12th May 1979

R.P.P.R.
The County Durham Crusader (Re-run)

Locos Used 08274, 37061, 37062, 37242 & 40032
Stock Used 5069+4461+4529+4666+4990+1546+35418+13256+4631+4632+4759

Route : 1G40 throughout

Loco Route
40032 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - York
37242 York - (via ECML) - Thirsk - Boroughbridge Road Jn - Eaglescliffe - Stockton - Stillington - Ferryhill South Jn - Durham - Gateshead West Jn - (via High Level Bridge) - Newcastle
37062 Newcastle - (via King Edward Bridge) - Bensham Curve Jn - Low Fell Sidings Jn - Low Fell Jn - Ouston Jn - South Pelaw Jn - BSC Consett
08274 shunt of stock at BSC Consett
37062 BSC Consett - South Pelaw Jn - Washington
37061 'drag back' at Washington
37062 Washington - Pelaw - High Street Jn - (via King Edward Bridge) - Newcastle - (via High Level Bridge) - Gateshead - Pelaw - Sunderland - Stockton - Eaglescliffe - Northallerton - York
40032 York - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Re-run of tour abandoned earlier in the year due to bad weather.
(2)
Keith Hayward comments: From Kings Cross, the train picked up at Stevenage. Having chosen that morning to oversleep, I saw it leaving but missed it! On arrival I reported to the station staff, in the forlorn hope that there might be a way of rescuing my day and the nice staff at Stevenage spoke to York control, who agreed to stop the Flying Scotsman for me, and instructed Kings Cross powerbox accordingly, and minutes later it screeched to a halt, the driver having seen the last signal before Stevenage go from green to single yellow! It wouldn't happen today! At that time the Scotsman was an HST, first stop Newcastle, and no further due to the Penmanshiel blockage. As a result I had to wait for the railtour for half an hour or so at Newcastle. Although I don't know what route it took to get to Newcastle, I can say that it arrived in the station from the north, so must have come over the High Level Bridge.

Timing sheet carried the statement: As most of you know, the loss of the Tursdale Jn to Washington line has been substituted by Washington to Pelaw, a journey over both Tyne bridges twice, thereby covering all six spurs south of the River Tyne.

Sources : Clive Barlow, Keith Hayward, LASERman & Colin Marsden

Photo Review


40032 at York (photo: The John Vaughan Collection courtesy of Steve Davies)


37242 at York (photo: The John Vaughan Collection courtesy of Steve Davies)


08274 at Consett (photo: The John Vaughan Collection courtesy of Steve Davies)


37062 at Consett (photo: The John Vaughan Collection courtesy of Steve Davies)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Keith Hayward & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Kings Cross 08.15d 08.15 [P4] [FL]   21.57a ??.?? [P3]
Wood Green ? ?   21/50 22/50
Potters Bar 08/32 08/40   21/43 22/44
Welwyn Garden City 08/38 08/46   ? ?
Woolmer Green ? ?   21/34 22/36
Stevenage 08.45a ~ 08.46d 08.53 ~ 08.54   21.27a ~ 21.28d 22.28 ~ 22.30
Hitchin 08/52 09/00   21/21 22/24
Sandy 09/01 09/08   21/08 22/14
Huntingdon 09/12 09/22   20/56 21/59
Peterborough 09.27a ~ 09.28d 09.38 ~ 09.40   20.37a ~ 20.39d 21.40 ~ 21.41
Tallington Jn 09/38 09/51 [SL]   20/29 21/31
Stoke 09/55 10/09   20/18 21/20
Grantham 10/00 10/13   20/08 21/15
Barkston South Jn 10/04 10/16   20/04 21/12
Newark North Gate 10/12 10/26   19.46 ~ 19.52 21/00
Retford 10/27 10/42   19/29 20/46
Doncaster 10/49 10/58   19/12 20.25 ~ 20.28
Shaftholme Jn 10/53 11/02   19/08 ?
Selby 11/07 11/17   18/55 20/07
York 11p24a ~ 11p30d 11.32 ~ 11.43   18L30a ~ 18L36d 19.32 ~ 19.52
Skelton Jn 11/35 11/47 [SL]   ? ?
Thirsk 11/57 12/07   18/08 19/07

 

Location Booked Actual
Boroughbridge Road Jn 12/07 12/29
Eaglescliffe 12/23 12/49
Stockton 12/28 12/55
Stillington 12/38 13/16
Ferryhill South Jn 12/48 13/34
Durham 12/57 13/49
Gateshead West Jn 13/14 14/05
Newcastle 13L16a ~ 13L26d 14.07 ~ 14.15
King Edward Bridge Jn 13/28 14/17
Low Fell Jn 13/30 ?
Ouston Jn 13/36 14/30
South Pelaw Jn 13/38 14/32
Annfield 14/00 14/51
Carr House 14/09 ?
Consett North 14p13a ~ 14p43d 15.12 ~ 15.51
Carr House 14/49 15/58
Annfield 14/57 16/11
South Pelaw Jn 15/10 16/25
Washington 15L20a ~ 15L55d 16.38 ~ 16.54
Pelaw 16/08 17/04
King Edward Bridge Jn 16/18 17/13
Newcastle 16p20a ~ 16p30d 17.15 ~ 17.17
Gateshead East Jn 16/32 17/20
Pelaw 16/39 17/25
Sunderland 16/54 17/40
Easington 17/08 ?
Hartlepool 17/19 18/13
Stockton 17/37 18/35
Eaglescliffe 17/44 18/41
Northallerton 18/02 18/59

Timings continue in first table.

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