21st September 1975

Wirral Railway Circle
The North Eastern

Locos Used 40019 & steam: 1306, 4472 'Flying Scotsman' & 4771 'Green Arrow'

Route : 1Z43 throughout

Loco(s) Route
40019 Liverpool Lime Street - Allerton - Widnes - Warrington Central - Glazebrook East Jn - Manchester Oxford Road - Manchester Piccadilly - Ashburys - Romiley - New Mills Central - Chinley - Edale - Dore - Sheffield
4771 Sheffield - Rotherham Masborough - Aldwarke Jn - Wath Road Jn - Cudworth - Normanton - Altofts Jn - Burton Salmon - Church Fenton (1) - York
1306 + 4472 York - (via ECML) (2) - Low Fell Jn - Gateshead West - (via High Level Bridge) - Newcastle - (via King Edward Bridge, ECML) - York
4472 York - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield
40019 Sheffield - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) 4771 suffered a hot axlebox in the Church Fenton area and ran at restricted speed to York.
(2) From Ouston Jn the train took the slow line which ran to the west of Tyne Yard, to Low Fell Jn.

Source : Dick Franklin

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 08.40d 08.43   23.47a 23.52
Allerton 08.53a ~ 08.55d 08.56 ~ 08.57   23.32a ~ 23.34d 23.41 ~ 23.41
Allerton Jn 08/56 08/58   23/30 23/40
Hunts Cross West Jn 08/57 08/59   23/29 ?
Widnes 09.10a ~ 09.12d 09.06 ~ 09.14   23.19a ~ 23.21d 23.30 ~ 23.31
Widnes East Jn 09/15 09/17   23/16 23/27
Warrington Central 09.21a ~ 09.23d 09.22 ~ 09.25   23.07a ~ 23.09d 23.13 ~ 23.15
Glazebrook East Jn 09/33 09/33   22/57 23/07
Trafford Park East Jn ? ?   22/47 23/00
Cornbrook Jn 09/47 ?   22/46 22/59
Oxford Road 09.49a ~ 09.51d 09.49 ~ 09.52   22.41a ~ 22.43d 22.49 ~ 22.56
Manchester Piccadilly 09.53a ~ 09.55d 09.55 ~ 09.58   22.38a ~ 22.40d 22.43 ~ 22.47
Ardwick 09/58 10/01   22/34 22/41
Ashburys 10/00 10/03   22/32 22/37
Romiley 10/09 10/14   22/18 22/29
New Mills Central 10.16a ~ 10.18d 10.23 ~ 10.28   22.08a ~ 22.10d 22.20 ~ 22.22
New Mills South Jn 10/21 10/31   22/04 22/17
Chinley 10/27 10/37   22/00 22/13
Chinley North Jn 10/29 10/39   21/57 22/11
Edale 10/39 10/47   21/50 22/04
Grindleford 10/48 10/56   21/38 21.49 ~ 21.49
Totley Tunnel East 10/57 10/59   21/32 21/41
Dore West Jn 10/58 ?   21/30 ?
Dore 10/59 11/01   21/28 21/39
Sheffield 11L09a ~ 11L24d 11.08 ~ 11.26   20L58a ~ 21L20d 21.13 ~ 21.31
Wincobank Station Jn 11/29 11/32   20/51 21/05
Rotherham Masborough 11/35 11/35   20/47 21/00
Aldwarke Jn 11/39 11/39   20/43 20/56
Wath Road Jn 11/44 11/43   20/39 20/52
Cudworth 11/55 11/50   20/29 20/43
Normanton 12/08 12/07   20/15 20/26
Altofts Jn 12/10 12/08   20/13 20/25
Burton Salmon 12/20 12/18   20/03 20/14
Church Fenton 12p29a ~ 12p44d 12.26 ~ 12.42   19/55 20/02
York 13L00a ~ 13L20d 13.04 ~ 13.52   19L18a ~ 19L38d 19.22 ~ 19.40
Skelton Jn 13/24 [SL] ?   ? ?
Tollerton 13/34 14/10   19/04 19/08
Thirsk 13/47 14/25   18/51 18/55
Avenue Jn ? ? [FL]   ? ?
Northallerton 13/58 14/37   18/41 18/47
Darlington 14.16a ~ 14.26d 14.55 ~ 15.06   18/24 18/33
Ferryhill Loop 14.48 ~ 14.55 15/23  
Durham 15/11 15/34   17/56 18/08
Ouston Jn ? ? [SL]   ? ?
Low Fell Jn ? 15/52   ? ?
Gateshead West 15/35 ?  
King Edward Bridge   17/38 ?
Newcastle 15.38a 16.02   17.35d 17.39


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