Yorkshire Ranger June 17th-23rd 1977

 

Friday 170677

            On a dreary cold Luton morning, I began the trip on 0818 to Sheffield. On the Sheffield-Retford line saw 3 of the new class 56’s which seem fair machines. Things got better still with 40075 between Leeds and Skipton and 40078 between York and Leeds. At Leeds City i froze to death until getting Doncaster train. Freight abounded here and met a fellow night basher from Bolton.

 

Moves

                                                           

45118  0750 St.Pancras-Sheffield                                                    Luton-Sheffield

50040}            1055 Sheffield-Lincoln                                                           Sheffield-Retford

56013}

55019  1005 Kings X-Leeds                                                              Retford-Doncaster

55008  1100 Kings X-Edinburgh                                                     Doncaster-York

47404  1040 Edinburgh-Kings X                                                     York-Doncaster

47414  1308 Kings X-Bradford                                                        Doncaster-Leeds

47415  1308 Kings X-Bradford                                                        Leeds-Bradford

56023}            1727 Bradford-Leeds                                                             Bradford-Leeds

50031}

40075  1605 Nottingham-Carlisle                                                     Leeds-Skipton

50623}            1903 Skipton-Leeds                                                                Skipton-Leeds

56164}

55011  1704 Kings X-Harrogate                                                      Leeds-Harrogate

56219}            2047 Harrogate-York                                                              Harrogate-York

50609}

40078  2150 York-Shrewsbury                                                        York-Leeds

46012  2357 Leeds-Paignton                                                             Leeds-Doncaster

 

Haulages 45118,55019,55008,47404,47414,47415,40075,55011,40078

Mileage 306

 

Saturday 180677

            A Summer Saturday to remember. It began with just 2 hours sleep on the 0500 Whitby DMU from Darlington and back. Approaching Middlesboro docks on the return run 100 odd crew of the RN ship all saluted as we passed!! The scenery between York and Darlington is already getting very familiar, met 2 York bashers on this route with NB’s 37086 and 40137 the best. My second last duff, 47374 was viewed at York depot whilst behind 37086. Saturday evening saw acute starvation so Doncaster’s Kentucky was visited. Left books on train at Hull for 03 haulage to the coach sidings, a guard kindly returned them for me.

 

Doncaster log 0040-0210

08876,37114pa,31180l,47223p,08420,37273fr,40069pa,40150pa,47413p,55011p,31221fr,

55008p,40071fr,47412p,46032frl,37024fr,47459pa,47415p,47518pa,47516frl,31175l,55017sl,31409l,47043o,40109pa,37167l,47402frl

 

Moves

                                                           

55021  2353 Kings X-Newcastle                                                       Doncaster-Darlington

50263}

59079} 0500 Darlington-Whitby                                                        Darlington-Whitby

50279}

50279}

59079} 0655 Whitby-Darlington                                                        Whitby-Darlington     

50263}

37086  0835 Newcastle-Yarmouth                                                   Darlington-York

40035  0846 Filey HC-Newcastle                                                      York-Darlington

47547  1039 Newcastle-Kings X                                                       Darlington-York

40137  1040 Manchester V-Newcastle                                             York-Darlington

47517  1040 Edinburgh-Kings X                                                     Darlington-York

40049  0940 Yarmouth-Newcastle                                                   York-Darlington

47458  1035 Aberdeen-Kings X                                                       Darlington-Doncaster

31170  1704 Kings X-Hull                                                                 Doncaster-Hull

51551}                                                                       

59525} 2139 Hull-Leeds                                                                    Hull-Selby

51556}

51437} 2205 Doncaster-York                                                                        Selby-York

56068}

 

Haulages  46012,55021,37086,40035,47547,40137,47517,40049,47458,31170

Mileage 633

 

 

Sunday 190677

            Camped out the night until 2am in York waiting room which was nice and warm. Then down to Doncaster and Cleethorpes where awoken at 6am on a freezing, bitter morning with the tide full in. Then back to the warmth of a DMU and an enjoyable day taken at a relaxed pace. As a fill in took a Leeds-Barnsley-Sheffield DMU which was a nice run but the lack of proper sleep is beginning to hit.

 

Moves

                                                           

55012  1910 Aberdeen-Kings X                                                       York-Doncaster

47176  0351 Doncaster-Cleethorpes                                                Doncaster-Cleethorpes

56012}            0717 Cleethorpes-Doncaster                                                  Cleethorpes-Doncaster

50012}

40065  0930 Doncaster-Edinburgh                                                  Doncaster-York

46046  0930 Newcastle-Liverpool                                                    York-Leeds

51550}

59570}            1226 Leeds-Sheffield                                                             Leeds-Sheffield

51588}

56041} 1435 Sheffield-Doncaster                                                      Sheffield-Doncaster

50008}

55001  1300 Kings X-Aberdeen                                                       Doncaster-York

46021  1505 Newcastle-Kings X                                                       York-Doncaster

47544  1510 Kings X-Leeds                                                              Doncaster-Leeds

40150  1800 Manchester-Newcastle                                                 Leeds-York

40044  1810 Newcastle-Liverpool                                                    York-Leeds

55004  1900 Kings X-Newcastle                                                       Selby-York

 

Haulages 55012,47176,40065,46046,55001,46021,47544,40150,40044,55004,

Mileage 439

 

 

Monday 200677

            A long stint at York waiting room till 4am then up to Darlington then the Whitby job again. The guard had a few words re my sleep move, “we’ve had a few do it” he laughed. A one hour 8-9am freight block at Thornaby station was one to remember. Mainly a spotting day today as a DMU bashed up to Hartlepool and then Stockton.  Scored 40029 on the Skipton run too.

 

Thornaby Station log 0800-0900

37113cs, 31287l, 37032l, 37164l, 08860fr, 37161fr, 37166o, 31297v, 47288l

 

Moves

                                                           

47417  2353 Kings X-Newcastle                                                       York-Darlington

50183}            0500 Darlington-Whitby                                                         Darlington-Whitby

50220}

50183} 0655 Whitby-Darlington                                                        Whitby-Middlesboro

50220}

51223}                                                                                                            Middlesboro-Thornaby

50653}

50156}                                                                                                Thornaby-Hartlepool

56057}

51429}                                                                                                            Hartlepool-Middlesboro

56082}

56082}                                                                                                            Middlesboro-Thornaby

51429}

50196}

59572}                                                                                                            Thornaby-Darlington

50182}

47215  1000 Edinburgh-Plymouth                                                   Darlington-York

47527  1100 Edinburgh-Kings X                                                     York-Doncaster

40029  1605 Nottingham-Carlisle                                                     Leeds-Skipton

51546} 1903 Skipton-Leeds                                                               Skipton-Leeds

xxxxx}

47434  1704 Kings X-Harrogate                                                      Leeds-Harrogate

51832} 2047 Harrogate-York                                                             Harrogate-York

xxxxx}

40056  2150 York-Shrewsbury                                                        York-Leeds

50172} 2130 Man Vic-York                                                               Leeds-York

xxxxx}

 

Haulages 47417,47215,47527,40029,47434,40056

Mileage 439

 

Tuesday 210677

            This morning was the longest day and was awake to view it fully light by 0345 before sleeping all the way to Whitby and back again. Services were in chaos because of a freight train derailment between Durham and Newcastle with all services being diverted via Eaglescliffe. Travelled on the “Silver Jubilee” from York and then boarded a later train at Eaglescliffe. Fell asleep straight away and was most annoyed waking up on the Tyne Bridge.  Newcastle’s freights appeared to be on holiday so only DMU copped until a Plymouth lad suggested a Tyne Yard visit. This was a great place with friendly locals who tried and failed to get us round the small depot.20210/214 off a freight from Tinsley was well received. Then returned South behind good old 47420 to Doncaster.

 

Tyne Yard log (1500-1900)

08176, 47466p, 55001p, 46031fr, 08054, 31228fr, 47523p, 31120l, 47401p, 37128cm, 37167o, 31288sa, 45027p, 37063, 40146, 40070fr, 55022p, 55007p, 31298fr, 40049p, 47287, 37010, 37046, 08054, 08370, 08176, 03059, 37080, 37161, 40058pa, 40074, 20210/20214fr, 45041l, 37058fr,

37167o, 45035l, 47218p, 37083fr, 46055p, 45027p, 47477p, 55020p, 46021fr, 45004p, 47466frl

 

 

Moves

                                                           

55021  2020 Edinburgh-Kings X                                                     York-Doncaster

40050  2353 Kings X-Newcastle                                                       Doncaster-Darlington

51216}

59045} 0500 Darlington-Whitby                                                        Darlington-Whitby

50178}

50178}

59045}            0655 Whitby-Darlington                                                        Whitby-Darlington

50178}

46022  0807 Newcastle-Bristol TM                                                  Darlington-York

55007  0745 Kings X-Edinburgh                                                     York-Eaglescliffe

55021  0900 Kings X-Edinburgh                                                     Eaglescliffe-Newcastle

47420  2020 Edinburgh-Kings X                                                     Newcastle-Doncaster

 

Haulages 55021,40050,46022,55007,55021,47420

Mileage 360

 

Wednesday 220677

            Overnight job to Hull behind 31272 then cross country to Huddersfield where 40084 arrived with ETH coffin stock for the London portion. We passed Healey Mills then leapt at Wakefield Kirkgate. A superb freight block with 3 cop class 40’s to help rid my lack of sleep. Here also some Yorkshire humour, the second man on 37094 leant out as I photted the beast to enquire “is it going to be in Yorkshire Post?”.  Then up to Thornaby which was dead and then back to York for a midnight cup of tea.

 

Kirkgate log 0940-1220

37137fr, 37095p-ex, 40046/08042eg, 40149cs, 37134l, 37094fr, 40193fr, 37174l, 37211/37252o, 40084l, 40124cs, 47207frl, 37098cs,, 37137fr, 47302l, 45002p, 40030l, 40046l, 45026fr, 40002cs, 40035cm, 08172l, 40149 fr, 40193fr

 

 

Moves

 

47408  2330 Kings X-Leeds                                                              Doncaster-Leeds

31272  0300 Leeds-Hull                                                                     Leeds-Hull

51984} 0600 Hull_Leeds                                                                   Hull-Leeds

5xxxx}

51979} 0745 Leeds-Liverpool                                                            Leeds-Huddersfield

5xxxx}

40084  0911 Huddersfield-Kings X                                            Huddersfield-Wakefield K

50015} 1135 Sheffield-Leeds                                                                        Wakefield K-Leeds

5xxxx}

47405  1330 Leeds-Kings X                                                              Leeds-Doncaster

47464  1300 Kings X-Aberdeen                                                       Doncaster-Darlington

50170} 1645 Darlington-Saltburn                                                      Darlington-Saltburn

5xxxx}

50589} 1655 Saltburn-Darlington                                                      Saltburn-Thornaby

5xxxx}

50142} 1855 Saltburn-Darlington                                                      Thornaby-Darlington

5xxxx}

47526  1800 Edinburgh-Kings X                                                     Darlington-York

40078  2150 York-Shrewsbury                                                        York-Leeds

50587}

56220}2130 Man Vic-York                                                                Leeds-York

50198}

 

Haulages 47408,31272,40084,47405,47464,47526,40078

Mileage  424

 

 

Thursday

            A long spell at Doncaster until 0400 was a good one, freights ruled galore and the spectacle of 40006 and 40194 double heading a mixed freight in the gloom the best. Then to Hull, Leeds, Wakefield and Doncaster for a DMU to Sheffield. At Doncaster awaiting the DMU, as always happens was forced to turn down cop Deltic 55015. On the return journey home there was little to rave about, a HST at Derby did not impress one bit.

 

Haulages 55022,47432,31417,47547,46005,45115.

Mileage 186

 

Moves

                                                           

55022  2020 Edinburgh-Kings X                                                     York-Doncaster

47432  0356 Doncaster-Hull                                                             Doncaster-Hull

59770} 0600 Hull-Huddersfield                                                        Hull-Huddersfield

5xxxx}

31417  0840 Halifax-Kings X                                                     Huddersfield-Wakefield W

47547  0840 Halifax-Kings X                                                           Wakefield W-Doncaster

50045} 1037 Hull-Sheffield                                                               Doncaster-Sheffield 56045}  

46005  1012 Newcastle-Cardiff                                                        Sheffield-Derby

45115  1407 Derby-St.Pancras                                                         Derby-Luton

 

 

Rover Mileage 2787

Trip Mileage    3143

Haulages         51

 

31170/272/417

37086

40029/035/044/049/050/056/065/075/078/084/137/150

45115/118

46005/012/021/022/046

47176/215

47404/405/408/414/415/417/420/432/434/458/464/474/517/526/527544/547

55001/004/007/008/011/012/019/021/022

 

The piece…”Yorkshire Ranger” £10.95. Valid 1week Settle-Todmorden-Sheffield-Doncaster-Cleethorpes-Hull-Scarborough-Whitby-Hartlepool-Darlington (no time restrictions)

 

The Whitby overnight….!!! “We had a few do it” was the guard’s claim..

 

50263}

59079} 0500 Darlington-Whitby                                                        Darlington-Whitby

50279}

50279}

59079} 0655 Whitby-Middlesboro                                                    Whitby-Middlesboro 

50263}

 

A typical 101 Met Cam unit turn allowing a solid 2-3 hours doss!!! It was always in warm, cosy and inviting at Darlington as you bailed bleary eyed off the 2353 1N42 Kings X-Newcastle.  One of a selection of desperate overnights we all did!, 

 

Yorkshire Ranger phots - Kodak instamatics I’m afraid, a bit faded but hugely sentimental!

 

 55007 arrives at York with the 0745 Kings X -Edinburgh complete with Silver Jubilee headboard, 46047 in background, 210677

 

 20210 and 20214 head through Tyne Yd after working a freight from Tinsley, 210677

 40084 at Wakefield Kirkgate returning to Holbeck after working the rateable Halifax-Huddersfield-Wakefield W portion of a Leeds-Kings X service, 220677

 

 

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