29th April 1995
Days Out / S.R.P.S. Railtours
|Locos Used||47596, 47779 & steam: 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'|
|47596||Darlington - Newcastle|
|60007||Newcastle - Berwick-upon-Tweed UGL (1)|
|47779 (2)||Berwick-upon-Tweed UGL - Tweedmouth Sidings|
|47779||Tweedmouth Sidings - Edinburgh Waverley - (via Fife circle) - Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - Newcastle (- Darlington?)|
(1) 60007 failed at Berwick-upon-Tweed due to running a hot axlebox. Bernard Lovelock comments: Control wanted to cape the tour at Tweedmouth Sidings, but the tour manager told Control that the passengers wanted to continue on to Edinburgh and the Fife Circle. Left Berwick at 14:59, 2hr 42 minutes late, did the full tour via the Fife circle and arrived back in Newcastle 14 minutes early!
(2) 60007 on rear.
Brian Knights & Bernard Lovelock
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