2nd October 1966
The Wansbeck Piper
|Locos Used||43000 & 43063|
|Stock Used||11 coaches (incl. 9325)|
Route : 1Z08 throughout
Newcastle - (via ECML) - Morpeth - Morpeth SB
Morpeth SB - Morpeth - Meldon - Scotsgap - Knowesgate - Woodburn
Woodburn - (reverse of outward route) - Morpeth SB
Morpeth SB - (reverse of outward route) - Newcastle
(1) Run to mark the closure of the Woodburn branch. Locos were coupled tender-to-tender.
Sources : David Whittaker & Roy Lambeth
(all photos from Roy Lambeth unless otherwise stated)
From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.
The empty stock arrives into Newcastle.
The run-round at Morpeth - by the signal box, not in the station.
A chance for photos at Scots Gap.
Woodburn. On Arrival, a Scottish Piper played a lament for the passing of the
railway then, because of a short headshunt, the locos ran round the train one
at a time.
Coach nameboards in addition to a headboard on the locos!
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