BUSY ON THE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE.
55017 "The Durham Light Infantry" at Gateshead West on the diverted 1S12 05:50 King's Cross - Edinburgh (via Carlisle) due to the tragic Penmanshiel Tunnel collapse. 25th June 1979
35028 'CLAN LINE' AT YORK - FLAIR AND FLARES!
35028 "Clan Line" at York on an enthusiasts special. Possibly the Sunday circular jaunt around Leeds, Harrogate and Knaresbrough. And a 'cop' for a young enthusiast! August 1979
55021 "Argyll and Sutherland Highlander" at Ouston Junction on 1A40 2030 Newcastle-Kings Cross. 10th July 1979
UNDER ONE BRIDGE, OVER ANOTHER!
55021 "Argyll and Sutherland Highlander" crosses Plawsworth Viaduct on 1A29 16:35 Newcastle - King’s Cross (substitute HST). 20th July 1979
They're getting shots from thr Keep as 55007 "Pinza" runs into Newcastle Central on the stock for the 1320 Newcastle-Edinburgh. Summer 1979
Class 25 at Sellafield Station on steel train. August 1979
40087 cuts through the heart of the Newcastle business area, traversing Dean Street Viaduct and approaching Manors Station, on the ECS to Heaton Carriage sidings after working the 0730 Edinburgh-Newcastle. It would also work the return 1320 service to Edinburgh. August 1979
45015 at Heaton Station on an ECS Cross Country working. September 1979
A rather shabby-looking 55012 "Crepello" passing through Heaton Station on the stock for the 1320 Newcastle-Edinburgh. The station was disused at this time but you could still get access to the platforms. 25th September 1979
55010 "The Kings Own Scottish Borderer", on Dean Street Viaduct, approaches Manors Station on the 0550 Kings Cross-Aberdeen. 27th September 1979
55003 "Meld" at Manors Station on the empty stock after working the 0825 Edinburgh-Newcastle and scattering the pigeons from their roosts on the soon to be demolished station canopies.
22nd September 1979
Crossing Dean Street Viaduct, 55009 "Alycidon" approaches Manors Station on the 0550 Kings Cross-Aberdeen. The eagle-eyed may notice the Haverton Hill-Leith Ammonia tanks behind the passenger on the slow lines. This was not recorded? 22nd September 1979
55013 "The Black Watch" at Heaton CS on the 0950 Edinburgh-Plymouth. 17th November 1979
55019 "Royal Highland Fusilier" runs through Manors Station on the stock for the 1320 Newcastle-Edinburgh. The circular bed of Marigolds still extant! Autumn 1979
55022 "Royal Scots Grey" passing our train near Scremerston Crossing on the 1425 Edinburgh-Newcastle. This is typical of the North Northumberland coastal strip landscape and within this view are WWII coastal defence emplacements and the distinctive 'Sea House' in the distance. I cannot remember details, but our train appears to be stationary judging from the lack of track blur!
10th December 1979
55018 "Ballymoss" pauses at Newcastle Central among the luggage trollies and the shadows on the SuO 1120 Edinburgh-Plymouth. 16th December 1979
55015 "Tulyar" runs into Newcastle Central on the 2355 Kings Cross-Newcastle sleepers.
40063 at Hilton Bay on the 0810 Glasgow-Scarborough. July 1980
55002 "The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry" at Hilton Bay on the 0950 Edinburgh-Plymouth.
5th July 1980
40199 at Hilton Bay on the 0810 Glasgow-Scarborough. August 1980
Inter City 125 HST at a not-so-sunny Hilton Bay. August 1980
55003 "Meld" at Lamberton Beach on the 0950 Edinburgh-Plymouth. 5th July 1980
40060 at Bensham Cutting on the 0810 Glasgow-Scarborough. August 1980
55015 "Tulyar" at Meadowfield on the SuO 1453 Newcastle-Doncaster. 28th September 1980
55009 "Alycidon" at the High Level Bridge Junction on the 0550 Kings Cross-Aberdeen.
STEAMING, STEAM HEAT!
55003 "Meld" at Shieldfield on the 1320 Newcastle-Edinburgh. 25th October 1980
40057 at Shieldfield on the Haverton Hill-Leith empty ammonia tanks. November 1980
55013 "The Black Watch" at Ouseburn Viaduct on the 0730 Edinburgh-Newcastle.
55013 "The Black Watch" at Shieldfield on the 1320 Newcastle-Edinburgh. 17th November1980
55003 "Meld" at Shieldfield on the 1320 Newcastle-Edinburgh. 18th November 1980
55021 "Argyll and Sutherland Highlander" passes Heaton CS on the 0950 Edinburgh-Plymouth.
18th November 1980
55008 "The Green Howards" at Shieldfield on the 1320 newcastle-Edinburgh. 8th December 1980
The 'Great Bearded One', Albert Gilmour, is at the controls of 55019 "Royal Highland Fusilier" at Shieldfield on the 1320 Newcastle-Edinburgh. An old man once commented as he passed it was a disgrace and a health hazard. I said I was from the 'Chronicle' and getting evidence of the pollution! He nodded his approval and walked on. 11th December 1980
55016 "Gordon Highlander" in full flow at Heaton Sth.Junction on the 1320 Newcastle-Edinburgh. All four tracks are occupied in Heaton Cutting - the result could have been very different!
12th December 1980nn
55008 "The Green Howards" at Newcastle Central on the 1735 Newcastle-Edinburgh.
22nd December 1980
55002 "The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry" at Ousburn Viaduct on the 0910 Dundee-Kings Cross. But who's that up the signal gantry - naughty! 27th December 1980
55016 "Gordon Highlander" at Ouston Junction on the 0722 Plymouth-Edinburgh.
24th January 1981
55004 "Queen's Own Highlander" passes Heaton T&RSMD on the 0825 Edinburgh-Newcastle.
3rd February 1980
40107 at Heaton South Jct. on the 0825 Edinburgh-Newcastle. 31st January 1981
Another 'white one' for Woz! 55007 "Pinza" at Shieldfield on the 0550 Kings Cross-Aberdeen.
3rd February 1981
55010 "The King's Own Scottish Borderer" at Ouston Junction on the 0722 Plymouth-Edinburgh. 13th February 1981
55014 "The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment" at Old Fold on the diverted SuO 1125 Edinburgh-Plymouth. 15th February 1981
55015 "Tulyar" leaves Newcastle Central on the 0950 Edinburgh-Plymouth - you only got this shot on a dull day. The plaque on the nose commemorates the locomotives' participation in the 'Rocket 150' cavalcade held to mark the 150th Anniversary of the original Rainhill Trials. 16th February 1981
55007 "Pinza" at Barley Mow on the 0550 Kings Cross-Dundee. I mostly only took panned shots on dull days, usually at 1/30 0r 1/60th sec. 19th February 1981