8th June 1963

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Tees-Side Centre)
The Cleveland Limited

Loco Used 63431
Stock Used 4 BR standard brake vans

Route : Z01 throughout (5)

Loco Route
63431 Middlesborough - Guisborough Jn - Cargo Fleet - Inner Jn (6) - Eston
63431 Eston - Inner Jn - Cargo Fleet - Guisborough Jn (6)
63431 (1) Guisborough Jn - Nunthorpe - Hutton Gate - Slapewath Jn - Boosbeck
63431 Boosbeck - Slapewath Jn - Hutton Gate - Nunthorpe - Guisborough Jn
63431 Guisborough Jn - Redcar Central - Saltburn West Jn - North Skelton Jn - Brotton
63431 (1) Brotton - Kiltonthorpe Jn - Kiltonthorpe Mine
63431 Kiltonthorpe Mine - Kiltonthorpe Jn - Brotton - Skinningrove (3)
63431 (1) Skinningrove - Loftus
63431 Loftus - Skinningrove - Brotton - North Skelton Jn - Saltburn West Jn - Redcar Central - Grangetown SB
63431 (1) Grangetown SB - Wilton ICI
63431 Wilton ICI - Middlesborough

Note :
(1) Loco propelling. The tour timing sheet showed the second leg from
Eston to Guisborough Jn and fourth leg from Boosbeck to Guisborough Jn to be loco propelling but a covering letter explained British Rail had revised the arrangements after the timing sheets had been printed; to run round at Eston and Guisborough Jn (after return from Brotton at 12.41/12.47).
(2) Originally uploaded as loco 63641 in error.
(3) Loco ran-round and took water.
(4) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. Robin Coulthard comments: It runs in my mind that the itinerary for this trip was not 100% accomplished. I rather thought that the driver of the Q6 got cold feet re: the state of the track on the Kilton Branch and refused to progress all the way. Ian Clark (SLS) adds: The original advertising notice stated the routing to Brotton was via Guisborough (booked only as far as Boosbeck & return due to line being severed). Tees Dock (completely new branch) was also on the notice but did not appear in the tour itinerary. Ian also adds: On the day the driver of the tour would not take the train all the way up to Kilton Mine due to the state of the track, Tony Davies reported that: 'my log shows that we only reached 'Kilton Mine/Lingdale Mine Junction' (MP 0-3/4), terminated here some 7min before time and, despite a 4min photo stop, this gave time for an extra photo stop on Huntcliff'.
(5) Headcode as carried by 63431 was Z01 however the timing sheet listed the headcode as 1X1.
(6) Tony Davies comments that there was a reversal required to gain the Eston branch at Inner Jn and also a Guisborough Jn to gain the up line.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Mark Harrington, David Whittaker, John Debens, Robin Coulthard (NERA) & Steve Armitage

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Robin Coulthard (NERA) & Tony Davies/Ian Clark (both: SLS))

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Middlesborough 10.15d ?
0.31 Guisborough Jn 10/18 ?
1.07 Cargo Fleet 10/21 ?
1.41 Inner Jn 10/25 ?
4.65 Eston 10.35 ~ 10.45 10.40 ~ ??.??
8.09 Inner Jn 10/55 ?
8.43 Cargo Fleet 10/58 ?
9.19 Guisborough Jn 11.01 ~ 11.04 11.14 ~ ??.??
13.34 Nunthorpe 11/18 ?
18.16 Guisborough SB 11.30 ~ 11.34 11.38 ~ ??.??
20.10 Slapewath Viaduct 11p46a ~ 11p52d 11.47 ~ ??.??
21.30 Boosbeck (End of Line) 12.00 ~ 12.08 12.10 ~ 12.13
24.44 Guisborough SB 12/20 ?
29.26 Nunthorpe 12/31 ?
33.41 Guisborough Jn 12.41 ~ 12.47 12.45 ~ 13.00
40.74 Redcar Central 13/10 ?
45.24 Saltburn West Jn 13/22 ?
48.70 Brotton 13.40 ~ 13.43 13.44 ~ ??.??
50.38 Kiltonthorpe Mine 14.00 ~ 14.05 13.53 ~ ??.??
56.04 Skinningrove 14w32a ~ 14w47d 14.39 ~ ??.??
56.69 Loftus 14.53 ~ 15.00 15.14 ~ 15.16
58.38 Crag Hall SB 15/10 ?
61.52 Brotton 15/16 ?
65.18 Saltburn West Jn 15/31 ?
69.48 Redcar Central 15/44 ?
72.71 Grangetown SB 15.56 ~ 15.59 15.59 ~ ??.??
74.39 Wilton ICI 16.11 ~ 16.20 16.13 ~ 16.54
76.09 Grangetown SB 16/30 ?
80.48 Middlesborough 16.40a 17.11


Associated Light Loco and Stock Movements

Light Engine and guard : leave Thornaby for Middlesborough at 09.35

Empty Stock :

Location Booked
Middlesborough 16.45d
Tees Yard 17.00a


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