Owen

Steam Returns To The Blyth And Tyne

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Steam will once again return to the Blyth and Tyne With Nelpg (North East Locomotive presverstion group) aranging a Steam Rail Tour with one of there Locomotives, K1 class 2-6-0 62005

with the Locomotive Coming back home. (was Based in North blyth shed)

THE BLYTH SPIRIT – Saturday May 8th 2010

NELPG Ltd is promoting the above titled railtour on Saturday 8th May which will see its K1 class 2-6-0 62005 revisiting some of its old BR haunts by traversing a number of freight lines in south east Northumberland, including a visit to Blyth where the locomotive was shedded in 1966.

The train, diesel hauled, will pick up (and set down) passengers at Carnforth (pu 05:30 & sd 21:40*), Skipton (06:30 & 20:10), Leeds (07:15 & 19:25), York (07:45 & 18:55), Eaglescliffe (08:45 & 17:27) and Middlesbrough (09:25 & 17:10). Here the K1 will be attached for the steam section of over 140 miles, with the onward run via Stockton, Stillington and Ferryhill, before a quick dash up the East Coast Main Line to Tyne Yard, where the locomotive will take water. The route will then take the train through Newcastle and up the ECML to Benton Junction where it will branch off onto the Blyth and Tyne line to Newsham, Bedlington, and North Blyth. Here the train will reverse, the diesel hauling the train to Ashington via Freemans, Winning, and Marcheys House Junctions. Subject to confirmation it may be possible to continue as far as Lynemouth.

The train will then reverse again, the K1 now leading back to Bedlington, where another reversal will take the train to Morpeth. Here passengers can alight as there will be a break of around 50 minutes while the train turns and the K1 takes water. From Morpeth the K1 heads down the ECML to Newcastle and Darlington before turning left to Eaglescliffe and back to Stockton (where it will reverse for the final time) and onto Middlesbrough. The K1 will then work the train back to York by itself, after taking water at Thornaby. From York the diesel will pilot the train back to Leeds, Skipton and Carnforth.

Sound Good? i will Post Times of the Rail tour so everyone can goto there Local strech of line and see it pass by.

Also there is a Roumer that the A1 Turst Locomotive TORNADO will make a pass though Bedlington in April i will keep you's posted.

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Sound Good? i will Post Times of the Rail tour so everyone can goto there Local strech of line and see it pass by.

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Also there is a Roamer that the A Durst Locomotive TORNADO will make a pass though Bedlington in April i will keep you posted.

Sounds like two must-be-there events for anyone with a decent camera, and who fancies themselves as a photographer Owen! Look forward to seeing the resulting pictures.

Did anyone put these on the town calendar?

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yes it is confrimed that A1 TORNADO will be passing though Bedlington on the 24th April.

i will be posting times for both when i get access to them.

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24th of April the A1 Turst's loco TORNADO will be passing though bedlington, it will come from down south, stop at newcastle then head up to longbenton jn then to Bedlington then to Morpeth, or it could go Morpeth Bedlington and then back to newcastle, will post route and times when they get posted.

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Does the train stop in Bedlington and have they done the platform up at all ? :blink:

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Does the train stop in Bedlington and have they done the platform up at all ? :blink:

its a rail tour, so its just passing train wont be stopping at any station, its a Railway Enthusitst special

the K1 tour though does stop at bedlington on the mainline to reseve to morpeth.

you'll see the the route when i post it

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its a rail tour, so its just passing train wont be stopping at any station, its a Railway Enthusitst special

the K1 tour though does stop at bedlington on the mainline to reseve to morpeth.

you'll see the the route when i post it

Thanks Owen but is the Station still in a rundown state ?

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Thanks Owen but is the Station still in a rundown state ?

its not safe for passenger use but it is still used as a meeting point for network rail workers.

and its some where for them to store vans etc.

tbh wouldnt take much to put back in to passenger use very quick job.

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heres a few photos of the remains of Bedlington station

Network Rail workers keep there cars there while working in the area.

http://owen-edwards.fotopic.net/p50101313.html

http://owen-edwards.fotopic.net/p51518627.html

few of the over very, not very good pics taken with the old camrea

http://owen-edwards.fotopic.net/p51078459.html

http://owen-edwards.fotopic.net/p51078450.html

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right update on the Railtour.

the Railtour isnt going to Lynemouth anymore due to the new owners of Alcan Rio Tinto.

so the route it will take is.

Newcastle - Newsham - (passes Bedlington)- North Blyth - Westsleek Burn (Marcheys Houses Signal Box) - (passes Bedlington) - Newsham (loco will come back) - Passes Bedlington Again - and goes to Morpeth - Newcastle

Notes.

not sure how far up the North Blyth line it will go, due to Alcan Owning some of the North Blyth Branch, i'd Image it will goto

Cambois and then go back)

When the Loco goes Marcheys Houses it will stop on the black bridge then swap tracks and passes back though bedlington to newsham.

The Train will have the steam engine on one end and a Deisel on the other end.

Will post times when they are posted.

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right then.

for you spotters, these are the times for this saturday

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t10/t0508d.htm

and for those "nomral folk" times are. A stands for arriva and D stands for Depart

Newcastle Central 11.19

Benton N Jc 11.29

Newsham 11.47

Bedlington 11.55

Freemans a 12.06

d 12.23

North Blyth a 12.33

North Blyth d 12.39

W Sleekburn Jc a 12.55

d 13.17

Newsham a 13.31

Newsham d 13.36

Morpeth a 13.57

Morpeth d 14.56

Newcastle Central 15.19

the train will have a deisel on one end and steam engine on the other.

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problem!!! the steam engine has failed!!!

Deisel train will take over the tour.

sorry folks but it happens

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problem!!! the steam engine has failed!!!

Deisel train will take over the tour.

sorry folks but it happens

is there no mechanics to fix it?

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well the "problem" isnt as Simple as that, its Cracked a Cycinder, in Trains, and cars etc, isnt a good thing, weld or recast would be needed.

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well the "problem" isnt as Simple as that, its Cracked a Cycinder, in Trains, and cars etc, isnt a good thing, weld or recast would be needed.

sounds expensive!

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very mate, but it happens, with steam locos, well not just them deisels loco as well.

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are there many places left that fix steam trains?

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are there many places left that fix steam trains?

I think Tyred & Exhausted do.

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Just Depends

Tanfield Railway Restores and runs there locos.

Bowes keep there 2 steam engines going

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Restore/Fix theres.

Bloke at Hepscott Restores them.

other places down south.

but its skill etc, which are going down the pan etc.

so less and less....and its taking longer and longer to restore/fix them.

but its not all gloom and doom.

anyway. just shame about it getting canceled!!!

there is another steam eninge booked on Oct 16th going past bedlington, (i will be on it!)

its funny Blyth and Tyne Railway can go years with out any Special runs and then one year we get loads lol

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