East Coast mainliners in the 1950s

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JohnV
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East Coast mainliners in the 1950s

Post by JohnV » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:50 pm

I'm talking Tess-Tyne Pullman and The Northumbrian in particular. I seem to recall that the T-T Pullman was generally hauled by A4s, but which class tended to do The Northumbrian? Further to that, were any particular locos regulars on those trains? Finally, did The Northumbrian have Gresley, Thompson or even Mark 1 stock?
Cheers folks. I know I'll get an authoritative answer.

STAFFORDA4
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Re: East Coast mainliners in the 1950s

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:25 am

Morning John
A good source of info on this is the Yeadon books on Titled Trains of the East Coast (or something like that)
There are 2 volumes with bags of photos therein
From memory early days of the Tees Tyne was an A1 then latterly A4 haulage but of course Heaton and Gateshead had plenty of Pacifics to choose from
Good luck
Eric
PS you’ll be able to find such books on the web I’m sure or they frequently appear at swap meets and toy fairs and suchlike

STAFFORDA4
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Re: East Coast mainliners in the 1950s

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:31 pm

Ok I’ve just put my hand on said book.
“Named Trains on LNER Lines Part 2”
Published by Booklaw 2004 ISBN 1 899624 78 3

JohnV
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Re: East Coast mainliners in the 1950s

Post by JohnV » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:38 pm

Thank you for that. I appreciate it.
Cheers.

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