2nd September 1956
Society / Manchester Locomotive Society
Tees-Tyne Rail Tour
|Locos Used||61443 & 67284 (with 70033 'Charles Dickens' on the connecting service)|
|Stock Used||W598: load 11 formed: BTO, 4x TO, BTO, Cafe Car, 3x
598: booked for load 6 formed: BTO, 4x TO, BTO
Route : Reporting Code 598 throughout
|67284 + 61443||Darlington Bank Top - Darlington North Road - Heighington - Shildon - Bishop Auckland (1)|
|61443||Bishop Auckland - Byers Green - Spennymoor - East Howle Jn - Coxhoe Jn - Ferryhill - Sedgefield - Stillington North Jn - Carlton East Jn - Norton West Jn - Norton East Jn - Greatham - West Hartlepool - Hartlepool|
|61443 (2)||Hartlepool - Cemetery North Jn - Castle Eden - Wellfield|
|61443||(3) Wellfield - Wingate South Jn - Wynyard - Carlton North Jn - Carlton East Jn - Norton East Jn - Greatham - West Hartlepool - Cemetery North Jn - Castle Eden - (3) Wellfield - Haswell - Murton - Seaton - Ryhope - Sunderland - (via High Level Bridge) - Newcastle Central - (via King Edward Bridge) - Greensfield - Pelaw Jn - Washington - Penshaw Jn - Leamside - Sherburn Colliery - Shincliffe - Tursdale Jn - (via ECML) - Darlington Bank Top|
(1) It is reported that 67284 was on the train 'only to assist in the process of reversing the train on the triangle at Bishop Auckland'. Details of the reversing move(s) is required.
(2) Running tender-first.
(3) Original routing from Wellfield to Wellfield was clockwise, but this was changed shortly before the tour ran to be anti-clockwise.
(4) Peter Darke's photographic collection includes a photo he believes to be of 50647 at Wellfield on this tour, however SLS records make no mention of this loco in connection with this tour.
(5) The leg from/to Manchester hauled by 70033 'Charles Dickens', originally uploaded as a part of the tour itself, was in fact a connecting service. In relation to the photo of this service David Beilby adds: I particularly like the lovely matching rake of LMS excursion stock - the brake is a BTO to diagram D1916 or D1946 and the four coaches beyond that are TO coaches to diagram D1915. In those days they would all be third class rather than second, hence the T in the lettering. Relatively unusual coaches with 86 BTOs to that design and 376 of the TOs. The excursion coaches had seven and a half bays and the brakes six with a smaller guards compartment than stock for general traffic.
Connecting Service Route : Reporting Code W598 throughout
|70033||Manchester Exchange - Manchester Victoria - Ashton Branch Sidings Jn - Philips Park No.1 Jn - Philips Park No.2 Jn - Midland Jn - Ashburys - Gorton & Openshaw - Guide Bridge - Stalybridge - Greenfield - Diggle Jn - Huddersfield - Spen Valley Jn - Farnley Jn - Leeds City - Church Fenton - York - (via ECML) - Darlington Bank Top|
|70033||Darlington Bank Top - (via ECML) - York - (reverse of outward route) (A) - Diggle Jn - (B) - Stalybridge - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Exchange (C)|
(A) The train stalled on gradient between Farnley Jn & Spen Valley Jn.
(B) Booked via Micklehurst - confirmation is required if it took the booked route or went via Greenfield?
(C) The Webmaster has seen two different timing sheets with hand-written actual times; one showed 23.59 against Manchester Exchange whereas the other stated 'Stop Victoria 23.58'- does this imply the train did not run through to Exchange, or merely where that participant got off the train?
Sources : David Whittaker, Eric Oates, Peter Darke, John
Debens & Ian Clark (SLS)
70033 passing Saddleworth in the mornign on the connecting service, W598
(photo: T.Martin courtesy of David Beilby)
67284 & 61443 departing Darlington (photo: The John Debens Collection)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection - three different designs for the same tour!
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Whittaker, John Debens & Peter Greenough courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS))
|Midland Jn||??.?? ~ 09.43||??.?? ~ 09.40½||??.?? ~ 22.21||23/45|
|Stalybridge||??.??a ~ 10.03d||??.?? ~ 10.04½||??.??a ~ 21.56d||23.23 ~ 23.30|
|Huddersfield||10.33a ~ 10.36d||10.41 ~ 10.44||21.18a ~ 21.20d||22.47½ ~ 22.53|
|Spen Valley Jn||10/41||10/50||21/13||22/40½|
|Leeds City South||11.07a ~ 11.12d||11.17½ ~ 11.24||20.38a ~ 20.45d||21.16 ~ 21.23|
|York||11.45a ~ 11.49d||12.04 ~ 12.09||20.00a ~ 20.04d||20.40 ~ 20.43|
|Darlington||12.35a ~ 13.00d||13.03 ~ 13.14||19.02a ~ 19.16d||19.23 ~ 19.40|
|Location||[original] final Booked||Actual|
|Bishop Auckland||13.23 ~ 13.35||13.41 ~ 14.02|
|Norton East Jn||14/30||14/45|
|Hartlepool||14p56a ~ 15p10d||15.11 ~ 15.27|
|Wellfield||15p32a ~ 15p40d||15.53 ~ 16.05|
Circuit reversed prior to tour
|Wynyard||[16p28a ~ 16p43d]
15p53a ~ 16p06d
|16.22 ~ 16.30|
|Norton East||[16/15] 16/19||?|
|West Hartlepool||[16/00] 16/34||17.00 ~ 17.04|
|Castle Eden||[15/44] 16/49||17/21|
|remainder was as originally scheduled|
|Ryhope||??.?? ~ 17.18||??.?? ~ 17.43½|
|Sunderland||17w23 ~ 17w28||17.51 ~ 17.59|
|King Edward Bridge||17/50||18/26|
|Sherburn Colliery||18p21a ~ 18p36d||18/56|
Timings continue in first table.
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