14th September 1985

C. J. Wolstenholmes
Tyneside Venturer

DMU Used 53851+59075+53196

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Newcastle Central - High Level Bridge - Greensfield Jn - King Edward Bridge West Jn - Bensham Curve Jn - Low Fell Sidings Jn - Low Fell Jn
as listed Low Fell Jn - Norwood Jn - Derwenthaugh Jn
as listed Derwenthaugh Jn - Dunston West Jn (1)
as listed Dunston West Jn - Derwenthaugh Jn
as listed Derwenthaugh Jn - Norwood Jn - Bensham Curve Jn - King Edward Bridge West Jn - Greensfield Jn - High Level Bridge - Newcastle Central - Scotswood Jn - Newburn Station
as listed Newburn Station - Scotswood Jn - Newcastle Central

Notes :
(1) To end of line. Andy Pullar comments: In my notes I recorded the train as reaching as far as Dunston East LC which was 1m02c from Derwenthaugh Jn according to a sectional appendix I had of the area at the time. The line continued on to Redheugh Bank Foot some 61 chains further on from where a trailing siding came in from Redheugh Iron and Steel. (once a line from the Tanfield Railway).
(2) DMU vehicle identities provided by Andy Pullar who requests confirmation of the vehicle identities as 53751 & 53196 are both DM(C)L vehicles.

Sources : Phil Wieland & Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual
Newcastle 12.38d 12.42
High Level Bridge 12/40 12/45
King Edward Bridge South Jn 12/42 12/49
Low Fell Sidings Jn 12/43 ?
Low Fell Jn 12.44 ~ 12.46 12.56 ~ 12.58
Low Fell Sidings Jn 12/47 ?
Norwood Jn 12/48 13/03
Derwenthaugh Jn 12.52 ~ 12.54 13.09 ~ 13.12
Redheugh Branch (Dunston West) 12.56a ~ 13.38d 13.24 ~ 13.38
Derwenthaugh Jn 13/40 13.53 ~ 13.55
Norwood Jn 13/44 14/01
Bensham Curve Jn 13/45 14/02
High Level South Jn 13/47 14/06
Newcastle 13.49 ~ 13.55 14.09 ~ 14.09
Scotswood Jn 14.00a ~ 14.20d 14.25 ~ 14.40
Newburn LC 14/23 ?
Newburn 14.25a ~ 14.45d 15.01 ~ 15.17
Newcastle 15.00a 15.45


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