13th May 1962

Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (East Midlands Branch)
The East Midlander No. 5

Locos Used 30925 'Cheltenham', 40646 & 90348
Stock Used 9 coaches

Route : 1X50 throughout

Loco(s) Route
30925 + 40646 Nottingham Victoria - Kirkby South Jn - Pilsley - Chesterfield Central - Staveley Central - Woodhouse East Jn - Darnall - Tinsley Jn - Chapeltown Central - Stairfoot - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Normanton - Burton Salmon - Church Fenton - Wetherby
40646 + 30925 (3) Wetherby - Harrogate - Starbeck
30925 + 40646 Starbeck - Ripon - Northallerton - Darlington Bank Top
90348 Darlington Bank Top - Darlington North Road (1)
30925 + 40646 Darlington Bank Top - (via ECML) - York - Church Fenton - Burton Salmon - Knottingley - Shaftholme Jn - Doncaster - (via ECML) - Newark Northgate - Bottesford West Jn - Aslockton - Netherfield & Colwick - Nottingham London Road HL - Nottingham Victoria

Notes :
(1) For works visit. Passengers returned from the works visit to Darlington Bank Top in a fleet of Darlington Corporation double-decker buses.
(2) It was reported after the event that 40646 should not have worked the train as its boiler ticket had in fact expired, but that this was overlooked. However the two engines reportedly made a sprightly run from Darlington to York [P15?] in 39min 20secs with a top speed of 83 mph at Thirsk. Very commendable in the circumstances. Is is also reported that the York driver commented at Darlington how 'rough' the Class 2 was and Dick Challand comments that the crew of the LMS 2P was even less complimentary about the riding of the engine after the run to York. 'Bloody horrible' was part of the verdict...
(3) Both locos were running tender-first.

Sources : Gary Thornton, David Whittaker, Robin Lush, Brian Johnson, Dick Challand & Vic Smith

Photo Review


90348 rolls onto the train at Darlington Bank Top for the short run to North
Road for the works visit (photo: The John Debens Collection)


A passing shot of 30925+40646 at Beningbrough, north of York, on the
return trip (photo: Cecil Ord/The John Debens Collection)


30925 & 40646 pause at York on the return leg (photo: Robin Lush)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Brian Johnson & John Debens)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Nottingham Victoria 08.35d 08.35
10.63 Kirkby South Jn 08/57 08/56
17.71 Pilsley 09/11 09/08
25.26 Chesterfield Central 09/26 09/22
30.34 Staveley Central 09/26 09/22
37.09 Woodhouse East Jn 09/45 09/43
40.39 Darnall 09.56a ~ 09.58d 09.49 ~ 09.57
43.05 Tinsley Jn 10/08 10/06
47.09 Chapeltown Central 10/20 10/18
55.38 Stairfoot 10/38 10/37
58.40 Barnsley Jumble Lane 10.45a ~ 10.57d 10.43 ~ 10.58
67.41 Horbury Jn 11/17 11/14
69.64 Wakefield Kirkgate 11.22a ~ 11.24d 11.19 ~ 11.22
72.71 Normanton 11.31a ~ 11.33d 11.30 ~ 11.35
80.56 Burton Salmon 11/41 11/47
86.51 Church Fenton 11.48a ~ 11.58d 11.55 ~ 12.06
97.79 Wetherby 12.18a ~ 12.27d 12.27 ~ 12.38
105.69 Harrogate 12/42 12/54
108.00 Starbeck 12.47a ~ 12.57d 13.00 ~ 13.09
119.08 Ripon 13/17 13/23
132.71 Northallerton 13/34 13/42
147.05 Darlington Bank Top 13.54a ~ 14.00d 13.57 ~ 14.07
148.27 Darlington North Road 14.05a 14.13
0.00 Darlington Bank Top 16.12d 16.11
3.00 Croft Spa ? 16/15
6.22 Eryholme ? 16/18
9.00 Danby Wiske ? 16/23
14.14 Northallerton 16/28 16/25
21.74 Thirsk 16/35 16/31
26.15 Sessay ? 16/34
28.18 Pilmoor ? 16/36
33.48 Alne ? 16/39
35.00 Tollerton ? 16/41
40.33 Benningborough ? 16/44
44.10 York 16.57a ~ 19.00d 16.50 ~ 18.59
54.69 Church Fenton 19/13 19/13
60.64 Burton Salmon 19/20 19/21
63.75 Knottingley 19/27 19/27
74.30 Shaftholme Jn 19/50 19/45
78.49 Doncaster 20.00a ~ 20.06d 19.59 ~ 20.02
83.46 Rossington ? 20/10
87.53 Bawtry ? 20/14
91.42 Ranskill ? 20/19
95.77 Retford 20/31 20/26
101.79 Tuxford North ? 20/35
112.31 Crowpark ? 20/40
114.38 Newark Northgate 20.54a ~ 20.56d 20.47 ~ 20.50
123.35 Bottesford North Jn 21/16 21/11
123.76 Bottesford West Jn 21/18 21/14
125.34 Elton ? 21/17
126.55 Aslockton ? 21/19
130.78 Saxondale Jn 21/27 21/24
133.63 Radcliffe-on-Trent ? 21/28
135.11 Netherfield & Colwick 21/36 21/32
137.25 Nottingham London Road HL ? 21/37
138.57 Nottingham Victoria 21.43a 21.40


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