7th June 1958

R.C.T.S / Railway and Canal Historical Society
Middleton Colliery Railway Bicentenary Rail Tour

Loco(s) Used at least NCB 'Blenkinsop' (1)
Stock Used open wagons

Route :

Loco(s) Route
???? Moor Road Depot, Hunslet - Middleton Colliery - Moor Road Depot, Hunslet

Notes :
(1) Photographic evidence shows NCB loco 'Blenkinsop' on special train. The loco was reported as an 0-6-0T built by Hudswell Clarke in 1954 and the fourth loco to carry the
name 'Blenkinsop'.
(2) Route confirmation required. Pre-tour advertising described the routing as 'a tour of the system including the branches to the Midland and G.N. lines, and with tiem at the colliery for inspection of the incline and other locomotives'. Prior to the tour, participants were invited to join the official opening of the Historical Exhibition at Leeds City Art Gallery by E.E. Cowell Esq. (Traffic Manager (West Riding) B.R. North Eastern Region).


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : John Debens & Andrew Fairholm

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Activity Booked
Leeds City Art Gallery Official opening of Historical Exhibition 11.30
Leeds City Art Gallery Historical Exhibition open to public from 12.00
Moor Road Depot, Hunslet Assembly & documentation from 13.00
Moor Road Depot, Hunslet First conducted walks over close section of railway leave the depot 13.15
Moor Road Depot, Hunslet Rail tour to Middleton Colliery & back 14.00d ~ (16.30a)
Moor Road Depot, Hunslet repeat of conducted walks over closed portions on conclusion of tour


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