6th May 1967

R.C.T.S. (West Riding Branch)
North Eastern No 3 Rail Tour

Locos Used 45562 'Alberta' & D6778
Stock Used Mark 1 rake

Route : 1Z06 throughout

Loco Route
45562 Bradford Exchange - Low Moor - Cleckheaton - Heckmondwike - Thornhill - Healey Mills - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Crofton West Jn - Crofton East Jn - Featherstone - Tanshelf - Pontefract Monkhill - Ferrybridge - Burton Salmon - Church Fenton - Holgate Bridge Jn - (via York station avoiding line) - Skelton Jn - Northallerton - Snipe House Jn - Geneva Jn - Oak Tree Jn - Eaglescliffe - Bowesfield Jn - Middlesborough
D6778 Middlesborough - Redcar - Saltburn West Jn - North Skelton Jn - Skinningrove
D6778 Skinningrove - North Skelton Jn - Saltburn West Jn - Redcar - Middlesborough
D6778 Middlesborough - Nunthorpe - Great Ayton - Battersby
D6778 Battersby - Grosmont - Whitby
D6778 Whitby - Grosmont - Battersby
D6778 Battersby - Great Ayton - Nunthorpe - Middlesborough
45562 Middlesborough - Yarm - Picton - Northallerton - York - Church Fenton - Burton Salmon - Castleford - Altofts Jn - Normanton - Wakefield Kirkgate - Horbury Jn - Mirfield - Brighouse - Greetland - Halifax - Low Moor - Bradford Exchange

Notes :
(1) This tour provided for some mainline running behind one of the few remaining Jubilees. Some hard running on the return leg provided for an early arrival back at Bradford. The 1 in 70 grades on the Skinningrove branch and the 1 in 44 grades on the Whitby line provided a healthy work out for the E.E. Type 3.


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.

Sources : David Hills & David Wignall

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson & David Wignall)

Terry comments : I had booked for this tour but could not travel because of sickness. The timings shown are those that I received with my ticket.

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Bradford Exchange 09.18d 09.18
2.76 Low Moor 09/25 09/27
5.36 Cleckheaton 09/30 09/31
7.51 Heckmondwike 09/35 09/34
10.13 Thornhill Jn 09/40 ?
11.22 Midland Jn 09/45 09/41
14.67 Horbury Jn 09/49 09/47
17.10 Wakefield Kirkgate 09.53a ~ 09.59d 09.54 ~ 09.59
18.68 Crofton West 10/03 10/03
23.08 Featherstone 10/11 10/10
25.61 Pontefract East 10/16 10/18
27.41 Ferrybridge 10/21 10/20
30.05 Burton Salmon 10/26 10/23
36.00 Church Fenton 10/33 10/31
47.25 York Yard South 10/47 10/46
47.41 York Yard North 10/57 10/50
68.54 Thirsk 11/22 11/20
76.34 Northallerton 11.31a ~ 11.32d 11.29 ~ 11.32
89.61 Croft Ground Frame 11.50 ~ 12.00 11.50 ~ 12.00
90.28 Geneva Signal Box 12/05 12/05
98.24 Eaglescliffe 12/18 12/18
104.41 Middlesbrough 12.28a ~ 12.34d 12.29 ~ 12.39
112.25 Redcar Central 12/46 12/54
116.49 Saltburn West Jn 12/56 13/01
123.28 Crag Hall 13.12a ~ 13.23d 13.17 ~ 13.25
130.07 Saltburn West Jn 13/40 13/39
134.31 Redcar Central 13/48 13/48
142.15 Middlesbrough 14.00a ~ 14.07d 14.03 ~ 14.11
146.63 Nunthorpe 14/21 14/25
153.20 Battersby 14.33a ~ 14.41d 14.30 ~ 14.41
160.55 Castleton Moor 14/57 ?
167.67 Glaisdale 15/11 15/07
170.75 Grosmont 15/17 15/14
177.19 Whitby 15.36a ~ 16.43d 15.27 ~ 16.45
183.43 Grosmont 16/59 17/01
186.51 Glaisdale 17/07 17/08
193.63 Castleton Moor 17.00a ~ 17.24d 17.20 ~ 17.26
201.18 Battersby 17.39a ~ 17.49d 17.40 ~ 17.51
207.55 Nunthorpe 18/01 18/02
212.23 Middlesbrough 18.13a ~ 18.19d 18.10 ~ 18.18
218.40 Eaglescliffe 18/31 18/32
233.13 Northallerton 18.51a ~ 18.52d 18/53
240.73 Thirsk 19/05 ?
253.30 Tollerton 19/25 19/15
263.09 York 19.38a ~ 19.41d 19.27 ~ 19.42
273.68 Church Fenton 19/56 19/58
279.63 Burton Salmon 20/04 20/12
284.04 Castleford Central 20/11 20/17
286.59 Altofts Jn 20/18 20/21
287.48 Normanton 20/20 20/24
290.55 Wakefield Kirkgate 20.27a ~ 20.42d 20.30 ~ 20.36
292.78 Horbury Jn 20/47 20/41
296.43 Midland Jn 20/52 20/46
300.04 Mirfield 20/58 20/53
304.10 Brighouse 21/05 20/59
307.38 Greetland 21/13 21/04
308.52 Dryclough Jn 21/17 21/08
309.39 Halifax 21.20a ~ 21.24d 21.10 ~ 21.12
314.55 Low Moor 21/31 21/22
317.51 Bradford Exchange 21.37a 21.27


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