20th January 1962

R.C.T.S. (Darlington & North East Branch)
The Stainmore Limited

Locos Used 76049 & 77003
Stock Used load 9

Route : 1X76 throughout

Locos Route
77003 + 76049 Darlington Bank Top – Darlington North Road Shildon – Fieldon Bridge Jn West Auckland – Barnard Castle – Stainmore summit Kirkby Stephen East – Ravenstonedale – Tebay
77003 + 76049 Tebay – Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen East
77003 + 76049 Kirkby Stephen Warcop Appleby East - Appleby Jn GF
77003 + 76049 Appleby Jn GF - Appleby West
77003 + 76049 Appleby West - Appleby Jn GF - Clifton Moor Penrith – Carlisle
77003 + 76049 Carlisle – Penrith – Clifton Moor Appleby Warcop Appleby Kirkby Stephen East – Stainmore summit – Barnard Castle Gainford Darlington North Road Darlington Bank Top

Notes :
(1) This was the final day of operation of the Stainmore line, the route made famous by the British Transport Films' 'Snowdrift at Bleath Ghyll' film. The late finish of this tour was to ensure it was the last train over the line and it also made the last run between
Kirkby Stephen East and Tebay. On the return leg from Carlisle delays were caused to the train by a DMU on the WCML between Carlisle and Penrith and a single line tablet failure at Clifton Moor. The climb then to Stainmore summit proved to much for the locos and a stop for a 'blow up' had to be made.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Peter Robinson, Gary Thornton
& 'Vintage Railtours (RCTS - 1954-1969)' (by Gavin Morrison, published by Silver Link Publishing)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(courtesy of
'Vintage Railtours (RCTS - 1954-1969)' & David Murray)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Darlington Bank Top 10.46d 10.46
8.76 Shildon South 11/07 11/06
10.39 Shildon North 11/12 11/11
? Fieldens Bridge 11/18 11/14
12.04 West Auckland 11/22 11/16
21.62 Forth Burn 11/42 11/39
22.77 Coal Road 11/45 11/42
24.16 Barnard Castle 11p48a ~ 12p05d 11.45 ~ 12.04
37.52 Stainmore Summit 12.32 ~ 12.37 12.41 ~ 12.48
46.70 Kirkby Stephen East 13.05 ~ 13.15 13.04 ~ 13.16
52.56 Ravenstonedale 13p28a ~ 13p38d 13.30 ~ 13.39
58.58 Tebay 13.50 ~ 14.10 13.51 ~ 14.23
70.46 Kirkby Stephen East 14.31 ~ 14.50 14.55 ~ 13.11
81.73 Appleby Jn GF 15c15 ~ 15c25 15.29 ~ 15.40
82.29 Appleby West 15.30 ~ 15.46 16.00 ~ 16.04
82.65 Appleby Jn GF 15c51 ~ 15c53 16/08
92.56 Clifton Moor 16p11a ~ 16p25d 16.27 ~ 16.35
96.33 Penrith 16.33 ~ 16.43 16.40 ~ 16.51
114.13
0.00
Carlisle 17.05a ~ 20.13d 17.12 ~ 20.14
17.60 Penrith 20w44 ~ 20w46 20.51 ~ 20.58
42.69 Kirkby Stephen East 21c34 ~ 21c39 09.57 ~ 09.59
52.07 Stainmore Summit 22/00 22/45
65.43 Barnard Castle 22.20 ~ 22.25 23.12 ~ 23.17
67.39 Broomielaw 22/30 23/22
71.11 Winston 22/37 23/28
82.12 Darlington Bank Top 23.00a 23.51


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