Friday, April 20, 2007


Click on the title. These pics take me back to many hours spent on Thirsk station, the nearest to the midway between London and Edinburgh and on the longest straight. The Streaks came through at about 80 mph and the keenest eyes took down the shed number as well. IIRC this was not too hard as there were just two. I recall going to see the first diesel hauled train. Later, when I saw Mallard with a slow goods I knew the end was night. The streaks wobbled at high speed. The Elizabethan cane past about 1pm, the Flying Scotsman, an hour later. Up and down were through within 15 minutes of one another. Those were the days.

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