29th November 2014

Compass Tours
The Festive St Nicholas Explorer / The Cleveland Potter

Locos Used 40145 (running numbered as 345) & 47804
Stock Used 4951+4905+6115+6012+6724+3352+3350+99679+3313+99680

Route :
1Z40 : Southport (via Saltburn) to York
1Z45 : York to Southport

Tour Name Loco(s) Route
Festive St Nicholas Explorer 40145 (1) Southport - Wigan Wallgate - Bolton - Salford Crescent - Manchester Victoria - Hebden Bridge - ??? - Wakefield Kirkgate - ??? - York
Cleveland Potter 40145 (1) York - (via ECML) - Northallerton - Yarm - Eaglescliffe - Thornaby - Middlesbrough - Redcar Central - Saltburn
Cleveland Potter 47804 (2) Saltburn - Redcar Central - Middlesbrough - Thornaby - Eaglescliffe - Dinsdale - Darlington
Cleveland Potter 40145 (1) Darlington - (via ECML) - York
Festive St Nicholas Explorer 40145 (1) York - (?reverse of outward route?) - Southport

Notes: 
(1) 47804 on rear.
(2) 40145 on rear.


40145 on arrival at Saltburn (photo: Neil Greenwood)

Source : Neil Greenwood (on the tour from York to Saltburn and return)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Neil Greenwood & Realtime Trains)

The Cleveland Potter

Location Booked Actual
York 12.23d [P5] 12.23 [P5]
Skelton Jn 12/25 12/26
Skelton Bridge Jn 12/27 ? [DF]
Tollerton Jn 12/34 12/34 [DF-DS]
Thirsk 12/51 [P2] 12/47 [P2-DF]
Longlands Jn 12/58 ?
Northallerton 12/59 [P2] 12/58 [P2]
Yarm 13/12 ?
Eaglescliffe 13/15 [P2] 13/14
Stockton Cut Jn 13/17 13/16
Bowesfield Jn 13/18 13/17
Thornaby 13/19 [P2] ? [P2]
Middlesbrough 13/27 [P2] 13/25 [P2]
Guisborough Jn 13/28 ?
South Bank 13/31 ?
Redcar Central 13.39 ~ 13.48 [P2] 13.39 ~ 13.42 [P2]
Marske 13/58 ?
Saltburn West Jn 14/02 ?
Saltburn 14.04a ~ 14.15d [P1] 14.03 ~ 14.15 [P1]
Saltburn West Jn 14/18 ?
Marske 14/20 ?
Redcar Central 14/25 [P1] 14/24
South Bank 14/33 ?
Guisborough Jn 14/36 ?
Middlesbrough 14/37 [P1] 14/36 [P1]
Thornaby 14/42 ?
Bowesfield Jn 14/44 14/43
Stockton Cut Jn 14/45 14/44
Eaglescliffe 14/47 [P1] 14/47
Dinsdale 14/54 ?
Darlington 15.02a ~ 15.16d 15.05 ~ 15.16 [U/D Station Loop]
Northallerton 15/29 [P1] 15/31
Longlands Jn 15/30 ?
Thirsk 15/34 15/36
Tollerton 15/44 15/44
Skelton Bridge Jn 15/48 ?
Skelton Jn 15/49 15/51
York 15.52a [P10] 15.56 [P10]


Back to "The Railtour Files"