10th June 1967

Stephenson Locomotive Society / Manchester Locomotive Society
Ashington Rail Tour

Locos Used NCB39, 45428 & 45562
Stock Used (1) [1] : ???
[2] : load 3 (1x Furness Railway & 2x NER/LNER heritage vehicles)

Route : 1Z21 throughout

Loco(s) Stock Route
45428 [1]

Huddersfield - Mirfield - Wakefield Kirkgate - Castleford Central - Church Fenton - York

45562 [1]

York - Darlington (via station avoiding line) - Ferryhill - Tursdale Jn - Leamside Line Connection - Leamside - Washington - Pelaw - Newcastle - Heaton - Howden - Percy Main North Jn - Seghill - Newsham - Bedlington - Ashington BR - Ashington NCB

NCB39 (2) [2] Ashington NCB - Potland - Lynemouth - Woodhorn - Ashington NCB
45562 [1]

Ashington NCB - Ashington BR - Newsham - Holywell - Backworth - Benton East Jn - Benton South Jn - Heaton - Newcastle - Durham - Ferryhill - Sedgefield - Stockton - Eaglescliffe - Northallerton Boroughbridge Road - Thirsk - York

45428 [1] York - Church Fenton - Castleford Central - Wakefield Kirkgate

Notes :
(1) Photographic evidence shows the lead coach behind NCB29 leaving Ashington was numbered NCB 9300/163 and lettered 'Bath Only'.
(2) Two round trips 9at least) were made with NCB39.

Sources : Terry Jackson, John Debens & Malcolm Dickin

Photo Review


45562 steams through Seaton Deveval (photo: Nick Catford collection)


NCB 39 at Lynemouth Colliery on the first train (photo: Malcolm Dickin)


NCB 39 leaving Ashington on the second train (photo: Malcolm Dickin)


NCB 39 at Lynemouth Colliery on the second train (photo: The John Debens Collection)


NCB 39 approaching Ashington on the second train (photo: Malcolm Dickin)


45562 taking water in Ferryhill Yard on the return leg (photo: Roy Lambeth)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Terry Jackson)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Huddersfield 08.28d
4.60 Mirfield 08/36
14.27 Wakefield Kirkgate 08.50a ~ 08.57d
20.60 Castleford Central 09/13
31.00 Church Fenton 09/30
41.70 York 09.45a ~ 10.00d
71.66 Northallerton 10/47
86.00 Darlington 11/10
98.68 Ferryhill 11/29
108.00 Leamside 11/42
114.28 Washington 11/52
123.06 Newcastle 12.09a ~ 12.15d
129.00 Wallsend 12/25
129.05 Percy Main 12/32
138.22 Newsham 12/56
144.05
0.00
Ashington (BR) 13.06a ~ 17.15d
?.?? Bedlington 17/27
12.08 Backworth 17/49
15.60 Benton SE Curve ??/??
17.20 Heaton 17/59
18.60 Newcastle 18.05a ~ 18.12d
??.?? Low Fell 18/25
33.40 Durham 18/40
42.50 Feryhill 18.54a ~ 19.02d
??.?? Sedgefield 19/10
55.69 Stockton 19/31
58.72 Eaglescliffe 19/37
73.20 Northallerton (Boroughbridge Road) 19/57
81.10 Thirsk 20/10
103.41 York 20.35a ~ 20.42d
114.20 Church Fenton 20/57
124.40 Castleford Central 21/11
131.00 Wakefield Kirkgate 21.16a ~ 21.30d
145.30 Huddersfield 21.58a


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