Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Nov 10, 2018.
Great article this:
NEWSPAPER TRAINS: Read All About It
Not trains made out of newspapers then.
Papier machê thread here....
Papier Mache ... how do you do this?
Trainspotting as a kid (Sandy, KX mainline) there were two locos you always wanted to see. The goods train, came through roughly 8.15 each evening. And the mail train, 5.30 in the morning. Because, for some unknown reason, they always had 'different' engines on to the ones that regularly came through pulling passengers.
Stayed out for the goods train most nights. Stayed up for the mail train, all night, one night. Aged 14.
Days of innocence?
My uncle Peter was the senior signalman at Sandy for years, he loved that job. He was there through the great years of steam.
The Northampton to Market Harborough line is long gone too, apart from a small preserved section which is shared with a cycle path.
A good picture of Manchester in the article, from 1979. Place is a bit cleaner now.
The 0055 Paddington to Swansea was a great train - about 14 bogies ,including a half-brake standard class coach for any travellers. Endless supply of free reading material.
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