2nd May 1964

Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (North Eastern Branch)
The North Eastern Limited

Locos Used 60051 'Blink Bonny', 61031 & 63460
Stock Used 5 coaches (including end coaches: 9216+9223, no buffet/restaurant car)

Route : Z02 throughout

Loco Route
60051 Newcastle Central - (via ECML) - York
61031 York - Malton - Seamer - Falsgrave Jn - Scalby - Robin Hoods Bay - Prospect Hill Jn
61031 (2) Prospect Hill Jn - Bog Hall Jn - Whitby Town
61031 (2) Whitby Town - Bog Hall Jn - Sleights - Grosmont - Glaisdale - Battersby
61031 Battersby - Nunthorpe East Jn - Middlesborough
63460 Middlesborough - Thornaby - Bowesfield Jn - Bowesfield West Jn - Redmarshall South Jn - Redmarshall North Jn - Wynyard - Wingate South Jn - Wellfield - Murton - Penshaw Jn - Ryhope Jn - Sunderland - Seaburn - Pelaw - (via High Level Bridge) - Newcastle Central

Notes:
(1) 63460 was specially reinstated for the day for this tour.
(2) Running tender first. On arrival into Whitby 61031 ran round its train, propelled the stock into the platform then was turned.

Sources : David Whittaker, Roger Geach, David Murray & Vic Smith

Photo Review


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Not strictly relating to the tour but the platform ticket shown below was issued for York to allow viewing of 4472 'Flying Scotsman' (which was used on a Gresley Society tour the same day) and 60051 'Blink Bonny'.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Railtours meet 1: 60051 & 4472 at York
(photo: G.Devine/The John Debens Collection)


Railtours meet 2: 60051 & 4472 at York (photo: The Bob Mitchell Collection)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from
David Murray)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Newcastle Central 10.05d
00.48 Gateshead West 10/08
14.35 Durham 10/22
23.45 Ferryhill 10/32
36.32 Darlington 10.49a ~ 10.51d
41.50 Eryholme 10/57
50.46 Northallerton 11/05
58.26 Thirsk 11/11
70.63 Tollerton 11/21
78.75 Skelton 11/27
80.42
0.00
York 11.31a ~ 13.05d
21.12 Malton 13/33
38.45 Seamer 13/53
41.71 Londesbro' Road 13/58
42.23 Gallows Close 14/00
46.38 Cloughton 14/08
49.34 Staintondale 14/13
51.69 Ravenscar 14/20
56.51 Robin Hoods Bay 14.35 ~ 14.40
62.35 Prospect Hill Jn 14.53 ~ 14.58
63.25 Bog Hall Jn 15/03
63.53
0.00
Whitby Town 15.04a ~ 15.25d
6.24 Grosmont 15/40
9.34 Glaisdale 15/51
15.17 Danby 16/03
16.58 Castleton 16/08
24.01
0.00
Battersby 16.23 ~ 16.35
5.31 Nunthorpe East Jn 16/46
11.05 Middlesborough 17.03 ~ 17.15
14.22 Thornaby 17/23
15.39 Bowesfield Jn 17/26
18.57 Redmarshall South Jn 17/36
19.?? Redmarshall North Jn 17/39
28.62 Wellfield 18.10 ~ 18.20
32.40 Haswell 18/30
38.70 Ryhope 18/47
41.63 Sunderland 18.53 ~ 18.55
50.34 Pelaw 19/11
54.25 Newcastle Central 19.22a


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