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Alan Sheppard & Richard Rooker)

Location

Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham New Street 06.16d [P2] 06.15   21.07a [P8] 20.51
Proof House Jn 06/19 06/18   21/00 20/49
Landor Street Jn 06/21 06/19   20/58 20/47
Water Orton 06/30 06/27   20/52 20/41
Kingsbury Jn 06/35 06/31   20/48 20/33
Tamworth High Level 06.40a ~ 06.44d 06.41a ~ 06.44d   20.34a ~ 20.38d 20.26a ~ 20.28d
Wichnor Jn 06/51 06/52   20/27 20/18
Burton-on-Trent 06/57 06/56   20/22 20/14
North Stafford Jn 07/02 07/02   20/17 20/08
Stenson Jn 07/03 07/03   20/16 20/07
Sheet Stores Jn 07/21 07/22   19/56 19/45
Trent 07/23 07/24   19/54 19/43
Toton Jn 07/25 07/26   19/52 19/40
Toton Centre 07c28 ~ 07c30 07.27 ~ 07.30   19c47 ~ 19c49 19.36 ~ 19.38
Trowell Jn 07/37 07/34   19/43 19/32
Langley Mill 07/43 07/38   19/38 19/28
Pye Bridge Jn 07/50 07/43   19/34 19/24
Alfreton 07/55 07/45   19/31 19.20 ~ 19.21
Clay Cross South Jn 08/05 07/52   19/24 19/12
Chesterfield 08/09 07/55   19/20 19/09
Dore Station Jn 08/18 08.05 ~ 08.13   19/11 19/02
Heeley (7)   18*39 ~ 19*04 [UPL] 18/57 [UM]
Sheffield 08.24a ~ 08.29d [P2] 08.22 ~ 08.29 [P2]   18.23a ~ 18.31d [P6] 18.53 ~ 18.54 [P6]
Nunnery Main Line Jn 08/31 08/31   18/19 18/50
Wincobank Jn 08/36 08/36   18/14 18/47
Holmes Jn 08/40 08/39   18/13 18/45
Aldwarke Jn 08/47 08/42   18/09 18/43
Swinton 08/50 08/44   18/05 18/41
Moorthorpe 08/58 08/55   17/52 18/28
Ferrybridge North Jn 09/07 09/06   17/39 18/16
Milford Jn 09/14 09/15   17/29 18/06
Church Fenton 09/21 09/21   17/21 18/01
Colton Jn 09/28 09/26   17/15 17/55
York 09.34a ~ 09.37d [P9] 09.33a ~ 09.37d [P9]   17.08a ~ 17.10d [P3] 17.14a ~ 17.51d [P11]
Skelton Jn 09/40 09/40   17/05 17/11
Tollerton Jn 09/46 09/47   16/58 17/02
Thirsk 09/56 09/57   16/48 16/50
Longlands Jn 10/03 10/02   16/41 16/43
Boroughbridge Road LC 10/09 10/03   16/40 16/42
Eaglescliffe 10.26a ~ 10.28d 10.26a ~ 10.28d   16.22a ~ 16.24d 16.23a ~ 16.25d
Stockton Cut Jn 10/31 10/31   16/20 16/21

 

Location

Booked
Actual
Bowesfield Jn 10/33 10/32
Thornaby East Jn 10/35 10/35
Tees Yard 10L37 ~ 10L39 10L40 ~ 10L50
Newport East Jn 10/41 10/53
Middlesborough 10/44 10/56
Whitehouse Jn 10/47 11/01
South Bank Jn 10/49 11/04
Beam Mill Jn 10/51 11/06
Slag Road LC 10.55 ~ 11.04 11.09 ~ 11.18
Beam Mill Jn 11.09 ~ 11.18 11.23 ~ 11.25
Grangetown Jn 11/21 11/29
Saltburn West Jn 11/40 11/46
Crag Hall SB 12.00 ~ 12.09 12.03 ~ 12.08
Saltburn West Jn 12/28 12/28
Redcar Central 12/34 12/34
South Bank 12/40 12/39
Whitehouse Jn 12/42 12/44
Middlesborough 12/44 12/47
Newport East Jn 12.46 ~ 12.51 12.52 ~ 12.56
Middlesborough Old Town Goods 13.00 ~ 13.15 13.02 ~ 13.06
Newport East Jn 13/20 13/15
Thornaby East Jn 13/23 13/23
Bowesfield Jn 13/25 13/27
Hartburn Jn 13/27 13/29
Norton South Jn 13/32 13/34
Billingham Jn 13/35 13/38
Belasis Lane SB 13*41 ~ 13*44 13/42
Port Clarence Jn 13.53 ~ ? 13.48 ~ 13.49
Bells Bank Sidings ? 13.59 ~ 14.02
Port Clarence Jn ? ~ 14.11 14.07 ~ 14.11
Belasis Lane SB 14*25 ~ 14*28 14.18 ~ 14.18
Billingham Jn 14.32 ~ 14.37 14.22 ~ 14.24
Cliff House Jn 14/44 14/32
Hartlepool 14.48 ~ 14.55 14.55 ~ 14.57
Cliff House Jn 15/01 15.02 ~ 15.03
Seaton Snook Jn 15/04 15/07
Seaton-on-Tees - British Energy 15.12 ~ 15.33 15.20 ~ 15.22
Seaton Snook Jn 15/40 15.34 ~ 15.39
Cliff House Jn 15/42 15.44 ~ 15.45
Hartlepool 15.48 ~ 15.55 15.53 ~ 15.56
Cliff House Jn 16/00 16/01
Billingham Jn 16/08 16/13
Norton South Jn 16/12 16/16
Hartburn Jn 16/19 16/20

Timings continue in first table.

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