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The Railway Touring Company "Wensleydale and Durham Coast" tour departed Carnforth-Bentham-Hellifield-Skipton-Leeds-York and returned diesel hauled. Steam motive power between York-Redmire-Sunderland-York was provided "top and tail" by the K1 and K4, the K4 at the north end of the train.

The K4 banking the train towards Redmire with Castle Bolton in the background - Maurice Burns

A couple of videos have appeared on YouTube including the following pair:

https://youtu.be/lZDChXIrA3U
https://youtu.be/DMI6eqU0CGM

Here are some photos from the day:

The K1 at the tail of the short train awaits departure for York on Friday afternoon - Rowland Bingham

The K1 and K4 travelling to York at Hartburn Junction on the Friday evening - Terry Newman

The K4 heads the train at Dalton on ECML - Terry Newman

The K1 at the rear of the train - Terry Newman

The K1 heads the train as it passes over Bedale Crossing on the Wensleydale Railway - Maurice Burns

The sun breaks through passing Finghall station - Maurice Burns

The K4 at he rear of the train leaving Finghall - Maurice Burns

The train climbs away from Constable Burton - Maurice Burns

The K1 hauls the train into Leyburn - Maurice Burns

The K1 passes Preston under Scar with Pen Hill in the background- Terry Newman

The K4 at the rear of the train at Preston under Scar - Terry Newman

Aproaching Redmire, the gradient changes - Maurice Burns

Castle Bolton in sight - Maurice Burns

Leaving Redmire towards Preston under Scar - Terry Newman

Leaving Preston under Scar heading on to Leyburn - Terry Newman

The K1 being serviced at Leyburn on the return leg - Maurice Burns

The K4 approaches the refurbished Scruton Station - Maurice Burns

The K1 passes Scruton Staion - Maurice Burns

Passing Norton West junction - Maurice Burns

The K4 heads the train past Hartlepool Marina - Terry Newman

The K4 heads the train past Hartlepool Marina - Terry Newman

The K1 banks the train past Hartlepool Marina - Terry Newman

Neal Woods hangs out of the cab - Terry Newman

The train heads north up the coast into the gloom - Terry Newman

The K4 at Hawthorn between Harlepool and Seaham- Maurice Burns

The K1 heads the train past Ryhope Grange box - Colin Smith

The train accellerates away from Sunderland - Colin Smith

South bound K1 at Hall Dene, Seaham - Paul Marriner

The K1 at Hawthorn between Harlepool and Seaham- Maurice Burns

The K1 heads the train south through Hartlepool - Terry Newman

The K1 about to depart Hartlepool - Terry Newman

The K1 departing Hartlepool - Terry Newman

At the end of the day, the K1 stands under the smoke hood over the pit at the NRM York - Rowland Bingham

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 21:15