13th December 1980

N.E.L.P.G.
The Northumbrian

Locos Used 26034, 40070, 47280 & steam: 4767
Stock Used 11x mark 1's (vb 90mph)

Route : 1Z25 throughout

Loco(s) Route
4767 Middlesborough - Thornaby - Stockton - Hartlepool - Sunderland - Pelaw - Park Lane Jn - High Level Bridge Jn - Newcastle - Scotswood - Blaydon - Hexham - Haltwhistle - MP40 (Greenhead) (1)
47280 (2) MP40 - Low Row
26034 (3) Low Row - Carlisle
4767 Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Skipton - Shipley - Leeds - Cross Gates - Church Fenton - York
40070 (4) York - (via ECML) - Northallerton - Eaglescliffe - Stockton - Hartlepool - Sunderland - Pelaw - Park Lane Jn - Greensfield Jn - King Edward Bridge East Jn - King Edward Bridge North Jn - Newcastle

Notes:
(1) 44767 failed at Greenhead (milepost 40, shortly after passing through Haltwhistle) and was assisted (pushed) to Low Row by 47280. 26034 then dragged the train to Carlisle before removing 4767 for repairs.
(2) Loco propelling train.
(3) Plus 4767 and train.
(4) 55002 was booked motive power but was not available.
(5) Gordon Lacy comments: It became apparent quite early on that the Black 5 wasn't steaming well! As if that wasn't enough, there were high winds & rain to contend with. A signal failure at Prudhoe & a long stop outside Haltwhistle put us 26 down. When we ground to a halt at mp40, we thought that was the day over! 47280 eventually appeared & propelled the whole train forward to Low Row where the unexpected sight of 26034 was waiting to cross over to relieve the 47 & drag us on to Carlisle. The fitters worked their socks off to get the loco fit enough to take up its return working. I was fortunate enough to (stereo)tape record the ensuing southbound ascent of Ais Gill from the, by now, second coach, the earlier steaming problem having been sorted! The Leeds crew change was subsequently made at Keighley, due to still being a full hour down.


4767 pauses at Appleby for water (photo: Gordon Lacy)

Sources : Alex McGlasham & Gordon Lacy

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual
Middlesborough 07.40d 07.43
Thornaby 07/47 07/51
Stockton 07.54a ~ 07.56d 07.57 ~ 08.00
Hartlepool 08.17a ~ 08.19d 08.31 ~ 08.33
Easington 08/33 08/51
Sunderland 08.48a ~ 08.50d 09.06 ~ 09.08
Pelaw 09/04 09/24
Gateshead East Jn? 09/12 09/15
Newcastle 09w15a ~ 09w40d 09.37 ~ 09.50
Blaydon 09/48 09/58
Hexham 10/10 10/24
Haltwhistle 10/30 10/56
MP40 ??/?? 11.05 ~ 11.59
Low Row ??/?? 12.13 ~ 12.20
Brampton Jn 10/45 12/26
Petteril Bridge Jn 11/01 12/41
Carlisle 11.05a ~ 12.40d 12.44 ~ 14.24
Petteril Bridge Jn ? 14/28
Armathwaite ? 14/45
Appleby 13w25a ~ 14w20d 15.13 ~ 15.32
Kirkby Stephen 14/42 15/51
Ais Gill 15/00 16/02
Garsdale 15w08a ~ 15w25d 16.08 ~ 16.38
Dent 15/33 16/47
Blea Moor 15/40 16/53
Settle Jn 16/02 17/10
Hellifield 16/07 17/14
Skipton 16w20a ~ 16w35d 17.33 ~ 17.35
Keighley 16/51 17c51 ~ 17c52
Shipley Leeds Jn 17/01 18/02
Wortley Jn 17/16 18/21
Leeds 17c20a ~ 17c25d [P5] 18.26 ~ 18.30
Cross Gates 17/35 18/40
Micklefield 17/45 18/48
Church Fenton 17/52 18/53
York 18L00a ~ 18L35d [P14] 19.06 ~ ??.??
Thirsk 18/54 ?
Northallerton 19/00 ?
Eaglescliffe 19/17 ?
Stockton 19.23a ~ 19.25d ?
Hartlepool 19.48a ~ 19.50d ?
Easington 20/02 ?
Sunderland 20.15a ~ 20.17d ?
Pelaw 20/37 ?
King Edward Bridge Jn 20/45 ?
Newcastle 20.48a ?


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