14th September 1975

A4 Locomotive Society Ltd / 6000 Locomotive Association
The Bristolian-Tynesider

Locos Used 45042, 46054, 1013 'Western Ranger' & steam : 4472 'Flying Scotsman' & 4771 'Green Arrow'
Stock Used 13 vehicles

Route : 1Z54 throughout

Loco Route
1013 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Tuffley Jn - Gloucester Eastgate - Tramway Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - (via Spetchley) - Stoke Works Jn - Kings Norton - ??? - Birmingham New Street
46054 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth HL - (2) Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Dore Station Jn - Sheffield
4472 Sheffield - Rotherham Masborough - Wath Road Jn - Cudworth - Normanton - Altofts Jn - Burton Salmon - Church Fenton - York - (via ECML) (3) - King Edward Bridge South Jn - Gateshead West - High Level Bridge South Jn - Castle Jn - Newcastle - King Edward Bridge South Jn - (via ECML) (4) - York
4771 York - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield
45042 Sheffield - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street
1013 Birmingham New Street - ??? - Kings Norton - (reverse of outward route) - Tramway Jn - Gloucester Central - Bristol Temple Meads
1013 Gloucester Central - Gloucester South Jn - Tuffley Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Originally uploaded as 14th August in error. Jim Burton comments: Steam haulage (Sheffield - Newcastle and return) was booked to be provided by 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley', however the A4 was unavailable due to damage a trailing axlebox sustained on 07/09/75 whilst working a special from York-Newacastle.
(2) Reversal made before Wichnor Jn to enable wrong line working; approx 1 mile.
(3) Slow line working from Birtley to Low Fell (through Tyne Yard).
(4) Wrong line working Low Fell to Birtley and on slow line from Pilmoor to Tollerton.

Sources : Pete Wilcox (joined/left the train at Birmingham New Street), Chris Cole
& Jim Burton (on outward leg throughout & the return leg to Gloucester)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Jim Burton)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 07.15d 07.15      
Stapleton Road 07/18 07/19      
Bristol Parkway 07.25a ~ 07.27d 07.32 ~ 07.34      
Yate 07/35 07/44      
Charfield 07/41 07/49      
Standish Jn 07/52 08/00      
Gloucester Central   23.49a ~ 00.01d 00.01 ~ 00.20
Gloucester Eastgate 08.00a ~ 08.03d 08.07 ~ 08.10  
Cheltenham Spa 08/11 08/22   23/42 23/52
Ashchurch 08/18 08/29   ? ?
Bromsgrove 08/36 08/44   ? ?
King's Norton 08/48 08/56   23/08 23/21
Birmingham New Street 09L00a ~ 09L10d 09.10 ~ 09.26   22L48a ~ 22L58d 22.57 ~ 23.11
Landor Street Jn ? ? [SL]   ? ?
Water Orton 09/22 09/49   ? ?
Kingsbury 09/25 09/54   ? ?
Tamworth 09.30a ~ 09.31d 09.59 ~ 10.00   22.22a ~ 22.24d 22.33 ~ 22.35
Burton-on-Trent 09/56 10/28   22/10 22/21
Repton & Willington 10/01 10/34   ? ?
Derby 10.07a ~ 10.09d 10.41 ~ 10.43   21.53a ~ 21.58d 22.04 ~ 22.09
Chesterfield 10/41 11/17   ? ?
Dronfield 10/48 11/26   ? ?
Dore & Totley 10/52 11/30   ? ?
Sheffield 11L05a ~ 11L18d 11.36 ~ 11.50   20L54a ~ 21L10d 21.05 ~ 21.18
Rotherham 11/29 11/59   20/43 20/54
Wath Road Jn 11/38 12/08   20/35 20/40
Cudworth 11/49 12/16   20/25 20/33
Normanton 12/02 12/31   20/11 20/16
Altofts Jn 12/04 12/33   20/09 20/15
Burton Salmon 12/14 12/43   19/59 20/05
Church Fenton 12p23a ~ 12p38d 12.51 ~ 12.59   19/51 19/57
York 12.54a ~ 13.10d 13.16 ~ 13.32   19L18a ~ 19L35d 19.29 ~ 19.40
Tollerton 13/25 13/46   19/04 19/11
Thirsk 13/38 13/59   18/51 18/55
Northallerton 13/49 14/07   18/41 18/47
Darlington 14.08a ~ 14.18d 14.25 ~ 14.31   18/24 18/33
Ferryhill 14/37 14/49   18/09 18/20
Durham 14/50 15.01 ~ 15.02   17/56 18/09
King Edward Bridge South Jn ? ?   17/38 17/41
Gateshead West 15/15 15/35  
Newcastle 15.18a 15.38   17.35d 17.35


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