LOCAL TRIP AND ENGINE WORKINGS

The following set of documents are from Stephen McGahon.

Stephen says “These are the South Pelaw/Consett related pages from a list of North East local trip and engine workings. I found these strewn across the floor in Consett North box  (note the mucky footprints on some!), after it had been abandoned. No date I’m afraid as the document wasn’t complete but I reckon they must be from the early 1960s as they have workings to South Pelaw and Pelton collieries which closed in 1964 and 1965 respectively. They also have BR four character headcodes which were introduced in 1961. A remarkable survival I think, as they were around 20 years old when I found them in 1982!”

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

Courtesy Stephen McGahon

One thought on “LOCAL TRIP AND ENGINE WORKINGS

  1. Leonard Rogers

    I don’t know whether these pages all date from the same year but, if they do, it can’t be later than 1962. I say this because 9P67, the Jarrow to Consett oil tanks, is shown as diagrammed for a Q7 and these were all withdrawn “en masse” at the end of 1962. [This was part of a wider cull of steam types across the Regions at this time, ordered, it would seem, by the accountants, as the BTC gave way to the BRB at the turn of the year. Smaller, non-standard classes and, particularly, 3-cylinder types like the Q7’s were hard-hit. The irony of the situation was that numbers of these steam locos had to be reinstated, at least temporarily, to cope with the dreadful winter conditions in January to March 1963.]

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