25th May 1968

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Teesside Centre)
Flying Scotsman

Locos Used at least D9007 'Pinza' & 4472 'Flying Scotsman'
Stock Used Advertised to have been 9 coaches (including buffet car & Pullman cars)
STN gave stock as: load 8 (consisting: RB, Hadrian Bar, Pullman 2nd Kitchen, 4x TSO & BSO)

Route : 1F51 throughout

Loco(s) Route
???? Darlington - Eaglescliffe - Stockton
4472 Stockton - Hartlepool - Sunderland - Pelaw - King Edward Bridge - Newcastle - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Dalmeny - Inverkeithing
4472 Inverkeithing - (reverse of outward route) - Newcastle
D9007 + 4472 Newcastle - (via ECML) - Darlington (2)
???? (2) ?Darlington - Eaglescliffe - Stockton?

Notes :
(1) Originally uploaded as organised by the
Gainsborough Model Railway Society. Was booked to have been hauled by 4472 from Stockton to Dunfermline Townhill on the outward leg and back from Edinburgh Waverley to Darlington on the return.
(2)
4472 suffered a blown superheater element at/near Newcastle on the return and assistance was provided by D9007 'Pinza'. The Chronicles of Napier Website has D9007 only working as far as Darlington - did the train terminate there, or continue to Stockton (if so, with what traction)?
(3) Terry Hutton comments: I was the fireman from Newcastle to Edinburgh and return. The Scottish STN was amended on the day and 4472 worked through from Inverkeithing (the diesel was not utilised) and there was no stop at Craigentinny. After making the climb up Cockburnspath steam was shut off until approaching Berwick when it then became apparent that there were problems. Normal boiler pressure could not be attained and it was a struggle from there to Newcastle to keep some semblance of booked time. A note was thrown out at Morpeth explaining the problem and D9007 was attached at Newcastle.

Sources : various including Garth McLean, Roy Lambeth, John Debens, Ian Clark (SLS) & Terry Hutton

Photo Review
(all photos by Roy Lambeth)


4472 passing Hall Dene on the outward leg.


D9007 'Pinza' to the rescue on the return - seen here passing Durham.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Terry Hutton)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Stockton - 21.25a
Eaglescliffe - 21.19 (?a or d?)
Darlington 08.31d 20L50a ~ 21L02d
Eaglescliffe ??.??a ~ 08.49d -
Stockton 08L55a ~ 09L05d -
Hartlepool 09/23 -
Easington 09/34 -
Sunderland 09/46 -
Pelaw 10/00 -
King Edward Bridge 10/08 20/01
Newcastle 10.11a ~ 10.15d 19.56a ~ 19.58d
Morpeth 10/36 19/32
Alnmouth 10/53 19/14
Belford 11/09 18/57
Tweedmouth 11/25 18/45
Marshall Meadows 11/28 18/42
Grantshouse 11/45 18/28
Dunbar 11/56 18/15
Drem Jn 12/06 18/05
Monktonhall Jn 12/16 17/54
Portobello 12/19 17/50
Edinburgh Waverley 12.25a ~ 12.45d 14.25a ~ 17.45d
Haymarket 12/48 14/22
Dalmeny 12/58 14/11
Forth Bridge North 13/01 14/08
Inverkeithing 13.05a 14.03d


Associated Light Engine and E.C.S. Moves
(from Terry Hutton)

0F51 : 4472 light-engine : Doncaster MPD to Stockton
0F51 : 4472 light-engine : Darlington to Doncaster MPD

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Doncaster MPD 04.55d 22.50a
Doncaster 05/17 22/33
Shaftholme 05/25 22/25
Selby 05/43 22/05
York 06c01 ~ 06c03 21c45 ~ 21c47
Thirsk 06/33 21/20
Northallerton 06/43 21/13
Eaglescliffe 07/05 -
Stockton 07.11a -
Darlington - 20.55d

3F51 : diesel loco + stock : Heaton C.S. to Darlington
3F51 : diesel loco + stock : Stockton to Heaton C.S.

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Heaton C.S. 06.05d 22.45a
Newcastle 06/15 22/35
King Edward Bridge 06/18 22/30
Durham 06/35 -
Ferryhill 06/48 -
Darlington 07.12a -
Pelaw - 22/27
Sunderland - 22/13
Easington - 21/59
Hartlepool - 21/47
Stockton - 21.28d

1F51 : 4472 + stock : Inverkeithing to Dunfermline Townhill Jn [CANCELLED]
1F51 : diesel loco + stock + 4472 on rear : Dunfermline Townhill Jn to Dunfermline Upper [CANCELLED]
1F51 : ?4472? + stock : Dunfermline Upper to Inverkeithing [CANCELLED]

[it is understood that 4472 was turned on the triangle at Inverkeithing]

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Inverkeithing 13.08d 13.59a
Dunfermline Lower 13/16 13/50
Touch South Jn 13/18 13/48
Townhill Jn 13.20 ~ 13.25 -
Touch North Jn 13/28 13/47
Dunfermline Upper 13.30a 13.45d

0F51 : 4472 light-engine : Dunfermline MPD to Edinburgh Waverley [CANCELLED]

Location Booked
Dunfermline MPD 16.38d
Touch North Jn 16/40
Touch South Jn 16/41
Dunfermline Lower 16/44
Inverkeithing 16/52
Forth Bridge North 16/57
Dalmeny 17/00
Haymarket 17/12
Edinburgh Waverley 17.15a

1F51 : diesel loco + stock : Edinburgh Waverley to Craigentinny [CANCELLED]
1F51 : diesel loco + stock : Craigentinny to Edinburgh Waverley [CANCELLED]

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Edinburgh Waverley 14.28d 17.10a
Craigentinny 14.36a 17.00d


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