16th September 2006

Branch Line Society
Tees Rail Again Railtour

Locos Used 37406 & 66061
Stock Used 35469+4949+5008+3121+5023+4986+5482

Route:
1Z66 : Birmingham New Street to Redcar B.S.C. (Mineral Terminal)
1Z67 : Redcar B.S.C. (
Mineral Terminal) to Birmingham New Street

Loco(s) Route
66061 Birmingham New Street - Water Orton - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth H.L. - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Toton - Alfreton - Chesterfield - Dore - Sheffield - Wincobank Jn - Swinton - Moorthorpe - Ferrybridge North Jn - Milford Jn - Church Fenton - Colton Jn - York - Thirsk - Longlands Jn - Boroughbridge Road Jn - Northallerton East Jn - Eaglescliffe - Stockton Cut Jn - Hartburn Jn - Norton South Jn - Norton West Jn - Ferryhill South Jn - Durham - Tyne Yard - via Kip Line - Down Departure Sidings No.3
66061 (1) Tyne Yard - via Kip Line - Durham - Norton West Jn - Norton East Jn - Billingham Jn - Hartlepool South Works (3)
37406 (2) Hartlepool South Works - Billingham Jn - Norton East Jn - Norton South Jn - Hartburn Jn - Bowesfield Jn - Thornaby East Jn - (via DG) - Newport East Jn - Middlesbrough - Whitehouse Jn - South Bank Jn - Beam Mill Jn - Lackenby Corus Grid No.2 (4)
66061 (1) Lackenby Corus Grid No.2 - Beam Mill Jn
37406 (2) Beam Mill Jn - Grangetown - Redcar Ore Terminal Jn - Redcar Mineral Terminal (5)
66061 (1) Redcar Mineral Terminal - Redcar Ore Terminal Jn - Grangetown (Down Goods)
37406 (2) Grangetown - Redcar Central - Saltburn West Jn - Crag Hall S.B. - Boulby Potash Reception (6)
66061 (1) Boulby Potash Reception - Crag Hall Jn - Saltburn West Jn - Grangetown Jn - (via UG) - South Bank Jn - Whitehouse Jn - Middlesbrough - Newport East Jn - Tees Yard Sig. TY 153
66061 Tees Yard Sig. TY 153 - (via UG No.1) - Thornaby East Jn - Bowesfield Jn - Stockton Cut Jn - (reverse of outward route) - York - Colton Jn - Hambleton North Jn - Temple Hirst Jn - Shaftholme Jn - Doncaster - Mexborough - Swinton - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) 37406 on rear.
(2) 66061 on rear.
(3) First Siding from Right in Down (East) Direction.
(4) Second Siding from Left in Down (East) Direction.
(5) Middle Line (of three) towards Bunker.
(6) Third Line from Left in Down (East) Direction.


VSOE (left) & BLS (right) meet at York in the evening. (photo: PRAR)

Sources : Roj Fraser & Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan & Roj Fraser)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Birmingham New Street 06.18d [P3] 06.17d   21.50a [P11] 21.46a 213.39
0.43 Proof House Jn 06/21 06/20   21/47 21/43 212.76
1.32 Landor Street Jn 06/23 06/23   21/45 21/38 212.07
7.40 Water Orton 06/30 06/30   21/37 21/30 205.79
11.47 Kingsbury Jn 06/35 06/33   21/33 21/21 201.72
17.18 Tamworth High Level 06.42a ~ 06.44d 06.39a ~ 06.46d   21.19a ~ 21.23d 21.12a ~ 21.16d 196.23
25.09 Wichnor Jn 06/51 06/53   21/12 21/04 188.30
30.07 Burton-on-Trent 06/57 06/57   21/07 20/59 183.32
35.60 North Stafford Jn 07/02 07/03   21/02 20/54 177.59
36.18 Stenson Jn 07/03 07/04   21/01 20/54 177.21
48.58 Sheet Stores Jn 07/23 07/22   20/41 20/35 164.61
49.08 Trent East Jn 07/25 07/24   20/39 20/33 164.31
50.58 Toton Jn 07/27 07/26   20/37 20/26 162.61
51.16 Toton Centre 07c30 ~ 07c32 07.27 ~ 07.30   20c32 ~ 20c34 20.23 ~ 20.25 162.23
54.44 Trowell Jn 07/39 07/34   20/28 20/17 158.75
59.20 Langley Mill 07/46 07/38   20/22 20/12 154.19
63.19 Pye Bridge Jn 07/53 07/42   20/18 20/08 150.20
65.39 Alfreton 07/58 07/44   20/15 20/05 148.00
71.42 Clay Cross South Jn 08/07 07/50   20/06 19/58 141.77
75.52 Chesterfield 08/11 07/53   20/02 19/54 137.67
86.04 Dore Station Jn 08/22 08/05   19/53 19/45 129.35
87.72 Sheffield 08.26a ~ 08.32d [P1] 08.12 ~ 08.32   19.33a ~ 19.45d [P8] 19.37 ~ 19.39 125.47
88.29 Nunnery Main Line Jn 08/34 ??   19/31 ?? 125.10
91.04 Wincobank Jn 08/38 ??   19/28 ?? 122.35
92.75 Holmes Jn 08/40 08/38   19/27 19/30 120.44
96.12 Aldwarke Jn 08/47 08/41   19/25 19/25 117.27
98.23 Swinton 08/51 08/43   19/22 19/23 115.16
105.79 Moorthorpe 08/59 08/56  
? Ferrybridge North Jn 09/08 ??  
119.26 Milford Jn 09/15 09/16  
123.39 Church Fenton 09/20 09/21  
  Mexborough   19/19 ?? 114.02
  Hexthorpe Jn   19/13 19/15 108.77
  Doncaster   19/09 [UF] 19/11 106.76
  Shaftholme Jn   19/05 19/06 102.62
  Temple Hirst Jn   18/58 18/58 93.57
  Hambleton North Jn   18/53 18/53 87.78
128.56 Colton Jn 09/25 09/27   18/47 18/47 79.74
134.20 York 09.30a ~ 09.33d [P5] 09.33a ~ 09.38d   18.35a ~ 18.41d [P10] 18.37a ~ 18.42d 74.38
135.67 Skelton Jn 09/40 09/40   18/32 18/32 72.63
143.66 Tollerton Jn 09/49 09/49   18/25 18/25 64.64
156.33 Thirsk 10/00 10/01   18/15 18/14 52.17
163.18 Longlands Jn 10/07 10/08   18/08 18/08 45.32
164.08 Boroughbridge Rd LC 10/08 10/08   18/07 18/06 44.41
178.71 Eaglescliffe 10.25a ~ 10.27d 10.26a ~ 10.28d   17.48a ~ 17.50d 17.47a ~ 17.49d 29.59
180.16 Stockton Cut Jn 10/30 10/30   17/46 17/45 28.33

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
181.01 Hartburn Jn 10/31 10/31
183.57 Norton South Jn 10/36 10/35
184.05 Norton East Jn 10/37 10/36
194.49 Ferryhill South Jn 10/57 10/50
197.04 Tursdale Jn 11/02 10.54 ~ 10.59
204.26 Durham 11/08 [DM] 11/07
213.34 Birtley Jn 11/15 11/18
214.38 Tyne Yard Down Dep No.3 11L20 ~ 11L37 11.26 ~ 11.49
215.41 Birtley Jn 11/42 11.56 ~ 11.57
224.50 Durham 11/49 [P1] 12/08
231.72 Tursdale Jn 11/56 12/16
234.26 Ferryhill South Jn 11/58 12/18
244.70 Norton West Jn 12/16 12/42
245.19 Norton East Jn 12/17 12.44 ~ 12.48
246.69 Billingham Jn 12/20 12/54
251.03
0.00
Hartlepool South Works 12.34 ~ 12.44 13.08 ~ 13.12
4.14 Billingham Jn 12/56 13/22
6.13 Norton South Jn 12/59 13/24
8.00 Stockton 13c02 ~ 13c04 13.27 ~ 13.30
8.69 Hartburn Jn 13/07 13/32
9.33 Bowesfield Jn 13/09 13/33
10.27 Thornaby East Jn 13/13 13/36
12.37 Newport East Jn 13/20 13/45
13.35 Middlesbrough 13/24 [DG] 13/47
14.31 Whitehouse Jn 13/28 13.50 ~ 13.52
15.66 South Bank Jn 13/32 13/57
16.38 Beam Mill Jn 13/34 13/59
17.25 Slag Road LC 13/37 14.02 ~ 14.03
17.46
0.00
Lackenby B.S.C. 13.41 ~ 13.45 14.08 ~ 14.11
0.11 Slag Road LC 13*51 ~ 13*53 14.12 ~ 14.13
1.20
0.00
Beam Mill Jn (UG) Sig. G259 13.58 ~ 14.03 14.18 ~ 14.20
0.73 Grangetown 14/06 14/24
2.21 Redcar Ore Terminal Jn 14/15 14/26
2.48 Tod Point Jn 14/16 14/29
3.36
0.00
Redcar B.S.C. (Mineral Terminal) 14.20 ~ 14.30 14.36 ~ 14.38
0.67 Tod Point Jn 14/39 14/45
1.14 Redcar Ore Terminal Jn 14/40 14/49
2.40
0.00
Grangetown (DG) Sig. G265 14.46 ~ 14.52 14.52 ~ 14.54
3.52 Redcar Central 14/58 14/59
7.73 Saltburn West Jn 15/04 15/05
14.57 Crag Hall SB 15*24 ~ 15*28 15/24
19.52
0.00
Boulby Potash Recp. 15.43 ~ 15.48 15.47 ~ 15.50
4.75 Crag Hall SB 16*06 ~ 16*08 16/09
11.41 Saltburn West Jn 16*32 ~ 16*39 16.29 ~ 16.37
15.79 Redcar Central 16/47 16/50
19.43 Grangetown Jn 16/53 16/55
19.54 Grangetown 16/54 16/56
21.08 South Bank Jn 17/03 17/00
22.43 Whitehouse Jn 17/05 17/04
23.39 Middlesbrough 17/08 [UG] 17/07
24.36 Newport East Jn 17L11 ~ 17L38 17/11
25.35 Tees Yard (UG1) Sig TY 153 ? 17L14 ~ 17L21
26.57 Thornaby East Jn 17/43 17.33 ~ 17.39
27.51 Bowesfield Jn 17/45 17/44

Timings continue in first table.

Summary of Mileages (by Roj Fraser)
66061
Birmingham New Street - Hartlepool South Works 251m 03ch
Lackenby Grid No.2 - Beam Mill Jn 1m 20ch
Redcar Mineral Terminal - Grangetown 2m 40ch
Boulby Mine - Birmingham New Street 213m 39ch
Total 468m 22ch
37406
Hartlepool South Works - Lackenby Grid No.2 17m 46ch
Beam Mill Jn - Redcar Mineral Terminal 3m 36ch
Grangetown - Boulby Mine 19m 52ch
Total 40m 54ch


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