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
DELTIC IN THE CITY
Crossing Dean Street Viaduct and dwarfed by the architecture, 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 and were not recorded, sadly.
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