20th May 1967

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Tees-Side Centre)
The Three Dales Rail Tour

Locos Used D5160 & 62005
Stock Used 6 coaches

Route : 3Z08 throughout

Loco(s) Route
62005 Stockton - Eaglescliffe - Northallerton
62005 (2) Northallerton - Castle Hills Inner Jn - Ainderby - Leyburn - Redmire
62005 + D5160 Redmire - Leyburn - Ainderby - Castle Hills Inner Jn - Castle Hills Jn - Eryholme Jn - Darlington
62005 Darlington - Eryholme Jn - Catterick Bridge
62005 Propelling move at Catterick Bridge (3)
62005 Catterick Bridge - Camp Centre
62005 Camp Centre - Catterick Bridge - Richmond
62005 Richmond - Catterick Bridge - Eryholme Jn - Darlington - Darlington Bank Top (4) - Bishop Auckland - Stanhope - Westgate
62005 Westgate - Stanhope - Bishop Auckland - Darlington Bank Top - Darlington - Eaglescliffe - Thornaby - Stockton Cut - (via goods lines) - Newport Bridge - Middlesborough

Notes:
(1) Route & loco confirmation required - Above information gleaned from SLS journal article (volume 43 no. 505) as published on the NELPG Website. It was originally planned to start this tour at Saint John's Crossing in Stockton, the original passenger terminus of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, but the absence of platforms prevented this and similarly the termination of the tour at Middlesborough Goods Station.
(2) D5160 on rear. The diesel was required as the crossing loop at Redmire was not long enough to accommodate the six coach train.
(3) At Catterick Bridge the loco ran round then propelled the train under the bridge carrying the A1 road before running forward again onto the Catterick Military Railway.
(4) At the time the tour was originally planned it was thought there would no longer be watering facilities at Darlington or Bishop Auckland, and it was consequently intended to change to diesel power for the journey up to Weardale. Fortunately however the equipment was still in place thus the loco change was not required and 62005 watered at Darlington Bank Top on the outward and Bishop Auckland on the return.

Sources : Andrew Fairholm, Nige Paine, Gary Thornton & John Debens

Photo Review


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


62005 runs round its train at Westgate (photo: Alan Brown, courtesy of Disused Stations)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including David Murray)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Stockton 10.17d ?
2.10 Eaglescliffe 10/23 ?
6.56 Picton ? ?
16.65 Northallerton 10.43 ~ 10.55 ?
24.28 Bedale 11/13 ?
34.30 Leyburn 11.33 ~ 11.43 ?
38.64 Redmire 11.53 ~ 12.08 ?
43.18 Leyburn 12.20 ~ 12.34 ?
61.63 Castle Hills Jn 13/11 ?
75.14 Darlington 13.30 ~ 13.40 ?
? Eryholme Jn ??/?? 14 mins late
86.52 Catterick Bridge 14.00 ~ 14.10 ?
90.32 Camp Centre 14.25a ~ 14.38d ?
94.12 Catterick Bridge 14/55 ?
97.48 Richmond 15.01 ~ 15.16 ??.?? ~ 15.19
? Eryholme Jn ??/?? on time
112.42 Darlington 15.40 ~ 15.50 ?
113.65 North Road ? ?
118.23 Heighington ? ?
121.50 Shildon ? ?
125.08 Bishop Auckland 16/11 ?
128.32 Wear Valley Jn ? ?
141.13 Stanhope ? ?
146.76 Westgate 17.07 ~ 17.22 early away
152.59 Stanhope 17/40 ?
181.25 Darlington 18.51 ~ 18.52 18.44 ~ ??.??
[mainline platform]
184.44 Oak Tree Jn ? ?
188.79 Eaglescliffe 19/05 ?
? Stockton Cut ??/?? ? [goods line]
119.69 Thornaby ? ?
? Newport Bridge [472 points] ??/?? ? [passenger line]
195.16 Middlesborough 19.27a 19.33


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