Doncaster September 1962

On a sunny September 8th 1962, a series of photographs were taken at Doncaster station. The trains were severely disrupted by an accident the previous evening at Offord involving A1 60123 ‘H.A. Ivatt’.

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 Hull Dairycoates K3 61875 passes Doncaster with the 07:35 Hull to Whitemoor freight whilst an unidentified Peak waits to depart with 1A09 from York/Hull to King's Cross on 8th September 1962. The freight train was due through Doncaster at around 9:30am but is running around 30 minutes late. Many of the trains along the East Coast Main Line were disrupted due to the accident at Offord and BR Eastern Region Control would have been working hard to balance the traffic through Cambridge. 
 Keywords: BR, LNER, K3, Gresley, Freight, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 61875, Black and White
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 Awaiting departure from Doncaster's Platform 1 on 8th September 1962 is Doncaster B1 61003 'Gazelle', with Class 31 D5835 (later 31302) as pilot, with presumably a train to East Anglia via the Joint Line. The Type 2 had been delivered to Sheffield Darnall shed on 26th April 1962, but is recorded as being a Stratford locomotive from 15th September, a week after this photograph was taken.

Two alternative theories as to the working are that the photo was taken at around 11am in the morning and the train is either a Newcastle to Lowestoft or Doncaster to Yarmouth working. The second theory is that it is around 3:30pm and this is the Newcastle to Colchester train. Please contact us if you know better! 
 Keywords: 'Gazelle', 1962, 30A, 31302, 36A, 41A, 61003, B1, BR, Black and White, Brush, Class 31, D5835, Diesel, Doncaster, Eastern, LNER, Passenger, Steam, Thompson, Yorkshire
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 Gresley A4 60025 'Falcon' passes through Doncaster station with the 1A23 08:30 Edinburgh to King's Cross service, having taken over the train at Newcastle. The train was diverted at Peterborough to run to London via Cambridge. 
 Keywords: BR, LNER, A4, Gresley, Passenger, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 60025, Black and White, 1A23, 1962
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 Gresley V2 60950 approaches Doncaster station from the south with what is believed to be the 1N10 10:20 King's Cross to Leeds/Bradford. There is some uncertainty with the idenfication of the working, but given that this was one of the few northbound trains to undergo an engine change at Grantham it is an educated guess! 
 Keywords: BR, LNER, V2, Gresley, Passenger, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 60950, Black and White, 1N10, 1962
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 York (50A) based Raven B16 61448 approaches Doncaster station from the south on 8th September 1962. We are unsure of the identity of the train service, and with many servicesbeing disrupted by the Offord derailment of 60123 H. A. Ivatt the night before, we would be guessing at best. 
 Keywords: BR, LNER, B16, Raven, Passenger, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 61448, Black and White, 1962
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 Gresley A4 60010 'Dominion of Canada' acclerates away from Doncaster with a Leeds to King's Cross train sometime in the afternoon/evening. The engine had worked to Leeds with the 1N02 04:00 King's Cross to Leeds train earlier in the day, but given the chaos surrounding the diversions, it's return to London seems to have been delayed. Given the shadows the best guess is that this is the afternoon 1E13 Leeds to King's Cross service. 
 Keywords: 1E13, 1962, 60010, A4, Black and White, BR, Doncaster, Gresley, LNER, Passenger, South Yorkshire
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 Peppercorn A1 60119 'Patrick Stirling' slowly makes its way through Doncaster on the Down Goods line with the 4S04 14:15 Ferme Park to Millerhill freight., as an unidentified Thompson B1 approaches with a Down express. 60119 had replaced another engine in Doncaster Decoy sidings and would be replaced itself in Newcastle. 
 Keywords: 4S04, 1962, 60119, A1, Black and White, BR, Doncaster, Gresley, LNER, Freight, South Yorkshire
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 A yet un-named English Electric Deltic D9010 emits the trademark blue exhaust as it accelerates through Doncaster station with the 1A47 13:30 Edinburgh to King's Cross service; the 'Heart of Midlothian'. The locomotive was named 'The King's Own Scottish Borderer'on 8th May 1965 at Dumfries, and withdrawn on 24th December 1981. 
 Keywords: BR, LNER, Deltic, EE, Passenger, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 1A47, Heart of Midlothian, Black and White, D9010, 55010

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