22nd March 1980
The Tyne-Tees Ltd
|Locos Used||08217, 37114, 37180, 37207, 37210 & 40118|
|37180||Cardiff - Newport - Bristol Parkway - Gloucester|
|37180||Gloucester - Cheltenham - Bromsgrove - (1) - Birmingham New Street - Tamworth - Derby - Chesterfield - Sheffield - Rotherham - Pontefract - York|
|37114||York - Darlington - Tursdale Jn - Washington|
|37114||Washington - South Pelaw Jn - Consett steelworks|
|08217||head shunt at Consett steelworks|
|37114||Consett – S. Pelaw Jn – Low Fell Jn – Bensham Curve Jn – King Edward Bridge Jn – Greensfield Jn – Newcastle|
|40118||Newcastle – King Edward Bridge – High St. Jn- Heworth – Pelaw – Sunderland – Hartlepool – Thornaby – Middlesbrough|
|40118||Middlesbrough – Eaglescliffe – Northallerton – York|
|37180||York – (return as outward) -Bromsgrove - Droitwich Spa – Tunnel Jn – Worcester Foregate Street – Hereford – Newport – Cardiff|
(1) Banked up The Lickey by 37207 + 37210.
Ken Baldwin queried the tour organiser on this outing - he thought it was Severnside Railtours, not F & W as originally suggested. Ian Monkton confirms it was indeed Severnside Railtours that operated this tour.
A connecting DMU (WR set B812) was also used from Newport – Lydney – Gloucester – Bristol Parkway – Bristol Temple Meads.
The train was diverted via Hereford because of engineering works, and the DMU provided for tour participants to return to their joining stations.
Source : Paul Bettany
Additional information provided by Ian Monkton (joined/left the train at Bristol Parkway)
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