4th September 1971
The Tyneside Rover
|DMU Used||3-car Met-Cam unit|
Route : 1G11 throughout
|as listed||Newcastle Central - Percy Main Jn (1) - Tynemouth - Whitley Bay - West Monkseaton - Backworth|
|as listed||Backworth - (1) Earsdon Jn - Seghill - Hartley - Newsham - Bedlington - Morpeth - Cramlington - Benton North Jn - Benton - South Gosforth - Jesmond - Newcastle Central - King Edward Bridge North Jn - Greensfield Jn - High Level Bridge - Newcastle Central - Elswick - Scotswood - Blaydon|
|as listed||Blaydon - Norwood Jn - Low Fell Jn - Ouston Jn - South Pelaw Jn - Beamish - Annfield Plain - Consett - Blackhill|
|as listed||Blackhill - Consett - Annfield Plain - Beamish - South Pelaw Jn - Ouston Jn|
|as listed||Ouston Jn - Durham - Ferryhill - Darlington - Polam Jn - Geneva Jn - Dinsdale - Allens West - Eaglescliffe - Stockton-on-Tees - Norton South Jn - Norton West Jn - Stillington North Jn - Chilton bank Foot Jn - Ferryhill - Durham - Newcastle Central|
(1) The original intention had been to traverse the Blyth & Tyne branch from Percy Main to Bedlington but due to a mistake within the Commercial Department at Newcastle, for which they apologised but declined to correct, the route taken was via Tynemouth to Backworth where a reversal was made to join the B&T at Earsdon Jn and thence to Bedlington.
Sources : Matt Gaskarth, LASERman & Ian Clark (SLS)
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Clark (SLS)
|Newcastle Central||'mid morning'||10.05 [P7]|
|Bedlington||?||11.05 ~ ??.??|
Total tour distance: 153 miles 60 chains.
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