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Train spotters dutifully note down the number of D9018 Ballymos passing York on the 'down' train on 13th August 1962.A top lamp iron has been fitted above the headcode panel on the nose to allow the locomotive to carry a named-train headboard.
The diversion was caused by heavy flooding of the ECML in south east Scotland and train services from Edinburgh were rerouted to St Boswells and then via Kelso before rejoining the East Coast Main line at Tweedmouth.
If your own childhood reminiscences include the smell of acrid smoke, hot oil and steam, Roy's 'Rail Cameraman' stories on Page 48 will bring back many pungent memories.
Here Class A4 60017 Silver Fox speeds south through Durham.
Fireman Mungo gets stuck in…the train picks up speed and the clickety-clack or wheels over rail joints increases in tempo. Okay, perhaps 60 mph might be regarded as somewhat pedestrian by today's standards, but it was exemplary in view of the poor state of the ECML at that time.
Here Class A4 60028 Walter K Whigham heads the southbound train through York.
(Below) A nameplate measuring 86½" long, and clearly in ex-loco condition, went under the hammer for £27,000 at a Great Central Railwayana Auction on 13th July 2013.