Youthful Days – Part 12b

Youthful Days – Part 12b

Fig 7: Crewe South shed on the school trip with BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 No. 92023, one of the batch of ten 9Fs which were built using the Italian Franco-Crosti system with the aim of producing a 20% saving in coal consumption. This saving didn’t materialise and, between...
Youthful Days – Part 11a

Youthful Days – Part 11a

Fig 1: “Jubilee” 4-6-0 No. 45581 ‘Bihar and Orissa’ storms past Kirkby South Junction and is just about to cross over the Midland line from Pye Bridge on 27th June 1964. Photo Credit: Malcolm Rush. Colourised version Youthful Days – Part 11a In Youthful Days...
Youthful Days – Part 11b

Youthful Days – Part 11b

Fig 10: This is the view from the station footbridge as I returned with my camera on 30th March 1968 at Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Photo Credit: Malcolm Rush Youthful Days – Part 11b So it was on Saturday 30th March 1968 when riding my push-bike to the Co-op to start...
Youthful Days – Part 10

Youthful Days – Part 10

Fig 1: Stanier 8F 2-8-0 No. 48197 takes the former Mansfield Railway at Kirkby South Junction on 13th August 1966. It was the 11 coach RCTS Great Central Rail Tour which started from London Waterloo. It turns out that this was the last train to travel the full length...