7th September 1958

British Rail
in conjunction with the Ramblers' Association (Northern Area)
(Ramblers Excursion)

DMU Used ?????

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Newcastle Central - Morpeth
as listed Morpeth - Meldon - Scotsgap - Reedsmouth
as listed Reedsmouth - Falstone - Keilder Forest - Riccarton Junction - Shankend - Hawick
as listed Hawick - (reverse of outward route) - Reedsmouth
as listed Reedsmouth - (reverse of outward route) - Morpeth
as listed Morpeth - (reverse of outward route) - Newcastle Central

Notes :
(1) There were conducted rambles available from Bellingham, Tarset, Keilder Forest, Deadwater, Riccarton Junction & Shankend. Those on the Shankend ramble returned on the train from Riccarton Junction.

Sources : R J Armstrong (travelled on the train) & John Clifford

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from
R J Armstrong)

Location Advertised (out) Actual Elapsed
Journey Time
(minutes)
  Advertised (rtn)
Newcastle 09.40d 0   21.58a
Reedsmouth 11.10a ~ ??.??d 83 ~ 91   ??.??a ~ 20.30d
Bellingham 11.22a ~ ??.??d 95 ~ 98   ??.??a ~ 20.15d
Tarset 11.30a ~ ??.??d 105 ~ 107   ??.??a ~ 20.10d
Falstone 11.43a ~ ??.??d 117 ~ 120   ??.??a ~ 20.00d
Kielder Forest 12.05a ~ ??.??d 135 ~ 140   ??.??a ~ 19.40d
Deadwater 12.13a ~ ??.??d 146 ~ 149   ??.??a ~ 19.30d
Riccarton Junction 12.23a ~ ??.??d 161 ~ 165   ??.??a ~ 19.20d
Shankend 12.36a ~ ??.??d 174 ~ 177   ??/??
Hawick 12.46a 188   18.50d


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