7th June 1958
R.C.T.S / Railway and Canal
Middleton Colliery Railway Bicentenary Rail Tour
|Loco(s) Used||at least NCB 'Blenkinsop' (1)|
|Stock Used||open wagons|
|????||Moor Road Depot, Hunslet - Middleton Colliery - Moor Road Depot, Hunslet|
(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)
|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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