31st August 1958

Stephenson Locomotive Society (North West Area) / Manchester Locomotive Society
West Durham Rail Tour

Loco Used 62059 (with 46143 'The South Staffordshire Regiment' on the connecting service)
Stock Used [1] : 10 coaches due to be formed rake [2] plus Cafe Car, 3x SO, BSK)
[2] : 5x LMS corridor coaches (booked to be formed: BSO, 3x SO, BSO)

Route : reporting number W614 throughout

Loco Stock Route
62059 [1] Darlington Bank Top - North Road - Heighington - Shildon - Bishop Auckland - Bowden Close Jn - Brancepath - Dearness Valley Jn - Baxter Wood No.2 Jn
62059 [1] Baxter Wood No.2 Jn - Dearness Valley Jn - Waterhouses - Waterhouses Goods
62059 [1] Waterhouses Goods - Waterhouses - Dearness Valley Jn - Baxter Wood No.2 Jn - Baxter Wood No.1 Jn - Lanchester - Consett North Jn - Blackhill - Ebchester - Lintz Green - Swalwell North Jn - Blaydon South Jn - Scotswood Bridge Jn - Scotswood
62059 [1] Scotswood - Scotswood Bridge Jn - Blaydon Main Jn - Consett Branch Jn - Dunston-on-Tyne - Low Fell Jn
62059 [1] Low Fell Jn - King Edward Bridge West Jn - King Edward Bridge East Jn - Greensfield Jn - Pelaw - Washington - Penshaw Jn - Leamside - Tursdale Jn - Ferryhill South Jn - Darlington Bank Top

Notes :
(1) The tour stock was formed using five coaches taken from a connecting special service from Manchester Exchange, hauled both ways by 46143.

Connecting Service Route : W694 throughout

Loco Stock Route
46143 [2] Manchester Exchange - Miles Platting - Ashton - Stalybridge - ?Greenfield? - Diggle Jn - Huddersfield - Leeds City - York - (via ECML) - Darlington Bank Top
46143 [2] Darlington Bank Top - (reverse of outward route) - Diggle Jn - Micklehurst - Stalybridge - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Exchange

Sources : David Whittaker, Chris Harley, Peter Darke, John Debens & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


62059 at Scotswood (photo: P. Bailey)

 
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Whittaker & Tony Davies/Ian Clark (both: SLS))

Connecting Service:

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Manchester Exchange 09.18d 22.29a
Miles Platting 09/24 22/24
Ashton ??.??a ~ 09.36d 22.16a ~ ??.??d
Stalybridge ??.??a ~ 09.36d 22.09a ~ ??.??d
Diggle Jn 09/56 21/57
Huddersfield 10.12a ~ 10.16d 21.32a ~ 21.34d
Leeds City South 10.50a ~ 11.00d 20.51a ~ 21.00d
York 11.35a ~ 11.40d 20.10a ~ 20.15d
Northallerton 12.17a ~ ??.??d ??.??a ~ 19.30d
Darlington 12.38a 19.10d

Tour train:

Location Booked Actual
Darlington 12.50d 12.50
Shildon 13/10 ?
Bichop Auckland 13/17 ?
Willington 13/26 ?
Dearness 13.45 ~ 13.55 13.42 ~ ??.??
Ushaw Moor 14/05 ?
Waterhouses 14.15 ~ 14.18 14.10 ~??.??
Waterhouses Goods 14.23 ~ 14.33 ?
Waterhouses 14.38 ~ 14.43 ?
Ushaw Moor 14/53 ?
Dearness 15/03 ?
Baxter Wood No.2 15/06 ?
Lanchester 15.20 ~ 15.40 16.01 ~ ??.??
Knitsley 15/47 ?
Consett SO. 15.52 ~ 15.55 ?
Blackhill 16p00 ~ 16p10d 16.01 ~ ??.??
Westwood 16/17 ?
Hamsterley 16/21 ?
Lintz Green 16/26 /
Scotswood 16.40 ~ 16.50 16.42 ~ ??.??
Blaydon M. 16/55 ?
Norwood 17/03 ?
Low Fell 17.18 ~ 17.28 17.14 ~ ??.??
King Edward Bridge 17/35 ?
High Street 17/37 ?
Pelaw 17/44 ?
Usworth 17/50 ?
Washington 17w57 ~ 18w02 17.54 ~ ??.??
Penshaw 18/07 ?
Leamside 18/15 ?
Shincliffe 18/23 ?
Ferryhill 18/31 ?
Darlington 18.50a 18.52


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