5th July 1987

Darlington Borough Council
Centenary Express

Locos Used steam: 4771 'Green Arrow'

Route :

Loco Route
4771 Darlington Stockton Ferryhill Washington South Jn Pelaw Jn (via High Level Bridge) (2) Newcastle
4771 Newcastle (3) (via High Level Bridge) King Edward Bridge South Jn Blaydon Hexham
4771 Hexham Blaydon King Edward Bridge South Jn (via High Level Bridge) (2) Newcastle (3) (via King Edward Bridge) - (4) Durham Darlington

Notes :
(1) This train was run as part of a programme of events to mark the centenary of the opening of the present Darlington (Top Bank) station.
(2) Booked route was via King Edward Bridge.
(3) Booked route was via High Level Bridge.
(4) Booked route was via Sunderland, Hartlepool, Stockton and Eaglescliffe but train was diverted to run via ECML due to engineering works.

Source : Dick Franklin

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Darlington 10.00d 10.00   18.28a 17.45
Eaglescliffe 10.17a ~ 10.19d 10.16 ~ 10.18   18.00a ~ 18.02d DIV
Stockton ? 10/24   17/54 DIV
Norton West Jn ? 10/29  
Ferryhill 10/52 10/51   DIV 17/22
Durham   DIV 17/06
Washington 11/23 ?  
Hartlepool   17/29 DIV
Sunderland   17/03 DIV
Pelaw Jn 11/31 11/30   16/49 DIV
King Edward Bridge South Jn 11/39 DIV   DIV ??/??
High Level Bridge DIV ??/??   ??/?? DIV
Newcastle 11.42a ~ 12.17d 11.43 ~ 12.19   16.11a ~ 16.41d 16.16 ~ 16.46
King Edward Bridge 12/20 DIV   16/08 DIV
High Level Bridge DIV ??/??   DIV ??/??
Blaydon ? 12/33   ? 15/59
Prudhoe ? 12/41   ? 15/51
Hexham 12.55a 12.53   15.35d 15.35


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