10th September 1994

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Blyth Spirit III

Locos Used 47616, 56090 & 90023
Stock Used

4939+4909+5037+4925+17151+1832+4949+4956+5042+5027+17167

Route : 1F52 throughout

Loco(s) Route
90023 Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Newcastle
56090 (1) Newcastle - Heaton South Jn - Cramlington - Morpeth - Hepscot Jn - Bedlington Jn (Furnaceway Sidings)
47616 (2) Bedlington Jn (Furnaceway Sidings) - Ashington Jn - Butterwell Jn - Morpeth North Jn - Bedlington Jn (Furnaceway Sidings)
56090 (1) Bedlington Jn (Furnaceway Sidings) - Blyth Alcan Terminal
47616 (2) Blyth Alcan Terminal - Freemans LC
56090 (1) Freemans LC - Blyth PS
47616 (2) Blyth PS - Marchey's House Jn (3) - Ashington
56090 (1) Ashington - Marchey's House Jn - Bedlington Jn - Newsham North Jn
47616 (2) Newsham North Jn - Bates Staithes
56090 (1) Bates Staithes - Newsham North Jn - Benton North Jn - Heaton South Jn - Newcastle - King Edward Bridge North Jn - King Edward Bridge East Jn - Greensfield Jn - Pelaw Jn - Jarrow
47616 (2) Jarrow - Pelaw Jn - High Level Bridge Jn - (High Level Bridge) - Newcastle
90023 Newcastle - (via ECML) - Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) 47616 on rear.
(2) 56090 on rear.
(3) booked to reverse at Marchey's House Jn but went on to Ashington due to points failure.


90023 takes a break at Newcastle (photo: Gary Thornton)


56090 takes over at Newcastle (photo: Gary Thornton)

Source : Gary Thornton (joined/left train at Peterborough)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Robin Addison, Alan Sheppard & Gary Thornton)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Kings Cross 07.18d ?   21.12a ? 620.11
2.41 Finsbury Park 07/22 ?   20/53 ? 617.50
4.78 Alexandra Palace 07/24 ?   20/51 ? 615.13
12.57 Potters Bar 07.29a  ~ 07.31d ?   20.44a  ~ 20.46d ? 607.34
20.25 Welwyn Garden City 07/37 ?   20/39 ? 599.66
23.73 Woolmer Green 07/42 ?   20/36 ? 596.18
27.45 Stevenage 07.45a  ~ 07.47d ?   20.31a ~ 20.33d ? 592.46
31.74 Hitchin 07/52 ?   20/27 ? 588.17
44.10 Sandy 08/00 ?   20/20 ? 576.01
58.70 Huntingdon 08/09 ?   20/11 ? 561.21
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Connington South Jn   20/06 ? 552.76
69.26 Holme Jn 08/15 ?  
76.29 Peterborough 08.21a  ~ 08.23d 08.21 ~ 08.23   19.56a  ~ 19.58d 19.55 ~ 19.57 543.62
84.64 Tallington 08/30 08/30   19/49 19/48 535.27
99.61 Stoke 08/39 08/40   19/40 19/40 520.30
105.38 Grantham 08/42 08/43   19/37 19/37 514.53
109.56 Barkston South Jn 08/45 08/46   19/34 19/34 510.35
120.08 Newark Northgate 08/51 08/52   19/28 19/22 500.03
138.49 Retford 09/02 09/02   19/17 19/12 481.42
152.00 Loversall Carr Jn 09/14 09/10   19/07 19/04 468.11
155.77 Doncaster 09.18a  ~ 09.20d 09.17 ~ 09.20   19.01a  ~ 19.03d 18.59 ~ 19.00 464.14
160.16 Shaftholme Jn 09/24 09/25   18/56 18/55 459.75
169.16 Temple Hirst Jn 09/29 09/31   18/49 18/50 450.75
174.75 Hambledon North Jn 09/33 09/34   18/45 18/47 445.16
182.79 Colton Jn 09/40 09/38   18/40 18/41 437.12
188.40 York 09.45a  ~ 09.47d 09.45 ~ 09.47   1833a  ~  1835d 18.31 ~ 18.36 431.51
190.11 Skelton Jn 09/50 09/50   1830 18/28 430.00
198.00 Tollerton Jn 09/54 09/54   18/23 18/24 422.11
210.56 Thirsk 10/02 10/04   18/15 18/17 409.35
218.36 Northallerton 10/07 10/08   18/11 18/13 401.55
232.50 Darlington 10/15 10/18   18/02 18/05 387.41
244.57 Ferryhill South Jn 10/23 10/26   17/54 17/58 375.34
247.33 Tursdale Jn 10/24 10/28   17/51 17/53 372.58
254.53 Durham 10/29 10/32   17/46 17/52 365.38
268.02 King Edward Bridge South 10/41 10/42   17/36 17/39 352.09
268.56 Newcastle 10L43a  ~ 11L13d 10.45 ~ 11.38   17L06a  ~ 17L34d 17.03 ~ 17.37 351.35

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
270.50 Heaton South Jn 11/18 11/43
285.26 Morpeth 11.33a  ~ 11.35d 11.56 ~ 11.58
289.61 Bedlington Jn 11.53a  ~ 12.03d 12.13 ~ 12.16
292.63 Ashington Jn 12/09 12.28 ~ 12.30
297.54 Butterwell Jn 12/23 12/52
301.11 Morpeth North Jn 12/29 12/59
305.66 Bedlington Jn 12.44a ~ 12.54d 13.10 ~ 13.19
310.56 Blyth Alcan Terminal 13.05a ~ 13.15d 13.36 ~ 13.40
313.18 Freemans Level Crossing 13.24a ~ 13.34d 13.51 ~ 13.55
313.78 Blyth Power Station 13.38a ~ 13.48d 14.02 ~ 14.16
316.03 Marchey's House Jn 1358a ~ 14/26
(?*?)
Ashington Jn DIV 14.31 ~ 14.39
316.03 Marchey's House Jn ~  1400d 14/44
317.38 Bedlington Jn 14/08 14/50
320.35 Newsham North Jn 14.18a  ~ 14.23d 15.02 ~ 15.05
322.25 Bates Staithes 14.40a  ~ 14.45d 15.19 ~ 15.22
324.15 Newsham South Jn 15.04a  ~ 15.06d 15/34
332.54 Benton North Jn 15/36 15/56
335.04 Heaton South Jn 15/52 15/58
336.78 Newcastle 15c56a  ~ 16c09d 16.00 ~ 16.11
337.37 King Edward Bridge North 16/11 16/13
337.50 King Edward Bridge East 16/12 16/14
337.64 Greensfield Jn 16/13 16/15
341.04 Pelaw Jn 16/20 16/24
344.31 Jarrow 16.28a  ~ 16.38d 16.34 ~ 16.38
347.58 Pelaw Jn 16/52 16/44
350.75 High Level Bridge Jn 17/01 16.54 ~ 17.01

Timings continue in first table.

(?*?) - Extra mileage to add on for Marchey's House to Ashington Jn to Marchey's House
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