A Met-Cam unit is seen at Darlington Bank Top on the Crook Service in 1960. Roy Lambeth.
E50748 heads this 4-car set at Darlington Bank Top Station in 1964, in the north end dock where the Bishop Auckland / Crook trains, and prior to 1962 the Stainmore trains, departed from. Roy Lambeth.
The Eastern Region General Manager's Saloon DB975006 / DB975005 is seen at the Rolling Mills, Darlington in the 1970s. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A number of Class 101 units are seen in Darlington DMU depot (DN) that was to the north of the station in May 1976. It had an allocation of mainly Class 101s for local services around Teesside, until the mid-1980s, from when all the north-east's DMUs were concentrated at Heaton (HT) depot, Newcastle. Graeme Phillips Collection.
On 15/07/1977, a 2-car Class 101 awaits departure from Darlington with 1710 to Bishop Auckland. It is in one of the long-defunct bay platforms at the north end of the platform - services to Bishop Auckland now use platform 4, which is the northbound ECML platform. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A mixed livery Met-Camm set at Darlington on November 4th, 1978. E51205 is in plain blue, its partner is in the white with blue stripe refurbished livery. The set will depart with the 3.16pm service to Saltburn. Michael Mensing.
Darlington depot in 1979 - full of Class 101s. Graham Baker.
A Class 101 arrives at Darlington in 1979. Although a rather grainy slide, careful inspection reveals an unusual Tyne & Wear Transport logo just behind the secondman's door. It also appears there may be one on the rear car in the same position. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A 2-car unit in Refurbished Livery departs from Darlington with a Tees Valley local service for Saltburn, circa 1979. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Ex-works E56405 is seen being shunted by 08161 at Darlington on 28/04/79. John Carter.
E50543 + E59224 + E50548 at Darlington on 24/9/80. An ex-South Gosforth BRCW Class 104 during it's short life at Darlington. The 2 northern bay platforms at Darlington, by then just used by Darlington to Bishop Auckland trains, were done away with, one infilled for car parking and the other by the realignment of the down line out of Platform 4. The Bishop Auckland service was extended as through workings to and from Saltburn (or Whitby). The 08 in the background is 08004, the short little bay that the 08 often stood in between station pilot duties is long gone now too. John Carter.
A rare visitor to Darlington on 08/12/1980 was this Lincoln based Derby Class 114 unit E50049 + E56025 on a service to York. John Carter.
On 30-12-1980 E50180 is seen beside the turntable at Darlington, still in use for turning individual DMU vehicles then, and remained in place for may more years.. I made more generous notes on my photos then, so for those interested, the vans to the right are S1702, S94531, S1838 which had been condemned at Darlington after a shunting mishap. John Carter.
Many Class 101s in many liveries! Blue, refurbished and blue/grey vehicles at Darlington depot on the 10th May 1981. Chris Lings.
Outside Darlington depot on the 10th May 1981. Most vehicles are Met-Camms, the one behind the Class 08 appears to be a Class 104. Chris Lings.
E51219 + E56054 call at North Road, Darlington, in 1983 with a service heading for Bishop Auckland. Graeme Phillips Collection.
E53156 at the stops at Darlington on the 31st July 1983. Stuart Mackay.
Darlington DMU depot (code DN) on 24/09/83, then home to an allocation of Class 101s for Teesside services, but closed a couple of years later. The roof of a Class 31 can be glimpsed at the back left. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A Class 101 set in Darlington station in 1984. John Law.
The BLS organised 'Don & Tees' railtour seen at Darlington on the 22nd March 1986. Chris Lings.