19th September 1965

R.C.T.S. (West Riding Branch)
The Blythe & Tyne Rail Tour

Locos Used 60004 'William Whitelaw', D6769 & 43057
Stock Used 9 coaches (booked to be 6x TSO, 2x BSO & 1x RB)

Route : 1Z02 throughout

Loco Route
60004 Leeds City South - Horsforth - Arthington - Weeton - Harrogate - Ripon - Northallerton - Picton - Eaglescliffe
D6769 Eaglescliffe -  Oak Tree Jn - Fighting Cocks - Darlington North Road (3)
60004 Darlington North Road - Shildon - Bishop Auckland - Willington - Brandon - Relly Mill Jn - Durham - (via ECML) - Newcastle
43057 Newcastle - Manors - St Peter's - Carville - Willington Quay - Percy Main - Newsham - Bedlington - Morpeth - Cramlington - Forest Hall - Benton - South Gosforth - Jesmond - Manors - Newcastle - Scotswood - Blaydon
43057 (4) Blaydon - Derwenthaugh - Dunston - Bensham - Gateshead - Pelaw
60004 Pelaw - Washington - Ferryhill - Stillington - Norton West Jn - Norton South Jn - Stockton - Eaglescliffe - Oak Tree Jn - Dinsdale - Geneva Jn - Snipe House Jn - (via ECML) - York - Church Fenton - Micklefield - Leeds City South

Connecting Service
Route : 1F75 throughout

DMU Route
booked for 2-car set Sheffield Victoria - Penistone - Springwood Jn - Huddersfield - Heaton Lodge Jn - Thornhill LNW Jn - Morley Low - Whitehall Jn - Leeds City South
booked for 2-car set Leeds City South - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield Victoria

Notes :
(1) Nine coaches made up the train for this tour which catered for a variety of tastes. The use of D6769 was because the A4's were banned from the Stockton & Darlington direct line due to the poor condition of this route.
(2) John Thickitt comments: North of Newcastle Central the tour was advertised for K1 haulage. Outbound (around Percy Main?) more than once the engine struggled for some distance, with stalls or very slow progress, and lots of dark-grey smoke.
(3) For works visit.
(4) Running tender-first.

Sources : David Hills, John A. Thickitt & John Debens

Photo Review


60004 'William Whitelaw' pauses at Eaglescliffe (photo: John A. Thickitt)


60004 approaching Bishop Auckland (photo: Arthur Haymes)


43057 pauses at Morpeth (photo: Alan Sainty Collection)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(From Terry Jackson,
John Debens & Peter Whitaker)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Leeds City South 09.22d 09.26
? Leeds City Jn 09/23 [SL] ?
? Wortley Jn 09/26 ?
9.23 Arthington 09/44 ?
18.22 Harrogate 09/58 10/03
29.59 Ripon 10/15 10/16
43.40 Northallerton 10/35 ?
58.14 Eaglescliffe 10L55 ~ 11L32 ?
62.49 Oak Tree Jn 11/40 ?
67/09 Darlington North Road 12L05a ~ 13L35d ?
78.32 Bishop Auckland 13w59 ~ 14w04 ?
82.30 Willington 14/12 ?
89.37 Durham 14/28 ?
103.40 Newcastle Central 14L51 ~ 15L01 ?
104.05 Manors 15/03 ?
 ? Riverside Jn 15/05 ?
105.77 St Peters 15/08 ?
107.65 Walker 15/14 ?
111.46 Percy Main No.2 15/22 ?
114.52 Earsdon Jn 15/30 ?
118.58 Hartley 15/40 ?
120.43 Newsham 15/46 ?
123.27 Bedlington 15/54 ?
123.54 Choppington 15/58 ?
128.25 Morpeth 16/08 ?
138.74 Killingworth 16/23 ?
140.04 Benton North Jn 16/25 ?
142.30 South Gosforth 16/30 ?
145.24 Newcastle Central 16L36a ~ 16L42d ?
148.28 Scotswood 16/47 ?
149/27 Blaydon 16.51 ~ 17.02 ?
152.43 Dunston 17/11 ?
154.65 Gateshead 17/16 ?
157.48 Pelaw 17L21 ~ 17L31 ?
162.37 Washington 17/38 ?
? Penshaw 17/41 ?
? Leamside 17/50 ?
? Shincliffe 17/59 ?
178.00 Ferryhill 18/07 ?
? Sedgefield 18/13 ?
? Norton West 18/30 ?
? Norton South 18/32 ?
191.21 Stockton 18w35 ~ 18w43 ?
194.24 Eaglescliffe 18/50 ?
? Geneva 19/05 ?
202.67 Croft Ground Frame 19/10 ?
216.14 Northallerton 19/25 ?
223.73 Thirsk 19/33 ?
246.09 York 19.58a ~ 20.00d ?
256.68 Church Fenton 20/15 ?
? Micklefield 20/22 ?
271.53 Leeds City South 20.37a ?

Connecting DMU (headcode: 1F75)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Sheffield Victoria 07.50d 22.13a 43.47
13.00 Penistone 08/14 21/53 30.47
? Springwood Jn 08/31 [FL] 21/33 ?
26.35 Huddersfield 08.33a ~ 08.35d 21.29a ~ 21.31d 17.12
? Heaton Lodge Jn 08/41 21/23 ?
? Thornhill LNW Jn 08/46 21/18 ?
? Morley Low 08/56 21/09 ?
? Farnley & W. 09/02 21/05 ?
? Whitehall Jn 09/07 [SL] ? ?
? Leeds City Jn 09/08 ? ?
43.47 Leeds City South 09.09a
[09.05a in tour itinerary]
21.00d 0.00


Associated E.C.S. Movements

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Neville Hill 08.52d 21.00a
Leeds City South 09.02a 20.50d

Connecting DMU

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Leeds City South 09.19d 20.40a
Neville Hill 09.29a 20.30d


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