1st (& 2nd) October 1983

N.E.L.P.G.
The Aberdonian

Locos Used 47012, 47016 & steam: 60009

Route :

Loco(s) Route
47012 (1) Eaglescliffe - Stockton - Hartlepool - Sunderland - Pelaw - Newcastle - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley
60009 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Dalmeny - Inverkeithing - Burntisland - Kirkcaldy - Ladybank - Leuchars - Dundee - Arbroath - Montrose - Stonehaven - Aberdeen
60009 Aberdeen - (reverse of outward route) - Dundee - Perth - Hilton Jn - Newburgh - Ladybank - (reverse of outward route) - Edinburgh Waverley
47016 Edinburgh Waverley - (reverse of outward route) - Middlesborough

Notes :
(1) The tour was supposed to start from Middlesborough but the late arrival of the stock from York caused passengers to use a Saltburn - Darlington local service to connect with the excursion train at Eaglescliffe (booked routing would have been; as Middlesborough - Thornaby - Stockton - Hartlepool).
(2) It is understood there is a contemporary report suggesting this tour was a day excursion run by British Rail however this was in error and is in fact referring to this tour (the limited timings mentioned for the other tour matched this one). There was also a suggestion against that outing that 47016 was used on both non-steam legs but this appears to be in error as not mentioned by several of the contributors for this entry.


From Nige Paine's collection.

Sources : Nige Paine, Ewan Crawford, Dick Franklin, David Hills (from contemporary reports) & David Ingham

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Middlesborough 06.40d CANX   00.57a ?
Thornaby 06/45 CANX   00/51 ?
Stockton 06.50a ~ 06.52d ?   00.44a ~ 00.46d ?
Hartlepool 07.07a ~ 07.09d ?   00.23a ~ 00.25d ?
Easington 07/21 ?   00/07 ?
Sunderland 07.36a ~ 07.38d ?   23.52a ~ 23.54d ?
Pelaw 07/53 ?   23/41 ?
Newcastle 08.03a ~ 08.05d ??.?? ~ 08.26   23.30a ~ 23.32d 00.57 ~ ??.??
Morpeth 08/22 08/43   23/09 00/37
Alnmouth 08/37 08/58   22/55 ?
Belford 08/49 ?   22/42 ?
Berwick-upon-Tweed 09/01 09/31   22/26 ?
Marshall Meadows 09/09 ?   22/23 ?
Grantshouse 09/22 ?   ? ?
Dunbar 09/31 09/56   21/57 23/13
Drem 09/41 10/04   ? ?
Edinburgh Waverley 09L57a ~ 10L22d 10.19 ~ 10.45   21L24a ~ 21L35d 22.30 ~ 22.47
Haymarket 10/24 10/55   21/19 22/24
Dalmeny 10/33 11/06   21/06 22/09
Inverkeithing 10/41 11/14   20/57 22/00
Burntisland 10/51 11/28   20/46 ?
Kirkcaldy 11/02 11/38   20/38 21/39
Thornton Jn 11.11 ~ 11.22 11.48 ~ 12.07   20/33 ?
Markinch 11/27 12/14   ? ?
Ladybank 11/35 12/21   20w07 ~ 20w18 21/18
Newburgh   19/55 ?
Hilton Jn   19/43 20/43
Perth   19c36 ~ 19c37 20w12 ~ 20w39
barnhill   19/32 20/08
Errol   19/20 19/54
Buckingham Jn   19/09 ?
Leuchars 11w49 ~ 11w54 12.46 ~ 12.58  
Tay Bridge South 12/02 13/08  
Dundee 12*33 ~ 13*02 [DL] 13.23 ~ 13.25   18w57 ~ 19w07 19.20 ~ 19.38
Camperdown Jn 13/09 13/30   18/51 19/15
Monifieth 13/19 13/42   ? ?
Carnoustie 13/26 13/54   18/38 18/54
Arbroath 13/34 14/11   18/29 18/45
Usan SB 13/51 ?   18/14 18/26
Montrose 13/54 14/31   18/11 18/22
Stonehaven 14/25 15/02   17/33 17/46
Aberdeen 15.02a 15.28   17.00d 17.11


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